Manchester, United Kingdom Hotels
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“Though it isn’t London, Manchester can still be a spendy vacation destination. From its thriving art and culture scene to trendy restaurants and cafés, the city is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family-friendly visit, and everything in between. The abandoned quays – once a busy docklands – have an appeal all their own, while the city has beautiful 18th and 19th century architecture to give the feeling of being in a lovely historical village despite visiting a metropolitan city.”
Though it isn’t London, Manchester can still be a spendy vacation destination. From its thriving art and culture scene to trendy restaurants and cafés, the city is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family friendly visit, and everything in between. The abandoned quays – once a busy docklands – have an appeal all their own, while the city has beautiful 18th and 19th century architecture to give the feeling of being in a lovely historical village despite visiting a metropolitan city.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Manchester, United Kingdom

Pendulum Hotel
Pendulum Hotel
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3.9
Sackville Street, Manchester
from $51
Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
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4.2
Goadsby St Off Swan St, Manchester
from $68
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly
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4.3
One Piccadilly Place 1 Auburn Street, Manchester
from $78
Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
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4.5
70 Shudehill, Manchester
from $70
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
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4.0
London Road, Manchester
from $78
The Place Aparthotel
The Place Aparthotel
Ducie Street Piccadilly, Manchester
from $109
Townhouse Hotel Manchester
Townhouse Hotel Manchester
101 Portland Street, Manchester
from $82
Gardens Hotel
Gardens Hotel
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3.6
55 Picadilly, Manchester
from $36
Novotel Manchester Centre
Novotel Manchester Centre
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4.3
21 Dickinson Street, Manchester
from $75
Holiday Inn Express Manchester East
Holiday Inn Express Manchester East
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4.1
Debdale Park Hyde Road Denton, Manchester
from $53
More About Manchester, United Kingdom Hotels...

Visit During the Low Season for Hotel Deals in Manchester

You’re going to find some of the most expensive rates on lodging when the city is teeming with tourists. Summertime sees tons of tourists because the kids are out of school. Likewise, December is busy due to the Christmas markets and holiday break. If you want to find cheap hotels in Manchester, plan to go during January and February, when you can get in on after-holiday sales. Weather may be quite cold, with highs in the 40s, but it gives you an excuse to bundle up and nip into one of Manchester’s pubs for a pint. August is also part of the low season, and you can take advantage of some great specials if you’re quick to book. You’ll enjoy the fading summer weather – with highs in the 60s – with the added bonus of smaller crowds.

You can get some decent deals during the official shoulder season in Manchester – March to May and September to November. The weather can be a bit cooler, with highs in the 40s to 50s, but packing sweaters can be a good tradeoff to saving some dough on a hotel room. Manchester hosts festivals all year long, so no matter when you go, you won’t miss out on city celebrations. By traveling outside the high season, you can find a deal on a hotel along the waterfront, which could otherwise exceed your budget.

Where to Stay in the City for the Best Hotel Rates

The city of Manchester is quite small and manageable at a little under 45 square miles, so no matter where you stay, you’re within easy distance from all points of interest. All over the city, you’ll find budget-friendly hotels right alongside more upscale accommodations. Even those looking to save will be able to afford some of the nicer hotels in town, as rates are not nearly as sky high as in London.

You can easily spend under $100 per night by booking a hotel in the middle of the city, where you can save even more by walking everywhere you go. Stick close to the world-famous Canal Street in Manchester. Here you’ll be able to eat at some of the trendiest restaurants or sip a cocktail, or traditional pint, at the many pubs or bars along the street. The ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street is one of the best cheap hotels in the city, but for a little bit more, the Britannia Hotel – Manchester City Centre, the Pendulum Hotel, and the Novotel Manchester Centre all offer affordable luxury.

Live Life on the Manchester Waterfront

Want to stay along the waterfront? The Travelodge on Blackfriars Street sits right on the River Irwell and has the right price for everyone’s budget. The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotels also has a stunning view of the river with an equally stunning room rate for a hotel transformed from a former Victorian warehouse. It is just steps away from Saint John’s Gardens, a beautiful hidden gem in the middle of a bustling city, Opera House Manchester, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Stay in The Quays, a trendy area of town for dining, shopping, and art galleries. Not only will you be overlooking the Bay, but you’ll have all the best up-and-coming art and entertainment in Manchester steps from your door. Surprisingly, the hotels in this area are very affordable. You’ll find all the brands you’re familiar with – Holiday Inn, Travelodge, and Ramada – as well as U.K. hotels that offer value and comfort, including Premier Inn, Copthorne, and the Victoria Warehouse.

Live the Life of a Local While Visiting Manchester

It can be fun to feel like you’re really living in a city to deepen your experience when you travel. Save a little on dining out when you book a room with a kitchen, like at the Light Aparthotel Manchester. You can book a whole house or apartment on airbnb and get a little more room for your travel party at prices comparable to a traditional hotel room.

Even Budget Travelers Can Experience Luxury

Whether you’re on a tight budget or have a little extra money to splash out on a room, you can find an affordable upscale Manchester hotel. The four-star Macdonald Townhouse Hotel is housed in a Victorian building, and has contemporary décor and a Brasserie. Some large rooms are equipped with fluffy robes and slippers and Nespresso coffee machines. The hotel offers rooms in every price range.

Velvet Hotel is a four-star boutique hotel that features just 19 rooms that are sumptuously decorated, stocked with Burt’s Bees toiletries, with unique packages to suit even the most discriminating traveler.

Getting Around Manchester and Planning Your Trip            

Less than nine miles outside of the city, you’ll find Manchester Airport, the main gateway to the U.K. and beyond. Easily take a rental car, taxi, or the train to and from the city, as it is a straight shot on the A5103.

Manchester is seen best on foot, as the city is very walkable, but the city has bicycles for hire, a free bus system, and the Metrolink light rail can get you to all points of the city center and further destinations in Manchester and beyond.  

Use Hipmunk’s search feature to find a hotel deal in Manchester, and then use their city guides to easily plan what to do and where to go on your trip. It makes planning your trip a cinch and saves you money.

 

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