Family friendly seaside resort hotel minutes from central Blackpool
Located in the UKs most popular tourist destination, the Chequers Plaza Hotel Blackpool is every bit your traditional seaside hotel, from its promenade position to its selection of board games available to guests.
Although not as popular as it was in the first half of the 20th Century, Blackpool still manages to pack in some 10 million visitors a year. As such it is the quintessential English resort town. The Chequers Plaza Hotel Blackpool caters to the majority of these visitors, providing a friendly family atmosphere.
Made up of 48 rooms, all of which include en-suite bathroom, the 2-star property is situated on the Queens Promenade, but importantly is found some 1.5 miles from the centre of Blackpool. This means that you can expect a somewhat quieter stay than if you are encamped in the illuminated strip.
Facing out over the Irish Sea, many of the rooms available come with a scenic sea view. Indoors you can expect your room to be equipped with LCD television (including Free View channels), coffee and tea making facilities, as well complimentary wireless internet access.
The hotel includes a lounge and bar with 24 hour access, perfect for a night cap or an afternoon reclining in front of the (hopefully) sun-soaked Irish Sea. To keep younger guests entertained, staff members have a number of board games to distribute. Better than that, if youre 10-years-old at least, theres a games room which includes darts, pool, arcade games, table football, and a dance machine. Even on those rainy days theres hopefully something to keep you distracted.
At specific times during the year, mainly over the summer period, further entertainment is offered. Expect traditional English activities such as dancing, comedy, and variety shows. With a capacity of 102 the function room also caters for weddings and other similar events.
In terms of entertainment away from your room, Blackpools most famous attraction is its illuminations. In 1879 the town was the first municipal in the world to have electric streetlights. This escalated to include the thousands of lights that run for six miles along the seafront between August/September and November.
Included in this bright illumination is the Blackpool Tower which was built following the inspiration of Paris Eiffel Tower. At the foot of the tower lies a circus and at the top is the historical Tower Ballroom.
Traditional English seaside entertainment can be found along the beach. Visitors can expect to see sandcastles, donkeys, fish and chip shops, and deck chairs. The Pleasure Beach is an amusement/theme park that includes various rollercoasters and other seat-of-your-pants rides. It is the most visited theme park in the UK.
If the conventional seaside activities get too much and youre looking to see something different, be sure to stay at the Chequers Plaza Hotel Blackpool during the first weekend of August. This is when the town hosts the Rebellion Festival, the biggest punk festival in the world, so you can expect to see leather jackets, mohawks, studs, piercings, and tattoos a plenty.