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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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Wonderful hotel overlooking the English Channel

28/09/2015 David T, Kennesaw, United States

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in this classic property overlooking the English Channel. The room was comfortable and very reasonably priced. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is a... more


Greasy breajfast

27/09/2015 bb2000bb, St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Overall it's ok....... Comfortable rooms and OK location. Brought my 85 year old mother here for a couple of days. But...... The cooked breakfast was greasy and we ate less than half of it. Absolutely... more


Ocean View RoomsPound

22/09/2015 readeasy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Older hotel and rooms but a great view and clean. Restaurant was good with a view. Not sure if there is AC because we didn't need it. Parking for a pound and free WIFI. Also, there is a laundry arou... more


Traditional style seaside hotel

15/09/2015 Tony504146, Wincanton, United Kingdom

The Best Western Clifton Hotel reminds me of what typical English seaside hotels used to be like. Elegant, clean, smart friendly staff and great location. The hotel has sea views on the cliff tops at ... more


Value for money

14/09/2015 Steven S, Warrington, United Kingdom

There are more expensive, more opulent hotels to stay at but for value for money, quality of food and staff professionalism you can't beat the Clifton at Folkestone. If you want an uber modern 5 star... more