A quintessential British seaside resort, there’s no question where most visitors to Eastbourne want to be based: as close to the sand and shingle beach as possible.
With this in mind, we’ve compared a broad range of seafront hotels in Eastbourne based on cost, amenities and guest reviews to come up with the best value options for you.
From £40/ night
For a budget option in Eastbourne, you simply won’t find anything better than Sterling Lodge Hotel. Nestled directly across from Eastbourne’s delightful promenade, the hotel features a pretty garden, a snack bar and a shared kitchen, while you can also relax in a shared lounge area – ideal for kicking back with a warm drink and a chat with other guests before bed. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a kettle, while guests can also benefit from free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Many of Eastbourne’s main attractions, including the beach and Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park are within walking distance, while regional favourites such as Beachy Head and Sovereign Harbour are just a short drive away.
From £49/ night
For a more high-end option just moments from the sea is this 4-star hotel on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade. Guest rooms are stylishly furnished and some of the hotel’s suites offer stunning views of the English Channel. Notable amenities include a spa and gym, while there is also an on-site restaurant serving local produce in pleasant surroundings. The hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the Arndale shopping centre.
From £72/ night
Less than 200 yards from Eastbourne beach, this smart 3-star hotel has great views of the ocean every which way you turn. Sea-facing lounges boast original Victorian features while the on-site restaurant also offers excellent vistas. All rooms are fitted out with traditional decor and include a TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities and some include antique furniture. Eastbourne Rail Station and the town centre are a 15-minute walk away.
From £54/ night
Housed in a striking Edwardian-style building, this 3-star hotel is ideally positioned at the heart of Eastbourne’s elegant seafront. Free WiFi is available in public areas, while there is an outdoor terrace with sea views. Other notable amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour front desk and laundry services. There is a Golf course within 3km and you can also hire bicycles directly from the hotel.
From £40/ night
Situated just 100 yards from Eastbourne’s beach and pier, this grade II listed townhouse offers comfortable accommodation and is suitable for guests visiting for either business or pleasure. All guest rooms have TVs and tea/coffee making facilities, while there’s also an on-site bar and restaurant serving locally sourced produce and an extensive wine list. On street parking is available for a fee.