Inclusivity Policy

We aim to cater for the needs of all who visit The Fossil Tree Hotel. We have nine letting bedrooms in the main building, all en-suite. three of the bedrooms are on the first-floor level (14 steps), four bedrooms on the second floor (28 steps) and two bedrooms on the top floor (42 steps).

We are situated on Queens Promenade approximately two kilometres from Blackpool centre, approximately 30 minutes on foot. There is a Tram stop (Lowther venue) and bus stop close to the front entrance of Fossil Tree Hotel, which runs a frequent service (every 15 mins for trams and 30 mins for No1 bus service). The main train station is approximately thirty minutes on foot from (plus tram service direct from the station to the hotel) and there are a number of local taxi services that have accessible taxis if required. We can supply contact numbers so that you may make a booking if required. Brochures and menus can be provided in large print if required. Our website – – provides pictures of a selection of our guest rooms and further information about the services we provide. You can contact us either by telephone or e-mail. Please see the ‘contact information’ section of this document for full details.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
On arrival, we ask that all guests are to call at our reception entrance. The entrance has 24hr lighting and there is free roadside parking at the front of the property. The Fossil Tree also benefits from its own car park, with ample room for up to nine cars, which is monitored by a 24hr CCTV system. The car park has a level tarmac surface to the main reception entrance. The car park is illuminated during the dark hours by a motion sensitive lighting system. We are happy to assist guests with their luggage from the car park, should it be required. The Fossil Tree has 1 double Electric vehicle charge point which can be pre-booked.

Main Entrance & Reception
The front porch entrance has a series of 2 steps (av ht 20cm.) leading up to the front entrance. The front doors open between the hours of 8.00am and 11:00pm. The external front door on the porch is of a single door construction (width 78cms) Reception (3m x 6m.) On arrival, guests are required to complete our registration form and after a tour of the breakfast, bar and restaurant area, are then shown to their pre-allocated rooms (luggage is carry to your room for you). All facilities are explained, and seating is provided in the guest lounge 8am to 11pm.

Public Areas – General (Internal)
Our breakfast room, conservatory lounge and bar are all situated on the ground floor. The covering on the stairs and upstairs landings and corridors is a hardwearing short pile fitted carpet, secured with carpet gripper rods and has been treated with a fire retardant. There are 14 stairs leading to a first floor corridor, a further 14 stairs to the second floor landing and a further 12 stairs to the third floor corridor. The first floor comprises of three en-suite guest rooms (1 deluxe Seaview the Oak,
Superior the Beech twin or king, 1 standard the Spruce room.) The second floor consists of four en-suite rooms (1 deluxe Seaview Elm, 2 superior Willow & Maple and 1 standard room Cedar). The third floor consists of (1 deluxe Seaview the Redwood and 1 standard room the Larch).

Public Areas – WC/TOILETS
All rooms in the Fossil Tree are en-suite. All en-suites comprise of a toilet unit, a washbasin and walk-in shower. All en-suites are modern with recently fitted facilities tiled splash back and either tiled or Apollo vinyl flooring. There is one public toilet on the ground floor in the hotel lounge.
Toilet comprising
– One toilet with cistern
– One hand wash basin

Dining Room
Breakfast is served in the breakfast room between the hours of 08:30 am and 9.30 am. The bar & lounge opens between 11.00 until 23.00. The restaurant/breakfast room is accessed from reception via an open door. The entry from the main reception is level and the door width is 90cm. There are nine available tables suitable for use in the restaurant or breakfast room, all seat two persons, but tables can be combined to make a table for up to 6 guests. We have 4 square tables for two persons measuring 70cm by 70cm. There are 5 round tables measuring 80cm in diameter which seat 2 tables. Our chairs are all high backs and chairs without arm rests. Menus may be provided in large print by prior arrangement and menu select forms for hard of hearing guests are available. Soft lighting and background music are played during breakfast. All dietary needs are catered for by prior arrangement.

Laundry Facilities are not available at the Fossil Tree but there is a laundrette within a five-minute walking distance of the hotel on Homefield Road. Iron & Ironing board is available on request.

Room Temperature
The temperature of each guest bedroom is controlled by thermostatic controls on the radiators. The beds are made using all season duvets, laundered cotton sheets and pillowcases. Each bedroom has a ‘hospitality tray’ with tea, coffee, bottle of water and biscuits. In each bedroom there is a hairdryer, USB charging points and a TV (most are now internet smart) with remote. Each room has storage, which consists of a wardrobe, chest-of-drawers and bedside cabinets. Average bed height is 76cm. Average width of room doors is 90cm (entrance and en-suite). Average WC height is 40cm; Average height of washbasins is 86cm. All bathrooms come with bath & shower gel, shampoo, and shatter proof water glasses. Shower caps and sewing kits available at reception. Additional Information Please take time to read the fire notice positioned on the back of the room door or positioned on the wall to one side. Should the fire alarm ring, please follow the instructions laid out on the diagram leaving the building by either using the front door. If you require assistance in any way in this kind of emergency (hearing impairment, sight impairment or physical disability please advise us on arrival so that we can make arrangements for your safe evacuation. There is a folder in all rooms, which gives tourist information about the Fylde coast and should answer all the questions you may have regarding the hotel facilities.

The building is completely nonsmoking inside. Ash trays are provided in the car park area. We do not allow take-away foods to be brought to rooms, but they can be consumed in the guest lounge. The Fossil Tree offers a dedicated wifi throughout the building (including all bedrooms). Mobile telephone signals can be obtained within the building.

Environmental and Sustainability Policy

Here at the Fossil Tree Hotel we are fully committed to ensure our business is as environmentally sustainable as possible.

The Fossil Tree has glass and cardboard recycling bins which are collected bi-weekly by Enveco NW Environmental Services on behalf of Blackpool Council All staff are informed that neither product to go in the general waste bins.
We’ve installed a water filtration tap to allow us to provide filtered water to guests in reusable glass bottles, thus replacing the hundreds of plastic bottles previously used.

Heating and lighting.
The Fossil Tree are constantly refurbishing and rooms and public areas. During COVID lockdown we put in new central heating and hot water storage system which is powered during daylight hours through our 6kwh Solar panel system. Each radiator has thermostatic controls which means we can turn off unoccupied rooms without disrupting other rooms.
All lighting in public areas has led bulbs which are controlled with PIR movement sensors, ensuring lighting is only used when needed and significantly reduces electricity consumption.
All staff are aware when rooms are empty, they are to turn all radiators, lights, TV’s and showers are switched off and any empty sockets are turned off.
The Chef only turn cooking equipment on when needed. We use of local suppliers in the restaurant cutting down on food miles.

Cleaning products and Laundry.
The Fossil Tree uses, where possible environmentally friendly cleaning products. We use
Method for our main cleaning products in our rooms and kitchen. These are all
environmentally friendly. All our hand soap and shower gels are supplied by Duck Island whose products come in 5Lt recycled bottles. We then use room dispensers to avoid the need for single use plastics.
We have signs in bathrooms and our room guide asking all residents to re-use towels where possible to reduce how much laundry we need to do.

Sustainable Travel.
The Fossil Tree has invested in a guest vehicle charge point. We are looking into getting at least 2 more installed as electric car sales increase and demand for charging grows.
We offer a free parking space to every guest room and encourage guests to use public transport, especially the Tram system while in resort.

All our straws and cocktail napkins that are made from recycled materials. We only use the glasswasher when the tray is full. All bottles and cans sorted and go to recycling.

Getting about greener.
We encourage our staff and guests to use public transport. Our location means we are right on the Tram and bus network, with stops for both within 50m of the hotel. Plus, Bispham and its many bars and restaurants are just a 10-minute walk along the promenade.
The Fossil Tree are always looking at ways to reduce our waste and on the lookout for more products that can be recycled or made from recycled products.

Contact Information :
The Fossil Tree
100 Queens Promenade
Proprietors – Christopher & Christine Rinder.
E –
T – 01253351599