Principal Hotel 4* 79%

01616 360 728
Oxford Street
M60 7HA
A refuge in the capital of cool.
With its clock tower and striking Victorian architecture, The Principal Manchester is an unmistakable landmark in the city's skyline. A magnificent, terracotta Grade II listed building, the hotel has a history dating back to 1890, when it first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters.

Opposite Oxford Road Station and just a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly, The Principal Manchester is perfectly placed for business travel and weekend getaways, and is close to many of the city’s attractions.

The swagger and scale of the public spaces at The Principal Manchester are found in equal measure in the bedrooms and suites, from double-height windows to wood panelling to original tiling. No two rooms are quite the same, but the features mainly derive from their location: Alfred Waterhouse’s 19th-century original building; Paul Waterhouse’s clock tower extension; or the block built in the 1930s. All of them were completely refurbished in 2016 as part of the multi-million pound launch of The Principal Manchester.

Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gb is available throughout the hotel.

Eating & drinking

Join us in The Refuge Dining Room & Public Bar for globally inspired small plates, craft beers and cocktails curated by the award-winning team from Volta.

Meetings & events

From the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England to the oak-panelled Directors’ boardroom, every one of our meeting rooms has a story to tell.