Oxford, home to the famous Oxford University, founded in the 12th century, is an ancient college town and a wonderful place to explore. It’s popular with all types of travelers, from families to couples, looking for a weekend or longer escape. There are numerous hotels, from luxury to budget, which, regardless of cost, tend to be smaller historic inns, bed-and-breakfasts, or boutique hotels that appeal to all kinds of tourists.
The best area to stay is the historic city center, where you’ll find the various colleges; medieval churches; and plenty of striking Gothic buildings housing museums, shops, theaters, restaurants, and hotels, like the luxe Vanbrugh House Hotel and the Old Bank Hotel.
About 2.5 kilometers north of the historic city center, Summertown is the second best area to stay. This popular suburb hosts a number of hotels, including the family-friendly Galexie Hotel and mid-range Burlington Hotel. The main street, Banbury Road, is filled with restaurants, shops, and galleries, and if you walk far enough south on it, you’ll reach Oxford proper.
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- Where to Stay in Oxford for Luxury
- Where to Stay in Oxford: Mid-Range
- Where to Stay in Oxford on a Budget
- Where to Stay in Oxford for Families
- Where to Stay in Oxford for Couples
Where to Stay in Oxford for Luxury
One of Oxford’s top luxury hotels is Old Parsonage Hotel in the heart of the historic city center, next to St. Giles church, and surrounded by colleges and charming restaurants. The hotel is elegant and historic, with an original front door dating back to the late 1600s and the original stone hearth in the lobby.
There are just 35 rooms and suites, which are stylish …