Where to stay in Manchester

Discover everything you need to know about staying in the city

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As one of the largest cities in England and a popular tourist destination, Manchester has plenty of accommodation to offer visitors from every walk of life. Most streets in the city centre play host to a handful of hotels and with the rise of Airbnb, there are now more places to stay in the northern city than ever before. To help you choose the best option for you we’ve put together this handy list of our favourite places to spend a night in the city:


Timeless Luxury: King Street Townhouse

Boasting spectacular views of the city skyline, King Street Townhouse is a remarkable hotel with a distinguished history of high-class accommodation. The building was originally built in 1872 for the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank and it’s easy to see evidence of the building’s history. King Street Townhouse has preserved the best of the original architecture and built upon its fantastic foundations with many modern conveniences including an incredible infinity pool that gives swimmers a unique and breath-taking view of Manchester.


Indie Boutique: Cow Hollow Hotel

A boutique hotel for the ultra-fashionable, Cow Hollow Hotel looks like a tropical hideaway blended with a modern warehouse conversion. It’s a hard style to pin down but it works and you’re sure to be impressed by the quality of the rooms as well as the small details that have been designed to wow. The hotel is in the centre of the bohemian Northern Quarter so it’s in the perfect position to act as a base for exploring the city. If you’re hoping to enjoy some of the northern nightlife, you’ll also find many of Manchester’s top bars within walking distance.


Affordable City Centre Stay: Premier Inn City Centre

Thrifty travellers who’re looking for accommodation should consider the Premier Inn City Centre. With Premier Inn’s trademark combination of sensible design and modern style, this large hotel is situated a few minutes’ walk from the city centre at the fringes of the Northern Quarter. Rooms on the upper floors offer a spectacular view of the city and you can be sure to receive Premier Inn’s high-quality of service.


Quirky Charm: The Abel Heywood

It might sound a little quaint for Manchester’s constantly evolving metropolitan vibe but the Abel Heywood is a pub and boutique hotel hidden in the heart of the city. The reasonably priced hotel offers comfy rooms with a warm and homely charm that makes for a fantastic night’s sleep after a day shopping and exploring. And with a location in the middle of the Northern Quarter, the Abel Heywood is ideal for nights out and expeditions to any corner of the city.


A True Manchester Experience: Hotel Football

Owned by a star-studded group of ex-Manchester United players, Hotel Football serves a completely unique slice of Manchester culture that's a must for football fans. Overlooking Old Trafford, the hotel is themed from top to bottom around the world of professional football including the 185-seat restaurant, Café Football, where you can find lots of sports-inspired cuisine. Be sure to check if any players are visiting during your stay as it’s weekly occurrence during the football season.

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