Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city center, the grand Kimpton Clocktower offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford Road Rail Station and The Palace Theater. 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 located 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Kimpton Hotels
Hotel chain/brand
Kimpton Hotels

Property highlights

Located in the 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, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 full bed
or
2 twin beds
2 king beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
8.3
High score for Manchester
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Michelle
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very efficient friendly staff, free upgrade of room when we checked in, and breakfast was first class.
  • Nicholas
    United States of America United States of America
    The building is incredible and has been renovated as a celebration of its history and quirks. The staff were exceptional; friendly, relaxed, and efficient. The food proved to be a hit with everyone in our eclectic group... Sunday lunch was worth...
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    Lisa
    United States of America United States of America
    Wow! This place was amazing! A very elegant vibe the moment you walk in. And the rooms, high ceilings and amazing views! Wished we stayed more than a night!

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kids' meals
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs £20 per day.
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • Mandarin
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Malay
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Cantonese

House rules
Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Check-out
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets
Free!Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Groups
When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional fees may apply.
Cards accepted at this hotel
American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubJCB Cash is not accepted

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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 elevator has a width of 4.6 feet.

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 glamor and luxury meets one-of-a-kind craftsmanship—and where there are new things to discover at every turn.

FAQs about Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel

  • Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Refuge

  • The prices at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

    • Fitness center
    • Game room
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Bicycle rental
    • Fitness

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

    • Suite
    • Double

  • Check-in at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Buffet
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel is 2,600 feet from the center of Manchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.