Selina NQ1 Manchester

M1 1JJ, Manchester, 15 Hilton Street

Located in the heart of Manchester's lively Northern Quarter and offering free WiFi in all rooms and communal areas. Selina NQ1 Manchester offers 3-star budget rooms and dormitories, a shared kitchen and a central location... read more

598 reviews 7.9
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£ 35.02

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DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly

M1 3DG, Manchester, One Piccadilly Place

Situated 35 metres from Manchester’s Piccadilly Train Station, this stylish hotel boasts a fitness suite and air-conditioned rooms with free high-speed WiFi. The modern and spacious rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly are... read more

2241 reviews 8.7
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£ 69.00

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DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Airport

M90 4WP, Hale, Outwood Lane

Set in the heart of the Manchester Airport complex, DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Airport offers a free shuttle to Manchester International Airport and Train Station, just 5 minutes’ drive away. The stylish, modern rooms each... read more

2143 reviews 8.1
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£ 89.00

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Macdonald Manchester Hotel

M1 2PG, Manchester, London Road

Just 150 metres from Manchester Piccadilly Station, the Macdonald Manchester Hotel has an award-winning restaurant, which serves seasonal produce. The property was awarded Best Luxury Hotel in Manchester from the Eat Drink and Awards 2015.... read more

7039 reviews 8.3
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£ 52.10

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Highgrove Guest House

BL2 1ES, Bolton, 63 Manchester Road

Whether your stay is brief or extended, you will instantly feel welcomed and at home. Our Ten bedroomed guesthouse has a great service and our own high standards to ensure your stay is an enjoyable... read more

285 reviews 8.6
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£ 1.00

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Moss Lodge

OL16 5HW, Rochdale, Kings Road

The sophisticated and elegant Moss Lodge is minutes from the centre of Rochdale and junctions 20 and 21 of the M62. The hotel has a relaxed country-house atmosphere. Built in 1848, the restored building has... read more

138 reviews 9.2
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£ 79.00

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Radisson Blu Manchester Airport

M90 3RA, Hale, Chicago Ave

Offering access to all 3 of Manchester Airport’s terminals via the Skylink walkway, this stylish hotel offers chic rooms, free WiFi, and health club with a pool. The rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester... read more

9581 reviews 9
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£ 79.47

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Hilton Manchester Deansgate

M3 4LQ, Manchester, 303 Deansgate

Set in the iconic Beetham Tower, Hilton Manchester Deansgate features a luxury spa and a chic restaurant. The spacious rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive city views. The sumptuous spa has an elegant indoor swimming... read more

2941 reviews 8.1
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£ 119.00

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Village Hotel Manchester Ashton

OL7 0PG, Ashton under Lyne, Pamir Drive

Located just 20 minutes' drive from the vibrant city of Manchester, Village Hotel Manchester Ashton provides an extensive leisure club, on-site parking and stylish accommodation. The contemporary designed rooms boast an en suite bathroom, a... read more

1249 reviews 8.4
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£ 49.50

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Luther King House

M14 5JP, Manchester, Brighton Grove Off Wilmslow Road

In a tree-lined suburb, this college and conference venue has free WiFi in public areas, good breakfasts and free parking. The property is set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens yet Manchester city centre is... read more

4058 reviews 8.5
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£ 1.00

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AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester Salford Quays

M5 3AW, Manchester, 17-19 Trafford Road, Salford Quays

Overlooking Salford Quays, AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester Salford Quays, A Marriott Lifestyle hotel is just 1 mile from the recently developed Media City UK. This 4-star hotel offers 24-hour room service and complimentary WiFi... read more

1937 reviews 8.9
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£ 50.00

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Didsbury House Hotel

M20 5LJ, Manchester, Didsbury Park

In the heart of Didsbury, this Victorian villa has a spa treatment room, and boutique-style rooms. Didsbury House is 500 metres from East Didsbury Station. All of the modern rooms at Didsbury House Hotel have... read more

470 reviews 9.4
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£ 150.00

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Eleven Didsbury Park Hotel

M20 5LJ, Manchester, Didsbury Park, Didsbury Village

In the heart of leafy Didsbury and with easy access to Manchester's city centre, this Victorian villa offers boutique-style rooms with satellite TV and free private parking. All of the elegant en suite rooms at... read more

329 reviews 9.3
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£ 150.00

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Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel

WA15 8XW, Hale, Hale Road, Hale Barns

Located just minutes from Manchester Airport, the Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel offers an extensive leisure centre, spa facilities, and a hair salon. Set within 18-acres of private grounds near the Cheshire Countryside, it is close... read more

1677 reviews 8.5
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£ 1.00

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Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

M3 4JQ, Manchester, Water Street

Originally a 19th-century warehouse, this luxury 4-star city centre hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Manchester's Opera House, on the banks of the River Irwell. The Stylish rooms at the Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel... read more

1683 reviews 8.5
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£ 65.83

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Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

M28 2QT, Worsley, Worsley Park

This hotel with an 18-hole championship golf course, a luxurious day spa and spacious guest rooms is located close to the Trafford Centre and the motorway network. The Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club... read more

1053 reviews 8.7
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£ 119.00

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Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre, an IHG Hotel

M4 4AF, Manchester, 70 Shudehill

Situated in the lively Northern Quarter of Manchester's city centre, the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre boasts 228 individually designed rooms, the Glasshouse restaurant and bar, fitness suite and Starbucks. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City... read more

3396 reviews 8.9
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£ 50.26

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Dreamhouse Apartments Manchester City Centre

M3 4NW, Manchester, 3 -11 Liverpool Road

In the heart of the city, Dreamhouse Apartments Manchester City Centre is a 3-minute walk from the Deansgate shopping area. Deansgate Train Station is a 4-minute walk away and Manchester Arena is 19-minute walk away.... read more

81 reviews 8.6
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£ 70.00

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Lennox Lea Studios and Apartments

M33 2BH, Sale, Irlam Rd

Conveniently located 20 minutes from Manchester city centre, this friendly family-owned aparthotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Lennox Lea Studios and Apartments are in a lovely Victorian building on a quiet, leafy road, next... read more

74 reviews 9.1
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£ 1.00

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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, most apartments have a... read more

822 reviews 9
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£ 71.25

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Velvet Hotel

M1 3HE, Manchester, 2 Canal Street

Boasting stunning rooms with contemporary décor, Velvet Hotel is on central Manchester’s vibrant Canal Street and a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Rail Station. All rooms enjoy elegant furnishings and offer a flat-screen TV and free... read more

1093 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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Ivy Mount Boutique

M30 9AY, Manchester, 31 Half Edge Lane Eccles M30 9AY

A 10-minute drive from the heart of Manchester, Ivy Mount offers free WiFi throughout the property and free parking, just a 6-minute walk from Eccles rail station. Eccles Metrolink station is just a few hundred... read more

756 reviews 7.9
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£ 44.50

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Trivelles Belforte Hotel

M33 2AE, Sale, Broad Road

Trivelles Belforte Hotel is a Victorian property with many original features in Sale town centre. Belforte House is located directly opposite Sale Leisure Centre and guests have discounted use of the facilities. The hotel is... read more

809 reviews 7.5
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£ 33.00

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ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street

M1 4GX, Manchester, Portland Street

In the heart of Manchester city centre, the ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street features a 24-hour front desk and a lively bar. It is close to the city's major attractions, including shopping, nightlife, and... read more

3434 reviews 8.5
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£ 34.00

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Quay Apartments

M50 3BD, Manchester, 250 The Quays

These apartments in Salford Quays have high-spec furnishings and fittings, with secure on-site parking and free Wi-Fi. The spacious rooms feature contemporary décor, and each bedroom has a private bathroom. All apartments have a flat-screen... read more

496 reviews 8.7
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£ 54.30

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ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street

M1 7DG, Manchester, Charles Street

This hotel is situated in the corner of Princess Street and Charles Street, within Manchester’s lively centre. Piccadilly and Oxford Road Stations are within a 10-minute walk away. The bright and airy bedrooms each have... read more

4415 reviews 8.5
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£ 34.00

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My-Places Central Apartments

M1 1BY, Manchester, Chatsworth House, 19 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

61 reviews 7.8
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£ 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

5816 reviews 8.2
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£ 45.05

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Dreamhouse Apartments Manchester City West

M3 6AJ, Manchester, 2 Bloom Street

A 5-minute walk from MEN Arena, these stylish, modern apartments are within a 10-minute walk of Deansgate Shopping Area. Salford Central Train Station is a short walk from Dreamhouse Apartments Manchester City West. Each apartment... read more

60 reviews 9
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£ 80.00

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Some History

Several properties in the county date back to Roman times or before, and boast numerous listed buildings, but it was the textile works of the industrial age that brought most prosperity, with local variations – Wigan’s coal mines supplied industry’s fuel, and it was also immortalised in George Orwell’s Road to Wigan Pier. That pier is now a heritage and cultural centre, making Wigan a popular stopping-off point, with cheap accommodation available if needed.

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Stockport, on the other hand, grew hemp, made rope, opened one of the UK’s first mechanised silk mills, and became a centre for hat-making (remembered at its Hat Museum today). Its proximity to Manchester, and its range of hotels, including budget options, makes it a sound choice.

Flemish weavers came to Bolton in the fourteenth century, so its later rise in the cotton and wool trade was a natural progression, and the present-day town offers plenty of hotels and b&bs to travellers in Greater Manchester. Oldham also came early to industrialisation, becoming the most prolific cotton-mill town in the world. Find a cheap bed and breakfast place here, and stay overnight to check out the architecture of remaining factories.

Sitting in the foothills of the South Pennines, Rochdale was the birthplace of the Co-operative Movement, and one of the first industrialised centres, with the now-restored Rochdale Canal being essential to its success. Book into one of its hotels to investigate the magnificent Victorian Town Hall, considered one of the UK’s best municipal buildings, or opt for b&b in the glorious countryside. The towns of Tameside also stand close to the side of the Pennines situated within Greater Manchester, with urban hotels for the tightest budgets, and more rural bed and breakfast establishments.

Apart from its role in the textile boom, Bury is originator of the black pudding and birthplace of former British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, founder of both the Conservative Party and London’s Metropolitan Police. Facilities include a traditional market, a pleasant art gallery and a transport museum linked to the East Lancashire Railway. With a local Metrolink terminus, and budget accommodation readily available, it’s ideal for a short break. Alternatively, an out-of-town b&b would be a good way of exploring the moors that are visible from the town.

Visitors are spoilt for choice in the city of Salford. Stroll around peaceful Salford Quays to the architectural gem that is the Lowry, with its theatre and its art gallery commemorating local artist L. S. Lowry, or make for the spectacular building that houses the Imperial War Museum in the North. Nearby Media City is a thriving complex with tours available. Enjoy a quieter stay here in this beautiful and tranquil setting on Manchester’s outskirts, with a choice ranging from luxury hotel to bed and breakfast.

Trafford covers over forty-one miles, and is home to the huge Trafford Centre retail outlet. Within the conurbation are several interesting towns, like Sale with its Waterside Arts Centre, Stretford, Altrincham and Old Trafford, famous for its cricket and football grounds. Hotels of all grades, down to cheap b&bs, welcome fans and shoppers.

The compact centre of Manchester, affectionately known as Cottonopolis, contains award-winning art galleries and museums like the People’s History Museum, the Whitworth and the Museum of Science and Industry, historic architecture, music venues to please all tastes, and enough retail therapy to satisfy any shopaholic. Industrial heritage is all around, but head to Ancoats, which can truly claim to be the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Find out about local daughter Emmeline Pankhurst at her old home, now the Pankhurst Centre, or visit the ex-residence and museum dedicated to the author Elizabeth Gaskell. This lively and friendly city has a real buzz about it, and there’s always a festival or celebration in full swing somewhere. Accommodation includes several budget chains, with bed and breakfast options mostly confined to the suburbs, where University vacation lets are another cheap possibility.

Greater Manchester has something for everyone, with accommodation from five-star to b&b. With good rail and road connections, a comprehensive bus service and the Metrolink tram system, touring is no problem, so you can keep accommodation cheap by staying in a less central location.