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Area Guide - Best Western Brighton Hotel

3AA Assessed Hotel Ratings explained
143-145 Kings Road , Brighton, BN1 2PQ
The Grade II listed BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel is one of the best hotels in Brighton where you are guaranteed a welcome and is located directly on the seafront, opposite the famous West Pier and band stand. Just a short walk to the main shopping areas, the Lanes, conference centre and just a stones throw from the beach the BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel the perfect hotel in which to stay whilst in Brighton. Brighton railway station, with direct connections to London, is only 20 minute walk or short taxi ride away.

The elegant lounge and bar have perhaps the most enviable sea views of any hotels in Brighton. The hotel boasts 55 well-appointed rooms, many of which command direct sea views and are equipped with all the facilities expected of a quality hotel.

Directly opposite the BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel on the beach is a wonderful children’s play area complete with paddling pool, swings and sand pits.
High speed wireless internet access is available free of charge in all our rooms and public areas.
As an AA Metro hotel we offer Dinner in The Salisbury Restaurant available Wednesday to Sunday 6pm till 9.15pm and our Lite Bite Menu which is available 7 days a week from 12pm till 5pm.

We're extremely proud of the breakfasts we provide. Along with the traditional full English platter, we also do a mean pancake stack, layered with yogurt and fresh berries! If you prefer, try our homemade granola, whole kippers from the Rye or poached Haddock from Newhaven. Whatever you fancy, well set you up for the day.
Monday –Friday 7.00am-10.00am
Saturday and Sunday (and bank holidays) 8.00am – 11.00am

Lite Bite Menu
Available 7 days a week from 12pm to 5pm. All dishes are homemade by our Executive Head Chef Tim Strachan

The Salisbury Restaurant
Our new Restaurant offers a contemporary menu and superb wine list, with fantastic views over the sea and the famous Brighton Bandstand and West Pier providing a memorable backdrop. All dishes are homemade by our Executive Head Chef Tim Strachan.
Time: 6.00pm - 9.15pm (Wednesday - Sunday)

Cocktail Menu:
Available Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm till 10pm.

Room Service
Room Service is now available for Breakfast continental & Full English and we also offer a breakfast to go from 4am.

We have limited parking in front of the hotel based on a first come, first serve policy. The guests can only book these spaces on arrival at reception. These spaces are sold for £18 per night. Therefore, if we run out of spaces, our guests can park in Regency Square Car Park which is just 3 minutes walking distance from us. Day rate for conference delegates is £9.00 and must be vacated by 17:00.

Please note that Vans are not allowed to park in our car park due to size restrictions.

Arrival and Departure Time: Our check in time starts from 3 pm and our check out time is at 11 am. For an early check in or late check-out we charge £10 an hour. For peace of mind, our reception is manned 24 hrs.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be done 48hrs prior to your day of arrival. Should you wish to cancel after this; the total amount will be charged from the given card. Different cancellation policy applies for bookings for 5 or more rooms. All Advance Purchase Rate room types require full prepayment for the entire stay at the time of the Booking and are non-refundable and non-changeable. Please contact hotel directly.
Payments: Payment is taken upon arrival. If you wish to pay with cash, we will ask you to provide a deposit of £50 which will be returned on your day of departure.

If you wish to pay with credit card, there is an additional charge of £1.5 (3% of the amount for AMEX), there is no charge for debit cards.

Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: 11pm

If you plan to arrive after 8pm, please advise the hotel.

Luxury Car Service
For a little taste of luxury we can organise a private hire executive car to bring you to the hotel from your port of entry. The driver will meet you in arrivals of the appropriate terminal and deliver you straight to the hotel entrance. Prices start from around £140 from Heathrow Airport, £80 from Gatwick Airport and around £170 from St Pancras. To enquire about this service please contact us with your arrival details (airport and terminal, arrival time and flight number or for Eurostar arrival time and your departure city along with your train number). Please note that transfers are not guaranteed until we confirm back to you and payment will be made direct to your driver and not to the hotel.

Note: Please be advised that due to the BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel being a Grade II Listed building all rooms and bathrooms vary in size and some rooms have sloping floors due to the age of the building.
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A Guide to Brighton

Brighton is probably one of the most popular seaside resorts in England, due to its close proximity to London and the excellent attractions and entertainment it offers. Full of bohemian spirit, Brighton is renowned for being artistic and avant-garde in every sense. There are also many Brighton hotels and B&Bs and to fully complement your stay, and suit a range of needs. Whatever your reason for visiting Brighton, you should not be disappointed.

Getting There and Away

By Air

Gatwick Airport is located 28 miles/ 45 km from central Brighton.

To and from Gatwick Airport:

By Train

  • Southern trains operate direct to Brighton on the Brighton Mainline and the East Coastway.
  • Trains run every 15 minutes approximately at peak times, and less frequently at off peak times and at weekends.
  • Cost: a range of tickets are available: singles from £8.00, returns from £9.80.
  • Journey time: 25 minutes

By Coach

  • Coaches depart from the South terminal and also call at the North terminal
  • Journey time: 45 minutes
  • Cost: singles from £7.30, returns from £10.90
  • Tickets can be booked at the National Express desks at either terminal, or in advance by internet or telephone.
By Train

Brighton’s main train station is located centrally (Queen's Road, Brighton, BN1 3XP) and sees direct trains arrive from London, the North West, the Midlands and South Wales.

By Coach

Brighton’s main coach station for all national arrivals is Pool Valley Coach Station (11-12 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ), which is located by the seafront, close to the centre of town.

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Getting Around


Brighton is a very compact city, making it really easy to get around on foot. Both the seafront and the city centre are within easy reach, being just a ten minute walk from each other.


Brighton has a reliable and extensive bus network with services all over the Brighton and Hove area. The service also includes night buses.


  • Single: £1.50 anywhere
  • 1 day SuperSAVER: £3.20 in advance, £5.00 from the driver
  • CitySAVER: £3.60
  • 7-day SuperSAVER: £16.00

The main taxi ranks are located on East Street, Queen's Square and at Hove Town Hall.

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Must Sees

Royal Pavilion

Brighton BN1 1EE

  • The seaside resort of the Prince Regent George IV, known for its lavish and exotic décor.
  • Contains original furniture donated by the Queen.

Opening times:

April to September 09:30-17:45
October to March 10:00-17:15


Adult £8.30
Child £5.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £21.60

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1EE

  • Following a £10 million redevelopment, the museum is now a leading tourist attraction, boasting features such as the sofa named ‘Mae West’s Lips’ as designed by Salvador Dalí.
  • There are also collections devoted to fashion, fine art, world art, and Brighton itself.

Opening times:

Tuesday 10:00-19:00
Wednesday to Saturday 10:00-17:00



Booth Museum of Natural History

194 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5AA

  • Contains collections of over half a million species, and features many interactive opportunities.

Opening times:

Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
Sunday 14:00-17:00
Closed Thursday



Hove Museum and Art Gallery

19 New Church Road, Brighton, BN3 4AB

  • Experience the museum’s interactive toy gallery in the theme of a wizard’s attic.
  • There is also a film gallery dedicated to the role of Brighton in cinema, as well as a pre-historic section which displays the famous Amber Cup.

Opening times:

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
Sunday 14:00-17:00



Brighton Fishing Museum

Arch 201, Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

  • For those who love fishing, this museum contains some nostalgic memorabilia of traditional fishing methods.
  • In summer there is also a boat which offers trips around the Marina.

Opening times:

Daily 09:00-17:00



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Where to Stay

Whether you love the luxury of a 5 star hotel, the style of a small boutique hotel, or the home-from-home feel of a bed and breakfast; LateRooms has some fantastic accommodation deals available.

LateRooms Tip
  • When travelling at the weekend, try and stay for 2 nights. It is usually better value and most properties, especially B&Bs, will insist upon it.

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Where to Eat

Momma Cherri’s Big House

2-3 Little East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HT, +44 (0)1273 325305

  • This popular restaurant has expanded greatly since appearing on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
  • Specialises in ‘soul food’, which has its roots in black slavery in America, and developed alongside a strong musical tradition.
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.
  • Main courses average around £12.00, while ‘Soul in a Bowl’ can be had for £13.50 per person (2 courses) and a 3 course set menu costs £20.00.

1 Buckingham Place, Brighton, BN1 3TD, +44 (0)1273 885555

  • Family owned restaurant, set in a former Lloyds Bank building. There is also a summer terrace for outside dining.
  • This 2 AA rosette restaurant specialises in European food.
  • Open daily for lunch and dinner.
  • 2-course set lunch menu can be had for £12.50, while main courses on the evening menu average £15.00.
Mint Leaf Café

42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB, +44 (0)1273 323 824

  • Unique restaurant/ café bar which serves a tapas style menu all day, with an emphasis on entertainment in the evening.
  • With influences from Turkey, Spain, Morocco and Cyprus, the menu is extensive and there is something for everyone.
  • The restaurant is open from breakfast through to dinner.
  • The menu is varied from a tapas style snack menu, to full main course meals, sandwiches and lots more.
Al Duomo

7 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE, +44 (0)7710 161 562

  • Established over 20 years ago, this Italian restaurant has 4 floors and can accommodate over 250 people, while still maintaining a loyal customer base.
  • Open daily until 23:30.
  • Pizzas start from £4.95, while pasta dishes are reasonably priced from £5.95.
La Marinade

77 Saint Georges Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1EN, +44 (0)1273 600992

  • Restaurant attracting many celebrities and serving up a constantly changing, modern, fresh menu.
  • Open for lunch Thursday to Saturday, and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday.
  • A 3 course set lunch menu is available for £15.00, while main courses from the a la carte menu will cost between £16.00 and £19.00.

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Brighton’s nightlife is extensive and attracts a busy crowd, especially at the weekend. Whether you are looking for a relaxed glass of wine in a sophisticated bar, some hard-core clubbing, or a good old dance to some cheesy pop, you will not be short of places to go.

Brighton Rocks

6 Rock Place, Brighton, BN2 1PF

  • Relaxed bar that attracts a varied crowd, and has a list of ongoing entertainments including charity events.
  • Has an innovative food menu in the form of a global grazing (tapas style) menu.
Fortune of War

157 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

  • Bar/pub on the sea front which opens out onto the beach.
  • Great for a lazy summer afternoon in the sun.
Pressure Point

33 Richmond Place, Brighton, BN2 9NA

  • Venue with a downstairs bar offering a laid back atmosphere, while upstairs there is a live venue with resident acts as well as new ones.

214 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN2 9HJ

  • Recently refurbished, stylish club attracting big names of the DJ world.
  • There are 7 bars, 5 rooms and even 2 beachside terraces.
Black and White

Brighton Marina, Brighton, BN2 5WA

  • Popular cocktail bar serving up a wide range of classic and innovative cocktails in stylish, chic surroundings.
  • Voted best bar in the south east at the OFM Waitrose Awards 2006.
  • Open from 17:00 daily.

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Theatre & Entertainment

Brighton has many entertainment venues whether you like dance, drama, comedy, or just a good West End style musical.

The Brighton Centre

Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

  • Hosts big concerts and is considered to be the best venue on the south coast.
  • Also hosts exhibitions, conferences, and sporting events.
Brighton Dome

Church Street, Brighton, B1 1UG

  • Incorporates a concert hall, the Pavilion Theatre, and the Corn Exchange.
  • Originally developed as a riding house for the Prince Regent (the Pavilion was added later), the venue now hosts a plethora of events across all three venues, including classical music, dance, drama, and concerts.
Theatre Royal

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD

  • This grade II listed building hosts a range of productions including ‘West End’ musicals, drama and stand-up performances by leading comedians.
Gardner Arts Centre

University of Sussex Campus, Brighton, BN1 9RA

  • Stages many contemporary theatre productions, and also works closely with the community.
  • The theatre is housed in a grade II listed building, designed by Sir Basil Spence.

44 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN

  • Specialising in music, comedy and cabaret, the venue has developed greatly over the past ten years.
  • Being a relatively small venue, it is great for seeing your favourite acts up close.


Brighton Festival
  • A mixed arts festival which literally incorporates anything artistic from club nights to circuses, theatre to art shows.
  • The festival normally lasts for the majority of May.
Brighton Fringe Festival
  • Largest arts festival in England.
  • The festival normally lasts for the majority of May.

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For the Kids

Brighton Toy and Model Museum

52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EB

  • Houses over 10,000 toys including priceless toy trains.
  • There is also the opportunity to play with old penny arcade games.

Opening times:

Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00
Saturday 11:00-17:00


Adult £3.50
Child £2.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £10.00

Brighton Pier

Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1TW

  • A great family day out with entertainment for adults and children alike.
  • There is a funfair, traditional side-shows, restaurants, family entertainment and arcades, as well as child-friendly bars if you want to take time out.

Opening times:


FREE entry to pier, rides and attractions priced individually.

Brighton Sea Life Centre

Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TB

  • Has some great attractions including the Turtle Lagoon, a tropical reef complete with a shipwreck, and a section dedicated completely to crabs and lobsters.

Opening times:

October to February 10:00-17:00

March to September 10:00-18:00


Adult £9.95
Children £7.50
Family £32.90

Volks Railway

285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN

  • Britain’s oldest electric railway runs from near the Pier to the Marina.
  • A great way to take some respite while the children take in the surroundings, while having fun at the same time.

Opening times:

Easter to Mid September only
Monday to Friday 11:00-17:00
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00


Single: Adult £1.50, Child £0.70
Return: Adult £2.50, Child £1.20

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If you want to shop in Brighton, then expect to break away from the norm. While there is an outlet shopping centre and a good selection of high street stores, it is well worth perusing the famous 17th century Brighton Lanes, which offer over 300 individual shops specialising in all types of things. The Lanes ooze with culture and exoticism and really capture the true essence of Brighton.

High Street:

Churchill Square Shopping Centre

Brighton, BN1 2RG

  • Over 80 high street shops.
  • Open from 09:00 daily (11:00 Sunday)
Brighton Marina

Brighton BN2 5WA

  • Shops include Calvin Klein, Pilot, and Reebok amongst others.


The Lanes
  • Located in the historic part of Brighton, the lanes are a series of old-fashioned, winding streets.
  • Restaurants, caf&eactue;s, pubs, and an amazing array of boutique and antique shops. You will love meandering the streets and taking in the bohemian culture.

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Gay & Lesbian

Brighton is well known as being the gay capital of the UK, and attracts many visitors every year due to its exuberant nightlife and flair for extravagance.
The main hub of Brighton’s gay scene is located around Kemptown, notably St James’s Street and the Old Steine.

Club Revenge

32-34 Old Steine Brighton BN1 1EL

  • One of Brighton’s most popular gay clubs, with a different event on every night of the week.
  • The club is open from 22:30 Monday to Thursday and from 22:00 at weekends.
Queen’s Arms

7 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH

  • Cabaret venue with regular themed nights and karaoke.
  • Drinks offers are available throughout the week. The bar is open until midnight during the week.
Charles Street Bar

8 Marine Parade, Brighton,

  • Trendy, modern bar/restaurant on the seafont, tends to attract a young crowd.
  • Open until 02:00 nearly every day so is great stop for a meal and a few drinks.
Candy Bar

129 St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1TH

  • Lesbian bar, but is welcoming to all.
  • Hosts a range of nights throughout the week.
The Brighton Tavern

100 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AP

  • Friendly pub which has a range of events, including cabaret.
  • Regular drinks promotions run frequently.

As well as great nightlife other dates for the calendar are:

Brighton Pride: Summer festival and parade
  • This usually takes places at the end of July to the beginning of August.
  • A week of events geared towards the gay community, incorporating two street parties and a Parade.
Brighton Pride: Winter festival
  • Every year in early to mid February Brighton hosts a week of events aimed at raising awareness of gay/lesbian issues.
  • Incorporates a host of charity events mixed with club nights.

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