Four Fylde-based hotels have been praised as among the best in Great Britain in the annual Good Hotel Guide.
Number One St Luke’s, Number One South Beach and Raffles in Blackpool and Rooms in Lytham were all highlighted.
They are among 12 Lancashire hotels, guest houses and inns included in the 2015 edition.
Others hailed are The Ashton guest house at Lancaster; Barton Grange Hotel, Preston; Greenbank Farmhouse, Lancaster; Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge; the Inn at Whitewell; the Midland Hotel, Morecambe and the Spread Eagle at Sawley.
Co-edited by Adam Raphael and Desmond Balmer, reports in the Good Hotel Guide are said to be painstakingly scrutinised, unbiased, impartial, with visits paid for and re-written each year to ensure they are current.
Hotels are visited anonymously by a team of inspectors and editors who have notched up thousands of bed nights as they assess the country’s best hotels.
The editors said: “Hotels should be better than home.
“A good manager will have slept in every bedroom to ensure it’s up to scratch.
“Breakfast is also a very good benchmark.
“It’s the guest’s last meal before check out, so good-quality coffee, freshly-squeezed orange juice and free-range eggs should be a given.”
They added: “Our choices reflect the changing face of hospitality: pubs – and restaurants with rooms – are listed alongside simple B&Bs, as well as many full-service hotels.”