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Gay Manchester Hotels

With a huge gay scene and vibrant city centre, Manchester is one of the hottest gay destinations in the UK

Discover our top Manchester hotels for gay travelers, conveniently located near the vibrant Canal Street 'Gay Village', the Arndale Centre, and Chinatown. Each hotel offers a friendly welcome in the heart of the city, ensuring easy access to Manchester's best attractions and nightlife.

Gay Manchester Hotels

Velvet Hotel
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2 Canal Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Award winner. Boutique choice. In the Gay Village.
Award-winning hotel in the heart of Mancheter's Gay Village, close to KIKI bar, EAGLE , Company Club, and a few minutes' walk from Arndale mall and Piccadilly train station.

The uniquely designed rooms & suites feature elegant furnishings, free WiFi, DVD player, minibar, fridge. The hotel's exquisite restaurant & bar is a destination in its own right and a gay-popular place.

Winner of "Pride Of Manchester Awards Best Hotel" (2010). Book early if you want to stay here during public holidays and Pride.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Selina Manchester
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15 Hilton St, Manchester

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Why this hotel?

Nestled in the hipster-approved backstreets of the impossibly alternative Northern Quarter, Selina Manchester is an eclectic hotel that brings together locals and tourists alike with its welcoming communal areas and constantly evolving roster of live music, comedy and art.

Offering a range of rooms with a variety of levels of luxury and privacy, the hotel is uncompromising in its commitment to embodying the lively and diverse spirit that makes Manchester one of the UK’s most exciting cities. With a library and a cosy cafe, the Selina Manchester is also the ideal place for digital nomads to set up shop, and work alongside others in an undeniably inspiring environment.

Selina is a continent-spanning collection of hotels and guesthouses that are truly unique. Attracting backpackers, digital nomads and weekend travellers alike, Selina offers beautiful accommodations in stunning locations. Boasting properties in every corner of the globe, each Selina hotel is inspired and immersed in the culture that surrounds it, and with welcoming and knowledgeable staff, a Selina hotel is the ideal place from which to base your next adventure. Custom-built for the modern era, the collection blends wellness, tourism and co-working to provide authentic spaces that suit any traveller's needs and desires.

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Bar
Check-in
Contactless
Free WiFi
Live music
Nightclub
Nightlife
pet friendly
Restaurant
shared kitchen
Social Events
Britannia Hotel Manchester
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35 Portland Street,, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Ideal location. Near the Gay Village. Excellent value.
Great value for money and a consistently popular hotel on Travel Gay. The Britannia has a fantastic location, next to Piccadilly Gardens and just a couple of minutes walk from the Gay Village and sightseeing attractions.

Housed in a historic 19th century building, the rooms at Britannia Manchester are nicely decorated and feature comfortable furnishings and free WiFi.

Britannia has its own restaurant, but it's just a couple of minutes' walk to Canal Street, the famous Arndale mall and Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
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London Road, , Manchester

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Why this hotel? Amazing spa. Great location.
The largest 4-star hotel in Manchester, close to Piccadilly train station and just a short walk from the Gay Village, Alter Ego, New Union, etc.

Macdonald has an award-winning restaurant, a world-class spa with sauna & spa and offers 24-hour room service. Each soundproof room has iPod dock, flat screen TV, safe and free WiFi.
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Bar
Gym
Internet Access
Massage
Restaurant
Sauna
Spa
ABode Hotel
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107 Piccadilly, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Walk to Gay Village. Excellent dining. Modern rooms.
Housed in a 19th century building, ABode Hotel is a short walk of the Gay Village on Canal Street, Piccadilly train station and Manchester's main shopping area.

The hotel is home to the award-winning Michael Caines restaurant. Large guest rooms retain much of the original features of the old warehouse, with LCD TV, DVD player, free internet. Some rooms have panoramic city views.

The ABode is within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and museums. The MEN Arena is a 15-minute walk away. KIKI gay bar, The Company Bar, EAGLE cruise club are even closer.
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Bar
Cafe
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Ibis Styles Manchester Portland
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3-5 Portland Street,, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Recently refurblished. Excellent value.
This value for money 3-star hotel is located next to Piccadilly Gardens, near Piccadilly Station and  about a 5-minute walk to Gay Village.

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland has 200 rooms and suites, all of which feature air conditioning, flat screen TV, laptop-sized safe, tea & coffee-making facilities, free WiFi.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Pendulum Hotel
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Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Budget choice. Near city centre & gay nightlife.
A great choice for budget travelers who want to stay close to Gay Village. Pendulum Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from both Piccadilly Station and gay venues around Canal Street.

The hotel features comfortable, modern rooms with free WiFi. There is a large, contemporary restaurant and a conservatory lounge bar.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
New Union Hotel
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111 Princess Street, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Excellent value. In the Gay Village.

Ideal location, great value and service.  The gay New Union Hotel is small in size but offers comfortable rooms right on Canal Street - the heart of Manchester's Gay Village.

The building dates back to 1865 and has been a gay landmark for a very long time. Each room features free WiFi, flat screen TV, private bathroom, tea & coffee-making facilities.

There is a New Union cabaret bar downstairs which is considered somewhat of an institution.

Features:
Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly
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34 London Road, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Excellent value. Close to Gay Village. Popular choice.
The popular Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly offers great-value rooms in convenient location, close to the Manchester Piccadilly train station and walking distance to the bars and clubs in Gay Village.

Stylish modern en-suite guest rooms feature flat screen TV’s and free WiFi.  The chic in-house lounge & bar serves a great breakfast buffet. Excellent value for money.
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Manchester Hotels in Other Areas

Check out more excellent hotels within walking distance of the Canal Street gay nightlife, shops, and metro station.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester
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Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Luxury choice. Historic building. Great pool & gym.
Luxury hotel within Manchester's Free Trade Hall, one of the city's most famous historic buildings. The Radisson Blu Edwardian is less than 10 minutes' walk to the Gay Village and nightlife.

The Radisson has a 12-metre indoor pool with jet stream, 2 premium restaurants, well-equipped gym, jacuzzi ,world-class spa. Guest rooms & suites have king-sized bed, satellite TV, high ceiling and stylish furnishings.

Superb service and ideally located - close to the gay scene, all the theatres, the Manchester International Convention Centre and the Town Hall.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Gym
Jacuzzi / Hot Pool
Massage
Restaurant
Spa
Steam room
Swimming pool
Holiday Inn Express City Centre Arena
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Goadsby Street, , Manchester

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Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Great value. Budget choice.
Smart-value budget hotel in the city centre, next to Oxford Road train station and about a 5-minute walk from the Gay Village.

The Holiday Inn Express offers 147 modern rooms with free WiFi, LCD TV, power shower. There is a 'sleep chamber' specially designed for your ultimate night's sleep. The Great Room serves breakfasts, while the Lounge Bar offers a range of light snacks, beers and wine.

The hotel is minutes away from Palace Theatre and the Arndale shopping centre. The Manchester airport is 8 miles away.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Cove Minshull Street Piccadilly (ex. SACO Manchester - Piccadilly)
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6 Minshull Street Piccadilly,, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Near the Gay Village. Stylish, modern apartments.
Stylish apartment hotel located just a 3-minute walk from the gay scene on Canal Street. Cove - Minshull Street (previously SACO Manchester) offers contemporary studios and apartments on the top floors with superb city views.

Each unit features a fully-equipped kitchen, satellite TV, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows, balcony or seating area, and high-speed free WiFi. There is also a gym onsite.

Cove has a prime location in Manchester, a 5-minute walk from the Piccadilly train station and a 10-minute walk from the Manchester Art Gallery.
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Free WiFi
Gym
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
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Oxford Street, , Manchester

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Why this hotel? Award winner. Convenient location. Near the Gay Village.
Housed in a historic building from 1891 with an iconic clock tower (known as the Refuge Assurance Building), The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel (previously The Principal) is directly opposite the Oxford Street train station and just a short walk from the gay bars and Gay Village.

Grand on the outside and impressive on the inside, Palace features stylish rooms an award-winning Tempus Bar & Restaurant.

The hotel has won accolades from the local council for sustainability and has achieved the 'Gold Green Business Tourism Scheme Award'.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre, an IHG Hotel
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70 Shudehill,, Manchester

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Why this hotel? Modern rooms. Great for shopping & gay nightlife.
Located on the edge of the Northern Quarter, just a 5-minute walk from the Arndale shopping mall, the Crowne Plaza features the Glasshouse restaurant, free WiFi and 24-hour gym.

Each contemporary room features an LCD TV and floor-to-ceiling windows. Many rooms offer great views across the city.

The hotel is about a 15-minute walk from all the bars & clubs in Gay Village. Manchester Cathedral and the MEN Arena are a 5-minute walk away.
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Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Gym
Restaurant