14 Great Manchester City Centre Hotels For A City Break

Team Hoo
7th December 2021

Famous for its music, two world-renowned football teams and culture, Manchester is a city brimming with nightlife, food and a famous music scene. Because of this, it’s one of the top cities in the UK to visit for a city break. With so much to see and do, we’ve brought the 14 top Manchester city centre hotels. 

Manchester Hotels For A City Break

Whether you’re after a hotel with unique decor, glitz and glamour or fine-food, we have you covered with our 14 hotels below, perfect for a city break in Manchester. 

Dakota Hotel Manchester

Located in the centre of Manchester is the luxurious Dakota Hotel Manchester. With room decor consisting of relaxing shades of brown and beige, luxury room amenities such as Sky Sports and rainfall showers, Dakota Manchester offers only the best for your city break. For dining, they have their infamous Grill offering favourites on their a La Carte menu. 

Motel One Manchester

Designed with Manchester’s golden era in mind, Motel One Manchester is a trendy hotel in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. Their One Lounge is open 24 hours a day, serving drinks and nibbles for whenever you get in from exploring. Not only that, but there’s free Wi-Fi throughout, and pets are welcome, just in case you fancy taking your four-legged friend with you for your break. 

Cow Hollow Hotel

Situated in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Cow Hollow Hotel is a former textile mill turned boutique hotel. This classy hotel has 16 bedrooms, all beautifully decorated with exposed brick and top of the line technology. It’s comfortable, close to bars and restaurants, and has a stunning cocktail lounge that feels like you’ve stepped back in time. 

Holiday Inn Manchester

A reliable hotel perfect for city breaks, and in the heart of the Northern Quarter, is the Holiday Inn Manchester. With cool tones, splashes of colour and stylish decor, their rooms are a perfect place to relax with complimentary Wi-Fi provided. If you’re after a quick workout, their gym is accessible to all who stay, and their contemporary open lobby welcomes you for a drink or meal at the end of your day.

Hotel Gotham

Located close to Piccadilly Gardens is the boutique Hotel Gotham, inside one of Manchester’s listed buildings, formerly the Midland Bank. With decadence and glamour dripping across all 55 rooms and sanctum suites, each having marble bathrooms and monsoon showers with brass touches and fixtures throughout the hotel. It’s also home to the Honey Restaurant, serving food to wow your senses. 

The Lowry 

In the city centre of Manchester and on the River Irwell is The Lowry. One of Manchester’s five-star hotels with chic urban design with complimentary Wi-Fi, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries as standard. If you want to relax, their spa has six treatment rooms and includes various spa packages before you settle in to enjoy food at The River Restaurant. 

Velvet Hotel

Residing in The Village, the Velvet Hotel brings an intimate and relaxing stay to your break in Manchester. With dark room decor with splashes of colour and exposed brick, this hotel brings luxury, individual styling to its 19 rooms. If you’re after cocktails or a romantic dining experience, visit the Village Brasserie, an all-day restaurant that overlooks the canal. 

Roomzzz Aparthotel Manchester Corn Exchange

Whether you’re travelling in a small group, as a family or a large group, Roomzzz is an aparthotel in Manchester’s Corn Exchange. If you’re looking for a stylish and private city break, Roomzzz is perfect, coming with a kitchenette, power shower, Wi-Fi and an affordable city studio. It’s ideal for long and short-term stays and in the perfect location for exploring the city of Manchester. 

Stock Exchange Hotel 

Close to Selfridges and the shops, and the former home and namesake is the Stock Exchange Hotel. This hotel is bursting with luxury and spirit, showcasing parts of the original architecture and rooms with king-sized beds, Nespresso machines, and beautifully decorated rooms. Downstairs is The Bull and Bear, with signature dishes and comfort food. 

King Street Townhouse Hotel

With a private cinema, infinity pool and gym, King Street Townhouse Hotel embodies luxury in the city centre of Manchester. With a coffee machine and Wi-Fi as standard, the rooms at this hotel are comfortable and plush, decorated with neutral colours and crisp white linens. They have a place for wine tasting, a restaurant, and The Tavern, where brunch is served for dining and drinks. 

Hotel Brooklyn

If you’ve ever fancied a slice of Brooklyn in Manchester, this hotel is right up your street. Ideally located and classically stylish, rooms come with USB charge-points, tea and coffee facilities and Wi-Fi as standard. Hotel Brooklyn is home to the restaurant Runyon’s, which brings British classics with a touch of the Big Apple, a casino and bar for you to relax in after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping.

Native Manchester Hotel

Just a two-minute walk from Piccadilly railway station, the Native Manchester offers studio apartments for short stays. Keeping the Grade-II listed warehouse’s original features, its amenities are some of the best in the Northern Quarter, including a restaurant, bar, all-day deli counter, takeaway shop, and cinema. And it, like the city centre it resides in, boasts culture and food, almost making it hard to leave to explore. 

DogHouse Manchester Hotel 

Not only is the DogHouse in a prime location in the Northern Quarter in Manchester’s city centre, but it’s also a carbon-negative beer hotel. With 18 rooms, all containing bespoke BrewDog touches such as in-room beer taps and shower fridge and cool decors such as exposed metal and leather. This hotel also has a rooftop bar that serves tacos, craft beers and other nibbles. It’s also a dog-friendly hotel, what more could you want. 

The Midland

Last, but by no means least, is The Midland residing in a Grade-II listed building and has two restaurants and a spa under its room. With quirky Mr Cooper’s Restaurant and Bar and rooms tastefully decorated with neutral colours and plush fabrics. As standard, it comes with tea and coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi and air-con, and sits close to St Peter’s Square. 

If you’re wondering where to stay in Manchester’s city centre, we hope the list above, ranging from five-stars to aparthotels, there’s a city stay for you. Each offering something different, but what they all have in common is their location, allowing you the chance to explore as much of the city without having to go too far from where you sleep. When will you be taking a Mancunian-style city break?  Let us know on Insta or tweet us @justhooit, and don’t forget to check out how to make an offer on a hotel room with hoo.


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