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Eastbourne Hotels: Where to stay, where to find them?

You’ll soon find out why this coastal town is perennially popular.

With an attractive town centre and sprawling seafront, it’s no wonder millions of visitors and home seekers are drawn to Eastbourne year after year.

No matter if you’re looking for a cheap or luxury hotel in Eastbourne, there are many options to choose from. Plenty of hotels are located along the famous seafront, just a short walk away from the pier.

With the town centre nearby, full of shops, restaurants and cafes, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. Best of all, with the train station so close to all the best hotels, you can save yourself the stress of driving and simply book train tickets to Eastbourne instead.

Read on to learn which hotels in Eastbourne we think you’re sure to love when you visit.

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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

Sitting right along the Eastbourne seafront, this aptly named hotel has magnificent views of the coast. Having hosted some of the nation’s most renowned figures, from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, you can be certain you’ll experience prime service at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne.

There are 152 rooms to choose from at the “White Palace”, as well as two award-winning restaurants, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a fully furnished gymnasium and eight beauty rooms.

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne has the unique honour of being England’s only five-star seaside hotel. Additionally, it boasts many awards through the years – the most recent being the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2021

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Chalk Farm Hotel 

Perfect for a peaceful getaway, this quirky and quiet Eastbourne hotel sits in Willingdon near the South Downs. Avoid the bustle and noise of the seafront by booking an en-suite bedroom at The Chalk Farm Hotel.
 
Enjoy intimate service from friendly staff while you eat in the restaurant or relax in the gardens. No doubt the amiable atmosphere at the farm is what has so many guests rating their stay as “excellent” on TripAdvisor.

If you fancy an excursion from this quaint little haven, why not take a walk in the South Downs, famous for its beautiful chalk cliffs? Alternatively, nip to Willingdon town centre or dine out in the evening at one of the many restaurants close by.

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Hydro Hotel Eastbourne

Admire the sea and Beachy Head cliffs from 121 feet above sea level at this one-of-a-kind, clifftop Eastbourne hotel. Choose one of 82 bedrooms at Hydro Hotel, situated along the seafront, just south of Eastbourne town centre.

Enjoy a meal at either the Crystal or the Conservatory restaurants or take a short walk to find something a little different.

Perhaps it’s the great customer service at Hydro Hotel that has guests raving. On the other hand, it could be the traditional décor and incredible views. Either way, it has earned the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice, cementing its position as one of the best hotels in Eastbourne.

 

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