I've stayed in this hotel a number of times and it's very conveniently located just off the M65.
The hotel had an extension built a few years ago and those rooms are up to the current Premier Inn standard whereas the older rooms, while still good, look a little tired by comparison in the bathrooms and main room lighting. That said, the hotel reception staff are very friendly and everything runs to the typical Premier Inn high standards. There is plenty of parking close to the hotel too.
There is a Brewers Fayre adjacent to the hotel which you can access from the first floor which is handy if it's raining. There is a children's play area and a variety of themed meal nights, Indian / Chinese etc. It can get quite busy with local families who have children but if you can wait until around 7:30 / 8:00 p.m. it does quieten down. There's free wifi in the bar too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A handy hub for all your travels in Lancashire, the Premier Inn Hotel Blackburn Central puts you in a cracking spot for Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool and everything in between. You'll be perfectly placed for all the sights of the cities - including the big events at Ewood Park and the Ice Arena. Plus you'll have easy access to the key edge-of-town business locations - including Vital Energy, Crown Paints and the Royal Blackburn Hospital. And whenever you're ready, we'll be waiting with a warm welcome, a hearty meal and extra comfy rooms. Directions: Situated directly off M65(J4). Take the 1st exit down Eccleshill Road, the hotel is on the left. Next to the Oakenhurst Farm Brewers Fayre. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Blackburn South Hotel Darwen
- Premier Inn Darwen
- Premier Inn Blackburn South (M65, J4) Hotel Darwen, Lancashire