There are many of gay bars in different parts of Brighton.Brighton is widely recognised as the UK’s best Pride festival takes place early August of each year. Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotel Brighton!
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Brighton has a long history of being a gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Club Revenge or The Queens Arms Brighton & Don’t Tell Mama – (D.T.M.) are the most famous gay place in Brighton, UK.
Brighton is an English seaside resort town. About an hour south of London by train, it’s a popular day-trip destination. Its broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.
Brighton is a constituent part of the city of Brighton and Hove, a former town situated on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. It is best known as a seaside resort and is positioned 47 miles south of London.
Top attractions to visit in Brighton
Best Tours in Brighton
- South Downs and Seven Sisters Full Day Experience from Brighton
- Cycling Tour of Brighton City
- Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Experience (Brighton)
- Sussex Vineyard & Winery Bus Tour
- Brighton Bar Crawl
1. Legends Hotel Brighton – Gay Hotels Brighton
This gay friendly hotel is 1 minute walk from the beach. The stylish, gay friendly Legends Hotel is on Brighton’s seafront, in the heart of Kemptown. It boasts the Legends Bar & Nightclub and rooms with sea views and free Wi-Fi throughout.
The rooms at Legends are decorated with modern artwork and feature iPod docks, DVD players and flat-screen TVs. They also have showers, safes, hair dryers and ironing facilities.
The bar has a seafront terrace and during the day serves coffees and light snacks. In the evenings it turns into a vibrant bar. Open till late, The Basement Club is subterranean nightclub hosting live DJs.
Set along the seafront, this contemporary gay hotel is a 3-minute walk from gay nightclubs and an 8-minute walk from Brighton Pier and the beach.
The basic rooms offer free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making equipment, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms offer sea views. Upgraded options add iPod docks, bay windows, mini fridges and/or panoramic views.
There’s a terrace and a casual cafe offering a menu of sandwiches and burgers. The hotel is also home to a buzzy, stylish nightclub that hosts DJs and cabaret acts (open on Wednesdays, and Fridays through Sundays.)
Legends promote’s itself as a Gay Hotel but as a heterosexual couple you will made to feel valued and our stay is very very comfortable.
This gay friendly hotel is right on the seafront opposite the pier and a few minutes walk from all Brighton attractions. All the staff extremely polite and helpful.
Spotlessly clean, rooms are well equipped everything is reasonably priced and hotel is well located.
The hotel is very clean and the room is pleasant and spacious. The rooms are large and bright with a fab view of the sea and two lovely chairs to sit and look out at the lovely view. The beds are really comfortable with nice linen & pillows.
Room has everything you need – fluffy towels, nice toiletries, iron and board, good hairdryer well positioned for a mirror.
The bathroom is a little small. The shower is plenty powerful, and plenty of towels on hand. . There is a hair dryer on the wall (suitable for short hair if you have long you may want to bring your own – lots of plug sockets around the room).
Breakfast is included in the price and is laid on from 7am-11.30am. The breakfast is good with loads of gluten free toast. There is a good choice from Pastries, Cereals, Full English, Yoghurt’s or Fruits and juices.
4th time of staying here and as always very pleased with the cleanliness and friendliness of the hotel.
As a straight couple staying at a hotel that prides itself on being the no. 1 gay venue in Brighton, the atmosphere was extremely welcoming and the staff almost cannot do enough to make sure you enjoy your stay.
No other place I would consider staying in when visiting Brighton.
This is a good gay hotel. Lots of good entertainment in the bar and club, all in sight. Friendly and efficient staff. Very nice breakfast.
Legends hotel is perfectly situated on the seafront in Brighton nearly opposite the pier. We arrived early and there was a place to leave luggage. Staff were friendly. The room was small, clean and perfectly formed just as stated on the booking website.
Below the hotel is a bar predominantly used by gay people. This did play loud music into the night (3 am) so a pair of earplugs would be useful for the hotel to leave in rooms.
There was an excellent choice for breakfast the next morning with good service.
How much does a room costs at Legends Hotel Brighton?
This compact room offers a bay window, work desk/seating area, a flat-screen TV and full sea views.
2. New Steine Hotel – B&B Brighton – Gay Friendly Hotel Brighton
This 4* gay friendly hotel is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Located in central Brighton, New Steine Hotel – B&B is set in a 5-storey Georgian townhouse and offers contemporary accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It features an on-site bar and restaurant, a 24-hour desk, meeting facilities and bicycle rental services for guests to explore the surroundings. An airport taxi service is available at a surcharge and upon request with the hotel reception.
Each room at New Steine Hotel – B&B is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. They all include en-suite bathroom facilities with a shower and a hairdryer. Room service is available throughout the day and breakfast can be served in the room upon request.
A wholesome breakfast is served every morning in the common dining room with a fireplace. The hotel’s restaurant offers a menu with fine French specialities, and an array of wines, spirits and soft drinks are available in the bar during the day.
Location: a ten minute stroll from Brighton pier, lovely green at the front of the hotel.
This casual hotel is a 7-minute walk from Steine Gardens and a 9-minute walk from the Royal Pavilion and Pavilion Gardens.
Bright, classically furnished rooms all include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Most rooms have en suite bathrooms, but single rooms have private facilities. Room service is available.
Breakfast is complimentary, and there’s an on-site French-style bistro.
Parking: there is pay and display straight outside the hotel was around £11 9am-9pm and free overnight or there are residential permits you can get from the hotel £8 for 24 hours the streets you can use these on are a few minutes walk from the hotel.
The New Steine is nestled in a little side street off the main drag, a nano walk to to Brighton Pier, city centre and Royal Palace. There are many shops and restaurants in the area.
The bedrooms are very reasonable and are clean with all necessary facilities provided.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. All you need” towels, toiletries, kettle with tea n coffee in the room, good quality TV, sea view, light and airy.
The rooms are replenished with fresh towels every day, along with glasses and mugs being clean as apart of the tea and coffee complimentary selection.
The breakfast is delicious and was freshly cooked to order – the pancakes with lemon and sugar are highly recommended. Breakfast is very good, nicely prepared and very fresh, not greasy at all as with so many cooked breakfasts.
A really friendly welcome and a clean tidy and comfortable room. I had a great three days and will certainly be back again. It was the Gay Pride weekend and the location of the hotel was spot on for me. I found it so easily from the train station and managed to find the hotel even after a few beers.
The room was clean and comfortable. There is a bistro restaurant which unfortunately I didn’t try but I hear good things about. Terrific breakfast though. Close to the beach and busy Camptown area. The staff are especially friendly and very efficient. Gay friendly as are most businesses in the area. Recommended.
As a gay couple we decided to have a night in Gay Brighton. We originally booked in at Gullivers hotel but was told we had been moved to the sister hotel “steins” it was no big deal to us as it was right next door to Gullivers and has the same owners. We was shown to our double room down in the basement and was very pleased with it as it even had its own private patio area. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to our friends.
How much does a room costs at New Steine Hotel?
This sea view room features luxury décor and a seating area. It includes an en suite bathroom and a TV.
3. Brightonwave Hotel Brighton – Gay Friendly Hotel Brighton
This 4* hotel is 2 minutes walk from the beach. 4-star Silver award-winning accommodation offering bed and breakfast in Brighton, East Sussex, this stylish Boutique-style guesthouse is centrally located within minutes’ walk of the sea, pier, conference centre and shops.
Set within a traditional 19th century townhouse, Brightonwave has been carefully refurbished to offer a stylish, contemporary B&B. It features 8 en suite guest rooms, each of which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a flat-screen TV with DVD and CD player. Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the building for those with their own laptop. If you don’t have your computer with you, you can take advantage of the computer in the comfortable lounge area.
This bright hotel in a 4-storey Victorian property is a 7-minute walk from the Pavilion Gardens and a 9-minute walk from the Brighton Wheel and pier.
The 8 chic, modern rooms all include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add 4-poster beds and private balconies, or whirlpool tubs and private patios.
Complimentary homemade breakfast is served in the minimalist dining area.
There is a calm, welcoming feel to this spotlessly clean hotel which is within easy walking distance of the beach and the main Brighton attractions. Easy walking distance to the Lanes & North Laines. 24 hour parking permits available from hotel for on street parking.
The room is large and comfortable with an abundance of tea coffee and chocolates available. Large room with table & chairs rather than having to sit on beds & Great hair dryer.
In the bedroom, there is a fridge with bottled water, a container topped up with packets of chocolates, a TV, DVD player, a clock, a hairdryer, a heater, a cooling fan, free WIFI.
In the dining room, there’s a vast choice of DVDs, daily newspapers, leaflets/booklets of the surrounding area, timetables etc.
There is a good selection of fruit and fruit juices / cereals / yogurts plus a great selection of cooked breakfast for everyone with vegetarian and vegan catered for. (You must try the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.) all washed down with as much tea or coffee as you want.
There is a large selection at breakfast and all the dishes are perfectly cooked (try the blueberry pancakes, they are excellent).
The hotel is central to lots of bars/clubs…including the main gay ones…but was quiet and peaceful at night.
he luxury double on the top floor looked out over the rooftops of Brighton and I could see the spires of the Pavilion. Yes, the bathroom’s compact but completely fine, spotlessly clean and stocked with full-size premium toiletries – lotion, conditioner, shampoo, etc! An electric shower means no worries about the lack of hot water at peak times.
The bedside kettle, tea, coffee, water and choccies are a fab treat after a heavy night on the town! Comfy bed, nice sheets, very fluffy towels and the seagrass carpet make for a nice beach house feel. The room was actually a bit bigger than I expected. Breakfast is wonderful – grilled to order – no greasy B&B breakfast here. The small lounge area with complimentary laptop is a nice touch. There’s no phone in the rooms or lobby, so bring your mobile – the payphones in the street aren’t too reliable.
Shaun and Martin are great hosts who know the town inside out. The Wave is literally steps away from the seafront and all of Gay Village bars/clubs.
Oh, and try the St James pub at the top of the road for a chilled drinking evening, or if you have, like us, any gay mates the Amsterdam hotel bar at the bottom of the road is great too. Like I said, Brighton has something for everyone.
The rooms were done to a very high standard – with works of local artists on the wall – and the staff/manager very friendly and welcoming – with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the local gay scene. Much better than mingy old Spartacus!
How much does a room costs at Brightonwave Hotel Brighton?
This room includes a balcony, fridge and 1 king-size, 4-poster bed. It features a plasma TV with DVD player, an iPod dock and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer.
4. ibis Brighton City Centre – Station – Gay Friendly Hotel Brighton
This 3* hotel is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Situated in the heart of the vibrant city of Brighton, by the , City Centre boasts , soundproofed rooms, a bar, and a restaurant.
Each room at ibis Brighton features anbathroom, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV.
A hearty “as-much-as-you-can-eat” hot and continentalis served daily and the restaurant offers a varied meal and drinks menu. A wide range of bars, restaurants and can be found directly outside of the hotel and within a 5-minute walk.
A 2-minute walk from Brighton train station, this modern budget hotel is also a 10-minute walk from both the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Beach.
No-frills rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus tea and coffee making facilities. They have en suite bathrooms and wood floors. Some upgraded rooms have sofa beds. Kids age 11 and under stay free with an adult.
There’s an informal international restaurant, a bar and a business centre.
The hotel is very modern and fresh with a lovely bar / reception area and dining room.
Perfect place in Brighton, near the train station and the city centre. Good location and great service, the rooms are modern and comfortable.
The hotel is very modern and although they have a minimalistic and functional approach to furnishing, you get everything as described on the website.
The room is functional rather than offering anything that could be termed luxurious, but the bed is comfortable and the room quiet, could hardly hear any traffic from the upper floors.
Lighting in the room was more than adequate, which is something you never seem to get at the older Brighton hotels.
Amazing WIFI, super fast and connects you as soon as you get in
The bathroom is made entirely out of plastic/fiberglass. Reminds of the plastic toilets in Japan.
The buffet breakfast, available from 6:30am, is rather better than you can expect for a budget hotel. There is an excellent supply of cereal, breads, meats and cheeses, fruit and muffins, and the usual items for a full English breakfast.
hought the room might be noisy as it faced the street but no problem there and no internal noise even though there was the usual gaggle of hens staying and the place was full for Gay Pride weekend.
Room very clean and had most of what you need for a couple of nights – a hand towel would have been nice but the bathroom was spotless and had a great walk in shower.
The hotel is very close to the train stain (we couldn’t hear any trains, though we were on the top floor). We stayed Friday to Monday and the only fault we could come up with was the distance from the bars and clubs we went to in the gay village. This is only because the hotel is located on top of a hill that make is a slight struggle to get back to after a few pints. That said we would still stay here again.
How much does a room costs at ibis Brighton City Centre?
Prices start 120$/night for Standard Double Room.
A flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and an en suite bathroom feature in this room.
5. Jurys Inn Brighton – Gay Friendly Hotel Brighton
Next to Brighton Railway Station, in the city centre, the Jurys Inn Brighton is a 15-minute walk from the beach. It boasts a 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant.
The Brighton Centre, the retail centre of the city and tourist attractions such as the Laines, Brighton Dome, Theatre Royal Brighton and the Gardner Centre are all within 15 minutes’ walk.
The stylish bedrooms at this Jurys Inn feature a Dream bed with crisp white linens, flat-screen TVs with Freeview and a large work space. The spacious bathrooms boast spa toiletries.
In the largely residential New England Quarter, this modern hotel is a 5-minute walk from Brighton train station, 15 minutes’ walk from the ornate 18th-century Royal Pavilion and a mile from Brighton beach.
Relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment. Some offer sofa beds.
There’s a trendy bar and restaurant that serves cocktails, as well as a coffee shop.
Jurys Inn Brighton is one of the most convenient hotels in the city, located just opposite the main railway station. The hotel is also close to the seafront and iconic Brighton Pier, and just a 10 minute walk from top attractions like Brighton Dome and Brighton Pavilion, making it the perfect choice for guests looking for central accommodation.
The hotel has been completely transformed by a £2 million refurbishment and now boasts 234 newly-designed spacious, modern bedrooms all featuring the ultra-comfortable DREAM bed by Jurys Inn, Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen serving a variety of crowd-pleasing and comforting dishes, Off the Shelf lobby shop stocked with snacks and travel necessities, a connectivity area for guests working on the go, an all day Costa Coffee bar and complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout.
Jurys Inn Brighton is also renowned for its friendly staff and was proud to receive the ‘Warmest Welcome’ award at the 2018 Brighton & Hove Hotelier Awards.
The hotel is convenient location to shops, restaurants, sea and shows. The train station is opposite and so is the car park. Quiet too considering the location to the train station.
The rooms have an adequate size with all the facilities you could need.
There are many positives to this hotel – fantastic location with sea view rooms (not all rooms are sea view though – so check when booking), large rooms well decorated and with all the amenities certainly you will need, an attractive central hallway area (which also doubles as the breakfasting room) and a very good breakfast buffet with hot and cold foods.
Bedrooms are a good size and beds are comfortable – most overlook the inner courtyard so the sea view is sadly missing. Bathrooms are small – the walk in shower is good but there is no bath.
Free WiFi & TV. The buffet breakfast, snack bar & meals at Oddsocks bar & kitchen is tasty, unique and great value. At breakfast there is plenty of choice and options for people, especially those who are dairy/gluten intolerant. There is a good range for breakfast including a range of teas, cooked breakfast, cereals and pastries.
Stayed at the Jurys inn over gay pride weekend, the hotel was very clean and location although not on the see front was great location to come back from Preston Park. I recommend parking in London Rd, multi storey was only £30 for 2 days which was a lot better than the station car park. Overall I would stay here again but a little out of the way if your wanting the sea front.
How much does a room costs at Jurys Inn Brighton?
This spacious room features mineral water and biscuits, ironing facilities, a newspaper and 10% food and beverage discount. It also offers early check-in from 12:00, late check-out until 14:00 and one regular size Costa coffee per guest.