Cheap Hotels in Preston
You'll find us just three miles north of Preston's city centre, offering you a convenient location and a peaceful night's sleep away from the commotion of the city. Our modern, brightly decorated hotel is staffed by one of the friendliest teams around, and guests benefit from 24hr refreshments, a modern bar with leather seating and a pool table, and a generous breakfast spread that's designed to set you up for whatever your day has in store.
A modern hotel five miles from Preston city centre, with free parking, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included Holiday Inn Express® Preston - South hotel is located close to junction 29 of the M6 motorway. Bamber Bridge railway station is a little over a mile away, and it's a 40-minute drive to Manchester Airport. Local buses 112 and 125 run between the railway station and the hotel. It's just over 10 minutes' drive to the Museum of Lancashire, and Blackpool, the lively seaside town with an amusement park and iconic tower, is 20 miles away. Take a leisurely drive up to scenic Lake Windermere, in the Lake District, 80 minutes by car from the hotel. Manchester is a 40-minute drive from the hotel, and Liverpool is 33 miles away. Visiting Lancashire on business? The hotel is just minutes from Walton Summit Green Business Park, and Capitol Centre Retail and Leisure park is a nine-minute drive away. The hotel's three smart meeting rooms can accommodate up to 70 delegates. With free Wi-Fi and stationery, plus delicious catering options, your meeting is sure to run smoothly. All guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and parking, plus an inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausages, baked beans and continental options. Enjoy a delicious coffee in the modern, light-filled bar and lounge. Small, well-behaved pets are welcome to stay.
A central Preston hotel near Deepdale Stadium and Preston Guild Hall with free Wi-Fi and a smart restaurant Holiday Inn® Preston hotel stands in the city centre, a short stroll from shops and museums. Preston bus station is next door and it's a 15-minute walk to Preston railway station, with direct trains to Manchester Airport (MAN). Within 12 minutes' drive of the M6, M55, M61 and M65 motorways, the hotel offers limited free parking (first-come, first-served). Business guests are a short drive from BAE Systems, Alstom and CSC and walking distance from the UCLan campus. Redscar, Eastway and South Rings business parks are all within 15 minutes' drive. There's a business centre on site and you can host meetings and events in the hotel's seven meeting rooms. You can cheer on Preston North End at Deepdale Stadium, a mile from the hotel. Harris Museum & Art Gallery's art and history collections are a short walk away and you can catch a show or concert at nearby Preston Guild Hall. It's a 30-minute drive from the hotel to Blackpool Pleasure Beach's rides. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and access to the seventh-floor fitness centre, with views of the city, coast and countryside. Nineteen75 restaurant serves classic British dishes with a modern twist, while Ringway Bar is a relaxed spot for a light meal or wings and a beer.
Located in Preston, The Park Hotel Preston is convenient to Preston Docks and St Walburge's Church. This hotel is within close proximity of 53 Degress and University of Central Lancashire.
With a stay at Legacy Preston International Hotel in Preston, you'll be minutes from St Walburge's Church and close to University of Central Lancashire. This hotel is within close proximity of 53 Degress and St. Wilfrid's Church.
Located in Farington, Classic Lodges - Farington Lodge is convenient to Cuerden Valley Park and British Commercial Vehicle Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Worden Park and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary.
Located in Preston (Samlesbury), Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel is convenient to Samlesbury Hall and Brockholes Nature Reserve. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Hoghton Tower and Monkey Magic.
When you stay at Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel in Preston, you'll be on a river and convenient to Brockholes Nature Reserve and Deepdale. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Lancashire Infantry Museum and Museum of Lancashire.
When you stay at Bartle Hall Country Hotel in Preston, you'll be close to Preston Docks. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of St Walburge's Church and 53 Degress.
With a stay at Preston Marriott Hotel in Preston, you'll be near the beach and close to Preston Golf Club and Lancashire Infantry Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Deepdale and 53 Degress.
Located in Preston, Samlesbury Hall is minutes from Samlesbury Hall and close to Mrs. Dowsons Farm. This 4-star guesthouse is within close proximity of Hoghton Tower and Brockholes Nature Reserve.
Hotels in Preston
The city of Preston has long been an important area in Lancashire, even before it was made a city in 2002. Its history is intertwined with the Industrial Revolution, and inventor Sir Richard Arkwright was born here. Preston is also said to have inspired the town of ‘Coketown' in Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times.
As you'd expect from any major city in the UK, there are lots of Preston hotels to choose from. Several major roads come through Preston city centre, perfect for commuting and getting to the M6.
Sightseeing in Preston
Just north of the city, Hoghton Tower – a fortified manor house – stands high on a hill. It's a family-friendly visitor attraction, dating back to 1109.
Near to Preston train station, the Grade II listed Avenham Park and Miller Park are two wide green spaces to enjoy. With the River Ribble at one end, the parks feel like an escape from the city's busy atmosphere.
Cheer on the home team at Deepdale, the former site of the National Football Museum. Preston North End football club was one of the original Football League's founding clubs.
History and architecture
A key architectural highlight in the city is Preston Bus Station. It was built in the 1960s in the ‘Brutalist' style of building design. At one point the bus station was earmarked for demolition, yet it now claims Grade II listed building status.
The Ribble Steam Railway is open on weekends between May and September. It's one of the last remaining steam railways in England, and the three-mile round trip passes a dock swing bridge and the river.
Preston is where the Museum of Lancashire is based. The museum is an award-winning tourist attraction, with a huge permanent exhibition on the county's history and culture.
The city has been given a Purple Flag award for the safety of its nightlife and venues. The evening entertainment in Preston is some of the best in the country.
The Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre has a 780-person capacity. The theatre schedule is a mix of plays, comedy, music and family shows.
Comedy is a big deal here, and Preston has several comedy clubs including Manfords (run by local comedian Jason Manford). You can also catch a show by the Preston Musical Comedy Society, which performs classic musicals and a Christmas panto.
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