A newly refurbished hotel with free WiFi and a pool near Liverpool and Manchester Located beside the M56 motorway J12 Holiday Inn® Runcorn hotel makes a great base for a business visit or leisure trip. It's a 10-minute drive to Runcorn station with direct trains to Liverpool and London while Runcorn East station a 6 minute drive away serves Chester and Manchester. You are 20 minutes by car from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) and 30 minutes from Manchester Airport (MAN). Go bargain hunting at the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet or at Manchester's Trafford Centre 30 minutes away by car. If you have kids it's 15 miles to Chester Zoo and Knowsley Safari Park. Boasting one of the largest conference space in North West Cheshire Suite can host an event for up to 500 people. Smaller rooms suitable for up to 50 delegates are ideal for more intimate gatherings. Business guests can enjoy free parking and free WiFi. All the refurbished bedrooms have a modern yet relaxing feel and bathrooms have beautiful walk in showers on our upper floors. Steak & Grill restaurant Cow on the Hill offers a full a la carte menu and a Bistro menu while Hub Bar serves Starbucks coffee and lounge meals. Break a sweat in the Spirit Health Club with updated gear or relax in the swimming pool steam room or sauna. Kids stay and eat free.