The Best Family Hotels in Blackpool

It wouldn’t be a British holiday without a donkey ride on Blackpool beach
It wouldn’t be a British holiday without a donkey ride on Blackpool beach | © Shahid Khan / Alamy Stock Photo
Lorna Turnbull

Blackpool is the undisputed home of British family holidays. Whether you go to conquer the Big One, cheer on the Seasiders at Blackpool FC, guess the famous person at Madame Tussauds or just build a sandcastle bigger than the Tower, there’s nowhere quite like it. Here are the best family hotels in this ultimate seaside resort.

1. Hampton by Hilton Blackpool

Chain Hotel

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
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With a blue-flag sandy beach on your doorstep and conveniently located on Blackpool’s quieter South Shore, Hampton by Hilton Blackpool is a family-friendly option. Just a 10-minute walk to the Pleasure Beach, the contemporary, comfortable family rooms feature unbeatable sea views and a complimentary continental breakfast, including freshly baked waffles. For a ride along the seafront, jump on Blackpool’s famous tram and visit Madame Tussauds and Blackpool Tower.

2. Big Blue Hotel


Big Blue Hotel
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The Big One, the Big Dipper, or maybe just the log flume, whatever your ride of choice is, the Big Blue Hotel is the only place to stay for thrill-seeking families. Located within touching distance of the Pleasure Beach, this hotel has been designed to make your family holiday as fun-filled as possible. Family rooms feature their own kids’ area complete with bunk beds, individual TVs and even a built-in Playstation console. The in-house Blues Bar and Brasserie restaurant lets kids create their own pizzas – ideal to refuel after a day full of thrills and spills.

3. Mode St. Annes

Boutique Hotel

Mode St. Annes
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For the families who prefer a more peaceful stay, Mode St. Annes offers stylish rooms and sea views, 4.8km (3mi) south of the bright lights of Blackpool. A hop, skip and a jump from St. Annes Beach, kids can also experience all the fun of a proper English seaside holiday, complete with fairground, pitch and putt golf, plus a trip on the mini train along the seafront. If you can’t resist the pull of the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool is just a 10-minute drive away.

4. The Imperial Hotel

Independent Hotel, Hotel

The Imperial
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The Grande Dame of the Blackpool hotel scene isn’t just for romantic weekends away. The Imperial is a dream setting for families looking to stay in a true Blackpool icon. Choose from a range of family rooms and discover all the secrets of this 19th-century hotel, from Churchill’s alcove to the recently uncovered Turkish Baths. Mini foodies rejoice – in addition to the classic kid’s menu, children can ask for a half portion of any dish on The Imperial’s seasonal menu at half the price. A true palace fit for all princes and princesses.

5. Art Break Hotel

Budget Hotel

Art Break Hotel
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Great value for money and a variety of family rooms makes the Art Break Hotel an excellent place to holiday with your loved ones. However, it’s the activities on offer that really set this artistic hotel apart. Let your creative juices flow at the hotel’s range of classes; from painting to photography, sculpture to ceramics, your mini Picassos will be in their element. While you wait for your creations to take shape, visit Blackpool Zoo or the Seasiders’ stadium – home of Blackpool FC and just five minutes from the hotel.

6. Twelve Holiday Apartments


Twelve Holiday Apartments
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These spacious one-, two- and three-bed apartments are a practical, comfortable base to stay for your Blackpool holiday. A full kitchen is on-hand to feed those ravenous mouths after a hard day on rollercoasters, at the beach or climbing to the top of the tower. The apartments come complete with a communal area perfect for taking in the sun, and with hen, stag and party groups not permitted, you can be sure of a restful night’s sleep.

7. Boulevard Hotel

Independent Hotel, Hotel

Boulevard Hotel
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Newly built and right on the Pleasure Beach, Boulevard Hotel is a stylish choice for families who want to be right in the centre of the action. Luxury bed linen will keep Mum and Dad happy, while the family rooms have their very own kids’ area, complete with bunk beds, TVs, USB ports and individual lighting for staying up past their bedtime. A range of eateries will impress even the fussiest of eaters, from the smart, locally inspired Beachside Restaurant to the light bites at the Surfside Cafe.

8. Blackpool FC Hotel


Blackpool FC Hotel
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Football fan, football mad, football permanently on the brain? There is only one place to stay in Blackpool for any soccer-crazed kid (or adult). The Blackpool FC Hotel is located not just near, but actually inside the stadium. Choose the home of the Seasiders for a proper Blackpool holiday. Make sure to book the Executive Pitch View Room, so you won’t even have to leave your bed to make it to match day.

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