• Pets allowed
  • Free WiFi
  • Bath
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Luggage storage

Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the grand Kimpton Clocktower offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford Road Rail Station and The Palace Theatre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and the ballroom is the biggest hotel event space in the North of England. Furnished with elegant decor, all of the 4-star rooms include TVs with satellite channels, private bathrooms and in-room safes. Guests can also make use of hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities. Kimpton Clocktower is situated on bustling Oxford Road, with Manchester’s huge array of shops within easy walking distance. The Manchester Arena is a 20-minute walk, while Old Trafford Stadium is 10 minutes’ drive. Manchester Airport can be reached in 20 minutes’ drive.

This is our guests' favourite part of Manchester, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Aug 2005.
Hotel chain/brand:
Kimpton Hotels

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Manchester, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Manchester
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Sabrina
    Amazing staff ! Super friendly people. It was a very hot time and I couldnt feel it in my room.
  • Rebecca
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly staff, stylish interiors, excellent value for money.
  • Fiona
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We loved everything about the hotel - friendly staff, spacious bedroom, great bathroom, tea/coffee facilities and complimentary snacks, beautiful décor, amazing breakfast. We made use of the bar and dined in the restaurant (The Refuge), which felt...
  • Sheng
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room is very spacious and stunning with two comfortable double beds in a high ceiling historical building. it was mind-bowing walking into the room. Breakfast restaurant is beautiful with good selection of food. Location is superb, we walked to...
  • Carol
    Breakfast was fabulous and the staff were very friendly. The room was a great size and had everything you would need.
  • Michelle
    The restaurant is exceptional and the staff are incredibly friendly.
  • John
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely atmospheric and stylish hotel. Room was nicely styled and appointed. Cool bar, attentive and friendly staff.
  • Amelia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean accommodation, welcoming staff, great overall stay with great amenities.
  • Rebecca
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Beautiful hotel with spacious rooms, the comfiest beds and staff who couldn’t do enough for you.
  • J
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very luxurious and spacious room, complementary snacks and fresh milk for hot drinks.
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This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property

  • Does the Principal have parking? If not, where is the nearest and are there any reductions if you have a room booked with them. Thanks

    Although we don't have any car park onsite, there are some car parks close to the hotel. We do offer a discounted rate for the NCP Car Park on Oxford ..
    Answered on 12 December 2019
  • How much for one small dog

    Answered on 5 October 2020
  • Does the junior suite with 1 double bed have a seperate bath and shower in the bathroom?

    Our Heritage Junior Suite does have a separate bath and shower within the bathroom Kind Regards Jill
    Answered on 8 December 2020
  • is there a deposit fee is so how much?

    Dependent on the rate chosen then there potentially will be a deposit that needs to be paid
    Answered on 11 January 2021
  • I was wondering whether an early check in would be possible

    Please could you provide confirmation number or arrival date to allow us to check on availability? Thanks.
    Answered on 1 April 2021

Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • The Refuge
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Facilities of Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Outdoor furniture
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kid meals
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs £20 per day.
  • Parking garage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Minimarket on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:30 to 00:00


Until 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.


When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the credit / debit card used at the time of the booking needs to be presented upon check-in. Please note that failure to do so will result in an alternative payment method being required.

Please note that bookings for 5 rooms or more will be on group terms & conditions and policies which will be sent directly by the hotel.

The lift has a width of 1.5 yards.

Guests are advised to book a table ahead of their visit if they want to dine at The Refuge by Volta to avoid disappointment.

With its Victorian architecture and fresh approach to hospitality, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is the perfect expression of its setting: Manchester, a city where tradition and modernity meet and where artisanship reigns supreme. Housed in a magnificent terracotta Grade II–listed building, Kimpton Clocktower has a history that dates back to 1890, when the building first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters. Today, it’s a destination where glamour and luxury meets one-of-a-kind craftsmanship—and where there are new things to discover at every turn.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel

  • Guests staying at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Refuge

  • Check-in at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel is from 15:30, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel is 850 yards from the centre of Manchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Games room
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Bicycle rental
    • Fitness