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

89% (634 Member Ratings)

"The staff all fantastic and the food was lovely"
Feb 15, 2017
Hereford, 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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89% Positive
(634 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for SOUTHPORT PROMENADE HOTELS LIMITED (t/a BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa) over the past 15 months.
3.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The decor in the hotel is very dated, looks tired
Beatrice Feb 16, 2017 LANCASTER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff all fantastic and the food was lovely
Other Comments
The shower was the only thing that let the hotel down
stella Feb 15, 2017 Hereford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food
raymond Feb 14, 2017 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
spacious sea view room
Arthur Feb 14, 2017 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable and spacious hotel on excellent location
Other Comments
All staff were professional and friendly .our bedroom was spacious well equipped and conveniently situated for reception and restaurant Well kept and comfortable public areas .Reasonable price for parking.
Gillian Feb 13, 2017 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The food was excellent value for money. We occupied a warm sea-view room. Great having the spa facility.
Other Comments
There are areas of the hotel that need more than a little TLC but our room was warm, clean and cosy and everything was in good working order. Great to see the Hotel thriving with excellent deals rather than remaining a white elephant. The spa area could do with a face lift. In appearance it looked mis -matched and the pool and poolside could have done with a good clean.
Muckle Feb 13, 2017 Morecambe, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Bottle of PRoseco was not aviable on arrival and my suggestion thathe dinner wine could act as a subtitute recievedd little attention from the management. The prices on the wine list were £25 and £27 respectively.
Anthony Feb 13, 2017 Cumbria, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely old hotel with great food. Perfect location as well
Colin Feb 13, 2017 Darwen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spa
Other Comments
Hotel clean and welcoming, staff friendly
jacqueline Feb 13, 2017 fleetwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent all round. The food good. The staff helpful. Our room was lovely. Bonus is the spa facilities!
Other Comments
Convenient location too.
Carol Feb 12, 2017 Deganwy, United Kingdom

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