One of the most popular seaside resorts in England, Blackpool has been packing them in since Victorian times. This popularity continues today, with the town’s three piers, the thrills of the Pleasure Beach amusement park and the iconic Blackpool Tower, all vying for attention. The miles-long Promenade, which runs along the shore, is also a great spot to take in the local sea air.
Other top attractions include the famous Blackpool Illuminations, which festoon the seafront later in the tourist season, and the popular local tramway - which is one of the oldest electric tram systems in the world and features a mix of modern and heritage vehicles that are a great way to explore the coastline. And, should your trip coincide with the illuminations, keep your eyes peeled for a few of the trams getting in on the act with their illuminated ‘fancy dress’ - from a trawler to an Old West-style steam train. This dizzying array of family-friendly fun means there are literally hundreds of hotels in Blackpool to cater for the demand and, naturally, a great many of the larger sites are wheelchair accessible. Read on to see some of the best.
Football fans will love this next option, which is actually part of Blackpool FC’s stadium and offers a mix of rooms, conferencing and dining options, which actually look out across the hallowed turf - enabling you to enjoy the game action, should your stay happen to coincide with a match. Thousands of past guests loved this modern four-star hotel and its wide mix of facilities - including gym, free Wi-Fi and pitch-side restaurant - and gave it a superb rating.
It is also well placed for those looking to explore the sights of this popular seaside resort - the Central Pier is just 15 minutes away and the Promenade is even closer.
Blackpool FC Hotel
Address: Bloomfield Road
Price: from 93 USD
Cashless payment available Air conditioning Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Spa and wellness centre Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Pets allowed Physical distancing rules followed
Imperial by name, imperious by nature. Thousands of past guests were impressed with this four-star hotel, which sits right next to the Promenade, at the more peaceful northern end of town. But quiet doesn’t have to mean isolated - the entire seafront is well-serviced by local trams and the North Pier - one of three piers on Blackpool’s coast - is just 1,000 yards (914 metres) away.
It is also well equipped, with facilities including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and an indoor pool and health club in which to unwind. The on-site Palm Court restaurant also enjoys views out to the sea - treating guests to a charming vista as they tuck into their food. And the younger members of your group will also find plenty to do - as the hotel offers a games room for teenagers and a playroom for the little ones.
This beachfront hotel is another good option for those of you who simply cannot wait to hit the sand or take in the bracing Irish Sea air. This highly-rated hotel, which has been scored as superb by previous guests, offers a wide array of single, twin, double and family rooms - so you’ll easily find your ideal sleeping option. Located just two miles (3.2 kilometres) from the iconic Tower, it is well-placed for trams into the very heart of Blackpool - indeed there’s a stop just outside.
And, if you are planning on using a car instead, there’s free parking on site. The hotel also offers plenty of amenities, including an on-site bar, flat-screen TVs and that all-important free Wi-Fi, which will be of use to business and leisure travellers alike.
Another beachfront option, this well-rated, two-star hotel enjoys views of the sea and is home to a licensed cafe bar and restaurant that won plenty of fans among past guests, who enjoyed its “excellent food” and the vista outside. Those seeking a little entertainment will also not have far to look, as the hotel plays host to musical and comedy shows every evening.
Other amenities include TVs and an indoor pool - should you prefer the charms of a heated dip to the cooler waters of the Irish Sea. The hotel is also conveniently placed for the North Pier and the town’s Blackpool North rail station, as well as the passing trams - tickets for which can actually be bought in the hotel reception before you even head out.
This seafront option is another hotel located at the more peaceful northern end of the town’s popular Promenade. Nevertheless, guests will have no problem exploring the sights of Blackpool, thanks to the tram network just outside. Guests were impressed with the accommodation, hundreds of whom rated the hotel as excellent and praised the food in its restaurant. There’s also free Wi-Fi on site. The friendly staff and the on-site entertainment were also lauded by previous visitors.
Address: 36-42 Queens Promenade
Price: from 134 USD
Family rooms Luggage storage Snack bar Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Packed lunches Lift Heating
Those seeking plenty of entertainment during their holiday may wish to opt for this well-reviewed hotel on Queens Promenade in the north of town. It boasts two different bars and plays host to nightly entertainment. What’s more, its coastal location means it enjoys picturesque views out across the sea and, for those who would rather enjoy a warmer dip, there’s an indoor pool, too.
Elevator access to all floors means those with wheelchairs will also have no difficulty finding a room to suit. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi - perfect for checking your daily holiday plans - and free parking.
Address: 54-62 Queens Promenade
Price: from 113 USD
Restaurant Books, DVDs, music for children Swimming pool Shared lounge/TV area Parking Table tennis Golf course (within 3 km) Special diet menus (on request)
This superbly-rated, five-star hotel has won plenty of plaudits from hundreds of past guests who were impressed with the “excellent service” and “fantastic” staff. They were also very impressed with the location and, seeing as it overlooks the town’s popular seafront, it’s easy to see why. As well as sea views from some rooms, the hotel’s guests also have access to large screen TVs and DVD players, as well as free Wi-Fi, should you need to get some work done on your travels.
The on-site bar and restaurant means you won’t have far to look for a place to wine and dine your family and friends. Naturally, the sands of the beach are right outside. And the family-friendly fun of Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also just 10 minutes away.
Number One South Beach
Address: 4 Harrowside West
Price: from 154 USD
Physical distancing in dining areas Cashless payment available Shared lounge/TV area Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service Restaurant Lift Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
Another popular option among guests who enjoy food and live entertainment, the two-star Cliffs Hotel not only boasts a full restaurant, as well as a cafe and sports bar, but also hosts cabaret singing every evening. It also comes with a heated indoor pool in which to unwind, as well as a sauna and hot tub - meaning guests eager to chill out and forget their daily cares will be well catered for.
The hotel itself is also well-placed in the North Shore area for tram access to the Tower and Pleasure Beach, the latter of which is just a 10-minute drive away. Past guests praised the “lovely and fresh” restaurant food and the hotel’s kids club, which features game consoles, arcade games and a soft play area for the little ones.
Enjoying very good word-of-mouth among thousands of previous guests, this three-star hotel is popular among visitors who enjoy a peaceful green setting and won particular praise for its “excellent” staff, quality of the food and “comfy” beds. What’s more, it is set amid 230 acres (93.1 hectares) of parkland and comes with a range of facilities in which to enjoy a truly relaxing stay. It boasts large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and health spa facilities, including sauna and steam room. Oh, and let’s not forget the championship golf course, to boot.
It is also conveniently-placed for those looking to visit the nearby Blackpool Zoo and the town’s Model Village and Gardens, while the seafront is just a 10-minute drive away. Hotel amenities also include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and a mix of bar and restaurant eating options.
Village Hotel Blackpool
Address: East Park Drive
Price: from 108 USD
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Vending machine (snacks) First aid kit available Cashless payment available Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Heating Meeting/banquet facilities Newspapers
Set in a striking, grade II listed Victorian building, opposite the North Pier, this well-reviewed two-star hotel was a popular option among thousands of past guests. Its seafront location ensures that some rooms have splendid views of the shore, and it is well-placed for taking advantage of the town’s tramway.
Those travelling to Blackpool by rail will find the nearest station just a mile away (1.6 kilometres). Amenities include free Wi-i, should you wish to check for a show online or simply do some work during your stay. Past guests loved the central location, “good breakfast” and “really friendly” staff.
ibis Styles Blackpool
Address: Talbot Square, The Promenade
Price: from 66 USD
Time for a little seaside fun
Whether it’s the fun of the seaside, the thrills of the Pleasure Beach or the striking Tower and its famous ballroom that bring you to this corner of Lancashire, there are plenty of wheelchair-accessible hotels available here to ensure you’ll be close to the sights you most wish to see.
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