Sefton Park is in a pleasant suburb of Liverpool, south of the city centre. The area is laden with history – the park itself and the Victorian glass-domed Palm House within both enjoy English Heritage-listed status. The Beatles hail from the south side of Liverpool and the real Penny Lane is just a few minutes from the park. Here are the best hotels in the Sefton Park area, all bookable through Culture Trip.
Sitting on the south side of the park, this hotel is typical of the old Victorian mansions common in this part of the city. The four-storey property is surrounded by plentiful wooden decking for guests to sit outside. Within, rooms are small but well-appointed, with comfortable beds. There’s an Irish bar and the occasional piece of Beatles memorabilia or artwork adorning the walls.
Occupying an old, red-brick building on the north side of Sefton Park is the Mountford Hotel, with competitively priced rooms that squeeze a double bed and work desk into a modest space, along with a private bathroom. The chequer-floored wooden bar is a great place to grab a drink, meet other guests, and play a round of pool or two on the communal table. A full English breakfast is also available in the morning for an additional fee.
Part of the enduring charm of Liverpool, especially since extensive renovations have taken place, is its historic docklands. With a commanding position on King’s Dock, the Pullman Liverpool is a great upmarket accommodation choice if you’d like to stay closer to the city centre. All rooms have rainfall showers and artwork depicting the docks as they looked during their heavy-industry heyday, while the view from the rooms offers a genteel, modern-day comparison.
A whimsical hotel designed to accommodate larger groups and with a distinct sense of original flair is the Arthouse Hotel. As the name suggests, creative design is a central feature, with each room individually conceptualised and styled. Famous for 15 Minutes is dedicated to Andy Warhol, some rooms are dedicated to stars such as Marilyn Munroe or John Lennon and some are modelled on movies, such as Vertigo or Grease. In each room, a huge, votive mural decorates the ceiling.
This property is in the Georgian Quarter, which sits between the city centre and Sefton Park – ideal for exploring both sections of the city. The hotel has Grade II-listed status; exquisite antique furniture, floral wallpaper and gilt-framed mirrors are in keeping with the upscale atmosphere of the surrounding neighbourhood. The space is often as decorative as it is functional, while the bathrooms are more modern.
The Hilton Liverpool City Centre is a sweeping curve of modern hotel that prioritises natural light and open-plan living. As such, the rooms here are among the best in Liverpool, offering views of the docks or city centre through floor-to-ceiling windows. This hotel is big on amenities, too: the fitness centre includes ellipticals, running machines and free weights, and you can have afternoon tea or dinner at the restaurant.
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