Southport accommodation advice

IanM

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Going to to play West Lancs in Oct... before I do my usual and book Premier Inn, any advice on alternative Hotels around Southport would be appreciated.

I was looking at over spending on Formby Hall, so I could play 9 holes/practice... then Trip Advisor makes it sound like a dump... so less keen. I guess there's umpteen Ma Kelly's B&Bs, and everything in between.

Any recommendations?
 

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Depending on how much you get formby hall for I'd stick with your original plan. I wouldn't describe it as a dump per se.

Me and the missus went in early November last year before the lockdown and thought it was okay. Room was nice and had a patio that opened to the 10th hole. Facilities were decent enough and there's a pool etc. The food outlets were so so but you're near enough to both Southport and formby for that to not be an issue.

Having said that I seem to remember it costing a fair bit even for that time of the year.
 

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I have stayed at the Vincent, very swanky.
Travel lodge, parking was a PITA
Premier inn. No probs. That would be my first choice should I return.
 

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Why not stay in Liverpool if you are only playing West Lancs? Far more choice for food and drink, and no chance of booking Fawlty Towers.
 

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Vincent is the best hotel in Southport by a country mile... bumped into Freddie Couples in there when he played the senior open at Birkdale a few years ago. Not cheap though. Bliss Hotel or Hotel 21 are probably the next best.
Avoid the Scarasbrick like the plague....
Or go for a small family run B&B or like the others have said , Travelodge and Premier Inn are similar. You may get a decent rate at Formby Hall if you say you will use the golf facilities.... call them direct!
 
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