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YHA South Downs - Hostel
4 out of 5
Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, England
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The price is $54 per night
3.03 mi from city center
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 Mar 20, 2020

YHA South Downs - Hostel
The Roebuck Inn
3.5 out of 5
Lewes Road, Lewes, England
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The price is $126 per night
5.67 mi from city center
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 Sep 4, 2019

The Roebuck Inn
The Blacksmiths Arms
4 out of 5
London Road, Offham, Lewes, England
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The price is $110 per night
1.63 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (276 reviews)

"Friendly and accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

The Blacksmiths Arms

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The BlackSmiths Arms
3 out of 5
Lewes Road, Halland, Lewes, England
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The price is $67 per night
6.7 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (222 reviews)

"Very good"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

The BlackSmiths Arms
White Lodge B&B
4 out of 5
Town Littleworth Road, Cooksbridge, Lewes, England
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4.63 mi from city center
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 Sep 8, 2019

White Lodge B&B
The Bull at The Green
3 out of 5
The Green, Lewes, England
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The price is $74 per night
6.95 mi from city center
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 Jan 23, 2020

The Bull at The Green
Beechwood B&B
5 out of 5
Eastbourne Road, Halland, Lewes, England
The price is $155 per night
6.65 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)

"Very welcoming, beautifully furnished room which had many personal touches. Excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Beechwood B&B
Rosendale B&B
3.5 out of 5
Jackies Lane, , Newick, Lewes, England
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7 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Relaxing Rosendale! 😊

"We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts. The apartment was sumptuous and very clean, and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and provided at a time to suit us. The surroundings were beautiful and rural with deer at the bottom of the garden! The accommodation ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2018

Rosendale B&B
Marshlands Annexe - Near Anne of Cleves' House
3 out of 5
Kingston Road, Lewes, England
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0.98 mi from city center
Marshlands Annexe - Near Anne of Cleves' House
The Dorset
3.5 out of 5
22 Malling Street, Lewes, England
The price is $48 per night
0.39 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (150 reviews)

"nice room, good friendly service"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

The Dorset
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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. Top sights around the area include Sheffield Park Garden, Drusilla's Zoo, and Michelham Priory.

  • There are 27 hotels and other accommodations in Lewes
  • The closest major airport is in London (LGW-Gatwick), 20 mi (32.1 km) 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 27 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Lewes. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • White Lodge B&B - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and quiet location.
  • The Blacksmiths Arms - Our customers like the overall value and helpful staff at this inn. This 4-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free parking.
  • The Roebuck Inn - This 3.5-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

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

Getting Around Lewes

If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Lewes Cooksbridge Station, Lewes Station, or Lewes Glynde Station. Lewes may not have many public transportation choices 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
  • Lewes gets about 0.98 inches of rain per year
  • 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 favorite 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 visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lewes, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Lewes.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Lewes?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Lewes, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Lewes?
Based on reviews, The White Hart Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include The BlackSmiths Arms and The Newmarket Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Lewes?
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families and features a restaurant. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include The BlackSmiths Arms and The Newmarket Inn. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Blackberry Farm Park.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Lewes?
The White Hart Hotel is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features cable TV and coffee makers.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Lewes?
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant is a top hotel for people traveling 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 hotel to stay close to Glyndebourne Opera House?
The Dorset is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star inn offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located 1.9 mi (3 km) from Glyndebourne Opera House. Other good options within a few miles include The White Hart Hotel and Pelham House.
What about the best place to stay near Plumpton Racecourse?
One of the top choices for your stay is THE WHITE HORSE B&B, located 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Plumpton Racecourse, and this 3.5-star B&B offers a restaurant and free WiFi. The Blacksmiths Arms and White Lodge B&B are two other good choices within a few miles.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Lewes?
The Blacksmiths Arms is a top 4-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features a restaurant and a bar. The Newmarket Inn is another good option to stay near the beach. Head to Brighton Beach or Eastbourne Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Lewes?
Pelham House is a 4-star B&B and popular for Expedia travelers looking for a luxurious stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Lewes?
Pelham House is a favorite 4-star B&B with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring free breakfast and free WiFi.

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