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Kimpton Clocktower

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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  • Fantastic night. Upgrade to great room. With friendly staff always helping.Oct 15, 2020
  • Very clean, comfy bedOct 10, 2020

Kimpton Clocktower

from £92
  • Standard Room (1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds)
  • Superior Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, 1 Double Bed (Urban)
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)
  • Junior Suite (Heritage)
  • Suite (Heritage)
  • Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds

What’s around Kimpton Clocktower


  • In Manchester City Centre
  • Manchester Palace Theatre - 1-minute walk
  • The Gay Village - 4-minute walk
  • Piccadilly Gardens - 12-minute walk
  • Manchester Opera House - 12-minute walk
  • University of Manchester - 19-minute walk
  • O2 Apollo Manchester - 21-minute walk
  • AO Arena - 21-minute walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 20-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 50-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 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (aged 13 years old and younger) stay free per registered adult when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Up to 66 lbs

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self-parking* on site

  • 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
  • English 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
  • 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
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
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
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • 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.

Kimpton Clocktower’s small print

Also known as

  • Palace Hotel Manchester
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Manchester
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal
  • The Palace Hotel
  • Principal Manchester
  • Palace Hotel
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
  • Kimpton Clocktower Manchester
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Manchester
  • Palace Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
  • Kimpton Clocktower Manchester


The name of this property was previously The Palace.
This property's elevator (lift) is 55 inches (1.4 meters) wide.

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

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

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.50 for adults and GBP 9.25 for children (approximately)

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.

FAQs for Kimpton Clocktower

  • Does Kimpton Clocktower offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kimpton Clocktower does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Kimpton Clocktower currently open?
    This property is closed from 24 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kimpton Clocktower?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Kimpton Clocktower?
    Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 20.00 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Kimpton Clocktower?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 30 kg per pet. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kimpton Clocktower?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kimpton Clocktower?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The Refuge by Volta. Nearby restaurants include Oshi-Q (3-min walk), Turtle Bay (3-min walk) and Lass O'Gowrie (4-min walk).
  • Is there an on-site casino at Kimpton Clocktower?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Manchester235 Casino (10-min walk) and Grosvenor Casino Bolton (19-min drive) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 734 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely luxurious hotel in Manchester
Lovely luxurious hotel in Manchester
Christopher, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The place to stay in Manchester
We arrived at the hotel to be pleasantly surprised that we had received an upgrade. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Even received a text to check we were happy with our room. The hotel was beautiful and the bedroom spacious and impeccably clean with a very comfortable bed. Lots to chose for breakfast and service excellent. Would definitely stay again without hesitation. Thank you.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, great location.
My new fav in Manchester! The staff were so friendly and welcoming. Our room was beautiful, the only think was you could hear a lot noise from the corridors and adjoining rooms. Didn’t ruin our stay though and I’m looking forward to returning soon
Rachel, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel. Will book to stay again.
Joanne, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely building, it’s apparently recently refurbished but not to a fantastic quality. The shower is adequate but nothing more. I was expecting more for the price and rating. Plenty of other hotels at a similar price point in Manchester. I wouldn’t avoid again, but wouldn’t rush back.
Thomas, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Would return when going to Palace Theatre
Went to Palace theatre to see We will rock you and enjoyed a good meal in Refuge. both excellent. Parked nearby Sat Nav code M1 7DB outdoor car park. fee £14 gates locked between 2 - 6 am. Very comfortable room with lots of space Room 291. Staff made our stay excellent. Theatre only 4 minutes walk away.
A, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Anniversary stay in a grand hotel
Anniversary stay that was met with a great reception and the room we had was terrific. The hotel itself is a magnificent piece of Manchester’s history.
dietmar, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good travel
Mr Robert, gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hi We stayed for my wifes birthday And had a fantastic stay
mark, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location and accomodation
From the greeting at the door to leaving the Hotel was brilliant! Our only complaint is that the onsite food offer was not to our taste at all, we struggled to find something we could eat, however, there are several eating places within easy walking distance so we soon sorted that. The location is excellent for both the Oxford Road train station and the Palace theatre and we will use it again I am sure.
Rodney, gb1 night trip

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