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Top Sudbury Historic Hotels

The Swan Hotel
4 out of 5
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4.6/5Exceptional! (264 reviews)
Wonderful

"It was brilliant. Lovely old place ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

The Swan Hotel
George Inn
4 out of 5
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4.6/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)

"Amazing! However would have loved a cooked breakfast this morning. But food was spot on"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

George Inn
Rectory Manor Hotel
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4.6/5Wonderful! (65 reviews)
Calum M.

"Everything we could have expected! Beautiful and stunning house , it was truly exceptional, Would wholeheartedly recommend, Cannot fault a thing , and cannot wait to return ! Thank you so much 😊"…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Rectory Manor Hotel
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Long Melford Swan
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4.5/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)
Would highly recommend

"Fantastic stay. Lovely room. Delicious food."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Long Melford Swan
The Black Lion, Long Melford
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4.3/5Excellent! (43 reviews)
Nice Cosy Weekend Break

"Good hotel. Food & beverages excellent. Considering the current COVID restrictions the service was very good. Staff very pleasant and engaging. Reservation was prepaid via Hotels.com but was charged again for accommodation by the hotel at check out. Didn't reslise this u til i checked my Amex statement. ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

The Black Lion, Long Melford
The Bridge Street Historic Guest House
2 out of 5
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The price is £55 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
4.2/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"The Garden suite was a garden shed at the end of the driveway with a minute bathroom and constant noise from the busy road. Certainly not worth the money we paid. We were then moved to the Forge suite which was located through a cluttered kitchen and a very untidy overgrown garden. Less noise but ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019

The Bridge Street Historic Guest House
The Bull Hotel Long Melford by Greene King Inns
4.1/5Very Good! (181 reviews)

"Just a couple of nights in this old inn. Beds were very comfortable. The hotel coped well with Covid measures."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

The Bull Hotel Long Melford by Greene King Inns
High Street Farm House
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Long Melford Gem

"Very good hospitality...even a local brew offered for a nightcap. Spacious room, nice antiques and mod tech blend. Very clean and accented by those niceties that the ladies will enjoy Only concern was limited parking but host was accommodating when needed. Good family vibes... everyone on board for ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2012

High Street Farm House
The Mill Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £51 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
3.9/5Very Good! (257 reviews)

"Loved the old building and features.The way it is situated on the river and are room looked out across the meadows beautiful view ."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2020

The Mill Hotel
The Bay Horse
3 out of 5
The price is £40 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar
3.7/5Good! (201 reviews)

"Room was too hot the addition of fans could help in the hot weather. Basic room but very clean. No extractor or window in the bathroom. Great location. Lively pub. Lots of outdoor tables and chairs. I will definitely stay again 😁"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

The Bay Horse
Olde Bull Hotel & Restaurant
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Nice place but don't get your hopes up

"staff were pleasant enough, but we stayed in the honeymoon suite which as you walk in has a carpeted area with a wardrobe, a sink in the corner, a shower (no curtain) and a jacuzzi bath??? The door to the left has a toilet and the door to the right has a four post bed, tv & side cabinets. Breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2012

Olde Bull Hotel & Restaurant
The George and Dragon Inn
The price is £79 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar
3.4/5Good! (56 reviews)

"We have had a really good time at The George and Dragon Inn. We stopped for 4 nights. The room was very spacious and the On suite was nearly as big as the main room. Time hosts were very friendly and would always have a conversation with you to make you feel welcome. The food was very good and a ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

The George and Dragon Inn
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Guide to Sudbury Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just highlighting a sight on the map, it can also be about taking in the history and culture of a place. An ideal way to get a feel for the city's culture is to learn about its history. Exploring the region's museums or landmarks is a good start, but staying in a Sudbury historic hotel can take you back to the past. Pack your bags (no need for a time machine) as your Sudbury historic hotel awaits.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

A visit to one of these Sudbury historic accommodations can transport you to a historic period right from the start. From unique architecture to locations steeped in the past, these surroundings will make you'll instantly think like you are time traveller, not a tourist. Don't worry, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past occupants. Although these lodgings may be older, they have modern amenities to help you relax on your stay. You will find your room outfitted with a cosy bed, lots of character, and just about anything else you'll want for a wonderful visit.

Once you have spent time appreciating the historic hotel's grounds, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by checking out the famed landmarks and museums. Sudbury has 3 museums. With landmarks such as the Sue Ryder Museum, Ancient House Museum, and the Gainsboroughs House Society you will have plenty to see and do during your visit. If you still need more sights to check out Sudbury, feel free read through our review section. You'll find suggestions about what to see and where to go in this place.

Book Your Sudbury Historic Hotel Today

If you wish to get the most from your Sudbury visit, a stay in a vintage hotel will elevate your experience in this historic city. With Expedia's 16 one-of-a-kind hotels to pick from, you're bound to find at a great rate. However, like the past eras you're exploring, these rates won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these unique properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Sudbury?
You’ll probably want to seek out the historical sites during your trip to Sudbury. While you’re here, you can visit the spas and riverfront. And also relish a stop at the lively bars in this relaxing area.
What's the best accommodation in Sudbury to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, The Swan Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Gainsborough’s House is a short 17-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Mill Hotel and The Mill - Long Melford.
How many historical hotels are located in Sudbury?
In Sudbury, there are 60 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 24 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in Sudbury?
Sudbury is notable for landmarks like Gainsborough’s House, Melford Hall and Holy Trinity Church. Natural beauty is on display at Clare Castle Country Park, Kentwell Hall and Great Cornard Country Park. In the area, you’ll also find Newmarket Racecourse and Ickworth House.
What is a historic hotel like in Sudbury?
When you choose a historic hotel, you’ll spend a night or two someplace that has a national historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be turned into a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found in the public spaces and guestrooms of these historic hotels in Sudbury, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of a historic hotel tends to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Sudbury have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, though efforts have been made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Sudbury, you won’t be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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