• Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage storage

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.

Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 1, 2005
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, Gluten-free

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
1 queen bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Manchester
Select topics to read reviews:

See what guests loved the most:

  • Lucy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff and hotel gorgeous. I think the public area spaces and rooms were a little tired and in need of a refresh but it didn’t affect my stay
  • Barbara
    Comfortable beds , the location and friendly stuff
  • Fiona
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely hotel, perfect location with great little added details which make a big difference. We were very kindly upgraded and ended up with a generous room.
  • Kirsty
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing hotel! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay for my husband's special birthday.
  • Anna
    Absolutely incredible hotel. The decor is phenomenal, but the staff are even better. From front of the desk to waiters, everyone so friendly and welcoming. Special shout-out to the cleaning team, they were super polite, very efficient and the room...
  • Deborah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    I absolutely loved my stay,rooms were amazing,staff were welcoming and very helpful and polite,the hotel was stunning.I will definitely be back again and again,mr and my partner stay around Manchester and go to different hotels for a little break...
  • Debbie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Food was lovely, the staff and attention to detail were the best thing about the stay. A gorgeous hotel in a great location
  • Adriana
    The location big rooms Beautiful lobby and restaurant
  • Yan
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Big nice hotel with nice tall ceiling. We had a nice two double bed room for two nights. There were snacks and water in the room. The toiletries were 1969 and they are of very good quality. Even bought some home for self consumption.
  • Megan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hotel itself was beautiful and had everything we needed, parking was simple and the complimentary amenities were very much appreciated.
Travel Proud
Travel Proud
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 area info *

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
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Outdoor furniture
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kids' meals
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
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
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
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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


From 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

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


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 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.

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

FAQs about Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel

  • 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.

  • Check-in at Kimpton Clocktower, an IHG Hotel is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • 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.

  • 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 offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

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