A stylish canalside hotel near Chester with free parking WiFi and heated pool On the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal the Holiday Inn® Ellesmere Port/Cheshire Oaks hotel is only eight miles from Chester's historic city centre. Easy motorway access puts Liverpool and Manchester less than 30 minutes' drive away and free secure parking is provided. Ellesmere Port train station is a mile from the hotel for rail links across the UK. The hotel offers nine canalside meeting rooms and event spaces. The largest suite is ideal for elegant wedding receptions of up to 220 guests. A dedicated Conference Host is happy to help with planning. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Families with kids are a short drive from close encounters with colourful marine life at the nearby Blue Planet Aquarium and exotic land animals at Chester Zoo. Shoppers flock to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet only three miles from the hotel for top brand clothes at wholesale prices. Guests can warm up for the day with a workout in the fitness centre and wind down with a swim in the heated pool. From full English breakfasts to sizzling steak dinners Locks Restaurant offers great food with a waterside view and the adjoining Locks Bar is a relaxing spot for a pint of ale or an after-work cocktail. At this family-friendly Ellesmere Port hotel kids stay and eat free.