Places to Stay close to NYE Fireworks, Parties, Xmas break
M5 4RS, Manchester, 55 Ordsall Lane, Regent Road
With free parking, the Campanile Manchester – Salford features a modern restaurant and bar. Old Trafford is just 2 miles away and Manchester centre is a 15-minute walk. The budget rooms at Campanile Manchester each... read more
£ 38.25View Rates
M1 3BB, Manchester, Weston Building, Sackville St
Just 300 metres from Manchester Piccadilly Station, Pendulum Hotel features a stylish restaurant and conservatory bar. In the bustling city centre, the hotel is 1 mile from O2 Apollo. Free WiFi is available throughout the... read more
£ 44.10View Rates
M1 6DP, Manchester, 3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens
Ibis Styles Manchester Portland is opposite Piccadilly Gardens, close to the Northern Quarter. Featuring a lively bar, restaurant and high-speed WiFi throughout, the hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station. The weather-themed rooms... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
M1 4PH, Manchester, Piccadilly Plaza, Portland Street
Overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly is situated in the heart of the city and just a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station. A 24-hour front desk is available, along with a fully... read more
£ 58.50View Rates
M1 5LE, Manchester, 56 Great Bridgewater Street
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre is located in the centre of Manchester, 4 minutes' walk to St Peters Square and directly opposite the Manchester Central Convention Centre and the Bridgewater Hall. Free high-speed WiFi is... read more
£ 59.25View Rates
M4 5JY, Manchester, Goadsby Road off Swan Street
In the heart of Manchester, this hotel is just 600 metres from the Manchester Arena. Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena has a 24-hour front desk and modern rooms with Wi-Fi access. The bright,... read more
£ 64.00View Rates
M1 5QA, Manchester, 2 Oxford Road
Situated next to the University Of Manchester, the Holiday Inn Express Manchester is a 5-minute walk from Oxford Road Train Station. Rooms feature a powerful shower, WiFi, and an LCD TV. Set on Oxford Road,... read more
£ 65.00View Rates
M15 4RP, Manchester, 1 First Street
Innside Manchester by Melia is located in the city centre and within 5 minutes’ walk of the train stations at Deansgate and Oxford Road. It offers a gym, sauna, a restaurant and bar. The hotel... read more
£ 68.00View Rates
M1 3DT, Manchester, 25 Aytoun Street
Offering a terrace, fitness centre and 12 meeting rooms, Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre is set in the heart of Manchester, opposite Piccadilly Train Station. Free WiFi is available in all areas, including in... read more
£ 68.00View Rates
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
£ 69.00View Rates
M4 2AD, Manchester, Dantzic Street
Located opposite the Printworks, these stylish apartments in Manchester centre have modern kitchens and free Wi-Fi. The 4-star City Stop Apartment Hotel is 600 metres from the Arndale Shopping Centre. Set in a Grade II... read more
£ 69.30View Rates
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
£ 70.00View Rates
M1 2JB, Manchester, 7 Ducie Street
Featuring a selection of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouse suites, some with private roof terraces or wrap-around balconies offering views across the Manchester skyline. Opened in November 2016, La Reserve Aparthotel Manchester is... read more
£ 71.10View Rates
M1 4LG, Manchester, 18-24 Princess Street
In Manchester city centre, the Princess St. Hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre, modern rooms, and free WiFi throughout. Manchester’s central shopping district is a 3-minute walk away and Manchester Art Gallery is directly opposite.... read more
£ 72.90View Rates
M3 2EQ, Manchester, Blackfriars Street
Located on Manchester’s central Deansgate Road and ideal for shopping, this modern hotel has spacious, air-conditioned rooms with city views. It is just 650 metres from the Manchester Arena. Unlimited free WiFi is available in... read more
£ 74.00View Rates
M2 5GP, Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street
The award-winning Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester is located in the city's Free Trade Hall, next to the Central Convention Centre. The hotel includes a health spa, 2 restaurants and onsite bar. Free Wi-Fi is available... read more
£ 75.20View Rates
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
£ 76.00View Rates
M60 2DS, Manchester, 16 Peter St
The Midland - QHotels is an award-winning, 4-star luxury hotel with a spa in Manchester city centre. It offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Providing a fine dining experience, Adam Reid at The French... read more
£ 89.10View Rates
M60 7HA, Manchester, Oxford Street
Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the grand Principal Manchester, formerly The Palace Hotel, underwent in 2016 a multi-million pound refurbishment and offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford... read more
£ 95.00View Rates
M3 5LH, Manchester, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf
On the banks of the River Irwell, the award-winning Lowry dominates the skyline with its curved, glass-fronted façade. It has rooms with stunning views, a riverside restaurant and a spa. Free WiFi is also available.... read more
£ 96.75View Rates
Christmas Shopping in Manchester
In Manchester City Centre there are most of the well-known high street brands in and around The Arndale Centre as well as designer shops and boutiques in the Deansgate area. Exchange Square features a large Selfridges department store and there are lots of places to do vintage shopping.
The nearby Trafford Centre is a shopping mecca and the perfect spot for a bit of retail therapy. After a day of shopping return to your cheap accommodation to prepare for another day. Cheap hotels are always available with rooms found in central Manchester offering accommodation and deals that often include breakfast.
Stay in over the Holidays
There are a number of hotels, b&b’s and apartments to rent in Manchester to stay in over the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve celebrations and parties, depending on your budget. Renting a city centre apartment is relatively inexpensive and offers a slice of city living, perfect for a family or larger groups.
In the leafier suburbs such as Wilmslow or Didsbury you can find more traditional guesthouses and hotels. There are also cheap chain hotels around the city and the great transport links mean you’ll be well-connected wherever you stay. Some cosy bed and breakfast will serve a tasty breakfast in the morning.
Although it’s a big city with the vibe to go alongside that, travel just 20 minutes out of the city and you find yourself in leafy Cheshire – home to WAGs, footballers and great beauty salons.
This is the coolest area of Manchester, located centrally, there are numerous bars, some of the best clubs and restaurants to visit. There are many delicious Thai, Indian and Japanese restaurants in this area as well as hip bars and club nights.
You can also Christmas shop in the boutiques of this area and have a tea and cake at one of many cafes.
Manchester’s Musical Heritage
The world famous Hacienda sadly is no longer open, but you can still see the site at the Hacienda apartments. Bands Oasis, The Happy Mondays, Joy Division, The Smiths, Simply Red and Take that are all from the area.
For gigs there’s The Academy or the MEN to see big stars.
Festivities are held all over the city
Celebrations : festivities are held at New Year Eve all over Manchester. Many bars, clubs, disco and hotels hold their own party and firework display as well.
Popular Areas : popular areas include Oxford Street with its beautiful Christmas lights and the lively Canal street with locals bars and nightclubs. Do not miss the happening night life here, as Canal Street is the place to be for the best parties.
Christmas Market : the annual and main Christmas Market is held at Albert Square, in front of the town hall, from 17 November to 29 December. A world market is located close by in Brazennose Street.
Other X-mas markets include a French Christmas Market in King Street and a German Christmas Market on St Ann’s Square.
The markets offer a large range of traditional goods and gifts, such as handcrafted decorations, toys and jewellery together with glühwein or hot chocolate.