Smartly refurbished grand hotel in Manchester city center Deansgate or Piccadilly Arora Hotel Manchester sits midway between Deansgate and Manchester Piccadilly train stations, just over a 10-minute walk or 5 minutes by cab from each. The world-renowned Royal Exchange Theatre is 10 minutes’ walk away, with high-end stores such as Harvey Nichols nearby. Northern Quarter cafés You’ll be 10 minutes’ walk from the quirky, unique stores and cafés of the revitalized Northern Quarter, and 2 minutes from the UK’s second-largest Chinatown. It’s 25 minutes by tram to stunning Salford Quays, home to the Lowry arts center and many other must-see attractions. Stylish cellar bar The 24 Bar serves everything from craft beers to cocktails in a chic setting, while 24 Bar & Grill features local, seasonal produce on its daily blackboard menu. There’s also 24-hour fitness center, and the level of service throughout the hotel is highly praised by guests. Space for families All 141 of the sleekly furnished guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, along with mini-fridges and air conditioning. There’s a good choice of larger rooms for families, some with a separate seating area as well as extra beds.