Whether you're treating yourself in your home town or wanna upgrade the staycation game, you might as well explore some local bars. From swanky venues touting live drag entertainment to watering holes that serve up bespoke bevvies, there are plenty to choose between. So check out 8 of the best boutique hotels in Brighton and where to drink nearby.
Located on the town's iconic beachfront, The Grand Brighton is a real looker. Boasting first-class views of the ocean, deluxe sea-facing bedrooms adorned with contemporary furnishings and an award-winning afternoon tea, this spot has it all. And if you're in need of entertainment nearby? Get stuck into Brighton Music Hall's drag shows and lip-smacking cocktails.
A hub that really does it all is Downs Hotel Brighton. Located in Woodingdean, this country escape has a great selection of laid-back rooms from £81 per night, which boast rustic features and wacky artwork. It also has a pub that offers everything from roast dinners to afternoon tea and cocktails. To top it off, there are showings of the footie or rugby across the HD screens too.
Drakes - Sidewinder
A boutique spot on the seafront, Drakes Hotel Brighton has gained quite a reputation for honeymoons and elevated staycations alike. Step inside one of the chic rooms, where you'll be met with large windows and rich furnishings, like deep red tones coupled with designer bedding. The options are pretty endless on the drinks front, as there's a cocktail bar downstairs or Sidewinder just a few minutes down the road.
The Old Ship Hotel - Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three
Fronting historic interiors and even a spooky cellar for those who fancy dining among the dead, The Old Ship is up on our list of the best quirky Brighton hotels. This King's Road hotspot has plenty of cosy rooms starting at £88 per night, including ones with showstopping sea views. And if that's not enough? Just a two-minute walk away is Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three - an immersive prison cocktail experience.
Hotel Du Vin Brighton - The Mesmerist
Searching for Brighton's best hotels? Then head down the iconic cobbled alleyways of The Lanes to Hotel Du Vin. With walls splashed in mint green hues, roll-top baths and an alfresco restaurant with vine-covered pergolas, there's lots to do at this luxury gem. To add a little extra pizzazz to your staycation, The Mesmerist is just a stone's throw away and flaunts live entertainment or Sunday roasts.
Artist Residence - Easy Tiger
Set across four floors of a Regency townhouse, Artist Residence Brighton is definitely adding a dash of quirky to the town's hotel scene. What makes this staycation hub extra special is that every room is unique, with some even offering balconies touting gorgeous views over the West Pier too. You can always try out Sabu Joseph's Indian menu down the road with a pint in hand at Easy Tiger.
Brighton Harbour Hotel - The Tempest Inn
When it comes to Brighton spa hotels, the Harbour on Kings Road is bound to impress. Take a dip in a Scandinavian hot tub or opt for a natural sea salt body treatment, all before treating yourself to a tipple at the in-house venue, HarBAR. But, if you're really in the mood for something tasty, The Tempest Inn is a quirky venue that offers vegan eats, alongside cool cave interiors.
Queens Hotel Brighton - East Street Tap
With front-row views of the iconic pier and 94 spacious rooms starting at £79 per night, the Queens Hotel Brighton is a great all-rounder. Whether you're popping by for a romantic stay or fancy booking out one of the many private spaces to celebrate a special occasion, this gorgeous hub is sure to hit the spot. Craving a pint? East Street Tap - a New York-style watering hole is just down the road.