Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton, Sussex

You are invited to imagine you are visiting a friend’s house when you drop into Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s bohemian seafront hotel and social hub – albeit a friend with outré tastes in art. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With its outré tastes in art, Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s seafront hotel and social hub perfectly encapsulates Brighton’s bohemian spirit. The template for a small collection of hotels was set here in 2008 when Justin invited street artists to stay at his parents’ B&B in exchange for bedaubing and bedecking it. The cheapest bedrooms are snug, with maybe one of those runny-mascara murals by Charles Uzzell-Edwards (aka ‘Pure Evil’), or a sea-facing balcony and works by local artist Joe Webb, plus a Roberts radio and rainfall shower. Some rooms have a bare brick wall, an in-room copper bath, a modern four-poster, bunks, a view of the skeletal remains of the West Pier – rather like an art installation in itself. New this year is a fourth-floor apartment in the house next door, a great base for a family stay. The restaurant has closed, but coffee and cocktails are served all day in the ground-floor bar and café spaces, along with neon admonishments (‘Stop pretending’), as well as breakfast and weekend brunch. Besides, this is Brighton, with any number of places to eat.

Hotel details


34 Regency Square
BN1 2FJ.


01273 324302




all year, restaurant closed 25/26 Dec.


small lift, bar and café, private cocktail bar (events), ping-pong/meeting room, in-room TV (Freeview), small terrace, car park opposite (fee), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed, free cots, extra bed £30, under-16s not unsupervised in bedrooms.


allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per dog per night, incl. bed, bowls and treats).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


room-only doubles from £129. Cooked breakfast from £7.50, full English £11, brunch (Sat, Sun) £20. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

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At the top of a delightful regency square looking down to the derelict West Pier;. Enthusiastic young staff; and a bedroom with character. Our a comfy sea view room on the fourth floor (reached by a tiny lift) had a high ceiling, the usual mix of repurposed furnishings, a funky mock antler chandelier, a large, comfortable bed. Good bedside lighting, less good storage. Small but well-equipped bathroom. Breakfast (aka brunch) is charged by the item. Set us up for a morning in the Lanes, just ten minutes' walk away. But the background pop music was disturbing. - Desmond and Jenny Balmer - December 2018
We stayed in room 21,"the best room in the house". It is fairly compact but has a perfect view across Regency Square; in fine weather the balcony would be wonderful. Bed linen was excellent. But there were only four spare clothes hangers. We were the first diners to experience the new tapas offering in The Set Café. Service and food were good and reasonably priced. Breakfast was not well organised, perhaps because not yet taken over by the Set. - Kevin and Victoria Seymour - January 2018

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.