Christ Church, one of Oxford’s largest colleges, offers a unique opportunity for members of the public to stay in student accommodation.


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


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)


16th century buildings

17th century buildings

18th century buildings

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18


No Official Rating

Historic Property

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

Christ Church, Oxford - Reviews


Based on 2965 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 4.2
Food 4.5
Website 4.4
Value 4.4
Overall Experience 4.6

Christchurch staff and services were excellent. Very friendly and helpfull.
Mr Ken R

It was my longtime dream to stay at Christ Chuch.I was so happy.When I could have a breakfast in the Great Hall,I felt like as if being in a dream.The quiet college after tourists have returned,beautiful choir songs in the Cathedral,and a breakfast in the Great Hall.Everything is amazing.Thank you so much. Akiko

Our stay at Christ Church college exceeded my expectations, which were really high to begin with. As guests, we were able to visit many locations that were either closed to the public after a certain time or required payment to access. We wore lanyards with fobs to show that we were welcome in the areas we were exploring. The people working in the Lodge where we checked in were very accommodating and informative. The rooms were grand and comfortable. I enjoyed imagining what it might feel like to be a student at Oxford. We attended Evensong on a Friday night, and I think we were the only tourists in the church. Breakfast in the Great Hall was a fantastic experience, with a delicious hot English breakfast and a continental breakfast spread, surrounded by paintings of famous Oxford grads. If we hadn't stayed at the college, I don't think we would have been able to attend Evensong, breakfast, or access certain gardens. I plan to rent rooms here again if I ever return to Oxford. Highly recommend.
Mr Stephan R

Porter and breakfast staff very helpful, beautiful surroundings
Mr Ian H

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Christ Church College Oxford. We would stay again if possible and would recommend others to do the same.
Mr Raymond G

A fabulous experience and a privilege to stay at the college. The staff deserve a particular mention for their friendly and helpful manner. Would have no hesitation to stay there again, and would strongly recommend colleagues and friends also stay at the college if on a visit to Oxford when rooms are available out of term time.
Mr John M

Overall a very enjoyable experience, and particularly appreciated an ensuite room overlooking the Meadows.
Mr Geoffrey P

Very friendly service; very cosy, spacious and clean room; nice breakfast in the beautiful Hall of Christ Church college. An unforgettable experience.
Ms Veerle W

Thank you for a special stay !
Mrs Sue D

As ever, really enjoyable stay in beautiful surroundings
Mr Scott G

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.