Accommodation close to Running Event

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

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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

3220 reviews 8.4
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£ 69.00

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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

8629 reviews 8.1
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£ 52.10

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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

2309 reviews 8.5
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£ 65.83

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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

4857 reviews 8.7
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£ 50.26

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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

4368 reviews 8.3
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£ 34.00

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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

5983 reviews 8
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£ 45.05

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The Gardens Hotel

M1 2AP, Manchester, 55 Piccadilly

Overlooking the central Piccadilly Gardens, Gardens Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Piccadilly Rail Station. It has free Wi-Fi, and guests can make use of a 24-hour front desk. Each of the bright rooms has... read more

5655 reviews 7.4
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£ 25.20

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

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

7147 reviews 7.1
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£ 38.70

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Castlefield Hotel

M3 4JR, Manchester, Liverpool Rd

Overlooking the Bridgewater canal, The Castlefield Hotel is 400 metres from Manchester city centre, and a 10-minute walk from Deansgate Rail Station. There is free Wi-Fi, a gym and an 18-metre swimming pool. The Castlefield... read more

2460 reviews 8.4
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£ 42.00

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Pendulum Hotel

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

3246 reviews 7.7
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£ 45.00

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Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel

M60 7HA, Manchester, Oxford Street

Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the grand Kimpton Clocktower offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford Road Rail Station and The Palace Theatre. Free WiFi is available throughout... read more

4094 reviews 8.8
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£ 71.94

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Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

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

7100 reviews 8.7
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£ 42.00

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ibis Styles Manchester Portland

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

9884 reviews 7.9
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£ 24.67

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Novotel Manchester Centre

M1 4LX, Manchester, 21 Dickinson Street

In Manchester's lively Chinatown, this Novotel is just 500 metres from Manchester Central. The hotel features a fitness centre, stylish restaurant and air-cooled rooms with Wi-Fi access. The spacious rooms at Novotel Manchester Centre each... read more

3212 reviews 8.4
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£ 54.00

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The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

M2 5GP, Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street

Winner of the Leading Hotel of the Year 2019 award, Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel is located in the city's Free Trade Hall, next to the Central Convention Centre. The hotel includes a health... read more

6642 reviews 9
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£ 129.00

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ABode Manchester

M1 2DB, Manchester, 107 Piccadilly

In the heart of the city, ABode Manchester is a splendid 19th-century building with free Wi-Fi access. Piccadilly Rail Station is 3 minutes’ walk away. ABode Manchester’s double-glazed rooms offer monsoon showers and luxury toiletries.... read more

1812 reviews 8.8
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£ 64.00

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The Mitre Hotel

M3 1SW, Manchester, 1-3 Cathedral Gates

Built at the foot of Manchester Cathedral in 1815, the Mitre is one of the oldest hotels in Manchester city centre. It has a restaurant and bar and provides free Wi-Fi in public areas. Each... read more

3193 reviews 7.3
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£ 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 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

2703 reviews 8.7
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£ 95.95

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The Townhouse Manchester

M1 6DF, Manchester, 101 Portland Street

Set in the heart of bustling Manchester, this 19th-century boutique hotel offers stylish, luxurious rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Oxford Road Rail Station is just 5 minutes’ walk away. With Egyptian cotton sheets, rooms at... read more

3537 reviews 8.2
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£ 59.00

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Arena Black Lion

M3 5BZ, Manchester, 65 Chapel Street

A 5-minute walk from Salford Central Train Station, the Arena Black Lion offers accommodation in Manchester. There is a pub and restaurant, and the property offers free Wi-Fi. Each room has a flat-screen TV, wardrobe... read more

606 reviews 7.3
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£ 1.00

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The Ainscow Hotel, BW Premier Collection

M3 5EN, Manchester, Trinity Way

The Ainscow Hotel, BW Premier Collection is set next to Salford Central Railway Station and just 10 minutes’ walk from Manchester’s lively centre and the trendy Northern Quarter. This contemporary property offers on-site car parking... read more

2723 reviews 8.4
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£ 1.00

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Abel Heywood Boutique Hotel

M4 1DZ, Manchester, 34 Turner Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Located in the Northern Quarter, in the centre of Manchester, Abel Heywood Boutique Hotel offers stylish en-suite accommodation with free WiFi access. The property is situated 300 metres from Manchester Arndale and Market Street, offering... read more

1764 reviews 9
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£ 71.25

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easyHotel Manchester

M1 2HF, Manchester, Bradley House

Just a 4-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, EasyHotel Manchester offers budget accommodation in Manchester's Northern Quarter, with various bars, clubs, restaurants and shops located nearby. It is a 10 minute walk from the city... read more

5790 reviews 7.9
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£ 24.99

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Staycity Aparthotels Manchester Piccadilly

M1 2GH, Manchester, 8B Gateway House

Staycity Aparthotels Manchester Piccadilly is superbly located just 300 metres from Canal Street and close to Piccadilly Station, Piccadilly Gardens and the Arndale Centre. The apartments are spacious, stylish and contemporary, and Staycity comforts are... read more

6009 reviews 9.1
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£ 40.00

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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

8350 reviews 9.1
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£ 69.00

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Hyatt Regency Manchester

M15 6PQ, Manchester, 55 Booth Street West

Hyatt Regency Manchester is located in Manchester in the Greater Manchester region, 300 metres from University of Manchester. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. The property is close to popular attractions like The... read more

2585 reviews 9.1
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£ 85.50

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Dakota Manchester

M1 2JL, Manchester, 29 Ducie Street

Located in the Manchester City Centre, Dakota Manchester is a 5-minute walk to Market Street and a 10-minute walk to the Spinningfields. Easily accessible, Dakota Manchester is just a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly train station... read more

4381 reviews 9.5
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£ 110.00

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Hampton By Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter

M4 4HT, Manchester, 41 Rochdale Road

Situated in Manchester's City Centre neighbourhood and thriving Northern Quarter area, Hampton By Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter offers trendy bedrooms with complimentary WiFi, bar, restaurant and fitness centre. Built in 2020, the property is within... read more

1953 reviews 8.2
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£ 38.50

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Start and Finish Line


If you are heading to the Manchester Great Run, as a runner or spectacular, then we do hope that you enjoy your stay in this wonderful city. It is a friendly city that is steeped in rich history and one that boasts great architecture and wonderful things to do!

Start Location 10K/Half Marathon: Portland Street (city centre)

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Finish 10K/Half Marathon: Deansgate (longest road in the city centre)

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Since 2017, the race is sponsored by Simplyhealth, as the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. It’s one of UK’s largest running events together with the Virgin London Marathon and the Great North Run in Newcastle and South Shields.

What you need to look out for when choosing your accommodation


When making reservations for accommodation in the city, and you are on a fight budget, your best options are to go for cheap hotels and bed and breakfasts. For your average budget hotel in the city, you can expect to budget around £57 per night, for a double room. A B&B will cost you slightly more, but you do get a breakfast, something which you will appreciate before the run and the day afterwards.

The good news is that there is no shortage of cheap hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation in central Manchester. If you wish to save even more money. then online booking will save you extra pennies. Just be sure to throughly check what the price includes, such as breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

It’s also a good idea to shop around and to read reviews if at all possible. These reviews give you always a good source of information, and can give you that much needed personal point of view. The main points to look out for are locality, cleanliness and what you get for your money. 

What is it like to run the Great Manchester Run?


If you are running in the Manchester Great Run then you will have so much to see whilst running, helping to make your mind off the task at hand. Of course the cheering crowds will also help to push you along the course. When running along the course you will be able to see Man United’s old football ground at Old Trafford, as well as the breathtaking Lowry and Imperial War Museum.

If you love watching your soap operas, then you will also be delighted to know that you’ll run past the Coronation Street set and along those famous cobbles! You’ll also know that the finish line is in sight when you see the towering skyscraper of Beetham Tower.

Spend a weekend in Manchester for this fantastic running event


If you are running in this fantastic event, or cheering oh a loved one, then it’s a great idea to make a long weekend of it! Manchester has so much to offer you, so why not arrive in Manchester on the Friday and then stay on until Monday.

No matter how long you stay, there really is so much to see and do. The great news is that although Manchester can seem like a large and overwhelming city, the city centre is in fact very accessible on foot and, will actually only take you around an hour to navigate all of its city streets. This will allow you to see all of the major attractions. The Town Hall is slap back in the city centre, so if you do manage to get yourself lost, at least you can always navigate back to this cereal point.

When in Manchester you simply must shop, and there are so many areas in the city to choose from. As well as the world famous Arndale Centre, you can also shop until you drop along King Street and Market Steet, which is where most of the high street shops are located. Towards the bottom of Market Street is the fantastic Northern Quarter, where you find all of the weird and wonderful items that everyone loves to buy when away from home. We promise you it’s well worth a visit! 

There are also many tourist attractions in the city for you to enjoy. Museums include those of the Museum of Science and Industry, known affectionately as MOSI, a must if you are visiting with children, as there is the ability to go for a short train ride. The Manchester Museum is also fantastic for the family to visit.

The great news is that both of these museums offer free entry. If the weather stays dry then it is also worth having a stroll around the Botanical Gardens with an impromptu picnic!

Location and some facts


Name : Great Manchester Run

When : Sunday 15 May 2022

Start Location : The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street.

Finish : Deansgate

Distance : Half Marathon & 10K

Price Half Marathon – £46 per entry, 10K – £39 per entry

Nearest Hotels and B&B’s : in the city centre of Manchester UK.

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