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The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Kings RoadBrightonEnglandBN1 1NRUnited Kingdom

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Brighton Beach
  • Free WiFi
Fantastic service
Great location
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Amenities are not the best
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From 2,517 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

from $117
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Seaview Double Room
  • Standard King Bedded Room
  • Double Room, Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 154 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 10
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1559
  • Elevator/lift
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Wardroom - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Mess Deck Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Ship Brighton
  • Old Ship Hotel
  • Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • Barcelo Brighton


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton


  • On the beach
  • Brighton Beach - 2 min walk
  • Churchill Square Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Brighton Pier - 6 min walk
  • Brighton Royal Pavilion - 6 min walk
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre - 6 min walk
  • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - 9 min walk
  • Brighton's Naturist Beach - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 55 min drive
  • Brighton Station - 16 min walk
  • Brighton London Road Station - 30 min walk
  • Hove Station - 6 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 809 reviews

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
Brighton in December
Great price for a fancy hotel in the off-season. Still has a great bar and restaurant. Rooms very accessible for disability issues.
Charlene, us1 night trip with friends
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
Make sure you ask for what you need. Lovely spot.
Amazing location. Building is historic, so that means stairs, dodgy lifts, and differences between rooms. Two of our rooms were really quite lovely, one was really just standard. Would definitely recommend it though, just remember to book parking and be careful if you have accessibility issues. Is loud at night, but if you're on holiday who cares? The seafront sunshine on your face in the terrace in the morning makes up for it and there is a lovely little American style diner just next door for breakfast and lunch.
Barbara, us1 night family trip
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
Very Good8.0
Great aesthetic! Rooms are vintage in feeling but contemporary and modern in function. Front desk staff very pleasant and efficient. Loved the furniture, decoration, and comfort of the bed. The only thing was that the shower was consistently cold, but otherwise a great stay.
Cynthia, us1 night family trip
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
Very Good8.0
A Very Enjoyable Stay
A very pleasant old hotel fronting the Channel. Our requested room with two beds, however, was located on the side of the building so we we not able to see the water. Also, there was a floor fan in our room that we did use when we couldn't open the window. Only later, when speaking with a member of staff, did we learn that all room windows do, perhaps with a bit of effort, open. We also learned that there are no view rooms with multiple beds. In spite of all this, we truly enjoyed our stay. The staff were exceptionally nice and gladly accommodated us by allowing us to store our luggage we'll past our check out time. The included breakfast served in the dining room with a view out the front of the hotel was very good. I must mention that a very nice member of the staff, David (?), gave us a brief history of the hotel and Brighton, and even gave us suggestions of where to dine. There were many people enjoying the hotel's front patio and live entertainment during the wam summer days--it added a festive feel to our holiday. The hotel is old but has been nicely refurbished and has a certain charm to it. I would certainly stay at the Old Ship Hotel again but in a front room.
Randy, us1 night romance trip
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
This place hasn't been updated since the 80's.
Michael, us3 night trip

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