INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester
What We Love
- Located in Manchester's up-and-coming cultural quarter, First Street
- All rooms feature free WiFi and soft drinks from the minibar
- Sociable restaurant serves tapas-style sharing plates
- The wellness suite features a gym, a sauna and a steam room
What To Know
- Tram and train stations are only a few minutes away
- To-go coffee options served at breakfast
- First U.K. hotel from Spanish brand INNSIDE by Meliá
- The bar serves beers from Mancunian microbrewery Tweed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A short walk from Deansgate or St Peter’s Square, the INNSIDE Manchester is a striking modern addition to England’s second city. The hotel lies just beyond the canals and railway arches that played an important role in Manchester’s industrial past, but it’s slap bang in the middle of the city’s up-and-coming cultural quarter, First Street. The angular 11-story building is painted red in homage to Manchester’s red brick landmarks, and the contemporary lobby features mammoth floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete pillars, stone floors and a glass-paneled stairway.
Bed and Bath
The clutter-free rooms all feature kingsize beds, flat-screen TVs, adjustable lighting, blackout blinds and such perks as free soft drinks from the minibar and free WiFi. The largely monochromatic color scheme is broken up by plum-colored feature walls and etchings of Manchester’s skyline on the headboards. All feature semi-open-plan bathrooms with frosted glass rainfall showers. Opt for a spacious suite (549 square feet) for a separate lounge area, a quality coffee machine, robes and slippers, and tons of storage space.
Street on First is a bright and airy restaurant (with an alfresco terrace) that serves small plates based on the Spanish tradition of sharing. The “food for a social mood” menu concept is built on the idea there will always be enough contemporary cuisine on offer to match your frame of mind, so expect a hodgepodge of dishes including shiitake mushroom skewers, whitebait, duck broth and pork wontons, and seafood paella. Local DJs provide the tunes (even at breakfast on Thursdays and Fridays), and the bar serves bottled beers from Mancunian microbrewery Tweed.
In the Area
The hotel sits in an area that is building a reputation as the city’s vibrant entertainment quarter. The centerpiece is HOME, a newly opened cinema, theater, bar and arts destination that offers a great selection of food, beers and outdoor seating spaces. Beyond First Street, Manchester’s historic destinations, such as Albert Square, the shopping areas along Market Street, the thriving nightspots around Spinningfields, and such sporting hot spots as Old Trafford, the City of Manchester Stadium and the National Football Museum, are all within easy reach.
How to Get There
Excellent stay with friendly personable staff. Great breakfast and a free added extra in our room of petals and cup cakes as it was a valentines surprise. Definitely recommended. Excellent location to the city centre, but very wuiet in the room.
Me & My girlfriend stayed here last friday & we loved our stay, rooms are spotless & modern, the gym & sauna is very good, clean and modern (would be great if there was a pool). Breakfast was good enough, not amazing breakfast as its only a buffet but you really cant complain, if you can your too fussy! Staff was helpful & we even received a late checkout for free when asking at reception, only minor issue was when trying to ring reception from the room on two occasions no one picked up, nothing major.
Cant recommend this hotel enough for the price!
This was my first stay in an Innside hotel and I was impressed. The design was modern and stylish and the location reasonable.
My room was very large and the bed enormous and comfortable. Somewhat oddly, the bathroom was within the bedroom, with only the toilet separate.
Breakfast was a decent buffet.
I have had a number of stays here that were extremely nice and the hotel is in a great location. However it can sometimes be a little expensive.
Rooms are always very clean and the service is usually excellent.
Excellent stay as always, we will be returning in April.
Very well positioned in the city centre, near theatres, train station and bars.
Always clean, friendly and very modern hotel.
Spa services and facilities we excellent, clean and would recommend it to anyone