This is a 3 star hotel very close to Manchester Airport, in a modern building. It has basic in-room facilities, a bar and a cafe serving evening meals. They charge for services such as parking, shuttle bus, WiFi and toiletries, so don’t expect any freebies here! We haven’t found any reviews of the Travelodge Manchester Airport on the internet yet, so we aren’t able to give it a guest rating (March 2010). We’ll keep an eye out though, and let you know.
Address: Runger Lane, Manchester Airport, M90 5DL.
Phone: 0871 984 6181
Book Travelodge Manchester Airport at Airport Hotels.com
The Travelodge is situated near the Freight Terminal at Manchester Airport. It’s about a mile from the passenger terminal and it takes 10 minutes to drive there.
There’s parking at the hotel, which is managed by Britannia Parking Ltd. There’s a charge for each day, starting at £5 and ending at £40 for 4 days. The maximum time you can spend there is 4 days, so it’s only useful for weekends and short breaks.
Check-in/out and breakfast
Check-in is from 3 pm and check-out is at 12 noon, but you can pre-book an earlier or later times if need be. There’s a continental breakfast buffet served in the café, where you can eat as much as you like for £7.50. Breakfast starts at 5.30 am for those on early flights and finishes at 10 am, or 11 am on Sundays.
A shuttle bus runs to and from the airport. It goes every 20 minutes, between 4 am and 12 noon and then again between 3 pm and 11 pm. There’s a charge for the service and you have to pay in cash at reception. It’s £5 for one passenger, £7 for 2 -4 passengers, £10 for 5 passengers, £12 for 6 passengers and £14 for 8 passengers – pretty expensive, as that’s just one way.
The hotel has a licensed bar and café, which serves snacks and evening meals. There are 2 meeting rooms available for booking, which seat 25 to 30 people. WiFi is available throughout the building, but there’s a charge for this – £5 for an hour and £10 for 24 hours. The hotel is totally non smoking.
There are 201 guest bedrooms altogether. Double rooms or family rooms are available. The latter have a double bed and a pull out sofa bed, which sleeps one adult or 2 children. They all have a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. You can ask reception for an iron or hairdryer if needs be. There are no toiletries in the bathrooms. We always bring our own anyway so we don’t really mind, but there are basic items on sale in vending machines in case you have forgotten anything. The rooms have WiFi connections but this is expensive – £5 for an hour and £10 for 24 hours.
There are 4 fully accessible rooms on each floor. All the facilities at the Travelodge are accessible for wheelchair users.
To get to the Travelodge Manchester Airport, leave the M56 at junction 6 (signposted Wilmslow, Hale) and merge onto road signposted M56 Warrington, Macclesfield, Hale. Bear left onto Runger Lane (signposted Freight Terminal). You will see the hotel on the left handside opposite the Freight Terminal.
There aren’t any airport views at this hotel. For that, try the on-site Bewley’s Hotel, which has easy access to a great vantage point on top of the multi-storey car park.