The Best Hotels to Book in Blackpool for Every Traveller

From families to couples, the seaside resort of Blackpool has just the right hotel to suit every traveller
From families to couples, the seaside resort of Blackpool has just the right hotel to suit every traveller | Courtesy of the Imperial Hotel / Expedia
Lorna Turnbull

The home of the Big One roller coaster, Tower Ballroom and not one but three piers, Blackpool is so much more than fish and chips on the promenade. As the most iconic of seaside resorts, it has something to entice all kinds of travellers. From fun-loving families to couples, and from beach lovers to design fans, the dazzling jewel in the Lancashire crown caters to everyone. Read on to find the best hotels and places to stay in Blackpool – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Number One St Luke’s, for a boutique stay with a hot tub

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Bathroom at Number One St Luke’s bathroom with standalone bathtub, tile floors and twin sinks with a small tv in the wall
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For a decadent stay, book Number One St Luke’s, located on a quiet residential street just 15 minutes walk from South Beach. Inside, the rooms have a stylish flair – think floral wallpaper and carved four-poster beds. Each one comes with a walk-in shower and a large bathtub. However, the real draw can be found in the flower-filled garden: a large hot tub, ready for you to soak in after a long day exploring Blackpool.

2. Hampton by Hilton Blackpool, for sleek modern design

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Room at Hampton by Hilton Blackpool with twin double beds, black and white photography on the wall and sea views
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If you’re the kind of family that can’t quite decide if you’re looking for adrenaline or a tranquil retreat, look no further than Hampton by Hilton Blackpool. Located on the quiet South Shore, the hotel looks out over the blue-flagged sandy beach and is still just a 10-minute walk to the Pleasure Beach. Family rooms are modern and comfortable and feature those all-important sea views. After devouring freshly made waffles for breakfast, jump on the famous Blackpool tram for a trip along the coast to visit Madame Tussauds and Blackpool Tower.

3. Big Blue Hotel, for thrill-seekers

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Room at Big Blue Hotel with lounge chairs by the window with wood floors and a suede headboard
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This hotel is so close to the Pleasure Beach you will feel as if you can touch the Big Dipper. Choose a specially designed family room with a separate kids’ area, complete with bunk beds, individual TVs and PS3 consoles. If you can tear the little ones away from their room long enough, it’s time to hit the rides at the Pleasure Beach. Anyone brave enough for the Big One? After all that excitement, refuel at the in-house Blues Bar and Brasserie restaurant, where kids can create their own pizzas and adults can savour a pan-European meal.

4. Number One South Beach, for a waterfront location

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Room at Number One South Beach with a shaggy blanket on the bed, pattern headboard with matching curtains and two armchairs
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The clue’s in the name at Number One South Beach. The beachside location of this unique hotel, on the South Promenade, means that it takes all the prizes for sea views. Book one of 14 individual, brightly designed rooms. Go for the top-floor suites with balconies for the full seafront experience; you’ll be treated to a front-row seat at the nightly illuminations of the dazzling Mirror Ball.

5. Boulevard Hotel, for design lovers

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Minimal chic room at Boulevard Hotel with colourful blanket on the bed, flatscreen tv and plush headboard
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This seafront property is one of the finest luxury hotels in Blackpool. One for design fans, it has expansive rooms decked out with luxurious Designers Guild fabrics and sumptuous linens. Choose one of the Coastal Suites (these are adults-only) for the ultimate luxe feel; they come complete with a separate living area, complimentary wine on arrival and panoramic coastal views. Chic dining awaits at the Beachside Restaurant, with a menu focusing on locally sourced, seasonal produce – try the Boulevard fish pie with haddock, smoked salmon, mussels and bubbling Lancashire cheese.

6. Mode Hotel St Annes, for a couples retreat

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Lounge at Mode Hotel St Annes with leather armchairs, flatscreen tv and bar with stools and various liquors
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If you like your romantic weekends to be leisurely, look no further than Mode Hotel St Annes. Located 5km (3mi) south of Blackpool, in charming St Annes, Mode offers contemporary design in a boutique setting. Small but stylish, this 19-bedroom B&B is an understated hideaway for those looking to escape the bright lights of Blackpool. Ask for a sea-view room with a balcony to soak up those coastal panoramas. Make the most of the beachside location by renting an authentic beach hut, strolling along the restored Victorian pier and admiring the views.

7. Mode Hotel Lytham, for eclectic design

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Room at Mode Hotel Lytham in minimal style with yellow armchair and sofa with a plush grey carpet
Courtesy of Mode Hotel Lytham / Expedia

Upmarket Lytham, just south of Blackpool, is the setting for this design-forward boutique hotel. Quirky chic abounds at Mode Hotel Lytham, blending original features with stylish details such as vintage trunks. Taking pride of place in buzzy Clifton Square, Mode is the ideal base for antiquing at Lytham Hall or taking in the restored Victorian seafront at St Anne’s.

8. Imperial Hotel, for Victorian grandeur

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Lobby of the Imperial Hotel with pattern carpets, wooden panelling and ornate reliefs on the walls and ceiling
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Sashay into the stately Imperial Hotel, the ultimate place to stay for all the old-school romantics out there. This iconic hotel was opened in 1867 and has played host to the good and the great, from Charles Dickens to the Beatles, and from Fred Astaire to Winston Churchill. Request the Balmoral Suite for a bedroom fit for royalty – following in the footsteps of Princess Margaret and Princess Anne – or a Master Suite, which comes complete with a four-poster bed and panoramic sea views. Soothe the stresses of daily life in the hotel spa and discover uncovered treasures of the Imperial by visiting the restored Turkish baths.

Abigail Blasi contributed additional reporting to this article.

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