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The Old Ship Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
1,684 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    West Street
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Brighton Centre
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LGW-Gatwick)
    44 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    The Old Ship Hotel is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Hove Museum and Art Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina. Check out an event or a game at American Express Community Stadium, and consider making time for Brighton Sea Life Centre, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing and nightlife.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      West Street - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Brighton Centre - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Brighton Royal Pavilion - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Churchill Square Shopping Centre - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Brighton Beach - 6 min walk

    Getting around

    • Brighton Station - 13 min walk
    • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 44 min drive


    • The Wardroom — 1 min walk
    • The Mess Deck Bar — 1 min walk
    • Buddies — 1 min walk
    • Pho — 2 min walk
    • Sticky Mike's Frog Bar — 2 min walk

    About this property

    The Old Ship Hotel

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, coffee/tea in a common area and 24-hour room service are on-site. All 154 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and ironing boards.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


    • Parking (limited spaces)
    • Valet parking (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Food and drink
    • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 16.95 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Pool table
    • Fitness centre/gym
    • Bicycle rentals nearby


    • Lift

    Guest Services

    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry service
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Concierge

    Business Services

    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business centre


    • Terrace


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • In-room accessibility
    • Assistive listening devices available

    Room amenities


    • Rollaway beds (surcharge)


    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries


    • Flat-screen TV
    • Digital channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Iron/ironing boards
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Desk

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Golfing nearby

    Where to eat

    Where to eat
    The Wardroom – Al fresco dining fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering British cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.
    The Mess Deck Bar – Bar. Open daily.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    2nd annual visit; will stay again

    We stayed here in 2018 and liked it so much we booked again. The location is very convenient for the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier, and the Motor Club time trials. The outdoor seating area at the front is a great place to people-watch. The included breakfast is substantial and varied. I was particulalry impressed that an item Ieft in our room was promptly located and posted back to me at at a nominal charge

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019


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    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The old ship is a georgian building which has a lot of character.the staff are excellent,polite and helpful and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasure to stay there

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent


    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


    Nice old property in general. Car park attendant is a very nice kind man, a really nice gentleman, Hotel is nice, but my room was quite tired indeed, bedroom was rather old fashioned and out of date to be honest. Curtaining and net curtains were quite old, especially the net curtain. Carpet was horrible, old and stained badly. Bathroom was nice but the hot water must have taken at least 7mins to get it warm, towels were grotty. Needs a complete refurb.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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