Hilton Manchester Airport.
We live in Scotland and when we fly from Manchester Airport we stay at either the Hilton or the Radisson, like everyone else our choice is usually down to the cost. Often at times Hilton has a stay/parking deal for a good price and at other times Radisson has a better price - so we usually compare the two by the date we need to stay and the best deal wins!!
Hilton Manchester Airport is sits just beside Manchester Airport. Frequent trains run from Manchester Airport Station to central Manchester. The hotel has easy access to the M56, M6 and M60 and is 10 miles from the city centre. It is just 5 minutes by free courtesy bus from Manchester International Airport to the Hilton Manchester Airport hotel. This is a quick journey and the bus runs 24 hours a day so it's very convenient for travellers!
Cars are parked in the Hilton Manchester Airport Car Park and then after your holiday you get the courtesy bus back to the Hilton and collect your car.
Room choice at this Hilton include:
Contemporary Guest Room - Feel at home in this contemporary 16m room with high-speed internet access. The bright and airy room has soundproofed opening windows. Get to work at the desk, watch an on demand movie on the LCD TV or relax in the easy chair. Special touches include daily newspaper.
Family Room - This modern 25m room is perfect for the whole family. The bright and airy room has soundproofed opening windows. Keep in touch with high-speed internet access and a daily newspaper or get to work at the desk. Watch an on demand movie on the LCD TV or relax in the easy chair.
Deluxe Room - Indulge yourself in this modern 18m room with high-speed internet access and a separate seating area. The bright and airy room has soundproofed opening windows. Catch up on work at the desk, watch on demand movies on the LCD TV or just relax in the easy chair or on the sofa.
Suite - Indulge in this spacious open-plan suite with dining area and relaxation seating area. Catch up with work at the desk, check your emails with high-speed internet access or unwind by watching on-demand movies on the 20-inch TVM. Special touches include bathrobe, slippers and mineral water.
The Hotel has 2 bars and 2 Restaurants - both are not cheap and typically a main course costs £20 per person. Children eat free at Hiltons so it might work out okay if you have 2 adults and 2 children in your party.
Drinks are also very expensive with a pint of lager and a glass of wine costing around £12.
If your package does not include breakfast then this costs around £16 per person with children again eating breakfast for free.
Rates vary depending on the time of the year you stay, type of room you choose, even the day of the week you stay! Often weekend stays are cheaper than stays during the week. Rates are offered for room only, bed and breakfast, dinner, bed and breakfast and room only with 7 or 14 days parking.
I have paid £150 for a Delux room only with 7 days parking in June - but as I said before prices do vary so look out for a good deal!
I have stayed in all catergories of rooms they offer and I would say it is really not worth upgrading to a Delux room or a Suite. There is very little difference - rooms all have the same beds, furniture, toiletries etc. In the Deluxe room and the Suite the only extras you get are a slightly larger room, bathrobes, slippers and sparlking water - unless you get a really good price - eg around £5 per night more than the cost of a normal room then I would say don't bother, really it is not worth it.
All in all we have always had a comfortable stays at the Hilton Manchester Airport. Rooms have always had everything we need, comfy beds, well equipped bathrooms, iron and ironing board and tea and coffee making facilities. When we have had the Buffet Breakfast there has always been lots of choices - something to suit everyone. Lots of fresh fruit, orange juice and bacon and eggs etc.
Hilton Manchester Airport is a good Airport Hotel - just make sure you get the best price possible!!!
I stayed here one night recently while visiting Manchester, unfortunately this time we weren't flying anywhere (this was quite depressing, stopping at an airport and not going anywhere!), however if you are the hotel is ideally located within the airport grounds and a shuttle bus operates to and from the airport.
We had no trouble finding the hotel at all, the directions on the website were spot on. You shouldn't have a problem finding a space in the car park as long stay park and fly guests' cars are taken off site. Check in was straightforward and no queue.
The room - this was a fairly standard hotel room, I'm used to staying in travelodge's so found the room very nice, however I wouldn't say it was anymore than a standard hotel room, if you are used to anything more - there were a few marks on the carpets/walls and a 4 gang extension lead on the floor with several wires coming off it - none of this bothered me (especially for the price we paid) but if you paid full whack and are picky about hotel rooms (I know some people are) I would say you might have been left a little disappointed.
The room however was perfectly clean, a bit of dust round the edges (as I said didn't bother me) and the bed was very comfy. The air con was good for a farily muggy night in August, we did have the window open but decided to shut it so we weren't woken in the morning by any planes! We could just see them from our room. For summer we found the duvet it bit too big, it was very comfy and can imagine it's perfect for the winter but it was very heavy and thick for the summer ! It didn't stop me sleeping though and we just put the air con on full blast and cooled the room down.
There were leaflets about the hotel and surrounding area and there was 24 hour room service and a mini bar - I find these extortionately priced and didn't use these - a word of warning - it does say on the mini bar it's automatic and as soon as you move something you will be charged - something to be careful about if you have kids! There are free tea and coffee making facilities and a couple of biscuits - yum!
The bathroom was a perfect size and the shower good and warm, the towels were nice and big and again clean. Nice set of little toiletries on the side and good lighting/mirror. There was a hairdryer in the drawer in front of the mirror in the room which was useful, although not too powerful - which is usually the case with hotel hairdryers - I have long hair!
There's was a big flat screen tv with the usual pay moves (£9 a film?!) - we didn't watch any! It had some freeview channels but we didn't really spend long watching tv so couldn't tell you which, although there was sky news I think.
We had breakfast which was included in our rate and there was plenty of variety both hot and cold all buffet style so we left feeling fairly full, one thing, noone ever asked us for our room number or stopped us when we went in, we wlaked straight in, had our food and walked straight out - how did they know we'd paid for breakfast?! If you hadn't it was £18.75 - I wouldn't say it was worth this if it wasn't included in your room rate, it was very good but I would never pay £18.75 for breakfast!!
Overall, check out was smooth and they forgot to charge us for 24 hours car parking (£10 for 24 hours residents rate), they told us there was nothing to pay ont eh room and then I asked if the could activate our parking pass to get out, which they did with no mention of paying! Fine by me!! I never volunteer to pay for anything!
We got this room on www.booking.com for £42 including breakfast for the 2 of us, even if they had charged us £10 for parking making it £52 I couldn't complain, for the price of a Travelodge we got a Hilton and full English buffet breakfast! I would jump at the chance to stay att his hotel again especially at this price and will be looking at their park and fly packages in the future - I wouldn't pay full rate to stay here - I'm not picky enough to pay a lot for a hotel room, but wouldn't certainly consider it again at these rates - I'll pay a bit more for a 'proper' hotel and breakfast included!
We stopped at the Manchester airport Hilton hotel earlier this year the night before flying to Florida, we searched on the internet for car parking for a fortnight and noticed that we could stay overnight at the Hilton for around £115 including car parking for up to fifteen days and a double room.
It seemed like good value and would make our trip more relaxing. The hotel is very easy to find with access next to the main road across from the airport. A free shuttle bus was laid on to take you and your luggage to and from your desired terminal.
We parked the car up and took our bags to reception where a porter carried our bags to our room. The car keys were left at reception and our car was taken away later that evening to a secure car park, incidentally we checked the distance travelled on our return on the cars trip computer and it was the distance stated about 12 miles if I remember correctly (we had herd stories and bad reports from other parking companies driving all over before parking your car).
Our room was lovely, very modern and very clean with everything you would expect.
The bathroom was well equipped and the water pressure was fantastic taking minutes to fill the bath. My only disappointment was that we were charged £15 pounds for internet access from the room and I have stopped in a lot of hotels where it is included so this seemed expensive.
In the evening we went down to Lowry's bar for a meal but I noticed someone order fish and chips when they arrived they were French fries we noticed that they were serving the same things in the restaurant which was literally in the same room. The menu was not very big and looked expensive, so we had a drink and walked around to Bewleys next door where the menu was a lot better and the food was lovely.
We were up and away too early to try the breakfast, our shuttle bus took us to the terminal and told us what to do on return.
On our return we rang for our bus and it arrived within ten minute although not where the driver told us but this could be down to security as they keep moving the buses on.
Our car was at the hotel waiting fro us with no problems.
I would stay again but after seeing Bewleys next door where my wife has since stayed (and said it was very good) I think I would stop there as my first choice
We booked to stay here the night before we flew out to America in October. We had chosen an unnamed hotel on the internet which turned out to be the hilton - quite a bargain as the same website was offering the hilton at £40 more expensive. On arrival we parked in the car park and at check in handed over our keys for the car, which was then taken as some point to the secure car park ready for our return. Our room was excellent, looked like it had been recently refurbished and was very modern and clean. Having had a long journey we decided to treat ourselves to a meal in the hotel that evening. Being an airport hotel we didn't really expect too much and boy were we surprised. The menu wasn't huge but the quality and service were fantastic. Next morning breakfast was buffet style which suited us both as I don't like to eat much before I fly but my other half always likes to eat! Breakfast was also included in the price so w edidn't need to fork out for expensive rubbish at the airport. If flying from Manchester again - or even if visiting the trafford centre the hilton would be my first choice
Having just returned from Toronto on holiday I can recommend the Radisson SAS Hotel Manchester Airport for an excellent service under their ‘Stay and Go’ package. We arrived on the Tuesday, due to fly out on the Wednesday morning at 9 am. Our luggage was taken to our room and after making sure we had everything we then handed over our car keys to the concierge staff who parked our car and the next day transferred it to off-site secure parking. They took our flight details and arranged for the car to be brought back for our return. The room was very spacious although mini bar prices were expensive. Breakfast for my husband and I and the children was included in the price of the room as was upto two weeks secure parking. The best feature however of the hotel is the fact that it is connected by a covered moving walkway to terminals 1 and 2 –its ideally situated. This meant that in the morning we were able to check in our luggage at terminal 2 and return for a leisurely breakfast at the hotel – with the walkway terminal 2 is approx. 3 minutes away and terminal 1 about 8minutes away. If you don’t like paying hotel restaurant prices for dinner then you can do what we did and dine at one of the restaurants in terminal 1 – we chose Garfunkels and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There are other hotels within the Manchester Airport complex but the Radisson SAS has by far the best site and if we travel from Manchester again (we live in Newcastle) we will definitely stay there again.