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Built in 1876 The Black Lion Hotel Hotel is a brand new refurbished Manchester themed hotel that boosts 13 luxury themed bedrooms of iconic streets and buildings that Manchester has to offer. Located in the perfect spot for the city-goers, we are a 10-minute walk away from the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre and a short walk to Victoria train station and the local metro links and the AO arena. The 13 brand new swanky rooms are individually furnished, and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen Smart TVs with Netflix streaming, tea and coffee making facilities, heating controlled system, king-size beds and walk in showers. The hotel offers 24-hour hotel access, key card access and night porters are at your call if needed. Cooked breakfast is offered for no extra cost. Our traditional pub downstairs serves a gastropub menu and a list of your favourite drinks!

This is our guests' favourite part of Manchester, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Black Lion Hotel has been welcoming guests since 28 Mar 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Manchester, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan


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Room type
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
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  • Alyzza
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was very spacious and clean, new clean towels everyday but if you don't want them to clean the room while you are out you can just put a sign do not disturb at the door.
  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Comfortable bed and pillows, great shower and room.
  • Deborah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Comfortable beds, I’m a really bad sleeper and I slept really well. Modern bathroom , great shower. Friendly staff
  • Donna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Warm and friendly staff. Very good breakfast provided. Room was comfortable and clean.
  • Oobs
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location was great and it was super friendly and lively in the bar itself. The rooms were modern and well kept and the complimentary breakfast and discount on food and drink for guests was a nice touch
  • Katy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great value for money in a really good location. Room was clean and looked exactly like the pictures online. Staff were friendly too. Breakfast was also really nice.
  • Alison
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean Friendly staff Kettle in room Breakfast tasty
  • Tony
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very pleasant and clean room, beautiful bathroom, nice and quiet. Bar area was lovely and had a pool table, staff were great and breakfast was lovely in the morning. Prices were reasonable for city center location with Pride and a football match...
  • Mathew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything was good about the property and we’ll worth the money. The staff were really friendly especially Lee (the young fella on night shifts).
  • Lisa
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly greeting. Lovely spacious room. Superb location for us !

Property questions and answers
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  • I booked yesterday an now I fallen out with my girlfriends bc ov u so thanks a lot an how long does it tk for ures to send bk my 45 pound

    Good afternoon, Please can you send me the name and reservation number. Many thanks Jemma Black lion hotel
    Answered on 18 July 2022
  • I can’t seem to find a booking in time and leaving time ??

    Good Morning, our check in time is 2pm and our check out time is 11am. Kind Regards The Black Lion Hotel.
    Answered on 2 March 2022
  • Hi what is the latest check in time ?

    Hello, we don't have a last check in time, as we have a receptionist/night porter on throughout the night. Kind regards
    Answered on 9 July 2022
  • Hi , where would be the best place to park please when staying with you on a Saturday

    Hi, we recommend S.I.P Harding Street M3 7AH. Best regards, The Black Lion
    Answered on 18 April 2023
  • Hello, is it possible to check in later than 23pm? (between 23 - 0.00) Our flight only arrives 22:30. We would come by rental car, I suppose there ar..

    Hi, our check in desk is open 24 hours. We recommend SIP Parking, Harding St, M3 7AH. Best regards, The Black Lion
    Answered on 5 August 2023
  • Hi how far is this from Piccadilly station

    Good morning, We are situated about a 20 minute walk from piccadilly train station. Kind Regards The Black Lion Hotel
    Answered on 25 September 2022
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Host Information

Host review score

The Arena Black Lion is located on the edge of Manchester City Centre in Salford. We are a 10 minute walk away from the MEN Arena and 8-9 minute walk away from the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre. Other attractions located within the same distance are the Manchester Cathedral, public transport including the Metrolink and Free shuttle bus are close by also. We are a small, affordable hotel just on the outskirts of the busy city centre. All of our room rates includes a free breakfast too!
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of Black Lion Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Wake-up service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Black Lion Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 23:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 07:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 60 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Diners Club Cash Bankcard Black Lion Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Black Lion Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

A damage deposit of GBP 60 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Black Lion Hotel

  • Check-in at Black Lion Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Black Lion Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan

  • Black Lion Hotel is 0.6 miles from the centre of Manchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Black Lion Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The prices at Black Lion Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Black Lion Hotel include:

    • Double

  • Black Lion Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Evening entertainment
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Happy hour