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The Beatles, football, the docks and hard graft are what Liverpool is best known for. But since 2008, when Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture, this city has had a few more of its facets shined up and revealed to the outside world. And in amongst the building work you'll find some of the best places to stay in Liverpool, honed from what were previously industrial or commercial premises.

Before 2008, Liverpool was already shining up its city centre. A centre which has always been blessed with more listed buildings than anywhere but London. To that buffed up centre came the museums and galleries, and restaurants, cafes and bars, which now make this a fascinating, as well as nice looking, city to explore.

One of the great things about Liverpool is that its architecture makes just walking around an interesting experience. St. George's Hall on Lime Street is considered by many to be one of the finest neo-classical buildings in Europe, St. Nicholas and Our Lady Church is an impressive local parish church and the area around Albert Dock has the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. If you direct your strolling towards these sights you can ensure you see the highlights.

It's worth taking a ferry across the Mersey to explore the Albert Dock area. This is where you'll find the Tate, the Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story Museum.

If you're on a Beatles pilgrimage some of the best places to stay in Liverpool are around the Cavern Quarter. Which is also a good location if you're here for the shopping! Cavern Walks in the Cavern Quarter is where you'll spy all the premium boutiques, and where you're most likely to spot a WAG.

The area around Lark Lane is one of the best places to stay in Liverpool for foodies. this is where you'll find many of the top eateries. And if you're here for the nightlife try the area around Seel Street, recently voted the fourth 'Hippest Street' in the UK.

Best Places to Stay in Liverpool

For a city break

  • For chic minimalism in the cultural quarter, book the Hope Street Hotel. One of the city's first boutique hotels and still one of the best places to stay in Liverpool, the Hope Street also has a well respected restaurant and a popular cocktail bar.
  • 62 Castle Street is Victorian and grandiose on the outside, right in the heart of the old banking district, and a kind of modern Art Deco on the inside.
  • Malmaison, Liverpool is right on the waterfront, where all the action is. A classic Malmaison offering with the carefully chosen decor and good service you'd expect from this chain.

For Beatles fans

  • The Hard Days Night Hotel is billed as the world's only Beatles inspired hotel, close to the Cavern Club where the fab four rose to fame, in an elegant Grade II listed building. As well as being decorated with an impressive collection of memorabilia, the hotel has a 'Blake's' restaurant, named from the artist Sir Peter Blake, who designed the cover of the Sergeant Pepper's album.

For a special occasion

  • Hotel Indigo offers funky, multi coloured design close to the vibrant waterfront and Albert Dock. You'll also find a Marco Pierre White steakhouse and the Cotton Lounge for cocktails and bar food.
  • The Racquet Club was built in the style of an Italian Palazzo in 1857 by a wealthy merchant, and its decor is now a happy blend of modern art and traditional furnishings. The restaurant is award winning and there's a library, gym, snooker table and squash courts.

On a budget

  • Parr Street Hotel has been created within the iconic Parr Street recording studios, frequented by Genesis and the like. Double PodZzz starting from only £49 per night.
  • Another great value option is The Nadler. It's centrally located just moments from the vibrant Ropes Walk area, and close to some of Liverpool's main shopping destinations.

Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Liverpool, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Liverpool

  • Parr Street Hotel 12 rooms from $60


    Once owned by Genesis, these iconic recording studios, the biggest outside London, now house a cool, contemporary, funky hotel. Bang in the middle of bustling Liverpool, there are still three recording studios and the Attic bar in the same building. Bedrooms are well equipped with the necessities.

    No restaurant  -  No restaurant but there are plenty of bars and restuarants close by in this lively area
    Downtown  -  This area is quiet duing the week, but at weekends it can be action packed
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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  • The Nadler 106 rooms from $72

    Liverpool (Ropes walk)

    Best family value in Liverpool in the city centre in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Smart comfortable ensuite rooms, from singles to suites. 24 hour concierge, friendly, helpful staff, room service breakfast only, just moments away from bars and restaurants of the vibrant Ropes Walk area.

    Shops  -  Close to the shopping highlights, Bold Street, The Metquarter and Liverpool One and Cavern Walks
    Suites  -  Secret Garden Suites have unique split level mezzanine and private garden terrace
    B+B  -  Room service breafast only, staple breakfast or upgrade to gourmet breakfast
    Value chic  -  Doubles from only £59 per night
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  • 62 Castle Street 20 rooms from $92


    Boutique hotel in the old banking district of Liverpool. A splash of contemporary art-deco amid business chic decoration. Gourmet restaurant.

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Malmaison, Liverpool 130 rooms from $109


    Right in the heart of this thriving city, the purpose built Malmasion is situated on Liverpool's historic waterfront. The winning formula of comfort, good food and excellent service is much in demand with a loyal clientele. Well-appointed bedrooms from standard to suites. Smart bar and brasserie.

    Bar  -  The stylish Malbar serves wonderful cocktails
    Suites  -  Suites are spacious with free standing baths
    Good wine list  -  Malmasion prides itself on its wine list
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Hard Days Night Hotel 110 rooms from $116


    Billed as the only Beatles inspired hotel in the world, this 'Fab Four' star stylish hotel is housed in the elegant grade two star Central Buildings in the 'Beatles Quarter' of the city. Next door is the famous Cavern Club where the Beatles rose to fame. Beatle memorabilia and Beatle mania rules.

    Restaurant  -  Blakes restaurant is named after the celebrated Sergeant Pepper Album cover artist Sir Peter Blake
    Bar  -  The smart Lounge Bar features original artworks and offers a versatile menu throughout the day
    Suites  -  Individually designed suites with exclusive artwork
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  • Hotel Indigo 151 rooms from $121


    Utra funky, multi-coloured 4 star boutique hotel with Marco Pierre White grill. Built on the site of a cotton warehouse and close to the historic and vibrant waterfront, shops and Albert Dock. Bold designs, contemporary bedrooms, cool gym and not to be missed is the signature Cotton Candy Cocktail!

    Suites  -  Oversized beds, plush bedding and complimentary welcome bar items
    Sitting Room  -  Cotton Lounge serving tasty bistro food and cocktails
    Foodies  -  Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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  • The Racquet Club 8 rooms from $122

    Liverpool (5 Chapel Street)

    Built in the style of an Italian Palazzo in 1857 by a wealthy merchant, and then used as Gentleman's Club. Centrally situated, and now a family run institution with an award winning restaurant Ziba. Contemporary original art is mixed with traditional furnishings, bedrooms are beautifully appointed.

    Restaurant with rooms  -  Award winning restaurant Ziba, using fresh local produce
    Gym  -  As well as a gym there are two squash courts
    Library  -  Elegant library, snooker and intimate bar
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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  • Titanic Hotel 153 rooms from $126

    Liverpool (Regent Rd)

    Formerly at the heart of Liverpool's industrial output, this warehouse come hotel is a fantastic celebration of the world's most famous ship. With original brickwork and vaulted ceilings, the rooms are stylish and comfortable. Enjoy an evening cocktail in the atmospheric Stanleys Rum Bar.

    City Style  -  A quirky and fun designer hotel, in the heart of Liverpool's docklands, with immensely spacious rooms and a funky rum bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Though you may feel completely cut off, the hotel just a short and beautiful walk from the Pier Head.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hope Street Hotel 89 rooms from $220


    Contemporary minimalism in the cultural quarter of Liverpool. The city's first boutique hotel. Renowned restaurant with modern international cuisine.

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection
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