One of England’s major football cities, Liverpool has a vibrant sporting culture that begins at the renowned Anfield Stadium and extends to local pubs, homes and hotels. Anfield has been the one and only home of Liverpool F.C. since the team’s formation in 1892. Since then it has hosted numerous historical Liverpool football matches, along with international games and rugby league contests.
For any Liverpool or football fan, Anfield is a bucket-list stadium with its place cemented in football lore. Outside of games, visitors can tour the football field, explore a fascinating museum and purchase gear from the merchandise shops. There’s even a restaurant and opportunities to meet Liverpool F.C. legends or venture into the players’ dressing rooms and run-on tunnels.
Whether visitors are planning to catch a game at Anfield or experience one of its many other attractions, they’ll want to organise a hotel close to the stadium or near one of the public transport options. Being situated in this area makes getting to the stadium so much easier, as it’s located about four kilometres from the city centre. HotelsCombined’s 400 million-plus annual visitors have highlighted the most popular Liverpool hotels with easy access to Anfield Stadium, whether right next door, close to the bus stop or near the train lines. We’ve also found the best sports pubs around town.
Read on to find out where visitors should stay and drink if they’ve arrived in Liverpool for some football action.
Liverpool Hotels Near Anfield Stadium
Perfect for visitors whose sole purpose in Liverpool is to witness a sporting event at Anfield Stadium, these hotels are located within walking distance of the football pitch. Popular among football fanatics, these three hotels let visitors feel the local team spirit while ensuring absolute comfort and convenience.
Hotel Anfield is only 750 metres away from Anfield Stadium, yet this boutique hotel is very different than the typical sport-focused accommodations. The excellent range of rooms, from family suites to quad rooms, cater to large groups and incorporate stylish furnishings that provide cherished comfort. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and other modern amenities.
The hotel is located across the road from Stanley Park where visitors can find expansive lawns and historic architecture including a grand terrace and 100-year-old church. Some rooms even have views of the parkland. The family-run Hotel Anfield is also pet-friendly and about four kilometres from Liverpool’s city centre.
Star Rating: 2*
Price: £140 – £246
Guest Rating: 6.9
Address: 23 Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Stanley Park Hotel is ideally designed and located for football fans with an on-site bar and barbeque facilities. Family and double rooms provide luxurious lodgings with modern bathrooms and plush king-sized beds. The hotel is only a 15-minute drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, making it ideal for quick weekend visits during football season.
Housed in a traditional brick building, Stanley Park Hotel features a bed-and-breakfast atmosphere, which extends to its sun-drenched lawn and picnic-table seating. Guests can easily walk to the nearby Stanley Park as well as Anfield Stadium, where they can witness professional football played in one of England’s greatest arenas.
Star Rating: 3*
Price: £91 – £174
Guest Rating: 7.0
Address: 27 Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom
With a name like “Soccer Suite”, it’s clear this Liverpool hotel was created with the city’s football team and supporters in mind. At about 100 metres from Anfield Stadium, the family-run guest house is the closest hotel to Liverpool F.C.’s home. It’s also a 15-minute walk away from Goodison Park, home of Everton F.C., so guests can tick off two premier English football clubs in one visit.
The Soccer Suite’s six rooms sleep anywhere from one to 10 people and feature wall-mounted TVs with Sky Sports access, bathrooms with power showers, and tea and coffee making facilities. However, it’s the hotel’s on-site bar, fitted out with Liverpool jerseys, wide-screen TV and a heated patio, which attracts guests and locals alike on game day.
Star Rating: No Rating
Price: £172 – £243
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 138 Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top 5 Reasons To Visit Anfield Stadium
1. Epic Football Matches
Liverpool F.C. has experienced decades of consistent success, taking out multiple European Cups, UEFA Cups, FA Cups and other silverware. This success has brewed passionate rivalries between other English and European teams, resulting in some of the world’s most exhilarating football matches year-round.
2. Stadium Tour
Visitors can experience life behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium with an immersive stadium tour. The regular tour includes walkthroughs of the stands, dressing rooms and more player areas, along with a visit to the museum, which houses jerseys, trophies and other rare collectables.
3. Unique Experiences
Avid Liverpool F.C. supporters will love the two unique experiences at Anfield Stadium. Both include a welcome and Q&A session with legendary Liverpool players, along with opportunities for autographs.
4. Merchandise Store
Open during and outside of game days, Liverpool F.C.’s merchandise store is a treasure trove of team items, from jerseys and playing shorts to football boots and socks. Visitors can also purchase smaller souvenir items.
5. Boot Room Sports Cafe
Dine among Liverpool’s epic sporting history at the award-winning Boot Room Sports Cafe. Visitors can order from a family-friendly menu that includes steaks, pizzas, burgers and pasta dishes.
Liverpool Hotels Near Bus Routes To Anfield Stadium
Multiple buses travel to Anfield Stadium on game days. However, only three routes take visitors directly to the stadium, including Line 26 from Liverpool ONE bus station, line 17 from Queen Square bus station and line 917 from St Johns Lane. The following three hotels are all popular choices within at least an eight-minute walk from one or more of these stations.
The nautical-themed The Liner at Liverpool is currently the most popular Liverpool hotel among HotelsCombined visitors. Each room is immaculate with high-quality linens and generous space and amenities. The Family Cabin has Disney blankets and colouring books for the kids, while the Penthouse Suite features a dining room and glamorous in-room spa bath.
Guests will find numerous on-site dining options at The Liner at Liverpool, including a breakfast buffet at Atlantic Room, all-day dining at Seven Seas Brasserie and the tropical island-themed Castaway Bar. The hotel is within walking distance from Empire Theatre, World Museum and St John’s Gardens. More importantly, it’s only 550 metres from Queen Square bus station, which has buses going directly to Anfield Stadium.
Star Rating: 3*
Price: £72 – £145
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
If guests at Liverpool City Centre by BridgeStreet plan on venturing out to Anfield Stadium at some point during their Liverpool holiday, they will appreciate the direct bus services from Liverpool ONE bus station, which is only a four-minute walk away. This convenient access is only one of the many highlights at a hotel that also boasts effortless views of the city and nearby waterfront.
The award-winning self-contained apartments come in one, two and three bedroom varieties. Each apartment boasts contemporary bathrooms, a full kitchen and an opulent living room. Guests need only walk about 500 metres to reach the famous Albert Dock, which is home to Britain’s largest group of Grade I-listed historical buildings and numerous galleries and museums.
Star Rating: 4*
Price: £92 – £190
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 39 Paradise Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Visitors who want to combine two of Liverpool’s most iconic entities, The Beatles and Liverpool F.C., will find their home away from home at Hard Days Night Hotel. This four-star residence is the world’s only Beatles-inspired hotel, housed in a historic building constructed in 1884. Beatles artwork and photographs can be found inside each of the rooms and suites, which also boast hi-tech multimedia and heavenly bedding.
Hard Days Night Hotel is placed firmly among Beatles history, located near the Cavern Club where The Beatles performed as the signature act during the 60s. It’s still possible to catch a show at the Cavern Club or guests can listen to live music at the hotel’s Live Lounge. Hard Days Night Hotel is about 650 metres from Saint John’s Lane, where visitors can hop on a direct bus to Liverpool games. Guests can even duck into the LFC Official Club Store on Williamson Square and purchase supporter gear.
Star Rating: 4*
Price: £137 – £220
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: North John Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top 5 Liverpool Sport Pubs
1. Rose & Crown
Located close to Moorfields station, Rose & Crown attracts a welcoming local crowd with its cosy English pub façade and stacked calendar of football and rugby fixtures including the lower grade teams. Expect great beer, friendly service and low prices.
2. Hope & Anchor
Beers, burgers, live sport and an energetic atmosphere are all part of Hope & Anchor’s charm. Slightly more hip, this pub shows the bigger sporting events while serving up signature tin can cocktails, alcoholic smoothies and a rotating selection of craft beer.
3. The William Gladstone
The William Gladstone is around the corner from Hard Days Night Hotel and provides the perfect setting for watching live sport with multiple TVs, plenty of standing room and the Liverpool F.C. colours adorning every wall.
This Bavarian-themed bar combines delicious German beer with traditional music, where servers are adorned in dirndls and lederhosen, and football fans can watch big matches. Its unique setting, complete with litre steins, makes for a memorable night out.
As the team badge logo would suggest, Legends is focused only on sports. Although it’s mainly committed to showing football games, the bar and restaurant also televises UFC fights, rugby and other sporting events.
Liverpool Hotels Near Train Routes To Anfield Stadium
Some visitors prefer to take the train to either Sandhills station, where they can catch the official Soccorbus to Anfield Stadium, or to Kirkdale station, where they can walk to Anfield Stadium in about 25 minutes. Although trains aren’t as direct as buses, they are more consistent and aren’t typically impacted by traffic congestion. The following three hotels are all within at least a seven-minute walk from Moorfields or Liverpool Central stations, which both have trains running directly to Sandhills and Kirkdale.
Richmond Apart-Hotel delivers a collection of extravagant rooms, suites and full-sized apartments set in a historic building dating all the way back to 1906. It’s conveniently located for visitors attending a Liverpool F.C. game, only 450 metres from Moorfields station. Fans can detour via the Liverpool ONE shopping district on the way to Moorfields, where they’ll find a range of sporting stores.
Whether guests opt for the Classic Room, Junior Suite, Richmond Suites or an apartment, they’ll enjoy exclusive luxuries such as soft bathrobes, complimentary mini bar items, climate control and king-sized beds. The suites and apartments also boast kitchens and separate living areas. Guests might like to grab lunch at the on-site R Bar & Brasserie before the game, which serves up classic British fare and an impressive wine list.
Star Rating: No Rating
Price: £89 – £231
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Right around the corner from Moorfields station, The Z Hotel Liverpool offers great proximity to Liverpool’s city centre coupled with convenient access to Anfield Stadium. The budget-friendly hotel is renowned for its stylish rooms, many of which feature large windows overlooking the city. The Z Superior Queen is the most bespoke room with its hand-crafted bed, glass-enclosed shower, complimentary Wi-Fi and Sky TV with sports package.
Visitors staying at The Z Hotel Liverpool can walk to almost everywhere from the hotel including clubs, bars, theatres, shops and historical landmarks. The Cavern Club, where The Beatles was born, is only a two-minute walk away, while the Merseyside Maritime Museum sits less than one kilometre from the hotel. The Z Hotel Liverpool is a hotel for those who love a comfy resting place but prefer to spend most of their time outside exploring and experiencing the local culture.
Star Rating: No Rating
Price: £55 – £140
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 2 North John Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Resident Liverpool is a boutique, award-winning hotel housed in an old brick warehouse-esque building. Its 106 rooms are fitted out with cosy beds and quality furnishings, but also provide budget-friendly accommodation close to the city centre. Guests looking for added comfort should opt for the Gallery Studio, which boasts cathedral windows and a loft-style sleeping area.
The mini kitchens allow guests to cook their own meals, while the hotel’s affiliation with numerous local restaurants and bars helps cut down on the cost of eating out. The Nadler Liverpool is about a five-minute walk from Liverpool Central station and is also close to the Walkabout, an Australian-themed pub that’s typically packed out during big sporting events.
Star Rating: 4*
Price: £67 – £187
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 29 Seel Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool: Home To Football Gods
Liverpool may have given birth to one of the world’s greatest football teams, but its hotels certainly kick their fair share of holiday goals as well. Boasting a range of hotels close to Anfield Stadium and in the city with easy access to public transport, football fans visiting the city can easily reach all the sporting action.
Hotels within walking distance from the stadium are typically more expensive but offer a unique experience for avid football fans. Meanwhile, hotels located in the city are usually better for budget-conscious travellers and still provide a wealth of transport options and surrounding attractions, restaurants and shops. HotelsCombined’s visitors also prefer hotels with on-site bars where they can catch all the away games.
Where will you stay during your next visit to Liverpool? Do you prefer to be right amongst the action at Anfield Stadium or would you rather mix football with city sightseeing?