Hallmark Hotel Chester, The Queen

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Why We Love It

  • It's set in an imposing Victorian building that's rich in history
  • It's opposite Chester railway station, within easy reach of the city centre
  • Its restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes & an extensive cocktail menu
  • There is a fitness suite on site


Map & Directions

Chester railway station is opposite the hotel. There are regular trains from Manchester Airport to Chester (changing at Crewe) that take around 1.5 hours and cost around £22. Alternatively, expect to pay around £50 for a taxi. Car parking at the hotel costs £10 for 24 hours (Monday-Thursday) or £15 for 24 hours (Friday-Sunday).

Rooms & Rates

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Set in a substantial Victorian building opposite Chester railway station, this 218-room hotel offers a historic place to stay that's within easy reach of the city centre. The hotel was built to cater for first-class rail passengers, and since opening in 1860 has welcomed famous faces including Charles Dickens and Lillie Langtry. The Grade II-listed building retains plenty of period charm, including an impressive 4-storey staircase with an ornate cast-iron balustrade and a statue of Queen Victoria above the porch.

From the hotel it is less than a mile to the historic centre of Chester, with its boutiques, bars and restaurants -- some of which are housed in the distinctive Rows (Chester's unique 2-tier covered walkways). A walking tour of the city walls, which were started by the Romans between 70 and 80AD, offers a unique perspective of the city.

The hotel's King's Grill is a smart 2-AA-Rosette restaurant. Its menu changes with the season, and there's an emphasis on using fresh local produce. Its extensive cocktail menu is said to be the longest in Chester. For something less formal, the Waiting Room bar & lounge serves light bites, sandwiches and gastropub fare.

The hotel, which is licensed for civil ceremonies, has Italian gardens and a courtyard to enjoy, plus there are leisure facilities including a small gym.

Some rooms are situated in the original hotel building, others in a new building that's accessible via a covered walkway. Some have Victorian antique furniture and 4-poster beds. King Emperor Suites on the seventh floor have excellent city views.

From the Press:

  • "It's a fantastic base for a fun weekend in Chester." -- The Sun

  • "It couldn't be better located -- just a few minutes' stroll into the city." -- The Sun



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per night on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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