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Overview of The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns

3 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKnebworth Country Park14 min drive
    Popular LocationStotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve18 min drive
    AirportLondon (LTN-Luton)21 min drive
    Popular LocationKnebworth House23 min drive

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Single Room

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room (Feature)

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room (for 3)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Double Room

No guest room rating
  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area


The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns is located in Hitchin. The New Maynard Gallery and Shuttleworth Collection are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Knebworth House and Wrest Park & Gardens. Benington Lordship Gardens and Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Knebworth Country Park - 14 min drive
  • Wrest Park & Gardens - 16 min drive
  • Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve - 18 min drive
  • Wrest Park - 22 min drive
  • Knebworth House - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Hitchin Station - 17 min walk
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 22 min drive


  • The Half Moon - 3 min walk
  • The Coopers Arms - 4 min walk
  • Taste Buds - 5 min walk
  • Sukawatee - 6 min walk
  • Kazoku - 7 min walk

About this property

The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns

3-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a business centre are available at this smoke-free inn. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 22 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service (during limited hours) and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers and ironing boards.
The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns offers 22 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Ballroom

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Russian

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 4 November 2020 to 16 May 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns located?
Situated in Hitchin, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Knebworth Country Park, Knebworth House and Wrest Park & Gardens. Chiltern Hills and Sundon Hills Country Park are also within 12 miles (20 km). Hitchin Station is 17 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 38 out of 222 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 97 out of 222 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 52 out of 222 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 27 out of 222 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 222 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness
Room was ok, but too warm: with windows open there was a lot of noise from the car park. Whole place is in need of decoration, particularly corridors with their 70s magnolia woodchip. Worst part was breakfast - not ready at 8.15. Had to wait 20 mins for order to be taken, the additional 20 mins to arrive.Ordered coffee and eventually a box of instant sachets arrived with two jugs of hot water. Brekfast room is not attractively positioned with a view of air conditioning and loading bays of nearby retail buildings. This hotel has great potential but for the moment it's massively disappointing.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Christmas break, literally No room at the Inn !!
Where to start ? 1. the unanswered phones, and "broken" answerphone. 2. the unattended reception area (was 11pm), took us 40 minutes to find someone who worked at the Hotel. 3. the booking, a double room for two nights, and only a single available. 4. When found, the temporary Duty Manager was incredibly helpful and managed to source another location for us to stay for these two nights. Thank you Joe. We have complained to Greene King who have informed us that there is a new General Manager who is addressing these issues. Hopefully the next time we visit the area this unpleasant experience can be overwritten with a better one.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel, nice town, hotel is older and could use more amenities. Food in restaurant was delicious, especially enjoyed the Sunday roast. Pub was nice, warm and friendly. Nice shopping in the town market area, very quaint and an easy train ride from London. We were there to attend a local Christmas folk concert which was wonderful.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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