The Grand Brighton

Rated 8.5 in 6545 reviews. 188 rooms.


The Grand opened 21st July 1864. The Grand’s Victorian legacy can be spotted in the scagliola pillars and cornicing, the vaulted ceilings hint at the division of rooms and the majestically sweeping staircase leading seven floors up to a domed cupola. In 1872 Napoleon III and the Prince Imperial were among the distinguished guests to stay. HRH Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar stayed on numerous occasions during the 1880’s. In the sixties, Prime Minister Wilson held a Cabinet meeting in the suite. Numerous state visitors and politicians have stayed at the Grand, since Louis Napoleon III appeared from the first floor balcony to wave at the crowds. Many celebrities and stars who visit Brighton stop off at The Grand, either for a luxurious night’s sleep or a cocktail in the bar. It’s a popular place for star spotting. It was the star of the big screen when Quadrophenia, Brighton’s seminal film about the clash of the Mods and Rockers in the sixties, featured Ace the Bellboy (played by Sting) working at The Grand. On the small screen there has been episodes of famous programmes set at the hotel Eastenders, Coronation Street, Only Fools and Horses, Judge John Deed have all featured the Grand.

With its sumptuous Renaissance style, The Grand Brighton has a magnificent location on Brighton’s seafront and is just a 10-minute walk from Brighton Pier.

The rooms at The Grand Brighton have high-quality furnishings, including Egyptian cotton bed linen and bathrobes. Each room includes free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and some Sky channels.

With uninterrupted views of the seafront, the stylish cocktail bar and terrace serves traditional Sussex cream teas. Guests can also enjoy a fantastic meal in the restaurant.

In the heart of vibrant Brighton, this iconic hotel is a 5-minute walk from The Lanes shopping streets and a 10-minute walk away from the Royal Pavilion. Gatwick Airport is 45 km from the property. Limited on-site parking is available on a first-come first-served basis.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Grand Brighton

  1. The Salt Room

    Nice service, great atmosphere, but felt the food was one-dimensional. No real depth or balance of flavours.

    48 m from hotel
    106 Kings Road

  2. Riddle & Finns II on Beachfront

    Had a fabulous lunch here on 13/2 for my husbands 60th. Highly recommend this restaurant.

    149 m from hotel
    139 King's Rd Arches

  3. The Cocktail Shack

    A Tiki shack-style bar is the focal point at this bijou joint. Old furniture and vintage signs set the tone and rum is a key contender with over 20 to choose from.

    248 m from hotel
    34 Regency Sq

  4. Goemon Ramen Bar

    This is the only place for Ramen in town. The lunch menu is great value too

    296 m from hotel
    12 Preston St

  5. The LEGO Store

    Get a VIP card. For every £100 you spend, they'll give you a £5 voucher.

    306 m from hotel
    Churchill Square

  6. The Craft Beer Co.

    One of the best real ale and craft Beer pubs in Brighton.

    416 m from hotel
    22-23 Upper North St

  7. Foodilic

    Amazing food, please open up a branch around Old Street!

    422 m from hotel
    60 North St

  8. The Marwood

    Kenn Dodds Dads Dogs Dinner is amazing!

    447 m from hotel
    52 Ship St

  9. Boho Gelato

    Good flavors!

    0.7 km from hotel
    6 Pool Valley

  10. Royal Pavilion Gardens

    Bands on Saturday's are good.

    0.7 km from hotel
    New Rd.

  11. Burger Brothers

    All burgers are epicallytasty!

    0.8 km from hotel
    97 North Rd

  12. Brighton Beach

    Check out the fortune of war pub ,

    1.8 km from hotel
    Madeira Dr