If you are coming to watch your team play at Old Trafford, booking a hotel close to the stadium will cut down on your travel time and help you to make the most of your visit. Manchester is a city going through a major rejuvenation and travelling fans will find a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets tastes and requirements.

Old Trafford is located just outside the city centre in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester. Good transport links across the Greater Manchester area make it quick and easy to travel from place to place, so wherever you choose your Old Trafford hotel, the journey to the stadium should be fairly straightforward. Staying in a hotel near Old Trafford does have its perks; choosing a hotel with on-site parking facilities will remove the stress of match day parking, allow you to relax in comfort before and after the game and give you a base from which to explore the sights and sounds of Manchester.

The stadium is situated in the Old Trafford area of the Metropolitan borough of Trafford, which is located directly southwest of Manchester city centre. The area is also home to the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Old Trafford has yet to see any of the redevelopment that is currently gracing neighbouring Trafford Park and Salford Quays, so if you are looking for a hotel near Old Trafford Football Stadium it is recommended to look for accommodation in these areas or the city centre. That said, there are a few options a short distance from the stadium. The Chesters Hotel and Restaurant offers secure parking and match day dining a few minutes walk from the pitch and the Trafford Hall Hotel offers good-value accommodation in the former Trafford Public Hall.

Salford Quays, just across the Manchester Ship Canal from the stadium, is a regenerated area of former dockyards that is now home to attractions such as The Lowry, The Lowry Footbridge and mediacity:UK as well as many shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, a cinema and several Old Trafford hotels. There are several bridges crossing the canal between Salford Quays and Old Trafford. Supporters staying in a hotel should take advantage of this and enjoy a short stroll to the stadium through this historic area. The Copthorne Hotel Manchester is one of several hotels near Old Trafford to be found in Salford Quays. It is set in a picturesque waterfront location on the old Clippers Quay. There is a Metrolink tram stop adjacent to the hotel providing fast access to the city centre and Greater Manchester area. The hotel offers a range of weekend and short breaks packages plus facilities such as broadband internet, a restaurant and bar. The Express by Holiday Inn offers low-cost accommodation at the heart of Salford Quays. This Old Trafford hotel is within a mile from the ground and is a good choice if you are travelling with family as its guest rooms can accommodate two adults and two children. A complementary continental breakfast is included in the room rate and secure parking is available for guests.

Central Manchester is situated to the northeast of the stadium and has a wealth of hotels to choose from, whether you are a budget traveller or splashing out, travelling alone, with family or as part of a group. Buses, trams and trains all link the ground to the city centre, allowing you to leave your car behind (if you have one) and take public transport to the pitch. If you are travelling to Manchester by train or coach then you may choose to stay in an Old Trafford hotel close to the main rail and bus terminuses. The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel is a luxury hotel situated in the city centre close to Granada Television Studios. A former warehouse, the hotel offers a restaurant, bar and 148 luxurious rooms with internet access, en-suite bathroom, TV and 24-hour room service. Hotel parking is available for a fee. The Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is another upmarket establishment in the city centre. Within walking distance of the city’s main train station, Manchester Piccadilly, and main bus and tram routes, this is a good choice of Old Trafford hotel for those wishing to make use of public transport. It boasts a technogym, spa, AA Rosette-winning restaurant and cafe bar. The central Days Hotel Manchester combines value for money with a great location. This low-cost hotel is just a stones throw from Piccadilly station and offers bright, comfortable rooms with 24-hr reception, wireless internet, fully licensed and restaurant.

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