There's nothing quite like waking up to a sea view, and these hotels on The Suffolk Coast are located by the sea, either offering spectacular views or nestled in bustling seaside towns and villages, within a stone's throw.
1. The Brudenell, Aldeburgh
The Brudenell is a beachfront hotel situated in the popular town of Aldeburgh which exudes beach chic; with an informal, relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy a stay in one of the many rooms which offer a sea view or a view of the surrounding countryside and River Alde.
The seafood restaurant offers al fresco dining, so you can listen to the waves crash whilst enjoying the catch of the day. There's an impressive gin menu on offer in the bar too; the perfect way to end a day of exploring and paddling in the sea!
2. The Ship at Dunwich
A beer garden with sea views, complete with a 300-year-old fig tree and cosy rooms are on offer at The Ship at Dunwich. Situated in the mediaevel village of Dunwich, just a stone's throw from the beach and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this hotel provides the perfect location for a real retreat, with the National Trust's Dunwich Heath right on the doorstep.
The restaurant serves delicious meals made with locally sourced produce and a range of local ales are available in the bar. Dogs are welcome in the hotel too and will love an early morning walk along the beach to start the day.
3. The Clyffe Hotel, Lowestoft
Located opposite the award-winning beach in Lowestoft, The Clyffe Hotel Boutique Bed & Breakfast is a grand Victorian building with panoramic views of the golden sands and sea. Each of the 16 rooms have been individually designed, creating soothing and comfortable spaces, furnished with crisp white linens, fluffy towels and eclectic furniture.
The hotel is ideally situated for a beach holiday, close to the pier and just a short walk from the coastal villages of Pakefield and Kirkley.
4. The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh
Owned by the same family for nearly 100 years, you can sit and watch the boats sail by at The Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh. Sleep soundly within a stone's throw of the sea, relax in spacious lounges or terrace gardens and enjoy delicious, locally sourced food in the restaurant or bar.
Each of the bedrooms is individually designed using distinctive fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. Many of the rooms have views of the sea and some have their own lounge areas.
5. The Hatfield Hotel, Lowestoft
Positioned just a stone's throw away from the golden sands of Lowestoft Beach, The Hatfield Hotel is the perfect stay for anyone who loves the sound of the sea.
Lovingly restored and refurbished, the hotel fuses both contemporary and traditional design, making it a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. With a choice of Classic, Executive and Seaside suites, the breathtaking location means you can enjoy the stunning views over the sea.
6. The White Lion, Aldeburgh
A cosy hotel overlooking the beach at Aldeburgh, The White Lion offers a number of rooms with views of the sea, beach huts and shingle beach. The contemporary-style rooms have been inspired by the hotel's seafront location and include comfy beds with crisp cotton sheets and bathrobes for you to relax in.
Your stay includes breakfast in the hotel's restaurant Brasserie Bleue; choose from a cooked breakfast of 'The Lion's Share' traditional English Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, smoked kippers, milk-poached smoked haddock, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or crepes. Or opt for a Continental Breakfast of croissants, fruit salad, porridge oats and prunes.
7. The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe
First opened in 1898, The Orwell Hotel is a well-known landmark centrally located in Felixstowe and within easy walking distance of the railway station, town centre and seafront.
There are 60 bedrooms and 2 restaurants; The hotel's flagship restaurant The Westerfield and The Buttery. There's a pleasant garden to relax in during the warmer months, plus plenty of places inside to read the paper with a pot of tea or catch up with a friend over tea and cake.
8. The Hog Hotel, Pakefield
The Hog Hotel is the finest new luxury boutique hotel addition to the Suffolk Coast, this fully refurbished former farmhouse is now home to a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar, rated number one place to stay in the area on Trip Advisor. A family run hotel, The Hog Hotel offers you the warmest of welcomes to this beautiful and still unspoilt part of the UK.
The sixteen en-suite bedrooms and suites, including disabled access, are beautifully designed, luxurious and with a stunning restaurant and bar, the hotel provides guests with a home from home. The front facing external rooms are dog friendly but please make sure that you let the hotel know you are bringing your furry friend.
Situated in glorious Pakefield, a short stroll from the colourful beach huts on Pakefield beach, or the Victorian gardens of Lowestoft and within easy reach of Norwich, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Great Yarmouth.
9. The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness
The Dolphin Inn is perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Thorpeness, a stone's throw away from the beach, Meare and bustling town of Aldeburgh.
There are three double en-suite rooms, each with flat screen televisions, digital radio alarm clocks and free access to wireless broadband. Two of the upgraded bathrooms include a rain style shower over the bath!
In the morning, after a restful sleep, get your day off to a great start with their delicious breakfasts; made using the best local, homemade produce before heading out for a walk around the Meare and along the beach.
10. The Swan, Southwold
The Swan is one of Adnams flagship hotels in the bustling seaside town of Southwold, overlooking the marketplace and a stone's throw from the beach.
Although the hotel has plenty of history, having welcomed guests for over 350 years, inside you’ll find the very latest modern conveniences, with bright, contemporary and colourful furnishings and thoughtful touches throughout.
The food is deliciously exciting and creative, and you can be sure of the very best ingredients and service. There are plenty of new taste experiences to discover, alongside a fabulous drinks range and cocktail bar.
Just a short stroll from the hotel is the beach with its rows of colourful beach huts and the town has a wide selection of individual boutique shops to browse. The Adnams Brewery and Distillery are only yards away and tours can be arranged for guests. There are also plenty of Adnams pubs within walking distance to explore.
A staycation close to London: Southwold offers a rural, coastal break away from the capital, but is only around two hours away from London, making it the perfect choice for a staycation.
11. The Cross Keys
A coastal in with room, The Cross Keys is situated on Aldeburgh's historic High Street, just a stone's throw from the beautiful beach. With welcoming roaring fires in the colder months and a great terrace looking out to sea for when the sun is shining, it's the perfect beachy bolthole for a stay by the sea. The food is good too, with a range of local Adnams beers, spirits and wines and delicious pub food to enjoy during your stay.
There are 3 characterful bedrooms featuring a double bed, complimentary WiFi, a TV, and tea and coffee making facilities along with fresh milk daily. The en-suite bathrooms have been stylishly decorated with showers over baths and luxury Tyneham toiletries are provide to use during your stay.
12. The Mill Inn
With traditional beams, log fires and character features a' plenty, a traditional Suffolk seaside stay can be enjoyed at The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh.
A 14th century seaside pub, the bedrooms here boast views of the beach and sea - so you can fall asleep to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore. The pub serves a range of good pub dishes, with the 14-hour smoked beef brisket and smoked king rib racks a popular choice.
13. The Bell Inn
Situated on the village green, in the heart of picturesque Walberswick and just a stones throw from the rolling sand dunes and harbour, stands The Bell Inn. This elegant, 600 year old pub is steeped in history, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and fresh sea air!
There are 6 simple and cosy bedrooms to choose from, some of which are dog-friendly too. The whole building is packed with character and there's a large garden for you to enjoy the sounds of the coast whilst sipping on a pint of Adnams famous Ghost Ship. Good pub grub is on offer and you can enjoy regular live entertainment in the bar
14. The Sail Loft
Tucked away down a quiet coastal lane in picturesque Southwold, The Sail Loft boasts views of the dunes, sand and sea. A short walk from the bustling town centre, with restaurants, cafes and boutique shops, this laid back cafe bar and restaurant has 5 stylish rooms, 4 of which boast beach views.
Wake early and walk over the dunes for a morning swim, walk into the town for a wander around the shops and a visit to the famous Pier or head towards the harbour and hop on the ferry, crossing over the River Blyth to the village of Walberswick.
15. The Anchor
A charming coastal inn, The Anchor in Walberswick is a popular village pub with restaurant with 10 cosy rooms.
Choose from a room within the character filled pub or opt for one of the pretty garden chalets. The rooms have a new England, coastal feel and can accommodate families and dogs also.
During your stay, make the most of the 3 beautiful terraces, perfect for alfresco dining in the summer and the cosy bar with a roaring log fire in the colder months. The restaurant uses seasonal and local produce, with daily specials featuring vegetables from the pub's own allotment wherever possible.