The Marriott-owned Renaissance earns our recommendation primarily for its arranged relationship with the nearby Manchester Printworks Fitness & Wellbeing Gym. Guests receive complimentary passes to the superb club where they can swim and sweat inside a grade-A facility. Good thing, because the hotel has no in-house gym.
The 15-story accommodation itself, frankly, is very average. It is convenient and centrally located, but the room décor and amenities are underwhelming. We do appreciate the property-wide non-smoking policy (except for 13 rooms) and wireless internet access (£15 fee applies). Other features are forgettable. Still, we love the gym perk so it makes our cut.