Find out where to stay and why you should book hotels as far in advance as possible to get a good deal in Oxford...
Hotels in Oxford are generally pleasant if somewhat limited, with the abundance of day-trippers making lots of hotels unnecessary. This is both a blessing and a curse: a blessing for Oxford, which isn't overrun by cheap chain hotels, and a curse for visitors, who can sometimes struggle to find good-value accommodation.
The good news, though, is that Oxford hotels are often located in stunning buildings with intriguing histories and stylish, comfortable rooms. Lovers of luxury will also find boutique-style hotels, while those on a budget should check out the city's guesthouses and B&Bs.
Some of the very finest hotels in Oxford are on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by lush countryside, and offering excellent dining and sumptuous rooms. These hotels can easily be reached by car. However, if you want to see Oxford at its best, stay as centrally as possible so that you can hit the sights early, before day-trippers and students take over the streets.
For well-known hotel brands look out for Malmaison, Travelodge, Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn, Best Western, De Vere, Macdonald, Mercure and Holiday Inn.