Gay Brighton • Hotels

Brighton has one of the largest gay communities in the UK and is often referred to as its ‘gay capital’.


The great choice of gay nightlife makes Brighton a excellent ‘all year round’ destination, particularly for weekend breaks. Our top Brighton hotels for 2017 are sorted by area:

near Kemptown gay village

close to Brighton Pier and most of Brighton's gay bars & clubs

other areas

city center hotels within easy walking distance of the gay village

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in or close to the Kemptown gay village

Most of the city’s gay bars & clubs are located near the seafront, just to the east of Brighton Pier, in a district called Kemptown. This district has become known as Brighton’s gay village.

Gay travellers will find any of the hotels in Kemptown (particularly those close to the beach front) and those to the west of Brighton Pier close to The Lanes (historic area full of chic cafes and shops) convenient for exploring the city, promenade, pier, beach and gay nightlife.

Gay hotel bar & club.

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

8.56 Excellent
based on 965 reviews

Legends Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Gay hotel bar & club. Beachfront location. Tasty breakfast. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2014
Top 50
Top 25

One of the best ‘gay hotels’ in the UK. Legends is located on the seafront, just moments from the best gay venues. The Basement Club is in the hotel’s own basement!

Standard rooms feature LCD TV, tea & coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. Deluxe rooms and suites include a lounge area, fridge and dual-aspect sea view. All rooms are non-smoking and can be accessed via a lift. Rates include a Full English or Continental breakfast.

Guests have free use of the nearby Fitness First gym. We recommend booking a higher floor room for weekend stays, as the club is open until the early hours. A best seller on Travel Gay Europe, although book early as the hotel is often sold out – particularly at weekends.

features: bar, cafe, free wi-fi | Updated: 03-04-2017

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Beachfront location

Kings Road, Brighton | map | distance

7.86 Very Good
based on 3163 reviews

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront4 stars

Why this hotel? Beachfront location Comfortable rooms. Near the gay bars. Free WiFi.

If you walk along the Promenade, you might think that The Waterfront (until recently Thistle Brighton) was a tired old office block. Outwardly the worst of British 1970’s design, but inside it is a rather good hotel.  It features a swimming pool, spa and small gym.

The air-conditioned guest rooms are spacious, modern and equipped with a very comfortable king-sized bed and free WiFi. The front-facing deluxe rooms have excellent sea views.

The hotel has its own private underground car park (fees apply). If you have ever visited Brighton and tried to find a parking spot overnight, you will appreciate just how useful this facility is.

The beach is right across the road, and it is just a 5-minute walk to the gay bars and clubs in Kemptown. Doctor Brightons is just next door.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, gym, spa | Updated: 08-12-2016

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Fabulous location.

21 Atlingworth Street, Brighton | map | distance

8.6 Excellent
based on 851 reviews

Kemp Townhouse

Kemp Townhouse5 stars

Why this hotel? Fabulous location. Excellent breakfast. Free WiFi.

The best luxury boutique hotel in Brighton and the closest luxury option to the gay bars and clubs in the gay village.

The Kemp Townhouse is located in a historic ‘Grade 2’ listed building, just moments from the seafront. The hotel combines traditional grace, elegance and luxurious comfort with state-of-the-art facilities.

Each of the 9 guest rooms has an en suite wet room, LCD TV, iPod dock and a desk. Many rooms have partial sea views.  Free WiFi is available throughout.

A fabulous full English breakfast, cooked to order by the in-house chef, is included with many rates.

features: restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Great view.

43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

8.94 Excellent
based on 1122 reviews

Drakes Hotel Brighton

Drakes Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Great view. Well-appointed rooms. Nice location. Free WiFi.

The 4-star boutique seafront Drakes Hotel is less than 2 minutes’ walk from Legends and Bar Revenge. It features a 24-hour lounge bar with wonderful sea views.

Each air-conditioned guest room has exceptionally comfortable Vi-spring mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, LCD TV with satellite channels (including Sky Sports) and free WiFi. The bathroom has some rather nice White Company toiletries and fluffy towels.

The real treat is downstairs. Drakes’ elegant 2AA Rosette restaurant is renowned for serving some of the best food in Brighton. Non-hotel guests can enjoy a fabulous breakfast.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Outside of The Old Ship Hotel Brighton
Seafront location.

31-38 Kings Road, Brighton | map | distance

7.46 Very Good
based on 6196 reviews

Old Ship Hotel

The Old Ship Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Seafront location. Great value for money. Free WiFi.

The Old Ship hotel has a excellent seafront location, less than a 5-minute walk to the gay bars and clubs in Kemptown and even closer the shops.  The hotel offers 24-hour room service and free WiFi. Many rates include The Old Ships extensive breakfast buffet.

Friendly and very efficient staff, comfortable rooms and excellent value for money makes The Old Ship a consistently popular choice.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Modern design.

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton | map | distance

8.21 Excellent
based on 3129 reviews

Myhotel Brighton

Myhotel Brighton4 stars

Why this hotel? Modern design. Close to the beach & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

Cutting-edge design hotel in the centre of Brighton.  The Feng Shui-inspired guest rooms look like something out of a 1990’s science fiction movie with curved walls, vibrant colours and modern bespoke furniture.

Each room at My is air-conditioned and has a flat screen TV, sound system, free WiFi and safe.  The bathrooms have a full-sized walk-in shower.

Located less than a 10 minute walk from the beach and to most of the gay bars and clubs.  Private parking is available (advance reservation required).

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Stylish B&B.

2 Broad Street, Brighton | map | distance

9.92 Exceptional
based on 939 reviews

Guest And The City4 stars

Why this hotel? Stylish B&B. Great location. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Chic, modern luxury bed and breakfast in central Brighton, close to the beach and the nighttime action.

Guest And The City offers 7 compact guest rooms, each featuring a super comfortable double bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, LCD TV, iPod dock and tea & coffee-making facilities.

Expect a relaxed environment, friendly service and great, cooked to order breakfast. Free WiFi available throughout.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 03-04-2017

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Award winner.

10 Madeira Place, Brighton | map | distance

9.47 Exceptional
based on 345 reviews


Brightonwave4 stars

Why this hotel? Award winner. Excellent location. Great breakfast. Free WiFi.

This award-winning bed & breakfast is located just a few steps from the beach and Brighton’s best gay venues – Legends, Charles Street Bar and the Camelford Arms.

Brightonwave offers 8 luxurious, contemporary-styled en suite guest rooms.

Each room has a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, tea & coffee facilities, chocolates, bottled water and free WiFi.  Min two nights stay on Friday and Saturdays. Often full booked early for peak season.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Beachfront location.

Royal Albion Hotel3 stars

35 Old Steine, Brighton | map | distance

5.63- based on 6107 reviews

Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Sea views. Very close to the gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

If location is a priority, the Royal Albion is difficult to beat. The hotel overlooks the beach, next to Brighton Pier. Walk east two minutes for some of Brighton’s best gay nightlife (Legends, Charles Street). Walk west two minutes for the shops, and north two minutes for Brighton Pavilion.

The Royal Albion, which was built in 1826, is traditionally furnished throughout. En suite rooms have a TV and tea & coffee-making facilities, and many have wonderful sea views.

The hotel has a restaurant onsite, but there is a huge choice of chic cafés and excellent eateries nearby.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access | Updated: 23-01-2017

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Travel Tips

Brighton is incredibly popular during the summer months and weekends all year around. Book early to get the best deals. Avoid driving to Brighton as parking anywhere convenient is difficult and expensive.

Gay hotel.

11-12 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

7.55 Very Good
based on 522 reviews

Amsterdam Hotel Brighton-Hove

Amsterdam Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Popular bar. Ocean views. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

The Amsterdam is located in the very heart of Brighton’s gay village and within a stone’s throw of the beach.

All rooms feature a walk-in shower or wet room, double bed, LCD TV, tea & coffee making facilities and free WiFi. The front-facing rooms and the luxury Penthouse Suite have panoramic views of the sea front.

Continental breakfast is served from 8am-10am (11am on Sundays), and this is included in most rates.  ‘Full English’ is available for a small additional fee.

features: bar, restaurant, massage, sauna, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Queens Hotel Brighton
Excellent seafront location.

1 Kings Road, Brighton | map | distance

7.42 Very Good
based on 3064 reviews

Queens Hotel

Queens Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent seafront location. Spacious rooms. Pool & gym. Free WiFi.

The excellent value for money Queens Hotel is located on Brighton’s sea front, just 100 metres from the iconic pier and within a couple of minutes’ walk of both the city centre shops, The Lanes and the Kemptown gay nightlife.

The spacious en suite guestrooms feature LCD TV’s, tea & coffee making facilities and bottled water.  More than half of the rooms have fabulous sea views. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

The hotel also boasts one of the largest indoor swimming pools and best equipped gyms in the city.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Nineteeen Guest House
Friendly B&B.
Nineteen Brighton
Nineteen Brighton

19 Broad Street, Brighton | map | distance

10 Exceptional
based on 13 reviews

Nineteen3 stars

Why this hotel? Friendly B&B. Clean rooms. Near the beach & Kemptown. Free WiFi.

Nineteen is an intimate bed & breakfast, located in the heart of the Kemptown gay village and just a few steps from the beach.

In your room, you’ll find everything you need – Kenneth Turner toiletries, crisp cotton sheets, fluffy towels, bath robes and free WiFi. Breakfast is served in you room, and there is always tea, coffee and a plate of biscuits available in the kitchen.

Owner Mark is happy to assist with restaurant, bar and club recommendations.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 20-11-2016

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other central Brighton areas

Brighton is not a particularly big city.  So, don’t worry – these hotels are all within a 10-15 minute walk of most of the venues in the gay village.

New hotel.

88-92 Queens Road, Brighton | map | distance

8.28 Excellent
based on 3117 reviews

ibis Brighton City Centre3 stars

Why this hotel? New hotel. Walk to 'The Lanes' shops. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

The great-value ibis Brighton City Centre has a good location, close to the train station, a 5-minute walk to the ‘The Lanes’ shopping area, and about a 15-minute walk downhill to the gay bars on the seafront.

Each modern guest room features a surprisingly comfortable bed (we’ve tried it), free WiFi, flat screen TV, desk and tea & coffee makers. Some of the top floor rooms also have (distant) sea views.

The hotel has its own stylish cafe / bar which serves great freshly baked croissants and other bakery products for breakfast. Popular budget option.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 23-01-2017

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Near the train station.
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton

101 Stroudley Road, Brighton | map | distance

8.14 Excellent
based on 3223 reviews

Jurys Inn Brighton

Jurys Inn Brighton3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the train station. Modern hotel. Great value. Free WiFi.

The modern Jurys Inn is next to Brighton Railway Station, making it very convenient if you are travelling from London for a weekend break.  The hotel is an easy 15-minute walk to the beach and gay village.

The air-conditioned guest rooms are modern and more spacious than in many hotels closer to the seafront.  Room features include a flat screen TV, free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities.

Great value for money.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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