Pride: The Best Hotels In Brighton
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Pride: The Best Hotels In Brighton

Looking for a place to rest your head after a wonderful day of seaside activities? Look no further

Brighton Pride – which celebrates and promotes equality for the LGBTQ+ community – will return on 5 and 6 August 2023, though Brighton is a wonderful seaside destination to visit year round. Whether you’re planning to stop by for Pride this summer or just a staycation in a lovely hotel, here is the C&TH pick of the best hotels in Brighton.

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The Best Hotels in Brighton

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Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence – Regency Square

The story of the Artist Residence group began thirteen years ago when Justin and Charlie Salisbury first met as students. Justin’s mum, who’d just bought a Brighton guesthouse in need of renovation, was seriously injured in an accident and 20-year-old Justin stepped in. Having no idea how to tackle the redecoration, he filled the listed townhouse with artists, asking them to decorate the rooms in return for free board. And so the first Artist Residence, successful and buzzy, was born. It was soon joined by four more: in Penzance, Pimlico, Oxford, and Bristol. The Brighton original has sea views and retro-style bedrooms, ranging from tiny crash pads to a huge suite. The two newest art bedrooms were designed by Ben Eine and Pure Evil, while artists Maria Rivans, Charlie Anderson, Fox Fisher and Jessica Albarn have designed four other fabulous rooms. There’s also the Clubhouse, a relaxed neighbourhood hangout serving breakfast, drinks and small plates.


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The exterior of Hotel du Vin, Brighton

Hotel du Vin Brighton – Ship Street

Nestled in Brighton’s iconic cobbled Laines, Hotel du Vin’s Brighton outpost is a lovely seaside escape. There are 49 rooms and suites available – some with spectacular views – kitted out with soft Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels, roll top baths, and monsoon showers. Outside, the courtyard’s vine-covered pergola offers al fresco dining – simple, robust dishes prepared with local, seasonal ingredients. Or head to the bar, with cosy leather armchairs, for a delicious cocktail and a choice between over 100 whiskies and rums. Situated in the heart of Brighton, Hotel du Vin is a luxurious place to rest your head following a long day celebrating Pride.


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Outdoor seating overlooking the harbour at Malmaison Brighton

Malmaison Brighton – Brighton Marina

Situated right on the water, Malmaison Brighton boasts 73 boutique bedrooms, all with large, comfy beds to flop into after a long day at Pride. Here, you are close enough to make the most of the city – with the beachfront, Marina and Brighton Palace Pier all at your fingertips – but the calming presence of the ocean makes for a restful break, too. In Malmaison, the Chez Mal Bar is home to delicious cocktails – or take a seat in the conservatory at the elegant Chez Mal Brasserie for a view across the English Channel as you tuck into British and French-inspired cuisine. 


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A light and airy bedroom with open balcony doors overlooking the sea

The Grand – Kings Road

At the centre of the Brighton seafront stands The Grand – and it has stood there since 1864, becoming an iconic Brighton fixture. Seven floors are set around the original dramatic sweeping staircase, evoking old Hollywood drama and opulence. The beautiful sea-view rooms – ranging from classic singles to King Suites – are spacious with luxury finishes, comfortable for the whole family including the dog. For an extra £30 per night, your furry friend will be treated like royalty with a bed, blanket, water bowl and treat on arrival. Head to Cyan, The Grand’s main restaurant, for classic British cuisine – or try The Grill for laidback luxury, with award-winning chefs. For a coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening, try The Victoria Bar & Lounge. 


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a double bed with foliage design and bay window with table and chairs

One Broad Street

This Smart hotel in the heart of Brighton has attention to detail at its heart: keycode locks, luxurious 2000 pocket mattresses, superfast wifi. Want to know what’s going on in the local area? Check the handy in-room tablet for all the information you need. Need a morning pick-me-up? Your luxury coffee maker will serve you well. With a focus on unique, industrial-inspired design, your room is sure to be unique and carefully crafted. And, only two minutes from the beach, the famous Brighton Palace Pier, and a short walk from the Lanes, One Broad Street is the perfect base for any Brighton explorations.


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