Top hotels in Manchester
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 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.
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.
The 4-star Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel sits in a vibrant central location, making travel a breeze. Just nine miles from Manchester Airport and half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, there's no shortage of transport links to make your stay a convenient one. With the Manchester Arena and other notable landmarks within walking-distance, there's plenty to see and do during your stay. Back at the hotel, guests can choose from 280 chic bedrooms, all offering extras for a special stay.
Where things happen for the modern luxury generation. Stay at The Lowry Hotel and you’re putting yourself at the centre of the action — a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell. Here the dynamic spirit of England’s north is reflected in our dynamic bar and restaurant, while you can count on our warm convivial service the moment you arrive. The result? A unique experience delivering luxury, vibrancy and a seductive measure of Northern fun. Part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of The World, The Lowry Hotel has gone through a full refurbishment in 2015.
The contemporary 4-star INNSIDE by Melia Manchester sits within the city’s exciting First Street area, by the HOME arts centre and close to Deansgate. Enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine at the Street on First restaurant, which uses social media to enhance your dining experience, and enjoy a spot of pampering in the Wellness Suite, with sauna, steam room, gym and relaxation area. Each room at the INNSIDE Manchester has a 32” TV, free wifi and private bathroom with rain shower.
With 24/7 refreshments, spotless rooms, a hearty breakfast spread and some of Manchester's finest taking care of you, a stay at ibis Budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street is just the ticket. We don't crank up our overheads by getting bogged down in bells and whistles, so we can offer you great accommodation in a fantastic location at unbeatable rates. Perfect for travellers on a restricted budget.
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.
Holiday Inn® Manchester - City Centre hotel is right in the heart of Manchester, on the edge of the trendy Northern Quarter. Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, 2 minutes' walk away, has direct trains to London and you can use the nearby Metrolink stop to zip around the city with ease.Boasting the latest in Technology, high-speed Wi-Fi and the Open Lobby concept, travelling for business or pleasure the versatile lobby offers a solution that suits all. The hotel has 12 meeting rooms, hosting up to 160 guests each room specially named after some of Manchester's great music icons including Tony Wilson & Morrissey. Perfectly located for Music lovers with venues such as Manchester Arena, o2 Apollo and Bridgwater hall all within 1 mile of the Hotel. Not forgetting Manchester's other great love, Football, the two suites of the hotel are named after local Football legends again making the hotel a great choice for Football fans, with both Old Trafford Football Club & Etihad Stadium being just minutes away. Shopaholics can take advantage of Manchester Arndale shopping centre, along with King Street and the Northern Quarters fashionable cafes & shops you certainly can shop till you drop. If all that shopping wasn’t enough why not sweat it out in our residents only fitness centre or you could drop you bags and rest your feet with a nice cocktail at the stylish Open Lobby bar. Parking is available at Piccadilly Gardens NCP car park.
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.
Cheap Hotels in Manchester
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.
Located in the centre of Manchester, the Gardens Hotel is in an ideal location to see the local attractions, such as Piccadilly Gardens, Bridgewater Hall and the Manchester Art Gallery. Ed’s Bar has a relaxing and quiet atmosphere and is a great place to grab a pre-dinner drink. Stay connected using the free wi-fi available throughout the hotel. Every room is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, flatscreen TV, double-glazed windows and tea/coffee hospitality tray.
In a tree-lined suburb, this college and conference venue has free WiFi in public areas, good breakfasts and free parking. The property is set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens yet Manchester city centre is just 2 miles away. Each bedroom in the main building has a private shower, or bath, and toilet facilities. Every room at Luther King House has tea/coffee facilities and a TV with Freeview channels. Luther King House also has a small bar and a courtyard for guests to relax in. Evening meals, snacks, tea and coffee can be enjoyed in the dining room mid-week. A Continental breakfast is served each morning.
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.
Bang in the heart of Princess Street, ibis offers 126 bright, modern en suite bedrooms and a warm welcome. Location is key here, with Manchester's main work and play attractions within easy reach, including the bustling nightlife hubs of Canal Street and China Town, plus Manchester Conference Centre, the university, the MEN, and, of course, the hallowed City and United football stadiums. With free fibre Wi-Fi, a 24-hour café and a well-stocked bar, your Manchester getaway is off to a great start.
A modern Manchester hotel near the city centre with free WiFi and on-site parking Holiday Inn® Manchester - Central Park hotel is just 10 minutes' drive from the M60 motorway close to the Central Park Industrial Estate. Manchester city centre is a 15-minute drive away. If you prefer, you can leave your vehicle in the free car park and ride two stops on the tram from Central Park Metrolink station, a five-minute walk from the hotel, to the centrally located Victoria Station. Business guests are on the doorstep of the companies in Central Park Industrial Estate. In the hotel, the five flexible event spaces have natural light and can host meetings for up to 120 people. There’s free WiFi and on-site parking, as well as a handy Business Centre. It's a five-minute drive from the hotel to the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club. At the nearby National Cycling Centre, visitors can make use of its indoor cycling track, BMX centre and mountain bike trails to hone their skills on two wheels. The Museum of Transport and the National Football Museum are both within 15 minutes' drive of the hotel. The casual, light-filled 888 Restaurant serves cooked breakfast and Starbucks coffee. Later you can tuck into roast lamb or a tasty burger, before sinking into a lounge bar leather sofa to enjoy a cold pint or glass of wine with colleagues and friends.
Whether you're heading to the bright lights of Manchester for work or play, our central location and friendly team come together to deliver affordable accommodation that scores top marks on everyone's tick list. Beds? Sweet. Showers? Power. Breakfast? Wel l, it's 'awesome' and 'plentiful', according to TripAdvisor reviews. But don't just take their words for it; book your room today and discover it all for yourself.
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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.
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