Looking for somewhere to stay for your next break? We’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to. Here’s our guide to hotels in Blackpool – North Pier to Gynn Square.
This part of Blackpool seafront is close-by the attractions, town centre and nightlife – in easy walking distance or a short tram ride away. With all the benefits of the amazing coastline, parks and gardens and amenities, you’ll have a great holiday here. Make the most of everything that Blackpool has to offer, but enjoy the peace of North Shore.
Explore the Hotels in Blackpool from North Pier to Gynn Square
Head along the coastline with the sea on your left and all of Blackpool North Shore is yours to explore.
Set off from North Pier and take in the history that surrounds you around the Cenotaph, Metropole Hotel and Princes Parade.
During Blackpool Illuminations season there’s usually a large, feature display in this area.
Once past the Metropole, the seafront hotels begin. Choose from a wide variety of accommodation between North Pier and Gynn Square. Take your choice from small and large, independents and hotel groups. There’s a place to stay for everyone here in Blackpool!
We went to have a look in July 2022 –
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Hotel guests can take advantage of free parking at the individual holiday properties. There’s plenty of nearby parking at Gynn Square car park (pay and display), Cocket Street and limited spaces on street.
It’s a really handy place to stay. It’s in easy reach of everything that Blackpool has to offer, but at the quieter end of town.
Blackpool Transport operate Fylde Coast service buses and trams. Why not buy a pass then you can enjoy unlimited travel during your stay.
- Car parking is available in the area, both free and paid for.
- It’s close to the beach and opposite the promenade, with great access to all Blackpool’s bright lights.
- You can easily access public transport, with bus and tram stops nearby.
- It’s really handy for the Illuminations!
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More about North Pier to Gynn Square
You can use postcode FY1 1NE for North Pier. The nearest car parks are in the town centre and at Cocker Street or you could catch a Blackpool tram (or bus!)
The first big landmark is of course the Metropole Hotel and the first part of the Colonnades is also here at Princess Parade. Built in 1912, it’s where the Blackpool Illuminations first began. Then you’ll pass the crazy golf course, which is a social enterprise helping homeless people.
Just a bit further along is Cocker Street car park, on the landward side of the promenade and tramway. This part of Blackpool promenade is lined with hotels and holiday accommodation to suit everyone. This walk takes us along the top of the Colonnades – here’s the link to another video about them.
Along with the landmark Metropole, the Imperial and Grand Hotels are also along this stretch.
The very grand looking Imperial first opened on 27 June 1867 before being extended in 1875. In 1901 the famous Turkish & Russian Baths were built in the south basement, soon to be followed in 1904 by the North Wing extension.
In contrast, what’s now known as The Grand Hotel is a relatively new-build, opened in 1982 as the Pembroke. When Derby baths was demolished to its left in 1990, The Grand was also extended.
Finally you arrive at Gynn Square, which is actually a roundabout… It’s pronounced as in the end of ‘begin’ – as opposed to ‘gin’ the drink! The name comes from ‘ginnel’ – the old name for a passageway – as the area was once a passageway to the sea.
You might also be surprised to learn just how old the Gynn area is. Tales of Vikings beaching their longboats in clefts at the cliffs date way back to 793. These long-ago ancestors were raiding inland to Poulton – the prosperous port town at the time.
The small inlet in the cliffs was often used as sheltered anchorage for passing vessels over the years. So it’s no surprise that it’s also the location of more than one Fylde Coast shipwreck.
Did you know? The Gynn Gardens was once the site of The Brickcroft – the source of clay for many of Blackpool’s red brick buildings.
Continue North from Gynn Square
Of course the promenade, and the hotels, continue far beyond Gynn Square. But we’ve broken this information up into bite sized chunks to match the lie-of-the-land.
- Here’s the area around Gynn Square
- And the next section of the journey, from Gynn Square heading north along Queen’s Promenade
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