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Read all about the history of the Royal Hotel here A History of the Royal Hotel

When you visit the Royal Hotel, don’t forget we have the Anthony Gormley another place in front of the hotel on Crosby beach.  100 life size structures look out to the sea Have a look at what it is all about here

See some great things to do in the local area and moving northwards, to neighbouring Formby & Southport Local things to do

Have a look at the Historic Waterloo Trail which includes the Royal Hotel and local landmarks with rich national and international connections Waterloo Heritage Trail

If you are visiting Crosby & Waterloo, our sister premises Barbacoa is just 1 mile away with the best Live Entertainment every weekend, a quiz on a Thursday and Black Rock Grill Stone steaks in our restaurant.  Barbacoa also has a function room seating up to 150 persons for conferences, meetings and all family occasions, complete with the best Sound system and lighting in the area plus AV. Barbacoa’s website

For the Children.  There is an adventure playground in the Marine Gardens directly in front of the hotel.

Seafront Residents Action Group


At the front of the hotel are the Waterloo Seafront Gardens.  Dating back to the 1930’s the Gardens stretch from the Royal Hotel onwards to Beach Lawn.  The Gardens are cared for by the Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens.  Guests of the hotel can take a walk through the Gardens and the Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens website can be found here Click Here for the Friends Of Waterloo Seafront Gardens Website

The seafront at Waterloo is part of the Waterloo conservation area with most of the seafront properties being listed buildings.  The hotel is Grade 2 listed and along the road, you can find Captain Smith’s House.  Captain Smith was the Captain of the TITANIC and is open to visitors.  Find out more here Captain Smith’s House

Our local resident’s group (Seafront Resident’s Action Group) has produced a fabulous history of Waterloo’s connection with the Titanic.  Read it HERE


The Royal Hotel ground floor areas are fully accessible.  The main hotel entrance has a light gradient ramp to the front and then, all ground floor areas are on one level with no further steps.  There is a unisex toilet for disabled use which has grab rails fitted plus an emergency pull cord alarm system.  The bar and restaurant are fully accessible.

The Royal Hotel features a ground floor room, the Hougomont Lodge which is located at the side of the building.  There is a disabled parking bay immediately outside the room and a low gradient ramp is provided to access the room.  The room is then all on one level.  The room features a walk in shower area with no barriers and also, a grab rail is fitted to the toilet.  An emergency alarm call point is located in the bathroom.

Unfortunately, the Royal Hotel, DOES NOT HAVE A LIFT.  The hotel is 200 years old and grade 2 listed.  Modern Lifts were not invented until 1852 by Mr Otis and our hotel was built in 1816 and we can not install a lift.  Therefore, we are unable to make reasonable changes as per the Disability Discrimination Act.  If you can not make 1 flight of stairs, please book the Hougomont Lodge.  However, our staff will gladly help you with any luggage and other items both up and down by calling them on the hotel phone system

Cards accepted

We currently accept American Express, Diners & Discover, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard Debit & Credit, China Union Credit & Debit, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Colu and cash

We regret that we do not accept personal cheques.  We require a swipe of a valid debit or credit card before we can check you in.

Other Matters

Should you have any problems during your stay, please contact the manager on duty.  Otherwise, you can email the management team on manager@liverpool-royalhotel.co.uk