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Principal Manchester

5-star5 stars
Oxford Street, Manchester, England, M60 7HA, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Manchester Palace Theatre
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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From 1,633 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Great location
Quite clean

Principal Manchester

from £95
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Urban Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Urban Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed

What’s around Principal Manchester


  • In Manchester City Centre
  • Manchester Palace Theatre (1-minute walk)
  • The Gay Village (4-minute walk)
  • Manchester Art Gallery (7-minute walk)
  • Bridgewater Hall (7-minute walk)
  • Deansgate Locks (8-minute walk)
  • Albert Square (9-minute walk)
  • Manchester Central (GMEX) (10-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 20-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 48-min drive
  • Manchester Oxford Road Station 1-min walk
  • Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station 1-min walk
  • Manchester Deansgate Station 10-min walk
  • St Peters Square Station 6-min walk
  • Deansgate-Castlefield Station 10-min walk
  • Mosley Street Station 10-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 270 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (18 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Up to 66 lb


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space size (feet) - 25446
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2364
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1902
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 21-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Refuge by Volta – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Principal Manchester’s small print

Also known as

  • Palace Hotel Manchester
  • Hotel Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Manchester
  • The Principal Manchester
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  • The Palace Hotel
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  • Principal Manchester Hotel Manchester
  • Palace Hotel
  • Palace Manchester
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  • The Principal Manchester
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The name of this property was previously The Palace.
This property's elevator (lift) is 55 inches (1.4 meters) wide. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 20.00 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 15 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 531 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous hotel
Brilliant stay. The tele didn’t work in the room so we were changed to another room straight away. We had already been upgraded to a large room with two double beds! Love this hotel.
Jayne, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Average unless you pay more
I thought the room would have been a little better. Very basic room. One of the wall lights was broken. Sockets were not working in the room upon arrival (they were quickly fixed). The shower was ok, and the bed comfortable enough. The restaurant/bar was good, though Saturday morning at breakfast there was a very loud yoga/exercise class taking place, not what I needed with my breakfast.
Darren, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel experience in Manchester
Absolutely loved this hotel the design and architecture the feel of an old building converted into a really beautiful hotel. Rooms were lovely, bar and restaurant were great and so was the breakfast. Staff were so attentive and location really central. Can’t wait to go back.
Peter, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Ok but not exactly perfect.
We liked the size of the room and the amenities. We thought the hotel was loud for a five star, and we were not as impressed with the service. Trying to change the card we were using at check out we were told that it was the hotels policy not to permit this. Seemed unreasonably inflexible for a five star hotel charging this much. No complimentary water in the room. Bar downstairs stopped doing bar snacks at 9 pm. Steep stairs to reach bathroom. No coffee or tea cups in room.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great hotel
Love this hotel and will definitely be returning with family. I stayed for 1 night for a business trip and was completely delighted with the hotel. Check in was great and the staff could not do enough to help me. Then I arrived at the room (which was stunning!). All of the little touches - especially having fresh milk in the fridge and a gorgeous Tuck Box made the stay extra special. The bedding was gorgeous. The room spotlessly clean. Bathroom really nicely decorated and really bright (so good for putting on makeup). The next morning I headed to the gym and the facilities were probably the best I've ever seen in a hotel gym. I actually skipped breakfast so I could stay and work out for longer. They had all the latest kit (and some new fun stuff to use I'd never seen before). I am already researching dates to come back to this hotel in 2020, it was absolutely brilliant.
Anna, gb1 night business trip

Principal Manchester

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