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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 hotel & staff, great location 5* will be staying again at this hotel, we had a problem with our shower and the duty manager checked the shower in the room next door for us to use, she got wet in doing so & managed it in a professional way, the Maintance man sorted it as soon as he came on shift and apologised, they couldn’t have done more
Hotel was lovely, the staff were the best we have met. The food was beautiful and bar area great. The room was lovely and the mini bar a great addition. I booked this hotel as a surprize for our wedding anniversary and we would definitely go again. The staff was amazing and very helpful
Really comfortable and welcoming contemporary hotel within short walk of the City centre. Staff excellent and nice touches asking at check in if I preferred a room on a high floor, shower or bath preference. Well furnished, free mini bar (including beers and crisps). it just works well
Hotel restaurant as expected good but nothing special when there are so many great places close by. Would definitely return. Spanish owned Melia product, and it does have an air of not being the standard. comfortable bed, good work space and nice hot power shower.
My daughter and I had a fantastic time.
The room was beautiful and clean , complimentary drinks were a special touch :) beds were so comfortable... highly recommended.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Great Hotel just outside centre of the city. Near to several bars & restaurants. Staff were all very helpful, nothing too much trouble. The only criticism of this hotel is no parking. Yes, there is a QPark close by & a discount is offered by the hotel. But when you need to unload a car of all your bags there is no unloading area (that I could find)
Would fully recommend this hotel despite this.