7 Top Brighton Boutique Hotels Close to the Beach

June 15, 2017

Brighton's new age persona isn't only found up and down the high street, there are some seriously funky and chic hotels to choose from here too.

The seaside town of Brighton is full of quirky, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, but the eccentricity doesn’t end there. For the true ‘Brighton experience’ why not find a boutique hotel with all the features you could wish for?

From home cinemas to breakfast in bed, we’ve got you covered.

1. Hotel Una

Natural woods of room

Photo credit: Hotel Una website

  • Address: 55-56 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FF
  • Highlights: Modern and unique interiors with stunning artworks on display
  • Close to: Churchill Square Shopping Centre and the British Airways i360 viewing tower

Located just off Regency Square, Hotel Una is a stone’s throw from Brighton’s seafront, right by the old West Pier and the relatively new i360 viewing tower, where you’ll get stunning 360 degree views of Brighton. The hotel is named after the Una River in Croatia, and the 19 rooms follow suit with names like Danube (luxury room), Usk (superior double room) and Rhine (small double room). The natural theme doesn’t end there though, with contrasting textures and natural wood making up a large part of the individual but modern decor. Opt for the luxury ‘Quaile’ room where you’ll benefit from a freestanding bath, walk-in shower and even a full home cinema.

Small Double: from £115 per night
Large Double: from £140 per night
Superior Double: from £150 per night
King Suite: from £185 per night
Luxury Room: from £220 per night

2. Blanch House

Blanch House

Photo credit: Blanch House website

  • Address: 17 Atlingworth St, Brighton BN2 1PL
  • Highlights: Inclusive breakfast with everything from a full English to smoked salmon or scotch pancakes
  • Close to: The Lanes and the seafront

Dubbed ‘Brighton’s Original Boutique Hotel’, Blanch House has 12 individually styled rooms to suit every traveller. The decor in each room remains contemporary and cosy whether you’re keeping it simple in Orchid (a cosy double room) or splashing out in Legacia (a feature double room). Located on a Georgian terrace in the heart of vibrant Kemptown, you’ll be a short walk from the seafront and the famous Brighton Pier, as well as at the heart of Brighton’s lively food and drink scene.

Cosy Double Room: from £95 per night
Superior Double or Twin Room: from £109 per night
Feature Double Room: from £169 per night

3. Nineteen Brighton

Breakfast tray
  • Address: 19 Broad St, Brighton BN2 1TJ
  • Highlights: Discounts for those staying more than three nights and for NHS or UK Armed Forces Workers
  • Close to: Brighton Pier, The Lanes and the Royal Pavilion

If you’re a fan of breakfast in bed (who isn’t?) you’ll love Nineteen. With a continental brekkie brought to your room each morning - including vegan and gluten-free options - you’ll feel like royalty. Or, if you like your morning meal cooked to perfection, pop around the corner for a home-cooked breakfast at Morris & Jacques Café. Of course it’s not just the breakfasts that get people coming back to Nineteen. With sea views on offer, a large collection of artwork and that ‘home-from-home’ feeling, there’s good reason this 200 year old Victorian townhouse is such a hit.

Double Room ‘The Den’: from £100 per night
Double Room: from £105 per night
Japanese Courtyard Room: from £133 per night
King Room: from £133 per night
Superior King Room: from £147 per night

4. Fab Guest

Building from street
  • Address: 9 Charlotte Street, Brighton BN2 1AG
  • Highlights: The work of local designers and artists throughout
  • Close to: Brighton Pier and the seafront

Describing itself as having the ‘hipster chic of Shoreditch’, Fab Guest has 14 uniquely decorated rooms spread over five floors in the heart of Kemptown. While the hotel offers cheaper rooms than many of its competitors, there is no compromise on luxury. Neon lights and bold patterns and prints are what Fab Guest is all about, and the decor just screams ‘fun’. This is epitomised by the Fab Room, which offers a freestanding bath, king-sized bed and a balcony.

Nice Single Room: from £59 per night
Nice Double or Twin Room: from £89 per night
Really Nice Double Room: from £99 per night
The Fab Room: from £139 per night

5. Snooze

Room 71 interior

Photo credit: Snooze website

  • Address: 25 St George's Terrace, Brighton BN2 1JJ
  • Highlights: Summer special offers are available for those looking to stay a few nights
  • Close to: The seafront and The Lanes

With six en-suite double rooms and two 70s-style suites, Snooze is located in Brighton’s Kemptown. Voted ‘the funkiest and most unique guest accommodation in Great Britain for 2016 to 2017’ by the AA, this award-winning boutique hotel has plenty of rave reviews and its bespoke luxury vintage decor makes it easy to see why. Opt for suite 71 or 72 if you’re after a real luxury stay and benefit from shag-pile carpets and stunning design. Top it all off with a freshly cooked breakfast each morning, no matter which room you choose.

Snooze Room: from £95 per night
Snooze Suite: from £115 per night

6. MyBrighton

Mango lassie
  • Address: 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
  • Highlights: The hotel benefits from an authentic Indian restaurant and intimate cocktail bar
  • Close to: Brighton Station and Churchill Square Shopping Centre

Located in the heart of Brighton, eclectic decor is intrinsic to the charm of MyBrighton. The Carousel room (studio suite) for example, features a carousel horse in the centre of the room and offers a steam room, workstation and open plan lounge area. Even the cheaper rooms have plenty of quirky decor on offer with funky patterns, colours and designs adorning the walls and floors. Guests can benefit from the on-site restaurant and cocktail bar, the latter of which offers masterclasses for up to six people.

Standard Double: from £90 per night
Superior Double: from £110 per night
Deluxe Double: from £130 per night
Studio Suite: from £260 per night

7. Malmaison Brighton

Flowers in street
  • Address: Waterfront, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton BN2 5WA
  • Highlights: Pet friendly and recently renovated
  • Close to: Brighton Marina and a short walk from the pier

Located slightly outside of the city centre by the Brighton Marina, Malmaison Brighton is the newest addition to the Malmaison family, offering modern decor, free wifi and 24 hour room service. Guests can indulge at the Brasserie for breakfast, lunch and dinner accompanied by sea views. What’s more, it’s pet friendly, so you won’t have to leave your furry friends at home.

Twin and Double Inland View: from £99 per night
Double Sea View and Mal Club: from £129 per night
Mal Club Sea View: from £149 per night
Deluxe Club Sea View: from £179 per night

What's your favourite boutique hotel in Brighton? Let us know by tweeting us @travioor or post a comment on Travioor's Facebook page

Megan Trigg Megan's love affair with travel began in 2010 when she visited New York. Since then, she has amassed an extensive bucket list, with her travel highlights including trips to Cuba and Canada.