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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 2019 top Brighton hotels for gay travellers 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.

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Beachfront location
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

8.64 Excellent
based on 4843 reviews

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...

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Drakes Hotel
Drakes Hotel
Great view.
Drakes Hotel
Drakes Hotel
Drakes Hotel
Drakes Hotel

8.88 Excellent
based on 337 reviews

Why this hotel? Great view. Well-appointed rooms. Walk to gay bars. 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...

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The Old Ship Hotel
The Old Ship Hotel
Walk to gay bars.
The Old Ship Hotel
The Old Ship Hotel
The Old Ship Hotel
The Old Ship Hotel

7.32 Very Good
based on 4965 reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Seafront location. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

The Old Ship hotel has an excellent seafront location, less than a 5-minute walk to the gay bars and clubs in Kemptown and even closer to the shops...

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Myhotel Brighton
Myhotel Brighton
Modern design.
Myhotel Brighton
Myhotel Brighton
Myhotel Brighton
Myhotel Brighton

8.2 Excellent
based on 3994 reviews

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...

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The Royal Albion Hotel
The Royal Albion Hotel
Beachfront location.
The Royal Albion Hotel
The Royal Albion Hotel
The Royal Albion Hotel
The Royal Albion Hotel

5.63
based on 6356 reviews

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

If location is your priority, The Royal Albion is difficult to beat. The hotel overlooks the beach, next to Brighton Pier. Walk east 2 minutes for the best gay nightlife, bar Legends etc. Walk west 2 minutes for the shops, and north 2 minutes for Brighton Pavilion...

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Legends Hotel
Legends Hotel
Gay hotel bar & club.
Legends Hotel
Legends Hotel
Legends Hotel
Legends Hotel

8.66 Excellent
based on 1551 reviews

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

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

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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.

Queens Hotel
Queens Hotel
Seafront location.
Queens Hotel
Queens Hotel
Queens Hotel
Queens Hotel

7.42 Very Good
based on 3647 reviews

Why this hotel? Seafront location. Large rooms, with pool & gym. Free WiFi.

Great choice for all queens. The seafront Queens Hotel is located just 100 metres from the iconic Brighton Pier and a short walk of the city centre shops, The Lanes and the Kemptown gay village...

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Nineteen
Nineteen
Friendly B&B.
Nineteen
Nineteen
Nineteen
Nineteen

Why this hotel? Friendly B&B. Near the beach & Kemptown gay village. 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...

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Brighton • hotels in other 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.

ibis Brighton City Centre
ibis Brighton City Centre
New budget hotel.
ibis Brighton City Centre
ibis Brighton City Centre
ibis Brighton City Centre
ibis Brighton City Centre

8.21 Excellent
based on 1690 reviews

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

A popular budget choice. The ibis Brighton City Centre is located clsoe to the train station, a 5-minute walk to the ‘The Lanes’ shopping area, and about 15-minutes downhill to the gay bars on the seafront...

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Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
Near the Brighton Railway Station.
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton

8.05 Excellent
based on 5360 reviews

Why this hotel? Near the Brighton Railway Station. Modern hotel. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Jurys Inn is located next to Brighton Railway Station – convenient if you’re travelling from London for a weekend break. The beach and gay village are an easy 15-minute walk away...

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