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Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams, has a special place in the heart of every true Manchester United fan. The pitch here has been graced by some of footballs true greats and, aside from United’s home games, FA Cup semi-finals and England international fixtures, it has seen action during the 1966 World Cup, Euro 96 and 2003 Champions League final.
To many, Manchester United and Old Trafford embody the ascension of English football to the top of world stage; the fact that the team is followed by over 330 million fans across the globe, around 5% of the world’s population, is a testament to this. For many fans, especially those living outside of Manchester, a trip to see the Red Devils play on their home turf is an act of pilgrimage.
For those making the journey here from outside the UK, the event could be a once in a lifetime experience. If you are traveling to Manchester to catch a game or even just to visit the hallowed pitch at Old Trafford, then it is well worth booking accommodation and making the most of your stay in the Northeast.
Manchester is a resurgent city brimming with hotels, apartments and guesthouses catering for all budgets and tastes. From traditional B&B establishments to chic boutique affairs and everything in between, the choice can be somewhat overwhelming. However, a few sound pointers will help you find the Manchester United hotel that is right for you.If you are coming by car then it is a good idea to choose accommodation close to Old Trafford.
Many hotels near Old Trafford have customer parking, allowing you to make the journey to the stadium on foot and save yourself the hassle of finding a match day parking space. The rejuvenated Salford Quays, just north of the stadium, across the Manchester Ship Canal, is home to cafes, bars and restaurants and has plenty of hotels to choose from, all within walking distance of the ground. Should you need access to funds before the game or after, payday loans are available online from wherever you are. There are also several Manchester United hotels in the area immediately to the east of Old Trafford. A few of our recommendations are Copthorne Hotel, Holiday Inn and Monton House Hotel which are only 10 minutes away from Old Trafford.
The Greater Manchester area has excellent transport facilities so, even if you choose your Old Trafford accommodation a bit further away from the stadium, you should face little difficulty travelling to the game. There is a cluster of hotels and apartments in the inner city area of Castlefield, to the northeast of the ground. Like Salford Quays, Castlefield has undergone heavy redevelopment in recent years and now boasts a collection of modern establishments offering rooms with peaceful waterside locations.
The Deansgate area of the city centre is another Manchester United hotel hotspot. Located at the southwest edge of the city centre, it is home to important train, bus and tram links, which is ideal if you have made the journey to Manchester via public transport. If you choose to stay in Deansgate, two places worth considering are the Palace Hotel and City Penthouse Apartments.
Solo travelers or groups looking for low-cost accommodation may consider looking in the city’s Northern Quarter, there are a handful of youth hostels and cheap hotels to be found here. Guesthouses and B&B style establishments are more commonly found out towards the suburbs. The area around Whitworth Park is worth noting, close to the university and Manchester’s famed ‘Curry Mile’, it has plenty of pubs and bars to choose from should you need to celebrate or indeed drown your sorrows after the game. Here are some affordable hotels you can find there: Northern Quarter Apartments and Victoria Hall .
If you are not interested in hotels you can try serviced apartments in Manchester which offer spacious, affordable and comfortable accommodation that provide a refreshing alternative to hotel rooms. If you are interested in booking apartments in Manchester, then Citybase Apartments can help you. If you are looking for group accommodation in the heart of the city, an apartment in Manchester is an ideal choice for you.