Whitworth Locke

North West England Greater Manchester Manchester

  • From £100 a night
  • 160 Studios & Apartments
  • Apartment Hotel
  • Boutique Hotel

This contemporary apartment hotel is the ideal choice for a cool city centre stay on a budget

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There's perhaps nowhere more iconic to stay in Manchester than this converted Victorian cotton factory, and this ultra-slick and contemporary suite-hotel's 160 apartments are a perfect example of the excellent ‘Locke Living’ group’s cool, affordable urban accommodation.

It's the ideal choice not only for those who those who want to stay a bit longer but for those on a shorter visit too, with warehouse-style apartments of multiple sizes, ranging from 25m-square City Studios to 43m-square Locke Studios that can sleep up to 3 people and one- and two-bedroom suites and duplexes. They are all crisply furnished and free of clutter, and come with king-size beds, sofas and Smart TVs , kitchen facilities and ‘Who Gives a Crap’ toilet paper in well-designed and functional bathrooms; some apartments have desks, too. 

The building has a flexible co-working space should you need it, a coffee bar and a work-out space positioned next to the hotel's atrium bar. It also has a sleek South American restaurant that serves ceviche and Uruguayan steaks. AS for the location, you're right in the heart of Manchester's so-called 'Civic Quarter' and therefore close within walking distance of pretty much everything – the station, St Peter's Square and the Town Hall, the Central Library, Manchester Art Gallery and the Gay Village.



Open all year.


Studios from around £100 a night, including breakfast.


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  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • Gym
  • Kitchenette
  • Restaurant
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

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  • Car-free Option
  • Historic
  • Remote Working

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