When looking where to stay in Southport, there are 84 options listed on TripAdvisor. 

We are proud to rank number one both in terms of user ratings and also the site’s recommendation on where to stay.

It is not our place to talk about other places to stay in Southport, and certainly there are a number of superb options, options befitting our wonderful town and location.

We also can’t comment on the best campsites, or self catering accommodation. Naturally, as a hotel, we won’t be the right choice for every type of trip.

However, for anyone who wants a hotel in Southport, whether that is for business travel, holiday, a family trip or a couples’ retreat we are objectively the best choice.

Top Rated Stay in Southport

As mentioned, we are the top-rated Southport hotel on TripAdvisor – this from more than 4,000 reviews, the vast majority of these for four and five stars.

This pattern is repeated across the other major independent sites – on Booking.com, we are top for Southport and have their €˜fabulous’ rating; on Expedia we are rated as wonderful’.

They could have used Bliss-ful!

What Makes Bliss Best?

How have we managed to achieve this status as the best place to stay in Southport?

It comes from maintaining the highest of standards, the warmest of welcomes, with superb touches of individuality. Oh, the location helps too – sweeping views of the Irsih Sea and stunning coastline.

Our location is the top-rated waterfront spot in Southport, next to Marine Lake and looking out onto the Ribble Estuary and Irish Sea.

We have 131 luxurious bedrooms, alongside penthouses and social spaces and all these blend stylish, modern interiors with art deco architecture and stylings.

Our staff are all superb – we are proud to employ every one of them., Polite, professional and welcoming – perfect for a business trip just as much as a family arriving tired after a lengthy car journey. We make everyone feel at ease and welcome. Oh, we also have a robotic member of staff – Betty, our robo maid. A great addition!

We believe our food is the best in the region – this ranging from a wonderful restaurant experience, through to lighter bites and wonderful cream teas (perhaps with some boze added in). Food and drink can be enjoyed in the restaurant or cosy spaces, but also outside on our roof terrace, the best on the entire coast, with Balearic beats mixing with your G&T as you gaze out to sea.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Place

Rather than describing every room and setting, we have built something a bit more useful.

You can take a virtual, 360-degree tour of our hotel. This allows you to see all areas and see just what makes us stand apart – and you can also see just how it will work for your visit.

Head to our homepage and use the virtual tour – maybe grab a coffee first though as there is a lot to explore!

Virtual Tour of Bliss Hotel

The Perfect Location in Southport

You have taken a virtual tour, you;ve seen that visitors rate us as best in Southport, but what of our location?

When we were creating Bliss Hotel, this was as important as any other aspect. The coastline here is beautiful, we wanted the prime spot.

We’re the perfect hotel for an escape, with coastline and countryside on our doorstep. Southport’s independent shops, Victorian arcades and tree-lined Lord Street are just a stroll away. And if that’s not enough, we’re situated near the culturally cool cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Step outside, and there are more than 22-miles of coastline to explore as well as sand dunes and the sunsets at Crosby, Formby and Ainsdale beaches. The impressive Gormley art installation an added attraction.

For nature lovers there’s the nearby Formby red squirrel reserve as well as the 17 acres of the King’s Gardens. And If you love your golf, we’re perfectly positioned on England’s Golf Coast, the highest concentration of championship links courses anywhere in the world, including Royal Birkdale. We have a range of specialist golf breaks.

Book a stay with us

We have implemented our Staying Safe Together policy to ensure the highest standard cleanliness throughout the hotel as we emerge from the pandemic, and social distancing measures are in place to keep everyone safe.


We’d love to welcome you to our one-of-a-kind, friendly hotel so you can experience Bliss Hotel and all that Southport and the surrounding area has to offer.

Book direct and save 10% and enjoy free parking for your stay – we love our ratings on the review sites, but you quill save money by booking direct!

As you would expect of a leading hotel that also caters for business users, we have a range of superb spaces that can be booked for conferences and meetings.

Call 01704 516220 or book online.

What our guests say about their stay

Here are some more reviews and recommendations that show why a stay with us will be one you’re sure to remember:

We had a mini-break in Southport, and decided to stay at the Bliss Hotel… what a beautiful place, spotlessly clean, pleasant, and helpful staff, overall, a great stay. I cannot fault anything about it. The Roof terrace was so nice in the evening, that we decided not to bother going out into the town, and had a meal and drinks there , watching the sunset over the water. When it gets darker it is beautifully lit too. Breakfast was great too, we had the full English. A very well earned 5 stars, and I am already planning a return visit.

Lisa F, Google reviews, July 2021

The staff are amazing from the moment you arrive at reception, they made my little boy’s first hotel experience awesome. They fulfilled his request for a sea view room, they even left him a note wishing him a Happy Birthday. The rooms are pristine, right down to the complimentary shampoos etc in the bathroom. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff are lovely. The food both evening meal and breakfast was out of this world.

Sam J, Google reviews, July 2021

“Absolutely fabulous hotel. I am a wheelchair user and the facilities were excellent. Every single member of staff was friendly and went out of their way to ensure we were accommodated throughout our stay. Amazing location and luxurious boutique styling throughout. Well done Bliss hotel!! Will definitely be coming back very soon.€

SarahD, TripAdvisor, July 21