Old Ship Hotel


Hotel and location

The Old Ship Hotel is Brighton`s oldest and most historic hotel dating back to 1559. The hotel is superbly located along the seafront making it an ideal base from which to explore the town centre. You will find the exclusive boutiques in the lanes area within easy walking distance, along with many restaurants, bars and clubs which are literally on the doorstep. The hotel has a fantastic bar and restaurant which overlooks the promenade and the famous pier is a 5 minute stroll from the hotel.

Room and facilities

The hotel has 154 rooms, some with sea views, all are decorated in vibrant colours, some rooms still retaining original features. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV with Freeview, free Wi-Fi and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel`s restaurant The Wardroom offers a full evening menu. For more casual dining The Mess Deck Bar and Terrace offers a wide range of lighter dishes and snacks. Afternoon Tea is also served daily.

Board basis

Room Only.


Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 11am

Car parking

Limited onsite valet parking spaces on a first come first serve basis charged at 25 overnight. All vehicles/motorbikes charged, and vans may be subject to extra charges.
NCP next to hotel charged at 23 for 24hrs. 2 Blue Badge Spaces onsite which should be pre-booked.

Getting there

BY RAIL: Main station is Brighton. Head to the seafront from station, when facing the sea turn left and the hotel in 1 block away.
BY ROAD: (From the M25) exit at Jct 7 onto the M23 South. Continue on the M23 onto the A23. Follow signs to Brighton and on reaching the town, follow signs for the sea front. After the Royal Pavilion (on your right), turn right at the seafront roundabout onto Kings Road (A259). You?ll find the hotel 600 yards on the right.
BY ROAD: (From the South West/Exeter). Follow the A30 to Honiton and join the A35 passing Dochester turning onto the A31. Take the A31 onto the M27 continuing onto the A27 to Brighton. Follow signs for the sea front turning right after the Royal Pavilion (on your right) onto Kings Road (A259). You`ll find the hotel 600 yards on the right.

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Character hotel

Lovely hotel in a great location. Clean and tidy with great restaurant and facilities. Customer service was excellent from all staff members. I would highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again....


Lovely Stay

We had a lovely stay at the Old Ship Hotel Brighton. From the time we checked in until the time we left we were made to feel welcome and we were well looked after by all the staff. We had read that the hotel was a bit "tired" but we think it added to the charm of a very old building. Loved our sea facing room. 1 small negative, maybe a bit more vegan choice. Cannot wait to return. Thank you so much...


Lovely staff, very helpful

Lovely view, though the room was superior but wasn`t. Would love to stay again but in a better room...



Just what I expected - sea view, traditional Brighton experience, etc. Only problem was noise at night which can`t be helped I guess....


A very enjoyable stay

The hotel is in a enviable position right on the sea front. We had an elderly relative with us and as it was a special occasion, she was given a free upgrade to a sea view room. The staff were superb and couldn`t do enough for us, particularly at the reception desk. The only slight problem was the breakfast, where the hot food kept running out. We have family in Brighton, so will definately return....


Stunning - first stay but will not be the last

Excellent value hotel, friendly staff, first rate breakfast, and perfect location....



Service excellent Staff extremely helpful and friendly, room very comfortable, excellent location. Cannot fault....


Fantastic value & location

The location couldn`t be better as right on the seafront. The rooms were all great - very comfy beds & great showers. All of the staff at the hotel were so friendly & helpful.The breakfast was great too - lots of choice and even cava! Overall the hotel was fantastic - and offered really great value. I have stayed at the Old Ship twice now and hopefully will be back again soon....


excellent hotel conveniently located near the cent...



Just lovely !

The staff were warm and helpful, the room beautifully appointed, breakfast was all you could possibly need , we were pleased we booked this hotel as it was very central in a lovely area . parking at the hotels own car park was £23 , but you can park in the Lanes undergound carpark overnight next to the hotel for just £10 !...


Outstanding !!

What a lovely hotel ! the staff where VERY kind & helpful, the hotel was very clean, the rooms where very clean & comfortable !! Very well based - on the sea front near the pier & shops. Will definately stay there again - i can`t fault it !!! The friendliest hotel i`ve ever stayed in. Also the food was amazing - we enjoyed every meal we had, especially the mega breakfast !!...


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31-38 Kings Rd, Brighton Seafront, Brighton, BN1 1NR