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King Street Townhouse
King Street Townhouse

10 Booth Street, Manchester M2 4AW

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4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is steps from Manchester City Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, and Albert Square …

£108
Hotel Gotham
Hotel Gotham

100 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU

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4.8 out of 5 (272 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Arndale, Manchester Art Gallery, and …

£105
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PH

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3.9 out of 5 (1,592 reviews)

This modern hotel rises above Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester. Arndale Shopping, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, …

£60
Malmaison Manchester
Malmaison Manchester

1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ

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4.3 out of 5 (485 reviews)

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

£89
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4EW

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4.2 out of 5 (908 reviews)

Radisson Manchester City Centre is a 10-minute stroll from both Manchester Victoria Train Station and the upscale Harvey …

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Roomzzz Manchester City
Roomzzz Manchester City

36 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY

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5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in Chinatown, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Palace Theatre. Alber …

£79
The Principal Manchester
The Principal Manchester

Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA

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4.4 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from The Palace Theatre and Manchester Palace Theatre. Deansgat …

£85
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 (3,327 reviews)

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

£38
The Lowry Hotel
The Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place, Salford M3 5LH

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4.7 out of 5 (605 reviews)

Located on the River Irwell, in Manchester's Chapel Warf area, The Lowry is next to Trinity Bridge and provides easy access t …

£107
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

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4.1 out of 5 (1,232 reviews)

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station and 10 minutes from O2 Apollo Manchester. …

£72
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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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