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, situated in Manchester’s historic Chapel Street area.

We’re just a short stroll away from Manchester’s most popular destinations, as well as Deansgate and Salford Central Station.

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 70 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.

Authentic features such as steel beams and exposed brick have been retained, capturing the character of the original building. We’ve integrated this traditional style with a slick and modern design, sourcing most of our bespoke furniture from neighbouring suppliers.

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

We know Manchester like the back of our hand. During your stay, think of us as your local guides. Whether you’re visiting for business, shopping, gigs or general sightseeing, The Ainscow Hotel is ideally located just a stone’s throw from the heart of Manchester City Centre and Salford Quays.

Before you venture out to explore, why not soak up those city views and dine al fresco on our Roof Terrace? Our bar and restaurant serve everything from a hearty breakfast to a light snack or a fancy-pants 3-course meal. Whatever your reasons for visiting Manchester, make yourself at home at The Ainscow Hotel.


Whether you’re visiting us on business or simply for pleasure, the Ainscow Hotel boasts a 70 strong collection of 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.

Private Events

The Ainscow is a stunning and versatile hotel offering a flexible range of meeting & event spaces available for private hire.

“Great hotel, lovely staff on arrival (Mad), room was spacious and modern, lovely roof terrace, ate at the hotel, very well presented and cooked to our liking. Overall this is a little gem and we will be returning.”

Dawn Jonno

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