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Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham

100 King Street, Manchester
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 16 hours ago
15 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (377 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Art Gallery, Albert Square, and Arndale Centre. Affleck's Palace and Urbis ...

£99

£99
Malmaison Manchester

Malmaison Manchester

1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (810 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Affleck's Palace, and Arndale Centre. Manchester Art Gallery ...

£74

£74
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (1,048 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Arena, Urbis, and Manchester Cathedral. Arndale Centre and Affleck's ...

£53

£53
The Midland - Manchester

The Midland - Manchester

16 Peter Street, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (1,402 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Manchester Central Library and Bridgewater Hall. Albert Square and Manchester Art Gallery ...

£74

£74
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Portland Street, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
9 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (1,795 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Arndale Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. Affleck's Palace and Manchester ...

£52

£52
Birchfields Guest House

Birchfields Guest House

31 Milverton Road, Manchester
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Manchester, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Victoria Baths, Whitworth Art Gallery, and University of Manchester. Manchester Museum and Manchester ...

£22

£22
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
8 others viewing this property now
3.1 out of 5 (3,725 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Art Gallery and Affleck's Palace. Arndale Centre and Manchester ...

£32

£32
ABode Manchester

ABode Manchester

107 Picadilly, Manchester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (769 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Affleck's Palace, and Arndale Centre. Manchester Art ...

£58

£58
Townhouse Hotel Manchester

Townhouse Hotel Manchester

101 Portland Street, Manchester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (1,089 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Palace Theatre, and Albert Square. Bridgewater ...

£55

£55
The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place, Salford
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 22 hours ago
22 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (732 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Ann's Church, People's History Museum, and Manchester Cathedral. Manchester ...

£89

£89

Pocket Guide: Chetham's Library Chetham's Library Hotels

Anyone who has visited Manchester will know what a fabulous city this is. There is a fascinating industrial heritage to explore in the docks, canals and warehouses, showcased in world-class museums and portrayed by local artists like LS Lowry. Manchester has embraced its proud manufacturing heritage as leader in the cotton trade, but has also transformed itself into a modern city, buzzing with nightlife and a vibrant music scene. The shopping opportunities are exceptional, and the cultural attractions are second to none. As well as famous buildings such as the city's Museum of Science and Industry, try to see others like Chetham's Library from your Manchester hotel base and you'll not be disappointed.

Manchester Hotels for Chetham's Library

Chetham's library has the distinction of being the UK's oldest public reference library, and is free to use by the general public. It dates from the 17th Century and is housed in one of the old college buildings. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an MR James ghost story, all aged oak and leaded window panes, at a far remove from the bustling modern city that surrounds it. The actual furniture and fittings in the library are original, from 1654, and you don't need to make an appointment to visit and enjoy browsing the shelves. You get a real sense of the past here, and in high summer it offers a civilised refuge from the heat, just in case the cool retreat of your hotel in Manchester is too far away for a quick dash back!

Enjoy a Good Read at Chetham's Library with Manchester Hotels

Marx and Engels used to come here to plot the overthrow of Capitalism, and they clearly recognised a real hidden gem when they saw one! The interior, with its wooden beams and dark shelving, is reminiscent of the fictional Hogwarts, and amongst its treasures is a first edition of Paradise Lost. There are also some personal effects of Queen Elizabeth's magician John Dee, who was a warden of Manchester College and a famous occultist of the time. It's easy to find from and Manchester hotel, between Manchester Cathedral and the National Football Museum.