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The Old Ship Hotel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Kings Road, Brighton, England, BN1 1NR, United Kingdom

4-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Brighton Centre
  • Free WiFi
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  • Rooms are tired. Our ceiling fan didn't work and room was unbearably hot. Moved to…Aug 12, 2020
  • location is great and staff at reception very friendly. However, the room was tired, had…Aug 4, 2020

The Old Ship Hotel

from £68
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Seaview Double Room
  • Standard King Bedded Room
  • Double Room, Sea View

What’s around The Old Ship Hotel


  • In Seafront
  • Brighton Centre - 4-minute walk
  • Brighton Pier - 5-minute walk
  • Brighton Beach - 6-minute walk
  • Brighton Marina - 39-minute walk
  • Brighton Royal Pavilion - 5-minute walk
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre - 6-minute walk
  • Brighton Theatre Royal - 6-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 42-min drive
  • Brighton Station 13-min walk
  • Brighton London Road Station 28-min walk
  • Hove Station 5-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 154 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness facilities
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built – 1559
  • Lift
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Wardroom – Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and only serves dinner.Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

The Mess Deck Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

The Old Ship Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • Old Ship Hotel
  • Old Ship Brighton
  • Old Ship
  • Barcelo Brighton
  • The Old Ship Hotel Hotel
  • The Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • The Old Ship Hotel Hotel Brighton


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 40.00

Valet parking costs GBP 27.00 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 12.50 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Old Ship Hotel

  • Does The Old Ship Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Old Ship Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Old Ship Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 27.00 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Old Ship Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 12.50 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Old Ship Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 40.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Old Ship Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Aguadulce (2-min walk), The Cricketers (2-min walk) and Bohemia (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 923 reviews

Poor 2.0
Needs some work
Old fashioned, tired, marks on walls, needs a good lick of paint - even the refurbished rooms
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely hotel with a great location right on the beach. Very central, easy walking distance. Older hotel so our room was slightly musky. Nice large bed with ceiling fan. Nice decor. Friendly staff. Appeared to be dog friendly too with loads of cute dogs around. Only downside was parking. When i searched for hotels it was stated this hotel had parking which is not the case. There is a car park around the corner however it was very busy with large queues and very pricey at £25 per day.
Jade, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
5 nights stay
gb5 night trip
Good 6.0
Good stay, older hotel shows
Fairly clean hotel. Didn’t have a hot shower for the whole stay and couldn’t even run a bath because the water would trickle with the tap on full. Staff are friendly and they are doing what they can to run their hotel with safety precautions in place due to covid. Parking is very expensive at £25 a day.
gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Is very clean and friendly.
Maria, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Hygiene is tribble, no air condition, the vegan breakfast was awful.
tareq, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay!
Only stayed for one night but was a very pleasant stay. Would highly recommend! In a perfect location too!
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
Rooms a bit dated but had nice side sea view. Cleaning of rooms could be better. The reception and other public areas are modern and well kept. Found all staff very friendly, and breakfast was good with good service in restaurant and bar.
Andrew, gb1 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
old ship hotel terrible c
We have visited the old ship 7/8 times (we also stayed 4/5 other Brighton hotels) the ship was all ways our favourite..until this time 6/7/20 first room smelt of pigeon poo so ask to be moved In the second room the double bed (which was to singles bases different colours and conditions and single mattresses zip together! As my wife checked the uncomfortable zip in mattress between bases was condoms and open bottle of sex gel !!! CLEANING OR LACK OF IT !!!My wife Ask to speak to manger when she started to complain he kept talking over her I had step in warn him not Talk to her like that or he’ll have a dry slap so hard that his great grand kids would still feel it The third was at the back of the building next to exit door that constiopened and closed all nite!THIS WAS THE WORST STAY IVE HAD ANYWHERE FROM SUCH AN HIGH END HOTEL 😡😡
Jason, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Such a wonderful weekend
Sairally, gb2 night trip

The Old Ship Hotel

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