A Guide To Hotels In Manchester
With such a wide range of reasons to visit Manchester, choosing the right hotel can make all the difference during your break.
As one of the UK's fastest growing cities, Manchester, once a minor's town that grew during the industrial revolution, has become a sprawling metropolis, as industries like television, technology and tourism, all grow within the city. No wonder more and more visitors are attracted to Manchester each year, whether it's for work, a night on the tiles or exploring the museums and attractions that are on offer.
Do you need a city centre retreat ideal for shopping and bars, or would you rather a plush hotel in Salford Quays, ready to explore the area or support your favourite football team?
Getting to, from and around Manchester
Trains are a great way to get to Manchester, with two main stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria serving most destinations.
Getting around Manchester is also quick and easy and there are plenty of options to get about. The tram is ideal, having been extended and upgraded in the last few years.
A free bus, the Metroshuttle, can also take you around the main city centre points of interest, perfect if you are exploring the city and you are on a budget.
Your hotel reception will also be able to recommend the best way to get to where you need to go.
Things to do in Manchester
One of the great things about Manchester is there is plenty to do here and you certainly won't be bored.
For shopping, the Arndale Centre, one of Manchester's main shopping centres, is located on Market Street, while if you head out of town, the Trafford Centre is also a great stop to pick up anything you need.
Fancy a game? Manchester is, of course, famous for it's two great football teams. If you're not in town for a game, why not check out one of the stadium tours which give you a behind the scenes look into what the players see and do.
With three big university's, nightlife in Manchester is the bees knees. Plenty of cheap nights out to be had in areas like Fallowfield, whilst areas such as the Northern Quarter and Leftbank are popular with professionals.
Where to stay in Manchester
There are a huge range of hotels in Manchester, and despite being a compact city, it's still important to pick a hotel in the right area.
Hotels around Portland Street and Princess Street are the heart of the city, so are easy to get to most places. Oxford Road and Deansgate are also good areas if you're in town a night out. Budget accommodation can be found around the city, such as in Salford or Stretford. If your purpose focuses on work or the media industry, you maybe be better off at Salford Quays where both the BBC and Granada are based.