Top hotels in Manchester
This four-star riverside hotel was first built as a warehouse in 1844. The charming building still displays the old architectural features with original oak beams and exposed brick works throughout. All in perfect harmony with contemporary flair, comfort and services.
This 4-star hotel places modern design within a listed building, and is conveniently located for taking in Manchester’s fantastic sights and shops. During your stay you can relax in the on-site bar or fitness centre, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced food in the restaurant. Decorated with attractive touches of colour, the hotel's rooms have air conditioning, wifi access and private bathrooms as standard.
Within walking distance of the famous Old Trafford Stadium and a short drive from Manchester city centre, this 4-star hotel overlooks the water of the upcoming Salford Quays. The rooms have a warm décor with earthy natural tones and wooden furniture, as well as satellite TV. There is also a nearby Metrolink tram station, making it easy to explore the rest of Manchester.
This contemporary hotel is a short walk from shops, sights like the National Football Museum and Manchester Cathedral, train services and nightlife. The hotel has its own modern bar and restaurant, and you can relax in its health and fitness facilities. Each room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and free wi-fi.
Situated on the banks of the River Irwell right in the heart of Manchester is the Lowry Hotel. Featuring an attractive curved facade of glass, the Lowry Hotel Manchester puts you within easy reach of the city's tourist attractions, shops, restaurants, sporting venues and nightlife. Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is just 20 minutes' walk away while Manchester International Airport can be reached by car or public transport within half an hour. The Lowry Hotel is glass from top to bottom, letting light flood into all areas, emphasising the dramatic interiors and giving an impressive outlook over the river and city. The modern exterior hides an intimate and welcoming interior full of chic furniture, comfortable beds and casually displayed artwork. The hotel has 165 bedrooms and six suites including the outrageously lavish Presidential Suite. Among the facilities at the hotel is secure car parking, meeting rooms, a fitness suite and a spa, as well as the brand-new River Restaurant. The Lowry Lounge & Bar offers drinks, snacks and regular live entertainment. Although a large hotel, the award-winning Lowry impresses with the individual welcome it gives to each and every one of its guests. This starts with a warm greeting from the doorman who greets you and continues to the warm smiles of the professional reception staff. And, whether you're travelling alone, with a partner, with your family or with friends, you'll be delighted with the style, comfort and, above all, the size of your room.
Quiet hotel moments from the airport, with free Wi-Fi and inclusive breakfastHoliday Inn Express® Manchester Airport hotel boasts a prime location only 1.9 miles from Manchester Airport. A shuttle bus drop off service takes you directly to the Airport for a small fee from 4am - 12pm, and direct trains from Manchester Airport station reach the city centre in less than 20 minutes. The hotel is also just minutes from junction 6 of the M56 motorway, and offers Park, Stay & Go packages including rooms, breakfast and Wi-Fi, plus parking for the duration of your holiday. Old Trafford football stadium, home of Manchester United, is a 20-minute drive, and you’ll find a variety of stores, eateries and family activities at nearby Trafford Centre. There's plenty of room for an informal meeting in the hotel's spacious lobby, or you can host a function in the grand hangar of the Runway Visitor Park, just three minutes from the hotel by car. Wake up in the morning with an inclusive Express Start breakfast. You can unwind with a drink or a snack in the comfortable bar while watching sports on the 84-inch TV. Alternatively, dine in the Great Room from 5–10pm. Stay connected during your stay with free Wi-Fi, available throughout the hotel.
Fantastic 3 star accommodation in the heart of the city, the Pendulum Hotel is just a few steps away from cultural hotspots such as The Palace Theatre, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Academy. Bars and clubs are on the doorstep and Piccadilly train station is a few moments away on foot. Convenient and comfortable, on site there is a business centre, restaurant, bar and every room has free high speed internet.
Positioned opposite Manchester United’s OId Trafford stadium and close to Media City, Hotel Football Old Trafford offers a unique experience for all. With subtle references to the beautiful game throughout, Hotel Football offers a friendly customer experience for corporate travellers, tourists, fans and families alike. All of the hotels 133 contemporary bedrooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, bathroom with rain shower and 40” Smart TV with all of the Sky Sports channels. There is a gym for hotel residents plus regular morning activities on the rooftop pitch! For a great dining experience Café Football offers friendly customer service with exceptional food. From sharing platters to mouth-watering burgers Café Football has something for everyone to enjoy.
A stylish hotel in Manchester's buzzing Northern Quarter with inclusive breakfast and free Wi-Fi Holiday Inn Express® Manchester City Centre - Arena hotel is eight minutes' walk from Manchester Victoria Station, half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly Station and a 25-minute drive from Manchester Airport (MAN). It's a short walk from the independent boutiques, restaurants and clubs of the Northern Quarter, as well as major music and sports events at Manchester Arena. You can host up to 10 guests in the smart meeting room and catering is available upon request. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a computer for guests' use in the Great Room. The Central Business District is on the doorstep and the Manchester Central Convention Complex is less than a mile away. Football fans are 15 minutes' drive from matches and tours at Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium, or the Etihad Stadium of local rivals Manchester City. If you'd rather shop, it's a short stroll to more than 200 high-street stores at Manchester Arndale shopping centre. You can easily walk to the Manchester Art Gallery and the Royal Exchange Theatre too. Start the day with an inclusive breakfast buffet. Enjoy dinner with a view at the Glasshouse Restaurant in the neighbouring Crowne Plaza hotel, then wind down with a drink in the hotel's chic lounge bar.
The grade II listed, 4-star Princess St. Hotel (formerly Arora Hotel) sits in the heart of the lively city, a short walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. Inside the hotel, you’ll find a 24-hour fitness centre, a cocktail bar, an Italian restaurant, and free wifi to keep you connected. Smart, en-suite rooms come with a flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.
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Manchester hotel with free parking, close to The O2 Apollo and the National Cycling Centre Holiday Inn Express® Manchester – East is four miles from Manchester city centre and a short drive from the M60 & M67 motorways. Flights from Manchester Airport (MAN) are 11-miles away and Manchester Piccadilly train station is 15-minutes' drive away for direct trains to Glasgow and London. Sports fans are close to the home of Manchester City's Etihad Stadium and it's a 7-minute drive to Belle Vue Stadium. SportCity venues, including the National Squash Centre and Manchester Velodrome are close by. Music lovers are three miles from the O2 Apollo and five miles from popular events at Manchester Arena. If you fancy a stroll and some fresh air, Debdale Park is next door. Hotel highlights: - Free parking for guests - Express Start™ Breakfast included - Kids stay free - PureGym Debdale Park opposite Our convenient bedrooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suites with power showers to refresh yourself. Meet with friends and family in our lounge area with a glass of wine or grab a bite to eat from our Express Café & Bar menu. Wake up to the smell of bacon baps and coffee at our inclusive breakfast buffet.
The smart 3-star Sachas Hotel Manchester is within walking distance of many of Manchester’s popular clubs and bars. The hotel has 2 onsite restaurants, a bar, steam room, sauna, fitness gym, and wifi is available in public areas. Each of the classic rooms features a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom.
The Grade II listed, 3-star Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre, is in the heart of the city within walking distance of Piccadilly Gardens. The classic interior has a 24-hour front desk and refreshments are available at the Rogue Bar and Jenny’s Restaurant and Overstuffed Pizzeria. Each room provides guests with complimentary wifi, a work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom with free toiletries.
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Hotels in Manchester
With so many things to see and do, our hotels in Manchester help give you the perfect trip, with both luxury and cheap accommodation on offer. Considered by many to be the capital of the North, this city truly has its finger on the pulse, with a thriving business and media sector, celebrities, fashion, fine dining, sport, arts, and much more.
Shopping in Manchester
The city is an ideal spot for both the fashion-conscious and shoppers serious about savings. Visit Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls for the latest designer labels or take a trip to Cross Street where you’ll find independent boutiques specialising in clothes and accessories.
The Arndale is an indoor shopping centre featuring major fashion brands, an extensive food court and free wifi throughout. A little further out, the Trafford Centre features hundreds of high-street store outlets as well as Selfridges and John Lewis – perfect for bagging a bargain. One of the largest shopping centres in Europe, the Trafford Centre can be reached by car, or regular busses run from the city centre.
If you’re looking for something a little different, the streets to the north of Piccadilly Gardens are a treasure trove of independent shops and local designers selling vintage clothes as well as goth, punk, rock, indie and metal styles. Visit Affleck’s Palace in the Northern Quarter for vinyl, posters and comics.
Connections to TV
Manchester is home to a busy media hub, including offices and studios associated with two major television channels. Granada Television produces a range of classic telly here, from soap favourite Coronation Street to the gritty drama Prime Suspect, and offers seasonal tours of the studio, as well as tickets to live-audience shows including stand-up with Peter Key, Harry Hill and Caroline Aherne.
BBC TV recently relocated leading shows including Blue Peter, Dragon’s Den and Match Of The Day. Tours and studio tickets are available throughout the year.
Manchester is noted for its excellent theatres. Larger venues include the Manchester Opera House, a commercial theatre that often plays host to touring West End shows, the Palace Theatre, and the Royal Exchange Theatre, a small producing theatre in the former Cotton Exchange.
The Lowry also features two theatres running crowd-pleasing musicals including Fame, Stompand Happy Days as well as top comedy nights; previous shows include stand-ups Richard Herring, Russell Kane and Lee Hurst.
Head to Proper Tea opposite Manchester Cathedral, an independent tea room owned by TV celebrity Yvette Fielding of Blue Peter fame, for loose teas and homemade cakes. The veteran presenter can often be found behind the till.
Teacup café on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter is run by the legendary DJ, Mr Scruff. Trendy, but with a friendly atmosphere, Teacup even features Mr Scruff’s own tea. Perfect if you’re on a quest for the perfect brew.
If you’re looking to treat yourself, visit Michael Caines at Abode, the celebrity chef’s two-star Michelin restaurant. For those that like spice, head to Curry Mile – we particularly like Mughli.
Renowned for its musical heritage, Manchester is the birth-place of Factory Records and the legendary Haçienda. Rising to fame in the 80s and 90s, ‘Madchester’ gave us The Smiths, the Stone Roses and New Order to name a few.
Visit one of the oldest and most diverse venues is the Band on the Wall, a live music venue in the Northern Quarter district of the city. Built in the 1860s as the flagship pub of a local brewery, it was originally called the George & Dragon. It got its nickname in the late 1920s or early 1930s from the stage high on the back wall. Today it remains a popular venue for jazz and blues acts.
Live music fans should check out The Albert Hall, an A Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel. The grand and ornate chapel has been restored into a stunning purpose-built music hall and is set to become one of the most atmospheric music and events venues in the UK. Closed for over 40 years and resurrected by Trof, the people behind Gorilla and The Deaf Institute, as an unrivalled events venue, restaurant and bar. Previous acts have included Bombay Bicycle Club and Bonobo.
Head below the railway tracks on Whitworth street and you’ll find Gorilla, a club space and live venue hosting upcoming and big DJs and live acts, not to mention an acclaimed kitchen with award-winning burgers.
For massive headliners, the largest indoor arena in Europe, Manchester Arena regularly welcomes top acts like Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake and Miranda Hart (not on the same stage, fortunately).
Arts and Culture
Manchester has a rich cultural heritage displayed throughout museums and galleries. The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) celebrates industrial history and houses a large collection of steam locomotives, working machines from the industrial revolution as well as aircraft and space vehicles. It is appropriately housed in the former Liverpool Road railway station, the terminus of the world's first passenger railway.
Sitting at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays, The Lowry, named after the painter, L.S. Lowry, exhibits his acclaimed paintings of industrial scenes in the north of England and works by other noted artists.
The Cornerhouse on Oxford Street is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film. It has three floors of art galleries, a bookshop, a bar, café and three cinemas showing indie flicks and general releases.
Tucked behind Oxford Road in an old mill is the Anthony Burgess Foundation. The author of the acclaimed novel, A Clockwork Orange is remembered here. The Foundation houses a collection of Burgess’s own furniture, paintings and musical instruments, as well as a café, study centre, library and exhibition space which has regular events such as book launches, talks and small concerts.
Gay and LGBT scene
The thriving gay and lesbian scene centres on the famous Canal Street, home of the hit TV series Queer as Folk. Today, Canal Street is as much about café culture as its famous clubs and bars and features its very own VIP card, so you can take advantage of great local deals in restaurants and shops.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Manchester
What are the best hotels to stay in Manchester?Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, The Lowry Hotel and Innside by Melia Manchester are some of the popular hotels in Manchester.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Manchester?The cheapest price for a double room in Manchester is £25, offered by ibis budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street.
What hotels are in the central Manchester neighborhood?The best hotels near the center of Manchester are Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Sachas Hotel Manchester and Gardens Hotel.
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