Book your Accommodation

We are delighted to have reserved a variety of hotels ranging in price and star rating to suit every budget. The hotels that have been secured for ESOF 2016 are listed below.

It is recommended that accommodation is booked upon registering for ESOF 2016 in order to secure your required arrangements as hotel reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.

5* Hotels

Radisson Blu Edwardian

The Radisson Blu Edwardian is a luxury 5 star hotel in Manchester city centre, located right next to Manchester Central. All 263 guest rooms and suites are designed for both relaxation and work with richly decorated rooms and marble bathrooms, and all include complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is also home to an award winning restaurant and a must visit spa.

The Lowry

The Lowry Hotel was the first 5 star hotel in Manchester and is one of only 20 hotels in the UK to be part of Leading Hotels of the World. The luxurious and contemporary hotel offers 165 bedrooms including 6 suites and the Charles Forte Presidential Suite, and has the largest rooms in the city. The Lowry has played host to many high profile guests over the years, crediting their discreet and exceptional customer service.

4* Hotels

Hilton Manchester Deansgate

Our designated sponsor hotel, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, showcases stylish rooms and suites, a stunning cocktail bar with panoramic views, elegant spa, and magnificent event space, all in the heart of Manchester. Housed in the 47-story iconic Beetham Tower, this Manchester hotel is a destination in itself. Discover exciting attractions nearby, including the iconic Old Trafford football stadium, or enjoy the city’s bustling nightlife.

Arora Hotel

Contemporary in design, yet still maintaining the unique character of its grade-two-listed Heritage, the four-star Arora Hotel Manchester has the perfect location in the heart of Manchester City Centre. This award winning Manchester city centre hotel offers 141 Superior, Premier and Executive accommodation bedrooms, the newly refurbished 24 Bar & Grill with private dining facilities and a 24-hour Fitness Centre. Situated on Princess Street, Arora Hotel Manchester is directly opposite the Manchester Art Gallery and within walking distance of Manchester Central.

Macdonald Manchester

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, set in the heart of Cottonopolis, is Manchester's largest four-star hotel. The hotel is perfectly located next to the mainline station and Manchester’s main ring road, allowing for quick and easy access to and from all the major motorways. As the 2013 winner of "The best sleep in the city" award (Manchester Evening News), it combines 338 beautiful bedrooms with state of the art conferencing facilities, an indulgent urban spa and first class bar, lounge, banqueting and live theatre restaurant experiences.

Townhouse Hotel Manchester

Situated right in the beating heart of Manchester's city centre, the Townhouse Hotel is the perfect boutique-style hotel for your visit to this exciting and cosmopolitan city. Set in a former cotton warehouse, the hotel has been given a fantastic £3.5 million makeover and now boasts the perfect blend of style, space and comfort. Relax in their stylish and comfortable guest rooms after a busy day's shopping and exploring - then why not check out their stylish 101 Brasserie for delicious dishes cooked with the best seasonal produce available.

Manchester Victoria and Albert Hotel

A vibrant Manchester city centre hotel, located on the banks of the River Irwell, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel exudes a historical charm that appeals to business and leisure travellers. Luxurious guest rooms are graced by original oak beams and exposed brick and feature plush new bedding and high-speed Internet access. For dining, the brasserie-style V&A Restaurant offers international fare and river views, while the V&A Lounge Bar has become a favourite haunt of celebrities.

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly

Overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, this 280 bedroomed hotel is situated right in the heart of the city centre, making it the perfect location to discover one of the liveliest cities of the North. The location of the Mercure is therefore perfect to take advantage of all the great facilities in its immediate vicinity. All bedrooms are climate-controlled and feature a flat-screen TV and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, and in the privilege and superior rooms you can enjoy a Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers.

The Midland

The impressive building stands proud in the heart of Manchester's city centre, and over the course of its 100 year history, the hotel has played host to Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and rock stars. The Midland offers a choice of sumptuous bedrooms and suites all opulently decorated and oozing charm and character. Within the hotel there are two fabulous restaurants, The French and Mr Coopers House & Garden, which are both by Simon Rogan and have both been awarded four AA Rosettes. 

The Palace Hotel

The enviable location, stylish rooms, fabulous facilities and outstanding customer service make the Palace Hotel ideal for short breaks at one of the most sought-after hotels in Manchester. Ideally located next to Oxford road station and a short walk to Manchester Central, all of Manchester’s city center attractions as well as Manchester Airport are within very easy reach. The hotel is also home to the award-winning Gold Truly Good Food Tempus Bar and Restaurant, allowing guests to dine in the chic and stylish surroundings.

Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly

This stylish and convenient Manchester hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, close to all local attractions, business district, shopping and nightlife. Manchester International Airport is just a 20-minute drive away and the hotel is connected to the cities mainline train station. Feel valued and cared for from the moment you arrive and indulge in a delicious warm chocolate chip cookie, straight from the oven, and relax in a comfortable guest room with an enhanced fresh air conditioning.

INNSIDE Manchester

The first hotel for the INNSIDE by Meliá brand in the UK, INNSIDE Manchester stands in a stunning new building in the vibrant First Street development. Located in the heart of Manchester with close proximity to the cosmopolitan shopping area and business districts, INNSIDE Manchester offers the perfect place for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel provides 208 spacious, modern guest rooms, the perfect fusion of unique design and comfort, many of them with fantastic cityscape views of Manchester. INNSIDE Manchester is the recommended hotel for media.

3* Hotels

Pendulum Hotel

The Pendulum Hotel offers value, comfort and prime location close to Piccadilly Station, Canal Street and China town in the heart of Manchester city centre, attracting a mixed crowd of smart savvy business travellers and city explorers seeking a dose of Manchester life. The 117 bedrooms offer an ideal place to kick-back and relax after a day’s sightseeing or a quiet space to catch up on a few emails and brush up on your business plan.

Jurys Inn Hotel

The Jurys Inn hotel in Manchester is perfectly situated in the heart of this thriving city. With both Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road stations less than a ten minute walk and Manchester Central Convention Centre around the corner. The hotel has 265 spacious rooms perfectly designed for a restful and comfort filled stay, all furnished with a large soft bed, a well-lit desk, TV with Freeview and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

The Portland

Right in the heart of Manchester’s thriving city centre, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, The Portland Hotel is an elegant Victorian hotel and one of the premier hotels in the city. The hotel is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station and a mere stroll from the popular Arndale Centre – a haven for shoppers – while world-class attractions such as the Lowry Centre and Old Trafford are within easy reach, too. They have 204 bedrooms, including 12 suites, all light, airy and stylish, and designed with your comfort in mind.

Budget & University Accommodation

Ibis Portland Street

Ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street is located in the centre of Manchester, close to all major attractions, as well as the shopping areas, nightlife and Old Trafford. The hotel offers 127 inviting, modern rooms with Free Wi-Fi throughout. 24/7 Meal and Drinks Menu is available and the friendly bar is perfect for a nightcap. Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations are just a few minutes from the hotel. Reduced Parking rates available at Q-Park 75 St James Street, M1 4LX at the rear of the hotel.

Ibis Princess Street

Ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street is a budget hotel. Book the hotel for a location less than 1 km from the city centre, close to the shopping and nightlife of central Manchester. Each of the hotel's 126 contemporary guest rooms comes with free wireless internet access and satellite TV. The café has hot and cold snacks 24 hours a day, and the friendly bar has a wide range of drinks. Manchester Oxford Road train station is 500m from the hotel.

Weston Hall

Weston Hall is conveniently located in the centre of Manchester. It is a modern self-catering residence with a secure environment and a daily reception service supported by a pastoral term who can be contacted 'out of hours' via the adjoining 24 hour Pendulum Hotel reception. Accommodation is in single study bedrooms within a flat for eight people. All rooms come with a bed and storage only, as well as en suite facilities. There is a shared flat lounge area including dining facilities and flat kitchens which have a microwave, cooker, fridge and freezer.

Wilmslow Park

Wilmslow Park is located in a lively area of Manchester with easy access to local transport services. Manchester Central is in walking distance of 32 minutes from the student and 15 minutes car journey. Public transport is also available at the doorstep of Wilmslow Park to the venue. The accommodation provides a range of great facilities, some of which include 24 hour residents’ gym, games room and spacious lounge areas.