Accommodation close to Running Event

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

2711 reviews 8.6
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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

8006 reviews 8.2
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£ 52.10

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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

4052 reviews 8.8
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£ 50.26

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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

930 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

1140 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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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

4698 reviews 8.3
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£ 34.00

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Britannia Hotel City Centre Manchester

M1 3LA, Manchester, 35 Portland Street

Set in a magnificent Victorian building, Britannia Hotel is just 10 minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station. With WiFi and 2 lively bars, the hotel is 1 mile from Manchester Cathedral. The impressive building... read more

12773 reviews 6.4
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£ 29.00

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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

6524 reviews 7.3
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£ 38.70

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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, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. The budget hotel is 800 metres from the Phones 4u Arena. The bright... read more

1569 reviews 7.8
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£ 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 2 restaurants and a health club with a swimming pool and hot tub. Manchester Piccadilly Station is just 10 minutes’ walk away. All of the... read more

6551 reviews 6.1
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£ 1.00

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Roomzzz Manchester City

M14JY, Manchester, 36 Princess Street

The luxury Roomzzz aparthotel is in Manchester centre, just 4 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Gardens. The stylish apartments have free Wi-Fi and free local telephone calls. Roomzzz Manchester is only a 10-minute walk from Manchester... read more

1186 reviews 9.2
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£ 57.00

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Cove Minshull Street

M1 3ED, Manchester, 6 Minshull Street

In the heart of Manchester, Cove Minshull Street are luxury apartments with a bright and contemporary design. Just 6 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Rail Station and 300 metres from Piccadilly Gardens, each apartment has Wi-Fi... read more

831 reviews 9.1
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£ 46.20

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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

3819 reviews 8.8
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£ 71.94

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Malmaison Manchester

M1 3AQ, Manchester, Piccadilly

Opposite Manchester Piccadilly Station, this beautifully converted Victorian warehouse has boutique bedrooms. In Manchester’s vibrant centre, the hotel also features a brasserie and fitness centre. The chic rooms have luxurious beds and intimate mood lighting.... read more

2807 reviews 8.5
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£ 65.00

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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

6228 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 and an award-winning restaurant. Piccadilly Rail Station is 3 minutes’ walk away. ABode Manchester’s double-glazed rooms offer monsoon... read more

1843 reviews 8.9
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£ 64.00

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The Midland

M60 2DS, Manchester, 16 Peter St

The Midland is an award-winning, 4-star luxury hotel with a spa in Manchester city centre. It offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The spa facilities are available for an extra charge. Providing a fine... read more

7325 reviews 8.4
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£ 99.00

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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

2382 reviews 9.1
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£ 129.00

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Innside by Melia Manchester

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

3976 reviews 9.1
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£ 53.00

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Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre, an IHG Hotel

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

3842 reviews 9.1
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£ 40.26

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Hyatt House Manchester

M15 6PQ, Manchester, 55 Booth Street West

Hyatt House Manchester has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Manchester. All rooms boast a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom. The air-conditioned rooms provide a... read more

845 reviews 9.4
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£ 90.00

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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

2543 reviews 9.1
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£ 85.50

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Hotel Brooklyn

M1 3HP, Manchester, 59 Portland Street

Attractively located in Manchester, Hotel Brooklyn features air-conditioned rooms, a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi... read more

1171 reviews 9.1
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£ 62.10

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Qbic Hotel Manchester

M3 2NW, Manchester, 2 John Dalton Street

Located in Manchester and with John Rylands Library reachable within 100 metres, Qbic Hotel Manchester provides express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. This 4-star hotel... read more

817 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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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

821 reviews 8.5
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£ 38.50

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Manchester Serviced Apartments

, Manchester, Oldham Road

Situated in Manchester, near Greater Manchester Police Museum, Albert Square and Manchester Central Library, Lux Inn Aparthotel features free WiFi. John Rylands Library is 1.4 km from the apartment, while The Palace Theatre is 1.5... read more

93 reviews 8.2
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£ 48.71

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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 26 September 2021

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.

Additional Information : cancerresearchuk, weather information, transport