The Alan

UK England North West England Greater Manchester Manchester

01612 368 999   18 Princess St, Manchester M1 4LG

  • 137 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Chic Urban Bolthole
A stylish yet understated contemporary hotel right in the heart of Manchester

With a terrific location in Manchester city centre, The Alan is a classically understated contemporary hotel. There's no big neon sign, no door-person, not even a reception when you enter. Yet it does all the good things a hotel should do: it has a good choice of comfortable guest rooms in a range of price categories, an excellent restaurant, an attractive bar area and a generally feel-good, welcoming atmosphere. It's also very stylish, but despite the hotel's undeniable design credentials, it's affordably priced, too.

Recently opened by a couple of hospitality veterans,  The Alan is one of the newer additions to the energetic Manchester hotel scene. Housed in a re-purposed Victorian building, it has a funky, creative air about it, with space given over to local art and other objects, and a space for co-workers. It's not a small hotel: there are over 100 guest rooms, all with comfy beds, high speed wifi, flatscreen TVs, air-conditioning, desks, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and sparkling en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers. Categories range from the cheapest  (and smallest) 'Original Doubles' through slightly more expensive 'Standard' rooms – with larger beds –  and more spacious 'Midis' and 'Masters'.

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily at moderate prices, and has a deliberate focus on local suppliers and season food, as does the bar, which works with local gin-makers and brewers and has wide range of well-priced cocktails.  They also have a daily 'Happy Hour' (3 hours actually) when you can sup champagne and enjoy oysters for a quid a pop!



Open all year.


Double rooms from £99 to £149 a night. 


Contact Website  01612 368 999  The Alan, 18 Princess St, Manchester M1 4LG

Show Map


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Car-free option

Related Guides

See Hotels in Manchester


Add Your Review

Be the first to leave a review!

List Your Property

Do you have a Cool Place to stay you'd like us to know about?

List my place

Other Cool Places near The Alan

What Customers say about Cool Places

Love the website

Love the website and how it has all the different sections, making it easy to find just what you’re looking for. Definitely recommending to friends and family.

Lexy, Verified Customer

I will definitely use it again

This is the first time I've used Cool Places and I will definitely use it again for the best places to stay.

Karin, Verified Customer

Easy to use

Easy to use and some amazing properties to choose from.

Helen W, Verified Customer

So many beautiful places to stay

The website is really easy to use and includes so many beautiful places to stay. I found the destination guides really helpful when looking for my next staycation.

Lauren, Verified Customer

Great website, very user-friendly

Great website, very user-friendly. There are so many fantastic places to stay. My wish list is ever growing!

Kelly, Verified Customer