The Seattle Hotel is well positioned if you wish to visit the Brighton Marina. It’s right in the centre of the area and although it doesn’t have dedicated, private parking you do receive free parking at the nearby, multi-storey car park which is connected with a boardwalk.
The hotel is modern, clean lines, well lit and welcoming. Our room was not large but spacious enough to feel comfortable, with good facilities, comfortable bed, a view over the rear of the marina and a nice bathroom with powerful shower. My wife and I were only staying for three nights and so the room met all our needs – however there is very little storage space and so a longer stay with more clothes to hang would have been a problem.
Unfortunately the hotel does have a couple of important downsides …. It became clear each evening that the hotel is ‘dog-friendly’. Now, we have nothing against dogs and those of you with dogs will presumably be delighted with this. The problem was that some rather inconsiderate guests left their dogs alone in a bedroom each evening and they barked constantly until about one o’clock in the morning!!!! Occasionally we heard the idiot owner return to the room and casually tell their dogs to be quiet (because as everyone knows, dogs are very intelligent and understand the need to be quiet in a hotel!) Luckily my wife and I had a room at the other end of the corridor and so although annoying, we could get to sleep. For those nearer it must have been unbearable and we were told the following day that there had been many complaints during the night.
The second downside is that the bar area is extremely draughty and cold – so much so that we went out each evening as we felt it was too cold to enjoy a drink and meal in comfort. This of course will be less of an issue in the warmer months but was a problem in snowy February. In fact there is a lovely terrace that overlooks the boats that would be nice to relax on during a sunny summer’s day.
In general though, setting these issues aside, the hotel is good value for money, very welcoming and comfortable (do note that the hotel is a short drive from the centre of Brighton and would only really be walkable on a dry day) and provides an enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Malmaison Brighton, a contemporary hotel with a big personality on Brighton Marina waterfront. Uniquely located to offer the best views of Brighton Marina. Close enough to make the best of Brighton's vibrant life but also somewhere where you can enjoy a more relaxed environment with great hospitality, fresh & local produce menus & something a little more unique. Seattle is a hotel to explore, sit back and enjoy the day in the lounge, as the boats come and go, or perhaps it will be the retro pop art that will attract you or relax on our terrace and enjoy the buzz of our restaurant during the evening. Our team are a big part of what makes the Seattle experience so unique. You'll find them friendly, welcoming and never shy to help. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seattle Hotel Brighton
- Brighton Hotel Seattle
- Alias Hotel Seattle