Stay in newly refurbished, comfortable ensuite rooms in the heart of Oxford, close to all amenities as well as to excellent transport links.


Located in the heart of the city, Christ Church is conveniently close to museums, shops and restaurants. If you are visiting Oxford during the Easter (March/April) and Summer (July, August, September) holiday periods, why not stay as guests of the college?

The buildings of architectural and historical interest reflect the differing centuries since the college’s foundation. There are no lifts in any accommodation staircases, with some bedrooms up several flights of stairs, making them unsuitable for those with mobility needs. We have limited number of ground and first floor rooms, so if you have any access requirements please include the details in the additional information box at the time of booking.

Christ Church offers rooms for single or twin occupancy. Ensuite bedrooms have their own basin, shower and toilet within the room. Standard rooms have their own basin but shared bathroom and toilet facilities. Please note: you may have to go up or down two or three flights of stairs from your bedroom to the nearest facilities.

We are unable to accept bookings for Stag and Hen groups and we can only accommodate adults (aged 18 and over). This includes babies/children sharing a room with adults. (If such a booking is made you will be asked to cancel it and an admin fee will apply). 

History to the present day

Find out more about Christ Church and its history here.

Food and Drinks

A cooked and continental breakfast is provided in the unique setting of the Great Hall with its stunning hammer beam roof and wonderful oil paintings. Breakfast is self-select, but if you have any queries due to an allergy or intolerance, please speak to a member of staff.

Monday – Saturday: 0730 – 0900, Sunday: 0800 – 0930

Oxford has many places to dine either for lunch, dinner or food on the go – for local suggestions see the information provided in the ‘Guest Information’ booklet in your room.

Grounds and gardens

The Masters' Garden is open during daylight hours, a lovely place to walk or sit and enjoy the view. Christ Church is unique amongst the Oxford Colleges for its wonderful Meadow which is full of wildlife and is home to Christ Church's own long-horn cattle. There is a beautiful tree-lined walk down to the river Isis.

Other facilities

  • Self-service laundry facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Toiletry welcome pack
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room fridge
  • 24/7 Lodge reception
  • Common Room


No disabled access

16th century buildings

17th century buildings

18th century buildings

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking


No Official Rating

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Picnic area


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Christ Church, Oxford - Reviews


Based on 3042 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 4.2
Food 4.4
Value 4.4
Overall Experience 4.6

We enjoyed our stay. Loved the rooms & breakfast too! Thanks.
Mrs Sherry R

Everyone very helpful.Great to be able to leave luggage at porter's lodge
Mrs Jennifer G

The reception staff at Tom Gate and staff generally were very warm, friendly and helpful. The accommodation at Christchurch was excellent along with the cooked breakfast each morning in the Great Hall. Highly recommended.
Mr Malcolm A

Very great lovely place to stay and a quit accommodation:)
Mr Arnold G

Why would you stay anywhere else. Wonderful. Will never take a hotel in Oxford again.
Miss Victoria M

Very welcoming staff group who made us feel like we belonged in the college even though we were staying for just for one night. We will recommend to our friends and hope to be back fro another visit soon
Mrs Chrissie H

Beautiful college, good standard room, great breakfast. Very friendly porters - great spiel on arrival.
Mr Gregory S

I truly enjoyed our stay at Oxford Christ Church and breakfast in the Great Dining Hall. It was an Experience I was able to share with my daughter and granddaughter. A good memory of our trip to England.
Mrs Barbara B

A great experience
Ms Abi L

I had a wonderful time! Very comfortable accommodation with all necessary amenities (although only coffee in the room, no tea bags). Staff were wonderful, friendly, helpful, polite. I’ve stayed at 3 other colleges over the years and I would definitely return to Christ Church.
Mrs Sue P

Arrival Info

Address: Christ Church, St Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX1 1DP, United Kingdom

Check-in from 1500 and Check-out by 1000

Check-in at the Porters’ Lodge, located at the main entrance, off Tom Gate. The lodge reception is staffed 24-hours a day. For arrivals after 1930, Tom Gate will be closed so please use the bell on the left-hand side to alert the porter in order to gain access. For directions or how best to travel to Oxford please see our find us page.

Unfortunately, there is no parking for guests staying at Christ Church. Details of where to park in Oxford can be found on the Oxford City Council website.