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Hotels near Old Trafford: Where to stay when watching Manchester United

As well as having thousands of fans in the local area, Manchester United also have one of the biggest global fanbases. They have the third-most social media followers in terms of football clubs which makes Old Trafford more than just a football stadium.

In many ways, Manchester United's home is also one big tourist attraction that pulls in visitors from across the world on a daily basis. If you are planning a trip to the stadium soon and want to know about hotels near Old Trafford then the list below provides you with everything you need to know.

Hotels near Old Trafford
Hotel Football is the closest hotel to Old Trafford Football Stadium – Photo by Icon Sport

Hotels near Old Trafford: Five options to consider

Hotel Football – 400ft from the stadium

The closest hotel to Old Trafford is Hotel Football which effectively overlooks the stadium. It is almost within touching distance of Old Trafford and is owned by members of United's Class of 92. As the name suggests, the hotel is themed on football with rooms featuring decor mainly related to Manchester United.

They have various different room types available from single rooms to family rooms with matchday prices typically starting at £303 for the night. On a non-matchday, this drops dramatically to around £75 for the night. Hotel Football also has a bar which you can enjoy prior to kick-off.

Premier Inn Old Trafford – 0.2 miles from the stadium

The Premier Inn near Old Trafford Stadium is the second-closest hotel to the ground after Hotel Football and provides guests with the most basic of amenities – which could be perfect for people who simply just want a comfy bed to sleep in before and/or after the match. A standard room on matchday is still going to cost around £200 unless you book months in advance.

Hilton Garden Inn – 0.5 miles from the stadium

Hilton Garden Inn isn't too far from Old Trafford Stadium (around a 5-10 minute walk). It is part of Old Trafford Cricket Ground which is on the same road as the football stadium but it isn't cheap. The Hilton Garden Inn prides itself on offering guests a premium experience, however, their matchday prices are better than Hotel Football – starting at around £219 for the night.

The Hilton Garden Inn also has a bar and a restaurant inside it, as well as a fitness centre so you there is plenty to do pre or post-match if you don't have any plans in the city centre. If you do, then it's a stone's throw away from Old Trafford Metrolink stop which has direct links to Manchester City Centre.

Hilton Deansgate – 2.1 miles to the stadium

A bit further away from the stadium is Hilton Deansgate, the first of several skyscrapers to be built in what is now known by locals as ‘Manc-Hattan'. The hotel is rated four stars and located in the heart of the city centre, providing guests with great views of the city provided they get a high enough room. Prices for rooms on matchdays start at around £200 but you will be required to get the tram to the match or embark on a 45-minute walk.

Hotel Gotham – 2.8 miles to the stadium

If you're looking for something a bit different then stay at the Batman-inspired ‘Hotel Gotham' on King Street in Manchester City Centre. This boutique hotel is rated five stars and the decor inside makes you feel like you're in 1920s New York. There are plenty of subtle nods to the Batman Universe in each of the 55 rooms but as it's a five-star hotel it is going to cost you. Matchday prices start at at around £250 but you will have to book months in advance due to how popular it is.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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