The Shankly Hotel offers so much more than luxury accommodation – it is an experience. Enjoy rooms inspired by one of the most iconic sporting figures in the world. Comprising of 83 luxurious rooms and suites, it’s the ideal destination for those looking for a stylish, comfortable and flexible hotel in Liverpool. No other hotel offers such a unique insight into the life and career of Bill Shankly.
Each room is inspired by the legendary manager’s illustrious football career, and offers iconic quotes, relaxing beds and a luxurious bathroom, we guarantee an unforgettable stay at our hotel in Liverpool.
“Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.”
– Bill Shankly
The Shankly Hotel has aimed for the sky – creating the ultimate hotel experience in Liverpool. Our comfortable, sleek and stylish rooms and suites span over 2.5 times an average hotel room. As standard, rooms include a double whirlpool bath, 50 inch plasma TV, free WiFi and air conditioning.
To really make the most of your stay at The Shankly Hotel, you can book a table at The Shankly Hotel, which celebrates Bill Shankly’s life. Experience delicious dishes surrounded by amazing memorabilia from the Shankly family’s private collection.
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In November 1972, my father (Bill) was killed in an accident at work. I was only 12 years old at the time and naturally, was devastated. Some time later, his work colleagues wrote to Liverpool Football Club to see if they could arrange a visit to Anfield for me, to meet some of the players and hopefully, my sporting hero, Bill Shankly.
The following month, I was taken to the ground and was met by Ian Callaghan who took me through to meet some of the great Liverpool players in the players’ lounge. Next, I was taken on a tour of the ground and into the medical room where Kevin Keegan and Emlyn Hughes were receiving treatment and then into the famous boot room, where I met Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Reuben Bennett. Finally, I was taken to the Manager’s Office where I was introduced to Shanks. He didn’t disappoint. He took me over to his desk and sat me in his chair, chatted, signed his autograph for me and we had our photograph taken. You can see from my face how much this meeting meant to me and I can’t put into words how much pleasure I have had from that photograph ever since.
Stephen Done (curator) has kindly put the photograph on permanent display in the LFC museum, next to the famous typewriter and Bill’s blazer. It also appeared in the match programme v. AS Roma in 2001, the night Gerard Houllier returned after his illness and was featured in Karen Gill’s fantastic book, “The Real Bill Shankly.” What other football manager would turn up at a christening, simply because a fan invited him? See that book, if you haven’t already.
Shanks was my hero and still is. Greater than them all. Not only was he a great football manager and everything that goes with that, he was a man of the people and that is what sets him apart. He took Liverpool FC from the old Second Division to a first FA Cup and a first European trophy and three League Championships, his “bread and butter.” I was lucky enough to be at Wembley in 1974, when his team won a second FA Cup by demolishing Newcastle Utd.
For me though, those hilarious quotes and his razor sharp wit are better than any comedian. The stories, giving fans tickets, giving them lifts I his car, taking them into his house, the typed responses to fans’ letters, shouting at that policeman for kicking a Liverpool scarf thrown onto the pitch from The Kop… “That’s someone’s life.” I could go on. He cared. That was Shanks and that is why he will always be the greatest.