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West Court (Jesus College) Cambridge

Conference and B&B accommodation in a brand new development. Luxury en-suite and standard single/double bedrooms located in the centre of Cambridge.

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West Court (Jesus College)

Summary

  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Private car parking for a charge (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property
  • Lifts

Facilities

  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Shared gardens
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Woodland walks
  • Television
  • Luggage storage
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Common room
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • Elevator
  • Central heating
  • Bring your own travel cot

Food and Drinks

  • Tea room
  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • Bar
  • Fridge

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Jesus College is set in uniquely spacious and peaceful grounds. Its buildings include some of the oldest and most attractive in Cambridge. The college is easily accessible from major road networks and is within five minutes' walk of the city centre.

Our new development, West Court, offers a range of luxury accommodation with all year round availability. Our stylish and comfortable accommodation offers double and single ensuite and shared facility (standard) bedrooms and one bedroom apartments. Each bedroom includes a work station with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries. 

History to the present day

The college was founded in 1496 and originally consisted of buildings taken over from the nunnery: namely the chapel and the cloister attached to it; the nuns’ refectory, which became the college Hall; and the former lodging of the Prioress, which became the Master’s Lodge. This set of buildings remains the core of the college to this day and accounts for its distinctly monastic and non-collegiate character, which sets it apart from all the other Cambridge colleges. A library was soon added, on the floor above the college hall, and the chapel was considerably modified and reduced in scale by Alcock to make way for the expansion of the cloisters. He had the chapel re-roofed at a lower pitch and inserted large windows in the Perpendicular style. He also had the college hall re-roofed in Spanish chestnut.

Over the centuries, the college’s Tudor buildings have been preserved and restored and new buildings have been added; the result is a delightful and harmonious mixture of tradition and modernity. The newer buildings include the Quincentenaries’ Library and the brand new West Court development. The college is also a center for contemporary art, holding regular sculpture exhibitions and acquiring new works for display in the college grounds.

Food and Drinks

A continental breakfast with a daily hot option is included in our rates (unless otherwise stated) and is served in the West Court Dining room each morning from 8.00 to 9.00am.

West Court provides a great hub for our guests with a Cafe, Pavilion and Bar. Visitors can relax and enjoy coffee, cakes and freshly made sandwiches, or unwind after a conference or day our exploring over evening drinks.

Grounds and gardens

The grounds at Jesus College have an extensive variety of beautiful gardens. These include, sheltered courts and more informal areas such as the Orchard. Recent improvements to the woodland walk through The Grove at the perimeter of the College Close have earned our gardening team an award for the promotion of biodiversity.

Other facilities

Free wireless internet connection in bedrooms, please log on as Jesus College guest.

Limited car parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. A nominal fee of £5 per car is payable directly upon check-in at our Porters Lodge. Please be aware; we cannot guarantee or reserve parking.

Linen, towels and complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms. The housekeeping staff keep the rooms clean and bright.

Most of our rooms have excellent views to various courts and outside spaces. There are lifts to all floors. We also have an accessible room available on request. Please be aware we are located in the city centre and there can be traffic noise.  

West Court provides a great hub for our guests with a Cafe, Pavilion and Bar. Visitors can relax and enjoy coffee, cakes and freshly made sandwiches, or unwind after a conference or day our exploring over evening drinks.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL, United Kingdom

Check In: Strictly from 2.00pm     Check Out: By 10.00am

On Arrival: Visitors check in at West Court reception where a room access card will be issued. Rooms are available from 2.00pm on the day of arrival. The main doors of the reception will close at 7.00pm but can be accessed by residents using their card.

IF YOU ARE CHECKING IN AFTER 10.00PM PLEASE NOTIFY US OF THIS AND WE WILL ARRANGE FOR YOU TO CHECK IN AT THE PORTERS LODGE. IF YOU ARE CHECKING IN AFTER MIDNIGHT PLEASE USE THE BELL PROVIDED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE. 

Limited car parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. A nominal fee of £5 per car is payable directly upon check-in at our Porters Lodge. Please be aware; we cannot guarantee or reserve parking.

Getting to Jesus College:

We are easily accessible from the major road networks including the A14 and M11. The Bus station at Drummer Street is only a five minute walk away, and Cambridge train station is a five minute taxi journey or 25 minute walk.

For pedestrians or those alighting from buses or taxis it is best to use the Jesus Lane entrance. Cars should use the electronic gates on Victoria Avenue, which is labeled Jesus College vehicle entrance where assistance is provided through an intercom.

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Great room - spacious, clean, comfortable and convenient for my visit. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Mrs Samantha S

Beautiful accommodation and fantastic value for money
Prof Frederica T

It was a delightful stay. Room was perfect and breakfast was first class. Amazing value for money - thank you!
Mr Adrian G

Everything is awesome. I didn't expect that much to stay in a college resident, but it is really excellent. The people were really kind and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed my stay there!
Miss Dai Ming L

Lovely venue, relaxed, delicious breakfast. Room atmospheric with great view of court at this wonderful University.
Mr Kim S

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