Conference and B&B accommodation at Jesus College in buildings dating back to 1496. En-suite and single bedrooms available located in the centre of Cambridge.
Jesus College is set in uniquely spacious and peaceful grounds. Its buildings include some of the oldest and most attractive in Cambridge; at the same time it offers accommodation with bright, modern, ensuite facilities. The college is easily accessible from major road networks and is within two minutes' walk of the city centre.
There are currently four different courts offering accommodation:
The light and modern Library Court rooms with ensuite facilities can be occupied on a single or twin basis.
North Court ensuite rooms offer single accommodation with views over the cricket pitch and pavilion or the Orchard, the majority having balconies.
The newly refurbished Chapel Court rooms offer the perfect mix of modern facilities along side traditional features.
All accommodation has a five star rating awarded by the Quality in Tourism board.
Accommodation is also provided all year round in West Court -
History to the present day
Jesus College was founded in 1496. It took over a site and buildings from the twelfth-century Benedictine nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund and swiftly embarked on a major rebuilding. The nuns’ church, much modified, still serves as the college Chapel. Noteworthy former members of the college include the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the novelist Laurence Sterne, the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, and two of his successors.
Over the centuries, the college’s Tudor buildings have been preserved and restored and new buildings have been added; the result is a delightful and harmonious mixture of tradition and modernity. The newer buildings include the Quincentenary Library, designed by Evans and Shalev and opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1996 to mark the quincentenary of the founding of the college. The college is also a centre for contemporary art, holding regular sculpture exhibitions and acquiring new works for display in the college grounds.
Food and Drinks
A continental breakfast with a daily hot option is included in the rates (unless otherwise stated) and is served in the West Court Dining room or College Hall each morning from 7.30 to 9.00 a.m weekdays and 8.00 to 9.30am weekends and public holidays. The location of breakfast will be confirmed to guests upon check in where they will be issued with a map of the College.
Where breakfast is not available this is shown under each specific date, the room title will read 'Room only' and the rate will be reduced.
West Court provides a great hub for guests with a Cafe, Pavilion and Bar. Visitors can relax and enjoy coffee, cakes and freshly made sandwiches, or unwind after a conference or day out exploring over evening drinks. Please note that opening times vary outside of term time.
Grounds and gardens
The grounds at Jesus College have an extensive variety of beautiful gardens. These include, sheltered courts and more informal areas such as the Orchard. Recent improvements to the woodland walk through The Grove at the perimeter of the College Close have earned the gardening team an award for the promotion of biodiversity.
Free wireless internet connection in bedrooms, passwords can be collected from the Porters Lodge on arrival.
There is limited car parking which is available on a first come, first serve basis. A nominal fee of £5 per car is payable directly upon check-in at our Porters Lodge. Please be aware: parking cannot be reserved or guaranteed.
Linen, towels and complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms. The housekeeping staff keep the rooms clean and bright.
Most of the rooms have excellent views to various courts and outside spaces. There are lifts to some rooms, which can be allocated on request in the "Additional information" section of the booking form to those who cannot use stairs. Please be aware the college is located in the city centre and there can be traffic noise.
Address: Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BL, United Kingdom
Check In: Strictly from 2.00 pm Check Out: By 10.00 am
On Arrival: Visitors check in at the Porters Lodge where a room access card will be issued. Rooms are available from 2.00pm on the day of arrival. The Porters' Lodge is open 24 hours a day, but the college gates are usually closed at midnight.
We have limited car parking which is available on a first come, first serve basis. A nominal fee of £5 per car is payable directly upon check-in at our Porters Lodge. Please be aware; we cannot guarantee or reserve parking.
Getting to Jesus College:
We are easily accessible from the major road networks including the A14 and M11. The Bus station at Drummer Street is only a five minute walk away, and Cambridge train station is a five minute taxi journey or 25 minute walk.
For pedestrians or those alighting from buses or taxis it is best to use the Jesus Lane entrance. Cars should use the electronic gates on Victoria Avenue, which is labeled Jesus College vehicle entrance where assistance is provided through an intercom.