Looking for a good value hotel in the English south coast resort of Eastbourne? Check out our top value picks!
For the following selections, TravelMag.com’s hotel team compared over 70 hotels in Eastbourne based on price, amenities and, in particular, client reviews from the past 24 months. Those with the best value were selected for inclusion on our list of top value picks.
Though there’s a huge amount to recommend the Waterside itself, there’s no getting away from its main selling point: the spectacular views over the south coast. When you’ve finished staring idly at the rolling waves of the English Channel you’ll be able to enjoy free wi-fi in your uniquely designed room, decorated with considerable care to ensure maximum comfort in spacious surroundings.
The Mowbray takes particular pride in having been nominated for ‘friendliest staff’ awards, and you’ll certainly be made to feel at home in this lovely Edwardian hotel close to the seafront. The decor is impressive, as are the views towards the South Downs, while the family-run guesthouse is within easy reach of both the centre of Eastbourne and its famous beach and pier. Its home-cooked meals are also renowned within the south coast hospitality trade.
Among the various hidden gems of Eastbourne are various theatres, catering to the many tourists who descend on the town in the summer months. Three of these are in close proximity to the Ellesmere, a large hotel overlooking Wilmington Square, just off the main drive along the seafront. Free wi-fi is included, the hotel’s health club and spa features a sauna and steam room, and handy childcare facilities are available at weekends.
Just a few metres from the entrance to Eastbourne’s famous pier, the Afton provides an excellent budget option for those looking to be close to the centre of the action in the south coast town. The hotel has an almost guesthouse-like atmosphere, with relaxed surroundings and friendly staff, while all of Eastbourne’s tourist attractions and shopping areas are within just a few minutes’ walk.
The Grand Hotel very much lives up to its name – its luxurious surroundings are well worth the extra few pounds on the bill, as few five-star hotels offer as comfortable and impressive a stay on the south coast. For decades, famous guests such as Winston Churchill have enjoyed the hotel’s stunning sea views and the wonderful Mirabelle Restaurant, plus of course the delightful afternoon tea at which the English so excel.