I stayed at the Lark Inn with a large group of lads for my cousin's stag do and I have to say that we couldn't have hoped for a better place to base ourselves. The first thing worth commenting on is the location which is possibly the most critical factor when choosing a hotel for a stag or hen do as you need to be in close proximity to the best and most lively bars. The lark inn certainly fits the bill here as it is tucked away just off the main front, easily within walking distance of the Merrie England and Yates etc and with a cracking pub just across from it which had karaoke on the Saturday night we stayed!
The Lark Inn itself was everything we could have hoped for at an excellent value for money price. The price also makes it excellent for stag and hen dos as the expense of these events is often what reduces turn out. We had a decent group of between 25 and 30 travel down from Newcastle largely because of the price which made it affordable for all at a time in our lives which is crammed with stag dos, weddings and 30th birthday bashes making money quite tight!
The bar in the Lark Inn was very accommodating and an excellent place to start and end each night for us. The bar served a cracking pint of draught Stella which I had several of but also had a selection of bottled beers and even cans to cover tastes which may not be catered for on draught. This is not the norm for small hotels of this type as I've stayed in places in Blackpool where there is maybe a Carling pump which is flat as it sits there all the time and perhaps a local weak bitter. Not the best starting point for a weekend with the lads when you're waiting for everyone to get ready!
The bar was open very late for guests of the hotel which was great for us, especially on the Friday night when we were knackered and wanted a chill out in the bar ready for the onslaught the next day! It has a pool table, juke box and even a pole which some of the lads tried to dance on much to everyone's amusement!!
The breakfast is a good size, not so much that you are too full and feel tired when you're about to hit the Flagship or Castle Bar an hour later but big enough and tasty enough to line the stomach. The beds were comfortable, there were plenty of tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms and the showers were warm.
In summary I'd say that the Lark Inn is an ideal place to stay when on a stag or hen do or perhaps just a boozy weekend away! They are accommodating when it comes to group bookings which many hotels are wary of and very trusting rather than trying to lay the law down as some B&Bs do. From a personal point of view I also have a special reason to say thanks to the staff at the Lark Inn as somehow during the drunken antics of the weekend, I managed to leave my brand new shoes in the room! They were a present from my mother and I would have got a right earful had I turned up to the wedding in my old ones. I e-mailed the hotel and not only did they find my shoes, they returned them to me in Newcastle via registered delivery so that I had them in time for the wedding!!
I'll certainly be recommending the Lark Inn to friends or family members who want to enjoy a fun weekend in Blackpool without breaking the bank!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lark Inn Provides B & B Accommodation in the heart of Blackpool. The Lark Inn occupies an ideal position on the corner of Banks Street and Lord Street in the heart of Blackpool adjacent to the Promenade and only 100 meters from the train station and a very short walk from the bus station, Funny Girls, Winter Gardens, conference centre, ballrooms, Tower, Hounds Hill Shopping Centre, theatres, night clubs and bars. You can enjoy a full English cooked breakfast prepared by our resident chef, ensuring only freshly prepared quality food is served. Our 17 comfortable bedrooms all have central heating, television, tea/coffee making facilities,towels and some have en-suite facilities. The hotel has a well stocked late licensed bar with large screen TV, Music, Games Machines, Pool table. Well behaved groups welcome at The Lark Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lark Hotel Blackpool