Oxford Hotels and Accommodation
(Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK)
Visitors planning to stay in Oxford will soon realise that accommodation in this famous university city is quite expensive, particularly if you are looking at the most centrally located hotels. Budget lodging comes in the form of highly affordable youth hostels, such as the well-placed Oxford Backpackers Hostel on Hythe Bridge Street, which is just a short walk from the train station.
Oxford is most busy between the months of May and September, although hotels regularly get booked up quickly all year round, meaning that advance reservations are sensible. During the Easter and summer holidays, self-catering accommodation is often available at the university, and this is also well worth considering if you are watching the pennies.
The best selection of hotels and guest houses within the city are to be found lining Abingdon Road (on the southerly side of the city), Cowley Road and Iffley Road (to the east), Park End Street (to the west) and Banbury Road (to the north). In the heart of Oxford, accommodation lines roads such as Beaumont Street, Bath Place and Cornmarket Street.
If you favour familiar mid-range hotel chains, then consider staying at the Mercure Eastgate on the High Street, the Best Western on Linton Road, or the Express by Holiday Inn on Grenoble Road, which is actually part of the Kassam Stadium complex (homeground of the Oxford United Football Club). Those who enjoy indulging in a spot of luxury accommodation may like to stay at the four-star Cotswold Lodge on the outlying Banbury Road, the very centrally located Old Bank Hotel on the High Street, or alternatively, at the Macdonald Hotel on Beaumont Street, which lies in the very heart of Oxford, alongside the Ashmolean Museum and the Playhouse Theatre.