15 Best Places To Stay In Charming Cambridge, England - Updated 2021

places to stay in cambridge

From the top hotels to highly-rated Airbnb vacation rentals, we got you covered for the best places to stay in Cambridge, UK.

This university town is filled with historic architecture, beautiful scenery, bustling markets, and an ambience that will make you feel like you are in a real life Hogwarts. Stay close to all this city has to offer with these select hotels and vacation rentals offering the best atmosphere, food and location to make your stay in Cambridge picture perfect.

Keep scrolling down for a wide array of accommodation options, including a great selection of colleges offering unique and inexpensive B&B-style stays.

1. Gonville Hotel (from USD 265)

Only a five-minute walk from the city center, this hotel is all about location. The convenience factor and free parking have guests from all over the world flocking to this place. Enjoy afternoon tea and delicious British style food before embarking on your daily adventures around town. For those who love to take lazy days on their vacation, each room is equipped with iPads that allow guests to order room service virtually. The comfy modern rooms might make it impossible to get up in the mornings.

Gonville Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Gonville Place
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Newspapers

2. Tamburlaine (from USD 239)

Book nerds rejoice! This hotel’s two story lobby is all the rave with a beautiful staircase that coils down to an antique library. Relax and read a book to get a preview of that library scene Cambridge is known for. Close to the railway station and a botanic garden, this hotel gives an atmosphere similar to that on postcards. Guests love stopping by the cocktail bar at the end of the day to order unique drinks and experience the bar’s horseshoe shape.

Clayton Hotel Cambridge

Wifi Available

Address: Station Road
Accommodates: 3

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Breakfast in the room

3. The Varsity Hotel and Spa (from USD 217)

Positioned in the middle of all the famous Cambridge Colleges lies this lavish four star hotel. The rustic interior and five-star staff give guests quite the bang for their buck. The spa includes a nice hot tub, steam room, sauna and exercise courses perfect for those traveling during the winter time.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Thompson's Lane
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

4. Hotel du Vin and Bistro (from USD 319)

Stay in this boutique hotel with a French bistro attached, for those who want something besides British food. The restaurant has lovely cellar rooms for a great atmosphere mixed with delicious cuisine and drinks. Get the true British experience with the style of the hotel and rooms. Enjoy their lovely terrace and convenience factor with its amazing location to the city.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge

Wifi Available

Address: Trumpington Street
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Newspapers Terrace

5. A Victorian house with a terrace (from 82 USD)

For those who want a more home style stay, this is the perfect place to be! This quaint Victorian Villa is filled with lots of character. The Airbnb listing is a one bedroom house with a lovely small roof garden and is next to the popular Mill Road. Guests love how it is comfortable, clean and cozy.

Victorian house with terrace

Price: from 82 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. A City Bedroom and En-suite (from 66 USD)

Spend the night in this 1920’s house with a beautiful garden. Located in the historical region of Cambridge, guests love its convenience. The host is very accommodating and the bedroom and interior is comfortable and relaxing. After those long strolls around the city it’s nice to come back to this place for a relaxing and quiet evening.

City Bedroom and En-suite

Price: from 66 USD

Number of Guests: 2

7. Boutique Garden and Guest Cottage (from USD 115)

If you want a truly English experience there is no better way then staying in a quaint cottage. The bright and airy accommodation provides guests a great stay with the opportunity to be nearby major Cambridge sites. Have the perfect weekend trip at this Airbnb, that can have up to 4 guests! Also included are breakfast items and tea and coffee in this sweet deal.

Boutique Garden Guest Cottage Cambridge CB4 2AW UK
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
193 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hannah's cozy cottage is a wonderful place
a beautiful little chalet with all amenities needed for a comfortable stay
the tea coffee and amazing bread for breakfast was a nice touch
there's bags of room downstairs and a wonderful light and airy bedroom upstairs with a very comfortable bed
hannah''s cottage was cozy and relaxing- a great place to unwind after seeing the sights in cambridge
very clean and comfortable
actually everything was very clean and cozy
fresh towels and bed sheets - all very clean
the place is clean and comfortable
spotlessly clean and generally well equipped
hannah is a great host
host was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions i had
great place and a great host
hannah was so welcoming and friendly
hannah was a wonderful friendly host
perfect location within walking distance of central town
good location near to city accessible on foot or bus
lovely cottage close to cambridge center
around 25-30 min walk to town but nice walk down the river and through the park
great welcome and good location for us
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8. West Court (Jesus College) (from 78 USD)

Located in the center of Cambridge, you can book a stay in West Court (Jesus College) where you can choose between luxury standard and ensuite bedrooms. This accommodation offers hotel-like services, where each room includes WiFi, a flat-screen TV and complimentary toiletries. Your stay also includes a complimentary breakfast. If you’re driving into the city, you’ll be pleased to know that parking is available at an additional price.

West Court (Jesus College)

Price: from 78 USD

9. Westminster College (from 100 USD)

Whether you’re visiting as a tourist or on business, Westminster College is an ideal accommodation for you. Located in the heart of the city, you’ll be less than a five minutes’ walk from all major attractions. Various types of rooms are on offer, be sure to check the link below for availability of each room. A full English or continental buffet breakfast is included in your stay, however, if you’d prefer something else, there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

Westminster College

Price: from 100 USD

10. Sidney Sussex College (from 65 USD)

If you’re looking for something simple, book a stay in Sidney Sussex College, where both ensuite and bedrooms with shared bathrooms are available. Breakfast is included in the rates, and group dinners can be arranged if you let them know in advance. WiFi is included, and toiletries are provided in each room.

Sidney Sussex College

Price: from 65 USD

11. Churchill College (from 68 USD)

Churchill College is located just a 10 minutes’ walk from the city center and offers both ensuite and standard rooms with shared bathrooms. Free onsite parking is available, but it is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. While breakfast is complimentary with your stay, you can still use the dining hall or Buttery for lunch and dinner and pay with cash.

Churchill College

Price: from 68 USD

12. St Catharine's College (from 72 USD)

Both ensuite and standard rooms (shared bathrooms) are available at St Catherine’s College. A hearty English breakfast is complimentary with your stay, and you can enjoy it in the college’s Great Hall. Please note that the minimum age for this accommodation is 16.

St Catharine's College

Price: from 72 USD

13. Hotel Felix (from USD 146)

This hotel is settled in a Victorian Villa that brings that Cambridge charm straight to your hotel. Packed with its own award-winning restaurant, guests don’t have to venture far to get their taste of extravagant food. Guests love the spacious rooms, rainfall showers, and welcoming first-class staff. Come here to feel like a Victorian age noblemen and enjoy the royal service.

Hotel Felix

Address: Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road

14. Small and Bright Single Next to the River

Stay in one of the best locations in this cute Edwardian house. The place is a single room in a shared house with access to a large and lovely kitchen as well as complimentary breakfast. The room is small but perfect for single guests wanting a host to help them navigate the city. Enjoy this Bed and Breakfast type charm!

Small, bright Single close to river
Cambridge, United Kingdom
292 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the availability of coffee tea and breakfast are a nice touch and make it more homey
nice room with view over large lawn with beautifully maintained border
the room is comfy good wifi breakfast foods are kept stocked up and it’s easy to park
nice room with lots of thoughtful touches
the room was as described and i slept very well in it
she takes care of the details very clean room and comfortable bed
the room was clean and very comfortable
the room was however below my tastes for cleanliness and warmth
glo keeps a very clean house and is welcoming warm and if i may say so interesting
the house is clean and quiet with good access into town via the numerous bike paths
friendly and helpful host
glo is a lovely host and she has a lovely home
lovely warm welcome questions and lively home garden and host
glo's home is lovely and she is a marvelous host
glo is an amazing host
excellent location and accommodation
located just a few minutes walk from the cam river and the jesus green the location is perfect
glo's beautiful home is located in a quiet street near the city centre
an ideal place to stay quiet and comfortable but very close to the city centre
brilliant location and terrific host
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15. A Cozy Flat in a Cosmopolitan Area

This Airbnb option has a cute exterior with a lot to offer for the price! It is a one bedroom flat with two beds inside and can accommodate 4 guests. Just like the previous Airbnb mentioned, this one is also right next to the must-see Mill Road. The flat comes with a nice outdoor patio and is in walking distance of many popular destinations. Guests love the hosts for their hospitality and effort to make them have a comfortable stay.

Cosy flat in a cosmopolitan area
Cambridge, United Kingdom
248 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large comfy bed in bedroom and sofa bed in sitting room v easy to make up
great coffee and breakfast at hot numbers across the street
the sofa bed was very comfortable and i slept well
hot shower and proper coffee is offered no breakfast offered but a lovely bakery is around the corner
cozy flat with ease to restaurants and coffee
very clean and extremely comfortable bed
very comfy bed lovely clean linen and towels
clean easy in/out access
this is a lovely comfortable clean place
the bathroom is minuscule but everything clean and works
attentive and very responsive hosts
thank you being a great host
thank you for being such great hosts
the hosts were very responsive and helpful too
jules was vey responsive and accommodating to my requests
great location walking distance to most sights
great location and extremely quiet
great location just off mill road; very convenient to train station and only 20 minute walk to city centre
great location with lots nearby and central town an easy walk
and a great location
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Location, location, location!

The ideal accommodations are the places that are close to the city center. This way you and your fellow guests can take easy strolls to gorgeous areas around the town and make your whole experience more convenient. With these close hotels and Airbnbs, everything is either a walk, bike ride or bus ride away!

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