The Sun Hotel & Bar

Inn in Lancaster
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A fine hotel in a 300-year-old building with a rustic, old-world look that stops at the bedroom doors – beyond them are 16 stylish and contemporary rooms. The pub downstairs is one of the best in town and a top spot for a bit of grub; mains cost between £10 and £12.

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Quick description

This 17th century, luxury, boutique hotel is the only 4-star hotel in the centre of Lancaster, and is superbly situated in the heart of the city centre. The hotel was originally built in the 17th century and is the oldest bar/hotel still operating in Lancaster. With luxurious rooms and comfortable furnishings, the hotel is an ideal base for an upmarket stay in the city. The hotel is situated in the very centre of Lancaster, within yards of the castle and all the city's other attractions. St Martin’s College (University of Cumbria) and Lancaster University are both an easy commute from the hotel. The hotel regularly welcomes many visiting academics from both institutes.

Important information

Due to the architectural nature of the building, there is no lift access to rooms. Staff are happy to help carry luggage.


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet services
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Children television networks
  • Kid meals
  • Street parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Free WiFi available