There are many Manchester hotels that cost a small fortune but these great spots offer the kind of value that would put those pricey places to shame. From apartments for couples and groups to boutique venues, Victorian townhouses on the edge of town and crowd-pleasing chains, finding beds on a budget is something that's eminently achievable in good old Manchester. You might not get the fancy restaurant with the celebrity chef, or be able to sup cocktails at its expensively chic bar, but you will get a good deal - which always aids one's R&R. Sweet dreams.
Manchester cheap hotels
These great-value, three-star serviced apartments are right by Canal Street, Chinatown and Castlefield, so they do brisk business with those looking to explore some of Manchester's finest culture and nightlife. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, DVD players and wi-fi access, too.
Offering the kind of value for which this chain is well known, this Holiday Express is just moments away from the university, and not far from Oxford Road station, Canal Street and The Palace Theatre. Rooms are modern and comfortable, with complimentary toiletries as well as wi-fi and LCD TVs. The Lounge Bar is open until 2am, should you fancy a nightcap.
Its excellent value is the chief reason many people stay at this city-centre hotel, but the proximity to many of Manchester's attractions certanly proves a pull too. In typical Ibis style, rooms are functional but comfortable, with complimentary wi-fi, flat screen TVs with satellite channels, and tea and coffee making facilities. There's an all-you-can-eat cooked buffet breakfast each morning, which proves popular.
A three-star hotel moments from Piccadilly station, this good example of the Premier Inn chain offers spacious rooms with decent en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and beds that are apparently very comfortable. Canal Street, the Northern Quarter and Chinatown are all within easy reach.
Not far from the Northern Quarter, and just a few minutes' walk from Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown and the Arndale Centre, these four-star serviced apartments offer really great value. Each open-plan apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, a lounge and dining area and plenty of comfy seating.
An affordable four-star hotel set in a 19th century villa in the leafy suburb of Eccles, just a few miles from the centre of Manchester, The Ascott Hotel proves a popular choice with those not set on staying in the middle of town. The rooms are impressively appointed, service is excellent, and a complimentary cooked breakfast is available each morning. The hotel has even featured in Corrie - plenty of pedigree.
Its proximity to the MEN Arena makes this good-value three-star hotel a popular choice for those seeing some live music. It is, though, also close to more of Manchester's best attractions, with the Northern Quarter and The Arndale Centre both well worth exploring. The air conditioned rooms are comfortable and well appointed, and there's a buffet breakfast each morning.
This three-star Thistle hotel is right opposite Piccadilly Gardens, so not far at all from both the Northern Quarter and the Arndale Centre. It's housed within a grand old Victorian building, with its rooms functional, comfortable and with all the mod cons you need. The BT Sports channels and the poolside lounge prove very popular plus points.