Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Liverpool 2022

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 the best cool and unusual hotels in Liverpool, England (in no particular order)

1. Hotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel – a funky, Instagrammable and vibrant hotel with rooms inspired by the city’s history and cultureHotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel - a funky, Instagrammable and vibrant hotel with rooms inspired by the city's history and culture Hotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel - a funky, Instagrammable and vibrant hotel with rooms inspired by the city's history and culture Hotel Indigo Liverpool, an IHG Hotel - a funky, Instagrammable and vibrant hotel with rooms inspired by the city's history and culture 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 colour 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! 

2. Selina Liverpool – a cool, chic and creative accommodation with quirky decor located in the heart of the city, perfect for couples, Millennials and Gen Zs Selina Liverpool - a cool, chic and creative accommodation in the heart of Liverpool Selina Liverpool - a cool, chic and creative accommodation in the heart of 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 and 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, amazing brekkie and cool communal spaces, it’s an immersive experience in one of England’s friendliest cities… the perfect place to get inspired! 

3. Aloft Liverpool – a hip, funky and modern hotel in a perfect location for partying Millennials and Gen Zs Aloft Liverpool - a hip, rustic-chic and modern hotel where guests can experience what Liverpool has to offer on their doorstep Aloft Liverpool - a hip, rustic-chic and modern hotel where guests can experience what Liverpool has to offer on their doorstep Aloft Liverpool - a hip, rustic-chic and modern hotel where guests can experience what Liverpool has to offer on their doorstep Aloft Liverpool - a hip, rustic-chic and modern hotel where guests can experience what Liverpool has to offer on their doorstep

A cool and comfortable hotel house 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 panelling, floors and fittings.

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.

4. Malmaison Liverpool – a sleek, stylish boutique hotel featuring a state-of-the-art gym and within walking distance of the city centreMalmaison Liverpool - a sleek, stylish boutique hotel featuring a state-of-the-art gym and within walking distance of the city center Malmaison Liverpool - a sleek, stylish boutique hotel featuring a state-of-the-art gym and within walking distance of the city center Malmaison Liverpool - a sleek, stylish boutique hotel featuring a state-of-the-art gym and within walking distance of the city center 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 colourful boutique rooms with amazing 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 on-site and in a prime location.

5. Titanic Hotel Liverpool – a stylish, Instagrammable and upscale themed boutique hotel featuring a spa and filled with characterTitanic Hotel Liverpool - a stylish, Instagrammable and upscale hotel featuring a spa and filled with character Titanic Hotel Liverpool - a stylish, Instagrammable and upscale hotel featuring a spa and filled with character Titanic Hotel Liverpool - a stylish, Instagrammable and upscale hotel featuring a spa and filled with character

Industrial Chic hotel in Liverpool

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

Utilising 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. Exposed brickwork, original windows, steel fittings and concrete ceilings are softened by cosy furnishings and related artworks.

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 centre and all the sights and amenities, unmissable… I highly recommend a visit! 

6. Pullman Liverpool – one of the most stylish hotels in Liverpool offering an upscale and elegant stay located in the city centrePullman Liverpool - one of the most stylish hotels in Liverpool offering an upscale and elegant stay located in the city center Pullman Liverpool - one of the most stylish hotels in Liverpool offering an upscale and elegant stay located in the city center 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 and bar and restaurant onsite and all the amenities you’d expect, plus excellent breakfast buffet, a friendly Liverpool welcome and a perfect location for exploration. 

7. The Dixie Dean Hotel – a football-themed, upscale and unique hotel within walking distance of Liverpool’s top attractionsThe Dixie Dean Hotel - a football themed, upscale and unique hotel within walking distance of Liverpool's top attractions The Dixie Dean Hotel - a football themed, upscale and unique hotel within walking distance of Liverpool's top attractions 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 flamboyant celebration of Everton’s most renowned centre forward, Dixie Dean.

One of the team’s most prolific goal scorers Dixie took the club by storm in the 20’s and 30’s… he remained dedicated to the end, eventually dying at Goodison Park in 1980 whilst 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 completely unique experience! 

8. Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront – a new, vibrant and hip accommodation overlooking the iconic and world-famous Liver BirdsStaycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront - a new, vibrant and hip accommodation overlooking the iconic and world-famous Liver Birds Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront - a new, vibrant and hip accommodation overlooking the iconic and world-famous Liver Birds 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! 

9. The Baltic Hotel – one of the coolest hotels in Liverpool where guests can enjoy a unique, modern and industrial-chic stayThe Baltic Hotel - one of the coolest hotels in Liverpool where guests can enjoy a unique, modern and industrial-chic stay 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, amazing 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 coming out.

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

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

10. Phoenix Hotel Liverpool – a beautiful, contemporary boutique hotel located in one of the oldest Victorian buildings in KirkdalePhoenix Hotel Liverpool - a beautiful, contemporary boutique hotel located in one of the oldest Victorian buildings in Kirkdale 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 centre.

It is just a 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 centre of town.

The hotel offers one free Uber ride per stay and it is also just 5 mins from Sandhills station, which is one stop from all the main attractions. Rooms are absolutely stunning, amazing size with some real 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. 

11. Aberley House – a cozy, beautiful and historic accommodation part of the famous Beach Lawn Terrace overlooking Liverpool BayAberley House - a cozy, beautiful and historic accommodation part of the famous Beach Lawn Terrace overlooking Liverpool Bay Aberley House - a cozy, beautiful and historic accommodation part of the famous Beach Lawn Terrace overlooking Liverpool Bay 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 residence of Edward Smith, Captain of the Titanic, you are really in the company of legends.

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

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

Staybridge offers cosy and colourful home-from-home style suites a stone’s throw from the historic Albert Docks. This is an Aparthotel style complex which balances the flexibility of being fully self-catering whilst 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 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. 

13. Heywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection – a vibrant, modern and elegant hotel steps away from restaurants and barsHeywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection - a vibrant, modern and elegant hotel steps away from restaurants and bars 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 mins 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! 

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

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

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

The Boat sleeps 6 and gets booked up incredibly fast so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. 

15. The Resident Liverpool – one of the top-ranked hotels in Liverpool offering guests a trendy, chic and elegant stayThe Resident Liverpool - one of the top ranked hotels in Liverpool offering guests a trendy, chic and elegant stay  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…. A pretty cool part of town if you like to party!

Also close to the centre 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 Vietnom.

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

16. 62 Castle Street Hotel – a unique, quirky-chic and classic accommodation ideal for a couple’s romantic city getaway62 Castle Street Hotel - a unique, quirky-chic and classic accommodation ideal for a couple's romantic city getaway 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 colour and plenty of style make the rooms chic, comfy and a little different too. Castle Street and the surrounding streets are a foodie-haven, with a plethora of amazing 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. 

17. The Print Works Apartments – a modern, trendy and spacious accommodation well-equipped for an exciting city breakThe Print Works Apartments - a modern, trendy and spacious accommodation well-equipped for an exciting city break V

Cool looking rooms in the very centre 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 colourful 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. 

18. Flat Iron Anfield – a quirky, cozy boutique accommodation featuring a pub and evening entertainmentFlat Iron Anfield - a quirky, cozy boutique accommodation featuring a pub and evening entertainment Flat Iron Anfield - a quirky, cozy boutique accommodation featuring a pub and evening entertainment 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 cool industrial touches like exposed brickwork and clean white tiles but it’s also cosy 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 nice 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. 

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

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!

20. Titanic Boat – a 5-star, funky and themed boat accommodation that has been designed to resemble the historic and iconic Titanic for a very unique stay!  Titanic Boat - a 5-star, funky and themed boat accommodation that has been designed to resemble the historic and iconic Titanic Titanic Boat - a 5-star, funky and themed boat accommodation that has been designed to resemble the historic and iconic Titanic Titanic Boat - a 5-star, funky and themed boat accommodation that has been designed to resemble the historic and iconic Titanic

Another super quirky ‘Boatel’ 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 panelling, 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, Tate 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 not included sadly! 

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