The Best Hotels to Book Near Heaton Park, Manchester

Heaton Hall hosts concerts and plays throughout the year
Heaton Hall hosts concerts and plays throughout the year | © Mark Waugh / Alamy
Kim Gregory

Visit Heaton Park, Manchester, where woodlands, gardens and boating lakes meet play areas, cafes and an animal farm on this 600-acre site – and book your place to stay on Culture Trip.

Try your hand at horseriding, beekeeping or golf on the 18-hole course, or you can pay a visit to the historic Tram Museum. Keep an eye out for events such as concerts and plays, sometimes held at the Grade I-listed Heaton Hall. After all that, you’ll have earned a rest at one of these quirky, glam or homely Manchester hotels.

1. The Westlynne Hotel

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Feel at home in family-run Westlynne Hotel with its cosy rooms – including family and wheelchair-accessibility – and friendly staff. This free-parking hotel – with a metro stop five minutes away – is well situated for you to explore the area, only a mile away from Heaton Park. There’s a bar for nightcaps and a dining room to enjoy a full English or continental breakfast – the perfect start to each morning. Prefer to cook? Book one of Westlynne’s apartments fully equipped with all home comforts.

2. Hotel Gotham

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Room at Hotel Gotham with grey and plum furnishings, black-and-white carpet and double bed with leather bedhead and fur throw
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Wind down in bespoke luxury at this five-star boutique hotel. The suites are unique: think geometric-patterned floors, in-room free-standing golden bathtubs, and Wonderwall screens proudly projecting Manchester cityscapes. Guests have VIP access, seventh-floor speakeasy Club Brass, which shakes up themed cocktails – while the award-winning restaurant dishes out posh grub like lamb with sheep’s curd gnocchi. Heaton Park is half an hour’s drive away: not a problem with the hotel’s personal chauffeur service.

4. The Edwardian Manchester

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With city or atrium views, floor-to-ceiling windows brighten rooms at this award-winning, five-star hotel in Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall (Grade II-listed). Expect in-room luxury touches like REN Clean Skincare products and Nespresso machines. You’ll enjoy the restaurant’s Japanese and Mexican small plates and book-lined the library to sip drinks as musicians perform. Best here is the spa, though: dip in the oak-surrounded pool and jacuzzi, hit the gym and indulge in unique treatments like the ESPA mindful massage.

5. INNSIDE Manchester

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INNSIDE is more than its swish rooms, suites and city views. The central hotel is home to First Street Bar & Kitchen – with the Italian-inspired menu designed by Gino D’Acampo. There’s also an Insta-worthy bar with leafy ceiling, colourful suede chairs and resident DJ – and an outdoor terrace featuring Spritz Bar. The Finnish sauna in the wellness suite will soak up any hangovers, while workaholics can try the state-of-the-art virtual-event production studio or quirky creative meeting space designed to inspire.

6. Luxury 1-Bedroom Lodge Prestwick

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Make yourself at home in this quaint cottage bordering Heaton Park on the grounds of an 18th-century vicarage. The fully-equipped kitchen and open plan living room make a comfortable stay – while touches like the oak, king-sized bed and Sky TV add extra homeliness. Rustle up home-cooked grub to dine al fresco on the garden’s tree-surrounded table or visit restaurants in nearby Prestwich. Top tip: there’s free off-road parking but bring your bike for excellent nearby cycling routes, including Heaton Park.

7. Princess St Hotel

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Independent Princess St Hotel exudes perfection: from its location opposite Manchester Art Gallery to its freestanding tubs and luxury toiletries. Enjoy great burgers – especially the spinach, falafel and halloumi number – in the restaurant, followed by a fun cocktail masterclass. Work off the indulgence at the 24-hour fitness centre and finish with a top-class Brazilian Single Origin coffee at the Lawn. All central Manchester’s offerings are on your doorstep at this Grade II-listed Victorian hotel – just a tram ride away from Heaton Park.

8. The Niu Loom

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Hang out in this hip hotel where industrial-style interiors nod to Manchester’s historic weaving mill industry. Chic rooms have bright bucket chairs, homely houseplants and bold on-theme wall art that adds local character. The in-room Bluetooth sound boxes and TV ChromeCasts mean you can enjoy your own music and films – while the cool bar is great to meet like-minded city-goers over a game of table football. The well-reviewed continental breakfast buffet features highlights such as fresh pastries and vegan sausage.

When visiting Heaton Park, you might want to stay at one of Manchester’s best boutique hotels or romantic hotels for a special weekend, all bookable through Culture Trip. Make the most of your time in the city with a jam-packed day itinerary and there are plenty of places to hunt down a cracking cocktail.

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