Jury's makes our cut as a budget-minded hotel option due to its proximity and relationship with the fantastic Bannatyne health club. All 265 rooms are very modestly outfitted with simple and vanilla furnishings, e.g., bed, desk, dresser, etc. Wireless internet is free, and there's also a restaurant/coffee bar is also on-property.
Don't waste time looking for the on-site gym because there isn't one. Instead, Jury's has intelligently negotiated discounted access to the 3-block away Bannatyne on Chepstow Street. Five minutes of walking and £7.50 are the required combination for fitness bliss.
Lap swimmers will need to look at alternative off-site options as neither Jury's nor Bannatyne own a pool. The Manchester Aquatics Centre is just over a mile away (£3.20/day), but it might require taking a taxi.