A Guide To Hotels In Brighton
Brighton has always been a popular seaside destination, particularly with Londoners looking to get out of the big smoke for a few days and enjoy the fresh sea air. As a result, cheap hotels and bed and breakfasts have sprung up across Brighton to cater for all tastes.
All sorts of accommodation options have become available, including low cost budget hostels, pet friendly bed and breakfasts just minutes from the sea front, quirky, boutique hotels like Drakes Hotel and the Hotel Una, as well as holiday let apartments and gay-friendly hotels, so there is plenty to choose from for your next stay.
Getting to, from and around Brighton
Trains to Brighton from London go from Victoria, London Bridge or London Blackfriars stations, all of which also have connections with Gatwick Airport. The Gatwick Express train also runs London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and on to Brighton.
Things to do in Brighton
Brighton has always been a popular choice for holiday makers looking to enjoy a summer break in the UK. Even today, during May to August, city dwellers flock in the thousands to enjoy the sunshine by the sea, and with Brighton Pier, various cafes and bars dotted along the beach, deck chairs for hire and loads of other things to do, a trip to the beach should definitely be on your list.
While you're down there, you should also take a trip on the British Airways i360, an observation tower that takes you over 160m into the air to enjoy a birds eye view of Brighton and its surroundings.
For those looking for a bit more adventure, activities like sea kayaking, surfing and paragliding can be organised, and if you're into ghosts and ghouls, one of the towns night ghost walks will talk you through Brightons history.
Whatever you are visiting Brighton for, staying in a hotel along the seafront not only allows you easy access to awesome beaches and promenade strolls, it also puts you within easy reach of all that Brighton has to offer. Shopping within the Lanes is also another popular activity, with plenty of smaller boutique shops and flea markets to grab yourself a bargain. Brighton is also popular for stag and hen dos so bear this in mind when staying the weekend.
Where to stay in Brighton
There are a number of areas you could stay in Brighton depending on how you plan to spend your time. If it's a seaside holiday with the family, you may prefer to enjoy the facilities of a holiday park, which cater for kids and adults well. There are a number of holiday parks along the south coast of England that you may prefer to a stay in Brighton town centre.
For a weekend break, seafront hotels such as The Old Ship Hotel or The Grand Hotel across the road from Brighton's famous pebble beaches are a great way to stay, with walking distance to Brighton's main attractions and shopping areas.
East of the pier is an area brimming with independently run bed and breakfasts and just a few minutes walk from Brighton Pier, the Sealife Centre and Royal Pavillion, once the seaside home to King George IV.
And if you ever hear people talking about the lanes, it's a trendy shopping area of Brighton town centre. The Hotel du Vin, popular for cool, romantic stays is just a few minutes walk from both The Lanes and from the seafront. You may also prefer the quieter town feel of Hove, a 30 minute walk from Brighton Pier along the promenade.