Parts of the building have been reduced to a shell of outer walls
On Sunday morning, the fire service announced that it was “scaling back operations” from the site of the hotel.
At the height of the operation, there were 15 fire engines at the scene with firefighters lending a hand from Preston Circus, Newhaven, Hove, Lewes, Eastbourne, and Pevensey.
Flames are said to have spread to multiple rooms from a third floor room, with the wind exacerbating the problem.
The hotel, which is run by Britannia Hotels, has previously suffered a fire in November 1998.
An ESFRS spokesperson said yesterday: “Four breathing apparatus wearers are using two main jets and an Ariel Ladder Platform to extinguish the fire. The Old Steine and part of Kings Road have been closed while the incident is ongoing.”