Sands Hotel Margate

Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Serviced Accommodation Employee of the Year 2014 and 2015

The Sands Hotel is an exciting boutique hotel in a superb position on the Margate seafront.

Located in an elegant, sympathetically restored Victorian building, the Sands Hotel offers a vibrant, contemporary and comfortable interior.

Relax and enjoy stunning views and magical sunsets over Margate Sands. Discover the unique quality of light that inspired the great British artist, JMW Turner to comment that “the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe.”

The Turner Contemporary Gallery itself is located just 200 metres from the hotel, a short walk past the Old Town, the recently revived creative quarter of Margate. The famous Margate Sands are of course just a few steps away.

We have 20 en-suite bedrooms for you to enjoy, a number of which have stunning views over Margate Sands. All rooms are equipped with free wifi, high definition TV, fully adjustable climate control and beautifully designed bathrooms.

We welcome both residents and non-residents to our restaurant, the main entrance to which is located at 42, High St. The large west-facing balcony offers the option of al fresco dining while enjoying the same stunning views out to sea which captured Turner’s imagination. Our menus include seasonal and locally sourced produce, inspired by Kent being, ‘the garden of England’. 

Accessibility Statement


  • WiFi access
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
  • Locally produced food
  • Euros accepted
  • Ensuite rooms