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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA

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3.1 out of 5 (3,343 reviews)

This 19th century heritage hotel is one block from Manchester's Chinatown, 500 meters from the Palace theatre, and close t …

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Malmaison Manchester
Malmaison Manchester

1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ

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4.3 out of 5 (498 reviews)

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

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The Mitre Hotel
The Mitre Hotel

1-3 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW

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3.3 out of 5 (605 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this hotel is steps from Exchange Square, Manchester Cathedral, and Urbis. Manchester Arena and …

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Britannia Sachas Hotel
Britannia Sachas Hotel

Tib Street, Manchester M4 ISH

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2.7 out of 5 (1,168 reviews)

Adjacent to the Arndale Center, this hotel is close to all city centre amenities including Manchester's famous Chinatown an …

£39
Arora Hotel Manchester
Arora Hotel Manchester

18-24 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4LG

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4.4 out of 5 (1,376 reviews)

Located in Chinatown, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Manchester City Hall and Manchester Art Gallery. Albert Square an …

£79
City Stop Manchester Apartments
City Stop Manchester Apartments

6-16 Dantzic Street, Manchester M4 2AD

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4 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this apartment is steps from National Football Museum and Urbis. Arndale Centre and …

£75
Citysuites Manchester
Citysuites Manchester

16 Chapel Street, Salford M3 7NH

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Travelodge Manchester Central
Travelodge Manchester Central

11 Blackfriars Street, Salford M3 5AL

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3.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Exchange Square, Manchester Cathedral, and …

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Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

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4.1 out of 5 (1,158 reviews)

Overlooking Rochdale Canal, Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre is a 5-minute walk from Deansgate Castlefield Metrolink Station. …

£58
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE

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4.6 out of 5 (212 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester …

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Pocket Guide: Manchester City Centre 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.

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