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

Guest reviews

3.6/5 Good
223 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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


Explore the area

Popular LocationKnebworth Country Park13 min drive
Popular LocationStotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve15 min drive
Popular LocationKnebworth House18 min drive
AirportLondon (LTN-Luton)20 min drive

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  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room (Feature)

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room (Feature)
  • Family Room (for 3)

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsFamily Room (for 3)

About this area


The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns is located in Hitchin. Wrest Park and Stockwood Discovery Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Knebworth House and Welwyn Roman Baths. Wrest Park & Gardens and Benington Lordship Gardens are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Knebworth Country Park - 13 min drive
  • Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve - 15 min drive
  • Wrest Park & Gardens - 16 min drive
  • Knebworth House - 18 min drive
  • Wrest Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Hitchin Station - 17 min walk
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 20 min drive

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/tea 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

Enhanced cleanliness are washed at 60°C or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and enhanced cleanliness
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Hand sanitiser provided
Masks available
Temperature checks given to staff
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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

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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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

American ExpressDiners ClubJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.
  • Contactless check-out is available.

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 this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this inn?
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.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Sun Hitchin by Greene King Inns

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • 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


    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


    • 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