Friday, 27 April 2018

Coolest Brighton Hotel You Could Live In

I often get asked by readers planning a trip to Brighton to recommend a charming, cool, cosy unique and inexpensive hotel. So, while I finish working on an Ellie & Co Hotel Guide (coming
soon) – here's an interesting independent place I love directing people to and highly recommend having had a mini staycation here once myself!

The Artist Residence is the perfect small boutique hotel with a stylish bohemian cosy atmosphere. Decor-wise, there's lots of exposed brickwork, original wooden floors, vintage bits, kilim cushions and rugs, local art, and lots of comfy slouchy armchairs. There are plenty of luxuries, too, like amazing rainfall showers and roll-top baths. 

It feels like you're in a rich bohemian artist's home – and is basically the kind of hotel you'd want to move into – from just £85 a night including breakfast.

There are 24 rooms with enticing names spread across two townhouses on Regency Square close to the seafront – 'cosy double', 'comfy sea view', 'bigger sea view' and 'below deck'. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed for a romantic break, or is good to visit with friends (below deck the big one is a party room that sleeps 6!). And you can bring dogs!

In the 90s, it was a dilapidated hotel, until a couple – Justin and Charlotte Salisbury – brought it back to life. "It was my mum's guesthouse, but she had an accident so I took over, " Justin tells Conde Nast. "It needed a complete overhaul – on a budget – so we asked local artists to decorate the rooms in return for bed and board." Now there are now five Artist Residence hotels in England (including this amazing one in London).  

There's a cafe for delicious breakfast, a cosy local-favourite restaurant The Set, a cocktail bar, and a lounge. Nearby is the breezy seafront for crisp walks, the West Pier, this curious miniature museum in a shop window only locals know about, galleries to browse, cute shops and cosy restaurants.

I highly recommend The Artist Residence in Brighton as a charming, inexpensive hotel for your next weekend by the seaside!

Psst. Brighton's secret cocktail bar (hiding behind a hotel bookshelf).

Pssst. A luxurious desert road-side hotel. 

Psssst. Two fairytale treehouses to rent near Brighton. SaveSave


  1. Oh that looks amazing! And I think it's good to stay local for a night. Makes you see the place you live in differently. x

    1. It's such a lovely hotel and really cheap! And it made me want to move across town! x

  2. Looks wonderful, just my type of understated! :-) Xx

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  4. I'd move in...wonder how much a floor would be? My eclectic old style would fit. HMMMM>>>>HA!! Wow!! And how is the Victorian pier now?
    ~Cooks Falls Lodge~