At the top of a square, looking down to the sea, a cute hotel with an arty vibe. You’re bang in the middle of Brighton with all the stuff you’d want on your doorstep: galleries, bars, the Pier and the Royal Pavilion. As for the hotel, good food, great staff, relaxed informality and a playful style are the hallmarks here. You get stripped boards, exposed brick walls and an old garage door that slides back to reveal The Clubhouse is a buzzing hangout from coffee to cocktails, breakfast to bedtime. A light and airy cafe space with sea views through big windows and exciting foodie pop ups. Bedrooms come in different styles. Some have Pop Art murals, others come in Regency colours, a new batch are super-cool with baths in the room. Most have small, stylish shower rooms, one has a decked terrace. All are interesting and colourful.