Alton Towers theme park and resort is probably on every parent’s radar – I couldn’t wait to go there when I was a kid. It is a fantastic place for families to head to, but being a fair drive from where we live, it would be well worth staying somewhere nearby overnight. So here’s a list of some of the best places to stay near Alton Towers.
The Alton Towers resort itself has its own water park, and themed hotels and it is set in 500 acres of grounds in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Especially for the younger kids, Alton Towers is home to CBeebies Land, making it the perfect theme park for toddlers and young children. The theme park is open seasonally from mid-March to early November, whilst many of its hotels and amenities are open year-round. We have put together a list of best places to stay near Alton Towers that the whole family will love.
Whether you’re looking for cheap hotels, luxury hotels, themed rooms, a boutique hotel with stylish rooms, or self-catering cottages to be a perfect home-away-from-home stay close to the nearest train station or nearest airport, there is such a brilliant choice with great deals in the Staffordshire region.
Places to stay near Alton Towers
CBeebies Land Hotel
Alton Towers, Land Hotel, Alton, Cbeebies ST10 4DB
The CBeebies Land Hotel is based within Alton Towers, every room has a separate area especially for toddlers, plus a special entertainment wall planned around interactive play. There are lots of other toddler-friendly features, too, including a cot, baby baths, children’s toilet seats and steps for the bathroom sink. During your Alton Towers break you will get a full English breakfast buffet, evening entertainment, free parking and there is a 9-hole golf course. The Windmill Restaurant is geared up for kids with friendly staff and a fish finger dog, burgers and healthy pasta dishes. It’s an ideal place for little ones.
Dog and Partridge Country Inn
Town end lane, Swinscoe, Ashbourne DE6 2HS
The Dog and Partridge Country Inn is set on the edge of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border. This Derbyshire Hotel has been owned by the same family for over 30 years and is renowned for the clean accommodation on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Nearby is Alton Towers, Matlock Bath, Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Haddon Hall and the lovely market town of Ashbourne only a short drive away. The family suites are located in the grounds of the Inn, with a king size double bedroom with lounge area and patio doors and small patio area. A further two bunk bedrooms complete each suite so it’s an ideal base for a family. Each room features a flat-screen TV with free view and DVD players. The family bathroom is located off the 1st bunk room.
Wildhive Callow Hall
Mappleton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 2AA
Wildhive Callow Hall is nestled in 35 acres of beautiful gardens, wild meadow and woodland. This Victorian country house hideaway is situated at the gateway to the Peak District with 15 individually designed bedrooms in the house, two Treehouses and 11 woodland Hives. The Garden Room restaurant and bar serves fresh, seasonal food overlooking the valley. The woodland hideaways are the perfect place if you’re on a family adventure – a Treehouse is ideal with two bedrooms and a kitchenette and views through the woods. The kids would have the best time!
The Tawny Hotel
Consall Ln, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0AG
The Tawny Hotel is an incredible deconstructed hotel in the heart of the English countryside. They have a fabulous restaurant and dining options, room service, guest facilities and a heated outdoor swimming pool. There are wildwood huts, treehouses, boathouses and the look out. The Tawny has an inspiring selection of unique accommodation in stunning surroundings, all of which feature an amazing outdoor spa bath on your private decking. My boys would be in their absolute element here – they are obsessed with hot tubs!
More places to stay near Alton Towers
Travelodge Ashbourne Hotel
Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY
If you are looking at more affordable places, the Ashbourne Travelodge provides a great base for visiting Alton Towers, making this the ideal hotel for a family-friendly break. All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within walking distance from this hotel. The Travelodge car park has 55 spaces free of charge available on a first come first served basis.
Doubletree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
Etruria Hall Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BQ
The Doubletree by Hilton in Stoke on Trent has spacious family rooms with a sofa bed and free wi-fi. The modern and spacious King Family Room offers a variety of amenities, including two 50-inch HDTV’s, a rollaway bed, and WiFi. Their additional facilities include tea and coffee-making facilities, laptop safe, and an iron and ironing board. These rooms can sleep up to six people so are good bases for a family break near to Alton Towers.
Weston Rd, Haslington, Crewe CW1 6UZ
Crewe Hall is a stunning Grade I-listed Jacobean mansion in Cheshire. The four star hotel provides a blend of grown-up relaxation and kid friendly fun with special kid’s menus and dedicated family swimming times. Kids under sixteen stay completely free when they share a room with the adults. Plus, at this stately home hotel they are perfectly positioned for brilliant local attractions like Chester Zoo, Alton Towers and Gulliver’s World.
Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent
Potteries Way, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4QA
The Hilton Garden Inn in Stoke on Trent has plenty on offer including a fitness centre, restaurant, and free WiFi. Families can stay in a spacious King Family Room. You should get a restful night’s sleep in the luxurious Suite Dreams by Serta bed. The room has a chaise lounge and side table, a 49-inch LCD TV and complimentary WiFi. These rooms also feature a mini-fridge, safe, adjustable air-conditioning, coffee/tea maker and an iron/ironing board to make you feel at home.
If none of these tickle your fancy, then what about The Crown Inn, the Holiday Inn Express Stoke, or the Duncombe Arms. And if you’re staying a few days and need some ideas of other things to do other than a day of roller coasters, check out Sudbury Hall, Trentham Gardens, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Donington Park and the National Trust Museum of Childhood.
I hope this post helps you to get an idea of some of the best places to stay if you are planning a trip to Alton Towers soon. These hotels cover all budgets and have enough space to accommodate families, with easy access to the main attractions of the resort. Have a great time, and let me know what you think the best rides are!
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