Stay in one of the 10 best luxury hotels in Manchester

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Photo: The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

The vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Manchester makes the perfect destination for a weekend break or longer stay, and this northern town surely has more than its fair share of luxury hotels. 

Manchester accommodation options include loft living in a city centre apartment complex, a converted textile warehouse in the Northern Quarter, a Victorian structure with clock tower near the University of Manchester, and much more. 

This list comprises 10 of the best luxury hotels in Manchester. Whether you’re searching for somewhere to have a spa day, afternoon tea or evening cocktails, or are planning to stay in the north west for a little longer, find the ideal hotel for you.

1. The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Part of the Radisson Collection, The Edwardian occupies Manchester’s iconic Free Trade Hall building. A range of accommodation is available at this plush city property, including suites with full length windows and private outdoor terraces. 

There is free WiFi throughout the establishment and original works are dotted about the walls of the rooms and public spaces. The Edwardian also has a champagne and afternoon tea lounge, a sumptuous spa, a pool, a gym and a restaurant specialising in grilled meats and seafood.  

2. Hotel Gotham

 

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Close to Manchester Art Gallery on upmarket King Street is Hotel Gotham, a property located in the former home of a bank. The interior befits the smart location, and all rooms come with flatscreen TVs, free WiFi, Nespresso machines, minibar, high ceilings and art deco styling. Suites also have dedicated seating areas and some feature free-standing baths. 

Hotel Gotham has an upper floor restaurant showcasing contemporary British cuisine and a private bar on the top floor offering guests unparalleled panoramic views over the city. 

3. Stock Exchange Hotel

 

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As the name indicates, the Stock Exchange Hotel was once Manchester’s beating financial heart. Today, it’s a sleek, four star property occupying this historic stone building, offering guests the benefit of services such as valet parking and personal shoppers.

All accommodation is equipped with a Nespresso machine and flat screen TV, and there is complimentary WiFi throughout the property. More luxurious rooms may also come with minibars, free-standing bathtubs, Smart TVs or even a rooftop terrace. 

The Stock Exchange Hotel also has a busy restaurant and bar, plus a guest lounge on site.

4. Dakota Manchester

 

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Dakota on Ducie Street in central Manchester offers guests some superb amenities, including rainfall showers or whirlpool baths, minibars and balconies or terraces. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities plus free WiFi and flatscreen TV. A range of one and two bedroom suites also feature separate living areas.

Breakfast is served daily and there is an appealing restaurant and bar on site. With Manchester Piccadilly and the city centre within easy walking distance, plenty of local facilities are also near at hand.  

5. The Lowry Hotel

Salford has entered the limelight in recent years thanks to the opening of Media City UK at the quays, and the name of this hotel also pays homage to one of the second city’s more famous sons, industrial artist L. S. Lowry.

The Lowry Hotel is close to the tram stop and is positioned by Trinity Bridge on the River Irwell. With full length windows, accommodation is designed to make the most of those waterwide views, and it takes under 10 minutes to reach central Manchester. 

Guests can enjoy a champagne breakfast, afternoon tea or dinner in the restaurant. The Lowry also boasts a bar, fitness suite, spa and even a ballroom. 

6. King Street Townhouse

Situated across the road from Manchester Town Hall is King Street Townhouse, located in a late 19th century building constructed in a Renaissance style. Some rooms offer views over the historic town hall, and the Royal Exchange is also close by.

As well as its impressive location and a selection of rooms and suites, King Street Townhouse boasts a fine range of amenities including a deluxe spa, a gym, an infinity pool, a guest lobby with fireplace, a tea lounge and a smart restaurant.

7. The Cow Hollow Hotel

Tucked away in Manchester’s fashionable Northern Quarter is the Cow Hollow, a four star industrial-style hotel housed in what was once a textile warehouse. 

This area is ideal for night owls as well as those with a penchant for alternative living, as the Afflecks Palace shopping emporium and a range of independent boutiques, cute cafes and stylish bars can all be found in the vicinity. 

The hotel itself offers rooms with features like exposed brickwork, free-standing baths, smart TVs and rainfall showers. The Cow Hollow also has its own cafe and cocktail bar. 

8. Native Manchester

 

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If you crave the freedom of self-catering but love hotel amenities, Native Manchester could make the ideal big city base for your stay. Housed in a red brick warehouse, it offers a choice of studios, one and two bedroom units, and loft apartments. 

The hotel has a cinema, gym, bar, cafe and restaurant, while accommodation comes equipped with flat screen TVs, kitchenettes and free WiFi. Some also have dishwashers, terraces and washer-dryers. The vaulted glass roofs are a stunning feature of the loft apartments at Native Manchester.

9. Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel can trace its history back to 1890, when the building was first used as the headquarters for an assurance society. Now, this glamorous, boutique-style venue offers ultra stylish city living close to Manchester Oxford Road train station and the university district.

The Victorian building with clock tower also has a breathtaking glass dome in the lobby, and some rooms come with four-poster beds. There is a ballroom, an art deco style restaurant and a range of meeting rooms at the property too.

10. Hotel Brooklyn

On smart Portland Street in central Manchester is Hotel Brooklyn, a fashionable four star hotel with a great restaurant, a guest lounge with comfortable seating, a cocktail bar and a range of upscale accommodation.

Rooms feature contemporary decor with a mid-century twist, Nespresso machines, WiFi, Smart TVs and mini fridges. Those staying in suites also benefit from touches like living areas, large bathtubs, outdoor terraces and minibars.

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