About Us


A Little About Us…

Worthing is a historical, friendly, traditional, seaside town that is definitely “on the up” which makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Just sit and breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the picture-postcard views from the promenade, or Worthing’s stunning Art Deco Pier, and as one of the UK’s most popular spots for swimming, kite and wind-surfing, you can take advantage of our award winning beach.

You may prefer to travel inland to the chalk-land habitat of the South Downs National Park with its magical abundance of wildlife and breath-taking, National Trust walks. You could take in a show at one of Worthing’s prestigious theatres or a film at the historical, Edwardian era, Dome Cinema, one of the U.K.’s oldest cinemas, or spend time at our fascinating museum.

Whether you are shopping, eating, swimming, hiking or relaxing, the family-friendly town of Worthing makes the perfect base from which to explore other parts of Sussex, such as Brighton, Chichester, and Arundel, which all offer their own unique charm and experiences.

Worthing is also the perfect base for a trip to London (which is only ninety minutes away) with a regular service to London Victoria from Worthing Station.

The Burlington Hotel

The South Coast has historically been held in high esteem by members of the Royal Family, and George III is said to have chosen Worthing for his daughter Amelia’s retreats. This raised the profile of the town by encouraging the fashionable people of the time to come and sample the health benefits of life by the sea, and thus making Worthing a popular sea side resort in its own right.

Oscar Wilde is reputed to have stayed here at the hotel while writing the ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, and legend has it that the character ‘Mr Worthing’ in that novel was inspired by the town.

Charles Dickens also frequently visited Worthing during the 1860’s, and is known to have stayed at the hotel, first discovering the town after an exhausting reading tour of Brighton.

In 1864, building began on The Burlington Hotel. Opened in 1865 and originally named ‘The Heene Hotel’ The Burlington assumed its position as Worthing’s only prestigious purpose built hotel.

As the oldest hotel in Worthing, and a now a listed building, The Burlington Hotel provides historic setting but with a contemporary twist, making the hotel one of the most popular and well-known landmarks in Worthing.

Renowned for its contemporary Bar and Restaurant, The Burlington Hotel hosts weddings, private functions, cocktail, champagne and canapé events, with a…

…fabulous choice of fresh seasonal dishes, seafood, healthy options and indulgent treats, all complemented by a carefully selected wine list.

The Burlington Hotel is a beautifully refurbished seafront hotel in Worthing that offers a relaxed atmosphere; immaculate service and attention to detail, enhancing the most prestigious of occasions.

Highly trained staff are always on hand to make your stay memorable and discuss your requirements. Our dedicated events team will plan and coordinate any religious or themed wedding, intimate or grand occasion to make your special day truly memorable. The idyllic seaside location combined with our committed staff, attention to detail, and enchanting setting make The Burlington Hotel the perfect place to host your event.


St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day Party and Sunday LunchJoin us for great craic this St. Patrick’s Day… On Saturday 16th March, come to our Coral Lounge for a St Patrick’s Day party. Entry is free, we’ll be running drinks promotions, and our resident DJ will have you on the dancefloor...

The Burlington Hotel: The Prime Minister’s hotel of choice

The Burlington Hotel: The Prime Minister’s hotel of choice

The Burlington Hotel has hosted several famous names over the years, from Oscar Wilde to Charles Dickens, but in our 160-year history, we have never hosted a sitting Prime Minister – until now. In January this year, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stayed overnight with us...

Mother’s Day Lunch

Mother’s Day Lunch

Celebrate the leading lady in your life and join us for a very special Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday 10th March. With breath-taking seafront views from the bar and restaurant, our menu is full of fresh, local produce handcrafted by our Head Chef . Sit back, relax and...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day dinner, bed & breakfast offerCelebrate Valentine’s Day in elegance and comfort at The Burlington Hotel, the perfect setting for your romantic seaside escape. With breath-taking beach views from the bar and restaurant, a carefully crafted menu, and...

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