The Best Hotels to Book Near Blackpool Tower, UK

The grand Blackpool Tower dates back to the late 19th century
The grand Blackpool Tower dates back to the late 19th century | © David Chapman / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Joe Bindloss
18 September 2021

The UK’s answer to the Eiffel Tower might seem rather modest in an age of 100-storey skyscrapers, but the Blackpool Tower was the tallest structure in the British Empire when it was built. It still dominates the seafront today, particularly when dressed up with 25,000 lightbulbs for the Blackpool Illuminations. Accommodation ranges from historic seafront hotels to hip B&Bs. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.

The Imperial Hotel

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The Imperial Hotel opened on the Blackpool seafront in 1867, attracting many notable people, including Charles Dickens and the Queen, and it’s still the pride of the city today. It’s a handsome edifice in brick and carved limestone, and the interior has everything you’d expect, such as a vintage photo-filled bar, a nostalgic restaurant with fluted columns and starched tablecloths, and cosy rooms with vintage details and sea views that get better as you move through the price brackets.

Blackpool FC Hotel

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Footie fans have only one choice in Blackpool: the Blackpool FC Hotel. It’s part of the football club, housed in one wing of the historic Blackpool FC stadium. Superior rooms look towards town, while executive rooms overlook the pitch, an enviable vantage point on match days when fans fill the stands. All are styled in a modern, maroon colour scheme, with huge windows and framed photos of Blackpool scenes.

Redstone Guest House

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Set back from the seafront, north of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, this guesthouse is indeed built from red stone. It features a grand piano in the breakfast room and large, comfy rooms in restful colours – pale blues, greenish golds, lilac and mauve. Tiled bathrooms with tubs add a touch of glam, and the grand rooms sneak a peek at the sea and Blackpool Tower. It’s a former winner of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed TV show.

Art B&B

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It’s art all the way at this irrepressibly creative B&B on the seafront strip, close to the North Pier. Rooms are not so much sleeping spaces as art installations, with geometric forms cascading down the ceiling, statement mirrors, seafront show signs and neon paintings under blacklight. Understated it is not, but it’s undeniably a memorable place to stay, with sea views from some rooms and vivid colours in every bedroom.

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool

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At the south end of the promenade, near Blackpool Pleasure Beach, this Hampton by Hilton is a glass-fronted, modern oblong on the seafront, with big windows for soaking up the sea views. Rooms are minimalist and easy on the eye, with a subtle grey colour scheme, huge flat-screen TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows that transform the seafront into a landscape painting. Huge rooms with two double beds make for easy family stays.

Bradburys of Blackpool

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Just inland from Central Pier, this superior B&B has a creative and tasteful design theme. Grey and mustard-yellow hues spill from the pictures on the walls to the furniture, fabrics and table lamps in the rooms, which have high ceilings and big Victorian windows. Bradburys is known for its slap-up breakfasts and cream-bun-stuffed afternoon teas.

Village Hotel Blackpool

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For a change of pace, this Village Hotel is far from the seafront bustle, set amid sprawling grounds and an 18-hole golf course in the countryside outside Blackpool, close to Blackpool Zoo. Expansive rooms have mood lighting and multicoloured stripes, and there are indoor and outdoor pools. Meanwhile, the foliage-filled setting provides a soothing escape after the crush of people on the seafront.

Grand Hotel Blackpool

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A monumental 1980s block on the seafront, the Grand Hotel Blackpool provides direct access to the promenade and epic seafront views from its upper levels. Behind an austere brick frontage, rooms are cosy and bright with sea-facing windows, unusual angles and big, soft beds. Black-and-white Blackpool Tower photos mean you’ll never forget where you are – or you could just look out of the window to see the real thing.

For more great stays in Blackpool, see the best hotels for every traveller and the best cheap hotels in the city. Book your stay now, using Culture Trip. If you’re after an exciting night out in the area, check out the buzziest music venues in northern England.

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