Best known as a seaside resort city, Brighton is also a popular place to base a vacation to explore areas of the Sussex countryside of England! From the high-style shopping centers to fun beach activities, Brighton is a ready-made vacation destination at any time of year.

With so many fun things to see and do in Brighton, you wouldn’t want to run the risk of your vacation being ruined because of a poor accommodation option. We know that planning a trip can be stressful, that’s why we’ve put together this list of the best bed and breakfasts and cottages in Brighton.

Thankfully, since Brighton is such a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of options for unique accommodation in Brighton for a fun and authentic experience. Whether you’re hoping for something lavish and luxurious or a budget option for a family vacation, we’ve got you covered.

 

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Number 34 Brighton
Comfort and style doesn’t have to come at a ridiculous price when you stay at Number 34 Brighton! Stylish homey touches like fresh towels, breakfast, and a spacious lounge are all included in the room price.
 
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
  • Royal Pavillion
  • Brighton Palace Pier
  • William Clarke Park

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Unique Accommodation in Brighton

Staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Brighton
What seaside destination is complete without a picture-perfect pier?

While there are plenty of hotels to go around, by in large these lack a personal touch and homey feel. Skip the stuffy room and crazy price and check out the bed and breakfasts and cottages in Brighton!

In a place as awesome as Brighton, you’ll want to spend your time and energy focusing on the attractions of the city like walking along the seaside boardwalk or going on tours of the historic sites. Many of the best bed and breakfasts in Brighton are located right near the center making it easy to sightsee!

If you’re someone who prefers a bit quieter of a place to stay or you’re interested in the surrounding Sussex countryside area, one of the best cottages in Brighton might be more suitable for you since these properties are often more private and a bit more removed.

Being a resort city, you can find a lot of great options with cleanliness and service of hotels, but also a homey touch and local charm. Depending on your own personal travel style and reason for coming to Brighton, it’s easy to find a spot that fits your needs.

Staying at a Cottage in Brighton
Explore Brighton’s seaside charm from a cozy cottage or B&B.

 

Staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Brighton

There’s no need to break your budget when traveling to Brighton; this city has great accommodation options even for families or larger groups! Most of the best bed and breakfasts offer a breakfast on site, but even if they don’t there are always cafes nearby or sometimes kitchen facilities to use.

Bed and breakfasts are great options for people who want the privacy of having their own room like at a hotel, but who also prefer homey touches and a more familiar atmosphere. Some bed and breakfasts are even located in historic city buildings for a truly authentic and unique experience!

And if money isn’t an issue and you’re hoping for a truly luxurious vacation, bed and breakfasts often pass up hotels in this regard too. There are some super stylish high-end options that completely surpass any previous assumptions you may have about bed and breakfasts.

While most of the best luxurious and budget bed and breakfasts in Brighton are located in the downtown area, you can also find some cool and unique properties farther from the city center if you prefer a quieter and countryside charm! In general, there are good public transportation options, so you can still make it to the center easily.

 

Staying at a Cottage in Brighton

Cottages perfectly fit in with the countryside charm and appeal of England, and are generally great options for travelers who like having a true home-away-from-home. Most cottages are private, so you’ll be renting the entire property to yourself!

While in general cottages tend to be more expensive than bed and breakfasts, there are still some great budget options in Brighton. Especially if you’re traveling with a group, renting a cottage may be both convenient and economical.

Owing to the great romantic atmosphere and privacy of cottages, they’re also perfect for honeymooners and couples visiting Brighton. Some cottages are practically photo-worthy themselves with charming gardens and beautiful stonework design.

Even cottages that are located farther from the center are usually well connected to public transportation lines, and many properties have parking onsite if you decide to rent your own vehicle. Sometimes the owners of the cottages will even help to arrange transportation, especially for arrival and departure from the airport!

One of the best things about cottages is that even though you have your own personal space, the property owner is usually available to answer questions, take care of any issues, and give you a local’s advice about what to see and do during your vacation in Brighton.

 

    
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tbb2-table__imageBest Cottage for a Group of FriendsBest Cottage for a Group of FriendsBrighthelm Cottage

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tbb2-table__imageBest Bed and Breakfast for Families visiting BrightonBest Bed and Breakfast for Families visiting BrightonMarine View Guest House

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The Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts and Cottages in Brighton

Ready to begin your adventure to Brighton? Read on! Now that we’ve covered the details about the best bed and breakfasts and cottages in Brighton, here’s our list of top properties! Your vacation is about to be taken to the next level at one of these unique accommodation options in Brighton.

 

Overall Best Value Bed and Breakfast in Brighton – Number 34 Brighton

Number 34 Brighton
Can you spot the cat in this photo?
  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Breakfast included
  • Bathrobes and slippers provided

Comfort and style doesn’t have to come at a ridiculous price when you stay at Number 34 Brighton! This space has stylish, homey decor and of course, comes with breakfast each morning.

There’s free parking on-site and easy access to public transportation or bicycle rentals depending on your preference. There are also restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores within easy walking distance! If you don’t want to head out, you’ll also have the option of home-cooked meals from local ingredients prepared by your host.

From elegant décor to a convenient central location, you’re certainly getting more than your money’s worth when you stay at Number 34 Brighton – and that’s why it’s our top pick!

 

Best Budget Bed and Breakfast in Brighton – Portland Rd View Bed and Breakfast

Portland Rd View Bed and Breakfast Brighton
This no-frills B&B will leave you with lots of cash to explore Brighton with!
  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Microwave and kettle in room
  • Shared kitchen

If you want to travel to Brighton but you need to watch your budget, the Portland Rd. View B&B is the perfect choice! The private rooms can accommodate solo travelers or couples, and the property is walking distance from the beach.

You’ll have access to a communal kitchen so you can save more money by preparing your own meals, and a breakfast is included in the room price.

 

Budget Tip: Dorms in Brighton start from $10USD per bed. They're the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!

 

Best Bed and Breakfast for Couples – Brighton Home in Tranquil Neighborhood

Brighton Home in Tranquil Neighborhood
This colorful space is the perfect hideaway for a couple
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Breakfast included
  • Conservatory and garden

Relax in a comfy private room with your own bathroom at this cozy bed and breakfast. You can start off each morning with a continental breakfast before heading out to explore the area!

The property is located on a quiet residential street, but just two blocks over is a main road with shops and restaurants. Nearby bus and train stations can get you to the city center quickly and the sea is less than 10 minutes’ walk away. This is one of the best budget bed and breakfasts in Brighton for couples thanks to the quiet atmosphere and great location.

 

Best Cottage for Couples – Cosy Brighton Cottage Retreat

Cosy Brighton Cottage Retreat
This space has all the charm of a country cottage, just a short distance from the sea!
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace

Dreaming of having your own personal cottage for a romantic getaway? Well, you’re in luck because this property perfectly fits the bill without coming with an outrageous price!

The cottage comes equipped with all the comforts of home like a kitchen, Wi-fi, private garden, and outdoor patio. During the summer, you can eat outside at the picnic space, or there is a dining room for colder months.

Parking is available onsite, and there are numerous famous gardens just a short drive from the property! If you don’t have your own vehicle, nearby bus lines and train links will get you to and from the city and airport easily.

 

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Best Cottage for a Group of Friends – Brighthelm Cottage

Brighthelm Cottage Brighton
This modern cottage makes a great choice for group trips
  • $$
  • 6 Guests
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Central location

Traveling to Brighton with a group of friends doesn’t need to be stressful or expensive! The Brighthelm Cottage is centrally located and near Churchill Square and comes fitted with all the comforts of home.

Parking can be arranged for a small fee, but public transportation is convenient to use and many of Brighton’s top attractions are within walking distance. After a day of exploring you can come back and relax in the three bedrooms or chill in the outdoor seating area and barbecue spot.

 

Over-the-Top Luxury Cottage – Pebbles Cottage

Pebbles Cottage Brighton

  • $$$$
  • 4 Guests
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry facilities

Stay in style in Brighton by staying at the Pebble Cottage, a centrally located and private cottage where you can enjoy the comforts of home and hotel-quality service.

The property is close to the beach and Brighton Pier, making it easy to walk to many of the city’s top attractions. You can find high-class shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants all within a few minutes walk!

At the end of the day, come back to your home away from home with a fully equipped kitchen and a laptop workspace for your convenience.

 

Best Bed and Breakfast for Families visiting Brighton – Marine View Guest House

Brighton Marine View Guest House
The best feature of this B&B has to be the ocean views right from your windows.
  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Breakfast included
  • View of the sea

The best way to enjoy Brighton’s beaches is to stay right next to them! This great seaside bed and breakfast has family rooms with a double and two single beds, plus a private bathroom which is stocked with free toiletries and essentials.

Breakfast is available onsite to make your mornings less stressful, and with the beach in walking distance there it’s always easy to accommodate energetic children! The shops and cinemas of Worthing  are also within walking distance and adults can enjoy an onsite bar open after 6pm.

 

Best Bed and Breakfast for Backpackers – Flint Lodge

Flint Lodge Brighton
Take a break from wild Brighton in this tranquil garden.
    • $
    • 2 Guests
    • Breakfast included
    • Private bathrooms

Are you a budget backpacker tired of staying in hostel dormitories? You can enjoy a bit more privacy without breaking your budget by staying at the Flint Lodge in Brighton!

This is one of the best budget bed and breakfasts in Brighton, with either single or double occupancy rooms and breakfast included in the room price. There is also a garden and outdoor seating area, and rooms have large windows and a pleasant view.

The property is located just outside of Brighton, but it’s easy to reach the center with public transportation!

 

Most Beautiful Cottage in Brighton – Rowan Cottage

Brighton Rowan Cottage
This tranquil B&B is the perfect spot to come back to after a day in the sun!
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Beautiful garden

A sweet spot right in the center of the city but with the feel of being a green, secluded oasis! The garden surrounding this cottage is the crowning factor, but the entire property is beautiful with modern facilities including an equipped kitchen and outdoor seating area.

If you’re a solo traveler, you can also get a slight discount on the price instead of paying the full two-person fee! Parking is available for a small cost, but public transportation is easy to use and since the cottage is so centrally located many top attractions, restaurants, and shopping centers are within walking distance.

 

Best Bed and Breakfast for a Weekend in Brighton – Quaint B&B by Brighton Lanes

Quaint BB by Brighton Lanes
We love the eclectic decor in this B&B!
  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Breakfast included
  • Garden with fire pit

Make the most of your weekend in Brighton at this comfy and homey bed and breakfast. The great public transportation links will take you to the city center, beach, or airport and you can enjoy homestyle amenities during your stay.

Breakfast is included in the room price, and a shared kitchen is available to use if you want to save extra money and prepare your own meals. Just 10 minutes on foot will take you to Brighton Lanes which is known for its restaurants and nightlife!

 

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Final Thoughts on Bed and Breakfasts in Brighton

Are you planning a trip to Brighton? Good choice! The fun seaside atmosphere, great shopping centers, and interesting historic sites mean that Brighton has something to offer every traveler. The best way to experience the city is to find unique accommodation in Brighton so you can enjoy a more local perspective.

With this list, you’ll find something for every budget and travel style. From luxurious cottages to the best budget bed and breakfasts in Brighton, there’s a good option for everyone. And it’s certainly possible to stay in a stylish place without emptying your bank account. If you plan on continuing your trip to another seaside city in the UK, check out these stunning bed and breakfasts in Portsmouth!

Once you’ve made a reservation at one of the best cottages or bed and breakfasts in Brighton, it’s a good idea to get travel insurance for your upcoming trip. While Brighton is a safe place and it’s unlikely any problems will occur, there’s always an unknown factor when traveling internationally!

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