Hilton Brighton Metropole rebrands to DoubleTree today after refurbishment
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If you live in London then you probably have a love / hate relationship with Brighton. It’s the only resort on the south coast with a half-decent rail connection to London and despite the shingle beach there is enough to keep you busy for a weekend.
What Brighton has historically lacked is a decent points hotel if you don’t want to pay for your stay.
- Marriott has nothing
- the less said about the eyesore that is Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront the better – a recent Tripadvisor review says “I stay in IHG / Holiday Inns all over the world on a regular basis and this was undoubtedly the worst of their venues I’ve visited and an embarrassment to the brand” whilst others talk of mould
We recently covered the new Staybridge Suites hotel that has just opened near to Brighton’s railway station. Click here to learn more.
It is described as 10 minutes from The Lanes and 20 minutes walk from the pier.
Don’t be fooled by the ‘suites’ element to the name. Whilst all rooms have a seating area and some basic catering facilities, they are relatively small at 21 – 27 sq m, with the corner suites coming in at 30 sq m.
As a brand new hotel you can hopefully be assured of a far higher quality of room than any other points hotel in the city. My wife is staying here in July so I should get some feedback then. The Staybridge Suites Brighton website is here.
The Hilton Brighton Metropole rebrands today
There is now a second good points option.
The Hilton Brighton Metropole is seafront and an interesting Victorian building but has needed help for some time. (Both photos above are of this hotel.)
Luckily it has recently been through a major refurbishment. This is just about complete, apparently, and today the hotel will rebrand as DoubleTree Brighton Metropole. This is still a Hilton brand so your points earning and burning, and Hilton Honors benefits, won’t be impacted.
Note that, according to our forum, there is construction work behind the property where the same owners are building a Maldron hotel. Recent reader feedback is good though.
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Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
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