Best cheap hotels in Blackpool

Do you like to be beside the seaside? Here’s the best hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in Blackpool that won't break the bank
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Ah! There’s no more quintessential a UK holiday, surely, than a trip to a seaside town. And while its heyday as a popular resort might be a thing of the past, Blackpool remains a fun, charming place to visit – with enough great things to do to retain a lot of its appeal. But what with all those slot machines, fairground rides and ice-cream pitstops, a trip to the seaside can winding being a little costly. So should you be looking to save a bob or two when booking accomodation, we’ve rounded up the best budget hotels in Blackpool to help you save the pennies. 

Best cheap hotels in Blackpool

1

Alandene

Blackpool’s buzzy Central Pier is just a five-minute stroll from this well-located hotel. Plus, you won’t have to waste precious beach time hunting for your first meal of the day as breakfast is included. Each room is heated, and with tea and coffee-making facilities and a flatscreen TV.

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2

Oak Lea Hotel

This charming hotel is a good base from which to explore all of Blackpool’s sights, which are all just a few minutes away. Make sure you catch a show at the historic Blackpool Winter Gardens theatre or those with a head for heights can drink in those expansive sea views from the top of the Blackpool Tower (just 450 yards away).

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3

Albert Hotel

The decor may be a little dated but aesthetics aside, this well-positioned hotel offers excellent value for your buck. All rooms are ensuite and guests can fill up on a hearty cooked breakfast – a perfect antidote to an evening propping up the on-site bar. 

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4

Lynmoore Guest House

It’s all about location location location at this inviting guesthouse, which is just a three-minute amble to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Pack your swimwear and pray for sun. 

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5

ibis Styles Blackpool

It may be a chain but there’s nothing bland about this hotel located in a characterful Grade II listed building. Rooms are bright, modern and come with an ensuite shower room. Sea views and breakfast will cost you a little extra but the budget options are just as comfortable. 

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Macleods Guesthouse

This attractive three-star guesthouse is within walking distance of all the main attractions. Blackpool’s amusements, restaurants are all on your doorstep. Tea and coffee facilities are provided if you need to pop back to refuel before seeking out Blackpool’s nearby nightlife.  

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7

Norbreck Castle Hotel & Spa

If you want to splash out on a fancy pad and still have dosh left for the casino, choose this plush-but-ageing castle on the seafront. The on-site restaurant offers traditional grub and there are two bars to choose from plus plenty of on-site entertainment and a pool and sauna to chillax in after a hard day of beach walks, amusements and stuffing your face with fish and chips. 

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8

Springfield Hotel

Helpful hosts, spotless ensuites and reasonably priced rooms are all great reasons to stay at this pleasant hotel. Plus you can be wandering around the Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens, Sea Life Centre, Tussauds’ Waxworks and the Promenade in under ten minutes.

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9

Tiffany's Hotel

You won’t have any trouble finding this seafront hotel with its shocking pink exterior. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is buffet-style with cooked and continental options to choose from. The decor may not be to everyone’s taste – but cabaret fans will certainly be in their element. 

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Lynbar Hotel (Adult Only)

Booked a show at the Blackpool Winter Gardens Theatre, or are you just here for the beach? Either way, you’re in prime position if you pick this hotel. Comfortably-sized rooms include ensuites – and thankfully none of the garish wallpaper you’ll find in some of Blackpool’s other budget options. 

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11

The Carlton

Whatever your views on floral feature walls, this charming hotel is smart, clean and crucially, affordable. Plus, you can be wandering around the Winter Gardens or climbing Blackpool Tower within five minutes of leaving.

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12

Lindene Hotel

With Blackpool’s colourful promenade on your doorstep, this well-presented but affordable hotel is well set up for couples or families. You won’t have to lug your heavy cases very far as Blackpool South train station is a mere ten-minute walk away.

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13

The Kirkview

Rooms at The Kirkview are functional as opposed to fancy – bunkbeds are perfect for families with children or seasoned backpackers. With Coral Island amusement park, Sea Life Blackpool and Madame Tussauds laid out before you, you’re guaranteed a jam-packed stay. 

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14

Rivers Vale

You can’t miss this sunny hotel with its turquoise frontage and pretty potted garden. Inside, the rooms are just as delightful in a twee, cottage-y kind of way. Fill up on a full English before hitting up Blackpool’s sights. 

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15

Camelot Seafront Hotel

As the name would suggest, most of the rooms at this cosy beach-side hotel come with glittering sea views. From here you’ve got easy access to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Pier, and Central Pier, plus a yummy breakfast is included. 

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