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Stay Inn Hotel Manchester

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is more of an endurance test than a hotel. The people who have given it any stars clearly have no idea what a hotel should actually be like. And I’m not being a snob, ideally I would want 4 star minimum, but I have stayed in Premiere Inns and Travel Lodges and found them to be more than acceptable. This place however, well where do I start? the fact my room was on the ground floor meant I had the pleasure of hearing everyone in reception all the time, and apparently people in Manchester just shout at each other rather than talking at a normal level, that combined with walls and door made clearly of paper meant even with my earplug (thank goodness for them). The cleaners don’t seem to have any regard for guests and just yell at each other down the corridors. Someone even decided to do some hoovering at 1am!! The people on reception were nice, which is something, but thats the only good word I have to say. (the guy on leaving was a different story) The room is dated beyond words, I didn’t actually think hotels like this still existed, apart from in nightmares, or bad movies. The is no front to the ‘wardrobe’ there is no desk lamp (I had work to do and had to work by the horrible flourscent main light), the coffee is beyond disgusting, the shower will not move high enough to angle properly at oneself. Not to mention the bedspread which has to be by far the worst part, disgusting colours, probably to cover the stains, as it presumably cannot be washed, so gross. Same goes for the carpet. The bed was like cardboard, I just threw away at home a mattress that was 100 times better than the one in this room. I slept under my towel as I was cold with just the sheet. Luckily I brought my own towel, because as per usual the hotel towels were about the right size for a 6 year old child. The TV is the also tiny, about the same size as my laptop screen and it makes a horrible high pitched whine when its on standby. I guess I was lucky because I stayed in summer and it was warmish, if it were cold I think you may actually freeze to death here. In summary, DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL. It is a hovel. If I could give it no stars I would. On leaving I had an experience I've never had before, I said I was checking out and the man on reception said... ok! thats it... just OK! no, "how was your stay?" or "was the hotel ok?" He obviously didnt want to know the anwer! On leaving I also noted that both the payphone and cash machine were out of order. I'm sure if i had ordered food that would have been disappointing-terrible also.

Stayed here for a concert trip with my friend. Room and bathroom small but very clean. The hotel bar was lovely and all staff were very friendly and helpful. Only downside was the traffic noise which kept me awake on and off all night.

Needed a hotel after a concert at the Etihad stadium. Standard double without breakfast £152. The rooms are small the bathroom tiny. Much smaller than a bathroom on a cruise ship. Bar is dreadful. Unable to charge drinks to room. Just so tired and cheap. Avoid at all costs.

After reading previous reviews was a little concerned, but found it clean ,and staff very friendly and helpful it says five minute walk to arena but wouldn't recommend it as its a very busy road so asked for a taxi number and straightaway the lady on reception said I ring one and it arrived very quickly,, didn't eat here so can't comment ,only one negatives there was no lemonade in the bar.

A 10 minute walk from the hotel to Deansgate is probably the best thing to say about the hotel! The rooms are basic but clean. A little curly round the edges but somewhere to lay your head. You get what you pay for I suppose. The staff were friendly and welcoming but the walls are thin and there was quite a lot of noise from the corridor ( I was on the ground floor near reception. I didn't eat there as there is so much choice in the centre not far away. On the whole, there is nothing particularly wrong with the hotel but it is a real 'no frills' establishment

I stayed at this hotel for two nights last week. The staff were friendly and the room was more than adequate for my needs. There was a nice TV with lots of channels that I didn't have the time to watch but it was nice having the choice. Good wardrobe space, tea and coffee, kettle, hairdryer (which I didn't use due to being follically challenged) I noticed pretty soon that the bed didn't have the best mattress, but I slept well on it so can't really complain. As someone else mentioned in their review, the bathroom was quite small but I found it quite amusing that they got everything into such a small space (luckily I'm also small built) . As my room faced the front of the building, I was concerned about outside noise but there were no distracting noises in the morning or evening to disrupt my peaceful stay there. The only thing I didn't like was having to stand behind an iron gate to buzz in when I returned in the evenings, telling the guy on the other end my name and room number before being allowed through. But at least it's good to know that any stranger off the street can't just walk in at night I suppose. Checking out was simple, pleasant and they even kept my bag safely stored, at no extra cost! unlike other hotels. Oh, and the free wi-fi during my time there was greatly appreciated.

Great hotel if you're visiting the arena, friendly check in and the room was adaquite for our needs, Room clean and the bar was open late which is also a plus haha. cant really complain considering the price paid.

Stayed here for 3 nights & had a very pleasant stay. The hotel is very close to Manchester Arena, the Arndale shopping centre & the city centre. Free parking provided site at the hotel & breakfast can be included in your room package or bought on the day. We didn't go for the breakfast as £8.99 seemed a little expensive & there are plenty of nice places to eat in the city centre which is only a 10 minute walk. The room was small however wasn't a problem but the walls are a little thin & other guests can be a little loud opening & closing doors etc. Very enjoyable stay & would be happy to stay again.

Average rating but for the price & proximity & free parking would be difficult to find better value. A number of issues but as long as you don't expect too much this is ideal for an overnighter or a weekend to city. Staff are good.The breakfast is not included we did pay for the English breakfast £8.95 it was sufficient to set you up for the day but quality was lacking. Continental did seem a bit lacking & apart from the pastries quality again seemed a bit of an issue. The rooms are compact dated & could do with better maintenance but importantly clean. Ask for a room away from the road but this does not dampen the interior noise. I think the walls may be rather thin. We were on ground floor and people talking at normal volume sounded like they were in the room with you! Luckily this was not a frequent occurrence so if you do stay wait till your in your room to chat :o) Could be a gem with investment.

Considering the low price of the rooms, this is a decent location in walking distance (or a cheap taxi ride) from the centre of the city and lots of popular locations just outside of the centre such as the Manchester Arena. It's got all the amenities, tidy bar/restaurant, decent sized car park, tea/coffee facilities in the room. Breakfast wasn't included in my room, and I felt was a bit over priced but there's lots of places in the city for a reasonably priced breakfast, so if you can wait to eat i'd recommend waiting. The staff were really good, very chatty and had lots of recommendations of places to go in Manchester (most of which worked out well). The cleaners were discrete and managed to clean the room without being noticed. On the subject of the room, it was clean and tidy, but very cramped. The TV was about the size of an iPad, the bed was about shoulder width and the bathroom wasn't much bigger. There were no locks on the bathroom door so I had to be careful not to burst into the room while trying to towel off...if I was going to stay for any more than 2 nights, i'd rather spend the extra money for a bit more comfort. Free WiFi is a big plus point.

55 Blackfriars Road Salford England

Hotel highlights

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

Stay Inn Hotel Manchester places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Arena. This 65-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking. It's in central Salford and also a short walk from People's History Museum and Urbis.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 65 rooms are air-conditioned and have coffee makers and desks. For entertainment, guests can enjoy satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Stay Inn Hotel Manchester enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 469 reviews