The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel

The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel  (previously The GR8 Hotel)

This website will remain for a while to ensure all our customers can find us.

We are an adults only hotel  7 days a week


Click here to check the latest availability and book directly with us . You will be redirected to the our new website booking page to book.

We look forward to seeing our regulars and new guests

Thank you from the staff of The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel

We specialise in Party Weekends here at The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel and we want your weekend away to be the best it can be. We are situated in the perfect location next to the town centre which means you’ll have all the bustling nightlife at your feet and all the amenities to make your Party Weekend in Blackpool hassle free.

The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel offers 18 comfortable and pleasantly decorated rooms with the privacy and comfort you would expect along with a wonderful atmosphere.
If you are looking for a great bed and breakfast hotel, located close to the promenade and sea front, appreciate wonderful hospitality with a great sense of enjoyment, then a stay at The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel is the perfect place for you. Whether you’re on a weekend party trip or relaxing without the kids. We provide the best accommodation and location for a great break.

We are Adults only weekends

With a late bar, awesome drink prices and great music,The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel  is always the best place to start your night before heading into Blackpool’s best nightlife in the town centre. The hotel is staffed 24 hours a day  so there will always be someone happy to help if you need anything from an iron to a taxi. The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel provides a fun, laid back atmosphere enabling party groups to have that much deserved break without the restrictions that most hotels would apply

Why Choose The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel

    • We are a large Party Hotel catering for groups of up to 72.
    • We have two bars. A party bar and a Lounge bar.
    • We are directly opposite the coach station, car park and a few hundred yards from the town centre.
    • Guests can come and go as they please, Door staff are available 24/7 throughout your stay.
    • Early check in is available at a cost of £10 per person for all entries before 12 noon.
    • FREE WIFI is available to all guests.
    • We accept all major debit and credit cards. Over the Bars and for payment of  bookings.
    • A variety of rooms to enable us to accommodate different party sizes.
    • All our rooms are ensuite and have Freeview T.V , tea and coffee.
    • Our rooms are centrally heated during the colder months.



 New for 2019 outside smoking area.

The action in the bar of The Smuggler’s Rest Hotel begins at 10.00am when the bar opens.

Our disco bar is wall to wall with music and lights to get you into the mood for your night on the town, or maybe for your night in.

We serve a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks alongside a  popular bar selection, including beers, premium branded spirits and soft drinks.

Carling, Fosters, John Smith’s, Strongbow and Strongbow Dark fruits are all on tap.


We can decorate the bar for you with balloons, and banners for your special occasion £5 charge.




Great Party Atmosphere
Party music
Free Wi-Fi
Fruit Machines/ retro games machines featuring space invaders, pac man etc

Comfortable Seating & Sofa’s