We have always wanted to take a trip to Brighton, so when my husband was given some last minute time off work recently we decided to take a couple of days out and book a cheap hotel stay. Travelodge then very kindly provided an overnight stay at their Brighton hotel. We opted for the Travelodge Preston Road hotel which was just out of town. It was less busy and as we were taking our daughter with us, we wanted a good size family room that this hotel looked perfect for.
The Preston Road Travelodge in Brighton is perfectly situated for those who want easy access to the city centre without actually having to base themselves right in the middle of it. We enjoyed the 30 minute walk into town and didn’t have to move our car from the Travelodge carpark. Brighton parking is stupidly expensive, so to be able to do this was a huge plus point. The fact that there is a gorgeous park across the road from the hotel and that you can amble past the train station and some lovely looking Brighton streets to get straight to the seafront is fantastic.
Our daughter is a huge Youtube fan so she kept a lookout for Zoe and Alfie (Zoella and PointlessBlog) some popular youtubers who live there but we didn’t manage to spot them! However, we spent hours on the lovely Brighton pebble beach, soaking up the atmosphere and visiting the touristy shops scattered along the sea front.
We shopped in the main high-street stores, of which there are plenty! Then took a trip to The Lanes which is like an intricate maze of small boutique shops selling jewellery, food, drink and just about everything you could ever think of! We stayed out pretty late and felt completely safe walking back to the hotel as it started to get dark. You could always take a short Taxi or bus ride though I’m sure.
After a long day, we enjoyed an amazing nights sleep in some of the comfiest beds ever. Travelodge beds are so soft! The family rooms were some of the biggest we’ve ever seen at a budget hotel and although we stayed on one of the hottest days of the year, it wasn’t too much of a problem as we left the fan on overnight.
Not ideal for those who find them a bit noisy, but for us it was far better than the alternative for those looking to do Brighton on a budget.
Our stay was wonderful and to be able to avoid paying parking charges by walking everywhere meant that we had a little bit extra to spend having fun and treating ourselves to fish and chips and hot chocolates on the beach! If you get chance I would highly recommend visiting the massive hot chocolate stand near to the pier as they are the perfect indulgent drink for an evening walk by the sea.
We had a great stay and will definitely return so feel free to leave your Brighton ‘must see’ tips and attractions for our next visit as we would love to stay a little longer next time and explore more!
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