Manchester Transport TramNot many b&b’s are located very close to Manchester Arena. Most bed and breakfasts are a short drive away, but offer free car parking.

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If you wish to stay close to the AO arena, you can always look for hotels offering breakfast included rates. Many of these hotels with breakfast are very affordable and are a good alternative to a traditional b&b or guest house.


Accommodation close to Indoor Entertainment Venue

Church Street by Supercity Aparthotels

M4 1PN, Manchester, 20 Church Street

In a city-centre location, Church Street by Supercity Aparthotels is located a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station. There is free high-speed WiFi and an on-site gym. Overlooking Piccadilly Gardens. tea/coffee making facilities, and... read more

1628 reviews 8.7

£ 71.25

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My-Places Central Apartments

M1 1BY, Manchester, Lever Street

Located in central Manchester, My-Places Central Apartments come with free WiFi and spacious living areas. They are ideally located just of Piccadilly Gardens. Each My-Places apartment has a stereo system or audio station, and a... read more

42 reviews 6.8

£ 57.00

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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

M4 4EW, Manchester, Cheetham Hill Road

This modern, 4-star hotel is opposite the AO Arena and Manchester Victoria Rail Station. The property offers a fantastic swimming pool, a gym, and rooms with LCD satellite TVs. With large windows and views over... read more

8556 reviews 7.9

£ 45.05

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Stay Inn Manchester

M3 7DB, Manchester, 55 Blackfriars Rd

Just a 10-minute walk from Manchester’s lively centre, Stay Inn Manchester offers free secure parking (one vehicle per room), a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. The budget hotel is 800 metres from the Phones... read more

2665 reviews 7.2

£ 34.90

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Sachas Hotel Manchester

M4 1SH, Manchester, Tib Street, Piccadilly

Next to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester’s centre, this hotel features restaurant for breakfast and a bar. Manchester Piccadilly Station is just 10 minutes’ walk away. All of the rooms at the Britannia Sachas feature light,... read more

12257 reviews 5.7

£ 1.00

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The Lowry Hotel

M3 5LH, Manchester, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf

On the banks of the River Irwell, the award-winning Lowry has rooms with views, a riverside restaurant and a spa. Free WiFi is also available. The rooms at The Lowry Hotel have walk-in wardrobes, a... read more

2922 reviews 8.7

£ 95.95

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Hotel Gotham

M2 4WU, Manchester, 100 King Street

Located in the centre of Manchester, Hotel Gotham is a 3-minute walk from Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre. It offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi. Serviced by a lift, all rooms and suites are air-conditioned... read more

3191 reviews 8.9

£ 129.00

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Corporation Street Apartment

M4 4DX, Manchester, Apartment 100, 109 Corporation Street

Situated in Manchester, a 3-minute walk from Manchester Arena and 1.1 km from Deansgate, Corporation Street Apartment provides accommodation with free WiFi. The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, kettle, and a... read more

531 reviews 8.8

£ 1.00

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CitySuites Aparthotel

M3 7NH, Manchester, 16 Chapel Street

Deansgate is a 2-minute walk away and Manchester Victoria Station is 350 metres away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The building has swimming pool, gym and hot tub available for guests to use.... read more

5902 reviews 8.7

£ 79.20

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Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange

M2 1WD, Manchester, 15 CROSS STREET

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange offers accommodation in Manchester, 400 metres from Deansgate. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped... read more

10646 reviews 8.6

£ 69.00

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Roomzzz Manchester Victoria

M4 3TR, Manchester, The Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch

Featuring accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and an on-site gym, Roomzzz Manchester Victoria is situated in a Grade II listed building next to Manchester Arndale shopping centre and only a 4-minute walk from Manchester... read more

2133 reviews 8.9

£ 59.00

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Stay for longer on cheap rates 15

M1 1BY, Manchester, Lever Street

Situated in the centre of Manchester, within 400 metres of Greater Manchester Police Museum and 800 metres of Piccadilly Railway Station, Stay for longer on cheap rates 15 is an accommodation offering city views. Free... read more

5 reviews 8.2

£ 73.00

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Copper and Blossom

M4 5EE, Manchester, 44 Oldham Road

Copper and Blossom in Manchester features accommodation with free WiFi, 500 metres from Greater Manchester Police Museum, 1.3 km from Manchester Arena and 1.1 km from Chetham's Library. This apartment is 1.4 km from Albert... read more

23 reviews 7.6

£ 455.60

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YOTEL Manchester Deansgate

M3 2NW, Manchester, 2 John Dalton Street

Conveniently situated in Manchester, Yotel Manchester Deansgate.provides air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and... read more

11886 reviews 8.6

£ 1.00

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Hampton By Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter

M4 4HT, Manchester, 41 Rochdale Road

Situated in the Manchester city centre neighbourhood and northern quarter area, Hampton By Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter offers bedrooms with complimentary WiFi, bar, restaurant and fitness centre. Built in 2020, the property is within a... read more

7700 reviews 8.2

£ 38.50

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BrewDog DogHouse Manchester

M2 2AR, Manchester, 20 Fountain Street

Ideally located in Manchester, BrewDog DogHouse Manchester offers air-conditioned rooms, free bikes, free WiFi and a garden. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can have a drink at the... read more

1072 reviews 9.4

£ 1.00

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CitySuites Two Aparthotel

M3 7GF, Manchester, New Kings Head Yard, Manchester City Centre, M3 7GF

Situated in Manchester, 500 metres from Chetham's Library and less than 1 km from the centre, CitySuites Two Aparthotel features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, and a fitness centre. Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher... read more

4323 reviews 9.1

£ 1.00

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PREMIER Apartments Manchester

M40 7PS, Manchester, Oldham Road

PREMIER Apartments Manchester features accommodation situated in Manchester, 1.3 km from Canal Street and 1.4 km from Piccadilly Railway Station. Free WiFi is availablethroughout the property. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with an... read more

284 reviews 6.8

£ 1.00

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The Ultimate Hen Suite with Bar & Makeup Room

M4 5EE, Manchester, 46 Oldham Road

Set in Manchester, near Greater Manchester Police Museum, Manchester Arena and Chetham's Library, The Ultimate Hen Suite with Bar & Makeup Room features free WiFi. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV... read more

4 reviews 9.5

£ 1.00

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Zest Apartment Two

M4 5AB, Manchester, 46 Great Ancoats Street

Set in the centre of Manchester, within 200 metres of Greater Manchester Police Museum and 1.4 km of Manchester Arena, Zest Apartment Two is an accommodation offering city views. This apartment is 1.1 km from... read more

34 reviews 7.3

£ 1.00

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Stunning Two bedroom Apartment, Amazing City Views

M3 5AS, Manchester, Victoria Bridge Street

Offering free WiFi, Stunning Two bedroom Apartment, Amazing City Views is situated in the centre of Manchester within 600 metres of John Rylands Library and 400 metres from Chetham's Library. This apartment is 400 metres... read more

31 reviews 5.7

£ 1.00

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Fab Manchester City new one bed apartment

M3 5JS, Manchester, 40 the Gallery

Offering free WiFi, Fab Manchester City new one bed apartment is located in the centre of Manchester within 600 metres of John Rylands Library and 700 metres from Chetham's Library. It is set less than... read more

9 reviews 7.3

£ 1.00

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Lever Street

M1 1BY, Manchester, Lever Street

Offering free WiFi, Lever Street is situated in the centre of Manchester within 200 metres of Greater Manchester Police Museum and 700 metres from Piccadilly Railway Station. This apartment is less than 1 km from... read more

0 reviews 0

£ 1.00

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Top 12 B&Bs and Hotels – Cheapest Deals

1. Park Crescent Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)

Address : 13 Park Crescent, Manchester M14 5RE, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 2.5 miles – 3.8 mi driving (18 minutes)
Free Parking nearby

The Park Crescent Hotel is among the best b&b’s in the city. The property is located south of Manchester city centre not far away from the famous University of Manchester.

Guests will have an easy time accessing the city centre as there is a bus stop 200 metres from the Hotel serving the railway station of Manchester Piccadilly and of course the city centre. The owners offer a perfect b&b accommodation style with modern and nicely furnished rooms with breakfast included*. Read More

2. Abbey Lodge (Bed and Breakfast)

Address : 501 Wibraham Road Chorlton, Manchester M21 0UJ, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 4.1 mi driving (19 minutes)
Free Car Parking

Abbey Lodge is an establishment of the year 1990 and ever since the Hotel has specialised in providing the best accommodation in their well sized and modern designed rooms.

Abbey Lodge is known to be a friendly traditional b&b in Manchester something seconded by most guests in the many online reviews available*. Read More

3. Arena Black Lion (Cheap Bed and Breakfast)

Address : 65 Chapel Street, Manchester M3 5BZ, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.3 miles – 8 minutes walking

The Arena Black Lion is among the very cheap properties in Manchester. The prices here are designed to suit everyone’s budget. Located at Chapel Street, the hotel b&b is famous for offering affordable accommodation which includes breakfast.

The Arena Black Lion also provides the guests with continental breakfast and a full English breakfast at the weekend which will require an additional fee*. Read More

4. The Mitre Hotel (Cheap Hotel, often Rates Include Breakfast)

Address : 1-3 Cathedral Gates, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M3 1SW, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.2 mile – 5 minutes walking

The Mitre Hotel is located at the base of the Manchester Cathedral, on the corner of Exchange Square and its one of the oldest facilities in the city.

The Hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers and ideal for visitors going to the Manchester arena for a music or other event. The Mitre Hotel is a cheap accommodation option right in the heart of the city*. Read More

5. Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena (Rates often Include Breakfast) ★★★

Address : Goadsby Road off Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JY, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.4 mile – 8 minutes walking
Public Parking nearby

Holiday Inn Express is a modern and one of the most stylish accommodation options with breakfast inclusive in the city. The Hotel is located at Goadsby Road off Swan Street in Manchester City Centre.

This is an approximately ten-minute walk from Victoria rail Station and less than a thirty-minute drive from Manchester Airport. The Hotel is 15 minutes drive away from Old Trafford and Etihad stadia hence suitable for all football fans.
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6. Abel Heywood Boutique Hotel (Highly Recommended Hotel) ★★★★

Address : 34 Turner Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1DZ, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.4 mile – 8 minutes walking
Parking Available

This is an award-winning boutique hotel centrally located in the Northern Quarter hence making the city Arena easily accessible. The Hotel is located at Turner Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester.

Abel Heywood is a highly recommended Accommodation option in the city from the many reviews available. This is a home for the British-inspired menu, locally brewed ales and ancient arts*. Read More

7. AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester City Centre (Often Promotions Breakfast Included) ★★★★

Address : 13 Park Crescent, Manchester M14 5RE, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.4 mile – 9 minutes walking

This is a modern hotel equipped with a rare blend of sleek European design guaranteeing the guests a warm experience during their stay. It is located at Mason Street.

Since the hotel is located on the border of Ancoats, fans here will be very close to the Etihad Stadium. A breakfast buffet is usually served every morning for a surcharge; however, the accommodation fee may be inclusive of the standard breakfast*. Read More

8. Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre (One of Nearest Hotels) ★★★★

Address : Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4EW, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.3 mile – 7 minutes walking
You can Park Public nearby

The hotel is among the accommodation options closest to the indoor Arena for concerts and other events. Located at Cheetham Hill Road, it is an ideal place to explore the attraction sites in the city centre.

The hotel is only a 4-minute walk from the Victoria rail station as well, and a 20-minute drive from the Manchester International Airport hotels. Guests here enjoy a discount on parking at the National Car Park directly opposite the hotel*. Read More

9. Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange (One of Nearest Properties – 2 min) ★★★★

Address : The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.1 mile – 2 minutes walking

It is one of the nearest aparthotels to the Manchester Arena offering apartment style accommodation. The property is situated at Corn Exchange and is fairly budget friendly.

From the look, one will vividly see the incredible architectural design of the apartments which encompasses the beauty and tale of the iconic Grade II listed Manchester Corn Exchange. The guests are guaranteed easy access to the city centre from the property*. Read More

10. City Stop Manchester (One of Nearest Apartments) ★★★★

Address : Dantzic Street, Manchester M4 2AD, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.2 mile – 3 minutes walking

The property is among the nearest apartment hotel to the Arena. It is located at Dantzic Street just opposite the Printworks. City Stop is 2 miles from the Etihad stadium and 5-minute walk from the Manchester Victoria Railway Station.

The property is set in Grade II listed building with spacious and well-maintained apartments with stylish modern designed kitchens*. Read More

11. Britannia Hotel City Centre Manchester (Cheap Hotel) ★★★

Address : 35 Portland Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 3LA, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.7 miles – 14 minutes walking
You Can Park nearby

Britannia Hotel is a cheap accommodation option designed in an English tradition from outside. Located at Portland St it provide a pleasant accommodation in a Grade II-listed building.

The hotel is just a few minutes walk to the city centre and the Arndale Centre. This budget friendly hotel is also excellently situated for the movement of guests around the city as it a short distance from the Manchester Piccadilly train station and music arena.*. Read More

12. Hatters Manchester (Budget Hostel, Rates Include Breakfast)

Address : 50 Newton Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 2EA, United Kingdom
Distance from Indoor Arena : 0.6 mile – 12 minutes walking
Public Car Parking Available nearby

Hatters Manchester is a beautiful backpackers hotel offering cheap b&b style accommodation in the city of Manchester. The hotel is situated at Newton Street.

The hostel is located within a Victorian building in the Northern Quarter, just a 5-minute walk from the Manchester Piccadilly rail station. Hatters Manchester is famous for its budget-friendly rates which are also breakfast inclusive*. Read More

note (*): Amenities and facilities listed are based at the time of publishing. All amenities are subject to change without prior notice. Please check latest facilities and current amenities on hotel or our provider’s website.

Where Should I Stay for budget friendly accommodation ?

Depending on how close you want to be to the indoor arena will often have an influence on the price. City centre Manchester places to stay are especially luxurious in the Deansgate area and will situate you within ten minutes walk of the ground. Slightly away from the crowds are several 3 and 4 star cheap hotels which are still located within a third of a mile.

The inner city area of Salford also offers an excellent selection of cheap properties and from here, you will be within walking distance. Popular in the city of Manchester is renting a self catering apartment for a night or the weekend.

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However most hotels have a direct line to a reputable taxi service and the public transport links from here to the city centre are fantastic too. If you need to cater for any special requirements, it is advisable to contact the hotel you are considering in advance to discuss arrangements.

A good hotel in Manchester near the arena complex is the Park Inn by Radisson. The property has an ideal location just opposite the venue and Manchester Victoria Station. Another hotel near Manchester Arena is the 4 star rating Indigo Hotel.

One of the largest arena’s in Britain

The Manchester Arena is one of the largest indoor arena’s in Britain and also Europe. It was opened in 1995 and was formally the Manchester Evening News (MEN) and Phones4U. It is one of the busiest venues across the globe and attracts headline acts like Pharrell Williams, U2, Madonna, Oasis and Simply Red.

This venue also broke records in the 2010/11 season thanks to the residency of Bolton born comedian Peter Kay. More than 1 million visitors are drawn to this entertainment complex annually and it has previously been the recipient of the International Venue of the Year award. Transportation here is excellent, therefore securing accommodation in this city will give you the chance to visit the countless other attractions further afield. Manchester Arena hotels are at a ideal location to explore the city. Booked hotels offer sometimes free car parking, a swimming pool and often free Wifi. Manchester Victoria Station is within walking distance.

The 21,000 capacity Phones 4u arena has also hosted a number of prestigious sporting events in the past including Commonwealth Games events and boxing matches with stars such as David Haye and Mike Tyson. Another popular venue with plenty of accommodation nearby is the Manchester Academy, close to the University campus.

Some of the most exciting attractions nearby include Chill Factore, Band on the Wall, Cornerhouse, Old Trafford football stadium of Man Utd, Heaton park and the People’s History Museum.

Although securing rooms at a bed and breakfast will entitle you to one meal a day, there is a fine assortment or restaurants in this cultural city too. The Mongolian Grill for example in the Northern Quarter is highly recommended as the food is delicious. This all you can eat is worth every penny and offers convenient access to the high street and the best record shops in the city.

Chinatown needs no introduction and by choosing well priced b&b’s, hotels or apartments to rent in this area, you will also enjoy close access to many of the best nightclubs in the city.

Location of the (MEN) Arena in Manchester City Centre – Victoria Station

Name : Manchester Arena (formerly known as NYNEX 1995–1998, Manchester Evening News 1998–2011, Manchester Arena 2011–2013, Phones4U 2013 – 2015)

Location : in Manchester on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street. Adjacent to Manchester Victoria Station.

North general hospital, Royal Infirmary medical centre, and the large University Hospital complex site can all easily be reached. The central convention complex is within close distance as well.

Address : Trinity Way, Manchester M3 1AR, England, United Kingdom

Postcode district : M3

Tel : +44 161 950 5000

Managed and operated : by SMG Europe

Capacity : 21,000

Opened in 1995

Nearest railway station ?

The (Phones 4u) Arena is situated adjacent to the Victoria Train Station. From Piccadilly rail station it’ s only a short Metrolink ride to Victoria Metrolink tram stop offering easy connections to Piccadilly railway station. Piccadilly rail station is a mile away.

Nearest Airport ?

The nearest airport is the city’s International Airport MAN, located 10.3 miles away, and can be reached by Stagecoach Number 45 or a combination of train and Metrolink.

Nearest Hotels : to the north of the city centre, around Victoria railway station. Many Budget hotels do have a central location. A Manchester city centre hotel can be booked for a single traveller, a couple, family or larger groups. Arena hotels are within walking distance of the entertainment and concert venue.

Nearby Attractions and Sights M3 1AR Trinity Way

Chetham’s Library (Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, England): little library. The library is astonishing in its age and pristine state.

Manchester Cathedral (Victoria St, north end of Deansgate, M3 1SX): cathedral part of the Church of England, situated just off Deansgate close to Arndale shopping district.

National Football Museum (Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG): world’s biggest football museum. The museum consists out of five floors of excellent football memorabilia, combined with fun active football games for kids.

Printworks (27, Withy Grove, M4 2BS): major leisure and entertainment complex. There are many bars and restaurants as well as a cinema.