When we decided to visit Pleasure Beach, Blackpool we probably will probably do it ourselves without following tour from Los Angeles. That means we reserve our own flight tickets and hotel accommodation at the destination through online websites.
For accommodation, I would prefer staying near the theme park, may be a 4 stars Hotel in Blackpool. Through online website, I found Big Blue Classic Hotel. There are over 140 reviews on their hotel and services which gives them a 5/6 ranking. Price is reasonable if earning UK Pounds, but may be a little expensive for us as US dollar now is not as strong as before. Hopefully by the time we are ready to make our hotel booking, their rate will be lower than what I see there tonight.