Brighton Hotels and Accommodation
(Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England, UK)
As a leading seaside resort, the accommodation scene in Brighton and Hove is especially seasonal, with hotels being at their busiest during the summer holidays in July and August. Much of the lodging in Brighton is traditionally Victorian in character and many of the most desirable hotels generally overlook the beachfront itself.
The biggest selection of B&Bs and similar accommodation options are to be found on the eastern side of the Palace Pier, being just a short walk away from the Old Steine Roundabout and next to St. James Street. For a taste of luxury, the sumptuous De Vere Grand on Kings Road is the only five-star hotel currently residing in Brighton and was actually bombed by the IRA in 1983, in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Tory cabinet. Needless to say, the De Vere Grand was soon completely restored and remains the top place to stay in the whole of Brighton and Hove.
At the opposite end of the lodging scale is the Best Western Brighton Hotel on Kings Road, which is a Grade-II listed building situated alongside the beach and just across from the West Pier. A particular feature of the Best Western is its lounge and bar, which arguably boasts some of the best sea views possible.
Slightly more expensive accommodation comes in the form of the Jurys Inn on Stroudley Road, which resides on the northerly outskirts of Brighton and is just a short distance from the action. More centrally located is the magnificent three-star Royal Albion on the Old Steine, and the Queens Hotel on Kings Road, both of which offer enticing summer packages and discounts.
Other popular accommodation choices on Kings Road include the Holiday Inn Seafront, the Ramada, the Thistle Brighton, and the UMI, all of which stand right next to the golden sands.