The Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Sussex | Best of England

The Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Sussex

Including luxury, romantic & boutique hotels

Our guide for where to stay in East and West Sussex, chosen by the Best of England team. Including the best luxury, romantic & boutique hotels plus gastro pubs with rooms. Read the reviews and book.

The Grand Brighton

Brighton | East Sussex

The rooms at The Grand Brighton have high-quality furnishings, including Egyptian cotton bedlinen and bathrobes. Each room includes free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and some Sky channels. Rating – 8.8 / 10
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Brighton

Brighton | East Sussex

Local produce is served on the modern European menu in the Bistro du Vin. A wide range of drinks are available in the stylish bar, which features a wooden-beamed ceiling. A 24-hour front desk is provided at the Hotel du Vin. Rating – 8.4 / 10
(704 Reviews)
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Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Cuckfield | West Sussex

Each of Ockenden Manor’s guests rooms comes en suite with individual furnishings. Some rooms have four-poster beds and all benefit from free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Rating – 8.6 / 10
(163 Reviews)
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Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Climping | West Sussex

A private bathroom, satellite TV and views of the grounds are included in all rooms, with a choice of medieval or contemporary décor offered with the Superior room type. Rating – 8.8 / 10
(259 Reviews)
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Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa

Turners Hill | West Sussex

Set in a country house surrounded by 120 acres of parkland, rooms at Alexander House feature large beds and marble bathrooms, many with Victorian baths, double showers or oversized baths for 2. Rooms also include designer toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Rating – 8.7 / 10
(299 Reviews)
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 Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead | West Sussex

Featuring a restaurant, the award-winning Gravetye Manor is set on 1000 acres of grounds and gardens in East Grinstead. This Elizabethan manor house offers free WiFi throughout and free onsite parking. Rating – 9.6 / 10
(164 Reviews)
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Amberley Castle

Amberley | West Sussex

Amberley Castle has been awarded 4 AA Red Stars and 3 AA Rosettes for its fantastic food. You can dine in the 12th-century Queen’s Room with its vaulted ceiling, or the Great Room, with oak flooring, a tapestry, and suits of armour. Rating – 9.3 / 10
(293 Reviews)
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The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne | East Sussex

This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. This magnificent 5-star hotel faces the beach from King Edward’s Parade. It offers luxurious accommodation, 2 award-winning restaurants, and both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Rating – 8.8 / 10
(905 Reviews)
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Ashdown Park Hotel

Wych Cross | West Sussex

In Ashdown Forest, this beautiful 19th-century mansion offers spacious rooms, a spa and a 2AA Rosette restaurant. Set in 186 acres of landscaped countryside, there is an 18-hole golf course. Rating – 8.6 / 10
(421 Reviews)
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Hydro Hotel

Eastbourne | East Sussex

This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Set in award-winning gardens, Hydro Hotel features an outdoor pool, elegant restaurant and superb sea views. The hotel is a few yards from Eastbourne Seafront, just a 10-minute walk from Eastbourne Pier. Rating – 8.7 / 10
(976 Reviews)
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Buxted Park Country House

Buxted | East Sussex

In the heart of Sussex, this magnificent country house hotel is set in 312 acres of private grounds and parkland, yet conveniently close to Gatwick, Brighton & Hove. Rating – 8.8 / 10
(158 Reviews)
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Park House Hotel

Midhurst | West Sussex

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming Victorian house is surrounded by 10 acres of grounds in the village of Bepton. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking, and beautiful views of the Sussex countryside. Rating – 9.5 / 10
(107 Reviews)
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The Bull

Ditchling | East Sussex

The Bull offers accommodation in Ditchling. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Rating – 8.6 / 10
(58 Reviews)
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Drakes Hotel

Brighton | East Sussex

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Drakes is a luxury boutique hotel on Brighton’s seafront, overlooking the Brighton Palace Pier. It offers unique 4-star accommodation, and has a fine-dining restaurant and vibrant cocktail bar. Rating – 8.7 / 10
(275 Reviews)
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My Brighton

Brighton | East Sussex

This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. In the vibrant North Laine area of Brighton, the sumptuous myhotel fuses cutting-edge technology with unique design. The boutique hotel has an authentic Indian restaurant and intimate cocktail bar. Rating – 8.4 / 10
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Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Brighton | East Sussex

Each individually furnished en-suite room at the hotel has a flat-screen TV, an in-room safe, complimentary decanters of gin and sherry, mini bar, The White Company toiletries, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of the bedrooms boast views of Brighton seafront and the new British Airways i360. Rating – 8.4 / 10
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Zanzibar International hotel

Hastings | East Sussex

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Situated on the beachfront in St Leonards on Sea, The Zanzibar International Hotel offers boutique rooms with en-suite bathrooms. This property offers complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking and cooked breakfasts. Rating – 9 / 10
(136 Reviews)
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The George In Rye

Rye | East Sussex

This luxury, stylish hideaway is located in the centre of Rye and offers elegant, well-designed rooms, local wines and a restaurant menu infused with Mediterranean zest. Rating – 8.9 / 10
(515 Reviews)
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Windfalls Boutique Hotel

Crawley | West Sussex

Set in scenic Sussex countryside, Windfalls Boutique Hotel offers unique design bedrooms with sumptuous decor. The hotel is situated on the famous Crabbet Park Estate. Rating – 9.5 / 10
(107 Reviews)
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Pelham House

Lewes | East Sussex

Rooms at Pelham House are decorated in a contemporary style but still retain traditional character. Each en suite room has a TV, and an iPod docking station. Many offer views over the walled gardens to the South Downs national park. Rating – 7.7 / 10
(1009 Reviews)
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The Shelleys Hotel

Lewes | East Sussex

Dating back to 1588, The Shelleys Hotel is a Grade II listed property with free private parking. Rooms have scenic garden views and Lewes Rail Station is only a 10-minute walk away and serves London, Brighton and Gatwick Airport. Rating – 8.1 / 10
(312 Reviews)
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White Lodge B&B

Cooksbridge | East Sussex

At White Lodge B&B you will have a large choice of home cooked breakfasts. There is a large garden and 2 sun terraces. There are several pubs and restaurants in the local area. The property offers offer secure overnight storage for bicycles and motorcycles. Rating – 9.8 / 10
(131 Reviews)
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East Sussex National Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Uckfield | East Sussex

Set in 1100 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, this AA 4-star hotel has excellent leisure facilities and luxury rooms with stunning views of the 2 championship golf courses. Rating – 8.7 / 10
(407 Reviews)
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 South Lodge

Horsham | West Sussex

This exquisite and welcoming country house hotel boasts 89 sumptuous bedrooms with lovely views, glorious grounds, Michelin star dining, a Victorian wine cellar and a state-of-the-art conference centre. Reviews – 9.1 / 10
(355 Reviews)
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