Whitworth Locke, Manchester City Centre – aparthotel near Manchester Piccadilly

Whitworth Locke Civic Quarter | Central Manchester

Your aparthotel in Manchester city centre.

Your aparthotel in Manchester city centre.

Make yourself at home at Whitworth Locke aparthotel, in Manchester city centre. Discover 160 design-led studios and suites, each with their own kitchen. Light, bright coworking spaces and meeting rooms make remote working a breeze. And the stunning, plant-filled restaurant and café makes leaving the building optional.

For work and play, the hotel is ideally located in a buzzing area on the canal, near Manchester Piccadilly and in walking distance from Manchester Central and St Peter's Square.

What to expect at Whitworth Locke.

  • Key features
  • All features
Co-working space

Co-working space

Peru Perdu - restaurant & bar

Peru Perdu - restaurant & bar

Foundation Coffee House - coffee shop

Foundation Coffee House - coffee shop

Private, superfast Wi-Fi

Private, superfast Wi-Fi

24-hour front desk

24-hour front desk

Fully kitted out kitchens

Fully kitted out kitchens

Locker gym

Locker gym

Dog friendly

Dog friendly

The Storehouse - Event space (fee)

The Storehouse - Event space (fee)

Private meeting rooms (fee)

Private meeting rooms (fee)

Co-working space

Peru Perdu - restaurant & bar

Foundation Coffee House - coffee shop

Private, superfast Wi-Fi

24-hour front desk

Fully kitted out kitchens

Locker gym

Dog friendly

The Storehouse - Event space (fee)

Private meeting rooms (fee)

Communal laundry room

Shallows Beauty Studio

Early check-in available

Late check-out available

Blackout blinds

Lift access

Smart TV with Chromecast

Crisp white linen

Microwave oven

Fridge freezer

Iron and ironing board

Hairdryer

Kinsey Apothecary toiletries

Fluffy white towels

Locke essentials kit

Designer furnishings

Yoga mat

USB plug sockets

Rainfall showers

Accessible apartments available

Weekly cleaning

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  • Space to work your way.

    Space to work your way.

    Working remote? Our big, beautiful coworking space – plus coffee shop and restaurant – gives you all the options for settling in, switching it up, and smashing out your to-dos.

  • Manchester city centre living.

    Manchester city centre living.

    Could this location get any better? An aparthotel near Manchester Piccadilly, the Northern Quarter and St Peter's Square, yet only a stroll to the AO Arena or a short drive to the Trafford Centre.

  • Interiors inspired by the skyline.

    Interiors inspired by the skyline.

    Elevate your stay in Manchester city centre. Smoked glass with brass, velvets in moody, skyline-inspired tones. Spacious and practical, yet still comfy and cosy.

Stay in an aparthotel near Manchester Piccadilly.

Stay right in the middle of the action at Whitworth Locke aparthotel in Manchester city centre. Based near Manchester Piccadilly, you're around the corner from Manchester Met University and Manchester Central. But you don't have to trade convenience for friendly, local vibes.

Walk into the Northern Quarter for laidback cafés. Amble over to St Peter's Square to check out grand buildings like Manchester Central Library. Or hit up AO Arena for live music and comedy. Walking distance to the best of Manchester, yet only 25 minutes to the airport – locations don't get better than this.

Where to find us in Manchester.

Whitworth Locke
Civic Quarter | Manchester

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD

Reviews

10
Hayley Hotels.com February 2024

Great place to stay

lovely staff, perfect place for a work trip with the co-working space downstairs. Always love these hotels!
9
Joanna Booking.com February 2024

Having a full stocked and functioning...

Positive: Having a full stocked and functioning kitchen was an excellent surprise.
Response from Management
Hey Joanna, thanks for leaving us a review <3 We're so glad we were a good surprise and you loved your apartment with its fully-equipped kitchen. We hope this means we'll be welcoming you back again soon! Best wishes, Maddy and the team :)
10
Sarah Booking.com February 2024

I loved it...

Positive: Amazing staff Room was very spacious Very good atmosphere. Negative: Check in wasn't until 4pm was the only flaw of the hotel.
Response from Management
Hey Sarah, Aw, I am so pleased to hear you loved it here! I'm so happy you felt the room was spacious and our team made such a great first impression on you. We are proud of the atmosphere we create here at Whitworth. Next time you stay be sure to contact us about an early check in, at 2 pm, and we will do our best to accommodate. :) Best wishes, Grace
8
Craven Booking.com February 2024

Stylish, Great value stay for central...

Positive: Style, location and value. Negative: Noise from corridor.
Response from Management
Hi Craven, Thank you for leaving some feedback for us, we really appreciate it. Super happy you loved the style and felt we were great value :) Our location is so handy, right? So sorry about the corridor noise, some of the rooms can be a bit quieter depending on their location within the building, so if you do fancy coming back for another stay we can do our best to allocate one of these for you. Best wishes, Grace
10
Effie Efthimiadou Google February 2024

Loved staying here! The Locke studio...

Loved staying here! The Locke studio overlooking the canal was a dream. Great atmosphere and location. Would definitely go back.
Response from Management
Hi Effie, Aw thank you so much for this lovely review! I'm so pleased you loved the room and we were able to get you a room with a view. We hope you do come back, the atmosphere is created by our lovely guests too! Best wishes, Grace
10
Danny Sims Booking.com February 2024

Excellent hotel in Manchester...

Positive: Loved the full hotel. Luxury, good atmosphere. Modern, facilities were great and the rooms were clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed....
Response from Management
Hey Danny, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us, I'm so happy you loved the hotel and the atmosphere. Great to hear you made the most of our central location and facilities! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Grace
10
Manatsa Booking.com February 2024

Brilliant amazing members of staff!...

Positive: The location was easily accessible! The first impressions were just so incredible!. Negative: Everything was just perfect for me! Even more than I...
Response from Management
Hey Manatsa, Thank you for the review and score, I'm so pleased we made a lasting first impression and there was nothing negative at all! That is what we love to hear :) Best wishes, Grace
9
Lisa Booking.com February 2024

Gorgeous building and room, perfect...

Positive: Gorgeous building and room, perfect location. Smells amazing!!.
Response from Management
Hi Lisa, Thank you for the review and score! I am really glad you loves the building and enjoyed our central location. The scent is a salted caramel and vanilla diffuser we use, you can buy small versions from any of our locations :) Best wishes and hope to see you soon, Grace
8
Jayne Booking.com February 2024

Great apartment style room with a...

Positive: Great apartment style room with a comfortable bed and great sofa/tv area!.
Response from Management
Hi Jayne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for the score! I am so happy you loved the style here and enjoyed the comfortable bed. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Grace
10
Charlotte Booking.com February 2024

Friendly staff, nice big rooms, comfy...

Positive: Friendly staff, nice big rooms, comfy bed, really central location.
Response from Management
Hello Charlotte, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback! We're so pleased you appreciated the location of the hotel and that the size of the room suited you & that the bed was nice and comfortable for you :) Thank you for your kind words about our friendly team, we think we're a pretty good bunch ;) On behalf of everyone here at Whitworth Locke, it was an absolute pleasure to host you, we hope to welcome you back soon! Best Wishes, Amy & The Team
10
sophia Booking.com February 2024

Location was perfect. Staff very...

Positive: Location was perfect. Staff very friendly. Will definitely return. Negative: We stayed in the basement apartment and it was quite small, kind of...
Response from Management
Hiya Sophia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback! We're so pleased to learn that the location of the hotel was convenient for you and we really appreciate your kind words about our staff, we think we're a pretty good bunch ;) I'm sorry to hear you felt the size of the apartment didn't quite meet your expectations, we have different room categories which offer more floor space so should you wish to stay with us again, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team and we'll be able to cater to your needs :) Best Wishes, Amy & The Team
4
Martin Booking.com February 2024

Perhaps with a different room we may...

Positive: The hotel is attractive with a nice ambience, bar area was very nice, friendly bar staff and receptionist. Location was great, near to everything....
Response from Management
Hey Martin, thank you for leaving us a review & for giving us some feedback on your stay. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the vibe and the aesthetics of our building as well as our central location! It's lovely to know that the team were welcoming and friendly and you had a good experience at the bar too. I'm sorry that some aspects of your stay were not up to standard as this is not what we aim for, I will make sure to pass on your comments about the objects outside your room to our housekeeping team. We will definitely look into the flashing light outside the window to find a solution for this too! We do have 24 hour reception on hand to help with any issues you may face with your stay, if you do choose to stay with us again please don't hesitate to reach out to us, we are usually more than happy to arrange a room move if there are maintenance/noise issues. I really hope that this experience wouldn't put you off coming back, we would love to have another chance to give you a fabulous stay! All the best, Shauna & the team
10
Campbell Booking.com February 2024

Little gem...

Positive: Lovely room and great location also staff very friendly and the place was nice and clean.
Response from Management
Hey Campbell, thanks for your review and the perfect scores <3 We're so glad you loved it all - from our central location and lovely team to our impeccable rooms. We hope this means we'll be welcoming you back again very soon! Best wishes, Maddy and the team :)
9
Robert Booking.com February 2024

Comfortable. Lovey. Different....

Positive: Great location and wonderful variety of amenities within the hotel - cafe, bar, cafe, workspace. Staff were amazing. Negative: Make sure to ask for...
Response from Management
Hey Robert, thank you so much for the review and for providing us with top marks, much appreciated! Our aparthotels are quirky and uniquely designed, bespoke to each room layout! We try our very best to provide soulful hospitality and aim to provide a unique experience. Our Atrium bar is a showpiece and a great place to unwind after a long day out and about. Due to our central location, it can be a little rowdy nearby, especially on weekends but as you mentioned we do have quieter rooms away from the nightlife area, feel free to let us know on your booking that you wish for a room away from Canal Street and we will try our best to accommodate. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again soon at the Whitworth Locke! Lewis and the House Host Team.
10
Kate Booking.com February 2024

All. The. Things....

Positive: All. The. Things. Negative: -.
Response from Management
Hey Kate, thank you so much for the review and for providing us with top marks, much appreciated! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon in the future. All the best! Lewis and the House Host Team.

Top FAQs.

Whitworth Locke doesn't have its own parking.  NCP Palace on Whitworth Street the closest car park only a few minutes' walk away.


From Manchester Airport: 
You can take a taxi from the airport to Whitworth Locke. This will take around 30 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic) and cost between £20 - £30. 
For a cheaper option, you can also take the train to Manchester Oxford Road or Piccadilly Train Stations. Trains usually run from the airport every 15 minutes and it takes around 15 - 25 minutes depending on which route you take. Single train tickets to the city centre from the airport cost between £3.50 and £5.

From Manchester Piccadilly Station:
Exit the station onto Fairfield Street, next to the station taxi rank. Cross London Road and continue on Fairfield Street.
Fairfield Steet merges with Whitworth Street, continue straight for roughly five minutes, passing Sackville Gardens on the right. Turn right from Whitworth Street to Princess Street. Whitworth Locke is on your immediate left at the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.

 From Manchester Oxford Road:
Exit the station to the station approach, follow the station approach to Whitworth Street West. Turn right, cross Oxford Road and take Whitworth Street down the side of the Palace Theatre. Walk for around 3 minutes, then turn left from Whitworth Street to Princess Street. Whitworth Locke is on your immediate left at the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.
 
From St Peter's Square tram station:

Exit St Peter’s Square at the corner of Mosley Street and Princess Street. Turn right onto Princess St, keeping Manchester Art Gallery on the left. Walk straight for about 5 minutes, crossing Portland Street. Whitworth Locke is on the right at the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.

The Manchester City Visitor Charge is a small fee of £1 + VAT per room or unit per night that is added to the final bill for guests staying in paid accommodation within the Manchester ABID zone. This fee has been introduced as part of an initiative led by the city’s hotel and serviced apartment providers to create exciting new events and activities that will encourage more people to visit Manchester and Salford.

The money raised through the City Visitor Charge will be used to develop and promote tourism in the area, as well as to help create more things for visitors to do and see. By paying this charge, you'll be contributing to the enhancement of the overall guest experience and helping to expand the city's visitor economy.

The City Visitor Charge is similar to established schemes in cities across Europe and North America and will be chargeable from 1st April 2023. So, if you book a stay at Whitworth Locke, Manchester after this date, you will need to pay this small fee per night as part of your final bill.

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