Best hotels in Oxford from the Good Hotel Guide

University city full of history

Oxford offers history, heritage and a good choice of interesting hotels. Home to England’s oldest university, the city has a good arts and culture scene as well as some of the best museums in the UK. Take a walk around the university’s imposing colleges – Christ Church whose Great Hall inspired Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and see Magdalen’s tower, deer park and beautiful cloisters. 

The GHG offers a choice of stylish hotels bang in the centre of the city and quirky village hotels within easy reach of Oxford. All offer exceptional stays. While in Oxford take some time to peruse the 39 galleries of The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology or see the last remains of the a dodo anywhere in the world at the Museum of Natural History. Drop in to the Pitt Rivers Museum for unusual artefacts including a witch in a bottle! Hire a bike to see Oxford’s many film and TV locations (Inspector Morse, Downton Abbey), punt your way down the river or sit back and enjoy a picnic in beautiful surroundings.

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Hotels in OXFORD

  • Old Parsonage, OXFORD, Oxfordshire

    Behind high walls next to St Giles church, Jeremy Mogford’s luxury hotel in a 17th-century building is liked for its ‘intimate, club-like atmosphere’. An old stone gate opens on to a

  • Burlington House, OXFORD, Oxfordshire

    Guests praise the breakfasts at this ‘cheerfully decorated’ B&B, in a refurbished Victorian merchant’s house in a suburb north of Summertown. There is freshly ground coffee,

  • Old Bank, OXFORD, Oxfordshire

    On the High Street opposite All Souls College, Jeremy Mogford’s contemporary hotel is a conversion of three stone buildings (one a former bank). Quod, the bar and brasserie in the former banking

  • The Bell at Hampton Poyle, OXFORD, Oxfordshire

    In a small village near Oxford, this welcoming roadside pub dates in part from the mid-1700s. It has beams, flagstone floors, cosy snugs and a large log fire. It is owned by George Dailey and Robert

  • Vanbrugh House Hotel, OXFORD, Oxfordshire

    On a quiet side street near the Oxford Union, this impeccable B&B is spread over two buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. David Robinson is the manager. Handsome bedrooms are