Nothing beats a break by the seaside! Here’s a handy guide to find the perfect place to stay during your time in Hastings.

Hotels

Alexander's Hotel Hastings Alexander's Hotel is situated on Hastings seafront, just a stones throw away from Hastings Pier and a few minutes away from the town centre and train station.
  • Breakfast available (additional cost)
  • Super-fast free wifi
  • Complimentary overnight parking
  • Single, double, twin or family rooms available
  • Flat screen televisions in each room
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities on each floor
  • Tea and coffee facilities
Book your room today.
Apollo Guest House Hastings Apollo Guest House can be found in the quiet area of Cambridge Gardens, which is a very short walk from the train station, seafront and town centre. Prices start from as little as £28 per person night, for this characteristic, central guest house. Free wifi is available for all guests.
  • Free wifi
  • Ensuite and shared bathroom facilities available
  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Allergy friendly (no feather pillows, pet-free etc)
  • Linen and towels included
Book your room today.
Astral Lodge Hastings Astral Lodge is situated on Carlisle Parade, with spectacular views over the Hastings coastline.
  • Cosy en-suite rooms
  • Free wifi
  • Single, double/twin, triple and family rooms for up to 6 people
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Linen included
  • Televisions
Book your room today.
Chatsworth Hotel Hastings The Chatsworth Hotel is a 52-room hotel situated on Carlisle Parade, with spectacular views over Hastings seafront.
  • Satellite television
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Full English breakfast
  • Lift access
  • Free wifi in public areas
  • Single, double, twin and family rooms available
Book your room today.
Grosvenor Guest House Hastings Grosvenor Guest House is located in Cambridge Gardens, a quite road located a short walk from the train station, town centre and seafront.
  • Ensuite bedrooms
  • Free wifi
  • Flat screen television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Single, double and family room available
Book your room today.
Lansdowne Hotel Hastings The Lansdowne Hotel is a seafront hotel with spectacular views, located on Robertson Terrace, which is a short walk from the train station and town centre.
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Pet-free
  • 24 hour reception
  • Television
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift to all floors
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast available
Book your room today.
The Lindum Hotel Hastings The Lindum has a seafront location on Carlisle Parade. It is a short walk from the train station and town centre, and boasts beautiful views of the seafront.
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee facilities
Book your room today.
Millifont Guest House HastingsMillifont Guest House is ideally situated in Cambridge Gardens, a short walk from the train station, town centre and seafront.
  • Single, double/twin or self-catering apartment available
  • Ensuite and shared bathrooms available
  • Free wifi
  • Television
  • Tea and coffee facilities
Book your room today.
Number 46 Guest House HastingsNumber 46 is a stylish, modern guest house located in Cambridge Gardens, a short walk from Hastings train station, town centre and seafront.
  • Single, double, twin and family rooms available
  • Free high-speed wifi
  • iPhone/iPod docking station
  • Flat screen television
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini fridge
  • Complimentary shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
Book your room today.
Phoenix Guest House HastingsPhoenix Guest House is situated a short walk from the train station, seafront and town centre, in the quiet area of Cambridge Gardens.
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Free fibre wifi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Refreshments
  • Towels
  • Fridge
Book your room today.
The Printworks Hastings The Printworks offers luxurious accommodation on Claremont, which is situated in the historical America Ground.
  • Two double rooms available
  • Superking size bed
  • Television
  • Free wifi
  • Tea and fresh coffee facilities
  • Free-standing bath and separate shower
Book your room today.
Senlac Guest House HastingsSenlac Guest House is a contemporary guest house located in the heart of Hastings town centre, on Cambridge Gardens.
  • Flat screen television
  • High-speed wifi
  • Mini fridge
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • iPhone/iPod docking station
  • Refreshments
  • Towels
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Ensuite bathrooms available
  • Single, double, twin and family rooms available
  • Self-catering apartment available
Book your room today.
The White Rock Hotel HastingsThe White Rock Hotel is located on the seafront, opposite the award-winning Hastings Pier. A large, modern and dog friendly hotel.
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Complimentary overnight parking is available
  • Small hotel car park
  • Guest lounges
  • Cafe/bar
  • Free wifi
  • Television
  • Indoor cycle store
  • Dogs welcome
  • Games room
  • Double, twin and kingsize available
Book your room today.

Great times to stay

Hastings Fat Tuesday In New Orleans and Rio they call it Mardi Gras, in Venice it’s known as Carnivale and Hastings has “Fat Tuesday” (English for Mardi Gras). Hasting Fat Tuesday borrows heavily from the New Orleans take on Mardi Gras, combining the enjoyment of good music, a flair for dressing up and partying.

For its ninth year in 2018, Hastings Fat Tuesday had a programme of 10 featured events, showcasing more than 154 acts across multiple venues in Hastings, East Sussex, including curated performances, family activities, Umbrella Parade, Le Grand Mardi Gras Ball, and UnConvention a day-long music industry event with diverse panellists. The festival climax is always the Fat Tuesday Tour, with 24 emerging and established bands touring Hastings Old Town venues, performing three 20-minute sets each.

Headline bands have included Dodgy, The Membranes, and Skunk Anansie, alongside established and emerging artists from across the UK.

Hastings Fat Tuesday is the first major event of the year in Hastings’ cultural calendar, and launch event for the area-wide Music Month initiative. In 2017 the festival drew an audience of 11,000 over the five days.

Usually taking place in February or March, the Fat Tuesday Tour falls on Shrove Tuesday, with events taking place from the Friday beforehand. In 2019, Fat Tuesday will take place from Friday 1st March to Tuesday 5th March.

Visit the Hastings Fat Tuesday website to find out more.
Hastings Jack in the GreenMay 1st has long been an important part of the annual Calendar. It is the start of summer in these latitudes and as such has always been a day for celebration: the Celts celebrated May Day as Beltane; The Romans dedicated the day to the Goddess Flora and would go to the woods to cut a tree and decorate it with ribbons and flowers, this is the origin of the May Pole. In the 16th and 17th centuries in England people would make garlands of flowers and leaves for the May Day celebration, they became increasingly elaborate. Works Guilds would try to outdo each other, in the late 18th century this became a matter for competition, milkmaids in London carried garlands on their heads with silver objects on them, but the crown had to go to the chimney sweeps. Their garland was so big it covered the entire man. It became known as Jack in the Green.

In Hastings there were at least two groups who paraded a Jack in the Green until about 1889. By the turn of the century the custom was seen no more. The reasons were twofold: the Act which stopped boys climbing chimneys had been passed and these had been the main performers; secondly the Victorians had a different attitude to such customs, the prettification of customs took place, no more the giant maypoles with drunken and promiscuous behaviour, replaced by small poles imported from Germany with happy skipping children around them. The Lord and Lady of the May with their practical joking were replaced by a pretty May Queen. Certainly there was no place for the drunken noisy Jack in the Green.


The custom was revived in Hastings by Mad Jacks Morris Dancers in 1983, and to this day, the event stands strongly on the Hastings events calendar. Enjoy Morris Dancing, drumming, folk music, bogies (the people!) and many other traditional Jack in the Green characters during the May Day bank holiday weekend.


Visit the Hastings Jack in the Green website to find out more.
Hastings Pirate DayIf you're coming to Hastings in mid-July, you might want to pack your tricorn and sword.

Hastings is the world record holder for the highest number of pirates gathered in one place. Quite an impressive number too -14,321! The pirates gathered on Pelham Place beach to be counted, and only qualified as a pirate if they wore a pirate hat or bandana and eye patch, a striped or plain T-shirt, tatty or rolled up trousers or a pirate-style skirt, and an accessory such as a sword, a musket, a pirate flag or a parrot.

That's not all that happens on Pirate Day though, over the years Hastings has seen the Red Arrows fly over, the world's largest pirate flag and parachuters land on the beach - to name a few!

This fantastic event is town-wide, and perfect for all ages. The latest information can always be found on Facebook, so dig out your best stripes, knock back and few rums and set sail to Hastings!
Hastings Old Town Carnival Week A week of exciting events from Pram Racing to Treasure Trails, Open Houses to Walking Tours, Art Shows to Historical Talks, Live Music, Street Parties, all culminating in a Grand Carnival Procession.

Old Town Carnival Week started in 1968, gradually increasing in popularity until the present day. Organised by volunteers and supporting numerous local charities, Hastings Old Town Carnival week has become a fun week for visitor and locals alike.
Find out more on the Hastings Old Town Carnival website.
Bringing people together is at the heart of Hastings Pride and they achieve this by ensuring an inclusive, fun and entertaining day. Hastings Pride is about breaking down social barriers by bringing people together and conveying important messages about social divisions. The event is fairly new to the Hastings calendar, but it's growing rapidly each year. Enjoy a colourful parade, celebrate inclusivity and have a fantastic free day out at the Oval, where the main event takes place. Hastings Pride always takes place during the August bank holiday weekend, and in the event of adverse weather, will move the main acts from the Oval to local bars in the town centre.
Hastings Bonfire 2018 Hastings Bonfire is the biggest event in the Sussex Bonfire calendar. The truly spectacular sight has to be seen to be believed!

A huge torchlit procession makes it way through the streets of the town centre and old town, before reaching it's final location at Pelham Place Beach. The beach is home to the biggest bonfire you've probably ever seen, a controversial effigy which is blown up and one of the most spectacular firework displays around.

The event attracts tens of thousands of people, and is entirely run by volunteers. Please look out for collectors who will be accepting donations during the event, as it helps put on events for future years.

Please be aware that this event is busy and loud, and visitors are asked to leave their pets at home. For safety reasons, the public are not invited on to the beach, but have fantastic views from the closed roads, Hastings Pier and West Hill.

Visit the Hastings Borough Bonfire Society's website to find out more.
The annual Christmas event marks the switching on of the town centre's Christmas lights, the opening of the Grotto and the start of the festivities in Hastings.

Love Hastings Ltd and Priory Meadow Shopping Centre work collaboratively to provide a free, family friendly, magical event for everyone to enjoy, ending each year with a spectacular firework display.

Each year is slightly different, but one thing is guaranteed - children will find it magical and adults will start realising it's time to start their Christmas shopping!

2018 saw a circus theme, including some breath-taking performances from local fire performers, and acrobats in a giant snowglobe - something that had never been seen before in Hastings!

The Christmas event always takes place in mid-November, and will be announced on Facebook, this website and Priory Meadow's website.