Liverpool Hotels and Accommodation
(Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK)
The city of Liverpool is currently enjoying high visitor numbers and subsequently the accommodation scene is thriving. Many modern hotels have appeared in recent years around the Albert Dock and within a number of its 19th-century red-brick warehouses, such as the Liverpool Express By Holiday Inn at the Britannia Pavilion, which has successfully managed to retain many original period features.
It is worth noting that accommodation in the city can become rather scarce when there is a home game involving either the Liverpool or Everton football clubs. Also, the availability at hotels is greatly affected in August, when the annual Beatles convention comes to town and brings with it literally thousands of Beatles and Mersey Beat fans.
Budget accommodation is available in Liverpool in various different guises, with the YHA International Youth Hostel on Tabley Street being a popular choice, since it stands close to the Albert Dock and the James Street station. The University of Liverpool also offers reasonably priced self-catering accommodation on Oxford Street, close to the Metropolitan Cathedral, although this is only available during the Easter and summer holidays.
For a good selection of affordable B&Bs and guest houses in Liverpool, look to the Mount Pleasant area, which lies part-way between the cathedral and the city centre itself.
Familiar accommodation brands come in the form of the Best Western on Aigburth Drive, the Radisson Blu Hotel on Old Hall Street, and the Staybridge Suites at Keel Wharf. For a taste of luxury lodging in Liverpool, consider a room at the Crowne Plaza on St. Nicholas Place (Princes Dock), the Thistle on Chapel Street, or the historic Britannia Adelphi Hotel on Ranelagh Place.
Located on North John Street and within the 'Beatles Quarter', the four-star Hard Days Night Hotel comes with a fun Beatles theme throughout the building, with deluxe rooms, and both a Lennon and McCartney suite.