The Best Hotels in Oxford, UK

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Oxford. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Malmaison Oxford

Rated 8.4 in 3854 reviews

This converted Victorian prison is now a stunning boutique hotel offering unique luxury accommodation in historic… See more

This converted Victorian prison is now a stunning boutique hotel offering unique luxury accommodation in historic Oxford. Limited private parking is available for a surcharge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Stylish rooms, fabulous original architecture, a divine brasserie and 2 bars come together at Malmaison Oxford.

Spend a night in a converted cell complete with luxurious additions including a power shower, mood lighting and satellite TV.

Guests can enjoy a full cooked or continental breakfast in the morning, and make use of wired internet in their hotel rooms.

Rooms from $167

The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels

Rated 8.2 in 3100 reviews

In the heart of Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum, The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels offers sumptuous bedrooms… See more

In the heart of Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum, The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels offers sumptuous bedrooms and a wellness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The rooms have high ceilings and period features, and each offers a modern en suite bathroom. Rooms also have satellite TV, mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities.

The Restaurant at the Randolph serves a range of dishes from across Europe.

The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels is just metres from The University of Oxford Colleges. The picturesque riverside and boathouses are a 15-minute stroll, and Oxford Railway Station is half a mile away.

Rooms from $231

Old Parsonage Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 788 reviews

The Old Parsonage Hotel is a boutique hotel set in a building dating back to 1660. It has 2 terraces, a new residents… See more

The Old Parsonage Hotel is a boutique hotel set in a building dating back to 1660. It has 2 terraces, a new residents garden library, a restaurant, a bar, and is a 5-minute walk from Oxford city centre.

All rooms at the Old Parsonage have an en-suite bathroom, a desk, storage space and a flat-screen TV. Every room has air conditioning, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

The Parsonage Bar & Grill is open from breakfast until late and serves British classics with a modern twist. The property also has a private dining room that seats up to 20 people. The hotel is also licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies for up to 20 guests.

The hotel is a 17-minute walk from Oxford Train Station, a 3-minute walk from Keble College and Somerville College.

Rooms from $253

Old Bank Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 951 reviews

Situated in the heart of historical Oxford, Old Bank Hotel offers rooms which feature marble bathrooms and modern art… See more

Situated in the heart of historical Oxford, Old Bank Hotel offers rooms which feature marble bathrooms and modern art. Oxford University is located 0.3 miles from the property. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

The spacious rooms are air conditioned and elegantly decorated. Rooms also offer a TV and ample work space. Many have original period features and views of the city.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in Quod restaurant with its terrace and bar. Traditional roast dinners are also available. The hotel has meeting rooms and private dining rooms. Room service is also available.

Just steps away from Merton, All Souls and Oriel Colleges, Old Bank Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Botanic Garden. Magdalen Bridge and the River Cherwell can also be reached in 5 minutes, and Oxford Train Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Rooms from $251

voco - Oxford Thames, an IHG Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 1888 reviews

In 30 acres of scenic parkland, the 4-star voco Oxford Thames overlooks the River Thames. It offers luxurious rooms, a… See more

In 30 acres of scenic parkland, the 4-star voco Oxford Thames overlooks the River Thames. It offers luxurious rooms, a swimming pool, spa and gym, just 4 miles from Oxford.

Some rooms date back to the 12th century, and all mix modern décor with period features including oak beams and ornate windows. Many have views of the river or gardens, and some have patios, balconies or a four-poster bed.

The River Room Restaurant overlooks the Thames and serves a mix of classic and modern dishes. The The Crusaders Bar & Lounge has beamed ceilings and offers light meals. In warm weather, guests can dine in the courtyards.

The Riverside Health Club offers fitness and spa facilities, including outdoor tennis courts, an indoor pool and sauna. Beauty treatments include massages, facials and waxing.

voco Oxford Thames is set in 30 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Oxford. The Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Oxford University colleges are 10 minutes’ drive away.

We have Electric charge points onsite and from 1st July 2023 all vehicles will be charged £7.50 per night for onsite parking.

Residential guests will need to register at reception once parked and the charge will added to their room account.

Non Residents or people visiting residential guests will need to register and pay at the machines situated around the parking areas.

Please note that this is externally controlled by Parking Eye and fines will be issued for any non registered vehicles.

Rooms from $128

voco - Oxford Spires, an IHG Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 3232 reviews

Set in 40 acres of stunning parkland, voco - Oxford Spires has a pool, a gym and a spa. There is free Wi-Fi access, and… See more

Set in 40 acres of stunning parkland, voco - Oxford Spires has a pool, a gym and a spa. There is free Wi-Fi access, and the historic city centre is around 15 minutes’ walk away.

Guests can make use of Willows Health Club and Spa, which includes a sauna, a steam room and a range of beauty treatments

Deacon's Restaurant offers excellent cuisine, in elegant surroundings. Deacon's Bar serves afternoon tea and has an informal snack menu.

voco - Oxford Spires has luxurious, 4-star en suite bedrooms.

Rooms from $138

Head of the River

Rated 8.1 in 1985 reviews

Just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford city centre, the Head of the River is situated on the banks of the scenic River… See more

Just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford city centre, the Head of the River is situated on the banks of the scenic River Thames. This traditional inn features a riverside terrace and a stylish restaurant.

The elegant bedrooms are individually decorated, and some have river views. All rooms feature a TV and a private modern bathroom with free toiletries. Guests will find bathrobes and slippers in some rooms.

Guests can enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast each morning in the pub restaurant. The evening menu includes local produce and seasonal ingredients, and the bar offers a range of real ales.

The Head of the River is just a 10-minute walk from the famous Oxford University Colleges. Oxford’s quaint shops and lively theatres are within a 10-minute walk.

Rooms from $117

Vanbrugh House Hotel

Rated 7.6 in 1269 reviews

This elegant boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Oxford, surrounded by the historic college buildings. Free Wi-Fi… See more

This elegant boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Oxford, surrounded by the historic college buildings. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Oxford Rail Station is a 7-minute walk from the building.

Dating back to the 18th century, Vanbrugh House Hotel offers 22 individually designed rooms with their own unique character and charm. Features include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries.

Delicious Oxfordshire continental breakfasts are served daily.

Oxford has a wide range of shops and restaurants to go to on Vanbrugh House’s doorstep. Reading is 27 miles away, and London’s city centre can be reached in an hour and a half by car.

Rooms from $158

The Porterhouse grill & rooms

Rated 8.9 in 1014 reviews

The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms is a 2 minute walk from Oxford train station, a 5-minute walk to the Castle Quarter… See more

The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms is a 2 minute walk from Oxford train station, a 5-minute walk to the Castle Quarter. Oxford city centre is less than a mile from the property.

The spacious rooms offer a flat screen tv, free wi-fi, a coffee machine and a hairdryer. Each room has its own en suite bathroom.

Guests may enjoy their breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Porterhouse Grill, which features a menu particularly focusing on British steak, cooked over locally sourced charcoal, in a Bertha oven. The property's bar offers a range of hand-pulled ales, wines and cocktails.

Rooms from $167

Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford

Rated 8.3 in 3532 reviews

Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford is only 5 minutes’ drive from Oxford’s historic and picturesque centre and 0.5 miles from… See more

Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford is only 5 minutes’ drive from Oxford’s historic and picturesque centre and 0.5 miles from the A34.

This 4-star hotel has spacious bedrooms, each featuring a Dream bed, a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, a work area and an individual private bathroom. Room service is available.

Breakfast Buffet will be served in the Restaurant. Leo’s Bar and Lobby is open throughout the day serving a delicious light menu. It’s a perfect place to meet and relax whether with colleagues, friends or family, offering a selection of freshly prepared meals and drinks. Our Marco Pierre White Steakhouse is open Monday to Saturday evenings, with reservations recommended.

Car parking is available, and both Oxford Train Station and the M40 can be reached in 10 minutes’ car journey.

Rooms from $85

Well set in the centre of Oxford, Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre provides air-conditioned rooms, a terrace… See more

Well set in the centre of Oxford, Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre provides air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The property is non-smoking and is located less than 1 km from University of Oxford.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain rooms at Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre also provide guests with a city view. All units in the accommodation are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer.

A buffet, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at the property.

Speaking Afrikaans, Bulgarian, English and Spanish, staff are always on hand to help at the reception.

Blenheim Palace is 16 km from Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre, while Notley Abbey is 27 km away. The nearest airport is London Heathrow Airport, 74 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $141

Burlington House

Bed & Breakfast

Rated 8.9 in 834 reviews

This renovated Victorian merchant's house, dating from 1889, is situated in Oxford, just 3 km from University of Oxford… See more

This renovated Victorian merchant's house, dating from 1889, is situated in Oxford, just 3 km from University of Oxford. This 12-room bed and breakfast feature on-site free car parking facilities and landscaped gardens.

All the en suite bedrooms in Burlington House, offer free WiFi, triple glazed windows, flat-screen Freeview TV with CD/DVD and computer input, and complimentary water. The two-bedroom apartment features a kitchenette with a fridge, a dishwasher and an oven.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at the property.

Oxford city centre is easily reachable by car or bus within 15 minutes. Heathrow Airport is 74 km from Burlington House.

Rooms from $126

The George Street Hotel

Rated 7.5 in 1511 reviews

George street hotel offers accommodation in Oxford, a 1-minute walk from the Oxford New Theatre. The air-conditioned… See more

George street hotel offers accommodation in Oxford, a 1-minute walk from the Oxford New Theatre.

The air-conditioned rooms have en suite bathrooms. Some rooms offer views of the University of Oxford.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

University of Oxford is 400 metres from George street hotel, while Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is 300 metres away. Oxford rail station can be reached in 10 minutes' walk. The nearest airport is London Luton Airport, 62 km from the property.

Rooms from $175

Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 2221 reviews

Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel consists of three buildings, including two 19th century manor houses and is located… See more

Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel consists of three buildings, including two 19th century manor houses and is located in the surrounds of Iffley Village, only 2 miles from the centre of Oxford. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking are available.

All 77 bedrooms at the property provide rain showers and some include bath tubs. You will also find a flat screen TV with Freeview, a mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary bottled water. Privilege rooms also come with Nespresso coffee machines, bathrobes and slippers.

The hotel features a restaurant named in honour of the famous explorer, Frank's at Hawkwell House, which serves continental or cooked breakfast as well as a locally inspired lunch and dinner menu. You can also dine al fresco on the conservatory bar terrace overlooking the gardens.

Ideally situated for a British staycation, you can explore the famous university city, surrounding countryside and world-renowned destinations such as Blenheim Palace. New Theatre Oxford and Hinksey Heights Golf Club are about 10 minutes' drive away.

Rooms from $101

The Chequers at Burcot

Rated 8.7 in 637 reviews

Located in South Oxfordshire, in the heart of the village of Burcot, The Chequers offers 9 beautifully-designed en-suite… See more

Located in South Oxfordshire, in the heart of the village of Burcot, The Chequers offers 9 beautifully-designed en-suite rooms, an award-winning bar and gastro pub. The Chequers is located just 7 miles from Oxford.

The hotel rooms opened in 2019 and are fully equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, Wi-Fi and complimentary use of the telephone, kettle, Nespresso machine, toaster, iron, rainfall showers, hairdryer and desk.

Restaurant closed on Mondays - breakfast basket can be delivered to room for additional charge.

Secure private parking is available immediately outside the property.

All rooms are on the ground level and are situated in a separate building adjacent to the restaurant which has the thatched roof.

The property is near the beautiful towns of Oxford, Abingdon-on-Thames and Wallingford, and less than an hour from central London and Bicester Village.

The Chequers Pub and Restaurant are currently closed on a Monday. A self check-in policy operates on this day, and it is not guaranteed that there will be a member of staff on site. Details will be provided via email or text on how to check in, and whilst hot breakfasts are not served on a Monday a breakfast basket can be provided if requested in advance (a separate charge applies unless breakfast has been included in the room rate).

The restaurant serving hot breakfasts is open between 8-10am Tuesday to Sunday.

Rooms from $11