The 27th
Manchester Phonology Meeting


You will need to make your own reservation for accommodation, and we hope that the information given below will help you.

The conference venue is the UMIC centre at the University of Manchester, which is located just south of the city centre. UMIC is easy to reach by bus from anywhere in the city centre or from much of South Manchester.  The street to orientate yourself towards is Oxford Road (UMIC is towards the end of this road). Details of directions to UMIC are provided on the travel and directions page.

If you have any queries about this, or would like to check that a particular plan is feasible, please contact Patrick Honeybone (patrick.honeybone@ed.ac.uk).

Finding a hotel or hostel

The table below ('Some reasonably priced hotels') lists some relatively cheap hotels in the vicinity of Hulme Hall where participants in the mfm have often stayed before. There is a large number of hotels in Manchester, though, and a good number of hostels, too. One site with a large number of hotels in Manchester can be found here. You could also try websites like www.laterooms.com and www.hotels.com and www.booking.com and www.tripadvisor.com.

The perfectly nice YHA Youth Hostel in Manchester has beds for under GBP20.00 (and you don't have to be a 'youth' to stay there). Its website is here. There are also several other, independent hostels in Manchester, which are likely to be cheap and cheerful and perfectly acceptable. To find them, you could try here: http://reservations.bookhostels.com/lonelyplanet.com/index.php. The Hatters hostels have been used by mfm participants in previous years, among others.

There may also be a very small amount of 'crash' accommodation (ie, the chance to sleep on the floor or blow-up mattress of someone who lives in Manchester for free). Please get in touch (patrick.honeybone@ed.ac.uk) by 15th April if you would like us to try and find you some. While we will try, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find you crash accommodation.

Some reasonably priced hotels

The table below lists some relatively cheap hotels in the general vicinity of the UMIC centre. Please also see the information on alternative accommodation given above. The rates given are prices for single rooms, and you should check what facilities they offer and if breakfast is included when you book. Please note that the rates given are intended only as a rough guide, and that there can be considerable variation in terms of room types and days. Do check at the time of making your booking. Most of these hotels allow for online booking - click on their name if there is a link. 

Some hotels which have been used often by participants at Manchester Phonology Meetings in previous years are *asterisked. Those listed first are about 15 minutes' walk from the UMIC centre and are quite cheap but be warned: all four hotels in this category are really quite basic places to stay, and not great options if you're looking for a nice room - if you are not able to cope with basic accommodation, we advise that you do not book here. In recent years, many people attending the mfm have stayed at one of the two Ibis hotels which are close to each other. These are modern and comfortable, if rather impersonal, and are in the centre of Manchester (most of the others listed here are in the same area). They would be about 15-20 minutes' walk from the UMIC centre (details of buses and directions to the UMIC centre are provided on the travel and directions page), and overall it's safer to stay in central Manchester.

Name of Hotel Address Rate

if no code given, use the Manchester code
= 0161 from with the UK
= +44 161 from elsewhere

Further towards the south of Manchester than UMIC (cheapish).
*Luther King House Brighton Grove, off Wilmslow Road GBP c. 50.00 224 6404
*Verdene 454 Moss Lane East, M14 4PW GBP c. 40.00-50.00 224 1576
Elton Bank 62 Platt Lane, M14 4NE GBP c. 30.00-50.00 225 3388
*Victoria Park 4 Park Crescent, M14 5RE GBP c. 40.00-55.00 224 1399
Slightly further from Hulme Hall but with frequent bus service.
*Ibis Manchester Corner of Charles Street and Princess Street, M17DL  GBP c. 60.00-100.00 (but quite variable) 272 5000
*Ibis Portland Street 96 Portland Street, M1 4GY GBP c. 60.00-100.00 (but quite variable) 234 0600
Premier Inn 112-114 Portland Street, M1 4WB
Several other Premier Inns in Manchester can also be found by folowing the link
GBP c. 50.00-100.00 (but quite variable) (0870) 238 3315
Holiday Inn Express 2 Oxford Road, M1 5QA GBP c. 80.00 + (0843) 208 3005
Travelodge 227 Upper Brook Street, M13 0HB GBP c. 60.00-100.00 (but quite variable) (0871) 984 6487
31 Piccadilly, M1 1LU
GBP c. 60.00-100.00 (but quite variable) (0871) 984 6513
22 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AZ
GBP c. 60.00-100.00 (but quite variable) (0871) 984 6282
Gardens Hotel
55 Piccadilly, M1 2AP
GBP c. 50.00-100.00 (but quite variable)

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                                                                      Last updated April 2019