- 17th century buildings
- 18th century buildings
- 19th century buildings
- 20th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No parking onsite
- No smoking
- Minimum age 18
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access (wifi)
- Luggage storage
- 24 hour security
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Hair dryers
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Cooked breakfast (included)
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
Jesus College is situated in central Oxford adjacent to the main shopping street and within sight of Carfax Tower.
The College is pleased to be able to offer accommodation in student bedrooms including a mixture of traditional standard, singles and twins with shared bathroom facilities, and more modern, single ensuite rooms (please read the room descriptions before booking). All accommodation offered is located on the main College site or Ship Street, and has central heating.
The Scout (Housekeeping) will service your room on a daily basis.
History to the present day
Founded in 1571, Jesus College is the only College in either Oxford or Cambridge to have been founded during the reign of Elizabeth I.
In 1974, the College became one of the first five men’s colleges to admit women. Famous alumni include T.E. Lawrence (‘Lawrence of Arabia’), former prime minister of Jamaica Norman Manley, and Harold Wilson, our own Prime Minister during the 60s/70s and whose Order of the Garter banner can be seen in the Chapel.
Food and Drinks
A Full English breakfast is included in the price of the accommodation, taken in the Elizabethan Dining Hall between 8.00am and 9.00am daily. The breakfast menu consists of fruit juice, cereal, toast, a full English breakfast with tea or coffee.
Grounds and gardens
Guests are welcome to relax in the College grounds and view the Chapel and the portraits in the Dining Hall.
All bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and internet access via the Cloud.
The majority of our bedrooms are accessed via flights of stairs with no lift and are therefore are unsuitable for those with limited mobility. The only rooms with lift access are those located in the Ship Street Centre (please check room description for details).
Those with specific accessibility requirements should contact the College before making a booking.
Laundry and ironing facilities are available in College, and a self-top up swipe card for the washing machines and dryers can be obtained from the Lodge.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DW, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2.00pm Check out: By 10.00am
All guests are requested to report to the Porters' Lodge on arrival, where they can check in and collect their keys before being directed to their rooms.
Guests arriving after 8.00pm can access the College by ringing the doorbell and the duty Porter will let them in.
The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day. Luggage may be stored at the College should you arrive before your accommodation is ready. Luggage may also be stored after check out, should you wish to explore the city or do some last minute shopping. If you have mobility difficulties and require assistance with your luggage please advise on arrival.
Gloucester Green Coach & Bus Station is in easy walking distance, and Oxford Railway Station is only a 10-minute walk. There are also taxis (the Lodge is happy to book taxis, although it is advisable to provide 30mins notice) and local buses available at both locations. Whilst parking near the College is restricted, the City Council operates a very convenient Park and Ride scheme.
Cancellation TermsCancellation fee as percentage of booking value depending on when the booking is cancelled.
More than 14 days notice: 0 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 14 to 8 days: 25 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 7 to 1 days: 50 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Trying to cancel for same night (or if they don't show up): 100 % of booking value for night in question
We guarantee that all our feedback is genuine and can only be submitted by people who have booked through our websites.
Very pleasant, comfortable.
Dr Daniel M
One of the prettiest Oxford colleges. Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff.
Mr JONATHAN G
Everything was great. I enjoyed staying at the college, which was welcoming and friendly and ideally located for enjoying beautiful Oxford.
Dr Margo G
I very much enjoyed my stay and have recommended Jesus College to others
Dr Amy B
Lovely setting and very convenient to be right in the center of town.
Ms Lara O
Staff are really friendly and helpful. Lovely convenient location and beautiful surroundings.
Dr Sally N
Excellent accommodation and service.
Mr Ian T
The staffs provide very good services and warmly hospitality.
Dr Yueh-Hsuan W
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! A fantastic central college location. So much history to be enjoyed! Thank you to all the staff for such a great stay. Would recommend other guests to bring earplugs though as the college is next door to the coveted market / High Street delivery zone as well as typical student nightlife.
Mrs Rachel V
We enjoyed our stay very much and thought the ambience of the college was wonderful. Everyone was very courteous. We did'nt want or expect a TV in the room but a radio would be a good addition. The room was basic but quite adequate.
Mr Nicholas L