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Where to Stay in Blackpool – a neighbourhood guide

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A favourite holiday destination of Victorian Brits, Blackpool now offers a tasty fusion of sweet nostalgia and modern entertainment. The town’s hotels cater to visitors in search of luxury and relaxation, as well as those after a weekend of roaring fun. Whether you want the town centre, with its old school seaside shops and eateries, or a quieter spot with some stunning scenery, there's a lot to choose from.
Hotels in Blackpool town centre

 

 

A suitably varied assortment of hotels and guesthouses dot the centre, but as you might expect many of them are classic bed and breakfasts. While sparkling sea views and free WiFi are common, you can bank on homely comforts and cosy hospitality.

 

North Shore

 

 

The North Shore part of Blackpool comes with a quieter mood and is suited to holidaymakers wanting time to relax and bask in the sea air. The area boasts quick and simple access to the central bustle and is home to its own coffee shops, restaurants, and a sweeping, undulating golf course.

 

Hotels in North Shore

 

 

Typically spacious and comfortable, there's a host of hotels to choose from in this neck of the woods. With stylishly maintained Victorian guesthouses found alongside cheap and cheerful bed and breakfasts, it's easy finding a nook to call your own during your holiday.

 

South Shore

 

 

On the South Shore, the evocative clunks and grinds of the vintage rides at the Pleasure Beach are a reminder that the British sea side is alive and well in the 21st Century. Although slightly quieter than the town centre, the South Promenade and historic pier – reaching out towards the horizon – are popular with tourists and locals alike.

 

Hotels in South Shore

 

 

Budget options are plentiful at this end of town, with lots of pleasant family-run hotels sprinkled throughout the streets close to the Pleasure Beach. There are also some swankier affairs to the south, with 5-star luxury even being on offer. Free WiFi and free parking are among the perks some hotels offer.

 

Stanley Park

 

 

Away from the front, you can find serenity and leisure with a lengthy stroll through Stanley Park, a visit to Blackpool Zoo, or even a quiet round at the Stanley Park Golf Course. With its cool and original art deco café, immaculate gardens, and boating lake, this sprawling green space is perfect for a day out of town.

 

Hotels near Stanley Park

 

 

While hotels are fewer in number away from the sea front, you'll be within walking distance of Stanley Park if you stay in a hotel on the east side of the city centre. As with most of Blackpool, you can expect value for money and a warm welcome, and behind their traditional facades many guesthouses offer contemporary perks like free WiFi.

 

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