Mar 262010
 

Overview

This is a 4 star hotel near Manchester Airport.  It runs a shuttle bus to the terminal and has good facilities for business travellers.  We looked at guest reviews in March 2010 and found that most were giving it a rating of about 4 out of 5.

Address: Manchester Airport Outwood Lane Ringway, Manchester, M90 4WP.
Phone: 0161 4353000
Book Hilton Manchester Airport at Airport Hotels.com

Location

The Hilton Manchester Airport is within the grounds of Manchester Airport, about 5 minutes’ drive away from the terminal.  There’s a complimentary shuttle bus to take you there on demand 24 horus a day.

Parking

There’s overnight parking for residents at a cost of £10.  No long term parking is available here.

Check-in/out and breakfast

Check-in is from 3 pm and check-out is at 12 noon.  You might be able to get an early check-in or a late check-out if you organise it in advance.  They also have an express check-out service; to use this you just have to leave your credit card details at reception on arrival.  Handy if you think you might be in a hurry to catch that plane in the morning!  Breakfast is available from 5.30 am to 10 am (the Full English starts at 6 am).


Shuttle bus

There’s a free shuttle busto and from the Hilton to the airport, which takes 5 minutes.  It runs on request 24 hours a day.

Hotel facilities

The Hilton has a formal restaurant and a bar that shows sports and has a lighter menu. Reception and the concierge desk are open 24 hours a day.  There’s a gym for those who can’t go a day without a workout, even on holiday.  And for business travellers, there are 16 meeting rooms holding up to 220 people and a Business Centre which provides secretarial services.  There’s wireless internet in the lobby which costs £15 for 24 hours (May 2010).

Guest rooms

All the guest rooms have wired internet access (when we checked in May 2010 they told us there’s a £15 charge to use this for 24 hours), air conditioning and soundproofed windows so you won’t be woken by any departing planes.   They also have the other things you might expect – a telephone, hairdryer, iron, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities.  To keep everyone entertained there are LCD TVs with pay per view channels, on demand movies and video games. Standard rooms are 16 metres square, deluxe rooms are 18 metres square, with a separate seating area, and family rooms are 25 metres square, with 2 queen size beds.  Families can also book interconnecting rooms, and cots are available.  The open plan luxury suites have both seating and dining areas, and special touches like bathrobe, slippers and mineral water.

Accessibility

There are blue badge parking spaces outside the Hilton.  The gym is accessible to wheelchair users as is the restaurant.  There are 2 accessible bedrooms with wider doors and adapted bathrooms.  Vibrating fire alarms are available for hard of hearing guests.

Directions

The nearest train station is at Manchester Airport.  If you’re driving, exit the M56 at junction 5 and follow the signs for Terminals 1 and 3. Go straight through 2 sets of traffic lights and you will see the entrance to the Hilton Manchester Airport hotel on your left-hand side. It normally takes about 4 minutes to get from the motorway junction to the Manchester Airport Hilton Hotel.

Airport views

If you’re looking for airport views, there are none from this hotel.  You would be better off at the on-site Radisson.

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