The Closest Hotels To Old Trafford In Manchester

Published by Chris Jenkins
30th Nov 2021

Old Trafford is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world and tens of thousands flock to it each time Manchester United plays. With an ever-increasing fan base and a huge presence on the world stage, people are desperate to visit this incredible football team's home ground.

But we’ve all been there. You book a holiday to see the amazing local attractions, only to find that the hotel room you have booked is sub-par.

This can put a real dampener on an otherwise great experience, so if you’re planning a trip to Old Trafford then you should take the time to ensure that it’s the best trip possible.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the closest (and best) hotels to Old Trafford in Manchester and tell you all about the pros and cons of each.


Hotel Football, Old Trafford

This hotel is about as close as you can get to the stadium. It is located opposite the ground and is a prime location for heading to the match.

But it’s not just near Old Trafford, it’s also close to various other attractions such as Media City and Manchester City Centre.

It is a prime location that will allow you to access the ground easily as well as a number of exciting bars, restaurants, and tourist hotspots.

With free WiFi and wonderful rooms, this hotel has everything you could need in terms of comfort. Visitors always come away with high praise for this cozy environment due to the number of amenities available on site.

It is full of memorabilia that will please any Manchester United fan, so if you’re looking for an all-around football experience then this is a hotel you should definitely consider staying in.


Hilton Garden Inn

From football to another sport, this hotel is actually located at the Lancashire Lightning cricket club's home ground (which is also called Old Trafford).

It is in a prime location for reaching Old Trafford stadium and has all sorts of excellent services, with a 24-hour help desk.

If you’re interested in keeping fit whilst you visit, then this hotel could be the choice for you as it has an on-site fitness suite.

Alongside this, it has a fantastic bar and restaurant that is renowned for excellent customer service.

The bedrooms have everything you could need, from WiFi to fridges and ironing boards. And if you haven’t had enough sport by the end of the day, the TVs also offer access to Sky Sports.

This is a place where you can relax after a long day of activities and enjoy the warm, wholesome atmosphere before you sleep.

It is easy to reach via public transport and is just a 20-minute drive away from Manchester Airport.


Quay Apartments, Exchange Quay

Located in Salford Quays, this hotel is within walking distance of Old Trafford Stadium at just 650 yards away. It is in a great location for seeing all sorts of local wonders. It is less than 0.6 miles away from the Lowry if you’re interested in checking out the art.

It has pretty much everything you could need. Within the comfortable rooms, there is free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a fully fitted kitchen unit. If you’re looking for a place to self-cater then you should definitely consider Quay Apartments.


AC Hotels - Marriott, Salford Quays

Here we have another hotel located in Salford Quays. It is a Marriott Lifestyle hotel, so it is a trusted and well-known brand that you can’t really go wrong with.

With a 4-star rating, there is a lot on offer at this location. The hotel offers its visitors 24-hour room service and free WiFi throughout.

The rooms in this hotel are particularly nice, with lots of space and TVs with all sorts of content on offer. The bathrooms are well kept and feature baths as well as power showers. You also get good quality toiletries.

If you’re feeling hungry before visiting Old Trafford, this hotel offers a continental breakfast every morning. There is also a hotel bar that offers food and drinks, and it is a great place to enjoy a decent pint before or after the game.

Parking is available at the hotel but it is on a first come first served basis and you should be aware of this when it comes to making your travel arrangements.

Like the hotels listed above, the AC Hotel is in a prime location that allows you to access Old Trafford really easily, as well as a whole host of other tourist hotspots.


Holiday Inn Express, Salford Quays

Close to Manchester City Centre, this hotel is a mere 20-minute walk away from Old Trafford Stadium. It is a Holiday Inn, so it is a trusted brand that always provides the basics in comfort and luxury.

Each bedroom features WiFi and air conditioning, as well as a flat-screen TV and work desk. The en-suite bathrooms are a great feature, and some rooms even have nice views of Salford Quays and of Old Trafford Stadium itself.

The bar is fairly upbeat and is a great place to start or finish a night out, so if this is something you’re interested in then you should definitely consider staying at this brilliant hotel.


Final Thoughts

With Manchester United fixtures coming thick and fast, as well as a brand new manager in Erik Ten Haag, we expect these hotels to be pretty busy throughout the season.

When it comes to deciding where to stay, you just have to consider what your main priorities are. If you’re more interested in convenience, then staying close is a must.

If you’re looking for a prime location for tourist activities, then you should consider the pros and cons of each location you view.

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