HOTEL rooms in Brighton and Hove are 40% cheaper than the country’s priciest staycation location.

The city has been named as the 17th most expensive British seaside resort in a new study topped by St Ives in Cornwall.

The average one night hotel stay in Brighton is £71 according to The Times study, making it £4 cheaper than the average stay at neighbours Worthing, which ranked 13th in the table.