Watching Manchester City play is an experience like no other, so your stay in the city should be no different. Here are the best hotels near the Etihad Stadium.

Last Updated: 01/06/23 at 11:09

Witnessing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team first-hand is a premium in itself, so why shouldn’t the rest of your trip be the same?

Whether you’re travelling to Manchester from another part of the UK or you’re flying in from overseas, we’ve found four of the best options for luxury hotels near the Etihad Stadium.

So check out our roundup of the most stylish, lavish and luxurious hotels Manchester has to offer that is just a short walk to the Etihad!

Dakota Manchester

The very best Manchester has to offer

Dakota Manchester offers a luxury experience that will have you feeling like the high-class traveller you deserve to be on your visit!

The Dakota Manchester is the number 1 ranked hotel in Manchester for value and overall in the city, so you know you're getting something special with this one.

Located in the heart of the city, it is just 1.2 miles from the stadium so you're never too far from the action.

It's hard to find a better hotel to help you wind down and relax after an exhilarating City game than the Dakota Manchester.

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly

A luxury stay from one of the world's best

At 1.4 miles away from the Etihad, the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly offers a high-quality standard of stay in a stylish hotel situated in the center of the city.

If you're visiting as a tourist and want to see the sights, the DoubleTree sits right amongst the action. Manchester has plenty to offer for a shopping spree, as well as the rich local heritage and a unique vibe day and night.

For professionals visiting for business, the business district is right on the doorstep, as the hotel itself offers multiple amenities for you to be able to work efficiently and effectively, including contemporary meeting rooms and their stunning Sky Lounge, providing unrivalled views of the city.

With Hilton being one of the world's leading hotel chains, you can be sure you'll be getting a great night's sleep to accompany a fantastic day out in Manchester.

Velvet Hotel

Ideal for the fans who want to experience Manchester's nightlife

If you're looking to join in the party atmosphere that Manchester has to offer then the Velvet Hotel is your choice.

This adults-only hotel boasts a location on the bustling Canal Street, an absolute must-visit area in itself.

The hotel occupies four floors above the bar and restaurant, so it's easy enough to pop on down and join in the festivities after a big win!

And you won't have far to walk from the stadium to your hotel room - the Velvet Hotel is just 1.5 miles from the stadium.

As for the rooms, their website describes them best - "Each room is designed to an exceptionally high 4* standard, offering indulgent luxury in one of the largest cities in the UK".

Staycity Aparthotels Manchester – Piccadilly

Perfect for long stays

If your plans will have you in the city for something more than a short stay, and you want something that can be livable yet still lavish, look no further than Staycity Aparthotels Manchester Piccadilly.

This hotel has apartments that include fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and a workspace.

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, this hotel offers quality at a price point no more expensive than the Velvet Hotel.

And at 1.3 miles from the stadium, you'll be living like a true Citizen while staying here.

Travelodge Manchester Ancoats

Great value for money

We've snuck in a secret fifth entry, with this being the lower-cost choice.

Travelodge Manchester Ancoats offers a cheap but cheerful option that’ll have you sleeping well and spending more time and money on the things you want to do whilst in the city.

A simple 10-minute walk north or south will take you to either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria train stations, the 2 main stations in the city.

And with that comes the easy accessibility of getting around on the infamous Manchester tram service. With a stop right outside the stadium, the Travelodge Manchester Ancoats is the best option for any traveller looking for options that won’t break the bank.

If staying in one of the very best hotels near the Etihad Stadium isn’t enough to make your trip a true VIP experience, check out Manchester City's hospitality experience at the Tunnel Club for the ultimate matchday,