Royal York  4 stars

Old Steine Brighton Bn1 1Np, Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 1NP  show mapSave
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The 4-star Royal York Hotel - Brighton enjoys its location within the beach. The elegant hotel serves as an example of Edwardian architecture in Brighton.

This hotel is set in the heart of Brighton, just 1.8km from St. Ann's Well Gardens and Cafe, Hove Lagoon and Booth Museum of Natural History. The property is 150m away from The Brighton Centre, Sea Life Brighton and Brighton Pier.

40 minutes' drive from London Gatwick airport and 15 minutes' walk to Brighton railway train station.


Guests are offered 50 non-smoking hotel rooms equipped with satellite TV, individual climate control, coffee/tea making facilities, LCD flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. All of the rooms have a beautiful view over the sea. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.


The seasonal restaurant offers light vegetarian cuisine. The Elegant Cocktail bar serves snacks and seafood and cocktails.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 9.95 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 13.95 per person per night.  A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Royal York Hotel - Brighton offers business facilities, such as a photocopier, conference facilities and internet access and provides room service, 24-hour reception and an ironing service.


Leisure facilities feature a cocktail lounge, karaoke and barbeque grills.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 18 per day.

Number of rooms   100.

City Center Brighton - 700 ft
Airports London Gatwick (LGW) - 23.2 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 47.1 mi
Train Stations Brighton railway station - 3700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Terre a Terre - 300 ft, Warung Tujuh (cuisine: Indonesian) - 100 ft
Beaches Brighton Beach - 700 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Cloakroom
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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        Royal York LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          400 ft
        Places of interest
        • Quadrophenia Alleyway
          400 ft
        • Volks Railway
          400 ft
        • The Chapel Royal
          700 ft
        • Royal Pavilion Shop
          700 ft
        • Brighton Sea Life Centre
          1000 ft
        Sport related
        • Noble Amusements
          400 ft
        • 400 ft
        • O W Smith & Son
          1000 ft
        • Nobles Amusements
          1400 ft
        • Regency Pool Club
          1400 ft
        • Odeon Cinema
          1400 ft
        • Family Leisure
          1400 ft
        • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
          400 ft
        • Brighton Fishing Museum
          700 ft
        • Brighton musuem and art gallery
          1000 ft
        • Pavilion Gardens
          700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • St. Ann's Well Gardens and Cafe
          1.1 mi
          Somerhill Rd, Brighton
        • Preston Park
          1.1 mi
          London Road, Brighton
        • Booth Museum of Natural History
          1.3 mi
          194 Dyke Road, Brighton
        • Hove Lagoon
          1.6 mi
          Hove Lagoon, Brighton
        • Naturist Beach
          1.8 mi
          Black Rock, Brighton

        Near the hotel

        • Brighton Pier
          600 ft
          Madeira Drive, Brighton
        • Royal Pavilion
          900 ft
          Pavilion Gardens, Brighton
        • Brighton Beach
          700 ft
        • Fishing Museum
          800 ft
          201 Kings Road Arches, Brighton
        • Brighton Wheel
          1000 ft
          Madeira Drive, Brighton
        • The Penny Arcade Museum
          1000 ft
          The Sea Front, Brighton
        • Kemp Town
          1000 ft
          East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Terre a Terre

          85% likes this, based on 689 reviews
          Price Range: USD 41 - USD 58

          300 ft
          71 East Street

          Phone: 012-73-729-051

        • Warung Tujuh

          86% likes this, based on 277 reviews
          Cuisine: Indonesian

          100 ft
          7 Pool Valley

          Phone: 01273 720784

        • AguaDulce

          80% likes this, based on 483 reviews
          Cuisine: Spanish

          400 ft
          10-11 Kings Road

          Phone: 01273 328 672

        • Boho Gelato

          75% likes this, based on 95 reviews
          Cuisine: Ice Cream

          200 ft
          6 Pool Valley

          Phone: 01273 727 205

        • Day's Oriental Buffet

          63% likes this, based on 350 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese

          300 ft
          75 - 79 East Street

          Phone: 44 (0)1273 748888

        Royal York Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal York

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 178 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers

          Quite nice room at front of hotel (so quieter than rooms at back). Good breakfast. Nice staff. Reasonable value for money.

          The loose shower tap falling on my toe, but the friendly desk clerk gave me a small reduction in the bill (without prompting) by way of apology, and promised to get the faulty unit fixed.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Our room furnished beautifully in keeping with the age of the building. A nice touch was a personal letter from the manager wishing us a enjoyable stay to celebrate our anniversary with a plate of sweet treats on our arrival.

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        • Older travelers

          The hotel was excellent, room was fantastic and staff very helpful

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Staff was really nice, breakfast and bar service excellent

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The porters and reception staff were exceptionally welcoming and attentive. The room itself had fabulous interior design and was fun, as was the two man bath! View of the pier and the sea from the room. (of course that also means a view into the room for passers by when the curtains are open)

          Shame there was no shower (bath only), and the room also lacked a full length mirror, which is unusual for an hotel and would have been useful. Also we received an unscheduled wake up call. However, I would definitely come back for another weekend stay.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Staff were extremely polite and welcoming, everything was organised perfectly, our room (the business suite) was fantastic (large, clean, massive bed!!, great ensuite), view overlooked the pier, breakfast was very tasty and the cocktails were good!

          Could be a little noisy due to nearby pubs however my boyfriend slept straight through!!

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Very polite,helpful and welcoming staff and very clean.

          Slightly noisy but not excessive

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The staff at the Royal York were excellent. It was a very nice room, well presented and clean, overlooking the sea. A great location, very central.

          The room overlooked the National Express bus stop, which lead to a lot noise at times. The toilet didn't flush properly, and the shower thermostat was broken, which meant a very hot or very cold shower.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The location was great, sea-front, shopping, eating facilities all within easy walking distance. Staff very friendly and helpful.

          Parking, we parked up to 1 mile along the seafront to reduce the cost. The nightclub at the back did not end until 4am Sunday, it was only the noise of people and not music that could be heard with the window open.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The staff were very friendly and the upgraded room was a lucky suprise, it was extremely comfortable and spacious

          It was very hot as the air con was broken, the breakfast was very disappointing - the hot buffet was cold, and it just wasn't upto the standard we were expecting. The wasn't a great selection and the pastries were stale!

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Good value for money lookin at the quality, style and size of the room and overlooking the Old Steine. Fantastic magazines and brouchers in the room to give you so much information and choice of what to do in Brighton. Actually having working freeview in the room! The bathroom was nice and modern. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Think got a cheeky upgrade too...!

          Shame they don't have hot water all night. And the menu in the room about room service was very unclear or it was missing from the pack. Other than that...nothing. Just wished I could ave stayed another night.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Good points - at first the location is v good 30 seconds from Beach Front and Old Town. Upgraded to a business room as had read reviews re noises from coaches which park below the hotel. The room itself was v good. Staff were v polite and professional and breakfast was good.

          Noise Noise Noise - I expect to walk out of a hotel feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead not wanting to go home so I can get some sleep. However I know its no fault of the hotel it but has to be pointed out. I was aware of the reviews re the Coaches and though this is annoying it is bearable and finishes pre midnight however a new club has recently opened across the road "the Haunt" and the noise from this place and mainly those gathered outside smoking and speaking/shouting until after 6am at the top of their voices meant that sleep was only a dream. We were on the third floor so my sympathies go to anyone on lower floors.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The only thing we enjoyed was the very convenient location to the beach and shops,the weather for our weekend stay was first class and was the only reason we never checked out after the first night. The room we booked was small and had no view. We upgraded to a Suite with a better view but the huge window was filthy dirty!! Not a great advert.

          The hotel was badly decorated and furnished inside and out. the noise levels of other guests returning to their rooms in the early hours of the morning was horrendous and woke us both nights. The food, service and presentation was poor to say the least. All in all not somewhere we would recommend or book again.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The reception staff were very helpful. The room had a good view and was attractively furnished.

          The room, although attractive, was extremely noisy in the early hours of the morning due to clubs and coach pick ups. The shower was totally useless with temperatures running from cold to hot constantly. Breakfast was certainly below the standard of the Holiday Inn, where I have stayed many times, and not worth the money paid. Had I known, I would have eaten out.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very nice room with wonderful bathroom. Staff were pleasant and helpful, even though their English was unintelligible at times. Superb location for beach and shops/restaurants.

          Hotel restaurant in process of changing franchise, so menu was limited and food just awful. I was disappointed that I wasn't told of the restaurant situation when reserving a table, as there are literally dozens of places to eat a few steps away in The Lanes. The façade and general décor need a good wash and brush up.

          • Average rating
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