Good Hotels in Brighton
Brighton is one of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, attracting approximately 8 million tourists every year. It’s a place that’s got a little bit of everything – a charming, cheerful seaside city by day, perfect for a fun family holiday, and a lively, vibrant cultural scene by night that makes it one of the best alternatives to London for a lively night out – from stand up comedy, to theatre, to clubbing, there’s something for everyone here. The city also has four popular festivals – the Brighton Festival, the Brighton Comedy Festival, the Fringe Festival and Pride.
Unsurprisingly, the popularity of the city means there are plenty of hotels in and around the centre – and we explore some of the best hotels in Brighton in this guide.
Where to Stay?
The Grand Hotel, 97-99 King’s Road, BN1 2FW
This hotel’s charm and grandeur has often been overshadowed as a result of its role in one of the most significant moments in British political history – the 1984 IRA bombing. After an extensive restoration process, the hotel reopened in 1986, and today remains one of the iconic buildings of the city’s seafront. The classic Victorian design re-affirms the elegance and sophistication of this proud seaside hotel.
Now under the ownership of the De Vere Group, the hotel offers some of the best sea views in the whole of Brighton, and guests still remain transfixed by the impressive 123-step sweeping staircase that dominates the interior here. The location also adds to the hotel’s appeal – only a couple of minutes from Brighton’s vibrant city centre. For that extra touch of class by the sea, the Grand Hotel has it all.
The King’s Hotel, 139-141 King’s Road, BN1 2NA
Another impressive landmark of Brighton’s seafront, the King’s Hotel is a cheaper alternative for anyone looking to enjoy the sights and sounds of this part of Brighton. Rooms can start from around £45 out of season, but naturally prices can increase significantly in the summer months, so it’s best to book early.
The hotel has an interesting history – it’s a combination of three former private Regency residences, and the hotel itself retains much of the splendour of this elegant period in British design. This is an ideal place for families, as it’s directly opposite the beach and a popular children’s play area.
MyHotel Brighton, 17 Jubilee Street, BN1 1NG
If you think the seaside’s a little overrated, then this city centre hotel may be more appealing – it’s within a minute’s walk to Brighton’s ‘theatreland’, and the culture vulture can do worse than look for a base at this hotel. Whether you’re interested in the latest stand up comedy, touring shows, a delicious dining experience or a night on the town, MyHotel is conveniently placed for all of these things.
This small boutique hotel is situated in the regenerated Jubilee Street, and luxury modern living is definitely the intent with this place. With much of the design work originating from New York designer Karim Rashid, this hotel is at the forefront of cutting-edge, contemporary design.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Old Steine, BN1 1NP
Formerly known as the Royal York, this is one of the best Brighton hotels for anyone looking for a base close to Brighton Pier and the Marine Parade. As with all hotels in the Radisson group, there’s plenty of style and sophistication within the confines of this building.
The hotel has 59 stylish guest bedrooms, and there’s definitely a focus on providing all the comforts of modern life – all screens are equipped with flat-screen TV’s, wireless internet and air conditioning. Max’s Dining Room here should cater to even the most particular of tastes, while some may wish to enjoy a pleasant evening by the cocktail bar.
Premier Inn, 144 North Street, BN1 1RE
Looking for a short Brighton break at a budget price? Well if you’re looking to save the pennies, there’s no need to stray too far from the city centre – this Premier Inn hotel is in the heart of Brighton’s main shopping street, North Street, and just yards from the city’s main retail centre – Churchill Square.
Out of season, prices can start from as low as £29, so if you’re not particularly worried about life’s little luxuries, this is one of the most suitable hotels in Brighton for a budget break. Many of the city’s clubs, bars and restaurants are just minutes from this hotel.
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