With its Pleasure Beach, long promenade and pier, Blackpool is the quintessential British seaside resort. Being in the north of England, the weather may not always comply, but when it does, there are few more fun places to be anywhere in the British Isles – particularly for families.
The accommodation options here are centred around the seafront, for which you will inevitably pay a small premium. But there’s no need to break the bank looking for your Blackpool hotel. Here’s our pick of affordable and well-reviewed options with 4 stars.
Blackpool FC Hotel
If you’re a football fan, this may just be the hotel of your dreams, though your nocturnal visions may have chosen a more glamorous venue than Bloomfield Road, the home of Blackpool FC. Nevertheless, the hotel is a great idea, offering pitch-side views from its modern accommodation. Each stylishly decorated guest room has a flat-screen TV for those important action replays, and a contemporary en suite bathroom. Other amenities available to guests include a gym, fitness classes, free Wi-Fi and free parking. There’s also a pitch-side restaurant offering a modern British menu. Blackpool South Rail Station is just half a mile away and the Promenade can be reached in less than 10 minutes by foot.
Nestled slap bang on Blackpool’s bustling promenade, this is a great hotel for those who love a seafront setting and its attendant vibrant atmosphere. Just minutes from the beach, its location is augmented with some excellent amenities including an indoor pool and modern gym, and a sauna and steam room. As for the guest rooms, flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities and a work desk come as standard, while most rooms offer scenic ocean views. An on-site restaurant features a contemporary grill menu and a traditional carvery. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a couple of miles away and can be reached by tram from close to the hotel.
Located in the centre of Blackpool, this hotel has a beach virtually on its doorstep. Add to the mix PlayStation games consoles in several of the guest rooms, and you can see why this hotel is popular among families with young children. If they get bored of gaming, rooms also feature Sky channels including Sky Sports, while stunning sea views and heated towel rails are features more likely to please the grown-ups. Other hotel amenities include a fully licensed bar and games room, and a dining room where you can enjoy freshly cooked breakfasts each morning, Danish pastries or pancakes. Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Pleasure Beach are both within walking distance.
The Bromley Hotel
Another hotel favoured by families, The Bromley is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and offers wonderful views out over the Irish Sea. Free on-site parking – available on a first come first serve basis – offers utmost convenience for visitors coming by car. Other hotel amenities include Wi-Fi in public areas. Guest rooms all have private bathrooms, TVs, and tea/coffee making facilities and some rooms boast sea views. All of Blackpool’s famous attractions can be reached either by foot or are a short tram ride away.
Just 350 yards from Blackpool Promenade, this hotel is ideally situated for brisk coastal walks – or even sun-kissed ones, if you get lucky with the weather. Guest rooms are elegantly decorated and feature modern private bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities, while some also come with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Other hotel amenities include a stylish bar and lounge area, and a separate dining room serving full English breakfasts each morning. For the grown-ups, nocturnal entertainment can be found at a burlesque cabaret bar located just a two-minute walk away.