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The Alan
4 stars

The Alan

18 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG, United Kingdom
+44 161 236 8999

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based on 6,316 reviews

The Alan
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About The Alan

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Princess Street Hotel is located in Manchester city center, offering 140 standard and executive guest rooms in a Victorian building that is historically registered, offering modern accommodations with all the classic charm and architecture of old Manchester. The independent hotel offers two boardrooms for various business meetings and events, along with a coffee shop, bar and grill, and 24-hour fitness center for guest use.

Guests can choose from double, twin, triple, and executive rooms during their stay, which all feature contemporary accommodations and complimentary in-room WiFi. Rooms also include flat-screen TVs with premium channels, separate sitting areas, in-room climate control, and deluxe bathrooms with freestanding tubs, steam-free mirrors, and luxury toiletries. Executive rooms include a larger living area and deluxe amenities, and there are a limited number of connecting rooms at this property. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk services, laundry service, and multilingual staff. Concierge services can assist with sightseeing, including tickets and reservations, recommendations, tours and day trips, and more.

This four-star hotel features bespoke modern designs and is located on one of the busiest streets in the city, across the street from the Manchester Art Gallery. Guests are within walking distance of popular shopping, restaurants, convention centers, and the bustling business district. Plus, public transit is located within minutes of the hotel, making it easy to explore the rest of the city and beyond. The Old Trafford Theatre, Manchester Arena, Manchester City Stadium, Arndale Shopping Center, The Opera House, and Exchange Square are all just steps from the Princess Street Hotel.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
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Amenities at The Alan

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Quiet street view
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Electric kettle
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Streaming service
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Desk

Things to do

  • Casino

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of The Alan

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Very goodBased on 6,316 verified guest reviews

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8.8 Very good
Pros:This hotel is the closest to the Town Hall/Albert Square. Getting there from the train station cannot be easier; the tram stops right in the corner, a few steps away. It is close to everything in downtown Manchester. Very comfortable beds. Very large bathroom. There were many airline employees all the time, so I guess they know it is comfortable and very convenient.
Cons:Room was odd shape without good views, but it was not bad.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:My stay was for 4 nights, Beds were super comfortable, staff was superb and rooms were spacious.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:The location can't be beat-. Close to shipping, bars and the Christmas markets. Could not have been happier with my choice. As a major plus, the staff was amazingly helpful.


18 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG

What's nearby

  • Manchester Art Gallery73 yd
  • The Bridgewater Hall0.3 mi
  • John Rylands Library0.3 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre0.3 mi
  • Manchester Opera House0.4 mi
  • HOME Manchester0.4 mi
  • Manchester Cathedral0.5 mi
  • People's History Museum0.5 mi
  • National Football Museum0.5 mi
  • The Roman Fort0.5 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry0.5 mi
  • Chetham's Library0.6 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Most expensive month to stay with an average 120% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Alan

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Top tips for your stay at The Alan

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Alan, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in April and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Alan, plan to stay on a Saturday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Alan was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $170, while the most expensive was $189.
  • How long should you stay at The Alan? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Alan

  • Where is The Alan located?

    The Alan is located at 18 Princess Street in Chinatown, 0.3 miles from the center of Manchester. Manchester Art Gallery is the closest landmark to The Alan.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Alan?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Alan.

  • Does The Alan offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Alan offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Alan from the airport?

    The Alan is 8.6 miles from Manchester. The Alan is 27.1 miles from Liverpool J. Lennon.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Alan hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Alan in Manchester and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Alan and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Alan.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city center

0.3 mi

Nearest Airport


Distance to airport

8.7 mi