Top Trending Hotels Near Carfax Tower

See all 104 Hotels near Carfax Tower
Nectar Logo

Get 200 Nectar points when you book your hotel

Simply enter your Nectar card number when prompted. Your points will be credited 30 days after you return from your trip.

Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford

Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

£59
avg/night
Malmaison Oxford
Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church Colleg …

£95
avg/night
Oxford Spires Hotel
Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Oxford, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£104
avg/night
Oxford Abingdon Hotel
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1TZ

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and 1.3 mi …

£69
avg/night
De Vere Oxford Thames
De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and 3 mi (4.8 km) from South Park. Oxfor …

£105
avg/night
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kellogg College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

£95
avg/night
Ramada Oxford
Ramada Oxford

Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford OX33 ILJ

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Wheatley, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sheldonian Theatre an …

£45
avg/night
Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel

20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford OX1 2EB

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Peter's College, Exeter College, and Covered Market …

£140
avg/night
The Oxford Belfry - QHotels
The Oxford Belfry - QHotels

Milton Common, Thame OX9 2JW

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Milton Common, this spa hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Headington …

£102
avg/night
Macdonald Bear Hotel
Macdonald Bear Hotel

Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Woodstock, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxfordshire Museum and Blenheim Palace.

£97
avg/night
Hide content

Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre Carfax Tower Hotels

The rolling hills and winding river valleys of Oxfordshire make up some of the most attractive countryside in England. This verdant landscape is sprinkled with traditional, picture-perfect villages that date from Norman times and beyond, and cities such as Oxford are hotbeds of history and culture. As well as the great variety of outdoor activities on offer here, guests of Oxfordshire hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can explore the riches of the Oxford colleges and many other national treasures, including Carfax Tower in the centre of Oxford.

Carfax Tower from Oxfordshire Hotels

At the junction of the High Street, Queen, Cornmarket and St. Aldgate's you'll find this magnificent old tower, a real piece of living history that dates back to the 13th century. The name, like so many other place names in the south of England, comes from the French, in this case for 'crossroads' (carrefour). For visitors making a tour of the older parts of Oxford the tower provides them with an easily recognisable and visible reference point as they negotiate the narrow, winding alleyways.

Oxfordshire Hotels and Carfax Tower

The tower was not actually built as a standalone structure but is all that is left of a church which once stood on the same spot, the Church of St Martin's, erected in the 13th century. If you want a really brilliant panoramic view across Oxford and beyond to the surrounding countryside, climb Carfax Tower's inner staircase to the battlements 74 feet above you, if you have the stamina!

It's easy to identify directions and get your bearings from the clock on the tower, as it occupies the east face. It's not the original clock from the church but a replica, and every quarter hour mechanical figures (quarterboys) bang out the time. It's easy to find Carfax Tower as it's in the middle of the city and conveniently reached from local Oxfordshire hotels such as The Tower House on Shop Street or The Buttery on Broad Street. The tower is open throughout the year and there is a small charge to get in. The opening hours are shorter during winter.

false