Summary

The Queen’s College offers smart ensuite accommodation in the centre of beautiful Oxford, with breakfast included in the historic grand Hall.

Introduction

The Queen’s College Oxford is delighted to offer student ensuite study bedrooms in both their magnificent Palladian-style buildings as well as in their recently refurbished modern annexe Carrodus Quad, both situated prominently on the historic High Street in the centre of Oxford.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, refridgerators, bed linen, towels and complimentary toiletries, and are serviced daily by their friendly housekeeping staff, the Scouts. There are no lifts in the Main College and ground floor rooms are limited. The rooms in Carrodus Quad are however serviced by a lift.

Please state any access requirements or rooming preferences at the time of booking; please be aware however that it cannot be guaranteed whether accommodation is located in Main College or Carrodus Quad. It is only possible to facilitate room changes after arrival in the case of any room or equipment defects.

Regrettably the College and its environment is not suitable for young children. It is a requirement that children are supervised by an adult at all times, and the College and its personnel will not accept responsibility for the actions of unsupervised children. Stag & Hen parties are also not permitted.

Queen’s has featured in the film The Golden Compass (the renamed Northern Lights, part of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy) and the popular TV programme Lewis.

History to the present day

The “Hall of the Queen’s Scholars at Oxford” was founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield, a chaplain in the household of Queen Philippa, who named it in her honour. He envisaged an establishment of fellows, chaplains, ‘poor boys’ and various officials and servants, headed by a Provost. Membership was to be open, but with a preference for inhabitants of Cumberland and Westmorland. Parts of the current College date back to the 17th century and replace the earlier medieval College buildings that had fallen into disrepair in the 16th century. The College is one of the oldest constituent Colleges of the University of Oxford.

Many of the original statutes for the College are still followed today, including such traditional observances as the summoning of the Members of the College to dinner by a trumpet call. Throughout the year the College observes feasts of the Church, including the All Saints’ Gaudy on All Saints' Day, the famous Boar’s Head Gaudy just before Christmas and the Needle and Thread Gaudy shortly after New Year’s Day.

Food and Drinks

Prices include breakfast in the Hall in Main College, with a wide variety of full English and Continental options. This is a self service meal. Please check breakfast times with the Lodge when you check in, as times do vary.

Grounds and gardens

A number of beautiful parks and grounds are located within easy walking distance from Queen's, including University Parks, the Botantic Gardens and Christ Church meadow.

Other facilities

All rooms have fridges, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. WiFi is available as you are part of a conference, please collect your unique user name and password from the Lodge on arrival.

There are self-service laundry/ironing facilities available in the college, which are payable online via an app. Information for payment and operating the machines is found in the laundry rooms, please ask the Lodge for directions.

Hairdryers are available at the Lodge, a £20 deposit is required.

For any additional towels or a top up of other provisions please ask the Lodge.   

A temporary luggage storage area is available to guests, please ask at the Lodge.

Summary

Disabled access available

Facilities

No Internet access

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Fridge

Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Gardens

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Summary

17th century buildings

18th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast Included

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18

B&B

Historic Property

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

The Queen's College, Oxford - Reviews

3.9/5.0

Based on 729 reviews
Service 4.2
Rooms 3.6
Food 4.0
Value 3.7
Overall Experience 4.0

Thank you for the very accommodating gentleman at the reception, I love the food too and best location.
Ms Jinnette A

Amazing to stay in such authentic environment! Thank you for opening the colleges to the public. Great breakfast hall (and warm pastries) as well and nice (super powerful) heating.
Miss Elodie M

Very pleasant room, helpful friendly staff and a very good breakfast.
Ms Marian W

The experience was a good one. The College is beautiful, and it was a great pleasure to eat a very good breakfast in the hall at the start of the day. The staff in the porters' lodge could not have been more helpful. The room was huge if basic, but it was comfortable and the shower was hot.
Mrs Elizabeth Jane L

A great stay. I’ll definitely be coming back
Ms Alina K

The porters lodge were very helpful and it was all so easy: booking, access, finding my room, excellent breakfast and luggage storage. I would highly recommend.
Ms Jane M

The staff were very friendly and terribly helpful. It was a lovely experience and I highly recommend.
Mr gary r

Couldn't praise our experience of Queen's more highly. Would like to mention the Staff there in particular; everyone so helpful and friendly, particularly the porters. We would definitely stay at Queen's again. A privilege too to stay at such a beautiful place.
Ms Alison M

Queens college is an excellent location and the lodge staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Mrs Carol Ann C

Wonderful experience to be staying at an Oxford university campus. However, feel it would benefit from a lick of paint in parts!! Breakfast food average but again a privilege to be eating in the great hall. Beds & pillows comfy. Overall clean. Thank you.
Mrs Nicola E

Arrival Info

Address: The Queen's College, High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX1 4AW, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

Check In: From 2.00pm   Check Out: By 10.00am

There is a luggage store should you arrive before your room is ready as well as for use on check-out.

We ask that all guests vacate their rooms and return keys to the Lodge by 10.00am. We kindly advise that check out after 10.00am is subject to a £50 charge and lost room keys are subject to a £40 charge.

Please note that there is no parking available at the College itself but access by public transport is easy.

Arrivals: Guests should report to the Lodge at the main entrance to the college on the High Street. The Lodge staff are on duty in the Lodge 24 hours a day. Guests may not arrive after that time. The door to the college is locked after 8.00pm on Saturdays, or 9.00pm on all other days, but there is an intercom system with which to contact the duty lodge staff. After this time there is a chance that the duty staff may be on their rounds checking and locking everything for the night so if you are arriving late (after 8.00pm), please be patient as you may have to wait until they return to the Lodge to attract their attention.

Access to the College is easy. The main railway station is about a mile away and the bus station is a similar distance. Buses from London, Heathrow, Gatwick, and most local buses stop immediately outside the Main College on the High Street.

Whilst the College does not have any parking spaces available, the Thornhill and Seacourt Park & Ride buses also stop immediately outside the College (ask the driver for the Queen's Lane stop). The nearest public pay & display carpark is St Clements.