Brighton has been an immensely popular seaside resort since the very beginning of the seaside tourism industry in the mid to late eighteenth century. Initially a small fishing village a doctor from nearby Lewes began to recommend bathing in Brighton’s sea. He considered the sea in this area superior to elsewhere and even prescribed drinking it (not advisable today!). Following the visit by the future King George IV of England the town flourished and with the arrival of the railway, in 1841, Brighton quickly became popular with day-trippers from London.
Visiting the seaside with a pet is incredibly enjoyable and many dog owners appreciate their pets needs and a visit to the seaside is enjoyed as much by your pet as ourselves (and in many cases more so). Unfortunately Brighton suffers, like many places in the United Kingdom, with a lack of pet friendly accommodation. Although there are plenty of places to stay only a few allow pets to stay in your room. Finding a hotel where pets are allowed can be something of a nightmare so I have listed all those I could find below.
The 4 star Leona House bed and breakfast is a town centre establishment right by the famous Lanes. Featuring 7 rooms this pet friendly accommodation offers affordable, yet stylish and comfortable, rooms. Free wireless internet in public areas. Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
De Vere Grand Hotel Brighton
The 5 star De Vere Grand is one of the towns famous Victorian landmarks (in an Italian Renaissance style) located on the seafront. The 200 room hotel first opened in 1864 and became renowned throughout Europe for its high standards and elegance. Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
The 3 star Artist Residence is found right in the heart of town overlooking the famous West Pier. Offering superb pet friendly accommodation in a Grade II listed building this 10 room hotel also features an excellent art gallery which displays various artwork by local young artists. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
The Queensbury Hotel
The 2 star, centrally located, Queensbury is reasonably close to the seafront (a couple of minutes walk to the beach) offering pet friendly accommodation in a Grade II listed building with many of the rooms featuring a sea view. Very affordable pet friendly hotel. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront
The 4 star Holiday Inn offers superb pet friendly accommodation in fully air conditioned rooms situated directly on the beach road. This is a large hotel with 131 rooms. Just over a mile and a half from the centre of town. Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
The highly popular 4 star Oriental Guest House is located five minutes (less than half a mile from the town centre (and the Lanes) and 50 metres from the beach. 9 rooms. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
The 3 star seafront Kings Hotel is just under half a mile from the town centre. The hotel features 90 rooms in a Grade II Listed building with superb sea vies, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
The 3 star Amsterdam is situated in the heart of Kemptown on the seafront opposite the famous Palace Pier (less than half a mile from Brighton’s centre). The hotel has 25 rooms and features an elevator and rooms/facilities for disabled guests. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
The 4 star Thistle is about half a mile from the centre of town overlooking the seafront on the promenad. The 208 room hotel features a pool, spa and gym a superb restaurant and a bar and lounge. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Kempfield House is situated in the fashionable Kemp Town area about half a mile from the centre of Brighton and 150 metres from the seafront. Free wireless internet throughout the hotel and its 13 rooms. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
The 4 star Lichfield House (7 room hotel) offers pet friendly accommodation in individually designed rooms within a listed Regency building. Located in a quiet street just over half a mile from the town centre and 150 metres from seafront. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
The 4 star Sea Spray is a centrally located (a little more than half a mile from the very centre of town) pet friendly hotel of 15 rooms. Free wireless internet throughout. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Best Western Princes Marine Hotel
The 3 star Best Western Princes Marine offers reasonably priced pet friendly, and spacious, accommodation on the seafront just over a mile and a half from the very centre of Brighton. The 48 room (en suite) hotel features Free Wi-Fi, free parking, a bistro and relaxed bar. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.