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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6152*


No onsite car park . Hotel offers parking voucher for £2 per day for street parking, however availability cannot be guaranteed.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted
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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Pomp n ceremony

12/10/2016 Michael795,

What a find !!! Beautiful old Victorian hotel with all the character of a by-gone era. Best value for money EVER !!! £110 included full English breakfast overlooking the Channel & relaxing parklands. ... more


Lovely old fashioned hotel

05/10/2016 ANGELWINGS123, LONDON

We had a beautiful sea view room ( 103 ) . Immaculate . King size and very comfortable bed . Everything was spotless and clean . I had to call reception in the morning as the coffee and milk had not b... more


At least 8 cockroaches in the bathroom

03/10/2016 Dan H,

After returning back from supper, we discovered 4 cockroaches in the bathroom of our third floor room. There was no-one on reception to report the problem to. By three in the morning there were 8! We ... more



26/09/2016 Lee B, Clifton Hotel, Folkestone, United Kingdom

Very disappointed with our stay. We where put in a room on the top floor... which had a sloping floor. You couldn't even put a drink on the side with out if falling off. The window banged with a sligh... more


Tired hotel...

22/09/2016 Dom C, Windsor, United Kingdom

Visited the hotel on business and stayed two nights. Firstly, important to say the staff were fine - amenable and friendly. But, boy, has this hotel seen better days... OK, so it was clean but it's in... more