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Offering spectacular views of the English Channel, this traditional Victorian-style hotel dates back to 1864, and is steeped in a rich history and nostalgia that will captivate you before you arrive!

 Primarily known for its scenic views and grandeur, you will find everything you need at the Clifton Hotel. Whether you wish to relax in comfort in our Individual rooms, enjoy a coffee in our Costa lounge, sip an original cocktail in the Ocean Bleu Bar & Lounge, or indulge in some fabulous food at our renowned Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

The Clifton Hotel takes pride in being one of the most historic hotels in Folkestone. We are waiting to welcome you! 

Re-Opening Road Map


In accordance with Government guidelines, our hotel is now open as normal. Our check-in begins from 15:00 each day with check out by 11:00 on the day of your departure.

We will continue to provide a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for our guests, and now due to the easing of restrictions both our bar and restaurant are open as usual. 
If you would prefer to order room service this is also available from 12:00 until 21:30. If you would like a copy of the room service menu please enquire during your check-in.

Our Costa coffee is open 7 days a week.

If you're checking out on a Sunday, our Sunday Roast at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse is a must-try.


Many people are asking "is it safe to stay in hotels right now?" and the new kitemark is a response to these concerns for safety and cleanliness. It will see Best Western hotels overlay new standards on top of our already high cleaning requirements and processes. This involves comprehensive risk assessments of every area of the hotel.

From grab and go breakfast options, to new housekeeping rules, from touchless practices to social distancing signage, we’ve got everything covered.

Our 5 main areas of requirements and recommendations are all part of an industry-leading accreditation scheme and are developed to reassure both guests and our hotel teams.


We have partnered with Quality in Tourism (QT) to adopt a new gold standard for anti-Covid-19 at our hotel which we believe makes them one of the safest hotels in the UK.



At the Best Western Clifton Hotel, we believe that your day should start the way you want it to. The Clifton Breakfast lets you decide, whether it’s a traditional cooked breakfast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, or a selection of pastries. We know you will enjoy whatever you choose or you may prefer to start your day with. Remember, we are here to help so if you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the staff.


We also have Gluten-Free, Vegan & Lactose-free items. Speak to our team for more information.

Breakfast served,

Monday to Friday 7 am - 9:30 am

Saturday & Sunday 7 am - 10 am

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Stay with us

Bringing together an eclectic mix of modern and traditional interiors, home from home comforts, and a fantastic standard of service, you will always be able to relax, sleep, dine, and unwind in style and comfort, no matter what the occasion.

All of our bedrooms are comfortably furnished and include Wi-Fi, TV, radio, direct dial telephone, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, and hospitality tray. A selection of our rooms offers a sea view or garden view. Daily vouchers for street parking are available from reception at a reduced rate for hotel guests.

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Enjoy a culinary experience like no other in our Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Ocean Bleu Bar & Lounge, or Costa Coffee Lounge. From our popular traditional afternoon teas with homemade cakes and pastries through to our all-day dining experiences.

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Bringing together elements of modern style and traditional charm, The Clifton Hotel provides the perfect setting to celebrate the biggest day of your life.

Whether you’re planning a small intimate gathering or a large celebration, we offer a range of options that will ensure that your day is everything you hoped it would be and more.

Our dedicated team will help you to plan your wedding day to perfection, ensuring that each element is meticulously planned and delivered.

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