As a tourist town Oxford offers a wide variety of accommodation at a selection of different price-points.
It would be impossible to provide an exhaustive list here, but we have compiled a selection below that you may be interested in. Of particular note is the first, Keble College, where we have secured a number of rooms at a preferential rate for conference attendees.
Alternatively, for a more comprehensive list of hotels, sorted by distance to the venue, you can click here and book at hotels.com. College accommodation around the city may also be booked via the College Rooms website
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG
With Web Science 2015 taking place at the College, this is the perfect place to stay. Keble is one of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 410 undergraduate and 250 graduate students.
The College was founded in memory of John Keble (1792-1866), and its distinctive architecture was created by William Butterfield (1814-1900), a man with a proven track record as an exponent of the Gothic style.
Whilst the historic buildings dominate the 4½-acre site at Keble College, they are set around beautiful traditional lawned quads with flower borders and trees, making this a beautiful and memorable place to stay.
To stay at Keble please visit http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/bed-breakfast and use the code WebSci to show availability and make your booking. The conference price of £65 per night is for a single ensuite room, inc. VAT, and includes breakfast.
The Macdonald Randolph Hotel Oxford
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN
The Randolph is probably Oxford’s most well-known luxury hotel. Sitting squarely in the city centre it is adjacent to the Oxford Playhouse Theatre and opposite the beautiful and world-famous Ashmolean Musuem.
It was built in 1864 and has featured in a wide range of television and film productions including Inspector Morse, after whom one of the hotel’s bars is named. President Bill Clinton, Michael Douglas and a wide variety of visiting royalty are amongst past guests at the hotel.
3 New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY
How often can you say that you have stayed in a converted prison in a medieval castle?!
If you are looking for a unique place to stay while in Oxford then the Malmaison may be the place for you. Many of the hotel’s rooms and suites are genuine converted prison cells and the unique character of these rooms is not to be missed.
You do however need to remember not to feel hard done by if you find yourself paying to be in the A-Wing, where prisoners once stayed for free as guests of Her Majesty!
The MalMaison is often on visitor’s most wanted list, thanks to super-fast Wi-Fi, super-comfy beds and drench showers you'll want to hang around in. So are you going to come quietly, or not?
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
66A Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6JP
This 4-star central Oxford hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the historic city, and is located a pleasant walk from the Mathematics institute where FORCE2015 is taking place.
The hotel’s period features, elegant Victorian architecture and proximity to the city centre and beautiful University Parks make it a popular choice for visitors to the city. Comfortable rooms, free wifi and parking (which is like gold-dust in Oxford!) are amongst the features that make The Cotswold such a popular place to stay.
The Old Parsonage Hotel
1 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6NN
The small but beautiful 17th century Old Parsonage hotel is ranked by many as the best hotel in Oxford. It is situated near the heart of the city at the end of the St Giles and is a very short walk from FORCE2015. It is also a couple of minutes walk from the Ashmolean Museum & is surrounded by some of Oxford’s best restaurants & bars.
Bedrooms & suites, 35 in all, have been recently refurbished and are individually designed by Sally Conran with marble bathrooms. If you have visited before you will be thrilled to hear that the new-look restaurant, bar & Pike Room, retain the intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere that has always made the hotel a firm favourite. The restaurant & terrace are open all day, and if you are staying beyond the end of the conference you should make sure to enjoy the hotel’s famous afternoon teas in the company of Oxford’s academic & literary elite.
Mecure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
71-73 High St, Oxford OX1 4BE
Located on the High Street & opposite Magdalen College, this 3-star hotel puts you right in the centre of the city.
Steeped in history and built on the site of a 17th century Coaching Inn the hotel retains its original atmosphere, complemented by contemporary décor, air conditioning and internet access.
C.S Lewis became engaged to his girlfriend in the restaurant at the hotel, while JRR Tolkien ate at the hotel daily and lived next door.
Best Western Linton Lodge
11-13 Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UJ
11-13 Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UJ
Built in 1890, the Best Western Linton Lodge hotel consists of a series of Edwardian houses, which have been sympathetically converted to retain much of the original atmosphere.
The hotel is situated in a quiet residential area just a few minutes walk to the city centre and a comfortable stroll to FORCE2015.
The Best Western Linton Lodge provides well-appointed and very comfortable guest rooms at a reasonable rate, offers 24-hour room service, free wifi and free parking.