Member Exclusive – Traditional Southport hotel

Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa
Sarah Richardson
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The Deal

Great Price

This coastal hotel has a prime position on Southport's promenade, with views of the King's Gardens and the sea. Overnight stay prices have now dropped on certain dates:

  • $79-$89 per night ... 20, 22-24, 27-29 Aug; 2-6, 11-13, 16-20, 23-27 Sep

Why We Love It

  • 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


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.

When You Can Go

Until 27 Sep

Enjoyed This
(67 Member Ratings)
"Top class staff ; excellent breakfast choice ; good standard of room, with great promenade view."
Apr 27, 2018
BingleyBingley, United Kingdom

Getting There

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.

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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
(67 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.
3.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.5 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
4.5 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Top class staff ; excellent breakfast choice ; good standard of room, with great promenade view.
Chris Apr 27, 2018 BingleyBingley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service in restaurant
Other Comments
This hotel is large and quite old and the rooms are somewhat dated. However, the location is excellent and the staff and service we received was excellent. Little disappointed we had to pay for parking. However, overall a value for money deal.
Elizabeth Apr 24, 2018 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and spa
Pauline Apr 24, 2018 Blackpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location. Great staff. Lovely food.
Paul Apr 24, 2018 Hull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very clean and tidy
Christine Apr 24, 2018 Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel was really run down threadbare dirty carpets in our room shower soaked bathroom floor when used
valerie Apr 21, 2018 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb location. Food was excellent. Our room was very clean.
Other Comments
Water flow from the shower was poor.
Jane Apr 21, 2018 Northwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice evening meal
John Apr 20, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
staff friendliness and helpfulness
Other Comments
No complaints whatsoever. It was excellent value at this offer price, the food was good generally and the breakfasts were excellent and plentiful. A great stay
Jennifer Mar 08, 2018 Langcliffe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Location - handy for the shops, prom, pier & beach
Other Comments
I would describe this as a cheap & cheerful hotel - they are currently doing a £2M refit throughout the hotel & although everything was clean the wall paper was scuffed or hanging off in several communal areas, the carpets were worn & tired & although there was a sign at reception stating the steam room was out of order when we went to the leisure centre the sauna was also not working & had been for months which meant that there was only a pool & jacuzzi available - again in need of renovation. All the staff were friendly & helpful & based on the price it was value for money & I would stay there again.
Shirley Feb 19, 2018 Brampton, United Kingdom

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