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10 Best Hotels in Lewes

White Lodge B&B
4 out of 5
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7.46 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"This was simply the best B&B we have ever stayed at. The facility was very nice, the hosts were terrific, and the breakfasts were tremendous. I have both dietary and mobility issues, and Ann & Martin were able to take care of all of them, starting with a lovely room on the ground floor. We would ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2019

White Lodge B&B
The Dorset
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$72 per night
0.62 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (150 reviews)

"nice room, good friendly service"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

The Dorset
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$130 per night
1.04 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (98 reviews)
Lovely stay

"Lovely hotel, very welcoming staff too. Room and bed very comfortable but it does need redecorating throughout and the bathroom tho clean does need a refresh of paint work and grout and sealer on tiles. Facilities in room good tea/coffee etc, hairdryer and bottled water in room. Toiletries in bathroom ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant
The Blacksmiths Arms
The price is AU$189 per night
2.63 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (276 reviews)

"Friendly and accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

The Blacksmiths Arms
YHA South Downs - Hostel
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$81 per night
4.89 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (32 reviews)
Really cheap and great for an overnight

"It was a Youth Hostel but you don't need to be a member. I did stay in a dorm but there were only two of us in it and it took me back to when I was a student. Very clean, very friendly, very good full English breakfast in the café on site. Really good repurposing of what I assume was once a large ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

YHA South Downs - Hostel
The Bull at The Green
3 out of 5
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The price is AU$126 per night
11.18 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (181 reviews)

"Always a pleasure to stay at the Bull. Room small but has everything you could need for an overnight stay. Excellent evening meals served at the pub"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

The Bull at The Green
The Roebuck Inn
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$216 per night
9.14 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (64 reviews)

"The bar itself has great atmosphere and a good selection of ales. To be fair, the two rooms we booked didn't quite live up to the soft-focus photos on the website; but they were clean and the beds were very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. The breakfast was phenomenal and all the staff ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2019

The Roebuck Inn
Pelham House
4 out of 5
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0.11 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Lovely B&B

"The hotel and grounds itself are very beautiful with modern decor. The breakfast was a good selection and the bar was well stocked and reasonably priced. Check-in was quick and easy and we received a quick tour of the hotel. The local knowledge could have been better, when we asked for a local restaurant ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Pelham House
The BlackSmiths Arms
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$115 per night
10.78 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (222 reviews)

"Very good"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

The BlackSmiths Arms
The White Hart Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$118 per night
0.08 km from city centre
3.1/5 (556 reviews)

"very nice room,asked for extra;s that was layed on for me;in the town centre."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

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Visiting Lewes

History buffs will enjoy exploring Lewes, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and culturally-rich, this city will delight tourists with its gardens, opera houses, and spas. Sheffield Park Garden, Drusilla's Zoo, and Michelham Priory are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 23 hotels and other accommodations in Lewes
  • The closest major airport is in London (LGW-Gatwick) 32.1 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Lewes

The city is well known for its opera and cultural venues like Glyndebourne Opera House and Barbican House Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves' House, and Monk's House. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and these places to visit: Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes Priory Park, and Spring Barn Farm Park.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 23 hotels and other lodging accommodations to pick from in Lewes. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Blacksmiths Arms - This 4-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and helpful staff.
  • Beechwood B&B - Our customers like the breakfast at this guesthouse. This 5-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free parking, and a spa tub.
  • The Roebuck Inn - This 3.5-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Sheffield Park Garden, located 7.2 mi (11.6 from the heart of the city, and Drusilla's Zoo, which is 7.3 mi (11.8 away.

Getting Around Lewes

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Lewes Cooksbridge Station, Lewes Station, or Lewes Glynde Station. Lewes might not have many public transit options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Lewes

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 51°F and the nighttime average to be 35°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 69°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • July through September averages 70°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 60°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Lewes is 0.98 inches
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 69°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Lewes?
The Blacksmiths Arms is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers a restaurant and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant and The Dorset as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lewes, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the top deals on offer in Lewes.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Lewes?
Based on reviews, The White Hart Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include The BlackSmiths Arms and The Newmarket Inn.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Lewes?
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families and features a restaurant. Other good options for your child-friendly holiday include The BlackSmiths Arms and The Newmarket Inn. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Blackberry Farm Park.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Lewes?
The White Hart Hotel is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features cable TV and coffee makers.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Lewes?
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and 24-hour room service for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include The BlackSmiths Arms and The White Hart Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Lewes?
The Blacksmiths Arms is a top 4-star hotel for a beach holiday, and features a restaurant and a bar. The Newmarket Inn is another good option for your beach trip. Head to Brighton Beach or Eastbourne Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Lewes?
Pelham House is a 4-star B&B and popular for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Lewes?
Pelham House is a favourite 4-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free breakfast and free WiFi.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Lewes?
The Blacksmiths Arms is a 4-star B&B featuring a restaurant and free parking, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. You can tee off at Lewes Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best hotel in Lewes to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a terrace and flat-screen TVs. A couple of other options near historic sites include Pelham House and The BlackSmiths Arms. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Lewes Castle, Glyndebourne Opera House and Monk’s House.

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