Hotels in Manchester

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There are so many hotels in Manchester that it can be hard to pick the best. Alongside some high-quality low-cost options, many of the city’s oldest hotels come complete with their own backstory, too. Take the former Free Trade Hall, built near the site of the Peterloo Massacre and itself the site of an infamous Suffragette protest, which is now the Radisson Edwardian Hotel. This is a building that saw both political reform and musical innovation (it was here, in 1966, that Bob Dylan was heckled as a ‘Judas’ for betraying his folk roots).

Another historic hotel nearby is the Midland Hotel, which opened in 1903 as a monument to its owners, the Midland Railway Company. Recognisable by the pink and brown terracotta tiled frontage, the Midland boasts many famous guests: it’s where Charles Rolls met Henry Royce, where Winston Churchill dined and where Laurence Olivier stayed while filming Brideshead Revisited. But don’t get lost in history. To make life easy when it comes to booking, here’s our guide.

Our top picks

The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2DS - Visit now

To enjoy all that Manchester has to offer, stay in the heart of the City at the iconic Midland Hotel. Located within easy walking distance of the main theatres, concert venues, museums and galleries, The Midland is the perfect base for you to explore Manchester’s cultural offering as well as its huge variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Great John Street Hotel

Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M33 4FD - Visit now

Tucked away behind Spinningfields and close to the Old Granada Studios, the Great John Street Hotel is located in one of the quieter spots in Manchester. House in a former Victoria school house, the rooms here are beautifully appointed, with four types of suite to choose from. There’s also an oyster bar, library, gym and rooftop lounge to explore.

Great John Street Hotel in Spinningfields in Manchester.

The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 5LH - Visit now

The 5-star Lowry, with its excellent restaurant and celebrity-friendly décor, is one of our favourite luxury hotels. It’s stone’s throw from both the delights of Salford’s indie art scene (such as the King’s Arms pub and Islington Mill) and city centre Manchester. If you’ve got the spare cash, The Lowry is worth a splurge.

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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 7HA - Visit now

Just opposite Oxford Road Station, the Grade II listed Palace Hotel is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings, with its Victorian design and distinctive clock tower. Currently being given a multi-million pound facelift, there are 18 new contemporary bedrooms now in place, with a huge new ground floor restaurant from the folks behind Volta set to open later this year.

The Principle Hotel Oxford Road Manchester
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Radisson Edwardian’s Opus One

Radisson Edwardian’s Opus One, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, M2 5GP, Manchester, Manchester, M2 5GP - Visit now

Understated luxury can be found in Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall, now the Radisson Blu Edwardian. Opposite Manchester Central and the Bridgewater Hall, the Radisson Blu’s frontage is listed; behind are over two hundred rooms, as well as meeting facilities, restaurants and bars.

Radisson Edwardian’s Opus One on peter street Manchester
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Where to go in Manchester

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Forty-Seven

Forty-Seven is a luxury boutique hotel on Peter Street in Manchester city centre, above the high-end Indian restaurant Asha’s.

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Treehouse Manchester

Taking root in 2023, Treehouse Manchester will bring a new kind of luxury hotel experience to Manchester, with food curated by some of the city’s most admired names.

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The Alan

This high-end city-centre restaurant has an excellent afternoon tea option that more than matches up to the superb main menu.

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Moxy Manchester City

Moxy Manchester City is a stylish 146-bedroom hotel in Spinningfields, with an attractive living room lobby and modern, well-stocked bar.

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Hotel Brooklyn

Inspired by all things Brooklyn, Hotel Brooklyn is a brand new and gloriously stylish hotel on Manchester’s Portland Street.

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Stock Exchange Hotel

The Stock Exchange is a brand new luxury hotel from celebrated Manchester United footballers Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s GG Hospitality brand.

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Dakota Manchester

Dakota is a luxury hotel near to Piccadilly Station, featuring the largest suite in Manchester, a Champagne Room and Cigar Garden.

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