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 Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft
The Hotel Victoria is an individually owned business with a picturesque cliff top location overlooking Lowestoft's award winning beaches.
The unique combination of a prominent Victorian building is complemented by a chic, modern interior with stunning sea views and landscaped gardens, offering the perfect surroundings for any occasion.
Standing proud on top of Kirkley cliff and overlooking Lowestoft's award-winning Blue Flag beaches, The Hotel Victoria is located less than a mile south of the town's central business district, making it ideally situated for tourists and business.
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.