Situated on the Promenade within easy reach of the shops and entertainment (The Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle, the Tower and all three Piers and Theatres). Inglewood Luxury Hotel,
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My boyfriend and i went down to Blackpool recently we hadn't booked anywhere to stay when we arrived at Blackpool south train station we decided to have a look at the hotels to see which ones had vacancies and check out the prices. After a five/ten minute walk we saw the Inglewood.
It looked nice so my boyfriend went in to check the prices, he came back out saying it was £90 for the 2 of us for 2 nights (midweek) so i agreed and we went in. The lady that owns it was friendly and asked where we were from we told her Ayrshire and she said she was from Edinburgh.
We got a room with a sea view. It was clean with a pink sink in it, the toilet was tiny with a shower in it. It wasn't a power shower but it done the job. Breakfast was a 9 and was brill we had fresh orange, cereal, toast and a full cooked breakfast and a pot of tea.
My only disappointment was the room never got hoovered for our second night stay and the bed linen never got changed we did get fresh towels mind. I would definitely go back for a one night stay but if i was planning to stay any longer i would go somewhere else.
When I went to Blackpool a few weekends ago, we did not book a room in advance. We just decided that we would wander around and find somewhere. So as we wandered up and down the front we came across a blackfronted building with a sign reading "Inglewood Hotel". What attracted us to this one was the sign saying "weekend special, £20 a night B+B". There is parking space for 4 vehicles in front of the hotel, but you have to be careful not to get blocked in. The Inglewood is about half way along the "Golden Mile", two doors away from the Yates's Pub. The nearest Pier is South Pier. We were welcomed by a friendly middle aged Scottish lady who said she would give us the nicest room as we were the first visitors that day. Our room was up a flight of stairs but there are also rooms available on the ground floor. The hotel is in an old Georgian three storey house which is carpeted and decorated throughout, making it seem like a home rather than a spartan hotel. On the ground floor there is a lobby with lots of magazines and comfy chairs, a bar (which was not open when we stayed) and a reception (well, a bell actually). All rooms have their own lock and when checking in you are given a large key fob with a key for the front door and your room key. Our room overlooked the sea, and contained a roomy double bed, TV (no remote though), tea and coffee making facilities, bed side lamps, 2 chests of drawers and an en suite bathroom. Also in the room was a sink with plenty of space for bottles of gunk, and a full length mirror to groom and preen yourself in front of. It was decorated tastefully in pink (which I liked but the b/f was not overly keen on) and was very homely. The bed was comfortable and we had one fat pillow each and shared a thick duvet. The curtains were thick and blocked the strong sunlight and wind out. The bathroom was very small, containing only a shower and a toilet, with
free toiletries. The shower was a little old fashioned, but lovely and hot with a strong flow of water. I was very happy with the sachets of shampoo and shower gel as I had forgotten to bring any with me. The bathroom also contained a sanitary disposal bin, thanks for that too! For people staying only one night, you are supposed to leave a deposit of £20 for your key. Although we were meant to do this, we never got around to it and nothing was said. Although we were the first guests to arrive that Saturday, a few other people came later. These were all middle aged couples (we fitted in well then!) Breakfast was served at 9 am Sunday morning. The bloke refused to get out of bed so I went on my own. Hell, if it's paid for I am going to make the most of it! And make the most of it I did. The dining room is in the basement and is a large room with a wooden floor and beautifully set tables covered in lace tablecloths. There was unlimited cereal and fresh orange juice which you served yourself. The only glasses avaliable bizarrely, were tiny ones, presumably to deter you from drinking too much. Didn't stop me though! Then came the round of toast and a pot of tea or coffee. Then came the fry up. I was very impressed with the fry up, as I do not eat red meat and most places just give me a shrivelled lonely looking egg. But not at the Inglewood. Oh no, my plate was bursting with 2 perfectly done fried eggs, hash browns and baked beans. The food was homemade, lovely and hot and had my stomach purring with pleasure. I politely turned down the offer of black pudding and hurried back up to the room to get packing as guests must leave by 11 on the day of departure. I was very pleased that the first place we walked into off the street turned out to be so nice. The Inglewood is friendly, reasonably priced and in a very good location. Recommended. You can see some pictures of the hotels exterior and interio
r here: http://www.blackpool-hotels.co.uk/inglewoodp.html Inglewood Hotel 419 Promenade Blackpool FY1 6BQ Tel: (01253) 342308