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 Jacuzzi 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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I was taken to Melwood in the early sixties many times by my older cousin, a girl, because all the males in the family were Blues. I remember Shanks lifting me up to punch the ball in the changing rooms. At the time I thought he just worked there! I never had a clue who he was.
I then went on to attend matches with my mate as all my family were blue. My Grandad lived in Winterburn Heights opposite Melwood; on the sixth floor, and never opened the curtains facing the pitches. His loss. It was then that I started loving the team and Shanks.
I went to St Edwards College Sandfield Park and used to sit outside his house for hours, rarely seeing him. We were petrified when we did. He took 4 of us into his house once for about 10 minutes and we just said ‘yes Mr Shankly’ and ‘no Mr Shankly’.
I joined the Royal Navy in 1973 and really missed the team when I was at sea. I wrote to Shanks just before 74 FA Cup Final enclosing a five pound postal order and asking for a ticket. I was based in Malta and would be home for the final. It was then that I was informed my flight was cancelled for a few weeks so I wrote again and asked for a charity shield ticket.
I came home and heard nothing so I went to Wembley with the lads as it was only one pound on the gate. Weeks later a letter came from Malta with a four pound match ticket, boss seat and my postal order back. How I loved that man.
In 76 I wrote to Harold Wilson to nominate Shanks for a knighthood. I was young and naive then about honours etc. I have the letter from the first lord of the treasury. Two months later I read Shanks daughter was to marry so I wrote to him and told him I was gutted she was marrying and I had wanted to marry her. He replied with the following;
‘Received your letter with comments. Thanks very much indeed Steve. Such a letter is more valuable than all the paper comments that have been published during my time at Anfield. It’s people like you I worked long and hard for so that you could be proud of the Liverpool team and of course the City of Liverpool; Champion of Champions. No team will ever overtake them, the ones who are near; such as Arsenal have fallen by the wayside.
I have enclosed a photograph for you. Hope you like it.’
I do not even put this letter on the wall in case it faded. I loved the man so much.
Shanks died 2 years after my dad. My dad was only 50 and a good man. Hard working but not a football lover. The biggest testament I can pay Shanks is that I miss him as much as my dad. Not many people could understand that. Just the Shankly Men