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The Queen's College, Oxford
Queen's College offers smart ensuite accommodation located on the High Street in the centre of Oxford.
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- 17th century buildings
- 18th century buildings
- 21st century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No car parking
- No smoking
- Minimum age 18
- Historic Property
- Luggage storage
- Linen included
- Towels included
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- English breakfast (included)
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
The Queen’s College Oxford is delighted to offer student en suite study bedrooms in both our magnificent Palladian-style buildings as well as in our recently refurbished annexe Carrodus Quad, both situated prominently on the historic High Street in the centre of Oxford.
The Queen’s College offers a variety of accommodation options from single standard and twin standard rooms with handbasin and shared shower/bath facilities, to single and twin en suite rooms. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, bed linen and towels and complimentary toiletries, and are serviced daily by our 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.
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. We are sorry but we are unable to accept bookings from Stag & Hen parties.
Queen’s has recently 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.
Initially Queen’s was a poor College, but the endowments slowly grew. Crucially, in 1343, Queen Philippa secured for Queen’s the lands of a small hospital in Southampton, destined to be the basis of much of the College’s prosperity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as Southampton Docks expanded and surrounding farmland was developed. Several other Queens of England have played a significant role in our history.
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 a full English breakfast in the Hall in Main College. 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 variety of beautiful parks and grounds are located within easy walking distance from Queen's, including University Parks and Christ Church meadow.
All rooms have fridges, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. The Carrodus Quad annex has card operated laundry facilities available, and those visitors staying in College for more than a few days may wish to purchase a card from the Lodge. A temporary luggage storage area is available to guests.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: The Queen's College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AW, United Kingdom
Check In: *From 2pm Check Out: By 10am* Please note that it will not be possible to check in before 2pm. We ask that all guests vacate their rooms and return keys to the Lodge by 10am.
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 until midnight. Guests may not arrive after that time. The door to the college is locked after 20.00 on Saturdays, or 21.00 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 20.00), 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.
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Mr Benedict Kolczynski, October 2013: As on previous occasions, a very enjoyable stay.
Mrs Rose-Michelle Brookes, September 2013: Superb service, very friendly and helpful staff. The history and ambiance was spellbinding. I did feel it was a little expensive. I would not have any complaint if dinner had been included. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, wish I was younger so that I could be a student there.
Mr Stephen Bartley, September 2013: I loved my stay at Queens. the porters were especially nice.
Dr Norah Duggan, September 2013: I was very happy with my stay. the Queen's College is beautiful! My only suggestion is to add "wifi included" to the website. I almost didn't book there because I really needed internet access during my stay, so I was delighted to have it included when I arrived.
Mr Perrin Baker, September 2013: I really enjoyed my stay at Queens College, reminded me of my days back at boarding school.
Everyone was really polite and helpful and I would happily stay there again in the future.
Mrs Diane Packham, September 2013: very enjoyable visit - very pleasant staff
Ms Alison Felstead, September 2013: The wonderful surroundings of The Queen's College and the very helpful porters and kitchen/hall staff made up for a couple of shortcomings such as only one towel, no flannel and no loo roll (quickly supplied by the porter with apologies). I would certainly stay in this college again.
Mrs Jennie Englund Utbult, September 2013: We really enjoyed our stay and the staff at the lodge were very friendly, positive and polite! Very nice!!!
Ms Lyle Lawson, August 2013: It was a fantastic experience and I wish we had booked in for two nights. My friend who was on a visit from India said that staying at Queen's college was the highlihgt of her three-week stay in England.
Ms Carol Halligan, August 2013: The room was small, but clean and more than adequate for a short stay. Breakfast was a bonus! Would easily recommend the University Rooms to travelers.
Mrs Elizabeth Shepley, April 2013: We were generally very pleased but had to enquire about towels which were not left in the room.
We would certainly use this accomodation again, so convenient and with beautiful surroundings.
Mr Martin Andrew Hyde, March 2013: A wonderful experience - one night in traditional student lodgings in a beautiful, historic, Oxford college.
The College staff are very cheerful, approachable and helpful.
A delicious breakfast, and great conversation, at High Table, served in the Baroque splendour of the Great Hall.
Try it and you will realise why there is such competition for places at the University!
Well done Queen's!
Mr Scott Paine, March 2013: Overall excellent.
Mr Tammo Oegema, October 2012: We booked an extra day because we enjoyed Oxford & Queens very much
Mr Reg Mayhew, October 2012: This was a wonderful opportunity to savour the atmosphere of residing in a historic Oxford college and I enjoyed the experience immensely.
Dr Juliana Nicholls, October 2012: Loved Oxford, loved the college,found all staff friendly and very helpful.
If not a student and arriving by train ,especially if travelling alone,would recommend catching bus to The queens College rather than walking.
Mr Carmine Serritiello, October 2012: Really friendly helpful Porters, all a magical experiencen and of course a great location
Dr Claudia Gibson, September 2012: It was a wonderful experience!
Dr Josette Attard, September 2012: Porters and scouts were very friendly and also the staff in the dinning was helpful. We were there for a conference and we found all the equipment needed. We hope that we will be back next year and we will recommend The Queen's College to all our friends.
Mr Daniel Riordan, September 2012: An excellent stay in the heart of Oxford. Actually being within an historic college made the visit even more special.
Mr Richard Sedgwick, September 2012: Great to experience Oxford university life for a few days
Ms Alana Mailes, September 2012: The women who helped tidy up and make our beds were of great help.
Mr Ted Dewan, September 2012: Great follow-through and service. Marvellous. Thank you. It would help to have a photo of the disabled facility ahead of booking to make sure it was OK, but staff forwarded a photo at my request.
Dr Brian Fraser, September 2012: good atmopsphere -- very friendly staff and helpful in Porter's Lodge. All in all, a really good Oxford experience!
Miss Catherine Haines, September 2012: my room even had an electric piano which could play itself - you don't get that at a holiday inn.
Dr Maria Reif, September 2012: Lodge staff is very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Annick Fesson, September 2012: Fully satisfied
Ms JENNIFER FLANDERS, September 2012: The location is perfect and accomodation is excellent value for money.
Mr Joris Hutter, August 2012: My son and me had an excellent stay!
Mr Keith Heyward, August 2012: fantastic experiance and stay will definately return thanks
Sra. ANNA MARIA ROVIRA PRIETO, August 2012: It is an experience unique and highly recommended for everyone, especially for people like us who are not in the university world. We had the opportunity to see how it held a gala dinner at traditional college with a clarion call included. All the staff of the college are very friendly and helpful. We are very happy and grateful! Anna M.Rovira.
Mr Francisco Leon, August 2012: I couldn't recommend more these stays in Colleges to people who are interested in history and culture and don't mind hauling their luggage up the stairs. You can't beat these gorgeous buildings!
Mrs Lucy Jennings, August 2012: The setting for the rooms was fantastic; we had a lovely view overlooking the quad. The rooms were basic but comfortable for the price you pay. The porter was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was lovely, again in a fabulous setting. I would highly recommend staying in these halls.
Mrs Daniele Stow, August 2012: My husband is an old member of the Worcester and it was a pleasant experience to stay in a different college. Many thanks, it was perfect ! James and Danièle Stow
Dr Kristen Mills, July 2012: I found the staff really very nice. I appreciated the young man who showed me to the room and was so nice and thorough in explaining everything I needed to know for my stay. Also, the breakfast staff, especially the hostess, were all very nice and welcoming.
Mrs Vera Johnson, July 2012: Would stay again.
Ms Maria Luisa Migliaccio, April 2012: I was in Oxford for the 2012 Oxford Literary Festival's events, so the location of my accommodation was comfortably perfect to attend the events I had planned to go to.
My room was in the attic, nice and lovely, but a little claustrophobic given the low ceiling, the narrow windows were lovely though, but the tiny very low shower cubicle was a bit of a nuisance as I wasn't actually able to raise my arms when in there.
Overall, I had a lovely view of the back quad, good cooked breakfast (which, I would have liked it better if warmer, though), a hugely convenient and beautiful location and definitely an enjoyable stay.
Also, I must remark the kindness and great helpfulness of the Porters at the Lodge, and especially of one who deserves a special mention and thank you, that is the chivalrous and thoughtful porter with moustache.
Maria Luisa Migliaccio
Mrs Sue Simpson, April 2012: It was a most enjoyable stay, the porters were particularly helpful and friendly, and Queen`s was elegant, serene and dignified. I would highly recommend it, just as long as you don`t mind walking out onto the High St and in the main entrance of the college to get breakfast!
Mrs Marjorie Willcocks, April 2012: I shall almost certainly book again for the same time next year, and show my husband some of the things I enjoyed most about Oxford. It was wonderful to stay in Queen's, and think about all the generations of students who'd preceded me.
Miss Jennifer Peach, March 2012: Stayed in the Queen's College while using the libraries in Oxford and I loved it. Great location, lovely staff and an amazing experience to stay in such beautiful buildings. Looking forward to using this service again.
Mr Malte Ressin, March 2012: A very nice stay. Very Harry-Potter-esque! :)
Mr Kenneth Miles, September 2011: Friendly welcome, nice room,unfortunately breakfast not available on this occasion (but wasn't expecting it)
Ms Kristin Sander, September 2011: friendly porter staff, great location! easy booking process!
Mrs Jackie Douglas, September 2011: I didn't have breakfast, so cannot comment on that, but was very pleased with the facilities. Many thanks.
Ms Sophie Slade, September 2011: I was very pleased with the room and the ease of booking. The only specific comment about the room I have is that I could have used a few more coat hangers in the wardrobe - there was only one.
Ms ann dalzell, September 2011: The Porter was so friendly and helpful. We had a lovely stay. Hopefully, we will be able to return next year.
Mr Rodney Webb, August 2011: I enjoyed my stay very much. The Porter's introduction was the highlight.
Mr Malcolm Gillett, August 2011: The rooms are a little basic for the price charged and I really don't know how your male students survive with such a small wash bowl!!! The porters at the lodge, both on arrival and departure, were very pleasant and helpful.
Mr Michael Dolan, July 2011: -Very friendly staff
Dr John Baker, July 2011: Staff were very pleasant and helpful and room was just what we needed! Thank you,
Mrs shahsirekha sundaram, July 2011: great rooms
Mrs. S.Wadsworth, April 2011: Would ask for a room not overlooking main street as very noisy over-looking bus stops. However easy access meant we could come and go at any time.
K Hill, April 2011: Staff courteous,and helpful.Everything was fine.
Mrs anne Lickiss, April 2011: the stay at The Queen's College was exactly what we needed.thanks
Rupert Snuggs, September 2010: Excellent stay - thank you
Christina Krall, September 2010: Location, value for money were outstanding. Most importantly, the helpfulness of the lodge staff was by far what made my stay the most enjoyable.
Cavan Davidson, September 2010: Rooms were austere but had exactly the feel we were expecting and nice views of edmund hall. porters were extremely helpful and friendly.
Steve Ngo, September 2010: I stayed in the 'new' wing which was located in another building away from the college itself. That's the only 'setback' otherwise it was fine.
Mrs Jocelyn Norman, September 2010: Very comfortable but a hairdryer would be handy. We will use your services again. No need to leave the fridge on during student holiday !
Judith Wozniak, September 2010: clean comfortable room-the only useful addition would be a mirror.
Thank you a good experience would definitely use again
Christian Saller, September 2010: Especially the porter was very kind and helpful. The room in the annex-building was good and quiete. The breakfast at the high-table was also exciting. I can recommend to stay at Queens.
Owen Highley, August 2010: The main disadvantage was that the room was in a separate building away from the main college. The room also had a bathroom with a minute wash basin and was so small that it was difficult to move around in it.
James Hyde, August 2010: Would have preferred to have stayed in one of the older courts, even if the room was of a lower standard.
Would have liked staying in a 'traditional' student room more than the comforts of a more modern room.
Robin Stevens, August 2010: A reading light on the bedside table would have been appreciated. I was happy to be in the annex since it had a lift but it wasn't the historic room experience that I thought I would have. Breakfast was superb.
Rowan MacKinnon, August 2010: The porters at Queen's were incredibly helpful and that really added value to the experience.
virginia greene, August 2010: It was a fine experience. All the college staff were very helpful and pleasant, particularly the porters. The college was interesting aid comfortable.
Linda Thomas, July 2010: The rooms were very nice but rather noisy so the windows had to be closed on a very hot night. Perhaps you should say that Oxford is a city that never sleeps!
However the service and staff were all excellent.
JANE ELY Al HUNEIDI, April 2010: It was a wonderful way to experience Oxford. We stayed in a prime location in a magnificent listed building. The staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Richard Butler, April 2010: We had other reasons for visiting Oxford, but our stay in Queens was the highlight.
Dr John Thornton, March 2010: Enjoyable Stay; Immaculate modern room.
Christopher Harris, February 2010: I heartily recommend Queen's College accommodation. Great website too
Jill Burn, February 2010: We had a wonderful time, especially as the room overlooked the street. What a wonderful town. I do think it's a bit expensive for the standard of room, which was nice but basic. I would consider staying again even at that price. Jill
Phyllis Whitney, September 2009: It was a great experience staying at Queens College. I wish I had more time there. I do plan to return in the future.
Angela P Hummerston, September 2009: Queen's College was a very enjoyable experience, being centrally located. All staff I encountered from the Porter's Lodge to service staff were very polite and helpful - a credit to the college. The total experience was very enjoyable and one I should be delighted to repeat.
Jeffery A Joyce, August 2009: The full English breakfast in the beautiful old college dining hall made for a pleasant start to each day. The porters and scouts were very sweet and helpful. Oxford is a dream city; I will miss it very much.
Carolyn Quintaba, July 2009: Excellent overnight stay. Standard of rooms in QLQ very good. The only slight drawback was the location of Room 42 overlooking the High which made it very noisy at night, but this was a relatively minor problem. Porters were extremely welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to book again.
Cameron Grant, July 2009: An excellent palce to stay
Myrna R. Libed, July 2009: Enjoyed my brief stay at your quaint college. I experienced wonderful service from Robert when I arrived on Saturday and same excellent service when I left on Sunday. Aloha and mahalo to all.
Jann Burrows, July 2009: It was a very comfortable stay. The lighting in the room was excellent and the peace & quiet most welcome.
Isabelle Simmons, October 2008: I was very pleased with the help of everyone. John the Porter and Colleen very helpful to rearrange a room closer to the bus stop. Lots of food and the kitchen staff were great. Lovely college and will consider using the facilites again. Isabelle Simmons
Phyllis S. Higginbotham, September 2008: Excellent experience. Enjoyed staying in the college. Particularly appreciated helpfulness of the porter who was on duty the evening of 17 SEPT and again on morning of 19 SEPT; he was extremely welcoming and hospitable. Thank you for a memorable stay.
Gustavo Delgado, September 2008: Thank you so much for the hospitality at the rooms of the Queens College. It has been a great time to be there enjoying such facilities right at the heart of the University of Oxford. The attention of your staff and all services were just excellent. I was just delighted by this experience. On the other hand, it was just perfect and suitable my staying there, in conexion with my research work at Queens, since I am doing a Postdoctorate in Music under the supervision of Dr. Owen Rees, so, work and comfort were match at its best.
Thank you very much and hope to come back soon.
Catherine Dean, September 2008: Absolutely fantastic experience. College buildings and grounds are stunning. Full marks to all staff especially the cooks and gardeners. I would certainly book again and recommend this to anyone else
Helen T Frank, September 2008: I had a very pleasant stay, thank you, and seemed to have the Florey building to myself! I did not attend breakfast unfortunately due to my research commitments at the Bodleain, but found everything very clear. The only improvement to the room for short stays would be a kitchen wipe (re the kettle) and teatowel to dry cups. The porters at the main college site were most pleasant and helpful. I look forward to another visit in the near future.
Mike O'Donovan, September 2008: The refurbished rooms in Queen's Lane were very good value, particularly at the reduced rate I payed as a former student at Queen's
George Crozier, September 2008: Very good. Many thanks.
Mrs Beryl Williams, September 2008: I'd organised a reunion for 7 university friends from 40+ years ago. We were all impressed by the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms, the courtesy of the porters and scouts and the opportunity of staying in such an historic college. We'll be booking again in two years time! The college is ideally placed for all the city's many attractions and transport services. The information provided about domestic matters, sights to see and the history of the college was helpful and interesting.
Linda Barry, September 2008: My friend and i really enjoyed out stay at the college it was an interesting experience. We were very impressed with the jolly attitude of the freindly porters on saturday afternoon and sunday, they really tried to accommodate out needs - thankyou! we will recomment it.
MRS. RJM WINDER, September 2008: the room was spotlessly clean and spacious. staff were extremely friendly and helpful and it was a wonderful experience staying in this historic college. extremely convenient for all that oxford had to offer.
Margaret J. Wort, August 2008: Really enjoyed my stay - location, atmosphere, ease of booking and welcome. The breakfast was very good. The shower is really small (but glad to have one). Thank you, I will book again next time I come to England.
jacqueline white, August 2008: Room was very basic (no TV!) but very clean and provided great insight into life as a student at Oxford uni. Porters on duty were very friendly and went out their way to help with any problems.
Patricia V Merrell, August 2008: This was an "over the top" experience for us. Our rooms were in a small cottage in the Nun's Garden. Our breakfast was in the hisoric dining hall. the only reason I checked "good" rather than "excellent" for the standard of room is that this was student housing and a typical hotel. this stay will be a real hightlight of our 4 months in England. Thanks to all who make it possible
Angela Thurstance, August 2008: I was very impressed with the quality of accommodation. The location was excellent. The porter was extremely helpful.
R Gartside, August 2008: The friendliness of all staff was very welcome, the standard of the room was far, far higher than in my undergraduate days (in the 1950s), and breakfast was exemplary. All in all, a very acceptable experience and better than some 'boutique' hotels of our acquaintance.
margaret gilbert, August 2008: I could move in tomorrow. Loved my room on the High. A lovely experience for all my family who stayed.
Mrs. G. Johnston, August 2008: I really enjoyed my stay in the centre of Oxford, My room was comfortable and breakfast in the college was great, only problem: I had a fridge next to my bed which was very noisy and kept me awake!
Jane Rockel, July 2008: The room was very good. You could provide larger instructions about timings for meals. We had an envelope with a very small note which we didn't really notice - we only just got to breakfast on time. This sort of detail should be made much more apparent - both in the information and in the room as we could have missed it altogether. Other than that it was good - the room was clean and the beds comfortable.
Carolynn Shipway, July 2008: Tea and coffee facilities were a little scant- only 3 tea bags and 3 little tiny pots of milk. Also the kettle didn't fit under the tap for filling. Otherwise excellent.
Alan Goldblatt, April 2008: It was an experience of a lifetime to stay in an Oxford college quad.
Laura Wharton, April 2008: Apart from the glorious buildings and landscaping, the staff of the college at which I stayed (Queens) left the most oustanding impression on me. Everyone with whom I was in contact, whether by e-mail, telephone, or in personal exchanges at the college, was exceedingly helpful, friendly, and nice. My thanks to all of them.
A.David Lawrence, April 2008: very friendly and helpful staff fantasatic surrounding very conveniently located
stayed in QLQ bathroom- modern clean but incredibly small even for an average sized chap like myself cheers
Pamela Cressman, April 2008: My recent stay at Queen's College, Oxford, was excellent. The location was perfect and convenient to everything I wanted to see and do. My room in Queen's Lane Quad was very comfortable and clean as well as very quiet for an excellent night's rest. The scouts were especially kind and helpful. Not only was the value for the money exceptionally good, but the accommodations were much nicer than I had anticipated. Thank you!