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Top Brighton Historic Hotels

Brighton House
4 out of 5
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4.5/5Wonderful! (685 reviews)

"Lovely reception & comfortable room. A very welcoming experience."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Brighton House
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
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The price is £112 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,315 reviews)

"The hotel was clean, well situated and the staff were terrific. Despite the current pandemic, The Grand were well prepared and made me feel that my health was their utmost concern."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

The Grand Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
The price is £92 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Reception staff were excellent. Room was clean, and quiet. Tea/coffee making facilities a bonus every time✅"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
YHA Brighton - Hostel
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4.3/5Excellent! (194 reviews)

"Really nice.. comfy bed.. staff were amazing.. clean and well presented.. Will certainly be going back again"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

YHA Brighton - Hostel
Legends Hotel Brighton
3 out of 5
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The price is £60 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (629 reviews)

"Stayed at Legends many times over the years and in this room my fav. Very clean, fresh well decorated, friendly staff, well stocked bar and plenty room/seating around the bar even with this new norm."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Legends Hotel Brighton
Hotel du Vin Brighton
4 out of 5
2 Ship Street, Brighton, England
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The price is £105 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (507 reviews)

"Wonderful service. Great food. A+ location. Even during pandemic, functioning in disaster finish in style with water bottles and good wishes on departure."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Hotel du Vin Brighton
Malmaison Brighton
4 out of 5
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The price is £114 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Stayed for one night and dined at Chez Mal for dinner and breakfast. Room was very good, bed very comfortable. Dinner was excellent. Staff were very friendly. Only minus point was the scrambled egg at breakfast - had the consistency of porridge and looked like made from powder. We and four tables ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

Malmaison Brighton
White Horse Hotel Rottingdean by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
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The price is £75 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (364 reviews)

"Great location on the South Coast. Very friendly service, great room. Exactly what we needed"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

White Horse Hotel Rottingdean by Greene King Inns
Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
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The price is £94 per night
4/5Very Good! (500 reviews)

"The location is very good. Looks really clean but dirty around the edges. Bed comfortable if you like a soft mattress (which i dont) unfortunately breakfast limited due to Covid items missing for menus but wasnt told alternative were given when questioned."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa
The Old Ship Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is £58 per night
4/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Older building charm. Room was suitable. The tv had a weird voice in the background and the floor lamp was burnt out. It was not a 5 star, but somewhere between a 3 and 4. Food was excellent. Drinks were £££."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

The Old Ship Hotel
Queens Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £70 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Lovely hotel with a beautiful view. Will definitely book this hotel again when we come back to Brighton."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Queens Hotel
Kings Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £62 per night
3.9/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Antiquated water system . No hot water first night .. no water pressure . Helpful staff had it sorted next day but still no water pressure !"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Kings Hotel
Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
149 Kings Road, Brighton, England
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The price is £85 per night
3.6/5Good! (191 reviews)

"We stayed only for 1 night, perfect location. Great check-in the gentlemen was welcoming and made sure we had a lovely room. Super Clean"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel
Hilton Brighton Metropole
4 out of 5
Kings Road, East Sussex, Brighton, England
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The price is £99 per night
3.6/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Superb staff nothing to much trouble Excellent location"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

Hilton Brighton Metropole
The Brighton Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £61 per night
3.5/5Good! (644 reviews)

"Didnt like all the repair work, did like that this tired old hotel is opposites the beach."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Brighton Hotel
Horizon
2 out of 5
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3/5 (112 reviews)

"Nice clean friendly.. quality bed.. few little niggly things..but couldn't moan as for an exceptional price"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Horizon
Royal Albion Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £42 per night
2.9/5 (981 reviews)

"Just stayed one night but excellent value for money and location."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Royal Albion Hotel
Leona House Hotel - Guest house
74 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex
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1/5 (1 review)
Brighton beware!

"The only thing Leona House has going for it is its location but what a wasted opportunity! Wanted a romantic weekend away but this place was so bad, we left early and headed back to London. Dusty grubby room, dirty carpet, grime in the bathroom (if you can call it a bathroom) and cooking smells in ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2009

Leona House Hotel - Guest house
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Brighton

When you take a Brighton getaway, it is easy to choose a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You may be used to your room having all the amenities. But sometimes opting to stay in a more unique location can elevate your getaway. A stay in a Brighton historic hotel allows you to still have a well-appointed room and one with tons of character. Moreover, it provides you the chance to surround yourself in Brighton's past.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you pass through your Brighton hotel's doors, you'll be transported to the past. With their unique architectures and areas steeped in the past, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their modern counterparts. Although these hotels are older, they have many of the modern amenities that help you keep in touch or relax during your stay. You'll find your room furnished with a cosy bed, loads of character, and just about everything else you'll need for a marvellous stay.

After you've checked-in and had time to look around the historic hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by touring the art museums and famous landmarks. Brighton is home to about 5 museums. You'll be able to enjoy your time at locations like the Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, or the Booth Museum of Natural History. You may have to extend your stay to visit everything that interest you. If you need more things to do in Brighton, make sure to read our comments section. You'll find advice on what to see and where to go in this area.

Book Your Brighton Historic Hotel Today

If you are wishing to get the most from your Brighton visit, staying in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your time spent in this historic city. With Expedia's 89 one-of-a-kind accommodations to choose from, you are bound to discover at a great rate. However, just like the past eras you're exploring, these rates won't last indefinitely. Book soon to get your room in one of these landmark properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Brighton?
You’re likely already making plans to see the historically relevant sites during your trip to Brighton. And while you’re here, you can check out the acclaimed theatre scene and scenic seaside. You can also take time at the major shopping area.
What's the best accommodation in Brighton that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Queens Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a full-service spa and a restaurant. Brighton Royal Pavilion is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Legends Hotel Brighton and Horizon.
How many historical hotels are there in Brighton?
Brighton is home to 718 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 106 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical sites and other places in Brighton?
Brighton is notable for landmarks like Brighton Royal Pavilion, Chapel Royal and Brighton Clock Tower. Known for its theatres, cultural venues include Brighton Theatre Royal, Brighton Dome and Komedia Brighton. Other popular sights include Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier.
What is a historic hotel like in Brighton?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can sleep in a building that has an official historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Brighton, giving a sense of history.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value along with how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Brighton have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you might expect, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the amenities found at a contemporary hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Brighton, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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