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“Fabulous Art Deco classic seaside hotel brought back from the dead and transmogrofied into a chic, sleek, ocean liner of a hotel. Sweeping seaviews, stunning suites and a spa. Plus Morecombe to explore.”

“Fabulous Art Deco classic seaside hotel brought back from the dead and transmogrofied into a chic, sleek, ocean liner of a hotel. Sweeping seaviews, stunning suites and a spa. Plus Morecombe to explore.”

Hotel Review

Overlooking the grey-blue mud of vast Morecambe Bay, with the Lake District fells in the background, the Midland Hotel – built in 1933 – is a fine example of Art Deco architecture. Overcoming a dilapidated past, the hotel has been brought back to much of its former glory; the Grade 1 listed circular staircase has been restored, as have many of the original decorations and sculptures, including work by Eric Gill and Marion Dorn. Despite its size, there are just 44 rooms (sea-view ones are recommended) including some third-floor suites which are well worth the extra cost. There’s also a spa and a stylish restaurant, but although the food may not be the hotel’s strong point,, don’t let that put you off a stay in this iconic English resort hotel.
Recommended for
  • Views
  • Romantic Break
  • Beach Life
 

Written by Helena Hamlyn

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Beach Life
  • Artworks
  • Original work by Eric Gill restored.
  • Pet friendly
  • Designer
  • Conference facilities
  • Child friendly
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Seaviews
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Views
  • Pet friendly
  • Bar
  • Conference facilities
  • Child friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

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Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

Apart from Morecambe’s sublime potted shrimps, the Midland is the tastiest thing in this old-school seaside town...

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