10 Best Family Hotels in Manchester

Manchester Accommodation Guide

The best family-friendly hotels in Manchester are scattered throughout this large city in the north of England. Start your search around Manchester Piccadilly station, the city’s central transport hub. Nearby attractions include the Arndale shopping centre, Manchester’s Chinatown, and the National Football Museum. 

If your family trip includes watching a Premier League football match, consider staying in the south of the city, close to Salford Quays. You’ll be based close to Old Trafford stadium – home of Manchester Utd – and the Lowry Outlet, which houses shops, restaurants and bars. 

With a stay at INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester, you'll be centrally located in Manchester, steps from Deansgate and 13 minutes by foot from Albert Square. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Manchester? This hotel has facilities measuring 4306 square feet (400 square meters), including conference space.

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With a stay at Hotel Football, Old Trafford, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Manchester (Trafford), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Old Trafford and 14 minutes by foot from Salford Quays. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Stylish hotel with direct airport access

Adjacent to airport

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester, Airport is connected to the airport terminals via a covered walkway, offering you the ultimate in airport convenience. A 2-minute walk to the nearest railway station means the rest of the city is also within easy reach.

Shopping and soccer

A 15-minute train ride puts you in central Manchester, home to an abundance of eating, drinking, and shopping options - including the renowned Harvey Nichols department store. Also within 15 minutes is Old Trafford Stadium, home of the Manchester United Football Club.

Gym and indoor pool

You can while away your layover with cocktails at Little M Bar and steaks at Collage Restaurant, or keep up with your fitness regime at the gym and indoor swimming pool. If a little pampering is in order, there is also a beauty salon, sauna, and steam room.

Free WiFi

The hotel's 360 guestrooms feature bright, polished decor. WiFi is free, and room service is available 24 hours.

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With a stay at Motel One Manchester Piccadilly, you'll be centrally located in Manchester, within a 5-minute walk of The Gay Village and Canal Street. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.

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4-stars, fine food, and a pool in St. Peter's Square

Metro convenience

Built in 1903 to serve the Manchester Central Railway, The Midland - Manchester places you a 5-minute walk from Manchester Central Convention Complex. It's also a few minutes' walk from St. Peter's Square Train Station, which connects you to the rest of the country.

Theater and architecture

You can check out the impressive architecture and monuments of Albert Square, a 3-minute walk from the hotel. For a little theatrical culture, you're only a 5-minute walk from both The Opera House and The Palace Theatre.

Afternoon tea and full-service Spa

This Edwardian Baroque-style building is home to a French restaurant, casual lounge, and garden restaurant; guests will also enjoy the hotel's famed traditional English afternoon tea and the wide range of treatments at the full-service Spa. A fitness room and indoor pool (surcharge) are also available.

Ample space

Spacious guestrooms include free WiFi and coffee/tea makers, and you can stay in and order a meal off the room service menu. Some suites have city views.

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A stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre places you in the heart of Manchester, within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Arena. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Planning an event in Manchester? This hotel features 7699 square feet (693 square meters) of event facilities. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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4-star hotel near Chinatown with a steam room and sauna

Close to Spinningfields

A 2-minute walk from China Town and 10 minutes from Spinningfields, Novotel Manchester City Center's location makes exploring the city easy. You'll find Manchester Art Gallery and Bridgewater Hall in a 5-minute stroll, while Manchester Oxford Road Station is also a 5-minute walk.

John Rylands Library

A 15-minute walk away, you can discover 3D printing at the Museum of Science and Industry, or see rare reptiles in Manchester Museum's Vivarium. Architecture fans can stroll 10 minutes to see the grand John Rylands Library, or drive 30 minutes to view Tatton Park estate.

Restaurant and bar

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant, EXchange, and finish it with a cocktail or coffee in the lounge bar. You'll find a computer station and fitness center, complete with sauna and steam room.

Free WiFi, satellite TV

After a day of sightseeing, you can connect to the free WiFi or cuddle up to watch a movie or satellite TV. Minibars, safes, and ergonomic work spaces all come as standard in the 164 rooms, while Executive rooms also feature Nespresso® machines and Bose iPod® docks.

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Central hotel across from train station

Steps to Piccadilly

Colorful, contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester places you across the street from Piccadilly Station. There you can board the Metrolink to local attractions, catch a high-speed train to other cities, or head 9 miles north to Manchester Airport.

Shops and football

A 7-minute walk brings you to cafés and shops in the Northern Quarter or to the history-packed Museum of Science & Industry. Manchester Arndale Shopping Center is a 15-minute walk and Old Trafford Football Stadium, home of Manchester United, is 4 miles west.

Dining with city views

You can enjoy fine-dining on the terrace, afternoon tea in the moody Blue Bar, and a late-night whiskey in the polished lounge. When it’s time for a workout, there’s a spacious, up-to-date fitness center and an outdoor running track.

Flat-panel TVs with free WiFi

Hotel Manchester's spacious accommodations feature bright decor and flat-panel TV in every guestroom, along with free WiFi. The mini-fridge provides a space for storing snacks, and the floor-to-ceiling windows offer city views.

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With a stay at Malmaison Manchester, you'll be centrally located in Manchester, within a 5-minute walk of The Gay Village and Piccadilly Gardens. Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Manchester? This hotel has facilities measuring 2314 square feet (215 square meters), including conference space.

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Smartly refurbished grand hotel in Manchester city center

Refurbishment of the lobby has nearly been completed and the coffee shop will be opening soon. There are plans for a soft refurbishment of the guestrooms.


Deansgate or Piccadilly

Princess St. Hotel sits midway between Deansgate and Manchester Piccadilly train stations, just over a 10-minute walk or 5 minutes by cab from each. The world-renowned Royal Exchange Theatre is 10 minutes' walk away, with high-end stores such as Harvey Nichols nearby.

Northern Quarter cafés

You'll be 10 minutes' walk from the quirky, unique stores and cafés of the revitalized Northern Quarter, and 2 minutes from the UK's second-largest Chinatown. It's 25 minutes by tram to stunning Salford Quays, home to the Lowry arts center and many other must-see attractions.

Stylish cellar bar

The 24 Bar serves everything from craft beers to cocktails in a chic setting, while 24 Bar & Grill features local, seasonal produce on its daily blackboard menu. There's also 24-hour fitness center, and the level of service throughout the hotel is highly praised by guests.

Space for families

All 140 of the sleekly furnished guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, along with mini-fridges and air conditioning. There's a good choice of larger rooms for families, some with a separate seating area, as well as extra beds.

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