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Best Places to Stay in Brighton

We’ve selected the best places to stay in Brighton, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and pubs with rooms. With hotel rates provided by our Booking Partners, you can check availability and book.

Bedroom with sea view at the Brighton Harbour Hotel

Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Brighton, East Sussex, England

The Harbour hotel group is known for its smart hotels with spas in traditional British seaside resorts such as Salcombe, Sidmouth and St Ives. The Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa is a relative newcomer to the group. It’s located in a prime spot on Brighton’s seafront making it a great base to explore all that this lively town has to offer. Bedrooms are smart and contemporary with comfy beds, lovely soft linen, a seating area and spectacular sea views. What makes a Harbour hotel stay so enjoyable are the little touches and the delicious food – there’s complimentary sherry and gin in your room, White Company toiletries, Nespresso machines and fluffy bathrobes. Take time to relax in the subterranean spa: a grotto-like space with hot tubs, sauna, steam room and small pool.

Foodies will love:

  • Cocktails in stylish Harbar
  • Dinner in The Jetty waterfront restaurant. Try the Fruits de Mer

Rooms from £65 a night.

Malmaison Brighton

Malmaison Brighton

Brighton, East Sussex, England

Nestled amongst the restaurants and bars dotted around Brighton Marina, you’ll find the Malmaison Brighton hotel. It’s a colourful, contemporary and trendy hotel with a fabulous waterside location. After a day exploring Brighton (a 30 minute walk away), relax with a sundowner on the deck overlooking the yachts moored in the marina. Rooms come with rain showers and some have their own private balcony. If you plan to enjoy Brighton’s legendary nightlife, there’s a handy 12pm check out.

Foodies will love:

  • British & French inspired dishes in the Brasserie. Try the steak
  • Outdoor dining on the terrace

Rooms from £79 a night.

Bedroom at the Artist Residence Hotel Brighton

Artist Residence Hotel

Brighton, East Sussex, England

If you remember the first series of Alex Polizzi’s, The Hotel Inspector, this is the original Artist Residence Hotel. Its clever owners now have a handful of artistic boutique boltholes in London, Oxfordshire and Penzance. In Brighton, the Artist Residence is a unique place to stay in this vibrant seaside town. It’s quirky, cosy and stylish. Each of the 23 bedrooms in the period property is individually designed. You get a paired down look with lovely toiletries, Smeg fridges, Le Creuset mugs and Roberts radios. The location is excellent. Both Brighton seafront and the popular Lanes area are just a 5-minute walk away.

Foodies will love:

  • Cocktails in the quirky bar
  • The creative and inspiring food in the café

Rooms from £94 per night

Room with sea view Drakes Hotel Brighton

Drakes Hotel

Brighton, East Sussex, England

With one of the best restaurants in town, Drakes Hotel is a great place to stay in Brighton for food lovers planning a weekend break away. For the last 9 years, the restaurant has consistently received the highest score for a Brighton restaurant in The Good Food Guide. Once two Georgian townhouses, the boutique hotel stands opposite Brighton’s seafront and its iconic pier and ferris wheel. Many of the sleek and glamorous bedrooms have freestanding baths and sea views. Shop ‘til you drop along Brighton’s famous Lanes and then soak in the tub with a glass of fizz and watch the world go by. Super comfy beds, fluffy pillows, crisp linen, White Company bath products all say romantic weekend getaway, too. Start with a cheeky cocktail in the bar before dining in the elegant restaurant. Perhaps the Sussex wagu beef fillet with foie gras, oxtail ravioli, parsnip purée and Madeira jus?

Foodies will love:

  • The modern British cuisine in Drakes restaurant
  • Delicious breakfast dishes including eggs Benedict

Rooms from £90 a night.

bedroom Kemp Townhouse Brighton

Kemp Townhouse

Brighton, East Sussex, England

It started life as a guesthouse in 1864 and today carries on the tradition. Relaxed, stylish and informal, Kemp Townhouse makes a good base for a weekend break in Brighton. It’s close to Brighton pier and the town’s main attractions and the beach is a 1-minute walk away. The boutique guesthouse is small with just 9 rooms and one public room where they serve breakfast. Expect lovely towels and linen, big comfy beds and stylish, but compact, bathrooms. A nice touch is a carafe of complimentary port in your room.

Foodies will love:

  • Tasty made-to-order breakfast dishes
  • Exploring the good restaurants nearby

Rooms from £59 a night.

Living room The Charm Hotel Brighton Sussex

The Charm

Brighton, East Sussex, England

The Charm Hotel lives up to its name. You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome if you choose this cosy boutique B&B for a weekend break in Brighton. Situated on a quiet street in Kemptown, The Charm is well positioned for the Lanes with its shops and eateries and for Brighton’s seafront. The rooms in this Grade II listed building are stylish and spacious. You get large comfy Hypnos beds, padded headboards, soft bed linen, fluffy towels and organic toiletries. Some rooms have sea views.

Foodies will love:

  • Freshly cooked breakfast dishes including eggs Benedict and eggs Royale

Rooms from £63 a night

Room at The Ginger Pig Pub in Hove Brighton

The Ginger Pig

Hove, Brighton, East Sussex, England

Foodies flock to The Ginger Pig pub in Hove for its imaginative British dishes and convivial atmosphere. Local restaurateur, Ben McKellar, is a Brighton food star. He opened his flagship restaurant, The Gingerman, on Norfolk Square, back in 1998. His family-friendly contemporary pub in Hove conveniently has 11 elegantly furnished en-suite double rooms. Minutes from the beach, it’s the perfect tonic for a delicious break by the sea. You get a super-smart bathroom with an over-sized shower or standalone bathtub, a comfy bed with a Hypnos mattress and a coffee machine to help kick start your day. Top-notch food awaits in the smart dining area. Perhaps lemon sole Grenobloise with Puy lentils and roast cauliflower followed by rhubarb and custard pavlova? Breakfast is available for an extra charge. Alternatively, seek out one of Hove’s many excellent cafes and eateries.

Foodies will love:

  • Sipping a ‘glass of Sussex’ from local Ridgeview Wine Estate in the garden
  • Tucking into traditional dishes created using the best Sussex produce

Rooms from £100 a night.

The Claremont Brighton

The Claremont

Hove, East Sussex, England

If you want to stay away from the centre of hip and happening Brighton but still have quick access to the town, try The Claremont in Hove. It’s a mile-long walk along the seafront or a quick bus ride. This double-fronted Victorian villa is home to a 5-star boutique B&B with 11 spacious bedrooms. Some have four-poster beds. Expect bright and fresh décor, lovely bed linen and heavenly pillows. The owner’s love of art means there are often paintings and sculptures on display by local artists (available for sale). As for eating out, there are interesting restaurants and pubs nearby including The Ginger Pig.

Foodies will love:

  • The award-winning breakfast with plenty of choice
  • Vintage Afternoon Tea in the pretty walled garden

 

Rooms from £65 a night.

Bedroom with freestanding bath Hotel Una Brighton

Hotel Una

Brighton, East Sussex, England

This independently-run hotel is a little Brighton gem. The Hotel Una is a converted Regency townhouse rich on period features but distinctively contemporary and quirky in style. It offers 20 individually designed rooms each with their own character. For an extra special weekend break, book yourself into one of its spa rooms. They come with whirlpool baths and a private sauna. Massages can be arranged in advance. The location is ideal for exploring Brighton on foot. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but there are interesting eateries nearby including The Salt Room.

Foodies will love:

  • A pre-dinner cocktail in the bar. Try a Regency Julip made with Sussex elderberry port
  • The choice of breakfast dishes including a Full English

Rooms from £115 a night.

Bistro Hotel du Vin Brighton

Hotel du Vin

Brighton, East Sussex, England

You’ll find the Hotel du Vin along a little cobbled street in Brighton’s popular Lanes area. It’s in a good spot for hitting either the shops or the beach. It has everything you’d expect from this small chain of hotels for wine lovers. A central courtyard for al fresco dining with a vine-covered pergola; a luxury suite named after Cristal Champagne, with its own private roof terrace; a bar and a bistro. There’s a well-stocked wine cellar (although, when we last checked, it didn’t include the excellent English sparkling wine produced in Sussex). Bedrooms come with rain showers, perhaps the signature Hotel du Vin roll-top bath, under floor heating and posh coffee machines.

Foodies will love:

  • Classic French dishes served in the bistro. Try the moules frites
  • The cheese trolley with its selection of British and French cheeses

 

Nineteen

Nineteen

Brighton, East Sussex, England

For a homely B&B stay in a Victorian townhouse, try Nineteen in Brighton’s Kemp Town. From here it’s a 3-minute walk to Brighton Pavilion and the Lanes. This intimate Guest House has just 7 rooms but each one has its own unique character and pared down style. If your goal is to chill out completely, book into the Japanese Courtyard Room. It has its own Zen garden, an outdoor wooden bathtub and Rituals bath products. There’s no bar or dining room so a Continental breakfast is delivered to your door each morning with the option to order a cooked breakfast from a local café.

Foodies will love:

  • Breakfast in bed each morning
  • A complimentary Bloody Mary at the weekend

Rooms from £100 a night.

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