Liverpool is a city steeped in history, once a hub for international trade, it is now one of the UK’s most popular cities. In 2008, Liverpool garnered the accolade of City of Culture thanks to its rich maritime history, creative culture and arts heritage. Since receiving this crown 12 years ago, the city has grown beyond belief and is home to an array of independent restaurants, bars, shops and hotels.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic night away with your other half, planning an epic stag or hen do or celebrating a birthday with your family, Liverpool has a hotel to suit your needs. From luxurious penthouse suites to budget rooms, take a look at the best independent hotels in Liverpool to book your next stay.
Duke Street Hotel – Town Hotels
Set to open in 2021, Duke Street Hotel Is set to be the most popular hotel in the city. Accommodating everyone from couples and families to large groups looking to party.
As Town Hotels’ say themselves, ‘we don’t do conventional’ – Town Hotels’ stand out from the rest with fun décor and high tech rooms whilst ensuring quality and comfort. From the ‘Snug Room’ to ‘The Penthouse’ Duke Street Hotel have a room for you!
The hotel offers free wifi, late checkouts, air-conditioned rooms and fully stocked mini fridges within all rooms!
Along with the opening of Duke Street Hotel, Town Hotels are also opening The Baltic Hotel, ‘an eccentric mix of post war modernism, dressed in pre-war architecture’ centred in the madness of the Baltic Triangle, just a 10 minute walk from The Royal Institution.
Town Hotels would be our first recommendation for anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the City due to their variation of properties which can accommodate everyone’s needs and their detailed packages which ensure your stay in Liverpool is unforgettable.
Lock & Key
Lock & Key is a unique and stylish boutique hotel situated on Duke Street, offering 14 suites and set within a beautiful Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse.
The rooms at Lock & Key are each uniquely designed, ensuring that no two are the same. With dazzling wallpaper designed by Mind The Gap and House of Hackney, velvet headboards, cocktail chairs and drinks trolleys, you’re advised to make the most of the luxurious surroundings.
As well as offering stunning rooms, Lock & Key is furthermore home to a bar & restaurant. This stylish space on the ground floor is fitted with charming parquet flooring, exposed brick and modern furniture, making it an ideal place to start your night.
Whether you fancy a stone-baked Neapolitan pizza, freshly made pasta dish or in need of brunch to soak up the night before, Lock & Key has it all.
Hope Street Hotel
Since opening its doors in 2003, Hope Street Hotel has graced many ‘where to stay in Liverpool’ guides and for good reason. It’s perfect location coupled with its welcoming atmosphere, boutique rooms and award-winning restaurant ensure it’s a contender for one of the best independent hotels in Liverpool.
As you can guess, Hope Street Hotel is located in the heart of one of Liverpool’s most famous streets which was awarded the ‘Best Street in the UK’ and it’s easy to see why.
Bookmarked by the cities two magnificent cathedrals, Hope Street Hotel sits directly in the middle and surrounded by other iconic landmarks such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms and the Everyman Theatre.
Rooms at the Hope Street Hotel are spacious, bright and modern with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, deep bathtubs and magnificent views. Hope Street Hotel is furthermore home to The London Carriage Works restaurant, a spectacular 2 AA Rosette and 2 AA Notable Wine List winner. The London Carriage Works has enjoyed plentiful success and is regarded as one of the city’s best restaurants where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner or head to the bar to enjoy a few drinks.
30 James Street
Formally known as Albion House, 30 James Street is a piece of Liverpool’s maritime history that has recently been taken over by Legacy Hotels who plan to improve and preserve the hotels beautiful and historic features.
The building was once the headquarters for the White Star Line, this is where the plans for the ill-fated RMS Titanic were thought up and its history can be felt throughout. After falling into severe disrepair, the Grade II* listed building was restored in 2014 into an opulent hotel that celebrates the RMS Titanic and the White Star Line.
Each and every suite within 30 James Street exudes the same luxury with large sumptuous beds and views looking out onto the waterfront. The hotel furthermore boasts a subterranean tranquil spa, rooftop bar & restaurant and magnificent wedding and event space on the ground floor.
Being just a stone’s throw away from the excitement of the waterfront, 30 James Street allows you to explore the best of the city. The Albert Dock is just a few moments away as well as Liverpool One and the infamous Cavern Quarter. If you’re looking for a romantic break in Liverpool, then 30 James Street might be the perfect hotel for you.
Situated just on the outskirts of the city centre, the Titanic Hotel is remarkable, grand venue that celebrates the rich history of Liverpool’s maritime past. Located on Stanley Dock, the Titanic Hotel is a 4* hotel set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and oozes charm from the moment you step through the door.
The former warehouse, which was once part of the Port of Liverpool and home to the largest and most complete system of historic docks in the world has been transformed into 153 spectacular rooms, a restaurant, bar and luxurious spa. The hotel which is full of character welcomes guests from around the world not only thanks to its stunning hotel but because of its history and significance to the city.
With exposed brick walls, steel columns, concrete ceilings and the original windows, this is a hotel like no other. On the ground floor, Stanley’s Bar & Grill and the Rum Bar offer dining options for your every need. From romantic date nights to family celebrations and work parties, Stanley’s Bar & Grill offers exceptional service and food throughout the year.
If you’re wanting to relax, Titanic Hotel is home to a luxurious underground sanctuary, Maya Blue Wellness is subterranean spa featuring a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna, sanarium & foot baths as well as 10 treatment rooms.
If you want to head out and explore the city, a short taxi ride will take you to the waterfront or city centre where you can enjoy the shopping, dining, drinking, museums, arts and culture Liverpool has to offer.
The perfect alternative to a hotel, Posh Pads is located in the heart of Liverpool city centre and provides the perfect home from home.
This aparthotel offers complete serviced apartments with everything you’d need for a weekend or mid-week getaway. The luxury apartments of Posh Pads offer 1 and 2 bedrooms with fully fitted kitchens, spacious open-plan living rooms and stylish interiors with each apartment offering a unique theme such as The Beatles, New York and a range of penthouses. Stepping outside and you’ll be just a few steps away from Liverpool One, Liverpool’s main shopping district, Concert Square and of course The Royal Institution.
The team at Posh Pads are incredibly accommodating and can make your stay unforgettable with a host of extra packages available for hen & stag parties, birthdays or engagements.
A boutique aparthotel in Liverpool’s Hatton Garden area, The Richmond offers a grand façade that leads into 151 stunning rooms and suites. Uniquely, these rooms can be conjoined to make 52 apartments, depending on the guests needs.
The building, which was once the headquarters for Merseytravel is Grade II listed and offers impressive Victorian architecture with high ceilings, large windows and spacious rooms – perfect for a hotel. Ideal for large groups and family stays, The Richmond is a great base for city breaks in Liverpool thanks to its location which is just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre and right next to some of the city’s best museums, theatres and shops.
Steel Street Hotel by Epic
Located just minutes from the vibrant nightlife, shopping and dining experiences Liverpool has to offer, Steel Street Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel with themed rooms.
From the wow! suite to the cinema room and the luxe rooms which feature private outdoor terraces, sumptuous king-sized beds and stylish interiors there are a multitude of suites to choose from. For fitness fanatics, Steel Street Hotel also boasts an onsite gym so you can fit in your workout (even if you are on a romantic break).
As well as offering great rooms in a fantastic location, Steel Street Hotel can help you to organise unforgettable experiences during your time in Liverpool. From bubble football to butlers in the buff, there are a range of packages available for hen, stag and birthday celebrations.
There you have the best independent hotels in Liverpool, let us know if you visit any of the hotels mentioned above. Here at the Royal Institution we pride ourselves In ensuring our guests have the best visit not only with us but with our partners, so before booking to stay in Liverpool be sure to contact our team so we can help arrange your stay with discounts available at many properties.