Hotels In Manchester

Often considered to be England's second city, Manchester has shaken off its image of industry and grim factories and is today a thriving and attractive place to visit.


Where To Stay


Manchester has an excellent choice of accommodation, ranging from youth hostels and budget hotels, to some of the top city hotels outside London, including a few that can trace their origins to the growth of the railways in the 19th century. There's also a good range of bed and breakfasts, mostly in the suburbs and plenty of self catering flats, for those who want to be more central. Campsites can be found in the surrounding countryside. Like other large cities, Manchester is a city of neighbourhoods, and while hotel room budget and amenities are important, the right area is also a factor. Castlefield, the Northern Quarter, Piccadilly and Salford Quays are all popular areas in which to stay.


Hotel Indigo


One of the best hotels in manchester city centre is the Indigo, located near to Victoria Station and therefore ideal for those arriving by train. The hotel features rooms that are spacious and well designed, along with a restaurant that features local cuisine. The Indigo does an excellent job of blending in with its surroundings. All the features and amenities you would expect from a good hotel at available, including Internet access, a health and fitness center, laundry service, and handicapped accessible rooms. Guests can choose from 187 rooms or 6 suites, spread over 14 floors, many offering great views over the area.


The Northern Quarter


The hotel is in the heart of the city's somewhat Bohemian Northern Quarter. The area is known for its clothing shops, art galleries and cafes and bars; it's also become a hub for art and design companies and has a reputation for offering some of the city's best nightlife, whether it's an intimate bar or a popular nightclub. One of the best things about the Indigo Hotel is its location at the heart of this fascinating urban area, along with its proximity to a major rail hub.


Other Manchester Attractions


Although the Northern Quarter is literally outside the front door, the Hotel Indigo is within easy reach of the city's other attractions. Manchester has an excellent network of trams and buses and it's a short ride to the shops of the Arndale Centre, The bustle of Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown or the Gay Village along Canal Street. Manchester has some must see museums, of which the best may well be the fascinating Museum of Science and Industry, built over what was the world's first railway station, connecting the city to Liverpool. Other museums worth a visit include the northern branch of the Imperial War Museum, the Lowry, dedicated to the local artist of the same name, and the Manchester Museum.


Day Trips


Manchester makes an ideal base for exploring the picturesque countryside and historic towns of northwest England; within easy reach of the city by car or train are the Victorian resort of Southport, medieval York and the hills of the Peak District.