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
Stayed in this hotel while attending a concert in Ethiad Stadium good location near resteraunts bars and clubs and plenty of access to public transport. Staff were friendly and helpful and we loved our room!
We visited Manchester to see a play as a special gift. The staff at Innside welcomed us in a genuine and friendly manner. The room was comfortable and we had a great stay. The staff at reception were particularly helpful and housekeeping was wonderful: especially after I discovered that I had left some clothes in the wardrobe.
Stayed 4 nights in a premium king room - bed and breakfast - 2 adults and a teenager aged 15.
Room very spacious and contains everything you need to make it a pleasant stay - minibar drinks are complementary - expresso coffee as well.
2nd bed was a couch made out to be 1 1/2 man bed - our daughter loved it.
Location is fantastic a very close to everything - tram - train - restaurants - shopping.
Breakfast very nice and everything you can think of is served.
Service from entire staff is fantastic as well.
Will definitely stay here again and can only recommend !
Great location in close proximity to the city centre shops and restaurants, local transport and bars. There are also a few restaurants and a Sainsbury's in the same area. The hotel itself was decorated beautifully and was clean. The staff were all very friendly and seemed to really care about giving the best service. The bedroom was clean and tidy, and we had a nice view of Manchester. The sauna and steam room were okay, nothing special but a nice added extra. Breakfast was the best thing about our stay. There was a large spread including a full English, cereal, fresh fruit and yogurt and pastries. Overall our stay was great and we would definitely stay again.
I was very impressed by this hotel following a recent weekend stay with my husband.
We found the location of the hotel to be perfect; once we got our bearings we walked everywhere from spinningfields to the Northern Quarter. I really liked the small number of bars and restaurants around the hotel, and found the Sainsbury's local across the road useful for the odd bits we'd forgotten to pack.
The room was a really good size, with beautiful views across the city. My husband often has a complaint about hotel irons (don't ask),but as with everything in this hotel even the iron was good quality. My only even slight negative was the size of the tea cups in the room- one gulp and it was gone, but it shows how great the hotel is when that's the only thing I remember!
We found all the reception staff and bar staff to be very friendly.
All in all, a great stay, we will definitely visit again.