Hastings is among the most iconic and welcoming of the country's coastal towns, and is home to plenty of excellent hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs.
Hastings Hotels: Stay in a Historic Town
Hastings' rich history dates back to the 8th Century. It's undoubtedly best known, however, for the Battle of Hastings, which saw the beginning of the Norman conquest of England. Since that famous battle of 1066, the town has thrived as a fishing port and, more recently, as a tourist destination. There are plenty of hotels in Hastings to cater for the guests that flock to this historic town in the summer.
The town of Hastings comprises three real centres. The grand and peaceful St. Leonards lies to the west, and a lively shopping district lies in the centre. Off to the east is undoubtedly the most charming part of Hastings - the Old Town.
The Old Town's streets are picturesque, with narrow alleyways and half-timbered houses. This historic part of town is also home to some of the town's foremost attractions, as well as a sprinkling of historic Hasting hotels, inns and B&Bs.
Explore the Attractions from Your Hastings Hotel
In addition to the excellent shopping, eating and drinking on offer in the centre of Hastings, visitors are also treated to an array of attractions. Top of the list for first-time visitors are the Shipwreck Museum and the Fishermen's Museum, both of which detail the town's rich past. The lively fish market demonstrates how to town continues to embrace its fascinating heritage.
Elsewhere in town, visitors can ogle the remains of William the Conqueror's first castle on English soil. There's also a thriving local art scene, with a number of galleries in central locations.
Top Hotels in Hastings
Hotels in East Sussex are typically of a very high standard, and those in Hastings are no exception. The Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel enjoys a fabulous seafront location, and can't fail to impress guests with its stunning Victorian architecture. The Old Town is also full of small and intimate bed and breakfasts, if you prefer something more homely!