LivingTravelThe 9 Best Manchester Hotels of 2019

The 9 Best Manchester Hotels of 2019

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The summary

Best Overall: See King Street Townhouse Rates on TripAdvisor “The hotel is both opulent and contemporary, with an intimate boutique feel made possible by its small size.”

Best Budget: See Roomzzz Manchester City Rates on TripAdvisor “All apartments include a compact kitchen and dishwasher, so you can save money when dining out.”

Best Boutique: See Abel Heywood’s Rates on TripAdvisor “The service is genuine and with only 15 rooms, this hotel feels like home.”

Best for Families: See Rates for The City Warehouse Apartment Hotel on TripAdvisor “All rooms include a full kitchen, giving you the freedom to cook the food your family likes at a time that suits you best” .

Best for Romance: See Rates for The Midland on TripAdvisor “Choose from 312 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, all with elegant beds and a bathtub in the private bathroom.”

Best Luxury: Check Rates for The Lowry Hotel on TripAdvisor “Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, super king beds and plush dark wood furniture.”

Best for Nightlife: See Gotham Hotel Rates on TripAdvisor “From Club Rooms to opulent Inner Sanctum Suites, the rooms at the Gotham Hotel encourage you to embrace your wild side.”

Best deal: Crowne Plaza Manchester City Center rates on TripAdvisor “Upgrade to a room with Club Lounge access, the perfect place to connect with colleagues over complimentary breakfast.”

Best Views: See Hilton Manchester Deansgate Rates on TripAdvisor “Floor-to-ceiling panoramas look out over the city, the Cheshire Plain and the distant Pennine Hills.”

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Best Overall: King Street Townhouse

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Ranked # 1 on TripAdvisor, King Street Townhouse is located in the heart of the city, close to attractions such as the Royal Exchange Theater and Manchester Art Gallery. Its exterior dates from 1872 and serves as a fine example of Italian Renaissance architecture. Inside, the hotel is both opulent and contemporary, with an intimate boutique vibe made possible by its small size. Each of the 40 rooms and suites are individually decorated, with goose down pillows, luxurious mattresses, a Nespresso coffee machine, and Temple Spa toiletries.

Wi-Fi is free throughout. You can feast on classic British cuisine at King Street Tavern throughout the day, while cocktails are served at the bar until late. Afternoon tea is the highlight; as is the 7th floor spa area. Here you will find a steam room, relaxation room and infinity spa pool with stunning views of the Manchester City Hall clock tower. Massages and beauty treatments are also available on the third floor and there is a gym for those who like to exercise while traveling.

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Best budget: Roomzzz Manchester City

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Located close to Chinatown and the Northern Quarter nightlife hub, Roomzzz Manchester City puts you in the heart of the action. The Orient-inspired décor is ultra-modern, making it the perfect choice for those who want to save money without sacrificing style. Of the 59 apartments available, the cheapest is the Smart Studio. It may be small, but the amenities are impressive, including an HDTV, separate sitting area, and tropical shower.

Best of all, all apartments include a compact kitchen and dishwasher, so you can save money when dining out. If cooking sounds like a lot of hard work on vacation, don’t worry – the 24-hour Essentialzzz store sells organic ready meals. Other money-saving benefits include free Wi-Fi and free landline calls within the UK. A free Grab n ‘Go breakfast gets your day off to a good start, while all guests qualify for discounted rates at select gyms and local parking lots.

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Mejor boutique: The Abel Heywood

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Surrounded by the independent bars and restaurants of the Northern Quarter, The Abel Heywood boutique pub-hotel is named after a radical 19th century mayor of Manchester. The decor is also proudly Mancunian, with local LS Lowry photographs and prints. The service is genuine, and with only 15 rooms, this hotel feels like home, only cooler. The air-conditioned rooms are soundproofed to minimize pub noise, and all include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and toiletries.

The loft rooms also include a sofa bed, making this a good boutique option for families or friends traveling together. The heart of the hotel is the pub on the ground floor. Channeling the vibes of Victorian London, the bar offers an eclectic range of craft gins, cocktails and ales, including those made by The Abel Heywood’s parent company, Hydes. The restaurant serves retro British food throughout the day.

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Best for Families: The City Warehouse Apartment Hotel

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The City Warehouse Apartment Hotel is conveniently located on the edge of the Northern Quarter, within walking distance of major family attractions such as Manchester Arndale Shopping Center and the National Football Museum. Offering stylish one and two bedroom apartments with everything you need to feel at home, this is the perfect option for independent families. The largest apartments can accommodate up to eight people.

All rooms include a full kitchen, giving you the freedom to cook the food your family likes at a time that suits you best. Essential products like tea, coffee and sugar are supplied free of charge. Although there is no restaurant on site, the surrounding area is full of them. With kitchens from all over the world, even the smallest and picky eaters should be able to find something they love.

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Best for Romance: The Midland

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Four-star landmark The Midland is ideally located for romantic date nights, close to Manchester Opera House and The Bridgewater Hall. The grand Edwardian building has hosted an enviable roster of celebrities and royalty. In particular, it is famous as the place where David and Victoria Beckham first dated. Choose from 312 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, all with elegant beds and a bathtub in the private bathroom.

The hotel has two award-winning restaurants: Adam Reid at The French (known for its seasonal British cuisine); and the famous and eclectic Mr. Cooper’s House & Garden. The afternoon tea ritual is especially romantic, but it’s The Spa at Midland that makes this hotel the best option for couples. Here, you can indulge in a long list of massages or indulge in your beauty treatments.

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Best Luxury: The Lowry Hotel

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Manchester’s original five-star hotel is a temple of contemporary luxury, located a short walk from the city center on the opposite bank of the River Irwell. Discreet, elegant and understatedly sexy, it is frequented by famous soccer players and has the largest rooms in the city. No matter which category you choose, expect floor-to-ceiling windows, super king beds, and plush dark wood furnishings.

The Charles Forte Suite is the most dazzling option. Highlights include a baby grand piano in the spacious dining room, a walk-in closet, and spectacular views of the city. During the day, enjoy a massage, beauty treatment, or hair appointment at the spa and gym. The River Restaurant serves seasonal gourmet cuisine, while The Terrace is a hotspot for cocktails and live music overlooking the water.

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Best for nightlife: Hotel Gotham

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Surrounded by the bars of Spinningfields and the Northern Quarter, the trendy Gotham Hotel is Manchester’s best choice for party animals. Stay here and you will automatically receive entry to the hotel members only Club Brass. Located on the seventh floor, this is the place to see and be seen – to sip Prohibition-era cocktails while rubbing shoulders with Manchester’s A-list. Before joining the party, dine at the Double AA Rosette Award-winning Honey Restaurant From the Club Rooms to the opulent Inner Sanctum Suites, the rooms at the Gotham Hotel encourage you to embrace your wild side. In addition to the usual five-star amenities (think Egyptian cotton sheets, an espresso machine, and a minibar), you can also buy daring “intimacy kits”.

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Best Business: Crowne Plaza Manchester City Center

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Conveniently located in Manchester’s central business district, Crowne Plaza offers eight flexible meeting rooms, allowing you to host an event for up to 200 delegates. A professional meeting manager, 24-hour business center, and free Wi-Fi add to the hotel’s corporate appeal. Make the most of Crowne Plaza’s Sleep Advantage program, which includes dedicated rooms in quiet areas, guaranteed wake-up calls and luxurious bedding. For the best experience, upgrade to a room with Club Lounge access, the perfect place to connect with colleagues over our complimentary breakfast. Other useful amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and the Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar.

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Best Views: Hilton Manchester Deansgate

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Located near the Museum of Science and Industry, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate occupies the first 23 floors of the Beetham Tower. A landmark in its own right, the tower is the UK’s tallest building outside of London and as such hosts some pretty spectacular views. For the best views, book the Two-Bedroom Presidential Suite. Its floor-to-ceiling panoramas overlook the city, the Cheshire Plain and the distant Pennine Hills. For a slightly more affordable stay, Executive Rooms include access to the 23rd floor Executive Lounge; while everyone can admire the same views from the spectacular Cloud 23 bar.

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