Gay Manchester • Hotels

With a huge gay scene and vibrant city centre, Manchester is one of the hottest gay destinations in the UK.

Manchester Gay Hotel Guide
Our top Manchester hotels for 2017 are just a short walk from the Canal Street ‘Gay Village’, the central shopping area, the Arndale Center and Chinatown.

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Award winner.

2 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

9 Exceptional
based on 2004 reviews

Velvet4 stars

Why this hotel? Award winner. Boutique choice. In the Gay Village. Free WiFi.

Award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Mancheter’s Gay Village, close to KIKI bar, EAGLE Manchester, The Company Club, and a few minutes’ walk from the Arndale shopping mall and Piccadilly train station.

Velvet offers 19 uniquely designed rooms and suites, each with elegant furnishings, free WiFi, DVD player, minibar and fridge.  The hotel’s exquisite restaurant & bar is a destination in its own right and a gay-popular spot.

Winner of “Pride Of Manchester Awards Best Hotel” (2010). Book early if you want to stay here during public holidays and Pride.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 08-01-2017

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Amazing spa.

91 London Road, Manchester | map | distance

8.13 Excellent
based on 9041 reviews

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa4 stars

Why this hotel? Amazing spa. Great location.

The largest 4-star hotel in Manchester, close to Piccadilly train station and just a short walk from the Gay Village, AXM Club, Alter Ego, New Union, etc.

Macdonald Manchester has an award-winning restaurant, a world-class spa with steam room, sauna and massage service as well as 24-hour room service.  Each soundproof room features an iPod dock, flat screen TV, safe and free internet access.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access, massage, sauna, gym, spa | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Near the gay village.

107 Piccadilly, Manchester | map | distance

8.32 Excellent
based on 1636 reviews

ABode Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay village. Great restaurant.

Housed in a 19th-century building, ABode hotel is a short walk of the Gay Village on Canal Street, Piccadilly train station and Manchester’s main shopping area.

The hotel features the award-winning Michael Caines restaurant.  Large guest rooms retain much of the original features of the old warehouse, with modern amenities including LCD TV, DVD player and free internet.  Some rooms offer panoramic city views.

The ABode is within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and museums.  The MEN Arena is a 15-minute walk away.  KIKI gay bar, The Company Bar, EAGLE Manchester gay cruise club are even closer.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Excellent value.

34 London Road, Manchester City Centre, Manchester | map | distance

9 Exceptional
based on 1323 reviews

Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Close to Gay Village. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

The popular Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly offers great-value rooms in convenient location, close to the Manchester Piccadilly train station and within walking distance to the gay venues and nightlife in Gay Village.

Stylish modern en-suite guest rooms feature flat screen TV’s and free WiFi.  The chic in-house lounge & bar serves a great breakfast buffet. Excellent value for money option.

features: bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Ideal location.

35 Portland Street, Manchester | map | distance

6.29 Good
based on 9490 reviews

Britannia Manchester Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Ideal location. Near the Gay Village. Great value. Free WiFi.

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A very gay-popular and excellent value 3-star hotel in a fantastic location, next to Piccadilly Gardens and just a couple of minutes walk from the Gay Village and sightseeing attractions.

Housed in a historic 19th century building, the rooms at Britannia Manchester are nicely decorated and feature comfortable furnishings and free WiFi.

The hotel has a restaurant onsite, but its just a couple of minutes walk to Canal Street and its wide range of dining options.  The hotel is also a short walk to the famous Manchester Arndale shopping center and Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station. Consistently popular choice on Travel Gay Europe.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-06-2017

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Near the Gay Village.

3-5 Portland Street, Manchester | map | distance

7.35 Very Good
based on 2155 reviews

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Recently refurblished. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

This value for money 3-star hotel is located next to Piccadilly Gardens, near Piccadilly Station and about a 5 minute walk to Gay Village.

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland has over 200 rooms and a dozen suites all of which are air-conditioned, and feature a flat screen TV, laptop sized safe, tea & coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Budget choice.

Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester | map | distance

7.96 Very Good
based on 3044 reviews

Pendulum Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Near city centre & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

A great choice for budget travellers who want to stay close to Gay Village.  Pendulum Hotel is just a 5 minute walk from both Piccadilly Station and all the gay venue on Canal Street.

The hotel features comfortable, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi.  There is a large, contemporary restaurant and a conservatory lounge bar onsite.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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More Great Options

More great options within walking distance of the gay nightlife, shops and station.

Luxury choice.

Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester | map | distance

8.75 Excellent
based on 4798 reviews

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester5 stars

Why this hotel? Luxury choice. Historic building. Great pool & gym. Free WiFi.

Luxury hotel housed in Manchester’s Free Trade Hall, one of the city’s most famous historic buildings.  The 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian is less than 10 minutes’ walk to the Gay Village, AXM Club, Cruz 101 bar.

It features free WiFi, a 12-metre indoor pool with jet stream, two premium restaurants, a well-equipped gym, jacuzzi and world-class spa.  Guest rooms and suites have king-sized bed, satellite TV, high ceiling and stylish furnishings.

Superb service and ideally located – close to the gay scene, all the theatres, the Manchester International Convention Centre and the Town Hall.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Near the Gay Village.

5 Piccadilly Place, Manchester | map | distance

9.46 Exceptional
based on 47 reviews

SACO Manchester4 stars

Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Stylish, modern apartments.

Stylish apartment hotel located just a 3-minute walk from the gay scene on Canal Street.  SACO offers contemporary studios and apartments on the top floors with superb city views.

Each unit features a fully-equipped kitchen, satellite TV, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows, balcony or seating area, and high-speed internet access.  There is also a gym onsite.

SACO has a prime location in Manchester, a 5-minute walk from the Piccadilly train station and a 10-minute walk from the Manchester Art Gallery.

features: internet access, gym | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Near the Gay Village.

2-4 Oxford Road, Manchester | map | distance

8.07 Excellent
based on 5173 reviews

Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Very trendy. Great value. Free WiFi.

Smart-value budget hotel in the city centre, next to Oxford Road train station and about a 5-minute walk from the Gay Village.

The Holiday Inn Express offers 147 modern rooms with free WiFi, LCD TV and power shower. There is a ‘sleep chamber’ specially designed for your ultimate night’s sleep. The Great Room serves breakfasts, while the Lounge Bar offers a range of light snacks, beers and wine.

The hotel is minutes away from Palace Theatre and the Arndale shopping centre. The Manchester airport is 8 miles away.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 03-04-2017

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Award winner.

Oxford Street, Manchester | map | distance

7.58 Very Good
based on 3498 reviews

The Principal Manchester4 stars

Why this hotel? Award winner. Convenient location. Near the Gay Village. Free WiFi.

Housed in a historic red-brick building from 1891 with an iconic clock tower (known as the Refuge Assurance Building), The Principal Manchester is located directly opposite the Oxford Street train station and just a short walk from the Gay Village.

Grand on the outside and impressive on the inside, Palace features stylish rooms an award-winning Tempus Bar & Restaurant.

The hotel has won accolades from the local council for sustainability and has achieved the ‘Gold Green Business Tourism Scheme Award’.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Modern rooms.

70 Shudehill, Manchester | map | distance

8.99 Excellent
based on 5478 reviews

Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester4 stars

Why this hotel? Modern rooms. Great for shopping & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

Located on the edge of the Northern Quarter, just a 5-minute walk from the Arndale shopping mall, the Crowne Plaza features the Glasshouse restaurant, free WiFi and a 24-hour gym.

Each contemporary room features an LCD TV and floor-to-ceiling windows. Many rooms have great views across the city.

The hotel is about a 15-minute walk from all the bars and clubs at Gay Village. Manchester Cathedral and the MEN Arena are a 5-minute walk away.

features: bar, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 03-04-2017

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Classy & classic.

16 Peter Street, Manchester | map | distance

8.41 Excellent
based on 121 reviews

The Midland4 stars

Why this hotel? Classy & classic. Great dining. Near the Gay Village. Free WiFi.

Manchester’s most historic hotel and still the classiest. This is where the Rolls Royce company started in the early 1900’s.

The rooms at The Midland are spacious, beautifully decorated and offer free WiFi.  The indoor swimming pool deserves a special mention, so does the onsite restaurant “The French” by Simon Rogan, owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Northwest.

Located less than 10 minutes’ walk to Gay Village. The Town Hall, Central Library, Manchester Central and Bridgewater Hall are all nearby.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Near the Gay Village.

36 Princess Street, Manchester | map | distance

8.88 Excellent
based on 1119 reviews

Roomzzz Aparthotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Stylish boutique apartments. Free WiFi.

Fabulous boutique apartments in a Victorian building with many original features.  Roomzzz offers free WiFi, free local calls and Apple computers.

Each spacious apartment has a well-equipped kitchen with fridge and dishwater, luxury beds, bathroom with under-floor heating, living area, flat screen TV and DVD player.

Located in the heart of Chinatown, a few minutes’ walk from the Gay Village and Palace Theatre, and within 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly train station and the shops of Deansgate.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Boutique option.

1 Gore Street, Manchester | map | distance

8.28 Excellent
based on 3142 reviews

Malmaison Manchester3 stars

Why this hotel? Boutique option. Close to Gay Village. Excellent bar.

Hip boutique hotel in a beautifully converted Victorian warehouse.  Located a few minutes’ walk of Canal Street and gay venues, the Malmaison features a brasserie, a gym and spa facilities.

Each of 167 rooms has a flat screen satellite TV, power shower, minibar and free wired internet access.

The hotel is right near Piccadilly train station, with many restaurants, cafés and shops nearby.  The Arndale Centre is a 10-minute walk away. Popular choice with celebrities.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access, massage, sauna, gym | Updated: 18-04-2017

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Gay hotel.
New Union Hotel
New Union Hotel
New Union Hotel

111 Princess Street, Manchester | map | distance

7.36 Very Good
based on 384 reviews

New Union Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Excellent value. In the Gay Village. Free WiFi.

Ideal location, great value and service.  The gay New Union Hotel is small in size but offers comfortable accommodation right on Canal Street, the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.

The building dates back to 1865 and has been a gay landmark for a very long time.  Each room features free WiFi, flat screen TV, private bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities.

There is a New Union cabaret bar downstairs which is considered somewhat of an institution.

features: bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-04-2017

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