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Blackpool or Lytham St Anne's hotels

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Papergirl1968 Sun 17-Jul-16 23:00:42

Can anyone recommend a hotel in the Blackpool or Lytham area for a couple of nights at October half term? On the seafront would be nice, but equally don't mind staying somewhere a couple of miles out and driving in. The only real requirement is for a family room for me and my DDs, aged 15 and 12.

pinkbraces Sun 17-Jul-16 23:02:22

Dalmeny is a good family hotel

DanyellasDonkey Sun 17-Jul-16 23:08:13

We stayed in The Cliffs hotel on Blackpool seafront a few years ago. It was really great for families with a pool and entertainment and the food was excellent - great choices every night and always plenty of everything even though the hotel was really busy

LeonoraFlorence Sun 17-Jul-16 23:12:41

We like the Grand Hotel in St Annes smile

3catsandcounting Sun 17-Jul-16 23:25:11

I live locally, and as PPs have said,
The Dalmeny and The Grand are always popular.
The Inn on the Prom looks good too. I think all have swimming pools, and of all these are on the same stretch of St Annes prom.
5-10 minutes walk into the centre, there's loads of good places to eat on Wood Street.
Lytham only really has the Clifton Arms Hotel, which is good, but pricey. Other than that, there's the Queens pub near the windmill, which has rooms.

3catsandcounting Sun 17-Jul-16 23:29:06

Actually, forget The Queens, don't think they have family rooms (really good food though!)

ladylambkin Sun 17-Jul-16 23:33:50

Just stayed at the Mornington Hotel, Station Road, Blackpool (next to Pleasure Beach/South Pier at end of street) was the cleanest hotel we have stayed at in Blackpool (we normally go to Travelodge but this had good reviews on Trip Advisor) they do family rooms too. I also managed to get my car parked across the road for free too.

3catsandcounting Sun 17-Jul-16 23:34:13

Have you noticed I haven't mentioned Blackpool!! If you're planning on going to Blackpool, it's fine for the day, but would really recommend staying in Lytham or
St Annes - it's a 15 min drive, and would be a much nicer experience!wink

biddleyboo Sun 17-Jul-16 23:36:07

The village hotel in Blackpool is nice. Near the zoo smile

Crikeyblimey Sun 17-Jul-16 23:36:12

Yep - fairly local too and I'd choose St Anne's or Lytham (they are two different places) over Blackpool any day.

Papergirl1968 Sun 17-Jul-16 23:54:22

Thanks for all the suggestions, will check them out.
Sorry, didn't realise Lytham and St Anne's were different places!

Floralnomad Sun 17-Jul-16 23:59:59

I have not been there for a couple of years but we found The Big Blue was always very nice .

facebookrecruit Mon 18-Jul-16 00:05:00

Avoid the Derby Lodge hotel on Derby Rd in Blackpool like the plague! Used to live next to it and the owners are absolutely bat shit, it's filthy and the police are ALWAYS there. Should have been shut down by now tbh

3catsandcounting Mon 18-Jul-16 00:53:13

I now want to drive past the Derby Lodge tomorrow! grin

Kummerspeck Mon 18-Jul-16 01:05:16

If you prefer budget for the hotel as you may not be in much, there is now a Travelodge in St Annes. It is above M&S on the main road so easy to get buses to Blackpool, Lytham or Preston

As others have said The Dalmeny is well known as a family hotel and has good facilities, children's activities, etc.

If you want inland a bit look at Ribby Hall. It is a few miles out but has a lot going on there and still easy travelling to the coast

facebookrecruit Mon 18-Jul-16 14:21:09

Honestly the woman is crazy! When I was pregnant with DD she made complaints about the toilet flushing in the night and said that MY dogs were causing hers to bark (my dogs made no noise they were lazy sleepy puppies) and then she told me I was lying about being pregnant (with a large six month bump in front of her) the police used to come around have a brew and laugh!

Crikeyblimey Mon 18-Jul-16 19:29:33

Ribby is just round the corner from me - call in for a brew grin wine

insancerre Mon 18-Jul-16 19:36:28

I came on to say the grand in st Anne's or the dalmeny, also n st annes but everyone has beat me to it

Also try the Glendower, inn on the prom and st ives, all st annes
Don't stay in Blackpool
Come to st Anne's, its much nicer smile

Papergirl1968 Mon 18-Jul-16 23:12:53

Thanks, folks. So many of these places are already booked up, I think I should have booked earlier!

catslife Tue 19-Jul-16 13:35:08

Agree with the others that I wouldn't recommend staying too close to Blackpool seafront. Blackpool is well used by night-clubbing and hen/stag parties so not particularly family friendly.
We have stayed at local Premier Inns at this time of year. Preston West on Blackpool road on the outskirts of Preston and Blackpool East (M55 jct 4).
October half term is the Blackpool illuminations so closer hotels can either be booked up or charge high rates.

serin Tue 19-Jul-16 22:48:52

I came on to say the Dalmeny but see that it is fully booked.
You could try the Anchorage at St Annes?
It is only a BandB but my friend says the owners are lovely and the breakfasts were great.

Radyward Thu 21-Jul-16 22:04:12

We are in lytham visiting family and have eaten at The Queens . The brochure for the room looks fab. Great location and right near lytham windmill. ! I'd give them a call . I was tempted myself 😆

3catsandcounting Fri 22-Jul-16 00:35:44

Radyward - The Queens was my local from way back in the early 80s. Very different to how it is now. It's always been a well-loved pub, but the rooms above were never really used to their full potential- it looks they are now. Lytham needs more accommodation!

MarthaElf Fri 22-Jul-16 00:38:30

We stayed at one on the sea front. Think it was St Anne's. Had a pool, soft play and they did kids entertainment in the summer holidays. Off to check the name.

e1y1 Fri 22-Jul-16 00:41:01

I really liked the Norbreck Castle when we stayed, but it has been about 10 years since.

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