Brighton is a town that’s never short on fun. A growing clutch of cool boutique hotels is swiftly changing the city’s longstanding sleazy image — even Soho House has nabbed a venue in Madeira Drive — and ocean-facing grande dame, the Grand, has undergone an exquisite refurbishment. That said, if you want quirky, we have plenty of hotels to fit the bill; also, fabulous residences with notable restaurants and cocktail bars where you can mingle with locals.
Even better, compared to other UK cities, room rates are generally reasonable, and free wi-fi is always on tap. Two points to bear in mind: parking in Brighton is a pain (some hotels offer discounted vouchers; few have garages), and with a busy road running beneath sea-facing properties, it’s worth picking a room with a view that guarantees double glazing.
Main photo: the Victoria bar at the Grand, Brighton
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