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Manchester, a dynamic city in northwest England, seamlessly combines industrial heritage with modern creativity. Iconic architecture, renowned football clubs, and a vibrant cultural scene define this energetic destination. Explore the Northern Quarter’s trendy vibe, experience football fever, and savour diverse culinary delights in this lively urban hub.

Manchester: Top 10 Places to Stay

Manchester, a vibrant city in northwest England, seamlessly blends industrial heritage with modern creativity. Renowned for its influential role in the Industrial Revolution, Manchester boasts impressive architecture like the iconic Town Hall and the industrial-chic Beetham Tower. The city’s rich cultural scene is evident in its numerous museums, including the Manchester Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Home to two powerhouse football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City, the city is a mecca for football enthusiasts. The lively atmosphere of Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium adds to the city’s dynamic energy.

Explore the Northern Quarter, a trendy district filled with street art, independent shops, and eclectic cafes. Affectionately known as the “Rainy City,” Manchester’s weather may be unpredictable, but its warmth is found in the friendly locals and diverse culinary scene. From traditional pubs serving hearty pies to contemporary eateries offering global cuisine, Manchester caters to all tastes.

Whether enjoying a concert at the iconic Manchester Arena or strolling along the historic canals, this city captivates visitors with its unique blend of history, innovation, and cultural richness.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Airport, at the heart of Manchester International Airport, offers walkable access to each terminal or a quick 5-minute drive. Stylish rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, work desks, and seating areas. Mason’s restaurant provides an informal and stylish setting for pasta and grilled meats, complemented by 24-hour room service. The hotel boasts 11 flexible meeting and event spaces with private bar access.

Guests can maintain their fitness in the 24-hour gym, equipped with various exercise options, including two Peloton bikes. Only a 10-mile drive from Manchester’s lively city centre, the hotel offers convenient access to the train station, metrolink, private on-site parking, and the M56 motorway. A shuttle service operates 7 days a week, pre-booked and chargeable. Children under 10 enjoy complimentary meals from the children’s menu. Room packages with meals exclude children’s meal charges. Children up to 18 stay free with existing bedding, and those 5 and under receive a complimentary breakfast.

Room prices from £102pn

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2. ibis Styles Manchester Portland

Situated opposite Piccadilly Gardens near the Northern Quarter, Ibis Styles Manchester Portland offers a vibrant atmosphere with a lively bar, restaurant, and high-speed WiFi. Just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Station, the weather-themed rooms feature a private bathroom, free toiletries, tea/coffee facilities, a work desk, air conditioning, and a hairdryer. All rooms include a flat-screen LCD TV.

Jamboree, the hotel’s restaurant, presents a modern brasserie menu and an extensive wine list, while the bar serves a variety of beverages and snacks, accompanied by a TV. Located 300 meters from Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station in the city centre, the hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street and a 10-minute drive from Old Trafford. Manchester Arena and the city’s theatres are also in close proximity.

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3. Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester

Located in Manchester, Hotel Brooklyn Manchester offers express check-in/check-out, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. This 4-star hotel, within 300 meters of Manchester Art Gallery, features a shared lounge and a bar. With a 24-hour front desk, the property is centrally positioned, just 300 meters from both the city centre and Canal Street. The air-conditioned rooms include amenities such as a desk, coffee machine, fridge, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms boast a terrace, while others offer city views. A kettle is provided in all rooms, along with bed linen and towels.

Guests can enjoy a buffet, continental, or Full English/Irish breakfast at the property. The on-site restaurant serves American, British, and international cuisine, with options for vegetarians, dairy-free, and vegan preferences. Hotel Brooklyn Manchester is close to attractions like The Palace Theatre, Albert Square, and Manchester Central Library. The nearest airport is Manchester Airport, situated 14 km away.

Room prices from £91pn

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4. The Edwardian, Manchester

Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel, the Leading Hotel of the Year 2019, is in the Free Trade Hall near the Central Convention Centre. This luxurious hotel features a health spa, restaurant, bar, and free property-wide WiFi. Rooms offer luxury with down pillows, Italian marble bathrooms, and city views. The acclaimed Peter Street Kitchen, the Best Luxury Restaurant in 2019, offers a fusion of contemporary Japanese and Mexican small plates.

The hotel’s Spa & Gym provides relaxing treatments, and the 24-hour front desk staff is multilingual in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. The Library by Assouline serves signature cocktails inspired by Assouline books, alongside contemporary dishes and ‘The Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea’ by the Executive Chefs.

Conveniently located, the hotel is a short walk from Manchester Art Gallery, Central Library, and Deansgate. Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road rail stations are a 20-minute walk away. A complimentary shuttle bus can transport guests in 10 minutes. The nearest airport is Manchester Airport, 13 km away.

Room prices from £128pn

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5. ibis Budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street

Ibis Budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street, situated just 1 mile from Manchester city centre and the Etihad Stadium, provides contemporary accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi, a snack bar, and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from Piccadilly Station and the ‘Sportcity’ complex.

Each soundproofed room, designed in a “cocoon-style,” includes an en suite shower room, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a radio. Guests can opt for a continental buffet breakfast at an additional charge, featuring pastries, cereals, cheeses, yogurt, fruits, hot drinks, and fruit juices.

Numerous bars and restaurants are accessible within a 20-minute walk from the Ibis Budget hotel, offering a variety of dining options for guests.

Room prices from £37pn

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6. ibis budget Manchester Airport

Ibis Budget Manchester Airport, situated in Hale, provides accommodation with a bar. This 2-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms featuring free WiFi and private bathrooms. Private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, and some units offer a city view. All rooms at ibis Budget Manchester Airport are provided with bed linen and towels.

Guests can enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast at the accommodation. The reception, where staff speak English and French, provides information for guests. Conveniently located onsite at Manchester Airport, directly opposite Terminal 2, Ibis Budget Manchester Airport is just 47 km from Liverpool.

Room prices from £72pn

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7. Townhouse Hotel, Manchester

In the vibrant heart of Manchester, this 19th-century boutique hotel provides chic and lavish rooms equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. A mere 5-minute walk from Oxford Road Rail Station, Townhouse Manchester offers stylish accommodations. Rooms at Townhouse Manchester boast Egyptian cotton sheets and private in-room bathrooms with spacious shower heads, along with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Each room provides free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, and a laptop safe. Some rooms feature king-size beds and scenic city views.

The recently renovated 101 Brasserie serves a diverse menu in a stylish setting, featuring a range of international and classic British dishes. The 101 Bar, adorned with modern décor, offers traditional ales, lagers, world beers, and original cocktails. Within a brief 5-minute walk, both Manchester Art Gallery and The Palace Theatre can be reached, while Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Piccadilly Station are just a 10-minute stroll away.

Room prices from £62pn

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8. DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly

Positioned a mere 35 meters from Manchester’s Piccadilly Train Station, this chic hotel features a fitness suite and air-conditioned rooms with complimentary high-speed WiFi. The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly presents modern and spacious accommodations adorned in light colors and luxurious fabrics. These rooms include flat-screen TVs, a 24-hour room service menu, and bathrooms with power showers, along with Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries.

Store Street Exchange offers British cuisine, showcasing 21-day aged steaks, rotisserie chicken, and lamb using local produce, while the Store Street Craft Bar serves craft beer and cocktails. Just a 10-minute walk from King Street, Deansgate, and the Arndale Centre shopping areas, the DoubleTree Manchester Piccadilly is conveniently located. Piccadilly Gardens is a mere 450 meters away.

Room prices from £82pn

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9. Dakota, Manchester

Dakota Manchester, situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre, is a short 5-minute stroll to Market Street and a 10-minute walk to Spinningfields. Conveniently accessible, the hotel is merely a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly train station and a 30-minute train or drive from Manchester Airport. Featuring 137 bedrooms, including 27 suites, Dakota Manchester provides fully air-conditioned rooms equipped with a Smart TV, media hub with a full Sky HD package, in-room safe, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and en suite bathrooms with rainfall showers and toiletries.

The Grill presents a refined menu highlighting seasonal ingredients and brasserie-style service. Exclusive private dining areas with waterside views are available, complemented by The Champagne Room. The stylish cocktail bar offers classic and in-house creations alongside an extensive wine list. Dakota Manchester is approximately 1.1 km from Canal Street, with Manchester Airport being the nearest airport at a distance of 15 km.

Room prices from £130pn

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10. Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre

Conveniently located in Manchester, Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre features air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi, and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel provides room service and a 24-hour front desk, with a bar available for guests to enjoy a drink. Each room at the hotel includes a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, as well as bed linen and towels. Certain units at Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre offer city views, and all rooms are equipped with a kettle.

The Palace Theatre, Manchester Central Library, and Canal Street are popular points of interest near the accommodation. Manchester Airport, located 13 km away, is the nearest airport to Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre.

Room prices from £76pn

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