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A fine place to stay in Folkestone.

The BEST WESTERN Clifton Hotel in Folkestone is perched on the famous Leas, with views across the Channel to France.

You'll be just a stroll from the sands of the East Cliff Beach, and just minutes from the town centre and harbour.And as the hotel dates back to the 18th Century, you'll enjoy as much character as you do convenience!

Whether you want to shop til you drop, walk or run on the Leas, take in a theatre show or simply do nothing back at the hotel, we're certain you'll leave feeling perfectly refreshed. A nearby coastal park will keep the kids happy too.

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The Leas
Clifton Gardens
CT20 2EB


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £15 per pet per night
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Our Head Chef has over 10 years experience, having trained in English cooking as well as European cuisine. He worked for two years in a 5 star hotel in Spain before rejoining our team back in Blighty!

Chef Lee


Garden Restaurant

Our restaurant is the ideal venue for a leisurely meal. After all, it overlooks our private gardens! On Sunday lunchtimes our resident pianist will delight you with your favourite tunes while the Chef delights you with your meal.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:30 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:15
Weekend times may vary

Clifton Bar

Relax with your favourite tipple in our leather armchairs, cosy-up to our life-like fire in winter and listen to our pianist on Sundays and special occasions!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Hythe Imperial

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 9
Par: 68
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required


7.00 miles away in Hythe


9 holes Yes


Whatever you need, we can make it happen. Choose the BEST WESTERN Clifton Hotel for your wedding and we'll ensure that it really is the most special day of your life!

Wedding service and reception venue

Our light, airy Pleydell Suite is the perfect place for the perfect day. It also has a dancefloor for the perfect night!


Just say the word and well serve up some great wedding food for you and your guests!


Registry office:

Get in touch with Cristi Manea

For any enquiries please call Cristi manea on 01303 851231

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CT20 2EB

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Nearest motorway: M20, J13, 2.00 miles
Nearest train station: Folkestone Central, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: london Gatwick, 75.00 miles

The Leas
Clifton Gardens
CT20 2EB

What's nearby?


  • Bannatyne (1.5 miles)

  • Folkestone Bowls club (1.5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Dover Castle (6 miles)

  • Leeds Castle (30 miles)

  • France (33 miles)

  • Cathedral of Canterbury (20 miles)

  • The Leas Cliff Hall (0 miles)


  • Folkestone (0.2 miles)

  • Ashford (13 miles)

  • Canterbury (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Enjoy floor to ceiling windows at the BEST WESTERN Clifton Hotel, as well as wall-to-wall hospitality from our attentive staff.

Available room set ups

U shape


The Pleydell Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the Garden area and is suitable for both Meetings and Dinner Dance Parties


The Romney Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the Garden area and id suitable for Training courses and can be used in conjunction with the Pleydell Room


The Garden Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the Garden area suitable for smaller meeting and Dinner parties

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Pleydell 80 32 32 30 75
Romney 50 18 20 20 40
Garden 40 14 14 20 32
Bouverie 40 14 16 18 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 279 traveller reviews
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Wonderful hotel from a more gentle & elegant epoque!

20/11/2015 Suzanne H, Avignon, France

Lovely big room with sea view & pretty furnishings. Fresh crisp sheets & fluffy towels! Bathroom quite small but adequate with nice sized bath. Personnel really helpful & courteous - very friendly & ... more


A pleasant short break on the Leas Folkestone

18/11/2015 Marion H, England, United Kingdom

Just returned from a break 2nd one in a month in the Clifton..Had a lovely room 224 with king size bed & seaview. Hotel very clean , pleasant helpful staff and good food. As it's so close to the Leas... more


Nice and cosy

02/11/2015 Igor B, London, United Kingdom

Hotel was quiet, cosy, we plenty benefited of the great 2 lounges. Friendly staff. Hotel is conveniently located, parking possibility, walking distance from town centre. Very interesting old building,... more


quick stop over

28/10/2015 Tracy L, London, United Kingdom

we stayed over for convenience and price. we were in the area and wanted some where . It suited our needs, the rooms were clean and tidy. the breakfast was nice , however we weren't told what you coul... more


One night stay

25/10/2015 Lorraine H, poole

Old hotel, some may say dated but I like the older style as has character and a story. Clean and tidy Quirky old style Good size room 349 sea view Good breakfast Comfortable bed Great location Ea... more