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The Bocardo Hotel
The Bocardo Hotel
4.0 out of 5.00.1 mi from Carfax Tower
4.1/5 (87 reviews)
£144/ night for 2 guests

Excellent comfortable place to stay if you don’t mind stairs!

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2019
Museum Hotel Oxford
Museum Hotel Oxford
4.0 out of 5.076 yd from Carfax Tower
4.0/5 (34 reviews)
£142/ night for 2 guests

It was centrally located and convenient. The system of entry using electronic codes made for an easy arrival.

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2019
Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0169 yd from Carfax Tower
4.3/5 (283 reviews)
£179/ night for 2 guests

The property was one block off the main street. Made everything very walk-able. the room was small but the bathroom made up for it, well done. We arrived early and the Hotel checked our bags while we walked the city. I would recommend this Hotel.

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2019
George Street Hotel
George Street Hotel
3.5 out of 5.00.1 mi from Carfax Tower
Free cancellation
4.2/5 (153 reviews)
£158/ night for 2 guests

Thanks they cared about my feelings, gave me a discount for second night stay

Reviewed on 28 May 2019
Malmaison Oxford
Malmaison Oxford
4.0 out of 5.046 yd from Carfax Tower
4.3/5 (951 reviews)
£194/ night for 2 guests

Good location, original concept, good food, very calm.

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2019
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
5.0 out of 5.00.2 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0/5 (1402 reviews)
£207/ night for 2 guests

The staff was very welcoming. Check in was courteous and efficient

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2019
Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel
4.5 out of 5.0104 yd from Carfax Tower
4.7/5 (539 reviews)
£310/ night for 2 guests

Great location. Good sized room and relatively quiet.

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2019
George Oxford Hotel
George Oxford Hotel
2.5 out of 5.00.1 mi from Carfax Tower
3.0/5 (64 reviews)
£105/ night for 2 guests

They allow you to store your luggage at the reception before you check in or after you check out (until midnight).

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2019
The Head of the River
The Head of the River
4.0 out of 5.00.4 mi from Carfax Tower
4.2/5 (305 reviews)
£135/ night for 2 guests

Wonderful location on the river with very pleasant if crowded outdoor patio. Room small; no elevators. Staff very nice. Full breakfast!

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2019

Pocket Guide: Carfax Tower 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.