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What We Love

  • A charming, sea-facing heritage hotel near Brighton's Pier, with dinner and afternoon tea optionsTucking into tasty British dishes, with views of Brighton Promenade and the sea
  • The beach is almost on the doorstep – close enough to hear the waves lapping from your room
  • The history of this seaside hotel, first built in the 17th century and playing host to numerous celebrity guests

What To Know

  • Rooms could use a little TLC
  • Sea view rooms are noisy at night – especially on weekends – earplugs are provided for particularly light sleepers
  • Free WiFi works well


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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A four-star seafront stay near Brighton's famous pier, with breakfast and a three-course dinner option


When you stay at The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Brighton Fishing Museum and Brighton Beach. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Kings Road Arches and Old Police Cells Museum.


Stay in one of 154 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center or take in the view from a terrace. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. This hotel has 10 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Old Ship Hotel
Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 1NR United Kingdom


3.5 Average 3206 Reviews
Nice weekend break in Brighton
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Very nice room with very attentive staff on reception, housekeeping and in the restaurant for breakfast. We found the bar area a bit feral on Friday night but accept that this is the way for Brighton on a lovely hot summer Friday night. The bar staff seemed somewhat overwhelmed by the demand for their service, culminating in my wife being served a Luke warm Sauvignon blanc,, which didn’t go down a storm!

Good location, great deal
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were delighted with our 2-day stay at the Old Ship. We had a great, clean, spacious and well appointed room with tea, coffee making facilities. Excellent location and good value for money. We would highly recommend this hotel and would have no hesitation in booking again. Friendly and efficient staff and good level of service. Varied buffet breakfast and good food. Only downside, limited dinner menu, on-site parking expensive and small lift needs replacing. Other than that all good.

Birthday night away for myself & partner
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic hotel. We stayed here on a Friday night for my birthday at the end of May. Friendly, warm reception, the way from the reception to the rooms was very old & tired, but do not let that put you off. Room was clean & ideal for 2 for a short stay. We had a lovely birthday card, box of chocs & a couple of cupcakes in our room on arrival. We ate in the Restaurant & the meal was lovely. We bot had Ribeye steaks, which were cooked perfectly as requested. The restaurant manager(I think that is who it was! Young guy in a suit with glasses), is an absolute credit to you. He made sure everything was perfect & took the time to chat to us.

A great stay. Well worth every penny

Another great stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here for only one night this time after seeing Rod Stewart at Hove cricket ground and once again we could not fault the hotel and all the staff. We were able to park our car early but had to wait for the room which wasn’t a problem as it was ready on our return at 2pm. Breakfast was great and we will return again next time we are in Brighton.

Disappointing stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose the ship due to its location and 4 star status. Unfortunately there is nothing 4 star about this hotel. We arrived to check in and the process was very slap dash, payment was taken at check in, we were not offered to set up an account, asked if we would like newspapers delivered or told what time check out was. We got to our room 220 which had a lovely view but was very hot. We dumped out stuff and headed out to the concert we were attending. We came back that evening and as I was getting ready for bed I noticed a toe nail on the floor under the night stand, I was totally disgusted . The room was so hot , we couldnt open the windows as it was nosy (which is understandable being on the front) the ceiling fan was not doing much. The freeview TV only channels that worked were 1 -5 ! I went down to reception the next day and spoke to Lia who was very apologetic and said she would get the room deep cleaned including the sheets. She offered to move us rooms but we had unpacked and it was a lot of hassle. She said she would get the cleaning team to attended within 30 mins and I said fine as we were off out for breakfast. We came back at 11.45am and the room had still not been cleaned, I went back to reception and the gentleman apologised and said someone would be up immediately. He gave us a voucher for 2 free cocktails in the bar as an apology. We came back late afternoon and the room had been hoovered but not cleaned, the sheets hadnt been changed, there were dirty glasses left from the night before. I really didnt want our weekend ruined by me having to moan again! My husband went to use the voucher at the bar to be told they had never seen that voucher before but after some embarrassment they let him use it. Again very hot saturday evening, the towel rail is ridiculously hot there is a warning to say its hot but in the summer I dont think it needs to be on. The bathroom is very tired and the whole rooms needs a refresh. Check out wasnt much better I went and gave the room keys in and the the lady just said yep all paid for. No how was your stay or thanks for staying with us. All in all a very disappointing stay with poor service and poor rooms not what you expect for a £400 stay for the weekend. Least it was sunny which meant we only needed to sleep there !