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Accommodation accreditation

YES Hotels is a local accreditation for Blackpool
Over 200 members and more joining every day. The accommodation provider for Yes Hotel membership must pass an assessment by an experienced former professional hotelier if they have no current approval from another accreditation service Yes! Hotels check their hotel members on a regular basis to ensure that the required standards are maintained. in the unlikely event that you do have a problem please contact Yes! Hotels at or on 01253 206288.

Yes Hotels is a limited company
Its purpose is to operate as a professional brand and trade association for hotels and other holiday accommodation reaching specific quality levels. It provides advice & resources and promotional opportunities for its members

Who Are Yes Hotels?
Yes Hotels was incorporated in May 2009 following on-going informal discussions between local accommodation providers, professionals and other suppliers. The concept of Yes Hotels is specifically targeted to fill the gap left by the loss of the HOAST (Blackpool) grading system

Yes Hotels - Who are we?
We are now probably, the biggest accreditation based association in the Blackpool area. We do not award a grading in stars - we just clarify that that each business has in place the correct health and safety, insurances and are to a level of standards that meet our minimum requirements. Quality is based on the common sense standards of cleanliness, comfort and friendliness.

You can expect all this from a YES Hotels Blackpool Hotel, Guest House or Apartment!
- A friendly welcome from your hosts
- Clean comfortable nicely presented accommodation with comfy beds
- Ample storage for your clothes
- Tea and coffee making facilities in your room.
- Somewhere to plug your hairdryer
- Showers or Bathrooms with lots of hot water and plenty of towels
- A GREAT British breakfast (if applicable) with other tasty options also available (hotels)
- A comprehensive list of standards members must achieved

You can rest assured that all the accommodation featured on this website meets a minimum standard set out by either Visit Britain or the AA.

What's the difference between a hotel & guest accommodation?
A hotel must have a minimum of 6 bedrooms, be licensed and offer dinner (unless suitable for Metro Hotel category). Also all bedrooms must be en-suite or have a private bathroom. Scheme Designators have been developed to help consumers understand the different types of accommodation available. (Please note that the designator is discussed at the time of the assessment with the assessor)


Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Formal accommodation with full service. Minimum six guest bedrooms but more likely in excess of 20.
Country House Hotel: A Country House Hotel with ample grounds or gardens, in a rural or semi-rural situation with an emphasis on peace and quiet.
Small Hotel: Smaller Hotels with a maximum of 20 bedrooms. They will be personally run by the proprietor and are likely to have limited function business.
Town House Hotel: High quality town/city centre properties of individual and distinctive style with a maximum of 50 rooms. High staff-to-guest ratio. Public areas may be limited. Possibly no dinner served but room service available instead. Where a dining room is not available room service breakfast is acceptable.
Metro Hotel: A town/city Hotel providing full hotel services with the exception of dinner. Within easy walking distance of a range of places to eat.

Guest Accommodation properties are likely to be smaller than hotels with perhaps more of a family home feel and approach, and a less structured service.

Guest Accommodation

B&B: Accommodation provided in a private house, run by the owner and with no more than six paying guests.
Guest House: Accommodation provided for more than six paying guests and run on a more commercial basis than a B&B. Usually more services, for example dinner, provided by staff as well as the owner.
Farmhouse: B&B or Guesthouse accommodation provided on a working farm or smallholding.
Restaurant with Rooms: Destination restaurant offering overnight accommodation with the restaurant being the main business and open to non-residents. The restaurant should offer a high standard of food and restaurant service at least five nights a week and have a liquor licence. The property may have no more than a maximum of 12 bedrooms.
Guest Accommodation: Any establishment that meets the minimum entry requirements is eligible for this general sub category.