The Ainscow Hotel Manchester

Your Gateway to the Heart of Manchester

Starting life as a brewery, The Ainscow Hotel is now home to our fully restored 4-star boutique hotel. We have an on-site car park that can be used throughout your stay for a small fee, and we are just a short stroll away from Manchester’s most popular destinations, with Spinningfields and Deansgate right on our doorstep.

Here at The Ainscow, we’ve merged traditional with contemporary. Though each room boasts a modern and stylish feel, we’re old school at heart. You’ll find a touch of Victorian charm alive in every area of our Manchester city hotel. With over 85 distinct rooms to choose from, you can rest assured that we’ll have the perfect space for you.

Stay Manchester

We’re older than we look, with a history dating back to 1878. Over the years, our listed building has played a crucial role in the working lives of tens of thousands of local people. The building was initially the home of the Watson & Woodhead Brewery before changing hands in 1927, serving as a jam factory for Mackie & Sons Fruit Preserves. In 1957 the building was occupied by the iconic Brown Brothers Auto Parts, who remained there until 1986.

Each space has a distinctive personality of its own with retained, original features – timbered ceilings, exposed brickwork and steel beams. We’ve integrated this traditional style with a slick and modern design, sourcing most of our bespoke furniture from neighbouring suppliers.

Manchester ABID City Visitor Charge

Created for the development and promotion of tourism and the enhancement of visitor experience in Manchester, the City Visitor Charge is a supplementary £1 charge per room/unit per night for guests, added to the final accommodation bill. The statutory Charge is collected from all paid accommodation establishments that fall into the Manchester ABID zone.

The City Visitor Charge is applicable to all bookings from 1st April 2023, payable on arrival.

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Whether you’re visiting us on business or simply for pleasure, the Ainscow Hotel boasts over 80 living spaces to fulfil every desire.


From Sunday lie-ins to foodie treats and mid-week getaways – we’ve created a range of special offers for all occasions.

Tripadvisor Review

“Probably the best of the Best Western hotels I’ve stayed in. It’s modern, perfectly located and has excellent staff.”

Tripadvisor Review


Manchester is one of the most exciting cities in the UK, renowned for its thriving culture, notorious music scene and eccentric nightlife. Whether you’re planning a day out with friends, a family adventure or a romantic evening, there’s something for everyone.

Castlefield Manchester


Castlefield is home to a Roman fort, canal-side pubs and the infamous outdoor events venue, Castlefield Bowl. If you’re looking for a cosy pub by the canal, we recommend checking out The Wharf.


Home to some of Manchester’s best bars, restaurants, museums and attractions. Reach Spinningfields within a 2-3 minute walk from The Ainscow Hotel.

Old Trafford

Visit the world-famous home of Manchester United on a non-matchday, enjoy a behind the scenes Stadium Tour and grab a delicious bite to eat in the Red Cafe.

AO Arena Manchester

AO Arena

Manchester’s AO Arena is the largest indoor arena in Europe and hosts some of the biggest names in live entertainment. Florence + the Machine, Yungblud, Lizzo and Paramore are just some of the performers lined up for 2023.

Canal Street

Recognised as the UK's LGBT centre, outside of London. The Gay Village is home to many annual events, such as Pride and The Skins Weekend.

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