We are Flying in so don't want to be too far from the airport if poss. Would like a hotel either in the city or very near. We will be using buses so any advice would be very welcome on the best hotels and locations.
The one in West Didsbury is right on Princess Parkway, which is the main road to both the city centre and the airport so would be ideal. Bus stop right on the corner and tram stop a few minutes walk away. Takes around 15 mins on bus to get to town.