Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This coastal hotel has a prime position on Southport's promenade, with views of the King's Gardens & the sea
  • Southport is a Victorian seaside town known for its Grade II-listed iron pier
  • The hotel is 10 minutes' drive from Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve

Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
Apr 06, 2017
Burnley, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the B5245. Southport railway station is less than a 10-minute walk away. Trains to Southport take 45 minutes from Liverpool and one hour 10 minutes from Manchester. Parking is £3 per car, per night.

Rooms & Rates

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The Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa is in the Victorian seaside town of Southport, in a prime position overlooking King's Gardens and the sea.

The town is on the Sefton Coast, home to over 15 miles of beaches and dunes, and is known for its Grade II-listed iron pier -- said to be the second longest in the UK.

The traditional hotel is near the Grade II-listed Wayfarers Shopping Arcade on Lord Street. The Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve is a 10-minute drive away from the hotel and Crosby Beach, home of Antony Gormley's "Another Place" sculptures, is half an hour away.

Southport is less than an hour's drive from Liverpool, for bars, restaurants, and museums including Tate Liverpool and The Beatles Story.

The hotel's Pavilion Restaurant serves classic British dishes. Drinks and light snacks are available in the Conservatory Bar and the Chatsworth Bar.

The hotel also has a health club (free for guests), with an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and a gym.

"Bedrooms range in size and style, but all are comfortable and thoughtfully equipped", according to The AA Hotel Guide 2017.

From the press:

  • "This grand, traditional hotel benefits from a prime location on the promenade" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request: free of charge, for children aged 3 and under.
Extra bed available on request for children aged 4-11: £10 per child, per night. This includes breakfast.
Extra bed available on request for older children and adults: £15 per person, per night. This includes breakfast.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Parking is subject to availability and costs £3 per car, per day.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for SOUTHPORT PROMENADE HOTELS LIMITED (t/a BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa) over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lisa May 26, 2018 Crewe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Jacqueline Apr 06, 2017 Burnley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely sea views and large rooms
Other Comments
Very helpful staff, excellent location. Parking used to be free but is now charged at £3.00 per night.....well worth it
Shirley Apr 02, 2017 Blackpool, United Kingdom
Other Comments
That having booked in January we did not have a room booked even after checking with the hotel the day before our arrival, we were offered a standard room facing a brick wall. We did not stay!!!
ROGER Apr 01, 2017 Silverdale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food and location
Other Comments
we had a problem with the radiator (it didn't come on. we were freezing) I reported it to reception.after half an hour-no heat.went back to reception tobe told he was too busy to go down to basement to correct problem. I had to be forceful to get the problem fixed. Evidently he was the only one on reception and couldn't leave his post!
MRS Apr 04, 2017 SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Reasonable Bar prices for a hotel.
Other Comments
The restaurant service was very poor. Table booked for 8.0 pm 29/3/17, no table available. Agreed to wait in the Conservatory Bar until a table became available. 30 mins later, returned to restaurant still no table and a suggestion from the waitress that we find somewhere else to eat. After so heated words a table was found amongst NINE other tables not in use, plus SIX more laid up ready for breakfast???. Management GET A GRIP.
PETER Apr 01, 2017 CLAVERDON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room we were in for the first night was unsatisfactory but we were able to move into a better room for rthe second night.
SUSAN Mar 30, 2017 MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
I thought the staff were lovely and deserved more support and investment in training and infrastructure by the chain. Receptionists, bar one chap, were very helpful - particularly when presented with a 81 year old mum who likes things just right ... and the waiting on staff in the busy restaurant were nice. The location was excellent (the car park was awful) and the room, although tired and a bit shabby in areas, still had a certain style to it. The bed was dreadful.
Other Comments
Incredibly hard beds, having to ask several times for the Prosecco -which was included in the deal - having to head off a charge for the dinner on the first night (also included in the deal) and the truly appalling state of the shower head.
jacqui Mar 31, 2017 THORNTON CLEVELEYS, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Large room and plenty of tea, coffee and milk supplied.
Marilyn Apr 01, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed everything! No complaints whatsoever, room with sea view biggest bed we've ever slept in nice bathroom.
Other Comments
Food cooked by chefs excellent,we had steaks both nights cooked to perfection, all of the staff were brilliant.
David Mar 31, 2017 Leeds, United Kingdom

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