The Best Hotels to Book Near Liverpool ONE

Aloft Liverpool: raise your arm if this place looks uplifting
Aloft Liverpool: raise your arm if this place looks uplifting | Courtesy of Aloft Liverpool /
Daniel Stables

If you love retail therapy, a trip to Liverpool ONE, the huge shopping complex in the centre of Liverpool, is bound to satisfy. Combine it with a long weekend in the city and you’re really onto a winner.

Amid the old rope-making areas and stately Georgian terraces of Liverpool’s historic core lies the gleaming modern monolith Liverpool ONE, home to some of the best shopping in northern England – over 170 outlets, bars and restaurants in total. Our choice of hotels nearby are modern properties which pay homage to the city’s past, and particularly its great football and shipping traditions. Book one now with Culture Trip.

1. The Shankly Hotel

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The Shankly Hotel
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Named after legendary Liverpool football manager Bill Shankly, this stylish city centre hotel pays homage to the era of the great man with its plush, ornate decor recalling his mid-century heyday. Despite their classic look, rooms have modern conveniences like smart TVs and jacuzzi baths, while there’s superb afternoon tea and international cuisine at the Bastion restaurant – try the satay skewers.

2. Arthouse Hotel


Arthouse Hotel
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Living up to its name, this stylish hotel honours cinematic classics in artistic style. Rooms are themed around classic films, from Chicago to Rocky Horror, with whirlpool baths and movie art on the walls and ceilings. Aromatherapy and massage are among the treatments on offer at the spa, while the Mulholland Singing Diner combines delicious bar snacks and classic cocktails with superb live singers.

4. Aloft Liverpool Hotel by Marriott


Aloft Liverpool
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Set in the grand, Grade II-listed Royal Insurance Building, the Aloft offsets the Georgian style of its exterior with vibrant, contemporary rooms and modern features like iPod docks and USB chargers. Get your workout in at the well-equipped gym before refuelling at the restaurant, where the flavours of New York are represented in classic cocktails and juicy hamburgers, all soundtracked by live jazz.

5. The Resident, Liverpool

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The Resident, Liverpool
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Amid the atmospheric old buildings of the RopeWalks district, this hotel fits in well, with its red-brick warehouse exterior. Within, though, it’s stylishly arty, with mid-century modern furniture offsetting the period features found in some rooms – for instance, wooden ceiling beams. For the ultimate in exclusivity, opt for the Secret Garden suite, which features a kitchen and its own private patio with comfy seating.

6. Hope Street Hotel

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Hope Street Hotel
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This sleek, modern hotel, on swanky Hope Street between Liverpool’s two iconic cathedrals, has welcomed stars like Kanye West and the late Diego Maradona. Rooms are bright and stylish, all exposed brick and light-wood beams, while the food at the London Carriage Works is superb, with the wild mushroom ravioli particularly notable. At the modern spa, ice baths and herbal saunas are among the offerings.

7. 30 James Street

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30 James Street
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One of Liverpool’s most popular boutique hotels, this stylish property sits in a gorgeous building from the city’s Victorian heyday. The rooms have been updated since then, with mod cons including whirlpool bathtubs, but they retain a feel of vintage glamour, designed to resemble luxury cabins on a historic cruise liner. A similar vibe pervades the Carpathia Restaurant, where a traditional menu includes dishes like ox cheek and beef dripping sandwich.

8. Heywood House Hotel

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Heywood House Hotel
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The Best Western Signature Collection of hotels can always be relied on for comfort, style and a warm welcome, and this property in a Georgian building in the centre of Liverpool is no exception. Contrasting the heritage features of the rooms – you’ll enjoy their original bay windows – is colourful, contemporary decor, while the adjoining Alchemist bar-restaurant is justly celebrated for its breakfasts – try the full English.

9. Malmaison Liverpool

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The bar at Malmaison Liverpool with spherical modern lights and yellow chairs
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The stylish Malmaison sits in a sleek, gunmetal-grey hotel on the waterfront of iconic Princes Dock, and boasts beautifully designed, contemporary rooms where a dimly lit, monochrome palette is offset by vibrant feature walls and textiles. Rooms pay homage to the city’s history and its great loves, including football – the Signature suite features Liverpool FC wall art and even a football table.

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