Enjoy a real Oxford experience in the heart of the city.


Lincoln College is one of Oxford’s most attractive and intimate medieval colleges and warmly welcomes visitors during the holiday period. Bedrooms are situated on Turl Street, just opposite the main College entrance. All rooms come equipped with bed linen, towels and tea-and-coffee making facilities.

Rooms are serviced daily by your Scout (Housekeeping). The rooms are primarily student study-bedrooms, and whilst not being of hotel standard, they will be clean and comfortable for your stay. The Cloud Wifi available only.

History to the present day

Lincoln College was founded in 1427 by Richard Fleming, the Bishop of Lincoln. Lincoln's architecture is medieval stone and, unlike other Colleges, there is no modern annexe to distract from the 15th-century atmosphere. The library is located in the All Saints Church, an 18th-century church given to Lincoln in 1971. The Church tower gives a notable contribution to Oxford's skyline of Dreaming Spires. Lincoln was among the first of Oxford's Colleges to admit women students in the late 1970s. Lincoln's most distinguished Fellow was John Wesley, a Methodist reformer appointed in 1726. Other notable alumni include Edward Thomas, John Radcliffe, Lord Florey, John Le Carre and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is not provided, however tea and coffee-making facilities are provided in each room and there are numerous cafés, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.

Please refer to the room title when booking.

Grounds and gardens

All guests, regardless of which Lincoln accommodation you are staying in, are welcome to visit the College. The main site is built around three quads: Front Quad, Chapel Quad, and the Grove. Guests are invited to visit the College Chapel - Jacobean Gothic in style, the Chapel's windows feature painted glass by artist Abraham van Linge, the most important glass painter of 17th-century England.

Other facilities

Toiletries are provided in each room and hairdryers and irons may be borrowed from the Porters' Lodge.


17th century buildings

19th century buildings

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

Lincoln College, Oxford - Reviews


Based on 585 reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 3.9
Food 4.0
Website 4.3
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.2

Excellent service. Clean and welcoming.
Mr Joseph R

Turl Road is centrally located in the city centre. Room and facilities are good considering it is a student accommodation.
Dr Huiqi L

very nice staff and easy check in
Mr Shawn M

Top notch accommodation. Immaculate, excellent toiletries and towels. Fair trade refreshments. Couldn’t ask for better.
Dr Hilary M

Very pleasant stay in the centre of Oxford. Single room with ensuite bathroom was comfertable for me. I’ll come again to Lincoln College next time.
Miss corinne a

Lovely view, spectacular location, rooms warm, perfectly clean, cozy, nice clean bathroom. Small room but that suited me. Plenty of room for clothes and nice size desk.
Mrs julie h

Thank you for looking after an older solo female traveller in a safe and secure manner. I hope to book to go again soon.
Ms Helen B

Very satisfied with all aspects of my stay. Good booking procedure. good welcome from porter. excellent very clean room and bathroom. Great location on Museum Road.
Mr David D

Was very lovely. Felt safe and was convenient. Staff was very pleasant.
Miss Marie A

Great experience. The Lodge was wonderful for me, as being ever so close to the library. Will come back, for sure!
Dr Catherine H

Travel Info

Address: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX1 3DR, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:30 (11:30pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 05:00 (5:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

On arrival please report to the Porters' Lodge where you will be given your keys and directed to your room. The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, and it is possible to leave your luggage should you arrive before your accommodation is ready.

After 8pm the front gate may be shut. If this is so the Lodge gate is situated opposite the Oxfam bookshop on Turl Street. Please just ring the bell and the Duty Porter will welcome you.

For guests who have booked the Museum Road room type please ensure you refer to the Museum Road Lodge (OX1 3PX) to check in.

Lincoln is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the train station, and a 5 - 10 minute walk from the bus station. Turl Street can be accessed from both the High Street and Broad Street.

Due to Lincoln's very central location, we are unable to offer parking