$70-$90 – Hythe Member Favourite Hotel

The Hythe Imperial
Travelzoo Staff

The Deal

Limited-time rate

The AA Hotel Guide 2017 praises the hotel's "stunning sea views" and "prominent position" on the Kent coast

  • $70-$90 per night ... 7, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24-25 Sep; 3, 8-9, 15, 17-18, 29-30 Oct; 1-2 Nov

Why We Love It

  • The AA Hotel Guide 2017 praises the hotel's "stunning sea views" and "prominent position" on the Kent coast
  • You can dine in the AA-Rosette-awarded Coast Restaurant or sip champagne cocktails in the Moët & Chandon Bar
  • Folkestone is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and Dover's port takes 20 minutes


The Hythe Imperial hotel is a 4-star retreat set along Hythe's stretch of shingle beach in Kent. The property was constructed in 1880 as a railway hotel, and is now coming to the end of a long-term renovation project.

Hythe belongs to The Confederation of Cinque Ports -- a collection of maritime towns that once provided military support to The Crown. Reminders of Hythe's past are everywhere -- the Royal Military Canal runs just behind the hotel, and keep an eye out for the Martello Towers, which were built as a defence against a Napoleonic invasion. Sandgate Castle is also less than 10 minutes' drive or 45 minutes' walk away.

You can hop on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway -- a 13-mile-long line with miniature steam and diesel trains -- which has been running between Hythe and Dungeness for almost a century. Romney Marsh, an expanse of 100 square miles dotted with towns, once submerged beneath the English Channel, is two miles west of the hotel. The hilltop town of Rye is 40 minutes' drive away, and Dover is 20 minutes' drive.

"This imposing seafront hotel is enhanced by impressive grounds including a 13-green golf course and pleasing gardens", according to The AA Hotel Guide 2017. Other facilities include a gym, a spa, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a swimming pool.

You can sample seasonal British cuisine in the AA-Rosette-awarded Coast Restaurant, or dine in the in-house Indian restaurant. The Moët & Chandon Bar opened in 2016 for service Wednesday-Sunday, and serves a variety of wines and cocktails.

From the press:

  • "This elegant hotel with a rich history stands looking out across the Channel from its prominent position on the seafront" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds and infant's cot/crib are available and free of charge for children aged 15 and under and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Breakfast supplement for an extra child is not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. It will apply as follows: £7 per child aged 3 to 11, and £10 per child aged 12 to 15. Children aged 2 and under get breakfast for free.
See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed, except registered guide dogs.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

$70 / night


When You Can Go

Until 2 Nov

Enjoyed This
(235 Member Ratings)
Sep 05, 2017
milton keyunes, United Kingdom

Getting There

The A259 is a couple of minutes' drive from the hotel and Junction 11 of the M20 is 10 minutes' drive away. Hythe railway station is five minutes' drive or 25 minutes' walk away. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(235 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hythe Imperial Hotel Limited over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
mary Sep 05, 2017 milton keyunes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
mary Sep 05, 2017 Milton Keyunes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience.
Other Comments
Excellent hospitality.
Harry Sep 01, 2017 Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room with sea view
Other Comments
Lovely stay but you need to improve the cleaning of rooms and move coffee machine so it is usable
Naomi Sep 02, 2017 Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely spacious building with very good facilities
Diana Sep 04, 2017 Canterbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room and very good customer service
Patricia Sep 05, 2017 Crawley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
yes very grand and beautiful
Gloria Aug 28, 2017 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
seymour Aug 31, 2017 Caterham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is very clean, staff are friendly and the room was very clean and comfortable with air-conditioning and three windows.
Other Comments
Fantastic Location for the beach , canal and town centre, we couldn't have wished for better.
Toni Aug 30, 2017 Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our room was fantastic. Everything looked very recent. It was big, with three sea facing windows, modern bathroom with a huge walk in shower. Certainly the best seaside hotel room we have stayed in for a long time.
Pamela Sep 01, 2017 ELY, United Kingdom

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