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This old-school guesthouse is full of character and has AA 4-star status. The owner, Tony, obviously loves his job and blogs about the goings on here, and the staff are only too happy to help you enjoy your stay by the sea. It’s in the fancy and quieter neighbourhood of Hove, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. You’ll find there’s more space for chilling and sunbathing up this end, but all the attractions of Brighton are only about a 10-minute taxi ride away, a short bus ride, or a half-hour team walk along the seafront.
The cosy bar here can act as your HQ; it’s open until 11pm, and there’s patio seating out front, where smoking is allowed. The hotel’s dog-friendly, so expect to see the occasional pooch, but we think this adds to the quirky, independent vibe. You can book rooms sleeping up to four people. They’re proud of the breakfast here – from unlimited juice and cereal to freshly cooked Full English, continental or smoked fish options – just the thing to set you up for the day’s events.
If you want to be in the heart of the seaside action, this is the place to stay. It’s on the main strip packed with clubs, bars and restaurants, and just across the road from the most buzzing stretch of Brighton beach. Whether you’re at the pier, the train station or the pub, going back to base is just a straightforward stroll. The spacious onsite bar café is a top spot for well priced drinks and food, serving classic dishes from fish and chips to pizzas and burgers (which you can take to your room if you like). In the mornings, why not purchase an eat-all-you-can buffet, with everything from sausages to cereal, to bust even the most brutal hangover.
All the modern rooms have been upgraded for maximum comfort, and now feature king size Travelodge Dreamer beds by Sleepeezee, along with cosy 10.5 tog duvets for a great night’s sleep. Having said that, if you need total silence to get some shut eye, you might want to opt one of our hotels outside the centre. But if you’re set on party central – book this one up!
The Jury’s Inn is in a really handy spot just behind Brighton train station. So you can wheel your cases into the reception and start the celebrations in the onsite bar minutes after you hit town. The decor is fresh and modern, and the helpful staff can make sure you have everything you need on your away days by the sea. There’s a comfortable Costa Coffee lounge onsite, and a bar that’s open from 11 in the morning until 1.30am. Food on offer covers a wide range of classic dishes from steaks to pizza and Thai curry.
You can fit three stags in the spacious rooms, and the comfy beds and Freeview TVs are perfect for time out in your action-packed stag do. The Jury’s Inn is just a ten-minute stroll from the North Laine area, which is packed with great pubs and restaurants. Keep going past the Jubilee Clock Tower and you hit the main drag with late-night clubs, which opens out into the jewel in Brighton’s crown – the brilliant beach!
Get ready for a classic Brighton stag break at the New Madeira. This buzzing, budget hotel is in a converted period building on the seafront, opposite the Brighton Wheel and the Pier. This is the place for nighttime action – the hotel runs the Funky Fish nightclub every Friday and Saturday from 10pm, drawing an up-for-it crowd, and if you’re staying here, you don’t pay to get in! There’s also the separate Bar Red, which is open until late every night with drinks promos to keep the party rocking.
The rooms sleep up to four people, most have stunning seaviews and some have balconies. If you want to pile in together, book the Lisbon suite, which sleeps up to 10 stags in single beds. This has its own bathroom, which is just along the corridor. The staff here are well used to hosting stag parties, and can help point you in the right direction for a send-off into married life that he’ll never forget!
This boutique hotel is a smart choice for a classy stag do. Set in a five-storey Georgian townhouse, just a few minutes walk from the Pier, it’s run and owned by the charming Hervé, who has created a vibe that is sophisticated, yet homely and inviting. There’s a little restaurant serving authentic French bistro dishes like duck confit and baked camembert, with a nice wine list, and a private dining room. This is a place to treat yourselves – the hotel can arrange for you to have a massage in your room, and there’s a 24-hour room service menu and concierge, and the bar is open for guests around the clock.
When you step out of the door, you’ll find yourselves in the heart of happening Kemptown, one of Brighton’s most colourful areas with lots of places to eat and late night bars. You’re right behind the seafront, so beach life is on your doorstep, and just a few minutes walk from the main clubbing strip of West Street, where you can keep on ‘til the break of dawn. Back at the New Madeira, the comfortable rooms have TVs with up to 45 channels of entertainment. Wake up to a lush full English breakfast with locally sourced produce or enjoy the continental breakfast buffet – which you can have sent to your room if you want to hang there.
If you want to push the boat out on your stag do, choose the Old Ship! This elegant four-star hotel dates back to the 17th century and commands a prime spot overlooking Brighton’s liveliest stretch of beach. In the season, you can dine or drink alfresco on the terrace overlooking the sea and the prom. Or plot up in the hotel’s 400-year-old cellars, for an atmospheric drinking session, before you retire upstairs to your luxurious room. The tasteful décor is combined with high levels of comfort to make your stay a bit special.
Of course, you’ll be in the perfect spot for all of Brighton’s attractions, just a few minutes' walk to the rides on the pier and right in the Lanes with its great mix of bars and restaurants. The hotel’s own restaurant, Steak on Sea offers an exciting fusion of local fare and continental dishes, so you might find you want to dine in.