Brighton has been a seaside resort since the 18th century and remains a popular venue today. Brighton accommodation caters for all pockets, covering 4 star hotels, budget hotels, cheap B&Bs and campsites. Seafront hotels occupy the prime sites and the most notable of these is the iconic Grand Hotel. While chains such as Holiday Inn, Jurys Inn and Innkeeper’s Lodge are represented, the city is more noted for smaller, cool, boutique hotels like Artist’s Residence, Pelirocco, Kemp Townhouse and Drakes. Those who prefer self-catering could look at the apartments let by groups such as City Pad.Visitors who base themselves in the city centre will find plenty of booking choices as well as attractions such as the Royal Pavilion, the Pier, the old area known as The Lanes and the beach. For nightlife there is a range of restaurants and bars, and live music and drama at the Brighton Centre and the Pavilion Theatre.With two universities in the city, student accommodation can provide rooms out of term time. Businesses looking for a seaside conference venue will have plenty of choice, as will spa-seekers, while gays will be welcomed in many hotels and clubs in the large gay community. The Gay Pride March is a major event. Good deals and offers for all Brighton hotels can be found on-line.