FILLED with activities, shopping, restaurants, concerts and football, Manchester is a great option for a staycation in the city.
We found the best deals for the top ten cheapest hotels in Manchester from Â£13 a night, as voted by TripAdvisor reviewers.
Welcoming millions of tourists every year, Manchester has a rich history and thriving cultural scene, with numerous art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and museums.
Premier Inn Manchester Airport Runger Lane South
The Premier Inn Manchester Airport Runger Lane South hotel is located near the airport, making it perfect for relaxing before your travel somewhere warmer.
The hotel is also a short drive or a bus journey to Manchester City Centre, where you could visit the Manchester Art Gallery or stroll around the grounds of Manchester Cathedral.
While the hotel has an on-site restaurant, the Thyme, serving meals throughout the day.
- Rooms at Premier Inn Manchester Airport Runger Lane South are available from Â£20 per person, per night
Travelodge Manchester Central
The Travelodge Manchester Central hotel is a great choice if you wish to be in the heart of the city.
You’ll be close to the Arndale Centre and the famous Afflecks Palace if you’re after some shopping time.
The standard rooms feature a comfortable king-size bed with four plush pillows. Plus, you can have breakfast and your evening meals in the on-site restaurant after a day out in the town.
Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street
The Travelodge Upper Brook Street is located within a short distance of the Manchester university campus, perfect if you’re visiting your family members or mates at uni.
The hotel is also near the Manchester Museum with its 4.25 million artefacts, including a Tyrannosaurus dinosaur named Stan, tucked away among the Victorian gothic grandeur.
Kids will love the Museum of Science and Industry, where they can ride on a model steam train, while live music fans will be delighted with the shows at the nearby O2 Ritz.
easyHotel Manchester City Centre
EasyHotel Manchester City Centre is in an ideal location, as it takes less than three minutes to walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.
The hotel is in the historic Flatiron building on the outskirts of the hip Northern Quarter, where the best concerts, hip clubs, and trendiest restaurants are all just a short stroll away.
If you’d like to explore other parts of the city, you can hop on a tram at the nearby Piccadilly Gardens stop too.
Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Located near Manchester Piccadilly train station, this hotel is close to The Museum of Science and Industry too.
On top of that, the Manchester Aquatics Centre has a tonne of kid-friendly leisure activities.
While entertainment enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice with The Manchester Arena and Palace Theatre.
For an adrenaline-pumping experience, you could try the Vertical Chill Ice Wall – where you’ll step inside a -12 degrees concave natural ice wall and climb all the way to the top.
This hotel is one of the first ones to receive a makeover too, so you’ll find new rooms, stylish bar cafÃ©s and new reception areas.
ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel
The ibis Manchester Centre, 96 Portland Street, is located in the city centre and has a bustling bar and a front desk open around the clock.
The hotel is close to the Old Trafford and attractions including shopping and nightlife.
Every room has a contemporary feel, with a flat-screen TV, a work desk, internet access, and a tea and coffee maker.
Every morning there’s a breakfast that includes eggs, fresh pastries, and healthy options.
Plus, the 24-hour bar offers snacks throughout the day and night and is open to visitors too.
- Rooms at ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel are available from Â£25 per person, per night
Premier Inn Manchester City Centre Hotel (Arena/Printworks)
The Premier Inn Manchester City Centre is only a short stroll from Manchester Arena and the centre, with all its culture and excitement.
You could find comedy clubs, visit the Afflecks to browse for vintage clothing, or take in the view from Beetham Tower’s 23rd level before returning to your hotel room.
All the rooms at Premier Inn feature a TV, free wifi, tea and coffee makers and a desk.
The family rooms are available too and will have either sofa beds or pull-out beds for the kids depending on the hotel.
The hotel can set up a travel cot if you’re travelling with a baby.
These Premier Inn locations are also highly ranked on TripAdvisor; they are close to the city centre and in the heart of the action:
- Rooms at Premier Inn Manchester (Heaton Park) hotel from Â£17 per person, per night
- Rooms at Premier Inn Manchester City (Piccadilly) hotel from Â£20 per person, per night
- Rooms at Premier Inn Manchester Central hotel from Â£20 per person, per night
Travelodge Manchester Sportcity
This hotel is perfect for football fanatics and Manchester City supporters, as the Etihad Stadium, one of Manchester’s most illustrious football stadiums, is within a short walk.
The Manchester Arena is nearby too, one of the biggest music venues in Europe.
A comfortable king-size bed with four plush pillows and a warm blanket is included in every double room, with upgrades available too.
A reviewer wrote they “couldn’t ask for more than a nice welcome, a clean environment and decent brekkie.”
Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly
Located a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly features a convenient location, complimentary wifi, and access to an on-site bar, the One Lounge.
The standard rooms have a desk, flat-screen TV, and an extra-large double bed.
Every morning, breakfast is served as a buffet in the lounge and bar area, while snacks and drinks are also available 24/7 at the bar.
The Old Trafford Stadium is located 3.7 miles from the hotel, and its location has a score of 9.5 out of 10.
The Pendulum Hotel
The Pendulum Hotel, located 350 yards from Manchester Piccadilly Station, has a chic restaurant and garden bar and is a mile away from the O2 Apollo.
A flat-screen TV, free wifi, a desk, and a tea and coffee maker are available in every room.
The heated seating area in the outdoor Garden Bar serves various drinks and light refreshments during the day.
Pendulum Hotel is a 10 minutes walk from the city’s centre and famous nightlife, with The Trafford Centre being a 15-minute drive away.
All prices are based on two adults sharing a room in January 2023.
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