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Top Cambridge Historic Hotels

Lux Living Apartments - Alpha Apartments
4 out of 5
9 Alpha Road, Cambridge, England
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4.7/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Nice and clean in great location.

"Perfect location, clean, and quiet. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2019

Lux Living Apartments - Alpha Apartments
Gonville Hotel
4 out of 5
Gonville Place, Cambridge, England
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The price is £135 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (832 reviews)

"We liked the beautiful position overlooking the park and the short walk into the city centre. The hotel is tastefully decorated and the bedrooms are large with lovely bathroom and shower. There is a pillow menu if you wish to use it.The car parking is a real bonus. Breakfasts are served in the beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Gonville Hotel
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
4 out of 5
Downing Street, Cambridge, England
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The price is £138 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)

"Excellent location and customer service, good selection of breakfast, spacious and neat rooms. Friendly staff and atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Home From Home Guest House
4 out of 5
78 Milton Road, Cambridge, England
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4.4/5Excellent! (191 reviews)
Certainty is a Home From Home.

"Vince came and met us upon arrival, we were very early but parked the car no problem and were given the keys there and then. Really great customer service, the room was fantastic, clean and well presented. Breakfast was great too, a wide choice of food all fresh and cooked to order. Would highly ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Home From Home Guest House
The John Barleycorn Inn
4 out of 5
Moorfield Road, Duxford, Cambridge, England
The price is £75 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (398 reviews)

"Really lovely place to stay. Everyone so friendly. Great food. Lovely rooms. Will definitely visit again."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

The John Barleycorn Inn
Hotel Felix
4 out of 5
Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (462 reviews)
Felix review

"Hotel was lovely.. shower head wouldnt stay up so couldnt shower. Staff were a bit slow but would definitely stay here agai"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Hotel Felix
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, England
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The price is £148 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (506 reviews)

"Hotel was I impressive, very close to the historic centre and restaurants and the gym was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Rectory Farm
3 out of 5
Madingley Road, Cambridge, England
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The price is £60 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (645 reviews)

"Liked the price - good value for money. Nice setting. Convenient for Park and Ride and Motorways. Beautifully decorated. Would be useful if they could do evening meals. Bar room/lounge area in old house was freezing cold in the evening and not conducive to staying there. Don't know why parking charged ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Rectory Farm
Anstey Hall
4 out of 5
Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge, England
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4.2/5Excellent! (318 reviews)

"Lovely hotel and lovely room. Very clean and staff very nice"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Anstey Hall
Christs College Cambridge
3 out of 5
St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England
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4.2/5Excellent! (396 reviews)

"Helpful and accommodating staff. Basic room, but perfectly acceptable for the price. Wonderfully central location. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

Christs College Cambridge
Madingley Hall
5 out of 5
Madingley, Cambridge, England
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The price is £85 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (335 reviews)

"We had a wonderful overnight stay at Madingley. It’s important to understand that it isn’t a hotel, it’s an educational centre and halls of residence. The rooms are functional and clean but not plush. The hall is beautiful and the grounds even better. We especially loved the walled garden. The hall ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Madingley Hall
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge
4 out of 5
15-19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, England
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The price is £139 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (391 reviews)

"nice hotel, good location, can walk into the centre easily. Small rooms but cosy."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
4 out of 5
Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge, England
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The price is £132 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (933 reviews)

"The location of the hotel is excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. What lets it down is the quality of the rooms. The twin room was poor with a srep in bath for shower, whereas the double room was much nicer. However, lights not working and no shower in double. After being offered ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Royal Cambridge Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, England
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3.3/5 (538 reviews)
Convenient Royal Cambridge

"The team at the hotel were very good, helpful and accommodating. Good parking facility. Walkable distance to town centre. Enjoyed the stay."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Royal Cambridge Hotel
Fenners Hotel
2 out of 5
144 - 146 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England
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3.1/5 (308 reviews)
Good for travelling

"It was well priced and adequate for an overnight stay"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Fenners Hotel
The Castle Cambridge
2.5 out of 5
37 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, England
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The price is £75 per night
2.1/5 (77 reviews)

"Staff was always there to help and the place was clean, though loud, because it’s above a bar - but I knew that before I confirmed my booking! So I would give them a good grade!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019

The Castle Cambridge
Florian House Apartments
Alpha Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Florian House Apartments
Cambridge Kingsley Apartments
15 Brook House, Kingsley Walk, Cambridge, Cambs
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Cambridge

Travelling can be more than just marking off a spot on the map, it can also be about taking in the culture and history of a region. One of the best ways to experience the culture of a new place is to absorb yourself in its history. Touring the region's landmarks or museums is a great start, but staying in a Cambridge historic hotel can send you back to the past. Pack your luggage (no need for a time machine) as your Cambridge landmark hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

Many of the traditional hotels in Cambridge transport you to a past era right from the start. With unique architectures and addresses in the centre of Cambridge, you'll soon understand what makes Cambridge renowned. Fortunately, you won't have to actually live in the past. While these hotels are historic, they have up-to-date amenities to help you take it easy on your stay. You'll notice your room outfitted with a cosy bed, loads of character, and just about anything you'll want for a wonderful trip.

After you've checked-in and had time to look around the historic hotel property, you can explore the well-known landmarks and art galleries to take in more of the area's culture. Cambridge boasts around 10 museums such as the Sedgwick Museum and the Cambridge Museum of Technology. There is also the Farmland Museum and the Cambridge & County Folk Museum. If you want more things to do in Cambridge, make sure to peruse through our review section. You'll find advice about where to go and what to see in this place.

Book a Cambridge Historic Hotel Today

Cambridge has 66 vintage hotels that possess the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous lodgings are where prominent poets may have stayed. You're certain to find a room with all the amenities and the rate you want. If you choose to stay in one of these Cambridge vintage hotels, reserve soon, or you could miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Cambridge?
A visit to the historical places in Cambridge is likely first on your sightseeing itinerary. You can admire the scenic riverfront and picturesque gardens during your visit. You can also take time at the university campus in this walkable area.
What's the best hotel in Cambridge to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Christs College Cambridge is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Church of St Mary the Great is a short walk away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Madingley Hall and Home From Home Guest House.
How many historical hotels are located in Cambridge?
In Cambridge, you’ll find 541 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 53 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights to visit in Cambridge?
Cambridge is notable for landmarks like Church of St Mary the Great, Bridge of Sighs and Anglesey Abbey. Cultural venues include Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Arts Theatre. In the area, you’ll also find Newmarket Racecourse and Audley End House.
What is a historic hotel like in Cambridge?
Historic hotels give guests a chance to stay in a building recognised with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as palaces, castles, stately homes or even lodges, pubs or skyscrapers — any building that’s been identified as being of special interest. These types of hotels in Cambridge usually retain original elements like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These are quite similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the architecture and building. Mainly heritage hotels draw meaning from the cultural value that the place has and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Cambridge have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the usual amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Cambridge, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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