Brighton, United Kingdom

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century property is 5 minutes' walk from Brighton Pavilion & less than 10 minutes from the pier
  • The hotel is praised for its "stunning" seafront location by The AA
  • It's in a lively location close to the shops, bars & restaurants of the city centre

90% (200 Member Ratings)

"convenient for everywhere. room was clean etc oarkong was efficient"
Aug 25, 2016
Reading, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Brighton station is a 12-minute walk from the hotel. There are limited parking spaces on site for a fee of £23 per day (subject to availability on arrival). 

Rooms & Rates

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The Old Ship Hotel is in a "stunning" seafront location, says The AA Hotel Guide 2016, less than 10 minutes' walk from Brighton Pier.

This historic 4-star property is an ideal choice for a seaside escape, with a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars on its doorstep. The Lanes -- Brighton's intricate maze of cobbled alleyways, where you'll find a plethora of designer, antique and jewellery shops -- are a 5-minute walk away.

The hotel has previously welcomed guests including Charles II, and retains many of its original features, including the Grade II-listed Regency-style Paganini Ballroom, which was built in 1750. After a £250,000 refurbishment, it  "now boasts majestic interiors with impressive attention to detail," says Square Meal.

The bedrooms are all a decent size and come with desks, TVs and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the front can be a little noisy due to the nightclub directly opposite the hotel. 

The Steak-on-Sea Restaurant serves locally sourced food and has views of Brighton Promenade. It's the perfect place to people watch while indulging in some traditional beer-battered fish and chips. Alternatively, you can relax in the Steak-on-Sea Bar, which serves light meals and snacks. There is also a gym just for guests. 

There is plenty to do in Brighton. The SEA LIFE centre is one of the world's oldest operating aquariums, while the exotic Royal Pavilion is home to some of the finest examples of chinoiserie style in Britain.

From the press:

  • "This historic hotel enjoys a stunning seafront location and offers guests elegant surroundings to relax in" --- The AA Hotel Guide 2016



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub


  • Parking (fees apply)

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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request for babies aged 2 or under, free of charge. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

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.

Additional details: Parking on site is possible for £23 per day.

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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 Most: convenient for everywhere. room was clean etc oarkong was efficient
Other Comments: nithing except a seagull fouled chair we were sitting on and it took the staff forever to clean it up
Pam Aug 25, 2016 Reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The excellent position of the hotel, its décor, friendly staff and excellent food.
Sylvia Jun 19, 2016 Chichester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Staff were really helpful and the location is excellent
Helen Jun 08, 2016 Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The whole package
Other Comments: Lovely character hotel great room very pleasant staff
KAREN Jun 08, 2016 GREENFORD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Excellent service
Other Comments: Great location
stephen Jun 01, 2016 kent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Front of house staff are very helpful and do try to put things right. However, was told that the manager would leave me a note concerning my complaints - never happened. Overall impression is that the front of house staff work hard but, no-one else. Parking is fabulous and the location is superb.
Other Comments: Food in the restaurant - first night dinner a fiasco. I still doubt they have an actual chef. Ordered fish in beure blanc sauce. "chef" thought it would not be suitable as I had said I was lactose intolerant. Instead offered it in a tomato sauce which I agreed to. Unfortunately, I then had hot fish covered in cold pasta sauce, served over spinach which was so wet there was a puddle of water on the plate. Offered a re-order which meant my husband had finished his meal by the time mine came. Towels and toiletries very mean and nasty. TV remote broken and held together with duck tape - consequently didn't work. Duck tape so old it had started to shred. Had to ask 3 times on the 2nd day for the bathroom to be properly cleaned and was told they only did a deep clean between guests - any cleaning would have been good. Tried to book 7.30 dinner second night and was told restaurant full - so booked for 7.45 we were one of 3 couples for dinner that night. More a 3* than a 4*.
Cherie May 28, 2016 Palestine, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The service was wonderful in the restaurant and the food delicious.
Other Comments: Just a little noisy if you are a light sleeper but location overrides that.
Christopher May 21, 2016 Wynn Vale, Australia
Enjoyed Most: The breakfast and Evening 3 course meal was lovely ❤️
Other Comments: Excellent location and friendly helpful staff ❤️
elaine Apr 23, 2016 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good location. Good service. Tired decor. Average food.
Phil Apr 22, 2016 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: Lacklustre bedroom. Cheerful and helpful reception staff. Breakfast was chain hotel ordinary. Night time street noise. Refurbishment during our stay looked promising.
Shandor Apr 14, 2016 Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

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