Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
A Bode Manchester
Modern British style is the catchphrase at this converted textile factory...
Park Inn By Radisson Manchester City Centre
Spacious, modern rooms (with floor-to-ceiling windows) in a massive hotel overlooking the MEN Arena; perfect if you're going to a gig. It's directly north of the MEN Arena.
The Place Apartment Hotel
Eat at the ground-floor restaurant, order room-service, cook your own dinner or eat out; the concept of an apartment hotel makes so much sense that it has taken Manchester by storm...
Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool
This stunning Scandinavian import is all about style, elegance and designer cool. The light-filled atrium stretches nine floors up and gives the place a sense of space that seemingly only the Scandinavians have managed to master...
The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Simply dripping with designer luxury and five-star comfort, Manchester's top hotel (not to be confused with the arts centre in the Salford Quays) has fabulous rooms with enormous beds, ergonomically designed furniture, walk-in wardrobes, and bathroo...
Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre
Stuck in a glorious time warp, the Britannia has decor so over the top it really has to be seen to be believed...
Hope Street Hotel
Luxurious Liverpool's pre-eminent flag-waver is this stunning boutique hotel, on the city's most elegant street...
Jurys Inn Manchester
Comfortable Irish chain hotel with large, clean bland rooms. Convenient location though.
Arora Hotel Manchester
Set in a converted 19th-century wool mill, the Arora joins Manchester's growing list of trendy hotels, except this one's got cheaper rates and pop star backing...
Sir Thomas Hotel
With only 39 rooms, the Sir Thomas is a handsome boutique property occupying the former Bank of Liverpool building - a six-figure conversion that has resulted in a wonderful hotel which oozes understated elegance...
Marriott Liverpool City Centre
The well-established Marriott hits Liverpool square in the city centre with an excellent location, spacious rooms and the kind of expert service you'd expect from the brand...
Hilton Manchester Deansgate
This no-surprises Hilton occupies the lower 23 floors of the city's tallest landmark, the Beetham Tower. The tower is growing on even the most reluctant Mancunians; the hotel has been a hit with the business crowd since the day it opened.
Crowne Plaza Liverpool
The paragon of the modern and luxurious business hotel, the Crowne Plaza has a marvellous waterfront location and plenty of facilities including a health club and swimming pool.
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
Recently refurbished and exuding more personality and character than most corporate hotels, the Victoria & Albert is an impressive conversion of a former cotton warehouse...
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel
Gladstone, Dickens and Fitzgerald...just some of the names associated with the historic Free Trade Hall, now a sumptuous five-star hotel, all minimalist Zen and luxury (bespoke furnishings, Bang & Olufson televisions)...
The Midland Manchester
Mr Rolls and Mr Royce sealed the deal in the elegant lobby of this fancy business hotel.
Best Western Willowbank Hotel
Dripping with heavy swag curtains, gilt-encrusted fittings and dark sultry colours, the Willow Bank is an ambitious place set in the student area of Fallowfields in South Manchester...
The Palace Hotel
An elegant refurbishment of one of Manchester's most magnificent Victorian palaces resulted in a special boutique hotel, combining the grandeur of the public areas with the modern look of the bedrooms.
Best Western Feathers Liverpool Hotel
The newly refurbished rooms are well-appointed and all feature nice touches such as full-package satellite TV. The all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast is a welcome morning treat.
Functional, motel-style rooms in a purpose-built hotel. Great location and perfect for families – children under 12 stay for free.
Trafalgar Warehouse Apartments
These two privately owned trendy loft-style apartments are located in a beautifully converted warehouse close to Lime St Station. They have solid wood floors, jacuzzis and all the trimmings...
Didsbury House Hotel
Stunning and surprisingly warm and welcoming, Didsbury Park manages to combine the best of contemporary design with original Victorian features...