Fodor's Expert Review The Sumner

54 Upper Berkley St., Marble Arch, London, W1H 7QR, England See on Map

Visitors to the Sumner are greeted by the impressive façade of the property’s beautiful Georgian townhouse. Inside, historic details are complemented by contemporary rooms that keep things simple, yet homely. Superbly located in the central village neighborhood of Marylebone, the hotel is close enough to walk to Oxford Street and Hyde Park, making it an ideal spot for tourists.

The hotel has a garden that guests can relax in when the weather is warm enough.


Decorated in neutral tones with occasional wall art to spice things up, the rooms are comfortable rather than inspiring. Still, they’re spacious and the large windows leave them feeling bright and airy.

YOU SHOULD KNOW For those who want a little more luxury at the Sumner, Deluxe rooms come with a higher class of furnishings for a higher price.


Bathrooms may be a little compact but the spotless, tiled interior is all you could ask for. Walk-in showers feature in the en suites.


Forget the lobby and take up residence in the hotel’s large lounge room on the ground floor, which comes complete with cozy open fire and views of the street.


A buffet breakfast is included in the price of rooms.


Getting Around

Marylebone is a fairly leafy central London neighborhood home to an array of independent boutiques and cafes so spend some time exploring on foot. The closest Underground station is Marble Arch from where you can ride the Central Line further into the West End or towards West London and Notting Hill.


Blow the budget on unforgettable Italian food at the nearby Michelin-starred restaurant Locanda Locatelli (4-minute walk). If you’re being more careful with the purse strings, go to Fischer’s (15-minute walk) Viennese brasserie to be charmed by the old-world atmosphere.


If rum’s your thing then you don’t want to miss Burlock (10-minute walk), the Cuban-inspired neighborhood bar that makes the spirit its specialty. A slick, contemporary meeting point for the area’s cool crowd, the Marylebone (12-minute walk) is the place for cocktails and DJs.


If you’re on a budget but after a hotel in one of central London’s most enticing neighborhoods then the Sumner is a worthy choice. The rooms are spacious and fairly priced for an area close to the West End that’s brimming with things to do.


20 rooms
Breakfast Yes
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar No
Cafe No
Room Service No


Phones: 020-7723–2244

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