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The Imperial Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Went to Blackpool for the illuminations. Had a lovely time. Went up the tower and the winter gardens. Imperial hotel very good. Charles Dickens stayed in this hotel which is right on the front. Trams run right by the door to the tower.

My partner and I have just spent two nights at this impressive Victorian grand hotel. We were very impressed by the architectural features - the high ceilings, elegant columns and the grandeur of a bygone age. Our bedroom was first class - with a very large and comfortable bed, well equipped bathroom and all immaculately clean. We ate two dinners in the hotel's dining room and were delighted with the quality of the food and service, just as we were when we had a snack lunch in the bar. Breakfast was great with a large choice of options at the self service buffet, We also made use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym, which were excellent. All the staff with whom we had contact were friendly, polite and efficient. We will certainly visit again as we felt it was an ideal place for a winter break.

The service was friendly and helpful from start to leaving. We were early but able to store luaggage. We are vegan and the lovely staff catered for us and brought us soy milk for our room. The breakfast had great variety. The rooms look a bit dated but it is a very old hotel and to be expected. We can’t wait to stay again.

My wife and I stayed for two nights, bed and breakfast over the weekend 10th-12th November. From our arrival to our departure we just couldn’t fault anything. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very clean, the breakfast was amazing and I’m so glad we chose to dismiss the Trip Advisor doom and gloomers!

We stayed at the Imperial on a coach trip with Leons Holidays. We could not fault the friendliness of the staff that were present.Our room was on the 3rd floor,with plenty of room although due to poor lighting any reading was not an option. The food was good and well presented and any allergies and requirements taken on board.The hotel has a wonderful history and is a grade 2 listed building. All around the hotel are photos and letters of past famous people who stayed there. We were taken on a tour of the hotel and were shown the different large function rooms and there history and even down to the old turkish bath that had been discovered in the cellar area. This has been renovated over time by local historians and in its day must have been amazing.The hotel now has a new owner from Singapore who has other historical hotels and this is his first in the uk. I believe the management hope that eventually the hotel will be upgraded in places and relive its glorious past

Arrived in Blackpool to see the 60's concert at the Opera House and decided to stay. The Imperial was offering some good rates for B&B and was handy to the town centre. The car park although large struggles with the amount of cars but obtained a space but had to pay £5 for the privilege which still gripes! The hotel had a large typically Victorian reception area and was cozy although was in need of some decorative attention. The room 207 situated on the side of the hotel was well sized, reasonable room but in need of decoration. There was no bedside light on one side so reading was off for the night but the biggest problem was the bed! It was hard and uncomfortable and little sleep was possible due to aching backs. Worst nights sleep in any hotel for 2 years. The bathroom had no outside windows but worse still no extractor fan which was not ideal. The shower was virtually impossible to move being so tight. Although 'tired' the entire room was very clean and the hotel was doing a good job. Did not eat here due to show considerations. The Number 10 bar depicting past prime ministers was a comfortable area with generally good choices especially Malt Whiskies but very poor with draft cider only offering the poor 'Strongbow' which was a great disappointment. The service though was poor especially from a surly woman behind the bar. Not a great advert for the hotel. Although tatty it was a fair hotel but needs some new beds and if provided I would certainly give it another go but only at the prices currently on offer as higher not value for money. Breakfast good with plenty of replenishment for the buffet but the queue for the toasting machine was very poor. Decaff coffee was better quality than the traditional.

Our room was on 2nd floor. Small double room bed right up against wall so had to clamber to the end of the bed if I needed to get up in the night. The bathroom was compact and bijou to say the least. My husband a job turning around in it. Breakfast was superb. Meal in the bar was ok needs some more seating in the bar. The hotel although comfortable needs updating but staying within its Victorian features. Reception needs to be more welcoming and maybe in busier times have 2 people in attendance.

Would definitely recommend superior double with breakfast! Wouldn’t count on a car parking space & is £5 on top of your stay if u park in hotel.. staff pleasant & willing to help .. tram stop right outside the hotel enjoyed are stay & would definitely return

Had a nice couple of days.. Stayed in a deluxe seafront room..which was nice but I wouldn't say was deluxe...bit dated with a hint of faded grandeur... But was comfortable clean the bed comfy with great pillows...the bathroom shower was very hard to work... I couldn't do it mate couldn't... But his wife struck lucky..the round switch was stuck like glue.I went room only deal as I was meeting friends but had breakfast £9.50 with a voucher given to me by reception.. It was help yourself eat as much as you like with plenty of choice..I had a three course meal for £25 which was OK nothing to get excited about..arty farty.I call it posh presention.with small potions but alright now and again..I don't know if the coach trips in the hotel got a special rate at the bar which I didn't think I was asked at the bar if I was with the coach parties..I wasn't so like am idiot had to pay more..the staff I encountered was professional and welcoming.. A nice hotel living a bit of faded grandeur but worth a visit

Old hotel clean room good breakfast didnt get to try the dinner in the evening or spa due to had to leave as the hotel couldn't give me the £49 offer on check out i wanted to stay another night but got refused offer told to pay £72 left for home after this when I could have stayed longer In Blackpool and spent time in the hotel .i was planning t have a meal in the hotel if they accepted me for another night on a offer based would stay again but didnt like the way They didn't look into the £49 offer.

North Promenade Blackpool England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

Located in North Shore, The Imperial Hotel is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Gynn Square and Blackpool Central Library. This 4-star hotel has 180 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Grand Theatre.


This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views, along with a pub. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 180 rooms have coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.

Property features

At The Imperial Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Self parking is offered for GBP 5.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 16 meeting rooms.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3351 reviews