10 of the best hotels close to the North West coast

The view from a St Annes Beach Hut

The view from a St Annes Beach Hut - Credit: Archant

Lancashire and the Lake District so many coastal gems so we’ve picked some of the best places to stay when exploring

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No.43 Arnside

This award winning B&B run by Lesley Hornsby is the perfect boutique hideout. Located in picturesque Arnside, the bed and breakfast has made a name for itself as one of the best places to stay in the country. From the terrace you can enjoy a drink and watch the sun set over the water.

No.43, The Promenade, Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0AA

Tel: 01524 762 761, www.no43.org.uk

Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass

This historic inn proves is much more than just contemporary bedrooms. It was awarded CAMRA West Cumbria’s Pub of the Season in autumn 2016 and is also the recent holder of an AA three silver stars award - given to highly recommended hotels that offer superior level of quality and high standards. Definitely book at table at their one AA rosette award restaurant, Estuary Bar and Grill, which serves fine food made using quality local ingredients.

Pennington Hotel, Main Street, Ravenglass, CA18 1SQ

Tel: 01229 717222, www.penningtonhotel.co.uk

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The Midland, Morecambe

Elegantly situated along the coast of Morecambe Bay, The Midland is an iconic art deco hotel. Designed by Oliver Hill with interior decoration by Eric Gill, the four star hotel dazzles after a multi-million pound restoration and is the perfect base for exploring the bay. With only 44 bedrooms, it has a boutique vibe. Relax and take in the spectacular views across to the Lake District fells.

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The Midland, Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4BU

Tel: 01524 424000, www.englishlakes.co.uk

The Vincent, Southport

Located on Southport’s Parisienne Boulevard, The Vincent is a luxurious, contemporary hotel with great spa facilities. Designed by award winning architects Falconer Chester Hall, the hotel opened its doors in 2008 and is well regarded by locals and visitors alike. It also has two popular restaurants, Asian flavours at Vincent Pacific and an all day menu and homemade sushi at V-Cafe. They have recently opened a sister restaurant site in Liverpool city centre.

The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JR

Tel: 01704 883 800, www.thevincenthotel.com

Netherwood Hotel, Grange over Sands

If it’s the perfect combination of old world charm and contemporary mod-cons you are after, then this could be for you. The Netherwood Hotel is a grade II listed Victorian mansion, situated in 15 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens with breath-taking views across Morecambe Bay. It’s conveniently on the cusp of the Lake District, so you explore both areas with ease.

Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road, Grange over Sands, LA11 6ET

Tel: 015395 32552, www.netherwood-hotel.co.uk

Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham

Located in the heart of Lytham, this hotel has the bustle and amenities of a busy seaside town alongside the peace of the coast with lovely views of Lytham Green, the Ribble Estuary and beyond. Privately owned by the Webb family since 1993, the four star grade II listed property has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment to build on the business’s heritage and quality reputation. The restaurant also holds two AA rosettes.

Clifton Arms Hotel West Beach, Lytham, FY8 5QJ

Tel: 01253 739898, www.cliftonarmslytham.com

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The Grand Hotel, Lytham

Owners Richard and Mandy Webb, who also have sister Lytham St Annes hotel Grand TwentyTwo and Grand at Grasmere, have transformed this building into a stunning place to stay. On offer are 54 luxurious bedrooms that have been refurbished into plush, modern spaces, a theme which runs throughout the hotel into its restaurant, The Grand Café, and gym and spa.

The Grand Hotel, South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1NB

Tel: 01253 643424, www.the-grand.co.uk

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The Bay Horse Hotel, Ulverston

Well renowned for its delicious food for nearly three decades, including mentions in The Good Food and Good Pub guides, The Bay Horse Hotel is also a popular destination for overnight stays if exploring Ulverston and the surrounding area. A former 17th century coaching inn, today there are nine dog friendly en-suite rooms, six of which have a terrace, giving a full panoramic view over the estuary.

The Bay Horse Hotel, Canal Foot, Ulverston, LA12 9EL

Tel: 01229 583972, www.thebayhorsehotel.co.uk

The Silverdale Hotel, Silverdale

The Binks family have been running this friendly pub since 2016, and are keen to offer a very warm welcome to all who visit. Their seven comfortable bedrooms are also pet friendly, which is perfect for those who want to bring their four-legged companions. Quality handmade food is always on the menu, as is a wide selection of well-kept and ever changing real ales and craft beers.

The Silverdale Hotel, Shore Road, Silverdale, LA5 0TP

Tel: 01524701118, www.thesilverdalehotel.co.uk

Finally, for something a little different...

St Annes Beach Apartments

Following the success of their award winning beach huts, Zoe and Stuart Robertson have launched a number of stylish beach apartments. Situated in a prime location on the South Promenade overlooking the beach, the contemporary New England style units provide the luxury of a boutique hotel while also giving the extra space and flexibility of a bespoke self-catering property. For summer breaks of four nights or more, there is also the added bonus of complimentary one day beach hut hire.

St Annes Beach Apartments, 121 – 123 South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1NP