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Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Travelling alone on business, the location is perfect for central Manchester. My first impression is that the inside looks better than the outside. I was caught out by the car park. There's a neighbouring car park, I parked up, and navigated my way towards the hotel. When leaving on foot I spotted a sign telling hotel patrons to use a different entrance. Looks like my mistake, but something for others to look out for. Check in was fast, efficient and welcoming. The entrance and lounge has modern, contemporary decor. I have a platinum loyalty card and was given an upgraded room at check in. The room was very spacious, clean and modern. A nice touch was the choice of coffees. My only issue with the room was the cooling. It wasn't the hottest of days, but the AC was not very effective, I found that opening the windows was a more effective way to cool the room. Breakfast was good, pretty standard cooked breakfast with choice of cereals, continental, pastries etc. I don't blame the hotel, but a fire alarm at approx 4:45 cut my night short and left me tired for a long journey the next day. In summary, a good standard. Nice rooms and good service.

So, I wish I could rate this hotel higher, because it was clean and the staff was helpful. However, the rest of our experience was not great. The thermostat was broken and the room was very, very warm. (Despite setting the fan to 5 degrees C just to try and cool it down). The windows don't open, which really sucks. And, there were extremely loud partiers and festival-goers ALL weekend. (Who gets up before 8 and blasts loud music and runs around the halls on a Saturday morning?) I know that isn't the hotel's fault, necessarily, but it impacted our stay nonetheless. The parking also costs $20 per day..ugh.

Stayed here mid week - rate was good £85 for a very spacious room, beautifully decorated, comfy very large bed, well equipped - chilled water, nespresso along with the usual tea tray. Iron and board in room. Pay by visa promotion meant breakfast was free. Bar good - great cocktails, breakfast was good. Shame about the fire alarm at 4am (thankfully a false alarm). Great value compared to holiday in express which is a basic offering @ £79. The only thing to watch is that the decor (carpets particularly in corridors and bedrooms) are becoming a little "tired" looking).

We booked 1 night whilst visiting Manchester. Check in was very welcoming aided by competent and friendly staff. Big room, immaculately maintained. The hotel is perfectly situated for bars and restaurants on deansgate, whilst the arndale is only a 5 minute walk. Ideal hotel for a night in Manchester.

Having stayed here on a couple of occasions in years gone by, and on one occasion not having the best of experiences, it was with a small amount of fear I booked again when going to see Robbie Williams on 2/6/17. I shouldn't have worried. Upon arrival I am told we have been upgraded to a better room. This is worrying. Our last experience was of an upgrade which, well, wasn't what was expected. In fact the upgrade was worse than the room we had on our first stay at Renaissance. This time we get Room 1301. Top floor. Lovely room. Spacious. Very well appointed. Even the view wasn't that bad. We go to the concert and decide to return for a drink rather than stay in the city centre. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, the entertainer is very good and not overpoweringly loud, the drinks are very reasonably priced for a city centre hotel. We retire pleasantly tired and sleep so well in the so comfortable king-size bed. Up early breakfast beckons. Superb. Excellent selection of hot food, and freshly cooked eggs! Yet again the staff cannot be faulted. Off we go having had a thoroughly enjoyed stay. Will we be back? Too right.

Map suggests it's on Deansgate I drove past the trick is to turn off Deansgate at Dom's Tavola Calda which is easier to spot than the hotel itself; the hotel garage is however on Deansgate and is eyewateringly expensive at £18 a day. Otherwise this is largely a standard chain hotel; large comfortable room with 2 double beds, good pillows. Bathroom OK not very modern, towels not over fluffy. It was a windy night and the wind howls between the buildings. Buffet breakfast satisfactory. Dinner choice limited, hotel guests seen at dinner in Dom's Tavola Calda. Very handy for Harvey Nicks. No drinking water in room but free at checkin desk. No safe in room. Friendly helpful staff.

First off.. this hotel is in an ace location two minute walk from deansgate, restaurants shopping etc. The rooms are big, so clean and the beds are AMAZING!! So comfy. We got a great deal for the two of us in a deluxe room with free wifi and it included breakfast. Can't go wrong and the chef would even cook an omelette and bring it over on request!! The staff were all so kind and helpful.. and it felt safe with it being so close after the horrific events that have taken place. The gent who checked us in (think he was called Adam) is a credit to this team. He was fab and gave us a map which he drew directions on and told us about various restaurants we could go to. Couldn't fault the hotel at all and reasonably priced for the location and standard Xx

The location of the hotel in Manchester city centre is second to none, about a two minute walk from the Arndale shopping centre and Market Street, the main shopping thoroughfare. Convenient distance and a 20-25 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, or about 5-10 minutes from Manchester Victoria and the Arena. Huge choice of bars and restaurants that are easily walked to from here, including down Deansgate just opposite and in the Corn Exchange area immediately behind the hotel. Much more just a few minutes beyond those two as well. Rooms are spacious, and I think most have the desk plus additional seating area that was in mine, with a coffee table. Cleaned to a high standard (thank you) with all the usual amenities you'd expect in your hotel room (safe, ironing board, hair dryer, tv, aircon, shower toiletries etc). One wall of each room is dedicated to big a black and white vinyl wallpaper picture of a landmark in Manchester and gives it a funky modern feel. The whole hotel is themed for the area with Manchester photographs or wallpaper throughout. Most impressive is the 'cartoon' map of Manchester in the main bar/dining area. Staff were faultless, friendly and couldn't do enough for me. The receptionist even knew my name on check out before I gave my room number. Impressive. The breakfast staff too were attentive, nothing was too much bother and the Chef even said he'd bring my omelette to my table when it was ready. Wonderful team. My only criticisms are that it's an ugly tower block externally (nothing they can do about that I guess and you don't notice it when inside) and the lifts are so painfully slow - the latter are pain if you forget something from your room in the morning and have to go back and get it. Glacial... I arrived here the day after the horrific terrorist bombing at the Manchester arena and the hotel had put on additional security 24 hours a day and reassuringly checked everyone who entered the hotel as it was on the edge of the police cordon. It didn't dampen any of the staff spirits in the hotel and they did their very best in the horrible circumstances around them and it was very much appreciated. They were also part of the 'free hot beverages for emergency services' initiative, which was warming to see.

Hotel is lovely, we loved it as their were two double beds and as we had two rooms we could open the inside connecting door and have it as a suite almost. Beds are comfy, views are rubbish great mirror to get ready in but poor lighting to do your makeup. The bar area is nice and parking on site is £24 for 24hrs.

Just stayed for 2 nights and found this hotel very central to the shops and not far from Old Trafford. The staff were very helpful and the rooms furnished to a high standard. Will certainly stay here again when visiting Manchester.

Blackfriars Street Manchester England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Arena
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Market Street, Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Cathedral and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Manchester Arena. The 203 rooms at this 4-star hotel include coffee makers, LED TVs, and premium bedding. Urbis and Arndale Centre are also within a short walk.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 11 AM.


All of Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel's 203 recently renovated rooms provide coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Self parking is available for GBP 18 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1579 reviews