The Grand Brighton
About the hotel
There’s nowhere better for a memorable stay in Brighton. Perched on the iconic seafront, The Grand Brighton offers an ideal base for exploring the seaside town and its many delights.From sunset strolls on your doorstep to afternoon tea in the Victoria Terrace and carefully balanced cocktails in the Victoria Bar, there are endless ways to experience The Grand lifestyle. Wander through the vibrant Lanes, explore Brighton Palace Pier and its glittering amusements or journey into the scenic South Downs National Park.However you spend your days in Brighton, your beautiful hotel bedroom is an unbeatable place to retire, with indulgent interiors and luxurious little touches.
The Grand Brighton is set in the seaside resort’s heart, overlooking the famous seafront with the South Downs National Park as a picturesque backdrop. One of the most famous hotels in Brighton, The Grand opened its now-iconic doors on 21st July 1864. The opening was much anticipated, with the hotel unanimously considered a palace by the sea.
Brighton’s historic hotel remains a remarkable example of Victorian architecture, designed by John Whichcord Jr. The building showcases an ornate façade and interior features. Its lift was the first in Britain outside of London! Today, the 156-year-old hotel has 201 stunning guest bedrooms over seven floors centred around the building’s original sweeping staircase. Descend with drama and step back in time before heading out to explore the modern delights of Brighton.
A 2019 renovation project restored the hotel’s historic façade to its original glory, while more beautifully preserved original features can be found around the hotel, from emerald marble pillars in the lobby to ornate cornices in the hotel’s bar and restaurant. To learn more about the hotel during your stay, look out for Grand Moments QR codes dotted around. Scan to reveal unique stories and moments from decades past.
The Grand Brighton is an essential part of the town’s landscape, perched majestically on the seafront. Its prime location means guests can explore Brighton and beyond effortlessly, whether on foot or using local transport links within easy reach of the hotel.
From stunning interiors to unparalleled hospitality, The Grand experience is designed for a perfect stay. Our guest bedrooms boast comfortable beds dressed in fine Egyptian cotton linen, luxurious toiletries from Noble Isle and fresh, fluffy robes and slippers. Settle in and feel at home, whatever the reason for your stay.
Many hotel rooms also showcase seafront balconies with sustainably sourced furniture, so you can soak up the seaside atmosphere from your perfectly private vantage point. With views of the twinkling Palace Pier and the dramatic remains of the West Pier, there’s no better front-row seat in Brighton.
The Grand Brighton enjoys easy access to many of Brighton’s best-loved sights and attractions, nestled at the heart of the seafront with the South Downs National Park nearby. The West and Palace Piers, the Brighton Bandstand and the Royal Pavilion and Gardens are within easy walking distance of the hotel. At the same time, the winding Lanes and their many restaurants, cafés, pubs, shops and bars are a stone’s throw from the hotel’s front door
Wander a little further by road or rail to explore Sussex, its sprawling vineyards, ancient castles and idyllic National Trust attractions. Whether visiting with family and friends or enjoying a romantic break in Brighton, there’s plenty to explore in the local area with The Grand as your base.
If you’re planning a family trip to Brighton, there’s no better place to stay than The Grand. There’s something for everyone within easy reach of the hotel, sandwiched between the glistening seaside and the vibrant town centre. Luxurious family rooms and suites provide plenty of space for everyone. Children are welcome throughout the hotel, including in the lounge, restaurants and Victoria Terrace. No perfect stay is complete without your four-legged friends. The Grand Brighton welcomes dogs to stay in any room type, receiving a welcome pack of a cosy blanket, water bowl and special treats. Dogs are also welcome in our Victoria Lounge and Bar’s fireplace area, where you can order bar snacks, dishes from our all-day dining menu and cocktails. Dogs are not permitted in our Cyan restaurant or Victoria Terrace.
Whether you want luxury and cosy comfort or plenty of space for the whole family, The Grand Brighton has room types to suit everyone.
Classic Inland Single
Classic Inland Double
Classic Inland Twin
Superior Inland King Room
Superior King Room
Superior King Sea View
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Restaurants and Bars
Stays at The Grand mean indulgence around every corner, including in our restaurants, bars, lounges and terraces. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in unique historical surroundings when dining at The Grand, whether it's a special occasion or a quick bite to eat. Exquisite afternoon teas in our Victoria Terrace combine bright sunlight and delicious treats. Or settle into our bar and lounge for perfectly prepared cocktails or a celebratory glass of fizz.
Cyan Brighton creates unforgettable dining experiences. Our menus focus on the small details, serving classic British staples with innovative twists and imaginative pairings. Step through the doors and join our exceptional dining experience. Whether you visit for a leisurely lunch, an afternoon of small plates or dinner overlooking the seafront, it’s always a good time to dine at Cyan. Our all-day dining menu showcases seasonal ingredients, from local seafood to small plates too good to share.
Victoria Bar & Lounge
Sink into a soft sofa and spend an evening at one of the best bars in Brighton: Victoria Bar & Lounge at The Grand. Whether celebrating with a bottle of fizz or passing the time with a cocktail or two, the balanced bar menu includes something for everyone. Cocktails are inspired by the changing seasons, while our extensive wine and spirits selection has options to suit every taste.
Visit Victoria Bar & Lounge any time to sip freshly ground coffee and enjoy the vibrant hotel atmosphere. You’ll also find a menu of tempting bar snacks, ideal for sharing or enjoying all to yourself.
Meetings & Events
Our seafront Victorian hotel is ideal for hosting your next meeting, conference or personal event. We have spaces for smaller meetings and multi-day conferences, with all the equipment and facilities you need to ensure your event goes as planned.
Celebrating? Our bright and beautiful event spaces are perfect backdrops for weddings and parties, with bespoke dining options, an award-winning team on hand and Brighton on your doorstep.
Stunning event spaces include the dazzling Empress Suite, the original ballroom and smaller rooms bursting with history and charm.
Please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 224300 for more information.