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    Genuinelly Decent Hotel in Blackpool?

    This may be a long shot but I'm travelling up on Wednesday night for business and need a decent hotel for just the one night

    Desperately trying not to be snobby but having looking at Booking.com and TripAdvsior they all have a slight whiff of stag & hens, swingers and 80 year old ballroom dancers?

    Anyone have any recent positive experience they can share otherwise it may be a case of heading for Lytham and travelling in?

    Cheers

    Chris

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    I’m often in Blackpool for work. The one at the football ground and the Hilton are my preferences. If you are driving the De Vere Village hotel also has a good reputation.

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    Try “The Stranded Hotel” that’s quite nice.

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    Blackpool? I spent a month there one night.

    Stick to the Hilton.

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    The Village Hotel & Spa is lovely. Decent price, really good food, nice hotel in nice grounds and a good bar too if you don't fancy the restaurant. Excellent leisure facilities too.

    Away from the front but well worth it in my opinion.

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    Blackpool FC

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    Blackpool FC
    Good shout. Looks great from outside.

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    Thanks for the feedback chaps. Couple of useful options there.

    Now just trying to weigh up the location/quality for the walk to my meeting the next morning.

    Currently looks like the Hampton Hilton is best option so far.

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    Blackpool FC looked great but no availability unfortunately.

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    Your right to ask...

    I attended a few conferences up there over the years and there are some nasty horrible grim hotels up there.

    I know a good hotel in Lytham st annes but I'd stick to the Hilton.

    Its sad to say but I dont really stay in the smaller hotels and B&Bs anymore. Its too much of a lottery.

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    The Big Blue is okay (for Blackpool). Reasonably modern and the food in the restaurant is okay. The major downside is that you might have a rollercoaster going past your window (it’s right next to the Pleasure Beach).

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    I’ve stayed at The Imperial which was decent. Where Labour used to hold their party conferences.

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    ^ Stayed there for a bit of a shambolic dirty weekend once, oddly the room stank like a chip shop!

    Blackpool, it's Dodge City without the horses

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    Ribby Hall Spa hotel is ok.
    Also benefits from not being in centre of Blackpool

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    Take a look at Number 1 south Beach


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    The first time I had the grave misfortune to visit Blackpool a couple of years back, I LOL-ed like a loon at the hotel on the seafront with a great big sign proudly proclaiming “BLACKPOOL HOTEL OF THE YEAR 1982”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    The first time I had the grave misfortune to visit Blackpool a couple of years back, I LOL-ed like a loon at the hotel on the seafront with a great big sign proudly proclaiming “BLACKPOOL HOTEL OF THE YEAR 1982”.

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    If you ever need convincing of the need your own Council's planning deparment, a hour or two amid Blackpool's complete lack of one should convince you.

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    Took the family to Blackpool last year for a weekend. Stayed in Marriott Worsley park and country club just outside Manchester, great hotel and only 40 minute drive to the pleasure beach.

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