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 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.


Christmas at The Burlington 2021

Christmas at The Burlington 2021

Not sure what to do for Christmas Day lunch this year and would like to get out of the house for something spectacular.Why not let us take the stress and strain away from you by visiting us at The Burlington Hotel. Our menu is here on our website, have a browse than...

Covid 19 Update

Covid 19 Update

We are delighted to be reopening our doors on the 2nd December at 10am and we cannot wait to welcome you back! The hotel & restaurant will be opening in line with the tier 2 requirements, should you wish to amend your booking please contact us and we will be happy...

Valentines Day Special

Valentines Day Special

'every great love, starts with a good story..' The Note Book Let the Burlington hotel, Worthing be the back drop to your romantic escape to the seaside. surprise your special someone, with a delightful 3 course meal, or make it last longer.... and stay the night! View...

Our Christmas Menu

Our Christmas Menu

 Thinking about where to go for your Christmas party? Want to be spoilt by not cooking on Christmas day or want to see the New Year in with style.Why not join us here at The Burlington Hotel for our fabulous festive events.Then have a look at our brochure and contact...

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