Founded in the 8th century, the city of Oxford has a university that dates back to the 12th century and buildings from before the 10th century. The “City of Dreamy Peaks” attracts millions of visitors every year from all over the UK, Europe and beyond. However, there is much more to Oxford than just its university, the city itself is ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in England and its mix of history, culture and nearby designer shopping centres have made it a must-see destination!
If you are considering exploring Oxford’s secrets, here is a selection of the best hotels in the city, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
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Top 10 Luxury hotels in Oxford
1.The Old Bank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Located in the historic heart of Oxford, The Old Bank offers rooms with marble bathrooms and modern art. The University of Oxford is 500 metres from the establishment.Many have original period features and views of the city.
Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the Quod restaurant with terrace and bar.traditional roast dinners are also available.the hotel has private meeting rooms and dining rooms.room service is also available.
A short walk from Merton, All Souls and Oriel Colleges, The Old Bank is a 5 minute walk from the Botanical Garden.The Magdalen Bridge and Cherwell River are also 5 minutes away and Oxford train station is 15 minutes walk away.
2.Old Parsonage Hotel ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
The Old Parsonage Hotel is a boutique hotel located in a building dating from 1660. It has 2 terraces, a new garden library for residents, a restaurant, a bar and is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Oxford.
All rooms at the Old Parsonage have private bathrooms, desks, storage space and flat screen TV’s. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, hairdryers and toiletries free of charge.
The Parsonage Bar & Grill is open from breakfast to evening and serves classic British food with a modern twist. The property also has a private dining room for up to 20 people. The hotel is also licensed to cater for civil weddings 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.
3.Macdonald Randolph Hotel ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Located in the heart of Oxford city centre, our hotel is a landmark building with elegance and charm in abundance. Our famous Morse Bar is instantly recognisable as the watering hole of Colin Dexter’s famous detective, the Morse Inspector.
In the heart of Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum, the Macdonald Randolph Hotel offers sumptuous rooms and a spa.parking is available for an additional cost.there is free WiFi throughout the establishment.
The Spa at The Randolph features a candlelit walkway to the elegant treatment rooms, and there is also a bio-sauna, ice fountain, whirlpool and aromatic steam room.
The rooms have high ceilings and period features, and each offers a modern bathroom.the rooms also have satellite TV, minibar and tea and coffee set.
The restaurant at the Randolph serves a variety of dishes from all over Europe.
The Randolph Macdonald is just a few metres from the colleges of Oxford University.The picturesque riverside and boat houses are a 15 minute walk away, and Oxford train station is 800 metres away.
4.Vanbrugh House Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
This elegant boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Oxford, surrounded by the historic buildings of the university.there is free Wi-Fi throughout the establishment.Oxford train station is a 7 minute walk from the building.
The Vanbrugh House Hotel dates from the 18th century and offers 22 individually designed rooms with their own unique character and charm.features include flat screen TV with satellite channels and private bathroom with free toiletries.
Delicious Oxfordshire continental breakfasts are served daily.
Oxford has a wide range of shops and restaurants to visit on Vanbrugh House’s doorstep.Reading is 27 miles away, and London city centre can be reached in an hour and a half by car.
5.Malmaison Oxford ⭐⭐⭐
This converted Victorian prison is now an impressive boutique hotel offering unique luxury accommodation in historic Oxford. Limited private parking is available for an extra charge.Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the establishment.
Elegant rooms, fabulous original architecture, a divine brasserie and 2 bars come together in the Malmaison Oxford.
Spend a night in a converted cell complete with luxurious additions including a hydro-massage shower, ambient lighting, CD and DVD players and satellite TV.
Guests can enjoy a full cooked or continental breakfast in the morning, and make use of cable internet in the hotel rooms.
6. voco Oxford Thames ⭐⭐⭐
On 30 acres of picturesque parks, the 4-star voco Oxford Thames overlooks the River Thames, offering luxury rooms, a swimming pool, spa and gym, just 4 miles from Oxford.
Some rooms date back to the 12th century and all combine modern décor with period elements such as oak beams and ornate windows. Many have views of the river or gardens, and some have patios, balconies or a canopied bed.
The River Room restaurant overlooks the Thames and serves a mixture of classic and modern dishes.When the weather is good, guests can dine in the courtyards.
The Riverside Health Club offers fitness and spa facilities, including outdoor tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and sauna.beauty treatments include massage, facials and waxing.
The Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Oxford University are a 10 minute drive away.
7.The Oxford Spires Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
Oxford combines the historical charm with the buzz of a modern city. Famous for its university, this compact city (you can walk through its medieval heart in less than 20 minutes) offers an eclectic mix of experiences.Equally suitable for weddings, meetings, gatherings and conferences, a meeting at the Oxford Spires Hotel is always a delight.choose from eleven flexible event spaces.enjoy meals and catering made from local ingredients, and ease of planning with the help of a dedicated event manager.
Guests can make use of the Willows Leisure Club, which includes a sauna, steam room and a variety of beauty treatments.
Deacon’s Restaurant offers excellent cuisine in elegant surroundings, Deacon’s Bar serves afternoon tea and has an informal snack menu.
Oxford Spires, 4-star rooms with en-suite facilities, free private parking.
The Oxford Spires Hotel, located on 40 acres of stunning parkland, has a swimming pool, gym and spa.
Guests can make use of the Willows Health Club and Spa, which includes a sauna, steam room and a variety of beauty treatments.
Deacon’s restaurant offers excellent cuisine in elegant surroundings, Deacon’s Bar serves afternoon tea and has an informal snack menu.
8.Ethos Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
Small and independent with a clear focus on keeping guests relaxed, informal and enjoyable with excellent customer service.
Within walking distance of the city centre, but located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, Ethos Hotel offers guests convenient access to Oxford.This boutique hotel has a licensed bar and restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner every day, as well as free snacks for hotel guests.
The hotel offers suites with extra-large beds and a separate living room with sofa beds.Free WiFi, mini kitchens, air conditioning, under-floor heating, hot towel rails, large screen TVs and Kinu aromatherapy toiletries are standard in all rooms.Ethos guests can also enjoy the Pure Gym gym or the heated pool, spa, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym at Willows Health Club & Spa.
Caffè Ethos also offers free snacks to hotel guests throughout the day.Complimentary canapés are served every evening from 6pm to 8pm and guests will receive three delicious snacks with the purchase of a pre-dinner cocktail or any of the Oxford Wine Company offers.
Private parking is available for an extra charge on site.
This Victorian hotel with a terrace is less than 15 minutes walk from the centre of Oxford and 1.6km from Oxford train station.Christ Church, one of the largest universities at Oxford University, is less than 10 minutes walk.Hinksey Heights Golf Club is less than 10 minutes drive from the Ethos Hotel.