The Best Hotels to Book Near Haydock Park Racecourse

At Best Western Plus Lancashire Manor, guests can stroll the lush gardens before enjoying a day out at the races nearby
At Best Western Plus Lancashire Manor, guests can stroll the lush gardens before enjoying a day out at the races nearby | Courtesy of Best Western Plus Lancashire Manor /
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As one of the premier racecourses in the UK, Haydock Park promises a fantastic day out.

Our selection of Merseyside hotels near Haydock Park Racecourse range from sleek modern properties to country inns housed in restored, centuries-old coaching inns. All ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay within easy reach of Haydock Park and the region’s other sporting attractions, such as the St Helens rugby league stadium – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Mercure St Helens


Mercure St Helens
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With a top location in the heart of the Merseyside town of St Helens – perfect for exploring attractions like Haydock Park Racecourse and the Totally Wicked Stadium – Mercure St Helens promises a comfortable four-star stay. Rooms have a contemporary design enlivened with vibrant modern artworks – while the on-site spa, including a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi – offers no end of opportunities to relax.

2. The Eccleston Arms

Boutique Hotel

The Eccleston Arms
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Crushed velvet cushions, a sleek grey colour palette and wooden wall panelling are among the design touches which distinguish this style-conscious boutique in St Helens. The grill restaurant downstairs is particularly acclaimed for its Mediterranean dishes such as confit duck and herb-crusted lamb rump – while the hotel is perfectly placed as a base for enjoying a day out at the rugby or the races.

4. The Kirkfield Hotel


The Kirkfield Hotel
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Perfectly set up for enjoying a day at the races, this cosy hotel is housed in a historic house in the market town of Newton-le-Willows. Period features, such as rugged wooden ceiling beams, abound in the rooms, which otherwise feature a modern design. The food here is superb – the roast beef on a Sunday is particularly recommended – and a superb selection of wines and real ales are on hand to help you relax.

5. PentaHotel Warrington


PentaHotel Warrington
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This stylish, vibrant hotel is perfect for a design-conscious stay in the outskirts of Warrington, ideal for exploring the nearby Risley Moss Nature Reserve and Birchwood Forest Park. Rooms have a bright, modern feel with luxurious rain showers – but also an ecological focus, as all amenities are sourced sustainably. The downstairs bar area – with its retro decor and plush sofas – is perfect for enjoying a pizza and shooting some pool.

6. The Griffin Inn


With just 11 cosy guestrooms, the Griffin offers a classic pub stay in the Merseyside village of Eccleston, overlooking the greenery of the Mill Wood Nature Reserve. Rooms have a traditional design and are very comfortable – while the food at the pub downstairs is superb: the afternoon teas are particularly acclaimed. Quiz nights are also a regular occurrence here – held every Wednesday – so get prepping.

7. Best Western Plus Lancashire Manor

Chain Hotel

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Best Western can always be relied upon for a professional and pleasant stay, and this hotel – housed in a historic 16th-century manor house – combines those qualities with a lovely heritage atmosphere. Rooms make the most of the building’s history: with lovely exposed walls and four-poster beds combined with all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a contemporary hotel. More history is on hand at the nearby stately home, Holland Hall.

8. The Wrightington

Spa Hotel

The Wrightington
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A sanctuary of calm and relaxation in the bucolic Lancashire countryside, the Wrightington has beautifully homely rooms and suites along with classic decor and plush furnishings. Opportunities for exercise and relaxation are boundless here – with squash courts, a gym, a dance studio and a spa offering a range of indulgent wellness treatments. The food is top-drawer too, with delicious locally sourced dishes like grilled halibut on offer.

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