Asylum seekers are set to be housed at the Mercure Dolphin in High Street we can exclusively reveal.
It comes after the hotel took a booking placing an order for rooms up until March 2022 with a request for a further extension if required.
It comes as a record number that have made the crossing in the past two weeks.
The number of migrants reaching the UK by boat this year has now exceeded three times the level recorded in the whole of 2020. 886 people arrived on Saturday. It takes the number for this year to more than 25,700. The figure for last year was 8,469.
The hotel owned by the french company Mercure has refused to comment and are keeping tight-lipped on who will be staying.
Those already booked in have been advised to seek an alternative hotel as the booking can not be honoured at this time.