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Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

University residence

Fitzwilliam College is an excellent place to stay if you want to visit Cambridge. A ten-minute walk down Castle Hill will bring you to Magdalene Bridge in the city's historic centre. Go punting, dine at riverside restaurants and cosmopolitan pubs, and tour the medieval colleges and museums to get a true sense of typical Cambridge.

Fitzwilliam College offers modern Ensuite, Superior Semi Ensuite and Semi Ensuite rooms, set within a tranquil, historic landscape. All rooms have Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee. The rooms are serviced daily by the housekeepers who, with the Porters, make sure you are welcomed to the College and looked after during your stay. Prices include VAT. Fitzwilliam College is a non-smoking site.

Ensuite rooms are light and spacious, benefiting from fully private bathroom facilities. Semi Ensuite (Superior) bedrooms have recently been refurbished to offer an extra level of privacy and comfort with private shower facilities. Semi Ensuite rooms with private washbasin and shower facilities. Ensuite rooms with disabled access are available, subject to availability. Twin Ensuite bedrooms are also available. 

Fitzwilliam College is a place of study, so please respect the privacy of Fellows and scholars living and working here during the vacation period.

Please note that the College is unable to accept bookings for Stag and Hen parties.

COVID-19 Update
The College is dedicated to providing a safe environment for its visitors and has increased cleaning of high-contact areas (such as door handles), made hand sanitiser available in public areas, and implemented some one-way areas within the College to ease congestion (please follow signage). All visitors should adhere to government guidelines, social distancing, and frequently wash their hands. Visitors should not come to College if they are experiencing any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone that has.

Please also note that during this time daily Housekeeping will not be offered (depending on the length of your stay, extra towels and linen will be available in the room if required).

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 07:00 (7:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


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Based on 197 reviews
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

4.6 5 0.5

The accommodation and location were perfect, it was so quiet all of the time. We did have breakfast which was great to start the day and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. It felt very secure and was easy to walk into Cambridge. The added bonus of car parking was ideal.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

All really good, great accommodation, well situated and very helpful dealing with some problems we had. they sorted them out very quickly and very pleasingly to ensure a peaceful stay. Breakfast was fab.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

4.6 5 0.5

This is a great place to stay, nice and central and a really tranquil and relaxing campus. Staff are friendly and helpful. The room is very clean and the 24 porter gives an additional sense of reassurance.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Everything was perfect. Room was clean and well equipped. Gardens beautiful. Breakfast had plenty of choice. Staff lovely too. Would definitely stay again. Thank you for having us.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

An excellent place to stay. The room was modern, clean and well equipped as a student room. Breakfast was first class

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

The building and room was really lovely and comfortable, the breakfast was very good too. Lots to choose from.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

4.8 5 0.5

The room was a little too warm for me at night; otherwise I very much enjoyed my stay

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

4.0 5 0.5

The porters are very friendly and helpful. Great to have breakfast included.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

4.5 5 0.5

very quiet and pleasant surroundings.

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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included




Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Fitzwilliam College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB3 0DG, United Kingdom

Check-in at the Porters’ Lodge at the front of the College on Storey’s Way (off Madingley Road). The Porters’ Lodge is open 24 hours a day.

Enter by using the swipe disc on your bedroom key or the intercom system at the main door.

How to find Fitzwilliam College:

By Car: The College is easy to find from Junction 13 of the M11 or Junction 31 eastbound of the A14.

By Rail: Fitzwilliam is 20 minutes by taxi from the station.

By Bus: From the train station, take bus 1, 3 or 7 to Drummer Street Bus Station in the centre of the city. From the Bus Station, number 4 stops on Madingley Road, 5 minutes from Fitzwilliam. Numbers 5 and 6 take you to the North Gate of Fitzwilliam along Huntingdon Road.

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