Summary

A centrally located college, founded 1555. Offering student study bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

Introduction

Trinity is one of the most centrally situated Colleges of the University of Oxford and is highly rated. It occupies a large site with extensive rear gardens where residents may take a stroll and relax.

Trinity College offers a range of study bedrooms from single rooms with shared facilities to double ensuite rooms. The rooms are all located in different areas on the main site of the college and overlook different quads.

All the study bedrooms are occupied by students during term and have free Wi-Fi, wash basin, hospitality tray, refrigerator, bedside light and desk with lamp. Please note that the ensuite rooms have showers and not baths.

The standard rooms have toilets and showers on every staircase, though not always on the same floor. The bedrooms and facilities are mixed (i.e. male/female). Linen, towels and soap are provided in bedrooms and the scout (housekeeper) will service your room on weekdays. Sheets and towels are changed twice a week. 

The minimum age for guests is 18. We regret that many of our rooms are unsuitable for those with mobility problems. No smoking is permitted in College, other than in two clearly designated outdoor areas. Parking is only available to those with Disabled permits who pre-book.

History to the present day

The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford of the foundation of Thomas Pope' is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and was founded in 1555. Located in the very centre of Broad Street next to Blackwell's book shop and the fictional Inspector Morse's favourite pub, the White Horse, it is enclosed by iron gates giving the College an open and accessible appearance.

Famous alumni include: The Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman; Lord Baltimore (who founded the colony of Maryland); Frederick, Lord North (Prime Minister 1770-82); William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (Prime Minister 1766-68); playwright Sir Terence Rattigan; Mr Stephen Lacey, BBC gardening presenter.

Food and Drinks

A full English breakfast is included in the room rate and available each morning. Breakfast is self service, with a wide range of hot and cold food, available in the historic ground floor Dining Hall which dates from 1618 and has leather seated and backed chairs (not benches).

During term Fellows and students have formal dinner in the Dining Hall six nights a week. They all wear gowns, Fellows dine at High Table and a Scholar says Grace in Latin.

Grounds and gardens

The extensive gardens are available for guests to enjoy and garden chairs are provided in the summer months for you to relax in. During the Easter vacation the 'wilderness' part of the garden is filled with thousands of flowering bulbs. The University Parks are only a short walk away for those wishing to stroll by the river.

Other facilities

Ironing facilities are available in the College laundry and visitors staying in College for more than a few days may wish to purchase a card from the Lodge to use the washers and dryers.

Guests are most welcome to visit the Chapel, which is prized as a masterpiece of English baroque. The statues on the Tower are attributed to Caius Cibber and represent Geometry, Astronomy, Theology and Medicine. The first chapel in Oxford to be designed on pure classical principles, this building was hailed by contemporaries as the most magnificent in the University. The tomb of Sir Thomas Pope, founder of Trinity, is in the Chapel and he is the only founder of an Oxford College to be buried in his own College.

Summary

No disabled access

13th century buildings (or older)

17th century buildings

18th century buildings

19th century buildings

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking

B&B

Historic Property

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Garden furniture

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Telephone

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Gardens

Theatre (walking distance)

Trinity College, Oxford - Reviews

4.2/5.0

Based on 367 reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 3.8
Food 4.3
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.3

The room was much larger than I anticipated, which was a lovely surprise. Check in and check out were easy and hassle-free. All the staff were lovely. Overall great experience.
Ms Laura M

Accommodations, while spartan, were clean, well maintained and quiet. Daily service was provided and the historic setting of staying in the midst of Oxford could not be replicated—it was priceless. The daily breakfast served in the Trinity College Dining Hall was generous, delicious and historic. Staff was helpful and friendly. Overall, an enjoyable and excellent experience, one I would recommend to friends.
Mrs Mary Z

Very good experience. Simple, efficient and affordable. Perfect when you come to work for a couple of days.
Dr Jean-Philippe U

Such an experience
Ms Rebecca B

Porters were so friendly and helpful
Mrs Anneli J

Central location for walking around Oxford. A different holiday experience. Really enjoyed it. Although lots of stairs to carry luggage up.
Mr Stephen H

I will certainly go back and I keep recommending the place!
Dr sandra V

Excellent value for money. Amazing location and very helpful porter staff. Thank you
Ms Rachel B

College is a lovely place to stay. Location is very central but its also very quiet and peaceful. Lovely historic buildings and beautiful gardens. I had a very spacious room with large seperate sitting area.
Prof Philippa B

This was a great experience and the service we received from Brenda and the rest of the staff here was wonderful. Would definitely recommend to others and will be coming again!
Miss Aneira D

Arrival Info

Address: Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX1 3BH, United Kingdom

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

The College entrance is situated on Broad Street, opposite the entrance to Turl Street. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the railway station (taxis are available outside) and 5 minutes walk from the Gloucester Green bus and coach station and car park.

We regret that car parking is not available in College, however Park & Ride buses from the north stop very close to College. Note different bus service times depending on the car park you choose. You can also park at Gloucester Green underground car park or Westgate multi storey.