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Manchester Accommodations

We are traveling to Manchester in the spring for a Manchester United game. We will be in the area for 2 nights and will have 2 young children with us (ages 6 and 7). Suggestions as to where we should stay in the city? I'm looking for an area with access to public transportation to get to the game as well as an area to walk around with restaurants and stores for the children.

Thank you.

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There's a Travelodge in Piccadilly Gardens. Not exactly luxurious, but likely to offer a decent price for a short stay. It's right outside Piccadilly Gardens tram stop and a 5min walk to the Arndale Centre for shopping, plus there's loads of restaurants around it, including two directly beneath it.

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Look at Travelodge or Premier Inn chains. You have the option of staying in Manchester city centre itself or closer to Old Trafford at Salford Quays. There is a shopping centre, Imperial War Museum North and Lowry Museum at Salford Quays, with Manchester city centre being easily accessed by tram. Public transport after a match is bedlam and not recommended for young children, so you would be better off staying closer to the ground or going to the shopping centre after the match for some food before you attempt to travel on public transport.

Note that the date of the match can change to fit in with the TV schedules - any time between Friday night, Saturday afternoon or evening, Sunday afternoon or Monday night. The actual date and time will only be confirmed 3 weeks out. This doesn't help with trying to plan your schedule!