From convenient city centre chain hotels and self catered apartments, to quirky boutique hotels, find out where to stay in Liverpool.
Liverpool in the North West of England is known for two major things: football and The Beatles! But there is so much more to this vibrant city! Theatres, music venues, museums and galleries, great shopping, street culture and buzzing nightlife make Liverpool ideal for a short break!
But, where to stay in Liverpool? The different areas of Liverpool city centre have very distinct characters. So we’ve divided our chain hotels and boutique hotels in Liverpool by area, to help you find the perfect fit for your vibe and your budget.
20 Best Hotels In Liverpool
Best Areas To Stay In Liverpool
Just south of Liverpool Lime Street Station (trains to and from London Euston) and Liverpool Central Station, you’ll find the RopeWalks area of Liverpool. Accommodation options here make a great base for exploring Liverpool. The area is close to the cultural quarter of the city, Chinatown, and lots of independent shops and cafes.
Where to stay in Liverpool if you’re a party animal? Here! RopeWalks is home to the best bars and clubs in central Liverpool.
A red brick former warehouse, The Resident is close to all Liverpool’s sights but tucked away from noise. The clean modern rooms all come with a kitchenette, and the friendly reception is staffed throughout the night.
If you’re planning a group trip to Liverpool, take a look at York Street Studios. These short rent apartments in the city centre sleep from six to twelve people. The rooms are beautifully styled, and have a seating area and a full kitchen including a coffee machine.
Another of the central boutique hotels in Liverpool with rave reviews for the staff, is Lock and Key Boutique Hotel on Duke Street. This hotel offers chic boutique rooms above a small bar, and is highly rated for the comfortable beds and its delicious breakfast pancakes.
You’ll find more top-rated central Liverpool apartments at Staycity Aparthotel on Duke Street. These apartments cater for groups of up to 10 people so could be perfect for a birthday getaway or a hen do. The reception desk is staffed 24/7 and able to help you with site seeing advice and booking taxis.
The Cavern Quarter
Where to stay in Liverpool if you’re a Beatles fan? The Cavern Quarter! The legendary basement Cavern Club where The Beatles played in the 1960s is still open, and like many other places in this area, continues to play homage to band.
You’ll find both chain and boutique hotels in Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter. They are ideally placed for shows at the Royal Court Theatre or for the bars and clubs of Liverpool’s Gay Scene (centred around Stanley Street).
If you’ve had a hard days night and need to sleep like a log, find a room here! This historic building, is now a Beatle’s themed 4* hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar. It’s also just a two minute walk from this hotel to the Cavern Club.
This 4* Liverpool boutique hotel has quirky colourful rooms inspired by the city’s history. It’s also home to a Marco Pierre White steakhouse and a gym so you can enjoy a hearty meal and then burn off the calories after!
The Heywood House Hotel building was originally Liverpool’s first bank! It now offers elegant 4* hotel rooms and a great breakfast. Its location on Fenwick Street is on the edge of the Cavern Quarter, making it easy to walk to Liverpool Waterfront from here.
The Ibis Liverpool Centre offers 3* rooms with quirky décor, right in the centre of Liverpool city. It’s a chain hotel, so pretty standard, but makes a good base for a weekend away or a business trip.
Another centrally located hotel is The Holiday Inn Liverpool Centre. It’s on the edge of the Cavern Quarter, close to Lime Street Station. Again, it’s a chain hotel, so might not offer the quirky touches of some of the boutique options, but it’s a solid choice for a city break!
Liverpool’s Waterfront on the River Mersey is an entertainment hub. The former warehouses centred around the Royal Albert Dock are home to The Tate Liverpool gallery, The Beatles Story museum, and British Music Experience.
History lovers are also spoilt for choice in the dock area too, with The Museum of Liverpool, Maritime Museum, The International Slavery Museum, Titanic Memorial, and the iconic Royal Liver Building all based here. Add in plenty of cool pubs and restaurants and you’ll have plenty to keep you busy!
The Liverpool hotels in this area are served by Liverpool James Street station. If you want to see the Anthony Gormley sculptures at Crosby Beach, just change at Moorstreet for Blundlesands and Crosby.
Part of the Ibis chain, these budget friendly rooms are close to both the Waterfront and the Liverpool One shopping centre. This hotel is perfect for mixing sight-seeing, eating, drinking and shopping!
The 4* Hilton hotel has views over the Albert Dock Liverpool, a bar, restaurant, and 24 hour gym. It’s got an upmarket feel, so is ideal for a romantic break in Liverpool too.
This 4* hotel has views of the Royal Liver Building Gym. As well as a restaurant and bar, you’ll find a large indoor swimming pool, spa facilities and gym. The same company also have a hotel at the Liverpool John Lennon Airport if you’re planning any extra travels!
Further north along the Waterfront at Stanley Docks, you’ll find this old red brick warehouse which now the 4* Titanic Hotel. It’s a little further away from central Liverpool, but the super chic industrial décor is worth the trip.
Accommodation on Liverpool Waterfront is more upmarket than other parts of the city, so it’s surprising to find a great Liverpool youth hostel in the area! The roomy bunk beds are a good per night budget option, especially for single travellers.
The Baltic Triangle is Liverpool’s alternative and indie area. Come here for casual eating, the Baltic street food market, graffiti, skateparks and cool events.
The Baltic hotel in Liverpool mix touches of luxury, industrial and graffiti to create comfortable and quirky rooms. You’ll also find friendly staff on reception 24/7.
If you’re visiting Liverpool as a family or small group, this two-bedroom self-catering apartment in the Baltic Triangle sleeps up to 6 people. It’s comfortable and well-located to make your city break a breeze!
Georgian Quarter and Knowledge Quarter:
This residential area of Liverpool is full of 18th century townhouses. It’s also where you’ll find the city’s two Universities, and both Liverpool Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. It’s also home to the Liverpool Philharmonic, an Everyman Theatre, upmarket restaurants and some of the best boutique hotels in Liverpool.
One of the most popular Liverpool boutique hotels, Hope Street Hotel has chic rooms over an award-winning 2 AA rosette rated restaurant and bar. Some rooms have pull out sofa beds, which alongside the DVD players and film library, also make Hope Street one to consider if you’re travelling to Liverpool with older children.
These smart apartments in this historic area can sleep up to 12, and have everything you need for a short break in Liverpool. The larger apartments are ideal choices if you’re planning a stag do in Liverpool too!
Anfield Stadium and Goodison Park
Wondering where to stay in Liverpool for the football? Here are some cool hotels that Liverpool, Everton and away fans will enjoy! Check match dates, and book early for weekends and big games.
The Arc Hotel is a friendly family run guesthouse close to Anfield Stadium in Liverpool. The clean rooms here proudly show their love of Liverpool, and of course, The Reds!
Close to Goodison Park, this is a great hostel, with a shared kitchen and free wifi. The rooms with 4 or 6 bunks and a private bathroom also make it a place to consider for a budget trip.
I hope this guide helps you plan where to stay in Liverpool on your next trip! If you’re looking for other Liverpool travel tips, don’t miss our guide to the best walks near Liverpool and these fun facts about Liverpool!