Cheap Hotels In Oxford For Budget City Breaks

Team Hoo
6th January 2022

Oxford may be known for its academia and historical spires, but it has so much more to see, do, and learn within this small city in the UK. By visiting, you’re guaranteed to be blown away by the stunning architecture and golden brick buildings while dining in exquisite restaurants and visiting independent shops. Because of this, Oxford is the perfect city break with something for all who visit it. If you’re on a budget, keep reading to discover our list of a dozen hotels perfect for an Oxford city break. 

12 Cheap Hotels In Oxford For City Breaks

Below we’ve listed 12 hotels offering comfort and convenience at a fraction of the cost. All you need to decide is where to book. 

easyHotel Oxford

A short bus ride or car ride from the heart of Oxford is the easyHotel Oxford. This comfortable and affordable hotel has USB charging ports at the bedside and limited on-site parking. It’s conveniently placed near local restaurants and shops, and all guests can enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free of charge.

easyHotel cheap hotel in Oxford

St Margaret’s Hotel

Located close to the University Parks and a walk away from the city centre of Oxford is St Margaret’s Hotel. This stylish Victorian hotel offers comfortable and convenient rooms with high ceilings, bay windows and stained glass. All rooms are named after Oxford colleges and come with free Wi-Fi, and complimentary tea and coffee facilities are in all rooms and suites. 

St Margaret's cheap hotel in Oxford

Head of the River Oxford

Convenient, comfortable and affordable are the rooms at Head of the River. Located close to Christ Church College and Pembroke College, guests can enjoy Nespresso machines, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast, all included in their stay. You can look over the River Thames in the morning before venturing for a short walk into the city centre. 

Head of the River cheap hotel in Oxford


Located right in the city centre is the Ethos Hotel, offering large guest rooms with king-size beds and free Wi-Fi. This boutique hotel has amenities such as full English breakfast, parking and tea and coffee facilities, as well as Caffe Ethos and a fully licensed bar. What makes Ethos the perfect city break hotel is how close it is to all of the sights, with it being within walking distance from many of Oxford’s colleges. 

Newton House

Close to Cox’s Stone and Dean’s Ham Meadow is Newton House Oxford. This Victorian B&B has 14 en-suite rooms to choose from, with double, single and family rooms available with a contemporary and neutral colour scheme. All rooms come with a refreshment tray and complimentary toiletries. On request, there’s an option of adding a takeaway breakfast to your stay. 

Newton House cheap hotel in Oxford

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

Located right on Oxford’s high street is the Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, located within walking distance of several Oxford Colleges. Having once been a 17th-century coaching inn, guests can now enjoy modernised decor with Wi-Fi and coffee and tea making facilities. On-site is the Keepers Kitchen & Bar serving food and drinks. 

Mercure cheap hotel in Oxford

Henry’s Rooms

Offering affordable hotel-style rooms on a quiet street in Oxford’s city centre is Henry’s Rooms. All rooms come with an en-suite shower room, Wi-Fi, beer and wine chiller and a Nespresso coffee machine. Trinity College, All Souls College, and St Peter’s College are close by, all within walking distance. 

Henry's Rooms cheap hotel in Oxford

Voco Oxford Spires

Stylish and close to the River Thames is the Voco Oxford Spires hotel by IHG. A short walk from the museum and university colleges, this hotel has comfortable rooms with a neutral palette, amenities such as Wi-Fi, king or twin beds and complimentary access to the Health Club and Spa. There’s also a restaurant and on-site parking, at an additional cost. 

Voco Oxford Spires cheap hotels in Oxfort

Premier Inn Oxford

Close to Westgate Oxford and Oxford University is the Premier Inn Oxford City Centre. With off-site parking, free Wi-Fi and relaxed decor, guests can enjoy an affordable stay in Oxford. Their bar and grill, Thyme, serves classics and has a licensed bar for a quiet evening after a day of exploring. 

Premier Inn cheap hotel in Oxford

Westgate Hotel

Located in the weight of Oxford and close to the city centre is the family-run Westgate Hotel. Originally an old coaching inn, the hotel is now under the management of a family with years of experience. Guests can enjoy home comforts, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. There’s also free parking, and it is within walking distance to Oxford Castle and Prison and St Peter’s College.

Westgate cheap hotel in Oxford

The Buttery

Set on Broad Street in the heart of Oxford, perfect for a convenient and comfortable, is The Buttery Hotel. All rooms are airy and decorated in a neutral styling and some original features such as fireplaces and views of Broad Street. As standard, all rooms come with Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and en-suites. They are also home to the Oxford Campus Store, a family-run souvenir shop in Oxford if you’re after a memento of your break. 

The Buttery cheap hotel in Oxford

Royal Oxford Hotel

A short walk from the city centre and close to Oxford train station is the affordable Royal Oxford Hotel. Conveniently located to make the most of your trip, guests can also enjoy king-size beds, fresh fruit, complimentary refreshments and toiletries. All rooms have modern decorations with colourful accents. The Platform 5 restaurant, situated in the old railway hotel, serves modern food with flair. 

The Royal Oxford

Oxford is a place not to be missed with famous spires, several colleges, and stunning architecture to admire. All of the above affordable and convenient hotels are perfect for a city break, ensuring you’re close to all the main attractions at a fraction of the cost. What are you most excited to see? Let us know on Insta or tweet us @justhooit, and don’t forget to check out how to make an offer on a hotel room with hoo.

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