The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in Brighton

Spend a romantic day at Brighton Pier before retreating back to your sophisticated hotel
Spend a romantic day at Brighton Pier before retreating back to your sophisticated hotel | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Sarah Gillespie

Brighton is known for bringing the party – but it’s also designed with lovers in mind, and a romantic weekend away might just be a perfect idea. Expect rose petals in bathtubs, champagne on request and stellar views from its hotels. Take your pick of the most romantic hotels in Brighton, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Grand Brighton, for soothing rooms

Luxury

Vaulted ceilings with intricate moldings, tall marble columns, chandeliers and a wooden reception desk in the lobby at The Grand Brighton
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This Victorian landmark, built in 1864, faces out to sea, with its back to the bustling Lanes. The 201 refined rooms stretch across seven floors, linked by a sweeping central staircase, and offer a soothing palette of blues, seafront balconies and contemporary furnishings. Upgrade to a feature deluxe sea view room to enjoy luxury Noble Isle toiletries, wireless Bose speakers and a free-standing bathtub in the main bedroom. If you can tear yourself away from the room, stop off at the Victoria Bar for cocktails or the Victoria Terrace for afternoon tea.

2. A Room With a View, for boutique cool

Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse

Classy beige-toned room featuring a white bed, a beige leather couch, a vanity desk and soft rugs at A Room With a View
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Living up to its name, the windows of this four-star Georgian boutique look out to sea from a pretty garden square in Kemptown. The 10 rooms – spread across four floors – are subtly decorated, with generous natural light, rainfall showers and Nespresso machines. The double roof terrace room on the fourth floor is the most delightful of all, with a staircase leading out to a private, decked balcony with incredible sea views. Be aware that this hotel has no lift – but a classic sea view double is available on the ground floor.

3. My Brighton, for delightful themed rooms

Boutique Hotel

A stylish bedroom with a circular bed, a writing desk, TV and bath at My Brighton
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Led by design, My Brighton offers a sensuous blend of contemporary charm and local artistic flare. Fluid curves bring a progressive spirit to functional spaces, with light-filled rooms, custom furnishings and carefully commissioned art. The carousel penthouse amplifies the charm, led by striking shades of rust and red and centred around a lavish four-poster, stand-alone bathtub and an eponymous 300-year old carousel horse – a must for anyone who loves a Brighton themed hotel. The city is right at your feet, as you’re in the heart of North Laine.

4. Drakes of Brighton, for never leaving your room

Boutique Hotel

High-ceilinged room featuring a wooden accent wall, bay windows and red armchairs, at Drakes of Brighton.
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This Kemptown hotel capitalises on its plum seafront location, only a 10-minute walk to the Royal Pavilion. Settle into a roll-top bath with a champagne flute in hand for the best views over the Channel and the twinkling lights of Palace Pier. Looking to impress your partner? Ask the team for rose petals in the tub, in-room massages and even “adult” hampers. Round off your evening at Amarillo Restaurant with red mullet and crab bisque courtesy of former Michelin-star chef Ian Swainson.

5. Hotel Pelirocco, for rock 'n' roll glamour

Hotel

Bohemian-themed bedroom at Pelirocco featuring a canopy bed, a sofa, a hammock and a wall-mounted sound system.
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Brighton’s self-proclaimed “original rock ‘n’ roll” hotel invites you for an adults-only getaway in a salacious themed room – perfect if you’re looking for a themed hotel in Brighton. Think a leopard-printed spa room dedicated to pin-up icon Bettie Page (Bettie’s Boudoir), and a private entrance, mirrored ceiling and dance pole in its flagship Lovers’ Lair suite. Enjoy breakfast in bed if you wake with a sore head, before booking a massage. The hotel is the destination here, but you’ll also find the beach and i360 are two minutes away.

6. The Ginger Pig, for a modern inn feel

Pubs with Rooms, Boutique Hotel

An aesthetic room with grey walls, black and white pictures on the walls, a dark wooden bed frame and minimalist design touches at the Ginger Pig
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With whimsical art prints and a king-sized bed in every room, this classy gastropub on the Hove seafront combines comfort with the contemporary. The Ginger Pig restaurant serves elevated classics, such as 40-day aged Delmonico steak and potatoes roasted in miso seaweed butter, alongside unusual additions such as tempura courgette flowers. After lunch, grab the beach bag that’s free of charge in your room and unfurl a towel on Hove Beach.

7. Hotel Du Vin Brighton, for classy dining

Boutique Hotel

Outside dining area at Hotel du Vin Brighton, featuring fairy lights strung along a wooden pergola over rattan seats and tables.
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Just six minutes from Palace Pier, Hotel du Vin occupies a former wine merchants store among the cobbled alleys and boutique jewellers of Brighton’s Lanes. Inside, you’ll find leather-trimmed beds, free-standing roll-top tubs and walk-in monsoon showers – two of the suites even have side-by-side twin baths. The bistro holds regular wine-tasting events from its enormous selection, plus it serves a mean Sunday roast.

8. Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa, for themed spa treatments

Spa Hotel

Wooden spa tubs in the historic brick-walled basement at Brighton Harbour Hotel
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You’ll spend most of your time in the spa at this seafront boutique in the Lanes. Sink into a subterranean pool, indulge in a lava shell massage or go all-out and book the Grotto for two, featuring a private hot tub, day bed and room service. Elsewhere, tuck into a fairground-themed afternoon tea, which arrives on a Ferris wheel-shaped stand, and features mini hot dogs and raspberry popcorn.

9. Blanch House Hotel, for a classy stay

Boutique Hotel

Elegant room featuring a bed with a dark green velvet skirt, red velvet pillows, a light grey vanity and wardrobe, dark green velvet curtains, a TV and a chandelier at Blanch House
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Escape to this adults-only Georgian boutique, on a quiet residential street, near the Kemptown seafront. Rooms come in a variety of themes, such as Renaissance and Moroccan, while perks include roll-top baths, homemade biscuits and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. Share a Sussex cheese board and champagne in the classy cocktail bar, which also serves up home-baked cream teas in the afternoon. Co-proprietor Kerry is happy to assist, placing flowers or chocolates in rooms for special occasions.

10. The Artist Residence, for boutique charm

Boutique Hotel

Modern bedroom with a futuristic looking metal-frame bed, orange armchairs, a wooden end table and wooden nightstands with clock radios at Artist Residence Brighton
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A buzzy atmosphere permeates this stylish boutique on Regency Square, where textbook hipster bartenders mix limoncello and thyme sours, and Turkish rugs decorate distressed dark wood floors. Each room is different, but all come equipped with retro Roberts radios and Nespresso coffee machines. Every Monday to Wednesday, the Set Restaurant pops up with a 14-course, three-hour dining experience inspired by seasonal British ingredients.

Want to discover more? See our guide to the best boutique hotels in Brighton, and book now on Culture Trip.

Chloe Thrussell contributed additional reporting to this article.

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