A Room With A View, as the name suggests, is a nine-room, upscale beach-front boutique in downtown Brighton.
It’s a short walk to the pier, the city center, and some of Brighton’s best restaurants and shopping. The spectacular waterfront views and the generous and tasty free breakfast are highlights.
The rooms are clean, bright, and modern, with thoughtful amenities such as Nespresso coffeemakers and fluffy bathrobes. Though guests find the hotel to be chic and stylish, some believe it is overpriced for the area.
Those looking for something similar (but a little further away from the beach) should consider the nearby Hotel Una.
A room with a view hotel Brighton review
Choose from boutique sea view rooms ranging from a rooftop balcony room to deluxe rooms with roll-top baths and monsoon showers.
A Room With a View appears to be a stylish city hotel from the outside: it sits along the beach-front promenade in a cream-colored Georgian-style building with beautiful bay windows and elegant wrought-iron balconies.
The boutique has the luxurious feel of a seaside guesthouse on the inside, with bright rooms filled with natural light and understated, modern decor.
Clean white walls, oak wood accents, and tasteful sea-themed decors, such as framed photos of the ocean, seagull statuettes, and model ships, can be found in the public areas.
The property is chic, classy, and relaxing, and it caters to vacationing couples rather than families or business travelers.
A Room With a View is located in Brighton’s Kemp Town neighborhood on a bustling promenade that runs parallel to the waterfront. It is a 10-minute walk to Brighton Pier, which is visible from the boutique’s windows.
The property is also a 10-minute walk from the city center, putting it near a plethora of dining and shopping options. The well-known The Restaurant at Drakes is right next door, and the popular The Lanes shopping square is only a 12-minute walk away.
The location is a two-hour drive from central London and, depending on traffic, an hour and twenty minutes to Heathrow Airport.
Suites in A Room With a View, like the common areas, are immaculately clean, with tasteful, understated decor and plenty of natural light. The rooms are furnished with tufted headboards or sleigh beds, swoop armchairs, and leather loveseats.
Front rooms have views of the waterfront and pier, while back rooms have views of the city and white cliffs. (The single ground-floor room is the only one without a great view.)
Flat-screen smart TVs and Nespresso coffeemakers are standard in all rooms, along with thoughtful extras like earplugs, USB wall sockets, bathrobes and slippers, and a minibar. (Guests receive one complimentary soda.)
Bathrooms are small but stylish, fully tiled, and feature open, wet-room-style showers and stylish vessel sinks. They have opulent rainfall showerheads, heated mirrors, towel warmers, and luxury Liberty & Green toiletries. Free-standing bathtubs are available in larger rooms.
The free breakfast, which guests find generous and tasty, is the hotel’s main selling point.
Breakfast starts with a buffet of cereal, fruit, and pastries, followed by a selection of fresh-cooked hot dishes like eggs Benedict, blueberry pancakes, or smoked salmon. The room rate also includes free in-room Wi-Fi and parking for one car, but because cars are parked end-to-end, cars may need to be moved to accommodate other guests.
A Room With a View, like most small boutique hotels, doesn’t have many extra amenities, such as a fitness center, business center, pool, or spa, and no restaurant other than the free breakfast. The boutique does not accept pets, small children, or babies, and there are no extra beds or cribs in the rooms. Check-in and check-out times are also strictly enforced, according to some guests.
Food and drink
Breakfast is included when booking directly with the hotel; otherwise, it is £10 per person.
Breakfast is served in the morning room, which has pastel chairs and pale oak tables and overlooks the seafront. It features a continental buffet as well as creatively prepared specialties (the avocado and cream cheese on sourdough toast with crispy bacon is particularly good).
The emphasis is on well-sourced local produce, and the coffee is excellent.
Pros of A room with a view of hotel Brighton
- Walking distance to Brighton’s hotspots from this waterfront property.
- Rooms with spacious views, smart TVs, and Nespresso coffee makers
- Inside a lovely Georgian-style structure
- Free breakfast is plentiful and delicious.
- Parking is complimentary for one vehicle.
- Wi-Fi is available in each room for free.
Cons of A room with a view of hotel Brighton
- There is no on-site restaurant or bar.
- There are no business or fitness centers.
- There will be no young children, babies, or pets.
- Check-in/check-out times are strictly enforced, according to guests.
Restaurants near A room with a view hotel Brighton
- Constantinople Restaurant
- The Restaurant at Drakes
- Little Miss Piggies
- Sawadee Thai Restaurant
- Morelli Zorelli
Features & Amenities
- Amenities : Air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Restaurant, Smoke-free, Beach access