Bookings, Ratings & Reviews
Where you stay can make or break your getaway. And with so much accommodation on offer it can sometimes be hard to make a choice, which is where VisitBrighton can help.
There are a number of ways you can book your accommodation.
Book your accommodation online
The easiest way is to use our quick and secure online booking service. Simply enter your requirements in the search box above and book.
You can search for accommodation by type (Hotel, B&B, Self Catering etc), location or name.
Please note that if you are looking for accommodation in Brighton over the weekend, you may find the majority of providers will only accept bookings for two nights or more, as weekends are the busiest time in the city.
When you're looking for a place to stay, look out for details of hotels which have been inspected under VisitEngland's or the AA's National Quality Assurance Standards, or the Brighton & Hove Accommodation Scheme.
Wherever you see the VisitEngland Quality Rose, the AA sign, or the Brighton & Hove Accommodation Scheme logo, this means the accommodation has been inspected.
National Quality Assurance Standards
There are 9 main accommodation types and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. So, for example, a hotel awarded 3 stars would have a rating of 3* Hotel.
Here’s a summary of the rating system:
Accommodation types (Sectors)
Hotels (1-5 stars)
Budget Hotels (no star ratings)
Guest Accommodation, Campus, Hostels, Self Catering, Boats, Holiday Parks (1-5 stars)
Star ratings made easy:
1 star – simple, practical, no frills
2 stars – well presented or well run
3 stars – good level of quality and comfort
4 stars – excellent standard throughout
5 stars – exceptional with a degree of luxury
Gold & Silver Awards
These are awarded to properties that exceed expectations within the rating level.
Silver - recognises high quality in all areas of the business, with very good levels of customer care.
Gold - denotes exceptional levels of quality, comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and attentive service.
Brighton & Hove Accommodation Scheme
The Brighton & Hove Accommodation Scheme is an inspection scheme accredited by VisitEngland. Assessments are carried out by trained Quality in Tourism inspectors.
The scheme is a 'light' version of the full assessment scheme above and checks that a business meets all current legislation requirements, is safe, clean and well-maintained, and where the business has a website, that it presents a true reflection of the accommodation on offer.
Please note; the Brighton & Hove Accommodation Scheme does not give ‘star’ gradings.