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.
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.
Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 200 USD (ranges based on date selected)
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.
Address: Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LX, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 270 USD
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.
Address: Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2FB, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 289 USD
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 jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and exercise courses perfect for those traveling during the winter time.
The Varsity Hotel and Spa
Address: Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 350 USD
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 and Bistro
Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 253 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
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.
Cozy Flat in Cosmopolitan Area
Price: from 97 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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
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 and Guest Cottage
Price: from 103 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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 and Bright Single Next to the River
Price: from 43 USD
Number of Guests: 1
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
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.
Price: from 100 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
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.
Price: from 68 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
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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