Where to stay in Oxford, England

The numerous stories behind the walls of each and every one of its historic buildings and colleges, along with the charming small town atmosphere that it has managed to retain throughout the years are just a couple of the reasons why both UK and international travellers choose Oxford in England for a city break. While young adults normally visit it to complete their studies or take an English language course, other visitors are attracted by its wide array of shopping streets, markets and malls, as well as by the museums, libraries, chapels and towers inside the Oxford University spaces, the Christ Church Cathedral, the Oxford Botanic Garden and the Radcliffe Observatory being among its most popular attractions.

Although this city in Oxfordshire has its own airport, it is primarily used for the operations of a pilot training centre and several companies handling executive jets. However, you can go straight from some London airports –namely Heathrow and Gatwick- to central Oxford thanks to the Oxford bus company. If you are staying in central London during the first stage of your trip, know that you can easily commute to Oxford in less than two hours from Victoria Coach Station with National Express.

In this post, we will help you find the right accommodation in Oxford, England. We have taken into account different traveller profiles: the solo traveller, the budget one and those looking for a small home away from home wherever in the world they go. The hotels below have been rated with 2 and 3 stars and are perfect for a cosy stay that won’t imply the payment of excessively high nightly rates.

The Westgate hotel in Oxford

This 2-star accommodation in Oxford, conveniently situated next to the popular Said Business School and the central train station, is ideal for solo travellers and couples. Furthermore, guests can walk to the Westgate shopping mall, the Oxford Ice Rink and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, to mention but a few attractions. The single, double and twin rooms of this budget hotel in Oxfordshire feature free WiFi and may have a private or shared bathroom, granting access to a daily complimentary breakfast inside the facilities. Additionally, guests may meet up with other travellers in the solarium and the picnic area or rent bikes at the reception to get around town.

The George Oxford Hotel in England

In an excellent location just 200 metres from Oxford Castle and within short walking distance of some of the most relevant college buildings, former guests have declared that they particularly enjoyed being so close to many theatres and museums in town, as well as to a variety of local cafés and restaurants. Besides, the facilities of this 3-star hotel in Oxford downtown include single, double and twin units with complimentary wireless internet connection and an en suite bathroom which may be equipped with shower or tub. There is an ATM in the lobby, and the front-desk staff will gladly assist you with currency exchange and left-luggage services, info on guided walk tours and bike rentals.

The Royal Oxford Hotel

This 3-star accommodation in Oxford lies in the very heart of the city, thus enabling you to walk to the majority of sites of interest and the main train station. It provides ample rooms with free wireless internet, private bathroom, flat-screen TV, coffee maker, chocolates and bottled water. Guests can have daily breakfast included in their nightly rate. Whether your stay is a short or a long one, you may also benefit from extra services like laundry, safety deposit boxes and room service. Heathrow airport is 64 kilometres away and there is a distance of roughly 63 kilometres separating this point from London Luton airport. In case you hire a vehicle for your trip, you may use the free public parking lot nearby.

Are you also interested in visiting Cambridgeshire? Read our recommendations for a stay in Cambridge, England.