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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: MANCHESTER
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.9KM
  • Local time zone: GMT-00:00

Check In: 2:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:14
  • Service Animals Allowed



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Pet Policy

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Only Guide Dogs or Service Animals Allowed

What's Nearby

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Print Works
Distance From Hotel:0.3MI


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2011
  • Total number of rooms:192
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:192
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:14
  • Total number of floors:8

Modern and contemporary hotel situated right in the heart of Manchester.

The Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena is just minutes walk from all major attractions including The Phones 4 U Arena, Printworks, Arndale Centre, Deansgate and Piccadilly Gardens. The hotel is located in the vibrant Northern Quarter with its cosmopolitan mix of boutique shops, captivating nightlife, fashion designers and art galleries. The Manchester Central Convention Centre, Man United & Man City
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Modern and contemporary hotel situated right in the heart of Manchester.

The Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena is just minutes walk from all major attractions including The Phones 4 U Arena, Printworks, Arndale Centre, Deansgate and Piccadilly Gardens. The hotel is located in the vibrant Northern Quarter with its cosmopolitan mix of boutique shops, captivating nightlife, fashion designers and art galleries. The Manchester Central Convention Centre, Man United & Man City Football Stadiums are all within easy reach with the use of the Metro Line. Ideally located for the business and leisure traveller the hotel provides you with the gateway to what the city has to offer.

All our rates include a continental breakfast with freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurts and much more. In addition we also offer 3 hot breakfast items including sausages, scrambled egg and beans.

Hotel guests benefit from many local business discounts including 24 hour city centre parking for only £4.50, restaurant & bar discounts in food and drink and even reduced spa treatments. Please enquire at check-in for more details.

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Enjoy Manchester for less! Guests receive discounts from local attractions, restaurants, bars and spa treatments. Book an attraction package and enjoy discounted entry to Legoland & Sea Life. Request a room with a view to see Manchester at a height through one of our incredible floor to ceiling windows. Use our patio area to spend some time relaxing with a drink from our fully stocked bar.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 239 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location, Value for Money good location for Manchester Aquatics, friendly staff, lovely breakfast, super bed and large shower. We were on the 7th floor, hardly any noise, easy check in and check out - good deal on the parking at Euro Parking nearby, not advertised so ask at reception which is what i did, would go back, very convenient for our trip, room temperature was fine and nothing was any trouble with the staff November 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Best thing - location near Universitty Many little things done poorly - heating, shelving, slow (but free) internet, breakfast - that the good service cannot overcome November 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No hastle hotel stay As I travel a good bit I really need my hotel stays to be hastle free. I mean right from the time I enter the hotel. As I travel by air I sometimes get into my hotel a little earlier than the standard check in time and I need my hotel to accomodate this. I must say that my recent stay at the Holiday Inn in Manchester did that. The staff were friendly, took my bags from me to allow me to get some refreshments while they prepared my room. This allowed me to get to my meeting on time, socialise with my clients afterwards without having to rush back to my Hotel to check in at a later time. If you can accomodate this in future for your business clientele you are onto a winner! Well done guys, remember it is always the smallest things that leave the biggest impressions on your guests. October 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly recommend Chose this hotel due to the location as visiting Bridgewater Hall. Could not fault anything. Staff friendly and welcoming, room very comfortable. Would deffanately return. October 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good hotel in good location Very enjoyable stay. The hotel exceeded my expectations and was also very good value for money. I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Manchester and recommend a visit. October 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent located hotel Ideally situated to the city centre which is ideal for a Corrie tour (the no 2 free bus picks you up from outside), which drops you off a short walk to the entrance to the tour. Also ideal for the city centre shops October 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bathroom as a disabled traveller in the bathroom it would be very benefical to have an automated toilet which washes and dries. more handrails around the shower and a much larger shower seat would help make the stay easier and therefore more enjoyable. overall the room was spacious and easy to move around in a wheelchair. October 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good except for cooling Great place to stay in every respect except that the air conditioner would only heat. This did not repeat when I stayed there two days latr. October 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rooms the room was small but very adequate and the bathroom was super smart with large shower and beautifully finished also breakfast was plentiful and varied with a nice dining area. must mention the staff ,they were very helpful and served with a smile. October 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient location This hotel is in a useful location for southern central Manchester but the rooms are small for Holiday Inns and the lighting is really dim especially if you have to work. The bed was comfortable but only a double whereas many other budget hotels now offer a king-size bed. October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Service with a smile I could not fault the staff for their helpful attitude and smiles when we arrived after what had been a very long drive. The welcome desk lady was extremely helpful, in giving directions around Manchester (and for the hotel facilities). Reception staff were polite, efficient and helpful. At breakfast staff were helpful and cheerful. Many thanks. October 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kurzurlaub mit Matchbesuch Ein wunderschöner erholsamer Urlaub, mit einen super Stadiontag. Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Mitarbeiter im Hotel. Exzelent gelegenes Hotel. October 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Overnight Stay All the staff were friendly and helpful the only things to critisize were the awful breakfast and the faulty lighting in the bathroom, which was not fixed as promised, not as good as other Holiday Inns we have stopped in. October 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Friendly Staff Excellent room, very modern and clean. The shower was excellent. The staff were very friendly. The breakfast was excellent, a good choice. Good location for the University of Manchester and my son's Halls. Easy to get around, good transport link. Close to the theatre and restaurants. September 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Manchester Nice rooms as they were clean but breakfast could be better. September 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Experience- Manchester Holiday Inn, City Center Excellent staff with good attitude and helping hand. Good location, good breakfast. Ideal for those visiting University of Manchester. Need to improve bathroom facilities to accommodate needs of Asians especially those from Indian Sub continent.Rent is reasonable. Will use the same hotel at my next visit most probably with full family during July 2015. September 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location, great service, very accommodating. Great sleep and bed quality. No noise even though on main Oxford Road. Within walking distance of Piccadilly and main shopping areas. A huge variety of restaurants, cafes nearby. Close to MCR students village and University. Buses just outside the hotel. Will definitely stay here again. September 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not up to Brand standard Unfortunately once again this hotel has fallen short of my expectations based on experiences at the same brand in numerous locations in the UK. The location is great and there is plentiful (paid) parking nearby, however the hotel looks and feels like it's got significant throughput. Most guests felt disappointed that I spoke to in common areas and the lifts. I had specific issues which I am hoping IHG will deal with. Overall it must do better as an hotel operation. September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nice room comfy bed the room was nicer than the one we had last time. the bed and pillows were comfortable. the breakfast was nice September 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by not the best night but the staff are great had to stay here after missing my last train, first thought was next to the train station Holiday inn are normally reasonably priced. Tried to book on line wouldn't go throw (this was 1140) so went to the hotel itself where the staff pushed me towards the NEW booking system that crashed hung and failed completely NOW considering that I couldn't book it and the staff couldn't book a room the time was now 1205 and the system then went into booking for the next night not the night I needed. I couldn't use my points to book a room and so was stuffed with paying the rack rate of (hasten to add found out I could have stayed at a hotel over the road for a little less) there was a lot of noise from the night club outside my window (this is a side street) doors banging I think the slow close on the doors was not working . or may was woken up at 7.15 and due to noise was up and out by 8am after going to bed at 330 not good The staff the night staff where as you will always find brilliant I cant say enough about them even when they had to break the bad news about the web site not being very helpful ;) so 10/10 to the night staff. on checking out the day staff where proficient polite and gave me train times provided by the night staff . I look at this as a hiccup as my stays have always been great with holiday inn so have put this down to a one off September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and very helpful staff Location is excellent. And staff. Could not be more. Helpful. Clean and quiet. Will definitely stay again September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Place to Stay Although only living just 15 mins from city centre I booked to stay at the Oxford Rd NIE as it was central September 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One night stay Very good, would use again in Manchester. Staff very helpful and friendly. Convenient for all city centre. Good security. Discounted car parking in a nearby car park. No car park of its own is the only minus point. September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leisure Good value break and place to stay with breakfast included no hidden extras. August 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1st Rate Room - Very Modern For a budget hotel, I found it to be 1st class, much better than Expresses of old. Excellent bathroom and comfy bed. August 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Right price , right location Smart hotel in the centre of Manchester, ideal for getting into town. Easy and secure car parking within walking distance. Room clean and comfortable. Great view from higher floors, we were on the tenth. August 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Design and comfort good, service lacking This hotel has lots of minor issues mostly relating to housekeeping, maintenance and attitude of desk staff (*does not apply to one good desk staff person). You can get sleep here (providing air is working, there are no windows). Be on lookout for poor housekeeping. Very good breakfast, but watch for many dirty dishes. Good internet service. Several eating establishments and lots of pubs, convenience stores in area. August 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by central value for money accommodation friendly staff, clean adequate facilities in a easily accessable location. August 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Alright hotel, however next to noisy night club Wouldn't recommend staying if you want a good night sleep. Hotel rooms right above a nightclub which had loud music from 10:00hrs to 04:00hrs. Very heavy baseline which vibrated the windows, was unable to sleep at all. This was on a Saturday night so maybe different throughout the week. Receptionist wasn't very customer friendly on arrival, and night receptionist was unable to offer me a room change. Breakfast was ok, not a huge variety, gets very busy late morning. Good location, bit out of the central area but not bad if you don't mind walking. August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service from caring staff I booked this hotel because of its proximity to the university, and it was ideally located for that purpose. I later discovered that the free bus shuttle that travels around the city stops very close to the hotel, which was very useful. While not in the hub of the city centre, the hotel has plenty of small shops and cafes around it, also a small cinema with cafe/bistro just down the road (the Cornerhouse), both of which we tried and can recommend. The staff were so helpful and welcoming to me - I'd phoned to let them know that I'd had my car broken into and my luggage stolen, and they could not have been more helpful. It was also nice to be greeted by staff as you enter and leave the hotel. The bedroom was a good size, well-equipped, clean and the bathroom modern and well-appointed. The view wasn't the most scenic at the back of the hotel, but it was quiet at night. Although the hotel doesn't offer meals beyond breakfast, they do have a small bar downstairs, where breakfast is also served. Breakfast is complimentary so is adequate when taking that into account, but if I was staying for more than a couple of days I would become bored with the lack of choice. That said, there are cereals, fruit, toast, croissants, muffins, juice, beverages and a simple cooked breakfast buffet available. August 5, 2014
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