The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Blackpool, England

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23 November 2020
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Blackpool on a budget doesn’t mean B&Bs with shared bathrooms or home-made sandwiches on the pier. This quintessential cheap and cheerful seaside resort has a wide range of stylish, affordable accommodation with sea views. Take a look at our pick of the best cheap hotels in Blackpool – bookable on Culture Trip – and save your pennies for the arcades.

Redstone Guest House

A cosy white-and-soft-blue guest room with one bed and an ensuite at Redstone Guest House
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Set down a quieter side street, just a stone’s throw from the promenade, Redstone Guest House is the quintessential seaside hotel. With eight renovated rooms, it maintains its traditional character and warm, friendly welcome while providing all the creature comforts you could need. Breakfast can be arranged at a time to suit you, and the Pleasure Beach, Madame Tussauds and the South Pier are all less than a mile (1.6km) away.

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool

A sleek white-and-grey bar and lounge area with wood floors and carpeting at Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
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On the quieter South Shore, the Hampton by Hilton Blackpool looks out over a Blue Flag sandy beach. Contemporary design and panoramic windows give the guest rooms a bright, airy feel, and free wifi comes as standard. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast (freshly made waffles included) before jumping on the famous tram for a trip along the coast to visit the Sea Life Blackpool Aquarium or the Blackpool Tower Dungeon – if you dare.

Number One South Beach

A stylish black-and-white one-bed guest room with a black sofa and floral wallpaper at Number One South Beach Blackpool
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Budget accommodation doesn’t have to be boring, as Number One South Beach shows. This cheap hotel in Blackpool has clearly taken inspiration from the nearby Mirror Ball installation for its 14 dazzlingly and individually designed rooms, complete with king-size beds, whirlpool baths and free wifi. Make the most of the seaside location by requesting a top-floor room, with a balcony and endless panoramas of the Irish Sea.

Art Break Hotel

A small gallery area with colourful paintings and sculptures at Art Break Hotel
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Art lovers, this is the hotel for you. The comfortable guest rooms and complimentary breakfast already make the Art Break Hotel great value for money, but its extra activities really set this creative place apart. Set your inner artist free at the range of classes the hotel offers, where you can hone your drawing, painting and sculpting skills. If you need to recharge your creative batteries afterwards, take a stroll along the promenade, or visit the home of Blackpool FC, Bloomfield Road, which is a five-minute walk away.

Hotel 33

A grey-and-white two-bed guest room with butterfly wallpaper at Hotel 33
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A “home from home” isn’t just a tagline at this cosy, family-run hotel. With seven bedrooms, a garden and free wifi, you’ll be unwinding as soon as you arrive. In the centre of Blackpool, with a host of shops and eateries on your doorstep, Hotel 33 is still just a short walk to the beach, Blackpool Tower and the North Pier. The biggest pull is the friendly staff, on hand to welcome you with a smile and to give you insider tips on how to experience Blackpool like a true local.

Art B and B

Bed and Breakfast
A bar area with green walls and art adoring the walls at Art B and B
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More of a community arts centre than a traditional hotel, Art B and B hides a creative hub behind its Victorian exterior. Founded by local arts group LeftCoast, this eclectic guest house features rooms – ranging from singles to seaside suites – individually decorated by a different contemporary artist. Expect sea views, rainfall showers and even a unique sleep-in art installation. Art B and B isn’t just a place to rest after a day of sightseeing; the on-site Art Bar and B-Space host talks, exhibitions and performances. This cheap hotel in Blackpool is also a community interest company, reinvesting profits into local community projects, allowing you to “support the arts while you sleep”.

Ibis Styles Blackpool

A playful one-bed guest room with a yellow-green wall and colourful, striped pillows at Ibis Styles Blackpool
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Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean forsaking a stylish stay, as the Ibis Styles Blackpool reminds us. Lively, brightly decorated rooms await you at this affordable hotel with views of the North Pier and Irish Sea beyond. A free continental breakfast sets you up for a day on the Big Dipper, while complimentary wifi and hot drinks are welcome perks. Going budget doesn’t mean missing out on a great location either; Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens are just a short walk away.

Seafront419 by Seafront Collection

Budget Hotel
Shelves of alcohol and contemporary lighting fixtures at Seafront 419 by Seafront Collection
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Seafront419 is a contemporary budget hotel, which not only offers a matchless seaside location – it’s so close to the sea you can almost taste the salt – but also cutting-edge amenities. It has wireless chargers and Bluetooth room keys, alongside digital kettles and electronic blackout blinds to make your in-room experience a dream. The Seaview Bar and terrace means you can start and end your day with those endless coastal vistas.

Blackpool FC Hotel

A guest room with two beds, a sofa bed and views of the pitch at Blackpool FC Hotel
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If Stanley Matthews, Bloomfield Road and the colour tangerine all have a special place in your heart, there is nowhere else for you to stay other than Blackpool FC’s very own hotel, set right inside the stadium. Any football fan would cheer for the executive pitch-view room, where you don’t even have to get out of bed to see the match in full swing. If the rest of your party isn’t as football-mad as you, the hotel is just a short walk from South Promenade and Madame Tussauds.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Blackpool and book now on Culture Trip.

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