Manchester’s most luxurious hotels … including the opulent suite at £ 4,500 a night
Holidaymakers have never been more spoiled for choice for a luxurious place to stay in Manchester – with an increasing number of 4 and 5 star hotels across the city.
The luxury hotel market has experienced a huge boom in recent years, with Manchester boasting two five-star hotels – the Gotham Hotel on King Street and The Edwardian by Radisson on Peter Street, while the Lowry Hotel just across the street from the River Irwell is the only 5 star hotel in Salford. .
There are also a plethora of luxury 4 and 4 star establishments in the city to enjoy a lavish city break.
Here we list the ten best rated luxury hotels in Manchester, based on star rating and guest reviews.
The Lowry Hotel
OK, technically it’s Salford, but the Lowry became the area’s first five-star hotel when it opened on the banks of the River Irwell in 2001.
Since then, it has hosted the world’s biggest superstars, is Manchester United’s official hotel and is so welcoming that Jose Mourinho has decided to live there throughout his tenure as manager of the Reds.
Jose opted for one of the Riverside Suites during his residency, but the ultimate in opulence is the Presidential Suite at £ 4,500 per night, with its grand piano, walk-in closet, kitchen and two bathrooms.
Room prices: overnight stays from £ 140
The superior suite : The Presidential Suite at £ 4,500 per night.
The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford M3 5LH | You can book a stay here
The very elegant Hotel Gotham has won over many admirers and high profile guests since it opened in April 2015.
The Art Deco theme on its six floors in the imposing old bank building at the top of King Street has impressed visitors who have hailed it as “ cool and stylish ” in recent reviews.
There’s the Honey Restaurant on the sixth floor, while the private Club Brass Bar is on the rooftop with stunning outdoor terraces open to hotel guests.
Room prices : Packages from € 199
The best suites : The price of the Gotham suites is between £ 650 and £ 1,400
Gotham Hotel, 100 King St, Manchester M2 4WU | You can book a stay here
Located in the historic former Free Trade Hall, The Edwardian Manchester (formerly known as the Radisson Blu Edwardian) is known for hosting high profile guests over its 16 year history as a plush 5 star hotel in the city.
Recent renovations have included the relaunch of the downstairs restaurant space as the trendy Peter Street Kitchen offering hybrid Japanese and Mexican menus, while downstairs is the beautiful Sienna Spa with plunge pool .
Room rates : from 120 €
The superior suite : The two bedroom penthouse suite has its own balcony and a separate living room from £ 1000 per night.
The Edwardian Manchester, a Radisson Collection hotel, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP | You can book a stay here
Manchester’s original luxury grande dame, the Midland Hotel has been welcoming the glitz of the region since 1903.
It continues to boast of an opulent stay, freshly renovated after a recent multi-million pound renovation, including a new look for its main bar and restaurants, which include the famous restaurant The French by Adam Reid.
There is also the large spa in the basement including a swimming pool, making it a popular destination for spa breaks.
Room rates : From £ 121, spa packages from £ 319
The best suites : There are seven Midland Suites, priced from £ 419 to £ 459
The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS | You can book a stay here
The stylish Dakota Hotel was launched in 2019 with the aim of bringing a ‘touch of Mayfair’ to the city.
It’s certainly a sophisticated new addition to the city’s hotel scene – with a huge restaurant and bar on the ground floor leading to its canal-side terrace bar.
It has 137 rooms, including 20 suites, and the magnificent £ 4000 per night penthouse which is now considered Manchester’s largest with its own living room, two bedrooms and a stunning wrap-around balcony.
This is also where Hugh Jackman and Mel B chose to stay when their tours brought them to Manchester, and were recently named one of the UK’s 25 Best Hotels at the Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Room rates : Classic Double from £ 135, while Night Appointment Packages start at £ 175
The superior suite : The 2-bedroom Grand Deluxe costs £ 4000 per night.
Dakota, 29 Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JL | You can book here.
Hotel de la Bourse
Opened with great fanfare in November 2019, the hotel of Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs and hotelier Winston Zahara have sympathetically transformed the old Stock Exchange building into a stylish new luxury venue.
It offers 40 rooms including signature suites and a huge residence on the top floor with its own roof terrace known as the House.
Meanwhile, the downstairs restaurant, formerly Stock, has become home to celebrity chef Tom Kerridge’s Bull and Bear.
Room prices : from 173 €
The superior suite : The Boardroom suite starts at £ 1000 a night, while the rooftop house can be rented but it’s price on request!
Stock Exchange Hotel, 4 Norfolk Street, Manchester, M2 1DW | You can book a stay here.
King Street Townhouse
The King Street Townhouse, which has been described as ‘the antithesis of a chain hotel’, is famous for its infinity spa pool overlooking Manchester Town Hall.
It is based in a grade II listed building and opened at the end of 2015.
Recently acquired by The Hut Group, the venue also has an impressive array of events and function rooms, including a rooftop room with, yes, a more breathtaking view of Manchester, and a downstairs restaurant. floor, The King Street Tavern.
Room prices : from £ 300 for a Snug room.
The best suites : £ 515
King Street Townhouse Hotel, 10 Booth Street, Manchester M2 4AW | You can book a stay here
A sister to the city’s hugely popular Gotham Hotel, the Brooklyn Hotel opened in new construction on Portland Street in February 2020, just before the first lockdown.
With similar levels of Gotham-themed American retro design, the new hotel has 189 rooms featuring sketches of the New York skyline and retro furnishings.
There is also a restaurant on the ground floor Runyon’s, as well as the Salvation Bar on the ninth floor with spectacular views of China Town and the Gay Village.
It has just been named one of the “Hottest New Hotels in the World” for Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Room rates : from 89 €
The superior suite : Brooklyn Suites from £ 450 to £ 550
Brooklyn Hotel, 59 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HP | See more and book a room
Kimpton Clock Tower
The old historic Refuge Assurance building became a hotel in the mid-1990s and has changed hands several times since it bore the ‘Palace’ sign on its clock tower to reach its current name, the Kimpton Clock Tower.
The Kimpton luxury hotel group now presides over the impressive Victorian building on Oxford Street, redeveloping much of the hotel’s interior, known for its magnificent original windows.
Many of the building’s original features, including ceramic tiles on the walls, have been preserved in the modern rooms which are some of the largest square footage in the city.
Room rates : from 89 €
The superior suite : Heritage Suites and Signature Suites have king size beds, from £ 343
Kimpton Clock Tower, Oxford Street, M60 7HA | Book your stay here.
If you’re looking for panoramic views over Manchester, then the city’s tallest hotel is probably the one for you – with all of the rooms at the Hilton Deansgate featuring floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Hilton occupies the first 23 floors of the famous Beetham Tower, and there are a plethora of room options ranging from standard suites to luxurious suites with its ultimate pillow – the Presidential Suite – on the 22nd floor with two bedrooms and a living room.
There’s also a spa, gym, and small pool inside the Hilton, as well as the infamous Cloud 23 bar with the best views from above.
Room rates : from 103 €
The superior suite : the presidential suite from £ 819
Hilton, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ | See more and book a stay here.