The city of Manchester, which lies in the northwest of England, is one of the largest and more important cities in the country – especially in terms of both Roman history and industry. Of course, its sports teams are incredibly popular as well, and it is home to the biggest university in England. And although this is not the tourist mecca that London or Brighton might be, it is still not cheap – so you will want to reserve a cheap hotel in Manchester for your stay.
Because Manchester played host to the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the number of hotel rooms (as well as the variety across a wide spectrum of price ranges) increased dramatically. Many of the big chain hotels which had not previously had a presence in the city opened new cheap hotels in Manchester just in time for the Games. And, lucky for visitors today, the Games may have ended but the hotels remain!
Manchester is a popular destination for people within the U.K. for a city break, especially during long weekends or national holiday periods, so be sure to book your cheap hotel in Manchester early if you are traveling during a holiday. Otherwise, you may find that you are either paying more than you want to for your hotel room, or you are stuck in a hotel that is far from Manchester city center. Either way, it will not be ideal.
Some of the cheap hotels in Manchester which are worth looking at include the Old Trafford Lodge (36 rooms overlooking the Old Trafford pitch, right next to Trafford Park, 5 minutes from Manchester city center), Britannia Sachas Hotel (in central Manchester, 223 rooms, cheaper rooms are internal without windows), Best Western Willowbank Hotel (116 rooms, close to Old Trafford, easy access to downtown), Jurys Inn Manchester (in central Manchester, 10 minutes from Old Trafford), and Malmaison Manchester (boutique hotel in the Piccadilly neighborhood, 167 rooms).