Brighton, once known as London-on-sea, is famous for its exciting vibe and diverse outlook on life. Not afraid to be different, the town (in the city of Brighton and Hove) attracts tourists and those looking for a good time by the sea. Whether it’s exploring the nightlife, sunning yourself on one of the beaches or enjoying unforgettable shopping in the famous Laines, Brighton has a lot to offer.
Brighton also has a lot to offer anyone looking for a hotel stay that will add to their enjoyment of this fine coastal location. Here’s BoutiqueHotels.co.uk guide to the boutique hotels in Brighton…
Hotels mention in this article
- Kemp Townhouse – 21 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, BN2 1PL
- Blanch House – 17 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, BN2 1PL
- The Charm Boutique Hotel – 20-21 New Steine, Kemptown, Brighton & Hove, BN2 1PD
- Snooze – 25 St George’s Terrace, Brighton, BN2 1JJ
- Drakes – 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE
- Hotel Una – 55/56 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FF
- Hotel du Vin – 2 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD
Kemp Townhouse (*****)
Brighton’s only five star rated guest house offers superb levels of comfort in the beautiful setting of a Grade-II listed building. The Kemp Townhouse (*****), pictured top and below, in Atlingworth Street can trace its history all the way back to a hotel on the site in 1864. Fast forward 150 years and owners Rob and Paul have created a stunning guesthouse with nine sumptuously furnished rooms.
This elegant boutique hotel also benefits from its excellent location close to the seafront, with the pier, the famous lanes and numerous other things to see and do just a short walk away. Rooms at the Kemp Townhouse range from a cosy single up to a stunning third floor room with large bay window overlooking the sea, four poster bed and a two-person bath. A range of delicious breakfast options are on offer , which can be brought to your room at no extra cost, using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible including free range bacon and sausages from the Brighton Sausage Company.
Prices from £65 per night – book now
Sophisticated five star luxury at the Kemp Townhouse
Blanch House (***)
Just a few doors down from the Kemp Townhouse is the Blanch House (***) , a three star hotel in a Regency townhouse that is described as “Brighton’s original boutique hotel.” The hotel has twelve impeccably furnished rooms, all individually named and individually styled. The most sumptuous of the rooms is the Perrier Jouet room which boasts an Emperor-size bed (6’6″x6’6″), a roll top bath, a walk in shower and sea side views.
Prices from £73 per night – book now
Described as Brighton’s “original boutique hotel”
The Charm Boutique Hotel
This Grade II listed, 200 year old property in New Steine, in the Kemptown area of Brighton, has been transformed into a smart, sophisticated boutique hotel. Care and attention has been paid to the design of each of the 25 guest rooms at the Charm to create an exceptional – and charming – place to stay with stylish furniture and original pieces of artwork throughout. The Charm is but a stone’s throw from the pier and indeed some of the rooms enjoy sea views.
Prices from £72 per night – book now
Also in the Kemptown area of Brighton is Snooze (****) – one of the funkiest B&Bs in Brighton, if not the country. Packed with vibrant and colourful design, this is a place to stay which combines vintage styling with modern luxury. Snooze has eight rooms in total, each uniquely designed to provide a memorable escape in Brighton just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. The two suites pay particular homage to the 70s. Whether you were there the first time or want to discover 70s chic for the first time, with this Snooze, you won’t lose.
Prices from £69 per night – book now.
Snooze B&B in Brighton
With an enviable location on Brighton’s Marine Parade, Drakes (****) looks out across the English Channel making it one of our top boutique hotels with sea views. Each of the twenty rooms at Drakes has been individually designed, all of them to a very high standard. Every room comes with White Company toiletries, a waffle robe, complimentary Drakes slippers and a cafetiere with freshly ground coffee and a selection of Twinings teas. Look out for the stunning feature rooms with their free standing baths in front of gloriously large windows overlooking Brighton Pier.
Prices from £95 per night – book now.
Freestanding overlooking Brighton Pier at Drakes, Brighton.
Hotel Una (*****)
Situated in the beautiful Regency Square right by the sea at the West Pier, Hotel Una (*****) offers guests a stunning place to stay. The rooms are all named after rivers of the world such as Aragon, Danube, Rhine and Jubba. Room sizes range from “small” through to “premier luxury duplex” and feature modern decor with strong lines. Beautiful freestanding baths, modern lighting and furniture from suppliers such as the famous Heal’s all add to the luxurious feel of this beautiful family-run establishment.
Prices from £115 per night – book now
Stylish interiors at Hotel Una in Brighton.
Hotel du Vin (****)
Anyone who has experienced the comfort of a Hotel Du Vin knows that it’s always worth considering if your destination is lucky enough to have one, and Brighton’s Hotel du Vin (****) certainly doesn’t disappoint. Located in Ship Street, this 49-room hotel sprawls across a collection of mock Tudor and gothic buildings and is sumptuously furnished throughout. If you have budget for it, check out the stunning Loft Suite with an incredible 8ft by 8ft bed and private terrace with terrific sea views.
Prices from £109 – book now.
Hotel du Vin Brighton