Need to know
Four; plus a self-contained cottage.
11am; earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $180.22 (£138), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include breakfast. Two-night minimum stay at weekends. (Rates increase on bank holidays and during Goodwood events).
Self-contained Crab cottage has two double rooms and can be booked for £220 a night Sunday to Thursday or £250 a night at weekends (add £30 a night for each guest after the first two).
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
At the hotel
Small garden, car park. In rooms, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player iPod dock sound system, free WiFi and broadband internet connection, Noble Isle bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Standard rooms 2 and 3 are smaller, but have large baths with rain-showers. The Deluxe rooms are slightly larger and have lovely views over Pagham Harbour; room 1 has a bath tub; up in the eaves, wooden-beamed room 4 has a walk-in shower (but may not be the best for beanpoles, thanks to its low ceilings).
Binoculars for birdspotting; vintage finery for Goodwood Revival; jelly shoes for walking along West Wittering's pebbly beach.
Pets unfortunately cannot be accommodated. A three-night minimum stay applies during the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, as well as over Bank Holiday weekends.
Children stay in parents' rooms for £30 a night; babysitting can be arranged with two weeks' notice (£10 an hour).