The Best Bed & Breakfasts in Oxford

Wake up to a hearty breakfast before stepping out to explore
Wake up to a hearty breakfast before stepping out to explore | Courtesy of The Tower House / Expedia
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16 December 2020

Pay a visit to the prestigious university and world-class Ashmolean Museum on a trip to Oxford.

Ensconcing yourself in one of Oxford’s B&Bs is a great way to dodge the crowds and really get to know the City of Dreaming Spires. These places – from Summertown to Headington and the historic city centre – will give you a local perspective in this beautiful city.

The Galaxie

Guesthouse
4.5/5 (98 Reviews)
Galaxie
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If quaint is the first word that springs to mind when you imagine a B&B, then this place will definitely surprise you. This 36-room property is welcoming and modern. Based in Summertown, a fashionable part of Oxford with plenty of bars and pubs, it is a half-hour walk or five-minute bus ride to the city centre. Galaxie offers both continental and cooked breakfast, and an airy living room and pleasant garden available all day to relax in after a day exploring the city.
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Osney Arms

Guesthouse
4.2/5 (300 Reviews)
Osney Arms
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From $105 Per night per room
A 10-minute walk from the rail station and 15 minutes from the busy coach station, this 10-bedroom B&B is in easy walking distance of the museums, theatres and main shopping areas, as well as Oxford’s restaurants and pubs. The rooms themselves are cosy and clean, most have original fireplaces and all come with free wifi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, tea and coffee-making facilities and hairdryers. You’ll find everything you need for a city break here, including generous breakfast hours if you plan on a lie in.
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The Tower House

Guesthouse
4/5 (344 Reviews)
The Tower House
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From $111 Per night per room
This central Grade II-listed property, built into the original city walls, is the perfect base if you’re keen to get a flavour of the cosy and quaint. Each room is individually designed, and the hotel is a social enterprise supporting local student charities. There is no overnight reception, so be sure to arrive between 3pm and 9pm – and although there’s no breakfast, there are plenty of places to grab your eggs right on the doorstep.
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Remont Oxford

Bed and Breakfast
4.5/5 (409 Reviews)
Remont Oxford
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From $167 Per night per room
In this family-run, hotel-style B&B, each beautifully decorated room boasts a Simba mattress as well as tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs and modern ensuite bathrooms. The generous buffet-style breakfast is either continental or cooked. Choose to take it in the relaxed lounge area, or – in the warmer months – out in the beautiful walled garden. You are only a 10-minute bus ride from the city centre, or a short stumble from the restaurants, shops and bars of Summertown.
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  • Marlborough House Hotel

    Guesthouse
    4.1/5 (41 Reviews)
    Marlborough House Hotel
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    From $141 Per night per room
    Each traditional-looking room at Marlborough House Hotel has been designed to promote relaxation and calm. From succulent plants to diffusers, and shower bomb treats available from reception, staff are also on hand to offer you advice on morning and bedtime routines, so you get the most rejuvenating stay possible. Each room has a kitchenette, where guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in their own space.
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    Newton House

    Guesthouse
    3.9/5 (207 Reviews)
    Newton House
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    From $119 Per night per room
    With a locally sourced breakfast, this stylish B&B is just a short walk from Oxford’s historic and vibrant centre. Staff are always on hand to point you in the direction of local cafés, restaurants and shops. Parking can be difficult in Oxford – though the park-and-ride scheme is excellent – but Newton House offers free spaces to its guests.
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    The Oxford Studios

    Guesthouse
    4.6/5 (29 Reviews)
    The Oxford Studios
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    These thoughtfully designed studios offer a bit more space than your usual B&B, featuring a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. All of the studios – each with flat screen TV and ensuite – are less than a minute walk to the route 35 bus stop to the city centre (a 10-minute bus ride away). Oxford Studios also prioritises sustainability – a recent partnership with a local bike company means there will soon be a supply of bikes for guests to rent.
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    Red Mullions

    Guesthouse
    4.6/5 (117 Reviews)
    Red Mullions
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    From $146 Per night per room
    This four-star rated accommodation is situated between Oxford and Headington, which means all the sights of the city are easily accessible, plus attractions such as Bicester Village and Blenheim Palace are nearby. Red Mullions itself features a large garden and off-street parking. The choice of well-appointed bedrooms all have Sky TV, and the breakfast choices range from continental to eggs Benedict. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
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