Enjoy a real Oxford experience in the heart of the city.


Lincoln College, situated in the heart of the city, is one of Oxford’s most attractive and intimate medieval colleges. Warmly welcoming visitors during the holiday period. Bedrooms are situated on Turl Street, just opposite the main College entrance. All rooms come equipped with bed linen, towels and tea-and-coffee making facilities.

Rooms are serviced daily by your Scout (Housekeeping). The rooms are primarily student study-bedrooms, and whilst not being of hotel standard, they will be clean and comfortable for your stay. Due to a policy implemented by the University of Oxford we are unable to offer an internet connection.

History to the present day

Lincoln College was founded in 1427 by Richard Fleming, the Bishop of Lincoln. Lincoln's architecture is medieval stone and, unlike other Colleges, there is no modern annexe to distract from the 15th-century atmosphere. The library is located in the All Saints Church, an 18th-century church given to Lincoln in 1971. The Church tower gives a notable contribution to Oxford's skyline of Dreaming Spires. Lincoln was among the first of Oxford's Colleges to admit women students in the late 1970s. Lincoln's most distinguished Fellow was John Wesley, a Methodist reformer appointed in 1726. Other notable alumni include Edward Thomas, John Radcliffe, Lord Florey, John Le Carre and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is not provided,  however tea and coffee-making facilities are provided in each room and there are numerous cafés, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.

Please refer to the room title when booking.

Grounds and gardens

All guests, regardless of which Lincoln accommodation you are staying in, are welcome to visit the College. The main site is built around three quads: Front Quad, Chapel Quad, and the Grove. Guests are invited to visit the College Chapel - Jacobean Gothic in style, the Chapel's windows feature painted glass by artist Abraham van Linge, the most important glass painter of 17th-century England.

Other facilities

Toiletries are provided in each room and hairdryers and irons may be borrowed from the Porters' Lodge.


17th century buildings

19th century buildings

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Historic Property


No Internet access

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 21


Based on 508 Reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 3.9
Website 4.3
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.2

Thank you for looking after an older solo female traveller in a safe and secure manner. I hope to book to go again soon.
Ms Helen B

Very satisfied with all aspects of my stay. Good booking procedure. good welcome from porter. excellent very clean room and bathroom. Great location on Museum Road.
Mr David D

Was very lovely. Felt safe and was convenient. Staff was very pleasant.
Miss Marie A

Great experience. The Lodge was wonderful for me, as being ever so close to the library. Will come back, for sure!
Dr Catherine H

I will come back to Oxford. Because I love Lincoln College!!
Mr Hiroshi O

Porter's Lodge staff were very helpful and efficient. Room was clean and comfortable. It would have been nice to be able to purchase wifi as none was available.
Dr Linda W

I was so pleased with my experience at Lincoln College. The gardens are beautiful, and the staff was very polite. It is located in an excellent central location as well. My bathroom was updated and modern. The painted glass windows and views from my room were incredible! I will never forget it, and I hope to stay there again someday!
Mrs Jane S

Wonderful stay. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Staff were helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
Mrs Erika K

Good basic accommodation, clean and central.
Mrs Lindsey A

Great room clean comfortable,location brilliant Thank you
Mrs Jayne T

Travel Info

Address: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DR, United Kingdom

 Check-in: From 2.00pm.    Check-out:  Before 10.00am.

On arrival please report to the Porters' Lodge where you will be given your keys and directed to your room. The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, and it is possible to leave your luggage should you arrive before your accommodation is ready.

For guests who have booked the Museum Road room type please ensure you refer to the Museum Road Lodge (OX1 3PX) to check in.

Lincoln is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the train station, and a 5 - 10 minute walk from the bus station. Turl Street can be accessed from both the High Street and Broad Street.

Due to Lincoln's very central location, we are unable to offer parking