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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


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Aaron B

Couldn't fault our stay at the old ship hotel, from checking in to checking out it was all very easy with excellent staff. Room was very nice, comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay on the seafront with easy access to the lanes

Suite with remarkable views

My accommodation in the suite was comfortable and the views of the sea were outstanding.
Some details were missed - areas of cleaning particularly in the bathroom, some decor a bit tired and coffee tray could be updated to a coffee maker for this luxurious suite.
Plenty space for a family as bunk beds in second bedroom. A couple wanting to celebrate with a special room wouldn’t be disappointed the views from the 3 large windows are worth it alone.

*I was a disturbed by 2 maintenance men letting themselves into the room - according to the duty manager they had knocked but I hadn’t heard them - being in the furthest bedroom. It may be an idea to check who has checked in before entering rooms after checkin time. Duty manager didn’t seem too worried about it and told me to use do not disturb sign. It was a situation that shouldn’t have happened and a discount or drink from the bar as an apology might have been a nice offer.

Average hotel, poor nights sleep.
Vic M

Great location, being close to the seafront however that’s also its downside. Next to the hotel is a chip shop which is open until the early hours of the morning. My wife and I were woken several times by drunk people gathering at the chip shop for their post drink kebab and chips. We were woken at 1am, 3am, 4:30 and 5am. The hotel looked a little shabby, carpets and soft covering on chairs could do with a deep clean. Walls were bashed by years of suitcases being bumped into them and the fit and finish of fittings in our room was poor. To counter this, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was very good. Staff were friendly.