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Where to Stay for the Grand National


This year's Grand National is destined to be special; it will be packed to the rafters and filled with life for the first time in what feels like an eternity. Taking place in April at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, this experience will be one which you cannot miss. We missed being able to witness Rachel Blackmore make history as the first female jockey to win the race, but we are nonetheless optimistic that this year's race will be just as memorable.


The Grand National certainly lives up to the hype and is truly a sight to behold. Taking place over three days in April, and seemingly always blessed with some sunshine, this is one of the best Jumps racing festivals of the season. Thursday is known as Liverpool’s Day and hosts some incredible racing. With four Grade 1 races on display, as well as the Foxhunter's Chase, this is a day that racing fanatics cannot afford to miss. Friday is none other than Ladies Day. It really is an experience both on and off the course; prepare to dress up in your finest attire, one of the best parties in Liverpool awaits. And of course, the three-day festival ends with the day that everyone has been waiting for, Grand National Day.


With many customers rolling over bookings from this year, availability is extremely limited. Many hotels are already booked up on Saturday night; don’t miss your chance to be a part of the Nation’s favourite race for another year running, book now to avoid disappointment.


Over the past few weeks, we have added new hotel experiences which are bound to sell out quickly. Here are some of our favourite options on offer which allow you to have an exceptional experience at the Grand National.


Opening Day & Ladies Day Experiences:


For those wishing to witness world-class racing on Thursday and the celebration of a lifetime on Friday, you are in luck! We still have a range of hotels with remaining rooms.

Jurys Inn, Liverpool


Experiences Include:


- One-night accommodation

- Morning breakfast

- Complimentary drink upon arrival

- Return racecourse transfers

- Raceday ticket

Located at Kings Waterfront on the iconic Albert Docks, with spacious bedrooms, an on-site restaurant and free WIFI throughout, this is the perfect choice for your trip to the Grand National.

Just a ten-minute walk to both the City Centre and Liverpool Central Station, you will find yourself in the perfect spot to enjoy a short stay in this great city. If arriving into Liverpool by Train, Liverpool Lime Street Station is approximately 2 miles from the hotel.

This is the ideal place to stay for those wanting to make the most of their surroundings and take in the sights and sounds of Liverpool City Centre after a day at the races and, there is always the option of adding an extra night or two to ensure you make the most of this incredible city and its wonderful people.


From £139pp


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Mercure Liverpool Atlantic


Experiences Include:


- One-night accommodation

- Morning breakfast

- Complimentary drink upon arrival

- Return racecourse transfers

- Raceday ticket

The incredible Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel is a 12-story, 225 bedroom hotel that contributes to the city's stunning skyline. Set on the edge of the city's commercial district, opposite the Royal Liver building, the hotel is within walking distance of some of Liverpool's best attractions. If you are after some evening entertainment after an already-thrilling day out at the races, then look no further as the Mercure Liverpool Atlantic has you covered.

Boasting some of the best views in the city, the Vue Bar and Terrace will cater for all your needs. If it is a sumptuous meal that you desire, embrace what Vista Restaurant has to offer with its freshly prepared in-house meals. If you wish to venture out, you will not be disappointed by the range of bars and restaurants.

Whether looking for somewhere to unwind after a memorable day out or somewhere that allows you to continue the night, this hotel has you covered. We recommend this hotel to groups looking to socialise and continue their evening after the races.


From £139pp


Book here


Grand National Day Experiences

Holiday Inn Express, Knowsley


Experiences include:


- One-night accommodation

- Morning breakfast

- Complimentary drink upon arrival

- Return racecourse transfers

- Raceday ticket


Located less than 6 miles (just 10 minutes) from Aintree Racecourse, the Holiday Inn Express Knowsley is the perfect location for those looking to be close to the racing action without having to travel too far each day. The hotel's proximity to the racecourse means traffic and congestion is avoided, making for an easy & convenient trip. If you are looking to escape the rush back to the city, this is for you.


After an electric day out, you may want somewhere to kick back and relax. The Holiday Inn Express hosts comfortable rooms with 32-inch screen TV's, power showers, & free WiFi. Buffet breakfast is included, and guests can also enjoy a nightcap at the hotel bar after a day at the races.


The hotel is also located just 8 miles from Liverpool City centre, meaning that those wishing to continue their evening in Liverpool’s city centre can easily do so without having to spend too much on a taxi.


With remaining rooms on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, the Holiday Inn Express, Knowsley is well-suited to those attending multiple days of racing.


From £129pp


Book here


The Village Hotel, Chester St Davids


Experiences include:


- One-night accommodation

- Morning breakfast

- Complimentary drink upon arrival

- Return racecourse transfers

- Raceday ticket

If you want to escape the racing rush and immerse yourself in a tranquil environment, we highly suggest the Village Hotel, Chester St Davids. Located only 45 minutes away from Aintree Racecourse, this hotel is perfect for those who look to make the weekend extra-special. The hotel's pool and spa facilities will have one feeling refreshed and relaxed after an exhilarating day at the races. Enjoy a drink by the pool as you pick out your horses for the big race!

Despite being a calm, and quaint hotel, there are still some evening entertainment options available. The Village Hotel, Chester St Davids, is located just 15 minutes from the centre of Chester; a variety of bars and restaurants are on offer to enjoy post-racing.

The hotel has its own Pub & Grill on site which is extremely popular with guests; it is perfect for those seeking a light meal before a big day out. Those craving a morning coffee, fear not, there is a Starbucks on-site.

The Village Hotel, Chester St Davids has rooms available from Thursday to Saturday; it is perfect for racegoers who are looking to make the weekend extra special.


Available from £169pp