It was very easy to find, which was an excellent start! We knew that is was near to the Pleasure Beach, so having a huge roller-coaster as a nearby landmark made it quite easy to locate! And it really is close to it, as this was taken a few steps outside the hotel…
There was free parking right out the front, though when we arrived it was all full up, but we managed to park on the road with no problems, and were advised we’d be fine there all night, too.
On entering the hotel, we were met by Paul, the friendly owner, who showed us up to our room, having checked on our journey.
The room was big enough to fit a travel cot in for Little Man, which was already in situ and bedding all made ready for him. We also had bunk beds, much to Boo’s delight, and a double bed for us. The room wasn’t huge, but it was a decent enough size for us, with a compact bathroom including a shower, there were tea and coffee-making facilities, and a TV with Freeview, so CBeebies was available! Everything you’d want, and all very clean and welcoming.
I left the family in the room, and went off to explore the hotel a little and get the low-down from Paul.
The Corona looks to cater specifically for families and couples, and has a no stag/hen party policy. They work hard to try to make a family’s stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. They have several family rooms, including one that they’ve recently refurbished, that sleeps 2 adults and 3 children..
Out of peak season, the hotel operates on a Bed and Breakfast basis, but will happily offer recommendations for meals out. We fancied a carvery, so were given clear directions to a lovely one, Salters Wharf, just a few minutes drive away. We also needed to pop somewhere because we’d forgotten Little Man’s dummy – potential disaster! Fortunately, Paul pointed us in the direction of a nearby Morrisons, en route to our carvery, so disaster was averted! It felt like a home from home in that sense, as Paul and staff were clearly knowledgeable about the local area, and it was very much a case of, whatever you need, just ask!
So, all lovely and full from our carvery, we headed back and were able to park right outside the hotel on our return. We had keys (actual keys, not cards!) to enter the main building, and then to our room, so we made our way up and settled down for the night. All was quiet, and the room was very warm – you need not worry about little ones being chilly!
Unfortunately, come the following morning, both Boo and myself were starting to feel a little under the weather. This was hugely disappointing as I’d been so looking forward to a yummy hotel breakfast! We did all go down to breakfast, served from 8.30-9.30am on a Sunday, and I thought it a really nice touch that your room number corresponds with your table number, so our table was all set up ready for us, with a high-chair in place for Little Man, and a range of toddler cutlery and plates and bowls. There were plenty of cereals available, fruit juices, pastries and fruit, along with table service offering us hot drinks and taking orders for toast and a whole array of possible hot breakfasts. Sadly, after gulping down a cup of tea myself, I ended up going back to the room with Boo, neither of us eating, though we left Little Man and the Husband to breakfast, and am assured it was all lovely, and the service was fabulous.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this as a comfortable hotel for a family stay up in Blackpool. Maybe we’ll go back one day and actually have that breakfast I was craving, too…!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free overnight stay, with breakfast, in my role as an AFF blogger, though all opinions and words are, as always, my own.