Where to Stay When Visiting Old Trafford

Hotels near Old Trafford

Old Trafford Stadium is situated on the Western side of Manchester, approximately 3 miles from the centre of the city. For visitors to Manchester United looking to stay in the area, here are some of the hotel options you might want to consider, taking into account a range of budgets and proximity to the stadium.


Hotel Football
Right next to Old Trafford you’ll find Hotel Football, which is exactly what you would expect it to be! The brainchild of the Manchester United Class of ’92 group of former players, Hotel Football has 133 football-themed rooms, many overlooking the stadium, so you’ll be able to immerse yourself in Manchester United history and memorabilia. It even has a rooftop pitch!!

Hilton Garden Inn
Heading down Sir Matt Busby Way from Old Trafford you’ll see the floodlights of the Lancashire County Cricket Club stadium, also called Old Trafford. Within the stadium is the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but is a reasonably priced option, close to the football ground. There is parking at the hotel if you’re planning to drive, and tram links into the city centre and Manchester Piccadilly railway station. Many of the rooms in the hotel overlook the cricket pitch, so if that’s of interest to you, make sure you mention it when you’re making your


The BBC has moved several of its production departments to Salford Quays over the last decade or so, in a transformation of what was once a thriving part of the Manchester docks. Media City now houses ITV’s Coronation Street studios, as well as the BBC Sport department, including the Match of the Day studio, plus the Imperial War Museum North, and the Lowry Theatre. It’s a buzzing location with bars and restaurants, and hotels to suit every budget.

Holiday Inn Manchester Media City
In the heart of the development, next door to the Dock 10 studios, is the Holiday Inn Manchester Media City, a large, modern, comfortable hotel, with a range of rooms to suit solo and group travellers. The eagle-eyed among you might even spot a former player or two who have swapped playing for punditry, as they arrive at the BBC studios.

Premier Inn Manchester Salford Media City
This hotel is on the edge of Media City, close to the multi-storey car park that serves the area. It’s a large, modern hotel, with a casual restaurant on the ground floor. Again, a great value option with good transport links, and only a 15 minute walk from the football stadium.

There are smaller hotels within the Salford Quays area – including the Holiday Inn Express, and Premier Inn Salford Quays, both situated on the waterside in the docks redevelopment, and walkable to the stadium.

On the edge of the development is the Copthorne Manchester Salford Quays, a good-value hotel, which has rooms overlooking the water, and visitor parking just off the Trafford Road. It’s a short walk to the stadium from here. Across the road is the AC Marriott Salford Quays, a modern hotel providing the solid service you’d expect from a Marriott, with cool, modern decor, and a lounge bar serving craft beers, and excellent tapas.


Manchester is a thriving, modern place with first class restaurants, and a buzzing nightlife, so you may prefer to find a hotel closer to the city centre. Here are a few options.

Perhaps Manchester’s most iconic and historic hotel, the Midland Hotel has been an ever-present in the cityscape for more than a century, and was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill, when he visited the city. The 4-star hotel has undergone a multi-million pound renovation over recent years, and is a fantastic place to stay in the heart of the city.

Famously the place Jose Mourinho called home during his two year spell at Manchester United, the 5-star Lowry Hotel, named after Manchester’s famous artist LS Lowry, is on the banks of the River Irwell in the City Centre. This is arguably the most luxurious hotel in the city, with prices reflecting the quality of service you’ll receive.

Hilton Deansgate
Another city centre favourite, the plush Hilton Deansgate is a 23-storey modern 4-star hotel in the heart of the cultural quarter of the city. With floor-to-ceiling windows in the classy, modern bedrooms, you’ll have incredible views across the city. Of course, there’s a gym and fitness centre, with a pool, steam room and sauna, or you might just prefer to enjoy a cocktail or two in Cloud 23 – the highest bar in Manchester.

Formerly the Jurys Inn, the Leonardo Manchester Central Hotel is a well-located, comfortable hotel close to the centre of town. With over 260 rooms, you’ll find great options here whatever the size of your group.

We’d be delighted to help you find the right place to stay when you visit Old Trafford for a matchday, so please just let us know when you’re making your plans, and we’ll endeavour to make your experience as hassle-free as possible.

Visit www.vipfootballhospitality.com or call us on 01454 201210 to find out the range of excellent VIP hospitality experiences we provide at Old Trafford, and to discuss the specific requirements of your group.







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