From warehouse stays that play on the city’s maritime history to boutique guesthouses offering a homely welcome, these are Liverpool’s best sleepsLess
Of all the luxury hotels in Liverpool, this is the original and still considered the best. The grand period building in the Georgian Quarter — a short walk to theatre and concert venues — has undergone a major expansion, adding new spacious rooms, an indoor pool and a destination spa with a range of thermal treatments.
This property, in the former offices of the Liverpool Echo newspaper, has a commanding city-centre position with waterfront views from some of the 207 rooms. It’s walking distance to the Royal Albert Dock and the Castle Street district.
The pick of the city’s boutique hotels is this highly individual guesthouse, a grade II listed Georgian townhouse that offers a design-led counterpoint to the chain hotels.
This spin-off hotel from the IHG group is located within the Moorfields business district of the city but it doesn’t feel like corporate-chain clone. Indeed, it packs a lot of character into a relatively small space, with murals of the Liverpool textile trade throughout, plus a giant collage of Liverpool icons.
The Novotel sits at the heart of the up-and-coming Knowledge Quarter, the city’s university district, and is located near the Spine, the towering office building dominating the Paddington village development.
Affordable luxury and a quieter city-centre location near Castle Street are the main draws at this no-frills contemporary hotel, set across the upper three floors of a former office building.
Located in the waterfront Kings Dock area, and just a short stroll from the M&S Bank Arena for live events, the Pullman Liverpool is a smart business-oriented hotel.
Liverpool’s Mal was born out of the Capital of Culture boom and remains a solid option for a romantic weekend away. The hotel’s waterfront location, complete with an alfresco terrace for drinks, is perfect for visiting the Royal Albert Dock.
One for urbane regular travellers, the Aloft from Marriott is a sympathetic conversion of the historic former Royal Insurance Building. It retains lots of original features, such as marble wall tiles and a domed rotunda, blending them with contemporary touches including work pods and a small gym.
The ill-fated Titanic never visited Liverpool but this spacious industrial warehouse, located in the redevelopment-central Stanley Dock area, doesn’t let that spoil its celebration of Liverpool’s maritime history.