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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena

3-star3 stars
Goadsby St Off Swan St, Manchester, England, M4 5JY, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Manchester Arndale
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 1,751 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Awesome vibe
Good internet service
Food could be better

Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena

from £52
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (With Sofa Bed)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)
  • Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena


  • In Manchester City Centre
  • Manchester Arndale (5-minute walk)
  • Affleck's Palace (5-minute walk)
  • Urbis (7-minute walk)
  • Piccadilly Gardens (8-minute walk)
  • Manchester Arena (9-minute walk)
  • Manchester Cathedral (10-minute walk)
  • The Gay Village (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 27-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 50-min drive
  • Manchester Victoria Station 8-min walk
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station 15-min walk
  • Manchester Oxford Road Station 20-min walk
  • Shudehill Station 4-min walk
  • Market Street Station 7-min walk
  • Victoria Station 8-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 192 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (meters) - 16
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Sofa bed
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena Hotel
  • Hotel Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena Manchester
  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre MEN Arena
  • Express Manchester City Arena
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  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
  • Express Manchester City Arena
  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena Manchester
  • Holiday Inn Express City Centre Arena Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express City Centre Arena
  • Express Manchester City Arena
  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 18.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Fabulous 8.6 From 541 reviews

Poor 2.0
Some people are less welcome here
The pros: Excellent shower Relatively clean rooms Some of the housekeeping staff are friendly. The cons: Used teacups in the room. Iron board/ Iron is available on request, but be ready to be told to carry it yourselves. The staff are not pleasant to deal with. We checked out in the morning yesterday and left our luggage in the luggage room to collect later. Upon return at around 4pm, there were a few customers waiting to be served at the reception and we promptly queued up to wait to be attended to. Another customer did not follow the queue but the sole man at the reception (did not get his name) chose to serve this person before us. When this customer who had broken the queue rightly pointed out that we should be served first, the staff member said he would rather finish off with him ‘quickly’ first. Why so? Because we are Asian or because you don’t have the manners. Its okay if he would have explained to us the reason for it, but he did not find this necessary. Finally, when it was time for us to be attended to, he opened the luggage room and asked us to go and collect it, never once checking if we were collecting the right one! To my fellow Asians, looking to book at this hotel, book only if you wanted to be treated as second class customers. To Holiday Inn group- Allowing such a culture to fester is a fine way to dilute the value of your brand. P.S: This review does not reflect our experience with Holiday Inn in other locations where staff have been courteous
Maya, gbFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Terrible service unable to find booking
Booked 2 night stay 8 and 9 June for my son and his friend who were attending music festival at Heaton Park,Manchester. Week before booked an additional night for them on 7 June. All paid in full at time of booking. On arriving they were told hotel fully booked !!!and couldn’t find reservation for the Friday night even though my son had email with confirmation details. They were advised they would have to stay in another hotel nearby. I On arriving at nearby hotel they discovered double bed when twin beds had been booked in original After driving for nearly 4 hours they were both very tired and decided one would sleep in bed other would sleep on floor. I called holiday inn to complain on their behalf and was advised that they had now found their reservation but no room. The cost of the room for the 3 nights was £500 and to have received terrible service like this is unacceptable
Margaret, gbTrip with friends
Good 6.0
I like the cleanliness, the room was really nice, the bathroom had a big shower. Enough towels. We waited over 10 mins to be checked in because one of the guest was complaining at the reception, when we finally got to the check in desk, the receptionist left and when to attend to the bar as she was the only staff on duty at the time. She sis not warn us and we had 2 very young children. I thought she would have prioritised serving a family rather than pour liquor to bar customers. The receptionist came back with a faint apology, and a very poor and cold reception, checked us in and gave us a very scripted explanation of check out and of our complimentary breakfast. Not impressed at all. The breakfast staff in the morning made up for the poor service the night before. Very kind staff. Very friendly towards my children. Very king receptionist staff in the morning who greeted us nicely and wished us well as we left. I would have rated it excellent if it wasnt for the poor check-in experience.
BESS, gbFamily trip
Fair 4.0
Poor stay
On arrival check in was very slow and not many staff were available. The shower in our room had a split hose which was eventually replaced however this was either poorly fitted or the wrong size so we still did not get a good shower. The room was poorly cleaned with some areas very thick with dust. The in room drinks facilities had one tea bag and two coffee sachets so not really enough for two people but after many long waits at reception (and unanswered phone calls) we did not report this. The woman clearing the tables in the breakfast area was very kind, hard working and cheerful and helped us with our questions about the food offerings.The only person who was interested in our issues was the manager on check out who offered us that if we came again she would ensure we had a good stay but this will not make this visit (which was part of my Christmas present) better.
Steve, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great room + location for shops, bars, attractions
We stayed for two nights. The room was a great size with blackout curtains and was very quiet even though we were on the first floor. Our room had a clean bathroom and a very good shower. The hotel is in a great location within a short walking distance of most of the Manchester attractions (galleries and museums), bars and restaurants. The main shops, Harvey Nichols etc are just around the corner. Tram stops and busses are also within a short walk. Breakfast was in the bar area and felt cramped. The staff did their best to keep the tables clear and stock up the quickly disappearing food from the serving corridor, which felt very claustrophobic. Mattress was OKish but the bed seemed a little small for a double bed.
Michael, gb2 night romance trip

Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena

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