If you’re looking for somewhere quirky to stay with a bucket (and spades) full of character and a no-child policy, the Southbourne Grove Hotel might be just your thing. As the name suggests, this unique, 20s, 30s and 70s retro-styled guesthouse is adjacent to Southbourne Grove, the popular district’s bohemian parade of restaurants and cafes and just a 6-minute jitterbug down to the beach. The characterful hotel offers nine en-suite bedrooms, including an apartment-style suite with its own lounge, office and garden. A nice touch is the guest lounge, where residents can mingle between 9am and 11am – bring your own drinks, board games supplied!! With daily hamper direct your room, wifi and *flexible* 11am checkout (dependent on hangover!) it would be hard not to move in permanently with this sort of welcome!