Liverpool, United Kingdom

Hope Street Hotel

Rates per night from$84.20

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP65.17), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Open-plan elegance


Lofty Liverpool palazzo

A cosy and chic stay in Liverpool's cultural quarter, Hope Street Hotel has sleek, modern rooms decked out with bright wood floors, exposed brick, and wood panelling. Some feature decadent extras such as massive, free-standing wooden baths and Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, but all include Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy towels, and REN products.

Smith Extra

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A bottle of house wine, plus free late check-out (until 1pm on weekends and till noon on weekdays)


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Need to know


89, including seven suites and two penthouses.


Weekdays, 11am; weekends, noon. Later check‑outs charged at £10 an hour, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $84.20 (£65), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast. Continental breakfast, £13.50; full English, £18.50. À la carte breakfast menu also available.

At the hotel

Free WiFi, DVD/CD library. In rooms, wall‑mounted LCD TV, DVD/CD player, free broadband internet access, underfloor heating, mist‑free mirrors, rain shower heads, Ren toiletries, minifridge/champagne chiller in some rooms.

Our favourite rooms

Suite 406 is an open‑plan suite with a sloping ceiling, exposed beams and a mezzanine bathroom with a huge Italian wooden bathtub. All suites have oak flooring and Bang & Olufsen TVs and DVD players.

Packing tips

Binoculars or a zoom lens, for a close-up view of the Liver Birds atop the Liver Building.


In‑room beauty treatments can be arranged.


Diminutive dogs are welcome; a cleaning fee of £15 applies for their stay. See more pet-friendly hotels in Liverpool.


Welcome: games available; under-5s eat free. Cots (free) and extra beds (£30) can be provided in the studio rooms.


Games available; kitchen accommodating. Cots and extra beds for under‑14s can be provided in the studio rooms, at no extra cost. There are also DVDs and CDs for children.

Best for

Babies and up – children of all ages welcome.

Recommended rooms

Only King Deluxe categories and upwards fit an extra bed or cot. Studio rooms are the most suitable for families; they've got enough space for at least one extra bed or cot.


Reception staff are clued up on the city's family-friendly attractions, and have lots of leaflets available. We recommend visiting World Museum Liverpool and taking a waterfront tour.


Children are allowed in the restaurant at all times and there's a dedicated children's menu for them to choose from; the chefs will also make smaller portions of dishes on the regular menu. Staff are happy to heat up milk and baby food, and provide packed lunches. Milk can be stored in the kitchen's fridges.


The hotel doesn't provide a babysitting service.

No need to pack

High chairs are provided in the restaurant.


Just ask, and staff will provide children with age-appropriate toys, from colouring books to jigsaws. There's a DVD player in every room and children's DVDs to borrow.

Food and Drink

Photos Hope Street Hotel food and drink

Top Table

Table 15, nestled between the restaurant’s decorative glass shards.

Dress Code

Relaxed and urbane.

Hotel restaurant

The London Carriage Works restaurant offers a choice of menus, including à la carte, pre-theatre and tasting menus. The grown‑up Modern International culinary bent is evident in dishes such as confit shoulder of black‑faced Suffolk lamb and pan‑roasted sea-bass – all made with locally-sourced ingredients of course. There's an extensive wine list too.

Hotel bar

Part of the restaurant, the London Carriage Works bar is open until midnight Mondays to Saturdays (10pm on Sundays). Settle in and order heady cocktails, smooth wines, sharing plates and snacks.

Last orders

Lunch, 3pm; dinner, 10pm. Bar: midnight, Monday–Saturday; 10pm Sunday. The restaurant bar is open seven days a week.

Room service

24 hours: an all‑day menu including market specials, with a limited night menu available 10pm–7am.


Photos Hope Street Hotel location
Hope Street Hotel
40 Hope Street,
L1 9DA
United Kingdom


The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.


The Lime Street and Central stations in Liverpool are both under five minutes away by car. Direct trains go from Lime Street to London Euston in two hours.


From London, driving time is just under four hours. Manchester is a more appealing 60 minutes away. The nearest motorway is the M62. You'll also need the A562.

Worth getting out of bed for

Visit the Everyman Liverpool and/or Liverpool Playhouse theatres, both of which are leading a resurgence of fine drama in the city; the hotel can check ticket availability for you. The beautiful 19th-century Albert Dock now houses Tate Liverpool as well as the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story (which is a lot of fun) and a couple of decent cafés. It's changed a lot since its Merseybeat heyday, but stopping by the Cavern Club is a must for music-lovers. Croxteth Hall and Country Park has a walled garden and a Victorian farmyard (with some very sweet pigs) as well as various activities on offer, including horse riding.

Local restaurants

60 Hope Street has an impressive fine‑dining room upstairs, bar, and a cosier café on the ground floor. Book ahead to secure a table at intimate Japanese eatery Etsu or munch on Indian street food at Mowgli, where the chip butty gets an exotic makeover with roti-wrapped fenugreek and turmeric fries. The Shipping Forecast on Slater Street hails itself an alehouse and eatery and the spot to head for live music and great beers.

Local cafés

A smart, great‑value basement bistro beneath the theatre of the same name, Everyman Bistro has a daily changing menu of Francophile tarts, flans and quiches.

Local bars

Frederiks pours out craft beers, gin-based cocktails and prosecco aplenty in their Brooklyn-style bar. Into jazz? Tuesdays and Sundays are the nights to go. Next door neighbour to the Everyman Theatre, the Pen Factory specialises in cask ales, seasonal cocktails and Continental lagers. Seasonal small plates and tapas-style dishes are served throughout the day and there’s an extensive wine list too. While Caribbean‑themed Alma De Cuba on Seel Street attracts the footballers’ wives and popstrels of Liverpool, it is also a great cocktail bar in a beautiful 18th‑century church building.


Photos Hope Street Hotel reviews
Claire Baylis

Anonymous review

By Claire Baylis, Glossy-gracing freelancer

When pondering new minibreak options, I’ve never previously found myself saying, ‘Ooh, Liverpool’. But that was before we discovered the chic boutique treat of staying at the Hope Street Hotel. When we find out that it’s just a quick walk from Lime Street Station, it seems daft to do anything but travel from London by train. The journey from Euston is surprisingly swift, marred only slightly by a post-10-pints passenger who joins at the penultimate stop.

At the station, milliseconds pass before a guy drops everything to give us directions. ‘Go up this road until you see a bombed-out church,’ he begins, before mapping out the 15-minute route. Picturing bleak ruins, we wonder if our destination is quite right for Mr & Mrs Smith-style romance. But, when we get to our HQ for the weekend, we apologise to Merseyside and all who sail in her. Billed as Liverpool’s ‘first boutique hotel’, the Hope Street Hotel is within the city’s cultural quarter, where you’ll find many restaurants and theatres, as well as the art deco Philharmonic Hall. The hotel building dates from 1860, but it is all modern minimalism inside, with a softly lit reception and low sofas in the lounge.

Mercifully, the receptionist who shows us to our suite forgoes the typical fastidious room tour (‘That’s the phone – really? And that’s the door?’), leaving the fun exploration stuff to us. Mr Smith starts playing with the Bang & Olufsen TV and sound system. I manage to hold back from jumping on the Egyptian-cotton-sheeted bed, but admire the room’s USPs: huge wooden beams, touch-on light switches, open-plan X-factor bathroom on an upper level. ‘I want that bath,’ I announce. ‘Where can I get that bath?’ I’m transfixed by the huge, freestanding wooden tub, accessorised with fluffy towels and REN products. The thing is clearly big enough for two, but there’s a plush leather armchair opposite, so you can quibble over who soaks and who gets to watch. For soakaphobes, there’s a huge glass-fronted shower, and double basins, complete with mist-free mirrors.

We dine in the hotel’s renowned restaurant, the London Carriage Works. The atmosphere is nicely busy and buzzy, the wine list never-ending, and the food incredible: all delicious, fresh, local and organic produce. It doesn’t hurt that chef Paul Askew’s cosmopolitan flavours are served in a grand property built at the end of the 19th century in the style of a Venetian palazzo. A private party means the hotel bar is off-limits, but it isn’t exactly a hardship sloping off to our suite to enjoy a couple of brandies there.

The bed – big enough to lose yourself in for a week – is tough to leave the next morning, particularly when the smoked salmon and scrambled egg breakfast arrives. But we finally haul ourselves up and out for an explore. Shopping-wise, Liverpool’s city centre has all the usual high-street favourites and so on, as well as independent and designer boutiques: Cricket at the Cavern centre, and Flannels at the Met Quarter. You may not be a celeb mag reader, but you have to have been in media exile not to have seen them swinging in bag-form at some point from a Wag’s arms in the ubiquitous paparazzi shots. And the atmosphere in town is chirpy – 10 times friendlier than what we’re used to down in the capital. ‘That looks lovely,’ says one woman, as I step out of a changing room cubicle – and she is another shopper, not the retail assistant selling me Vivienne Westwood I can’t afford.

Tate Liverpool in the Albert Dock is a new Tate for us, and well worth our time. Sadly our visit wasn’t timed to catch the Turner Prize exhibition, held here as a curtain-raiser for Liverpool’s status as European Capital of Culture 2008. The area in general is an agreeable place to wander around; we even get to enjoy our first outdoor drink of the year. Then it’s back home – aka Bang & Olufsen plus bed, for an afternoon movie and a snooze – perfect.

Evening meanders its way down the Mersey and we’re pleased to learn that Hope Street is packed with restaurants, including the recommended 60 Hope Street and the Side Door – but, we stumble across Valparaiso, just around the corner on Hardman Street. Liverpool’s only Chilean restaurant, it does a mean steak, and their traditional corn and mince pie is delicious, too.

After dinner we check out the hotel bar, where a pianist bashes out requests – Coldplay, not show tunes – on her Steinway Grand. We’re seduced by its big squishy sofas and delicious champagne cocktails; the atmosphere is energised yet relaxed, with a clientele that we guess is a mixture of locals and Hope Street guests.

You can have breakfast in the hotel restaurant, but we’re now utterly addicted to our suite, which I have, by this point, decided I’ll be replicating as the ultimate one-bed back home. We summon a trayful of toasted bagels in bed. ‘Room 406? Is that… Ms X?’ I’m asked, on calling room service. No, I tell them. ‘I know that name,’ I say to Mr Smith. ‘Isn’t she a fashion designer?’ He looks puzzled, then it clicks. We’re sharing the Hope Street Hotel with a much-photographed British pop minx. I have to admit, I quite like being mistaken for a pop star. And looking around the suite, I feel a bit like one, too.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hope Street Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The location of the hotel was great and we'd stay again.

Don’t expect

Well thought-out bathrooms! The bath was fine, but due to the design it was hard to climb out of.  Though, I really liked the exposed brick and wooden floors, the reality is that you hear every footstep from the floors above so it's not conducive to a weekend lie-in.


Stayed on 14 Sep 2019

We loved

The lovely corner room in a great location with a touch of class.


Stayed on 15 Aug 2019

We loved

The size of the room and bathroom, the beautifully comfortable bed and the extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Don’t expect

A cheap breakfast! Presumably why, for our range of dates, there wasn't a 'breakfast included' option on the Mr&Mrs Smith website.


Stayed on 6 Aug 2019

We loved

The location of the hotel is amazing. The staff are lovely and were very accommodating of our cockerpoos Bali and Blu!


Stayed on 24 Jun 2019

We loved

We really enjoyed our stay, the restaurant was also fantastic.


Stayed on 27 Feb 2019

We loved

Great location – it's easy to access the city. And great rooms!


Stayed on 1 Feb 2019

We loved

Staff, bar food, room, location Liverpool.

Don’t expect

Big gym! Easy parking unless pre-book.


Stayed on 11 Nov 2018

We loved

Had a slight problem when we arrived as the hotel didn't have our correct dates. I called Mr & Mrs Smith to alter the booking a few days before to change our arrival date from Sunday to Monday and to shorten our stay to two instead of three nights. The hotel still expected us on the Sunday, so couldn't find our booking. It was all sorted easily, thankfully. Enjoyed our stay. Hotel is in nice area, just along from the large cathedral and nice walk to the port. Found one member of reception a little abrupt, was a short queue so was probably flustered! Had breakfast first morning which was ok but not the usual Mr & Mrs Smith healthy options that I expected. A bit expensive too! Had a very nice breakfast down the road next day with various healthy bread options, homemade baked beans, smashed avo, etc and was half the price!

Don’t expect

I, by mistake left my phone charger in the room and called them the next day. They checked quickly to see if it had been handed in, which it hadn't then said they would ask housekeeping and call me back. So far nothing! Maybe they will yet.


Stayed on 21 Oct 2018

We loved

The hotel room was really something. We had a superior suite 406 and it was set over two floors. Beautifully clean and very quite. We love the bar, during the day its really quiet and relaxing, whilst at night its buzzing.

Don’t expect

The breakfast in bed was a little disappointing, we've stayed here a few times and they never remember to put everything on the breakfast tray. We didn't get any toast or butter, but did get marmalade!


Stayed on 14 Sep 2018

We loved

The room was spacious with a great view over they city. The bed was really confortable and we heard very little noise from guests going in and out of other rooms. The hotel was in a nice, quiet location, but was a short walk from some great bars and restaurants, which was ideal!


Stayed on 17 Aug 2018

We loved

The room was cosy. We loved the velux windows, white linen and towels, the feeling of seclusion like being in a loft apartment, freestanding bath and Ren toiletries, hairdryer, iron and in the safe room, friendly and helpful staff, comfy bar area with great selection, good location close to bars and restaurants.

Don’t expect

Don't expect a shower in every room.


Stayed on 12 Aug 2018

We loved

Excellent location. Quiet room at the back of the hotel. Good air conditioning. Powerful shower. Very helpful staff. Handy hotel car park. There is a great place for breakfast just to the right across the road.

Don’t expect

Bed was very squeaky - really spoiled our stay as the noise woke us up every time we moved.


Stayed on 14 Jul 2018

We loved

The spacious room, great city centre location and buzzing bar/restaurant area.


Stayed on 25 Feb 2018

We loved

The location...close to the city centre, with varied eateries and theatres. The staff were welcoming and sorted out minor discrepancies quickly and efficiently. Our room was warm, comfortable and clean. The hotel restaurant was very good, if pricey. The hotel is perfect for a city break, but there's no box available for ticking in the above section. We ate at a range of establishments...local tapas restaurant (Maray), city centre restaurant (Cote) and at the hotel (London Carriage Works). All were good in their own field, with the latter being most expensive.

Don’t expect

An abundance of toiletries after room service visits. We had to call for more shower gel to be delivered.


Stayed on 23 Jan 2018

We loved

Our large suite, although we were moved from the one we had requested and we suspected it was because a Liverpool football star player wanted ours. We also liked the hotel's location and decor.

Don’t expect

Great service. The staff was friendly but not very professional. When we arrived, I wanted to confirm my restaurant booking and when the girl at reception didn't readily find it, she said that we didn't have a reservation and we could sit at the bar for our meal since the restaurant was full. I had an email with my reservation documented and so could challenge her so she dug a bit more and found our reservation - she didn't apologize for her mistake. 


Stayed on 18 Jan 2018

We loved

 The room was beautiful, minimalistic and clean, had a beautiful bathroom with lovely products and a fab view of the city skyline. Very close to lots of cafes restaurants and bars. Walking distance from city centre and all the attractions such as the cathedrals and philharmonic.


Stayed on 24 Oct 2017