Best Accommodation close to Ferries
L2 0NZ, Liverpool, Halifax House, 5 Fenwick Street
Set in Liverpool, Union Bank Apartments provides accommodation with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV. Units are equipped with a kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with a a hair dryer... read more
£ 47.88View Rates
L1 6JB, Liverpool, 24 Sir Thomas Street
This 3-star boutique hotel is set in Liverpool’s vibrant city centre, 700 metres from Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station. The Sir Thomas Hotel is housed in the 19th century Bank of Liverpool building, mixing original... read more
£ 49.10View Rates
L2 7PQ, Liverpool, James Street
Set in Liverpool’s business district, Days Inn Liverpool is a 10-minute walk from the famous Albert Dock. It features stylish rooms, free WiFi throughout and 24-hour dining with views over the River Mersey. With fresh,... read more
£ 50.80View Rates
L3 9RE, Liverpool, Chapel Street
The Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel overlooks the dock front, with views of the River Mersey. The modern accommodation is just 10 minutes’ walk from Albert Dock and Liverpool One shopping complex. The Mercure Liverpool... read more
£ 55.00View Rates
L3 4FN, Liverpool, No. 31 Keel Wharf
Situated in Kings Waterfront, next to the Albert Dock and directly opposite the Echo Arena and ACC Liverpool, Jurys Inn Liverpool is also a 5-minute walk into the city centre. The property also offers free... read more
£ 55.20View Rates
L3 4FN, Liverpool, Kings Dock, Keel Wharf
Situated at Kings Dock, on Liverpool’s vibrant waterfront, The Block Liverpool offers brand new apartments with magnificent city views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a minimalist design, the spacious... read more
£ 57.20View Rates
L3 2AA, Liverpool, 24 Hatton Garden
The Best Western Premier Collection Richmond Hotel is set in the heart of Liverpool city centre in an iconic Grade II-listed building. Each room boasts the following amenities: free WiFi, spacious rooms with high ceilings,... read more
£ 57.60View Rates
L1 4LN, Liverpool, 40 Hanover Street
Next to Liverpool ONE Shopping centre, this Novotel boasts modern, 4-star rooms with 26-inch LCD TVs. Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station is only 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. The historic Albert Dock area,... read more
£ 58.67View Rates
L3 4AD, Liverpool, Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock
Opposite Echo Arena, Holiday Inn Express Liverpool-Albert Dock has a 24-hour front desk and stylish bar. The hotel is set in a 19th-century warehouse, a 5-minute walk from Liverpool centre. The bright bedrooms each have... read more
£ 59.00View Rates
L2 4TA, Liverpool, Castle Street 25
Situated in Liverpool within 300 metres of Pier Head, The Castle Collection - 25 Castle Street provides accommodation with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. An oven, a microwave and toaster are also... read more
£ 60.00View Rates
L2 6QJ, Liverpool, 8 Victoria Street Produce Exchange Building
Set in Liverpool within a 4-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre, FM Living features accommodation with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. There is also an oven, toaster and a kettle. Pier Head is 500... read more
£ 61.66View Rates
L1 3ED, Liverpool, 39 Paradise Street
The award-winning Bridgestreet Apartments are located in the heart of the Liverpool ONE development which offers a variety of shops and restaurants. The 4-star apartments have modern interiors and Wi-Fi access. Each Bridgestreet at Liverpool... read more
£ 62.16View Rates
L3 9BD, Liverpool, 107 Old Hall Street
This 4-star contemporary hotel in Liverpool city centre has free Wi-Fi and views of the River Mersey. It offers a swimming pool, a gym, an in-house restaurant and stylish, air-conditioned rooms. The award-winning Radisson Blu... read more
£ 62.33View Rates
L1 4AA, Liverpool, 16-20 Hanover Street
In the heart of Liverpool's city centre, the luxury Posh Pads (Liverpool 1) Apart-Hotel is just metres from Liverpool ONE. The historic Casartelli building was built in 1790, and the hallways have marble flooring and... read more
£ 65.00View Rates
L2 7LQ, Liverpool, Castle Street
Built in 1868, 62 Castle St is a 4-star Grade II listed building in the heart of the city centre, just a 5-minute walk from Liverpool One shopping centre and Mathew Street, home of The... read more
£ 67.50View Rates
L3 9AG, Liverpool, 10 Chapel St
A 10-minute walk from Lime Street Rail Station, this stylish boutique hotel has free WiFi. The hotel lobby, Cotton Lounge and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse restaurant are inspired by the local area. Albert Dock is... read more
£ 69.52View Rates
L3 4FN, Liverpool, 21 Keel Wharf
Offering the comfort, privacy and freedom of your own home, these fully-equipped suites are ideally located next to Liverpool’s famous Albert Dock and opposite the Echo Arena. Staybridge provides fully air-conditioned suites, each of which... read more
£ 72.00View Rates
L1 5AP, Liverpool, 37-41 Duke Street
Just 300 metres from Liverpool One shopping centre and a 4-minute walk from Concert square, a popular nightlife destination, is the Staycity Serviced Apartments - Duke Street, Lever Court. Free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour reception and... read more
£ 75.05View Rates
L2 0RD, Liverpool, 8 Rumford Street
Dream Apartments Water Street is set in Liverpool, 200 metres from Pier Head. Royal Court Theatre is 700 metres away. Free high-speed WiFi is available. All units also have a fully equipped kitchen, equipped with... read more
£ 76.95View Rates
L1 8LW, Liverpool, 3 Thomas Steers Way
In the heart of the Liverpool One development in the city centre, this 4-star hotel has views over Albert Dock. Hilton Liverpool has a 24-hour gym and stylish rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Hilton Liverpool City... read more
£ 85.00View Rates
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Birkenhead 12 Quays Terminal
address : 12 Quays Terminal, Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 1FE
Routes from Birkenhead are operated by Stena Line and Steam Packet with a selection of up to 15 sailings per week, depending on the time of year. Journey times range from 4 hours 15 minutes to Douglas and 8 hours to Belfast. The ferries leave from the ultra-modern Twelve Quays Terminal on Tower Road, the new 30 million pound ferry terminal was opened in 2002.
Excellent facilities are provided travellers including a check-in hall, lounge and cafeteria plus a covered check-in areas for cars and also freight vehicles. Long and Short Stay parking are available at the ferry port although spaces are limited. For train users there are 3 railway stations close to the ferry port, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead Park and all 3 are within walking distance of the terminal.
While in the area why not explore some of the local attractions such as the Victorian Park, the Priory and St Mary’s Tower or the large local market held in the centre of the town which boasts over 300 stalls.
Where to Stay ?
Shrewsbury Lodge in Birkenhead provides good quality accommodation at reasonable prices and charge an additional flat rate if breakfast is required. A more traditional hotel is The Riverhill that offers elegant rooms, has a good quality restaurant and is only 2 miles from the Central Rail Station.
Larger establishments such as Premier Inn and Holiday Express have hotels close to the port, both have budget priced accommodation with free Wi-Fi, en-suite facilities and free parking.
Travelodge Bromborough Hotel is situated on the Wirral Peninsula and is near to local attractions such as the Lady Lever Art Gallery, they offer great value especially for family bookings. Bed and breakfast is available at Village Hotel Wirral which also has a pool, gym and spa plus dining options and a Starbucks. Take advantage of their off peak deals for some of the best chic rooms available in the area.
Birkenhead port has a variety of guest houses close by offering friendly hospitality in a homely environment. Black Lions Guest House, for example, is a well established b&b with 12 rooms, unlimited Wi-Fi and a shared lounge for guests. Contemporary rooms and a traditional breakfast are available at 2 The Rocklands in Upton Road, which is in one of the best rated locations in Birkenhead.
Other cheap bed and breakfast accommodation in the local area can be found at Villa Venezia, here you will find basic rooms that benefit from tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TVs. A continental style breakfast is served and guests can also enjoy meals in the attached restaurant.
Princes Parade in City Centre – Pier Head
address: Landing Stage Terminal, Off St Nicholas Place, Princes Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DL
Nearest Mersey rail station is James Street station, within walking distance from Liverpool Port. Liverpool Lime Street is the closest National Rail train station around 1 mile away. There are Mersey Rail services from James Street to Lime Street.
Two bus stops are located on Princes Parade and St Nicholas Place.
By Car: You can access the city via the M6/M62 or M58. From the M62, follow signs to the City Centre and then Pier Head signs to the Princes Landing Stage. From M58 follow the A5036 and then the A565 to the Pier Head. From North Wales, take the M53, then the Wallasey Tunnel and the A59 to the Pier Head.
P&O Irish Sea Ferries from Bootle
address : Gladstone Branch Dock No.3, Liverpool Freeport, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 1BG
P&O Ferries leave from Bootle Gladstone docks in Liverpool Freeport, which is approximately 4.5 miles north of the city centre, but the terminal can easily be reached by road, train or bus. Not many accommodations can be found in the area.
The nearest station is Bootle New Strand, 1.8 miles from the port. From here there are regular connecting trains to Liverpool city centre Lime Street station.
When driving from the M6, take the M57 (if coming from the south) or M58 (if coming from the north). At junction 26, exit onto the M58 towards Liverpool/Skelmersdale/Southport and follow for 11 miles. Then follow the signs for ‘A5036 & All Docks’. Stay on the A5036, take the 4th exit at the first roundabout, then take the Liverpool Freeport exit at the next roundabout (Seaforth).
When you are coming from the city centre, just follow the coastal A565 road towards Southport for 4 miles. Follow signs for Freeport/Gladstone until you reach the Liverpool Freeport entrance at the Seaforth roundabout.
The nearest hotel from the P&O sea ferry terminal at Gladstone Dock close to Bootle is the Regent Maritime Hotel. This cheaper budget hotel accommodation is set in the industrial end of Bootle docks, a 10-minute drive from the M57 and M62 motorways.
Many hotels, apartments to rent and other accommodations can be found in Liverpool city centre.
Nearby Attractions and Sights
Crosby Beach (Cambridge Road, Crosby, England): nice place to go for a stroll. See Anthony Gormley’s Another Place (close to Bootle)
LFC Museum and Stadium Tour (Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH, England): take a tour around Liverpool FC football stadium, visit the museum. It’s a great museum for both the story of football in general and history of the club (close to Bootle).
Port of Liverpool Building : a Grade II listed building, part of Liverpool’s UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City (Pier Head).
Cunard Building (Albert Dock, L3 4BB, England): at the city’s waterfront. This building is along with the neighbouring Liver Building and Port of Liverpool Building one of Liverpool’s Three Graces (at Pier Head).
Birkenhead Priory (4 Priory Street, Birkenhead, England): beautiful Priory. The priory is now a museum showing the history of the way the Monks lived.
The Birkenhead Tramways (1 Pacific Road, Birkenhead CH41 1LJ, England): take a lovely ride on a tram. The museum is a little way from the ferry terminal.