Editor Picks: Hotels in Manchester with a Swimming Pool

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated January 9, 2024

 In keeping with Manchester’s burgeoning popularity in recent decades, its accommodation options are now as good as anywhere, and include several hotels with their own pool.

(Photo: Park Inn by Radisson / Courtesy Booking.com)

The famous city in northwest England has come a long way since its time as an industrial heartland known for commerce more than culture. Vibrant museum and festival scenes along with an ever growing assortment of swanky new-build residential developments are contributing to the city’s modern evolution into a true 21st century metropolis. If you’re planning a visit to Manchester and might like a refreshing dip during your stay, here are 5 of the best hotels with a pool.

Park Inn by Radisson

Situated just moments from Manchester Victoria Rail Station, this contemporary 4-star hotel is a convenient choice for those arriving into the city by train. As for its amenities, there’s a health club and spa featuring a large swimming pool, a steam room and sauna, and a gymnasium. A restaurant specialising in grilled meats means there’s no need to leave the hotel to find a decent meal and there’s also a separate stylish bar with an outdoor terrace. Guest rooms feature tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryers, and safes, along with scenic views across the city. Manchester’s lively Printworks entertainment complex is within walking distance. From £169 per night.

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King Street Townhouse

(Photo: King Street Townhouse / Courtesy Booking.com)

Found in the Upper King Street conservation area, King Street Townhouse caused ripples of excitement when it opened its doors in 2015, becoming Manchester’s first hotel with a rooftop pool. Set in an Italian Renaissance-style building dating from 1872, the upscale hotel overlooking Manchester Town Hall draws crowds of young, fashionable types who gravitate towards the hotel’s chic rooftop where a heated, infinity spa pool, as well as a relaxation room and steam room, await. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a chic wood-panelled restaurant, a cosy, art-filled tea lounge, and a mezzanine lounge with a fireplace. Plush guest rooms are kitted out with a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffeemaker, and rainfall shower. The historic thoroughfare of Deansgate is just steps away. From £143 per night.

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The Midland

This upscale spa hotel enjoys a prime location close to some of the city’s main attractions, including Bridgewater Hall, the Palace Theatre, and Manchester Central Exhibition and Conference Centre. Within the hotel itself, a luxurious spa offers a swimming pool, an aromatherapy steam room, and an Alder-Wood sauna. There’s also a fine dining restaurant that attracts visitors from far and wide, along with a charming tea room. Guest rooms are stylishly designed and feature air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. A wide number of shops and bars are within a 10-minute walk. From £84 per night.

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Hilton Manchester Deansgate

(Photo: Hilton Manchester Deansgate / Courtesy Booking.com)

Positioned within the Beetham Tower modern skyscraper, one of central Manchester’s most famous landmarks, this Hilton hotel boasts a luxurious spa complete with a swimming pool, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room, and well-equipped gymnasium. The large guest rooms are designed in colourful style and feature eye-catching artwork, a plasma-screen TV, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private bathroom and air conditioning. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s an intimate restaurant and a swanky bar serving classic cocktails. For those arriving by car, there’s free on-site parking. The MEN Arena is a 15-minute walk away. From £116 per night.

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Castlefield Hotel

Enjoying a scenic setting overlooking Manchester’s Bridgewater Canal, a 10-minute walk from the city centre, this is another hotel that won’t break the bank while offering plenty of amenities. Among them are a 20-yard swimming pool, a gymnasium, a sports hall with a running track, and a sauna. There’s also a cosy lounge bar that’s ideal for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap. Guest rooms feature a TV, a work desk, tea/coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, too. The Museum of Science and Industry is directly next door and Deansgate Rail Station is 10 minutes away on foot. From £69 per night.

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