Brighton is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK and it’s an ideal place to get away for the weekend. Fortunately, there are plenty of hotels to lay your head down for a night or two. Whether it’s a beauty spot on the seafront, or a hidden nook few people know about, Brighton has it all.

Staycations remain on the menu for many Brits as travelling further afield is still a little up in the air. Can you go somewhere or not? Will you get stuck in quarantine if you do go or the status changes? It’s all very confusing.

At least when you go on holiday in the UK you know what you are getting. Brighton, also known as ‘London by the Sea’ is one of the country’s hottest staycation locations thanks to its thriving community. We’re taking a closer look at the best hotels in Brighton for a seaside getaway that have plenty of extras thrown in.

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A Room With A View

Guests at A Room With A View can enjoy just that; somewhere to relax and take in the beauty of the sea from the comfort of their luxury bed. Although a boutique hotel, A Room With A View offers plenty of what you would expect from a much larger establishment. Relaxing in style is ever so easy with the complimentary bathrobes, towel warmers and walk-in wet rooms.

The hotel is right in the heart of Kemp Town but, more importantly, it’s right by the seafront. Guests can enjoy overlooking the English Channel from the comfort of their room, or take the short walk down to the beach and breathe in that crisp sea air.

Situated just a stone’s throw away from Brighton city centre (just a 10-minute walk), hotel guests can be in the heart of the action in no time. The best pubs in Brighton are right on your doorstep, guaranteeing plenty of entertainment for your short stay.

If a hearty breakfast is what you’re after, then A Room With A View won’t disappoint. Hotel guests can enjoy a traditional full-English or, keeping with the fanciful theme, choose a smoked salmon breakfast. Anyone looking to work off their breakfast and stretch their legs can also visit the great outdoors with the South Downs National Park only a short drive away.

Best for: sleeping with a view of the sea.

41 Marine Parade, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1PE

Blanch House

Step into Blanch House’s grade II listed Georgian guest house. Blanch House is just a minute’s walk from Brighton seafront and a stone’s throw away from the city centre.

Each room in Blanch House is uniquely styled but they all come with the luxury and comfortable furnishings you would expect from a boutique hotel. All rooms boast homemade biscuits as a welcome gift and a complimentary breakfast is served every day. Ideal for romantic getaways, the hotel is also available to book out in its entirety should you wish to make the magical moment extra special.

Anyone looking to venture into the city can expect to be where the action is in a matter of minutes. Pubs, restaurants, bars and shops are all just around the corner and only a short walk from Blanch House.

Best for: immersing yourself in the city.

17 Atlingworth St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1PL

Hotel Una

Just an hour away from London on the train, Brighton is the ideal escape from the big city for the weekend. Hotel Una is a perfect destination for London escapees looking for a change of pace. The hotel is a short walk away from Brighton train station with plenty of relaxing options inside.

Each room at Hotel Una has been decorated with its own theme and they have been named after rivers from around the world. Some rooms even offer luxury features like a sauna, hot tub or balcony.

Guests at the boutique hotel don’t even have to leave the building as the hotel has everything they could ever wish. A relaxing getaway in every sense, the hotel offers spa and cinema rooms, while there is a cocktail bar serving drinks all year round. If you do want to venture outside, there are plenty of top-notch restaurants, pubs and shops all within walking distance of Hotel Una.

Best for: staying in and unwinding.

55-56 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FF

Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel and Spa

The hustle and bustle of Brighton city centre isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you prefer to take things at your own pace then Wickwoods Country Club and Spa offers a peaceful retreat within close range of the bright city lights. The country club has first-class facilities that give you a slice of tranquility nestled in West Sussex’s stunning countryside.

Located between Brighton and Haywards Heath, Wickwoods’ spa is the perfect place to enjoy a few hours or even a full day of indulgence. Rest and recuperation are the main reasons for checking into Westwood but there are also plenty of activities on offer. Anyone looking for first-class indoor and outdoor tennis, group exercise classes or swimming are in for a treat at Wickwoods.

Relaxing and unwinding go hand in hand with great food, and Wickwoods brings on the banquet in style. The country club’s flagship restaurant, The Glass House, brings an array of laid-back British and European classics. Food courses don’t stop there, though, and guests can go for afternoon tea with the wonderful West Sussex countryside just a glance out the window.

Best for: tennis, leisure and spa facilities in an idyllic woodland setting.

Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel & Spa, Shaves Wood Ln, Hassocks BN6 9DY

Red Brighton Blue

If you visit any seaside town or city in the UK you can expect to find B&Bs with character and style. Brighton is no different and Red Brighton Blue is one of the best-rated guest houses in the city.

All rooms are comfortable and equipped with an ensuite, even the single rooms. This recently furnished guest house combines a great location with all the character you expect from a Georgian townhouse. Red Brighton Blue is set over five floors with a private courtyard offering somewhere quiet to relax.

Located between the Brighton Marina and the city centre, guests at Red Brighton Blue have the best of both worlds. Brighton Marina has a collection of eating and drinking establishments, entertainment venues and shops. There is also the opportunity to hire a boat from the Marina and head out onto the water.

No trip to the seaside is complete without a visit to the amusements. Brighton Pier is less than 10 minutes away on foot, with food and drink available along the boardwalk. Right at the end of the pier is the Dome Arcade, which offers classic amusement games and rides, including a ghost train and waltzers.

Best for: access to Brighton Marina and the city’s famous Pier.

7 Charlotte St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1AG