Our favourite Liverpool hotels
Liverpool's been off many travellers' radars for the last few decades, but since the city landed the 2008 European Capital of Culture it's been thrust back onto the tourist trail. The UNESCO World Heritage docks, top-class art galleries and rich nightlife are just a few of the draws, and Liverpool hotels don't disappoint either.
Top Liverpool hotels
The swanky Malmaison boutique hotel group always seems to pull off cool without being pretentious. The industrial feel of this hotel (exposed brick and a steely grey exterior) is counterbalanced by its well equipped guest rooms and inviting restaurants, including a meat-oriented brasserie on the ground-floor.
Hard Days' Night Hotel
Come on, you can't pay a visit to Liverpool without paying a little homage to the Fab Four, and what better way to do it than to check into this Beatles-themed hotel? But don't expect cheap and cheerful - this is a deluxe option with prices starting at £170 on a room only basis.
This four star hotel is tucked into the backstreet recording complex that played host to Echo and the Bunnymen, Take That and the Stereophonics, to name but a few. Expect super-comfy sleigh beds, LCD TVs and swish room designs.
Sir Thomas Street Hotel
Housed in the former headquarters of the Bank of Liverpool, this classic hotel is located right in the CBD and is a popular choice for high end business travellers. The St John restaurant and champagne and cocktail bar are definitely worth a look, although given the central location there are plenty of nearby alternatives.
The Print Hotel
Believe it or not, this fresh and bright hotel was originally built as a tea warehouse. Choose between loft or penthouse suites offering Wi-Fi access, wet rooms, LCD televisions and DVD players. It's impeccably located just a hop, skip ad a jump away from the Cavern quarter and Mathew Street.
Other fantastic Liverpool hotels include 62 Castle Street (from £99), Hope Street Hotel (from £141) and Racquet Club (from £115).