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A quirky boutique hotel with rooms individually designed by artists and a wonderfully informal atmosphere.

Artist Residence Brighton

33 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2GG 01273 324 302

We say

When it comes to boutique hotels there are few that do it better than the Artist Residence, with 24 guest rooms many of which have been individually designed by their artists in residence! It's hard to summarise the look and feel, but it's safe to say you'll find pretty much any style you're looking for, from stark minimalist designs to loud Pop-Art decor and beach-style Caribbean. The inevitable outcome of such a mix of bedroom styles is an informal atmosphere throughout the rest of the hotel – a laid-back vibe that is reflected in the Cocktail Shack, a super cool bar next door run by the same people.

All rooms are en-suite and most have excellent sea views across the West Pier, given the prime seafront position on Regency Square. Along with flat-screen TVs, free WI-FI and tea/coffee facilities, rooms feature a mix of vintage and up-cycled furniture along with king-sized beds. Breakfast is served in a room with perhaps the best views all – expect locally sourced ingredients, most notably in the mini-Full English with Brighton Sausage Co. sausages.

All in all, Artist Residence Brighton is a very cool place to stay, and the central location merely adds icing to the carefully crafted cake. They also have other equally arty properties in Penzance, Cornwall, in Pimlico, London and in Oxfordshire.

They say

The Grade II-listed townhouse hotel features 24 eclectic bedrooms, a cocktail bar, café, guest lounge, meeting room and ping-pong room, and one restaurants – The Set, serving a set tasting menu of seasonal dishes, and The Set Cafe, a more casual alternative with seasonal small plates.

Each of the bedrooms has been individually designed with original artwork and bespoke furniture. Room facilities include flat-screen TV with free-view, free Wi-Fi and tea & coffee making facilities.

Breakfast is served in The Set Cafe, with a selection of home-cooked dishes on offer using locally sourced produce, including a Mini Full English, American Pancakes and Eggs Benedict.

Brighton train station is just a 10-minute walk, with many of Brighton’s main attractions, such as the Royal Pavillion, Brighton beach, the Laines and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, just a short stroll away.

Why stay with us?

Artist Residence is located in the centre of Brighton on historic Regency square, with fabulous sea-views over the iconic West Pier. The hotel is also a neighbourhood hub for many of Brighton’s local creatives.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Definitely be going back again! ★★★★★

One of the quirkiest and most original hotels I have ever stayed in! Each room has been decorated by a different artist given each room it's own identity, ( what's better than been able to stay in a room decorated by of your favourite artists) I stayed in the Jamie Brown room who's work I admire hugely! The room it self was clean and had beautiful furniture and the best feature a private balcony looking over the amazing and iconic West Pier! As well as the great room, the hotel has an onsite gallery and cafe which in my opinion serves up a brilliant and tasty breakfast, we opted for the Big AR Breakfast which kept us going for hours and was made with the very best produce! I would recommend this hotel to all of my friends and will definitely be going back again!

Artist Residence Brighton reviewed by on November 17th, 2014

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24 funkily decorated rooms, ranging in size from Tiny to Cosy to Bigger. 


  • Bar
  • DAB Radios
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi

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  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Seaside
  • Something Different
  • Town & City
  • Waterside

Getting There

Take the A23. Exit following the signs towards Brighton Town Centre. Upon reaching the roundabout by the Brighton Pier, take the third exit heading west along the seafront on the Kings Road. Artist Residence is located directly opposite the West Pier in Regency Square. To access Regency Square, take a right turn at Preston Street. Take the next right on Preston Street to access the top Regency Square. There is an underground car park in Regency Square. The Artist Residence is situated at the top of the square with a Pink door. The square is well sign posted from the seafront.


Open all year.

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