Book Blackpool for your next holiday as the town offers a quality establishment to suit every pocket and as StayBlackpool only represents assessed accommodation providers you can rest assured that all the accommodation featured on this website meets a minimum standard set out by either VisitEngland or the AA.
Accreditations and star ratings help you to understand what to expect.
Star ratings are awarded based on the quality of facilities, services and hospitality and assessments are annual.
The AA has been inspecting and recommending hotels for over a century. In collaboration with VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, they have developed Common Quality Standards for inspecting and rating hotels, guest accommodation and self-catering properties
The Blackpool Approved scheme (accredited by VisitEngland) ensures that a property is “legal, safe and clean,” meets all requirements with regard to health and safety, and also demonstrates good customer practice.
Although it does not give an indication of a property’s quality or facilities, it allows potential visitors to be assured that the accommodation they are considering is correctly registered and a properly-run business.
What’s the difference between a hotel & guest accommodation?
Hotel: Formal accommodation with full service. Minimum six guest bedrooms but more likely in excess of 20, be licensed and offer dinner. Also all bedrooms must be ensuite or have a private bathroom.
Guest Accommodation: Any establishment that meets the minimum entry requirements is eligible for this general sub category. Guest Accommodation properties are likely to be smaller than hotels with perhaps more of a family home feel and approach, and a less structured service.
B&B: Accommodation provided in a private house, run by the owner and with no more than six paying guests.
Guest House: Accommodation provided for more than six paying guests and run on a more commercial basis than a B&B. Usually more services, for example dinner, provided by staff as well as the owner.
Restaurant with Rooms: Destination restaurant offering overnight accommodation with the restaurant being the main business and open to non-residents. The restaurant should offer a high standard of food and restaurant service at least five nights a week and have a liquor licence. The property may have no more than a maximum of 12 bedrooms.