Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide towels?
Yes we do. If you want them changing each day please leave them in the shower tray. Or simply fold away if they are good for another day and you want to do your bit for the environment (and our huge laundry bills)
Do you have any rooms with baths?
No sorry, all our rooms have compact shower and toilets.
Its an old Victorian building and the layout is how we purchased it.
We need to maximise space so the toilets and shower rooms are compact but suitable for one person at a time.
Will karaoke be on at the weekend?
Don’t know, sorry. It all depends on whether there are sufficient singers in or not. Follow us on Facebook and we’ll usually announce when the next karaoke weekend is.
Its usually on August, September and October Friday nights
Are you gay friendly?
Yes. The pink pound is VERY welcome at the Canasta. We have many regular guests who are gay.
Do you have any en-suite rooms?
Yes. All our 30 bedrooms have a compact en-suite shower and toilet. They also have tea/coffee maker and colour TV with Freeview
Can I have a Sea View Room?
Yes If you book early enough. Sea View rooms go fast!!!
A £25 deposit will secure any room for you.
Ah Go On …. Just Book It !!
Are you child friendly?
We are – we have a few of them ourselves.
We don’t like them running about though – they’ll usually trip up and hurt themseves.
Do you accept stag/hen bookings?
No. Sorry – no we don’t. There are many hotels in Blackpool that do.
Ah…go on – we’re really well behaved
Ring me – we’ll need to discuss it: 01253 290501. It would be doubtful but you may sway me.
Can I have a late key?
Yes, of course you can. All guests get their own room key and front door key which you keep with you for the duration of your stay.
Can you guarantee me a car parking spot?
Sorry – we don’t guarantee car parking. We have 19 spaces for vehicles on our own car park which are allocated on a first come first served basis and is usually enough as some of our guests arrive by train or coach etc.
If you arrive and there is a spot please take it. If we are “chock-a-block” we may have to direct you to an alternative spot nearby which will be at rear of the hotel and on well lit main road.
What time does your bar shut?
This all depends on demand. It’s not worth keeping the barman on late if there is only one or two guests that will be using the bar. Weekends usually to at least midnight though.
Midweek we usually close the bar at 11pm.
I can’t check in until 11pm!
No problem. If it was much later we can still make arrangements for you but its best to ring us – 01253 290501.
Do you do evening meals?
No, sorry. We find most of our guests prefer to dine out so we took the decision not to provide an evening meal. In fact we recently had this clause removed from our Alcohol Licence so there is no longer a legal requirement for us to provide this. We also provide menus for three local takeways (giving a choice of over 120 meals!!!). So….you want to order a take out – no probs we would ask you to consume this in the dining room – we’ll provide plates, cutlery and condiments. We also ask that you order any food prior to 7:30pm – we dont want to be washing pots all night 🙂
Are pets allowed?
Some of our other guests may be allergic to pet hairs.
Do you provide entertainment?
We do karaoke on Fridays and some Saturdays to midnight (Friday seems to be the more popular night) and on selected midweek nights to 11:30pm if there is sufficient demand from July to October. On selected Saturdays we also have an artiste on around 11pm which gives guests the chance to go out and enjoy Blackpool and still get back in time for the Act.
Is your hotel wheelchair accessible?
No. Although we have a lift to all floors (on one side of the hotel) there are a few steps at the front of the hotel and the landings and corridors can be tricky to negotiate if you are confined to your chair.
Do you allow smoking?
No. Following changes in the law on July 2007 we are now completely non smoking within all areas of the hotel. You can smoke on the veranda outside.