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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
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From 1,579 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast

Principal Manchester

from £98
  • Classic Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room Single Use
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Urban Double
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

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) 15-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 36-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 not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • 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
  • 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

In the room

Home comforts
  • 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
  • Principal Manchester Hotel Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Manchester
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal
  • The Palace Hotel
  • Palace Hotel
  • Palace Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Principal Manchester Manchester


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.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 20.00 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 15 per 24 hours

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 726 reviews

Fair 4.0
Check In was okay. Was given a room where the room next to ours was clearly decommissioned as we saw wires hanging from what appeared to be light switch or the main switch. Room itself didn’t have any of the facilities you would find from a 5 star hotel such as sewing kit, toothbrush and toothpaste. Didn’t even have slippers and only had 1 x toiletries so disappointed to see this. I saw comments re breakfast being amazing by other reviewers but there was nothing special to be honest. Just a standard breakfast you would expect from a ‘5 star’. However, so many dishes and cutlery had stains on them so clearly they hadn’t been polished properly by the KP or the kitchen staff.
Umer, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful hotel - but book a room with air con!
Loved this hotel and the staff are amazing. The only negative is that not all rooms have air-con. They gave us a fan but it didn't help - the room was like a sauna and the bathroom unbearably hot... Such a pity as otherwise a truly perfect place.
Hugh, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Almost 5*
Overall it was a nice stay in a beautiful building. The Elemis toiliteries were appreciated and the breakfast was delicious and great value for money. The decor was well done. However, small things like not having plugs within easy reach of both sides of the bed, or a plug within easy reach of the mirror for drying hair was annoying. We also found the noise of the trains distracting (we were on the lower ground floor), and the windows overlooking the canal were filthy and jammed shut. The aircon was also quite noisy - a mechanical clinking - and small details hadn't been sorted: spider webs on the ceiling, a hair on the cushion on the bed, a bit of rubbish from a previous guest next to the bed. Overall, these small things prevented it from being a proper 5-star experience but I would stay again.
Oliver, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wedding anniversary
Booking was for my parents golden wedding anniversary. Staff went above and beyond to spoil them with free upgrade, Prosecco, flowers and cupcakes in the room! Couldn’t have wished for more!
Alexander, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good, large room with comfy beds, quality toiletries and nice little extras in the room. Enjoyed our stay and will definitely visit again.
Jules, gb1 night family trip

Principal Manchester

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