Noted seafront hotel with a family-friendly atmosphere
Situated on the prestigious Queens Promenade overlooking the Irish Sea, the Doric Hotel Blackpool is the perfect example of a seaside resort hotel. Featuring a family-friendly atmosphere, the hotel offers a number of activities as well as a full slate of entertainment for its guests.
This 2-star property benefits from its seafront location. A favourite with Blackpools busy tourist trade, the hotel is made up of 103 guestrooms, many of which have a fine view of the Irish Sea and the towns golden beaches. All rooms include en-suite bathroom facilities, whilst television, radio, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities are added as standard.
Guests can enjoy a meal within the hotels restaurant, which is stylishly decorated and includes a varied menu of quality dishes. A bar also provides light snacks as well as a convenient location for guests to sit back and relax.
The hotel houses a heated indoor swimming pool as well as a spa and sauna. During the summer months guests can also make us of an outdoor swimming pool and a log cabin sauna. All of these facilities are a perfect way to take a break and relax from the on-going rush of seaside life.
In terms of entertainment, the Doric Hotel Blackpool has all bases covered. During the day time, as well as accessing the swimming pools, there is a games room for children to enjoy which features pool, arcade games, and video games. Specialist childrens entertainers are on hand to oversee proceedings. During the evening the hotel offers a year round entertainment calendar, featuring dancers, singers, cabaret acts, and the likes. Without venturing outside of the hotel guests can easily pass the time away.
Of course, a seaside resort like Blackpool isnt going to allow guests to spend their whole time in the hotel. The towns attractions are enough to draw people from around the country, and even the globe, so enticing people away from a hotel isnt difficult.
One of the most popular attractions to be found in the Lancashire town is its Illuminations. The towns seafront promenade is lit up for some six miles for 66 days during the year. Whats unique about this is that it takes place after the traditional summer season is over, traditionally running from September to November. As such, the town tourist season is often extended.
As with any seaside resort, Blackpools beaches prove popular with visitors thanks to clean sands and traditional seaside activities and attractions. Donkey rides, sandcastle building, and picnics are standard practice. The odd Punch & Judy show can also be seen.
Blackpool seafront includes three separate piers which visitors can walk along. Each features a set of different attractions. Blackpool Tower is another popular attraction. This 158 metre structure includes a world-famous ballroom at its summit as well as a bar and lounge.
The Doric Hotel Blackpool also provides quick access to a number of theme parks and amusement arcades along the promenade. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is amongst the most famed amusement parks in the world, and continues to delight children and adults alike to this day.