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Hotel Gotham
Hotel Gotham

100 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU

5.0 out of 5.0

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

£135
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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4EW

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£67
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The Lowry Hotel
The Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place, Salford M3 5LH

5.0 out of 5.0

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

£117
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ABode Manchester
ABode Manchester

107 Picadilly, Manchester M1 2DB

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greater Manchester Police Museum, …

£71
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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£43
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Travelodge Manchester Central
Travelodge Manchester Central

11 Blackfriars Street, Salford M3 5AL

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£77
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP

5.0 out of 5.0

The hotel is inside one of Manchester's most celebrated buildings, near St. Peter's Square with its convenient Metrolink …

£117
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The Ainscow Hotel & Spa
The Ainscow Hotel & Spa

Trinity Way, Salford M3 5EN

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Salford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of People's History Museum and Manchester Opera House. …

£69
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Townhouse Hotel Manchester
Townhouse Hotel Manchester

101 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DF

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£69
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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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