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Located in the city center on Princess Street, featuring a bar and views of city, The Alan is set in Manchester, 650 feet from Manchester Central Library, opposite to Manchester Art Gallery; at the door step of China Town; a stones throw away from historic St. Peters Square and the always vibrant Piccadilly Gardens.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At The Alan all rooms come with bed linen and towels. The Alan offer complimentary hi-speed Wi-Fi to all guests.

You can can enjoy our a la carte breakfast menu with our Alan English top picks accompanied with a complimentary specialty coffee or tea of your choice.

Popular points of interest near the accommodations include Albert Square, Manchester Central and The Palace Theater. The nearest airport is Manchester Airport, 8.1 mi from The Alan.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Alan has been welcoming guests since Aug 1, 2005

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Manchester, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free


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4 reasons to choose The Alan

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Manchester Art Gallery
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  • Library Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Manchester Town Hall
    0.1 miles
  • Manchester Central Library
    0.1 miles
  • Manchester City Council
    0.1 miles
  • Albert Square
    0.2 miles
  • Manchester Christmas Market
    0.2 miles
  • King Street Manchester
    0.2 miles
  • The Palace Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • St Mary’s Catholic Church
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Tampopo Albert Square
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Hampton & Vouis
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Salut Wines
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Piccolino Caffe Grande
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Six by Nico
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Grand Pacific
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Canal Street
    0.3 miles
  • Bridgewater Hall
    0.3 miles
  • John Rylands Library
    0.3 miles
  • Piccadilly Train Station
    0.5 miles
  • Manchester Arena
    0.7 miles
  • Manchester Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Whitworth Art Gallery
    1.3 miles
  • Etihad Stadium Manchester
    1.7 miles
  • Heaton Park
    4.1 miles
  • Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens
    4.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Manchester Airport
    8.1 miles
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
    27 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    36.1 miles
How to get to The Alan from Manchester Airport
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Dine @ The Alan

    Food: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of The Alan
  • Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 27 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Polish
  • Turkish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Alan takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express The Alan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please be advised that check-in at the hotel will only be allowed when a valid credit or debit card is presented at the desk. Please note that during check-in, the hotel will process a card pre-authorization of your full room rate for the period of your stay (on flexible rates only) plus an additional GBP 50 per night to cover any incidental charges. These funds may be held for up to 5 working days.

When booking 5 rooms or more, or 5 nights or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply. The hotel will contact you to inform you of the policies after you have booked.

Solo and Laser cards are not accepted.

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

FAQs about The Alan

  • The Alan is 1,650 feet from the center of Manchester.

  • Room options at The Alan include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Studio

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Alan by:

    • Tram 50min

  • Guests staying at The Alan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at The Alan is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Alan has 1 restaurant:

    • Dine @ The Alan

  • The prices at The Alan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Alan offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Nightclub/DJ