During these testing times there’s not a lot to look forward to, with holidays being cancelled and events rescheduled. However, when the day finally arrives where we can escape reality, why not visit one of the city’s coolest hotels? To help you find the best destination for an overnight getaway, we’ve pulled together some sleek hotels that are perfect for a Manchester city break.

Escape to luxury at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

This luxurious hotel has stunning Victorian architecture and is actually a Grade II listed building dating back to the 1890’s where it was used as the Refuge Assurance Company’s HQ. No two rooms in this hotel are the same and all feature fast wifi and in-room streaming. As well as this, the hotel also offers an on-site fitness centre, a nightly hosted social hour and a corner shop. Pets are also welcome at no extra cost. The hotel is located on Oxford Road, just a stone’s throw from the historic Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery, as well as of the Northern Quarter and Piccadilly Train Station.

Go back in time at Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham has many awards under its belt including ‘world’s best new hotel’. The 60-bedroom venue is a full-on sensory experience, from its opulent linen to its brass fittings – and the building, 100 King Street, was originally designed by Edwin Lutyens who is known for his planning of New Delhi. The hotel offers a 5-star experience and even features a chauffeur service, if requested. The hotel also has a rosette-awarded restaurant named Honey where you can enjoy a luxurious meal – and its VIP lounge Club Brass is available exclusively to guests and members.


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Get a Big Apple experience at Hotel Brooklyn

For all New York lovers, this hotel gives you a mix of old Brooklyn and new Brooklyn – all housed in the glorious city of Manchester. The hotel is surrounded by Canal Street, which is the home to Manchester’s famous gay bars, the colourful and quaint China town and even has a casino on-site. With 189 rooms, the hotel meets all your Big Apple needs, as well as serving up food and drink in the Runyons bar and restaurant. The restaurant gives you a taste of New York swagger while serving British classics as well as offering bottomless brunch and afternoon tea. There is also a spot to take in the Manchester skyline up on the top floor at Salvation bar, perfect for those special occasions.


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Soak up class and culture at Whitworth Locke

At Whitworth Locke you are guaranteed to have a unique break. This accommodation is in a refurbished 19th century cotton factory and sees guests waking up in their own central and stylish apartment. The hotel offers communal areas as well as events, pop ups and fitness classes for you to attend if you wish. The hotel also features a stunning conservatory bar if you don’t fancy heading to the nearby city bars and nightlife. What’s more, it’s just a short eight minute walk to Piccadilly station for those travelling by train. Whitworth Locke isn’t just a place to stay, it’s a place to live.


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Live in the Northern Quarter at Cow Hollow

Cow Hollow is a restored textile mill and is now home to a 16-bedroom boutique hotel right in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Although modern and filled with high-tech mod cons, the hotel still keeps its Victorian features. It’s luxurious and affordable, with standard rooms starting at just £99. The hotel is situated right in centre of the Northern Quarter and also has a cocktail bar which includes a complimentary Prosecco and antipasti tray for guests. Although the hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant, on arrival their team provide guests with a list of their favourite nearby spots to help with your dining needs.

Thu 7 Jan
Ellie Boyle
Published on:
Thu 25 Mar 2021