Providing ensuite accommodation close to the City Centre and all amenities


Just a short distance to the city centre and all the attractions Chester has to offer, including the famous racecourse, largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, 1000-year-old Cathedral and Chester Zoo. Chester is also a shopper’s haven and bustles with many cafes, bars and restaurants. Only minutes from the new Chester Theatre 'The Storyhouse'.

Accommodation is offered in double ensuite bedrooms, but can also be booked for single occupancy and include tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi. ( Televisions are temporarily unavailable). Large double bedded rooms with a limited number of enabled access rooms are available. If you require an enabled access room please include the details in the 'Additional Information' section of the booking form.

History to the present day

Former Travelodge Hotel now used for University students.

Food and Drinks

The City of Chester centre is less than 413m away offering a multitude of differing styles of restaurants and bars.

Grounds and gardens

Nearest municipal multi storey car park is 50 metres.

Other facilities

Wifi is available free and subject to availability but does not form part of the reservation payment. 

(We are currently experiencing technical issues and consequently our bedrooms do not have a functioning TV facility although the room may still have a wall mounted set)


Disabled access available for some rooms

21st century buildings

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Children welcome

Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

No Official Rating



Free broadband access (wifi)

No luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included


Central heating

Bring your own travel cot

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Sumner House, Chester - Reviews


Based on 79 reviews
Service 4.2
Rooms 3.7
Value 4.4
Overall Experience 3.9

Room was basic but clean. Friendly welcome and overall very very good value for money for a central location. Would recommend
Miss Sarah M

Excellent value
Mr Michael C

Excellent value for money. Clean rooms, great location in centre of Chester, friendly staff at front desk. Will definitely stay here again
Mr Joseph B

This is the second time I have stayed in Sumner House. Very well situated for the centre of Chester, the staff on the reception desk are really helpful. Wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else when visiting Chester.
Mrs Ann Elizabeth S

A great place to stay if you just want a no-frills room for a visit to Chester. Staff were great, room was clean and comfortable.
Mrs Julie H

Welcome desk and security attendants were excellent, professional and friendly. Convenient location Supermarket next door, right in the centre. The room was on the 5th floor, with a side view of the city, clean, quiet for studying and cosy with good heating.
Miss Yuria M

It was a very nice stay - we enjoyed....
Mrs Martina Z

Very comfortable room - helpful staff. Well situated for centre of Chester and the bus station. Would definitely book Sumner House again. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Mrs Ann Elizabeth S

Great location and cost
Mr Colin M

Excellent value for money and centrally placed with a friendly welcome
Mr Mike A

Arrival Info

Address: Sumner House, Delamere St, Chester, ChesterCH1 4DS, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:30 (11:30pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 08:00 (8:00am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

The accommodation is manned 24hrs a day. No luggage storage available prior to or after the above times.


By Car: Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53. London and all the major regions of the UK are easily accessible from the city. Sumner House is situated along Delamere street, just off Northgate street. Sat Nav - CH1 4DS

From the North> M6>M56>A540 until you reach the Fountains roundabout and Northgate street.

From the East M6>A500>A51>A5268 until you reach the Fountains roundabout and Northgate street.

From the South >M6>M54>A5>A483>5268 until you reach the Fountains roundabout and Northgate street

Access to Local Municipal multi-storey car park is 20m past Sumner House.

By Train: Chester mainline station - 1/4mile

By Bus: Chester main city Bus station -200m

By Air: Manchester or Liverpool Airports - 35 miles approx (45 mins by car)