Decades later, Blackpool is still the most popular seaside destination in the North West of England. From boat trips on Blackpool Pleasure Beach to dodging ravenous seagulls on the pier, the town’s Victorian charm is still something to love. If you’re looking for a hotel that shows the faded seaside charm of Blackpool without breaking the bank, then we’ve put together this list for you.
I dug up some of the best beachfront hotels in town from the rocks on the beach and the rest of the donkey ride. We consider many factors, including price, amenities, location and customer reviews. Here are five of our favorites.
￡50 / night
The family-run Howard Hotel is popular and the fully cooked English breakfast included in the room rate is a favorite of previous guests. Homemade meals can also be purchased in the evening. Located along the North Promenade, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from Blackpool Tower. There is also a tram stop 50 metres from the hotel that connects the entire Blackpool coastline. Enjoy a drink at the hotel’s terrace with a view of the sea from the hotel’s bar.
Private rooms from ￡65/night
The location of the Sandford Promenade Hotel is the key to everything. It’s a 10-minute walk to South Quay and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and a 15-minute drive to Blackpool Tower. Rooms are equipped with a tea and coffee maker, flat-screen TV, free toiletries and ironing facilities. The hotel has an on-site bar and restaurant, and breakfast is also very well served at full board. This beachfront hotel also offers family rooms.
Craig Eaton Hotel
Private room available for ￡72/night
The comfortable, simple rooms at the Craig-y-Don Hotel feature a kettle and a flat-screen TV. The hotel’s public facilities include a games room, garden and terrace, as well as a bar and restaurant. Step outside and instantly feel the sea breeze. Right and left are some of Blackpool’s best attractions, as the hotel is sandwiched between the town’s South Quay and Central Quay. Free Wifi is available throughout the hotel, especially during the high season when there is occasional evening entertainment.
Private room available for ￡44/night
The rooms at the Lyndene Hotel have a fresh, modern feel to them. The hotel has good security and the rooms have small safes, big enough to fit a laptop. Other comforts include a hairdryer, kettle, heating and free toiletries. Breakfast is not included in the price here, but can be purchased for a small additional fee. The hotel has its own bar and occasionally hosts evening entertainment. Wifi is available throughout the building and there is plenty of free parking.
Private room ￡56/night
As a hotel chain, Ibis often proves reliable, and their Blackpool Styles branch is no exception. The bright, lively décor gives the hotel an upbeat and vibrant atmosphere. All rooms are spacious, en-suite, and offer basic services including a TV and kettle. Breakfast is included in the price, great value for money. Ideally located directly opposite North Quay and just minutes from Blackpool Tower, the hotel is set in a lovely Grade II listed building.