Top 20 Cool and Fun Hotels In Liverpool

A powerhouse of a city with strong industrial, maritime, music, and cultural roots, the much-loved Northern English City is most known for being the birthplace of The Beatles, once holding the title of the city of culture, its two famous cathedrals, its historic Victorian docks and architecture, its contemporary art scene, and its buzzy, edgy and youthful vibe thanks to its two major universities. 

In one of the hippest and most creative cities in England, there are plenty of very unique places to stay. From quirky boutiques to trendy, modern party hotels, here are my favorite cool and fun hotels In Liverpool, England (in no particular order)

Our Top 3 Best Cool and Unusual Hotels
Hotel Indigo Liverpool an IHG Hotel 1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Funky Vibe
Hotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel
Selina Liverpool 1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Millennials and Gen Zs
Selina Liverpool
Aloft Liverpool 1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Trendy Design
Aloft Liverpool

Best For Funky Vibe

Hotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel

Hotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel - a funky, Instagrammable and vibrant hotel with rooms inspired by the city's history and culture

This luxury boutique and fun party hotel captures the creative spirit of Liverpool with vibrant splashes of color and music-themed artworks throughout its rooms and communal spaces and local tunes pumping from the stereos.

Set near the gorgeous Western Approaches in the old business district of the city, it’s a great location with easy access to all the sights and sounds of this scouse powerhouse; you’ll never want to leave! 


Nestles near city attractions

City-inspired creative suites

Music themed decor

Excellent culinary delights


Shared spaces can get busy

The vibrant atmosphere may be noisy

Some rooms are a little compact

Best For Millennials and Gen Zs

Selina Liverpool

Selina Liverpool - a cool, chic and creative accommodation in the heart of Liverpool

Although this place isn’t quite in The Baltic Triangle, it’s certainly close enough. Its hip artistic space and shared workspaces pretty much sum up the vibrant, innovative millennial spirit of Liverpool’s digital scene.

It’s not just a unique boutique hotel with gorgeous rooms, fantastic brekkie, and cool communal spaces; it’s an immersive experience in one of England’s friendliest cities..… the perfect place to get inspired! 


Unique and Quirky Decor

Elegant and modern interior

Proximity to city landmarks

Luxurious amenities and on-site dining


Vibe might not suit everyone

Occasional street noise is possible

Air conditioning can be temperamental

Best For Trendy Design

Aloft Liverpool

Aloft Liverpool - a hip, rustic-chic and modern hotel where guests can experience what Liverpool has to offer on their doorstep

A relaxed and comfortable hotel housed in a grade II listed building right opposite the iconic Pier Head and the Mersey Ferry. Fresh, bright rooms with all modern amenities compliment great communal spaces with original wood paneling, floors, and fittings.

There are loads of options for eating with a grab-and-go counter, two bars, and an American-style restaurant, plus some of Liverpool’s best restaurants nearby. History and modernity blend perfectly in this conscientiously restored hotel.


Upscale amenities and interior

Rich history reflected in the architecture

Ideal for millennials and Gen Zs

Prime location near Pier Head


Channel options are limited

Limited restaurant menu

Some rooms have better views than others

Best For: River Views

Malmaison Liverpool

Malmaison Liverpool - a sleek, stylish boutique hotel featuring a state-of-the-art gym and within walking distance of the city center

Just a short jaunt down the waterfront from The Albert Docks. Malmaison offers guests an exceptional stay in bright and colorful boutique rooms with excellent beds and superpower showers that will wake up even the most morning-resistant among us.

Expect the best amenities, including a private gym for guests, flat screen TV, and the opportunity to dine, drink, or just enjoy one of the best afternoon teas in town, all right onsite and in a prime location.


Stunning river views

Premium fitness facilities

Excellent on-site bar and tea

Pet-friendly atmosphere


Rooms may be a bit dark

Parking is extra

Check-in can be slow

Best For Spa and Wellness

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Industrial Chic hotel in Liverpool

Like its namesake, this excellent hotel is massive, a fantastic sprawling complex in the restored warehouses of Port of Liverpool. Titanic Hotel has played an enormous part in the regeneration of the Stanley Dock area, and staying here is a fantastic experience for anyone who loves maritime history.

Utilizing the space to its absolute best, the rooms, even standard ones, are big and spacious, full of light, and complemented by careful respect for the building’s history. Cozy furnishings and related artworks soften exposed brickwork, original windows, steel fittings, and concrete ceilings.

The complex includes the delicious Stanley Bar And Grill and the Rum Rooms, where guests can enjoy craft cocktails and an extensive menu of delicious, unpretentious food.

If you are in need of some R&R, head down to the subterranean Maya Blue Wellness for all manner of spa treatments, a hydrotherapy pool, experience shower, and luxury foot baths set under the red brick arches of the building. All of this is just a ten-minute walk from the city center and all the sights and amenities, unmissable… I highly recommend a visit! 


Spa with luxury treatments

Stylish and Instagrammable ambiance

Excellent dock views

Opulent dining and craft cocktails


A spa reservation is required

Some extra costs

Parking can be compact

Best For Modern Design

Pullman Liverpool

Pullman Liverpool - one of the most stylish hotels in Liverpool offering an upscale and elegant stay located in the city center

An affordable and comfortable modern 4* hotel right in the heart of Liverpool One, Liverpool’s premier shopping district, and a stone’s throw from the iconic Albert Dock.

Big spacious rooms, amazingly comfortable beds, unpretentious mid-century modern decor, and some with river views too.

The hotel has a bar and restaurant onsite and all the amenities you’d expect, plus an excellent breakfast buffet, a friendly Liverpool welcome, and a perfect location for exploration. 


Exceptional on-site British restaurant

Prime Location for Exploration

Stunning river views

Trendy modern decor


Breakfast is extra

Lack of drawer space

Best For Unique Stay

The Dixie Dean Hotel

The Dixie Dean Hotel - a football themed, upscale and unique hotel within walking distance of Liverpool's top attractions

This one is for the Evertonians! The whole hotel is a wonderfully vivid celebration of Everton’s most renowned center forward, Dixie Dean.

One of the team’s most prolific goal scorers, Dixie took the club by storm in the 20s and 30s… he remained dedicated to the end, eventually dying at Goodison Park in 1980 while watching his beloved blues! Expect a lot of blue and gold decor and plenty of memorabilia in this opulent shrine to Liverpool’s oldest football team.

Big groups might be interested in hiring out the fabulous caves… a network of luxury rooms and facilities that can hold up to 28 people! A unique experience! 


Luxury caves for parties

Nestles near key attractions

Onsite hot tubs

Themed after Dixie Dean


The decor might not suit everyone

Limited modern amenities

Occasional noise

Best For Longer Stays

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront - a new, vibrant and hip accommodation overlooking the iconic and world-famous Liver Birds

A really hip, spacious, modern aparthotel with all the flexibility of home and all the amenities of a luxury hotel: gym, breakfast bar, Wi-Fi, and guest Laundry and Pantry… all on the iconic Liverpool Waterfront.

You’ll feel like you’re really living the dream! 


Proximity to Albert dock

Upscale amenities and spacious apartments

Diverse dining options nearby


Some apartments might lack scenic views

Parking is a little compact

Limited dining within the hotel

Best For Great Central Location

The Baltic Hotel

The Baltic Hotel - one of the coolest hotels in Liverpool where guests can enjoy a unique, modern and industrial-chic stay

This place really is in the heart of Liverpool’s pioneering digital district, surrounded by hip bars, fantastic coffee, and vibrant Street art.

The Baltic Hotel is ideal for those who like to work hard and play hard. The rooms are super cool and yet still affordable, and if you don’t feel hip going in, you certainly will come out.

We are talking record players, vintage vinyl, live music, and mingling on Friday and Saturday nights, and all are just a few steps from some of the most excellent clubs and bars in town.

Whether it’s dancing ’til 5 a.m. at 24 Kitchen Street or sipping a cocktail in the tucked-away Botanical Garden, there’s plenty to do and see in this fantastic city, and the Baltic Hotel is the perfect place to start.


Unique Industrial-Chic atmosphere

Hip yet reasonably priced

Central location near Liverpool Central Station

Near bars and clubs


Lively at night due to busy location

Some rooms can be dark

No air conditioning is available

Best For Couples

Phoenix Hotel Liverpool

Phoenix Hotel Liverpool - a beautiful, contemporary boutique hotel located in one of the oldest Victorian buildings in Kirkdale

This really gorgeous boutique hotel occupies a beautifully restored red brick Victorian building, one of the oldest buildings in the area. Situated in Kirkdale, just North of the city, it offers a different perspective to the hustle and bustle of the city center.

It is just half a mile from both of the stadiums, a stone’s throw from Stanley Park with its Victorian palm house cafe, and about a mile from the center of town.

The hotel offers one free Uber ride per stay, and it is also just 5 minutes from Sandhills station, which is one stop from all the main attractions. Rooms are absolutely stunning, fantastic in size, with some actual luxury touches, such as breakfast hampers and,  in some rooms,  jacuzzi baths.

There’s a fantastic resident’s bar where you can pass the time with friends and lots of cool stuff nearby, such as Liverpool Climbing Wall and Airborne Academy, which would make perfect activities for Stags and Hens or family gatherings. 


Housed in a historic building

Luxurious rooms with jacuzzi baths

Proximity to Annfield Stadium

Complimentary uber ride


Wi-Fi can be slow

Parking is a little compact

Location quite far from city centre

Best For Great Breakfast

Aberley House

Aberley House - a cozy, beautiful and historic accommodation part of the famous Beach Lawn Terrace overlooking Liverpool Bay

This beautiful guesthouse is on the famous Beach Lawn or Captains Row in the gorgeous suburb of Waterloo, overlooking the iconic ‘Another Place’ by Anthony Gormley.

Nestled between the prior residence of Sir Thomas Ismay, owner of the famous White Star Line, and the historic home of Edward Smith, Captain of the Titanic, you are really in the company of legends.

Amberley House is stunningly renovated in keeping with its history; guests can enjoy a home-cooked breakfast in the beautiful dining room, take in the view of the sea from the porch, and have the best sleep ever in one of the fantastic and impeccably decorated guest rooms.


Impeccably decorated interior

Breathtaking views of Liverpool Bay

Outstanding home-cooked breakfast

Nestles near historic landmarks


Some amenities might be dated

Parking is a bit limited

Best For Aparthotel

Staybridge Suites Liverpool, an IHG Hotel

Staybridge Suites Liverpool, an IHG Hotel - a quirky, cool and modern hotel in a great location to explore the city

Staybridge offers cozy and colorful home-from-home style suites a stone’s throw from the historic Albert Docks. This is an Aparthotel-style complex that balances the flexibility of being fully self-catering while providing plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with other guests.

A well-stocked pantry is available for supplies, so you’ll not go hungry. Staybridge is in an excellent location, right next to M&S Bank Arena and the Liverpool Wheel and just a short walk from Liverpool One and the hip and trendy Baltic Triangle area.

It’s also great for a working break, with free Wi-Fi and the use of communal workspaces and flexible workspaces in the suites; the fact that it is also affordable makes it an excellent option no matter what brings you on your travels. 


Quirky and modern atmosphere

Proximity to iconic landmarks

Ideal for work and vacation

Facilities for disabled guests


Minimal dining options

Potential noise from events

Best For Luxury Stay

Heywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Heywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection - a vibrant, modern and elegant hotel steps away from restaurants and bars

This little gem is in the city’s oldest bank, right in the middle of town, close to all the sights, and just 5 minutes away from the cavern quarter.

The 35 affordable boutique rooms have all the creature comforts and plenty of decorative flair, and you’re guaranteed an excellent night’s sleep in the super comfy beds. The staff are full of that classic scouse hospitality and will go above and beyond to make your stay memorable.

Continental breakfast is served in your room, and the hotel has a good partnership with The Alchemist next door to provide cooked brekkie over the weekends and evening meals if that’s what you fancy! 


Nestled near the city center

Fine dining in The Alchemist

Chic boutique rooms with flair


Limited dining options on-site

Rooms are a bit compact

Best For Families

The Liverpool Boat

The Liverpool Boat - a unique, fun and cozy accommodation perfect for a family to enjoy a city break

This is a unique self-catering experience that utilizes the best part of the city… the waterfront!

The Boat is permanently moored at the swanky Liverpool Yacht Club. It features a gorgeous, cozy, modern interior with a fully equipped kitchen and stunning outdoor decks where you can sit and watch Liverpool’s beautiful sunsets or just make friends with the ducks while having a glass of wine.

The Boat sleeps six and gets booked up incredibly fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. 


Ideal for a family getaway

Picturesque views of Liverpool’s sunsets

Cozy and modern interior

Unique stay on a moored boat


It can get booked up

Occasional noise from outside


Best For Budget-friendly Stay

The Resident Liverpool

The Resident Liverpool - one of the top ranked hotels in Liverpool offering guests a trendy, chic and elegant stay 

A compact and chic modern hotel in the very heart of the Ropewalks District…. It’s a pretty cool part of town if you like to party!

It is also close to the center and some Liverpool staples like FACT Cinema and Bold Street Coffee, not to mention the up-and-coming Chinatown with its ever-evolving restaurants and bars like Chamber 36 and Vietnam.

Rooms are affordable and comfortable, with all the facilities you need to have a great stay.


Trendy and chic atmosphere

Nestles in the Ropewalks District

Modern and functional interior

Elegant and chic ambiance


Rooms may be compact

Lack of extensive amenities

Best For Boutique Accommodations

62 Castle Street Hotel

62 Castle Street Hotel - a unique, quirky-chic and classic accommodation ideal for a couple's romantic city getaway

Set around the great domed banking hall of the original 1868 Alliance Bank, this beautifully renovated hotel occupies one of Liverpool’s many beautiful Grade II listed buildings.

Shots of color and plenty of styles make the rooms chic, comfy, and a little different, too.

Castle Street and the surrounding streets are a foodie haven, with a plethora of excellent restaurants to sample….I can personally recommend Six By Nico and La Famiglia, but there are so many to choose from, and 62 Castle Street puts you right in the heart of things. 


Situated in the heart of Liverpool

Diverse and top-notch dining options

Vibrant and spacious rooms

Charming historical architecture


No air conditioning is available

Street noise possible

Best For Self-catering

The Print Works Apartments

The Print Works Apartments - a modern, trendy and spacious accommodation well-equipped for an exciting city break

Cool-looking rooms in the very center of town, The Print Works offers a quiet, comfortable stay just a couple of minutes from Lime Street Station and right in the thick of all the action.

Rooms are big and feature colorful decor, exposed brickwork, and tiled bathrooms with a hairdryer. There’s a bar downstairs for guests to relax in after a long day exploring the city. 


Proximity to major attractions

Trendy and modern rooms

Equipped kitchens for convenience

Artistic decor and a cozy bar


Parking is a bit limited

Possible noise due to the central location


Best For: Great Location

Flat Iron Anfield

Flat Iron Anfield - a quirky, cozy boutique accommodation featuring a pub and evening entertainment

This small independent hotel above a pub is the perfect place for Liverpool Fans as it is situated right next to Anfield Stadium.

It’s got excellent industrial touches like exposed brickwork and clean white tiles, but it’s also cozy and friendly and just steps away from a good pint of Guinness.

It’s a way out of town in an area that is at the start of its regeneration, but there are a couple of friendly community enterprises nearby. Homebaked is a fantastic bakery with arguably the best pies in Merseyside, and Kitty’s Laundrette is an innovative community hub and hangout with heart.

You can even see little old me Ceilidhing on the website! A great place to stay for a game but also to check out some of the grassroots projects that the city has to offer. 


On-site pub with evening activities

Proximity to Anfield Stadium

Quirky and cozy vibe

Beautiful building with exposed brickwork


The location is a little remote

A quiet place might not suit everyone

Best For: Pet-friendly Stay

The Captains House

The Captains House  - a historic, kitsch and pet-friendly accommodation offering guests city views and neighbouring an award winning pub

It is tucked away on the cusp of Liverpool’s Chinatown and Ropewalks region; this historic property used to belong to a sea captain.

Now, it’s transformed into a thoughtfully decorated boutique hotel with some stunning rooms and facilities; it doesn’t hurt that it’s also right next to The Grapes, one of the best pubs in town!


Proximity to The Grapes

Welcoming furry companions

Stunning cityscape panoramas

Historic building and unique decor


No on-site parking

Possible noise due to pub

Best For: Unique Houseboat Stay

Titanic Boat

Titanic Boat - a 5-star, funky and themed boat accommodation that has been designed to resemble the historic and iconic Titanic

Another super quirky ‘Boateis l’ is situated in the marina at Liverpool Yacht Club. This tongue-in-cheek self-catering accommodation has caused a stir or two in its time but has now found a permanent home.

The interior is kitschy 1912 Titanic luxury, black and red tiles, brass fittings, and wooden paneling, combined with a modern kitchen, shower room, and bunks.

It sleeps six and is the perfect place to explore Liverpool’s gorgeous waterfront, famous Albert Docks and Beatles Story, and the Maritime Museum, Tat,e and Liverpool Museum.

It’s also just a short walk from the hip Baltic Triangle and Liverpool’s eclectic mix of shops and world-class eateries. Kate and Leo are omitted, sadly! 


Unique Titanic theme

Ideal for group stay

Historic ambiance and luxury interior

Nestles near popular attractions


Limited privacy available

The theme might not suit everyone

Limited modern amenities

Top 20 Coolest Hotels In Liverpool

 In the table below, we have compared the top 20 cool and fun hotels in Liverpool. You can sort them based on price per night distance from attractions and restaurants nearby:

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
Hotel Indigo Liverpool10 Chapel St$138-$201Yes0.753
Selina LiverpoolMount Pleasant$38-$176No1.23
Aloft Liverpool1 North John Street$125-$188Yes0.753
Malmaison Liverpool7 William Jessop Way$120-$218Yes0.953
Titanic Hotel LiverpoolStanley Dock$154-$257Yes2.23
Pullman LiverpoolKings Dock$125-$222Yes1.13
The Dixie Dean HotelVictoria Street$153-$1780No0.953
Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront25 Drury Lane$80-$375Yes0.63
The Baltic Hotel16 Jamaica Street$111-$349No1.13
Phoenix Hotel Liverpool46/48 Foley street Kirkdale$75-$170No2.83
Aberley House14 Beach Lawn Aberley House$189-$220No83
Staybridge Suites Liverpool21 Keel Wharf$133-$240Yes13
Heywood House HotelNo. 11 Fenwick Street$95-$158No0.63
The Liverpool BoatLiverpool Yacht Club and Marina Coburg Wharf$312No1.73
The Resident Liverpool29 Seel Street$85-$186No0.853
62 Castle Street Hotel62 Castle Street$95-$240No0.63
The Print Works Apartments56-58 Henry Street$138-$150No0.953
Flat Iron Anfield377 Walton Breck Road The Flat Iron Pub Anfield$120-$297No2.83
The Captains House38a Knight Street$101No1.23
Titanic BoatLiverpool Marina$508No1.73