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About Liverpool

The Beatles, the docks, hard graft and football are probably among the top five things Liverpool is best known for, but since around 2008, when Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture, a few more of the city’s faces have been shined up and put on show for the outside world. The last few decades have seen plenty of building work, and now there’s even more to be impressed by in Liverpool’s compact city centre and revitalised docks. This is a fantastic city to explore on foot, and many of our Gurus’ recommendations for the best places to stay in Liverpool are within a short stroll of Liverpool’s main attractions (it’s really worth booking Liverpool’s big attractions in advance if you can). Our favourite properties include great value city stays, boutique hotels and a few luxury options too.

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St. George's Hall on Lime Street is considered by many to be one of the finest Neo-Classical buildings in Europe; the Neo-Gothic cathedral is glorious; the Museum of Liverpool’s white Modern sails are striking; and the Cunard building looks like an Italian palazzo. Take a ferry across the Mersey to the Albert Dock for an extraordinary collection of Grade I listed buildings, plus the Tate, the Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story Museum. The city centre has more listed buildings than anywhere outside London!

Hand in hand with the city's refurb, a burgeoning collection of bars, cafes and restaurants were starting to get in on the increasing cultural action. The area around Lark Lane is where you'll find many of the top eateries. If you're here for the nightlife try the area around Seel Street. If you are on a Beatles pilgrimage check out the Cavern Quarter (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).

If you’re not here for the football it’s worth ensuring you don’t show up on a game day. Liverpool has two professional football clubs, Liverpool FC and Everton, and not only do games make the city much busier, they make the accommodation much more expensive. Liverpool is also known for its lively weekends: lots of stag parties and hen nights, alongside the large student population mean that if you’re not feeling up for it, it’s better to steer clear of the liveliest nightspots. Sefton Park, Duke Street Market and the Royal Albert Docks are more relaxed alternatives, with great bars and restaurants, but less of a party atmosphere.

Liverpool is an incredibly popular year-round destination, so if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Liverpool, we advise you to get organised and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Liverpool

For Beatles Fans

  • Many people travel to Liverpool on Beatles pilgrimages, so the Hard Days Night Hotel is a logical place to end up. It claims to be the world’s only Beatles themed hotel. When it comes to the decor in the 110 rooms and suites, the designers haven’t gone as far as they could have. Yes, there are lots of photos and Beatles images, and some of the suites have wonderful original artworks, and pianos, but the height of Beatlemania this is not. It occupies a beautiful old building next door to the Cavern Club, which is where the Beatles rose to fame, so the location is excellent, and the hotel’s restaurant, Blake’s, is excellent too, as is the lounge bar with its memorabilia-lined walls.

For a Central Location

  • Aloft Liverpool is a collection of 116 contemporary rooms, housed in a historic building, right in the centre of town, close to the Town Hall. Some of the rooms still feature original wood panelling and large windows, while others have more contemporary finishings. The bar and restaurant are super hip too, popular with locals, and large enough for a lively, fun atmosphere.
  • The Shankly is named after the famous Liverpool footballer Bill Shankly. The hotel has 57 rooms and suites, smart and sleek, with a small nod to the main man in the memorabilia and display department. The restaurant and bar have a great reputation, and the bar has a nice buzz. Perfect for fans of the Kop.

On the Waterfront

  • The Titanic Hotel is a fantastic celebration of the world’s most famous ship, in a very fitting spot, converted from a warehouse on the docks. Many of the building’s original industrial features have been retained, including the vaulted ceilings and brickwork. The scale is big, with triple height ceilings in the restaurant and funky rum bar.
  • Malmaison, Liverpool is a classic Malmaison, offering, a great location right on the waterfront, comfort and large-hotel facilities with plenty of style. There are 130 rooms and suites, starting fairly modestly, but ending with apartment sized suites, plus the smart bar and brasserie Malmaison regulars will expect.
  • The Hotel Indigo is a bright and funky four-star hotel close to the waterfront, with a Marco Pierre White steakhouse and grill, and s super hip cocktail bar. The building is an old cotton warehouse, and its heritage can be clearly seen, and followed, in the reels of design.

For Couples

  • The Racquet Club occupies a building designed in the style of an Italian Palazzo which became a gentleman’s club before it turned eight-room hotel. The decor today lends from both uses, and from several periods — think contemporary art beside antiques and traditional furnishings. The restaurant, Ziba, has won a number of awards, and its organic, gourmet creations are worth experiencing even if you don’t stay over. You might want to though, there’s a library, gym, snooker table and squash courts.
  • 2 Blackburne Terrace is a beautifully restored Georgian mansion in the Georgian Quarter, close to the cathedral. The Terrace has just four rooms, all unique, but all luxurious and elegantly decorated with antiques and fine details.

For Fun

  • The Arthouse Hotel Liverpool is a unique proposition, a collection of 29 movie-themed rooms and suites, all sleeping either four or six. Among the 29 films are several Hitchcocks, and a collection of classic musicals. Each of the rooms has self catering facilities, plus there’s an excellent pizzeria onsite, and an excellent bar. Perfect for nightlife, and for short breaks.

For Style

  • The Hope Street Hotel is a contemporary property in the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool, which is the area close to the museums and galleries. The decor is minimalist, with wood, white, and exposed brick, but the bathrooms are quite luxurious. The hotel restaurant “The London Carriage Works” is garnering a cool following for its modern international cuisine, and the cocktail bar is lively and popular.

For Great Value

  • The Resident Liverpool is a large, and well-priced hotel in a centrally located, 9th century warehouse conversion. There are 106 rooms and suites whose their decor echoes the building’s original industrial style, with exposed brickwork, wood beams and dark greys and blacks. There’s an excellent range of room sizes, with plenty on offer for families, and all of the rooms have a mini-kitchen, with a fridge, sink and microwave.

Prefer a Private Apartment?

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Liverpool’s airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and it’s about 15 minutes away from the centre of the city by car or taxi, 30 minutes on the bus, or 40 minutes on the train. If you’re coming from London, trains leave from Euston, and direct trains take around two hours and 20 minutes.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Liverpool is a city break destination, so pack your waterproofs and come anytime! Late spring and summer is the busiest time to visit, it’s the warmest time of year and school holidays are happening. Liverpool has a number of summer festivals, including the Sound City music festival, Creamfields, Pride, the Grand National at Aintree, and International Beatle Week. Autumn is quieter, so a good time to visit the museums, as is winter, but there's always something going on in this happening city!

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Best Hotels in Liverpool

  • The Resident Liverpool Liverpool 106 rooms from £54

    Local exploring  -  The rich history of Liverpool's maritime and arts legacy is on your door step with countless museums and tours
    City Style  -  Smart and sophisticated rooms with a plethora of brickwork to pay homage to the building's history
    Families  -  Plenty of the rooms can accommodate up to four, ideal for a family getaway
    Value chic  -  Smart rooms in a great location and impressively reasonable prices
    Air conditioningDisabled accessNo pets

    Once a 19th century warehouse, this industrial building's history is embodied in the urban style interiors. Expect exposed brickwork, wood beams and deep moody hues. The rooms are modern, and come in a variety of sizes suitable for couples or families. Good value for money in a great location. See More

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  • Aloft Liverpool Liverpool 116 rooms from £79

    Local exploring  -  Aloft Liverpool is the ideal base from which to see all that the city has to offer
    Value chic  -  A terrific stay at a great price!
    Great walks  -  Wander around this bustling city getting a feel for its special atmosphere
    Sights nearby  -  Football fans should be sure to wander around Anfield and Goodison Park
    RestaurantPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Superbly located, Aloft Liverpool features swish contemporary rooms in a gorgeously traditional building. The restaurant and bar give off a definite New York-style vibe, and you're just minutes from the sights. A terrific choice! See More

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  • Malmaison, Liverpool Liverpool 130 rooms from £89

    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.
    Air conditioningRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    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. See More

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  • Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool 110 rooms from £95

    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

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Indigo Liverpool Liverpool 151 rooms from £99

    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
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Air conditioning
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    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! See More

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  • The Racquet Club Liverpool (5 Chapel Street) 8 rooms from £100

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Titanic Hotel Liverpool (Regent Rd) 153 rooms from £103

    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.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Landmark  -  Comes with a reputation.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolDisabled accessParking

    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. See More

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  • The Shankly Liverpool 57 rooms from £123

    Sights nearby  -  Wander around the nearby Cavern Quarter made famous by The Beatles.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.

    Bill Shankly is a name so synonymous with Liverpool and football in the city that they've made a hotel in tribute to him. Smart and sleek, The Shankly focuses on providing comfortable rooms in the heart of the city. There is a superb restaurant and the bar is bustling. A must for fans of the Kop. See More

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  • 2 Blackburne Terrace Liverpool 4 rooms from £140

    City Style  -  Everything from the shattered hall mirror to the bold bedroom fabrics has been carefully selected to woo the artist in you
    Local exploring  -  Given the location, you'd be amiss not to go and check out the city's sights
    Sights nearby  -  Wander over to Liverpool's Cathedral or go take a tour of Anfield Stadium

    2 Blackburne Terrace is a gorgeous restored Georgian mansion located in Liverpool's city centre. Offering luxurious and elegant accommodation complete with Egyptian cotton linen and antique furnishings, this property is a true hidden gem. Feel like a VIP at this first-rate option for a city break! See More

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  • Arthouse Hotel Liverpool Liverpool 29 rooms from £134

    Theme hotel  -  The ultimate theme hotel.
    Quirky  -  Each room is unique.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Air conditioning

    Not your average hotel - 29 movie-themed group stay rooms in the heart of Liverpool's nightlife district, sleeping 4 or 6. A lot of Hitchcock and classic musical themes. Self-catering, a lively bar and an excellent pizzeria make for a crazy and affordable group getaway. See More

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  • Hope Street Hotel Liverpool 89 rooms from £180

    Swimming Pool  -  15 meter indoor pool with water blades, swim jet and underwater music & 4m courtyard vitality pool
    Spa  -  Fabulous new spa with luxurious facilities and treatments using REN skincare products.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection

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

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