Drakes Hotel 20

43-44 Marine Parade BN2 1PE - Brighton - United Kingdom

Superb 9/10
Score from 481 reviews

Drakes is a luxury boutique hotel on Brighton’s seafront, overlooking the Brighton Palace Pier. It offers unique 4-star accommodation, and has a fine-dining restaurant and vibrant cocktail bar. The fully air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen TV with Sky channels, along with free WiFi. The ‘Vi Spring’ beds have Egyptian cotton sheets, velvet throws, and goose or duck-down bedding. Some rooms also have a free-standing bath tub next to stunning Georgian windows, with views of Brighton or the seafront and pier. Drakes has an award-winning restaurant on site, with a modern and original European menu. Food is made using seasonal, and where possible, locally sourced ingredients. The 24-hour lounge bar boasts sea views, and serves bespoke and classic cocktails, spirits, wines, champagnes and craft beers.

Built in the late Georgian period by Amon Wilds, Drakes was originally two town houses designed by architect Charles Busby to complement the fine Regency houses of the area. With commanding sea views, Drakes can be found near to the site of the old Chain Pier, Britain’s earliest pier, which was used as a ferry embarkation point from Brighton to Dieppe and sadly collapsed in the storms of 1896.

The property remained as a private residence until approximately 45 years ago when it was bought by Mr and Mrs Simmonds and was known as “The Simmonds Hotel”. The present owner purchased the sadly dilapidated property in 2002. Since then, 43 and 44 Marine Parade have been sympathetically renovated, by award-winning architect Michael Phillips and designed by Tim Shepherd in a project costing more than £2.5 million, to form Drakes, a stylish, contemporary boutique hotel and equally superb fine dining restaurant.

The fine print

Please note, a 2-course lunch is available for GBP 20, while a 3-course dinner is available for GBP 45. These can be reserved ahead of time by contacting the property directly with the contact details provided in your booking confirmation.

Please note breakfast is not included in the rate. It can be ordered and paid for on check out.

Kindly note the accommodation is located on the first, second and third floors, and is accessible via stairs only. Therefore it may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment.

The property does not have a lift.

Please note, the Luxury Double Room has frosted windows.

Équipements de l'établissement

Business facilities
Meeting/banquet facilities
Front-desk/reception area services
24-hour front desk
Concierge service
Pools and wellness
Cleaning services
Dry cleaning
Daily maid service
On-site parking
Private parking
WiFi available in all areas
Internet services
Free WiFi
Food & Drink
Room service
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking rooms
Non-smoking throughout
Air conditioning

Double Room with Sea View


Deluxe Double Room with Sea View


Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View


King Room with Sea View


Superior King Room (Town View)


Luxury Double Room with Sea View


Standard Double Room



Luxury Single Room



Luxury Double Room



Double Room



Useful information & kids

From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type (rate). Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 15 per day.
Pets are not allowed.
Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.