A trailblazer in providing access to Oxford University, this Victorian college offers space, tranquillity and on-site parking (subject to availability).
St Hugh’s College offers bed and breakfast accommodation amid listed buildings and beautiful gardens. The leafy North Oxford location is next door to the city’s trendiest quarter, Jericho, and only a fifteen-minute walk or a short bus ride from Oxford’s museums, shops, bars and restaurants, making the College the perfect oasis of calm for students to live and study, and a great springboard for visitors to explorer the city.
St Hugh’s has a range of rooms available, from ensuite to basic. Visitors can opt for Edwardian heritage, with rooms in the Main Building (available full-time throughout the year), or, alternatively, there are ensuite rooms in the award-winning and environmentally sensitive Maplethorpe and Rachel Trickett Buildings, as well as premium bed and breakfast suites in The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building, opened by His Royal Highness Prince William in 2014.
Also available are discounted single rooms in the Kenyon, Wolfson and MGA buildings, these are usually student rooms and offer an excellent taste of College life.
The College accommodation gives guests an interesting and affordable alternative to modern hotels, at the heart of one of the world’s top universities. All rooms are furnished and appointed as a typical scholar’s study bedroom, with the extra provision for visitors of bed linen, towels, toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities.
History to the present day
Founded in 1886 by Elizabeth Wordsworth, the great niece of the poet. She named the College after one of his twelfth century predecessors, Hugh of Avalon, who was canonised in 1220.
Tread in the footsteps of such alumni as Aung San Suu Kyi, Barbara Castle and current Prime Minister Theresa May, and share in the real Oxford scholar’s experience, by staying at St Hugh’s.
Food and Drinks
The price of a stay also includes the College's famously generous full English cooked breakfasts (or a lighter Continental alternative if preferred), served in the traditional dining hall between 8.00am -10.00am, where guests can sit among current students and soak up the atmosphere.
There is also a beautiful landscaped picnic area, and an on-site coffee shop offering Asian fusion cuisine, deluxe drinks and pastries.
Grounds and gardens
The college has a tranquil fourteen acres of self-contained grounds, maintained to a very high standard by a team of full-time gardeners. There are ample lawns, borders, mature and specimen ornamental trees, all popular with the local birds and squirrels, making St Hugh’s one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford. There is even a croquet lawn in the summer. There is plenty of outside seating available in scenic spots, so guests can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
- Wi-Fi access provided by Sky 'The Cloud'
- Extensive landscaped gardens
- Disabled access via elevator
- Linen and towels provided
- Luggage storage
- 24-hour security
- Summer croquet lawn
- Sports opportunities, such as a gym, golf course, tennis courts and a swimming pool are all a short drive away
Please mention in the "Additional information" section of the booking form if parking is required, as the College has a limited number of spaces .
Address: St Hugh's College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6LE, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am
Please arrive at the College Lodge on St Margaret’s Road, where our Porters will be happy to assist. The College Porters are on duty twenty-four hours a day, and will be pleased to accommodate any accessibility needs, with some advance notice. Should arrival be before 2.00pm, it is generally possible to leave bags at the Lodge, if the room is not yet ready. It is kindly asked that rooms are vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.
The bus station and railway station are both located about 20 minutes’ walk from St Hugh’s. Taxis are available from both stations and should take about 5 minutes to reach us (traffic depending).
There is also a very convenient Park and Ride at Peartree, for which the bus stops on the Woodstock Road (ask the driver for the St Margaret’s Road stop).