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11 Liverpool hotels that are perfect for a staycation this summer

4 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

11 Liverpool hotels that are perfect for a staycation this summer

For most of us the fortnight in the Spanish sun or trip to see Mickey and the magic of Disneyland have been put on hold this year after lockdown left us ‘holidaying’ at home and these Liverpool hotels offer just that.

While some of us are beginning to buckle in and venture further afield as flights get put back on the schedule, many of us are sticking to more familiar territory – for now at least.

But you don’t have to wander too far away to still enjoy a relaxing break, indulge in a spot of sight-seeing or insist on a little pampering with these fab staycation hotels…

Hilton Hotel Liverpool

It’s easy to see why this would be the perfect place for a break for you and yours, the hotel is blessed with breath-taking panoramic views of Liverpool’s historic waterfront, proximity to city sights and it’s right next to the shopping heaven which is Liverpool One.

The Hilton has implemented a whole range of new safety measures along with some innovative additions to ensure guests can return safely and enjoy the Hilton experience.

A ‘CleanStay’ policy from check in to check out has been instigated and, with Alfresco socialising set to be popular for the foreseeable future, Hilton has joined forces with local distillers Love Lane Brewery and doubled its outside terracing capacity which can now accommodate over 100 guests with an outside bar, and two giant screens have also been installed for guests to enjoy major sporting events.

All of course, while enjoying a luxury room, cocktails in the Pima Bar or delicious dining in The Exchange Restaurant.

Visit their website here.

Hope Street Hotel

Sitting in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian neighbourhood, this hotel has got some artistic neighbours – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Everyman Theatre – as well as some of the city’s favourite independent restaurants and infamous public houses. That’s as well as being close to two magnificent cathedrals which bookend Hope Street and are within a short stroll of the hotel’s front door.

The independent four-star hotel’s look is city chic with original features of pink Cheshire brick, iron pillars and pitch pine beams… “and we pride ourselves on excellent service, turning on sixpences and smiling a lot – all super professionally” so if you want a change of scenery this is looking good.

All staff are trained in its new company COVID policy to ensure guests’ safety, and dining at its award-winning sister restaurant The London Carriage Works is still assured for that spectacular and special dinner. There are dinner, bed and breakfast deals for summer – and you can look forward to spa facilities soon.

Visit their website here.

Hard Days Night Hotel

Beatles fans – and non-Beatles fans – will love this ‘Fab Four’ star Liverpool hotel. 

It’s the world’s only Beatles-inspired hotel, combining quality facilities in a unique environment. Located in the centre of the ‘Beatles Quarter’, it’s housed in the magnificent Grade II listed Central Buildings, dating back to 1884, so the beautifully restored hotel is steeped in history.

Moreover, all 110 rooms are individually designed around the contours of the original building and furnished with specially commissioned Beatles-inspired artwork on the walls.

It’s slap-bang alongside Mathew Street and the Cavern Club making it ideal for lovers of the lads who  shook the world and a great base for exploring all the other Beatles landmarks like Penny Lane, Forthlin Road, etc., and others who just want a break away with a bit of a Twist (and Shout?). For them – and everyone – you’ve got shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and more.

There are places to remember, and this could be one for you.

Visit their website here.

Aloft Hotel

If lockdown life has been a little lacking in luxury and you fancy spoiling yourself just for the hell of it, what about this glorious city centre hotel for your staycation?

Aloft Liverpool has got to be one of the most hip hotels, and it’s situated in the iconic Grade II-listed Royal Insurance Building where you’ll be surrounded by history, but with a modern feel too. 

It’s easy to get to The Pier Head and other attractions like The Royal Albert Dock, The Beatles Story, Liverpool Museum, and more from here, as well as The Metquarter and Liverpool ONE.

And if you’re seeking something a bit special in Liverpool City Centre, you can dine-in in its NYL Restaurant and Bar, as recommended in the Michelin Guide; or grab a cool cocktail from the bar and just chill with friends or your other half – and if you feel the need, make amends in the hotel’s gym!

There’s also a Sundays in the City deal at the moment offering accommodation, breakfast and a two-course dinner at a great rate too.

Visit their website here.

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

If you want to get aboard for a relaxing night or two away, this hotel’s one of the best places from which you can rediscover the city – and it’s worth checking in if only for those fabulous views of Albert Dock.

The hotel restaurant is currently closed but it’s providing room service for dinner and continental breakfast, so if you’re wanting to cosy up and hunker down – perhaps going out as briefly as you like to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the city – then this bolthole at Kings Dock has got to be one of the best for you.

It’s got some amazing suites so, go on, indulge yourself…you deserve a treat.

Visit their website here.

Lock and Key Boutique Hotel

Well don’t just take our word for it – The Sunday Times put this gorgeous little hotel in the top 100 UK hotels with an outstanding reference: “This Georgian townhouse hotel in a prime Liverpudlian location is full of heart, with stand-out service.”

Lock and Key is a 14-bed boutique hotel set within a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of Liverpool’s Duke Street, Ropewalks District. 

The Lock and Key team have successfully restored and incorporated many of the building’s original features and it’s just 50 metres away from Liverpool One and a 10-minute walk from the Albert Dock, Beatles Story and the Wheel.

Its bar has a collection of must-try cocktails whether you’re staying in or heading into town and with loads of great reviews about its friendly service, plush design and value for money, it’s one of the best-kept city secrets (so don’t tell everyone!).

Visit their website here.

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

You can find Love On The Docks for less than £100 with one of the latest special deals, and there are many offers and more to recommend this rather special hotel.

Titanic Hotel Liverpool might be one of the newest and most modern hotels but, created within Stanley Dock, its history goes way back to when the city’s port was the most important in the world; and it’s a perfect accommodation option for those looking for comfort and luxury.

It’s within walking distance of Liverpool City centre and the city’s main amenities and attractions – you think you’ve seen it all, what about the Liver Building’s new 360 Tour?

Of course, you could just unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of the hotel’s waterfront location, its theatre style restaurant Stanley’s Bar & Grill or, if you are looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway, a retreat at Maya Blue Wellness, its own subterranean sanctuary! Hidden in the underground of Titanic Hotel Liverpool, it offers a unique thermal suite as well as ten treatment rooms.

Visit their website here.

Thornton Hall Hotel

Set among beautiful grounds in Thornton Hough on the Wirral, Thornton Hall Hotel offers somewhere to unwind and relax and perhaps enjoy its much-visited spa, or enjoy a beautiful break with dinner in its restaurant in the Cristal Suite to celebrate a special occasion – or even just celebrate ‘you’.

It boasts a Great Wirral Afternoon Tea along with seasonal break offers, Romantic Spa Getaways and Spa breaks in beautiful character rooms and select suites.

You can combine your stay with a trip to Chester Zoo or Anfield Stadium with a host of great deals, or enjoy a trip to nearby Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village.

Girlie getaways can benefit from the hotel’s Grand Club Bedrooms which sleep four so you can all be together, and golfers can tee off at the prestigious Heswall Golf Club.

If a spa is top of your list, you can enjoy Thornton Hall’s beautiful spa, with its indoor and outdoor pools, thermal zone, rasul, or tranquillity suite.

Visit their website here.

Suites Hotel & Spa, Knowsley

If you want to be near Liverpool – but not too near – why not check in to Suites Hotel & Spa just down the East Lancs?

It’s got an award-winning spa for those who want to relax and indulge themselves, but it’s also near to some great attractions if you fancy the chance to explore.

Yes you can easily get to Liverpool, but from here you’re just a lion’s roar away from Knowsley Safari Park, with its 550 acre Safari Drive, and more than 700 wild and wonderful animals from the stunning pride of lions to the cheeky baboons, the rhinos, and the inquisitive camels.

Or, if you’ve got kids, the Ultimate Darkstar Laser Arena in the centre of St Helens will be right up their street.

Visit their website here.

Formby Hall and Golf Resort & Spa

Whether you’re looking  to relax in the spa or lounge around the swimming pool; work up a sweat in its Leisure Club or enjoy a round of golf on one of its championship courses, Formby Hall and Golf Resort & Spa is one for your list.

Yet, at the same time, if you want to just indulge in fine food, sip on delicious cocktails or simply kick back in the comfort of its luxurious bedrooms, it ticks all those boxes too.

As staycation destinations to, Formby Hall is a brilliant base from which to do all of the above, or explore further afield from the area’s beaches and woodland forests, to quaint villages with tea shops and boutiques galore.

Its Great British Getaway package offers a stay in a luxurious Classic Room, full English or continental breakfast, use of the swimming pool and poolside facilities including the Laconium Cabin, Experience Showers, Ice Fountain and Himalayan Salt Sauna, free bike hire with stays of two nights or more, and kids stay free when sharing a room with a parent.

There are great walks around the grounds and discounted tickets to Knowsley Safari Park.

Visit their website here.

Carden Park

Set in glorious grounds in the heart of Cheshire, Carden Park offers great golfing breaks with not one, but two, great golf courses, spa stay experiences with access to the leisure club too, and the chance to wine and dance in its two restaurants and two bars.

With a recently refurbished gym and £10 million five-star spa, there’s little it doesn’t have to ensure the best of breaks including Rosette-awarded dining and activities for adults and children.

Children stay half price over the summer and the longer you stay, the more you save, which is always good – and as well as offering a Great British Summer Break, there are superb deals on spa breaks, golf breaks, Romantic Getaways, a Girls’ Night Out and Local Attraction breaks which include trips Chester Zoo, The Ice Cream farm and Blue Planet Aquarium.

Being close to Chester you could also treat yourself to a wander around the historic city walls, and a shop around The Rows.

Visit their website here.

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