Manchester hotels

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expert-rated hotels in Manchester
Best for Food -
Expert overall rating:4.1 (out of 5)

A funky central hotel that is home to one of Manchester’s best restaurants.

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Manchester is a brilliant city to stay in at the moment as over the last decade the hotel scene has expanded rapidly with two new five-star options opening (Rocco Forte Lowry Hotel and Radisson Edwardian Manchester), the landmark Hilton Manchester Deansgate being built and boutique options forcing established hotels to up their game.

All of this change has resulted in a great choice for guests. As with any decision, however, a lot of choice can be confusing, so read my advice below as well as my reviews to help you.

Things to consider before booking

  • The cheapest time to stay in Manchester is during the quieter summer months when the business and football trade has dwindled.
  • Football matches, big concerts and events push the prices up in the city and rooms are booked up in advance, so bear these in mind when you are planning your visit. For further information on the best time to visit the city see my When to go to Manchester page.
  • It may be tempting to book an out of town hotel to save money but this is often a false economy as you spend valuable time and money travelling to attractions and restaurants. Use the map and the neighbourhoods filter to the left of my recommendations to help you find a hotel near to where you want to spend your time.
  • Most hotels in Manchester include breakfast in this price but, if not, I have included this in my review.
  • Parking can be a hidden cost when comparing hotel prices and few hotels in the centre have their own car park. I have included the price for parking in each of my reviews.
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I’ve lived in Manchester all of my life and have seen the city and the hotel scene change dramatically.

All of the hotels and b&bs that I recommend are the best of their kind whether they are friendly b&bs such as Brooklands Lodge or five-star luxurious options such as Radisson Edwardian Manchester.

I have visited and inspected every hotel on my list and would happily go back to each one to stay. Not all of my recommended places to stay are in the city centre but each one enjoys close proximity to a key attraction, or is very near to a good range of bars and restaurants.

I am always on the lookout for new recommendations. If you don’t agree with one of my choices as you have had a bad experience there, or think that I have missed a great hotel, please leave a comment and let me know.

Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels, the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.

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