Looking for a place to stay near Alton Towers?
In this independent guide I’ll show you the best nearby hotels and accommodation to suit every budget.
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Should I book an Alton Towers hotel & ticket package?
It depends. You can benefit by getting 2 days at the park for 1 if you book a hotel and ticket page direct at Alton Towers Holidays. This includes all the Alton Towers Resort hotels and 20+ off site hotels.
Alternatively, you can book the hotel and Alton Tower tickets separately. This does give you more choice for your accommodation.
In either case I’ll show you the best hotels and how to save on tickets with our price comparison tool.
I recommend you read the whole guide but if you’re in a rush here’s some quick links:
Scroll down to get our insider’s guide to the best hotels near Alton Towers.
Click the buttons or ‘check prices’ to get the latest availability on Booking,com – our favourite website for booking hotels. Why? Best prices, great discounts, most reliable & easiest to use.
Offsite Hotels Near Alton Towers
These are off site hotels that can all be booked as part of a hotel and ticket package. A benefit of a short break package is that you get 2 days at the park for the price of 1.
Or you can click to get the best rates guaranteed for hotel only.
|Hotel||Miles From||*||Hotel & Ticket||Hotel Only|
|DOG AND PARTRIDGE COUNTRY INN||7||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|THREE HORSESHOES COUNTRY INN & SPA||12||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|HOLIDAY INN STOKE ON TRENT||17||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|BEST WESTERN MOAT HOUSE HOTEL||17||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|HILTON ST GEORGES PARK||19||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|TRAVELODGE STAFFORD CENTRAL||20||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|BEST WESTERN TILLINGTON HALL HOTEL||21||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|WYCHWOOD PARK HOTEL||22||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|IBIS BUDGET DERBY||23||2||Check prices||Check prices|
|HOLIDAY INN DERBY RIVERLIGHTS||24||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|TRAVELODGE STAFFORD M6 HOTEL||24||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|HALLMARK HOTEL DERBY MIDLAND||24||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|JURYS INN DERBY||25||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STAFFORD||26||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|CREWE HALL||30||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|BEST WESTERN CREWE ARMS HOTEL||30||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|DAYS INN DONNINGTON||30||2||Check prices||Check prices|
|BEST WESTERN NOTTINGHAM DERBY||32||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|HILTON EAST MIDLANDS||34||4||Check prices||Check prices|
|HOLIDAY INN DERBY NOTTINGHAM||34||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|JURYS INN EAST MIDLANDS||37||3||Check prices||Check prices|
|IBIS BUDGET LEICESTER||54||2||Check prices||Check prices|
Best Hotels Near Alton Towers
An insider’s guide to the top hotels near Alton Towers, including the best-themed rooms at the resort, off-site hotels – plus hotel alternatives such as lodges and cottages.
This luxurious 4* family-friendly hotel is set in a rural location (11.8 miles away) near Alton Towers. There are 24 en suite rooms, all with TVs, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers and the family rooms have a double bed and two single beds with en-suite shower. A full English breakfast is included in the price. Free on-site parking is available for guests.
4* Best Western Plus Stoke-on-Trent is located just off of the M6 motorway, 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre and 25 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers Resort. The hotel has a wide range of facilities including the Leisure Club which has a heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, and steam room, and an air-conditioned gym. Family rooms have a double bed and bunk beds.
3* Holiday Inn Express Stoke on Trent is located a 30 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers. Each room offers a private shower room with a hairdryer, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a work area with a telephone and free tea and coffee. Family rooms have a double bed and sofa bed. Included in the price is a buffet breakfast selection, including hot items.
Located in Alton, just 2 miles from the Alton Towers, Lower Micklin Farm features self-catering accommodation with free private parking available on site, a children’s playground, a garden, and a football pitch. It offers stunning views over the Weaver Hills. Each cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, oven and stove, an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities and a living room with flat-screen TV and DVD player. Sleeps up to 6.
A bus stop with regular service to Alton Towers can be found nearby.
Located just 30 miles (25-minute drive) from Alton Towers and once a host to royal residents, 4* Crewe Hall is a grade I listed hotel set within the beautiful Cheshire countryside. The hotel’s leisure facilities include a spa with a swimming pool, a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool. There are also 6 treatment rooms offering massage, facials, and manicures. Triple rooms consist of one double bed and one single bed or one double bed and one rollaway bed. Quad rooms consist of one double bed and one double sofa bed or one double bed with 2 extra beds.
On a budget? Located in Alton, Stargazing Pods provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a restaurant, a garden, and a bar.
This Resort hotel is located in Alton and CBeebies Land is reachable within 7 km. Catered towards younger families, the hotel provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and ticket service for guests.
Alton Towers Hotel is located in Alton Towers Resort. There’s a monorail that runs at regular intervals throughout each day completely free of charge which will take you directly to the theme park entrance. Tickets to the water park and theme park can be purchased on arrival. There is also a crazy golf course and spa. As a hotel guest, you will receive complimentary parking, free WiFi and exclusive early ride time.
Splash Landings Hotel is located at Alton Towers Resort, themed around a Caribbean town. There’s a monorail that runs at regular intervals throughout each day completely free of charge which will take you directly to the theme park entrance. Tickets to the water park and theme park can be purchased on arrival. There is also a crazy golf course and spa. As a hotel guest, you will receive complimentary parking, free WiFi and exclusive early ride time.
Enchanted Village is located at the heart of the Alton Towers Resort. Free WiFi and parking is available. Every lodge comes with a flat-screen smart TV, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, ironing facilities and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators and extra fans are available on request. There’s a monorail that runs at regular intervals throughout each day completely free of charge which will take you directly to the theme park entrance.
Tickets to the water park and theme park can be purchased on arrival. There is also a crazy golf course and spa. As a hotel guest, you will receive complimentary parking, free WiFi and exclusive early ride time.
Premier Inn Near Alton Towers
There are 9 Premier Inns that are near Alton Towers.
Unfortunately, you cannot book a hotel and ticket package with Alton Towers Holidays so you have to book your accommodation and ticket separately.
Use the table below to click through to get the prices and availability for each Premier Inn close to Alton Towers.
|Leek Town Centre||9.9||4.5/5||Check Prices|
|Stoke/Trentham Gardens||13||4.5/5||Check Prices|
|Stafford North (Hurricane)||14.9||4.5/5||Check Prices|
|Stafford North (Spitfire)||15||4.5/5||Check Prices|
|Newcastle Under Lyme||15.6||4/5||Check Prices|
|Derby West||16.3||4.5/5||Check Prices|
|Derby South||18.1||4/5||Check Prices|
|Derby East||19.6||4/5||Check Prices|
Travelodge Near Alton Towers
There are 8 Travelodge hotels near Alton Towers.
|Stoke-on-Trent Trentham||16||4.5/5||Check Prices|
|Newcastle-under-Lyme Central||19||4/5||Check Prices|
|Stoke Talke||22||4/5||Check Prices|
|Burton Upon Trent Central||23||4/5||Check Prices|
|Stafford Central||23||4/5||Check Prices|
|Stafford M6||23||4/5||Check Prices|
Alton Tower Ticket Deals
We’ve rounded up the best options for you to compare prices, availability and ticket types.
- It’s not always cheaper to go direct (for example, we found a saving on a family ticket of £8 with one ticket provider over going to Alton Towers directly.
- GetYourGuide are the only ticket provider offering free cancellation up to 24 hours before. This could be hugely beneficial when you think of weather or other unforeseen circumstances. And it was the same price as going direct.
- Offers for different ticket providers changes regularly.
- Some ticket providers offer extra value. For example, Picniq offer a £5 voucher to use on your next order.
- Availability on dates varies going direct and with third party ticket providers. We even found available dates with one ticket provider that was not available.
- Booking direct does usually provide more options for special events (Scarefest, for example)
Alton Towers Scarefest
These dates were for 2019 – we’ll update this with the 2020 prices.
5th – 6th, 12th – 13th, 18th October – 3rd November
This unmissable event takes place on selected dates in October/November when the Resort becomes home to Halloween. Open until late so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark!
These dates and prices were for 2019 – we’ll update this with the 2020 prices.
Experience A Magical Escape With Santas Sleepover
Book your Santa Sleepover stay at one of Alton Towers onsite hotels and enjoy an entire package of festive activities. Included in your package you will have access to the Theme Park as it transforms into a winter wonderland and enjoy a selection of rides and attractions including Cbeebies Land, a unique visit to Santa, a day in our waterpark, our fun filled pantomime Robin Hood, a festive evening meal and breakfast buffet. There is so much included in this package to make your Christmas a magical experience with prices for the entire package from just £172.50 for a family of 3! This is excellent value for money!
- An overnight stay in one of their fabulously themed hotels of your choice
- A unique visit to Santa with a delightful gift for each child
- Tickets to the amazing Pantomime – Robin Hood
- Tickets to the Theme Park with a selection of family rides and attractions including CBeebies Land
- Tickets to the wacky Caribbean themed Waterpark
- 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf
- A fantastically festive evening meal
- A delicious buffet breakfast
- Free parking
- Fabulous evening entertainment including meet & greets, shows, a Christmas cinema and more!
Dates Break is available- correct at time of posting:
|DATE||Splash Landings Hotel||Alton Towers Resort Hotel||Cbeebies Land Hotel|
|24/11||Sold out||£233||Sold out|
|01/12||Sold out||£243||Sold out|
|14/12||Sold out||Sold out||Sold out|
|20/12||Sold out||£303||Sold out|
|21/12||Sold out||Sold out||Sold out|
|22/12||Sold out||Sold out||Sold out|
Alton Towers Hotel & Tickets Deal – Example
These dates and prices were for 2019 – click through for the 2020 prices.
Want to stay at a resort hotel?
Get a combined package through Alton Towers Holidays staying at the Alton Towers Hotel which is situated within the theme park, plus park tickets from just over £77pp.
Example package from Alton Towers :-
- Based on July 2019 Summer holiday dates
- 1 night stay
- Fabulous evening entertainment
- FREE car parking
- Leave your bags early at the Hotel
- A delicious breakfast
- Early access to selected rides and attractions
- Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing
Total price from £310.05
£310.05 / 4 = From £77.51pp
There are other resort accommodation options including Splash Landings Hotel, CBeebies Land Hotel, Enchanted Village Lodges, Enchanted Village Treehouses and brand new for 2019, Alton Towers Stargazing Pods from £88pp.
Alton Towers Off-Site Hotel & Tickets Deal – Example
These dates and prices were for 2019 – click through for the 2020 prices.
Want a cheaper combined package?
Get a combined package through Alton Towers Holidays staying at an off-site hotel which is situated near the theme park, plus park tickets from £42.25pp.
Example package from Alton Towers Holidays:-
- Based on July 2019 Summer holiday dates
- 1 night stay
- Off-site hotel (24 miles from theme park)
- Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing
- Total price from £169
- £169 / 4 = From £42.25pp
About Alton Towers
With many of the UK’s big park attractions found in the south of England, Alton Towers is more-easily accessible to the rest of the island’s thrill-seekers. Perhaps that’s why it’s the UK’s most visited theme park.
It has a fair reputation for white-knuckle rides with some of the world’s best rollercoasters including Air, Nemesis and Oblivion. However, there is loads to do for kids of all ages, and with recent additions like CBeebies Land younger children will not miss out.
The huge resort has grown its accommodation options recently with the opening of the Enchanted Village with its lodges and treehouses.
Where is Alton Towers?
Alton Towers Resort is between the M1 and the M6, about 15 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent. There is no train station nearby, so visitors arriving by public transport come by bus either from Stoke or Uttoxeter, though services are limited.
What age range is best?
Of 40 different rides available at Alton Towers, seven require the rider to be at least 1.4 metres high and a further six require them to be over 1 metre. The park attracts a lot of families with over 8s but there is still plenty that under 8s will enjoy – though perhaps not as much as at Legoland.
Alton Towers Opening Times
The opening times vary depending on a lot of factors! Visit their site for more info on opening times.
You can view the operating calendars for Alton Towers Resort Theme Park, Waterpark, Extraordinary Golf and Spa.
The opening and closing hours vary depending on off peak and peak operation. We recommend guests to keep an eye on the website for updates.
Alton Tower Highlights
- Thrill rides including Rita, Nemesis, TH13TEEN, Oblivion
- Runaway Mine Train
- Ice Age 4D Experience
- Twirling Toadstool
- Mr. Bloom’s Allotment
- In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride
- Postman Pat Parcel Post
- Tree Fu Tom Training Camp
- Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
- Waterpark – have gallons of fun in the Caribbean Lagoon, play with hundreds of interactive water features and whizz down the Master Blaster water roller coaster. Supplements apply.
- Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest
- Extraordinary Golf
- Alton Towers Spa
- CBeebies Land – meet some of CBeebies’ best-loved characters from shows including Something Special, In the Night Garden and Tree Fu Tom during your Alton Towers break. Under 4’s always Go FREE, allowing you to treat the little ones for less.
- Smiler – Prepare to comply as the line between illusion and reality is blurred on Alton Towers’ longest, fastest and most hypnotic ride to date.
- Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE – journey through a 10m Ocean Tank Tunnel and encounter over 300 species of fish in this pirate-themed aquarium.
Booking in advance will save you money, whether you are enjoying a day trip at the park or staying for a night or two at the resort!
Order tickets online
At least a week before the actual day. This will ensure that you get them at the cheapest possible price (excluding vouchers) Also, you will get access to early ride time with online tickets, and won’t have to queue for as long to purchase tickets. It just makes things a whole lot easier.
The park can be confusing for first time attendees, especially is you attend of a busy day. Checking out the map on the Alton Towers site can help you prepare for your visit.
Start from the back of the park (forbidden valley) and make your way towards the front (either katanga canyon or X-Sector)
It may seem too early to be there for 8:30 – 9:00, but if you get there too late then the cars will start to pile up, there will be no car parking room, the queue for the monorail will be insanely long, and you won’t get in to park at least an hour after even arriving.
Pack a Lunch
Like many theme parks, Alton Towers has pricey food and beverage prices, to save some money, you can pack a lunch or picnic, and bring plenty of refreshments!
Though most are likely to visit during school holidays and event days, knowing when the park is less busy always helps. August through November and weekdays in March through June are usually the least busy. Always check their events calendar to find out of any events.
The best time to purchase the car park token is at the start of the day since it is more likely to be busy round the machines at the end of the day.
Early Ride Time
Booking in advance, staying in the resort hotel or having the Annual Pass entitles you to the early ride time. From 9am – 10am, you will be able to access certain rides, but it is recommended you get there before the 9am to beat the lines for this!
At a price, you can get the fast track pass to get on the rides faster. Check their website for the option and most recent price updates.
A great free option. If you are enjoying the park on your own, the only one who wants to go on a particular ride, or wants to split up your group for a potential increase in enjoying more rides, then this option is for you. Though the park does not guarantee a shorter wait time, you’re much more likely to get on the ride sooner than a large group. Check the individual rides to see if they have this option.
You have the option to visit Guest Services when you arrive at the park to register and pick up the required card in order to use the free service that enables one parent to queue while another looks after the kids who aren’t going on the ride. Once you’ve enjoyed the ride, using the parent swap card you can then switch and the other adult can ride without waiting in the queue all over again.
If you don’t mind getting split up from friends/ family on a ride, use the single rider queue. It will mean queuing for A LOT less time, even if it means sitting in a seperate seat. It will be worth it, as at least you actually get to ride the ride.”
The wait for each ride is displayed on electronic boards around the park, as well as at ride queue line entrances.
Visit Alton Towers ride times page to see current wait time.
The busiest times are naturally UK school holidays – Easter, Summer and Half Terms.
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