19th century St Antony's is set in leafy north Oxford, just 10 minutes from the city centre and all major attractions


Situated in leafy North Oxford, yet only a 10 minute stroll from the city centre and all of Oxford's main attractions, St Antony's College is the most cosmopolitan of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relations, economics, politics and the history of particular parts of the world.

Originally consisting of just an ex Convent and the College Library - St Antony's has added to its buildings over the years, including a Student Accommodation block which houses all of the modern, single ensuite rooms which the College makes available to guests at certain times of the year.

Please note, the college is unable to accept bookings from Stag & Hen parties.

History to the present day

One of the newer of the colleges which form the collegiate University of Oxford, St Antony's was founded in 1948 through the benefaction of a successful French businessman - Antonin Besse - who, having made his fortune trading in and around the Middle East wished to use his wealth to establish an Oxford college where students from all around the globe could come to study the social, political and economic histories of different regions of the world.

Food and Drinks

Shared self catering kitchens near all bedrooms.

Rooms are on a room only basis unless specified.

Lunch and dinner may be available when the Dining Hall is open at an additional cost.

Grounds and gardens

Being one of the newer colleges of Oxford University, St Antony's does not have the more traditional "quad and cloisters" environment of many of the centuries-old colleges, but the College is set in pleasant, informally landscaped grounds and gardens, with large lawned areas and many trees. Guests are welcome to make use of the grounds for relaxation and contemplation.

Other facilities

All rooms have Internet access - there is some wireless access, restricted in some parts of the College, free use of open access email facility in the Hilda Besse building foyer.


19th century buildings

20th century buildings

No parking onsite

No smoking

Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Self-catering facilities

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Cooked breakfast (additional cost)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)

Picnic area

Nearby recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5


Based on 75 Reviews
Service 4.3
Rooms 3.8
Food 2.0
Website 4.3
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 4.1

Very clean room - and very comfortable bed.
Ms Sheila G

Nice modern architecture and facilities, generously set up room, clean and well maintained, very helpful staff. I felt very comfortable there. Thanks to the well set up kitchen, I was able to make myself breakfast there, which I liked a lot. By far the greatest college accommodation I ever had!
Dr Stephanie B

Very helpful porter, whilst there was no breakfast provided there was access to a well equipped kitchen.
Dr David M

Good size room with facilities. Easy walking distance to town.
Mrs Regina T

Breakfast not provided as part of the package.
Mrs Deborah H

enjoyed the stay the staff at St Antony,s were VERY helpful I shall use the website again THANK YOU. B R Franklin.
Mr Brain F

Didn't have breakfast
Miss Amelia B

Mrs Elizabeth R

Room was basic but clean and comfortable, which was what I expected of student accommodation. Porters both friendly and extremely helpful. Couldn't fault the service and would stay there again.
Mrs Pauline B

Travel Info

Address: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, OXFORD, Oxford, OX2 6JF, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2.00pm  Check Out: By 10.00am

On arrival in College you should call at the Porters' Lodge from where you will be directed to your room(s). The Lodge is open 24 hours, but if you are intending to arrive after 11.00pm please let the Lodge know in advance. You will find the telephone number on your booking confirmation receipt. 


Guests arriving by foot or by taxi will have no difficulty in finding the discreet entrance on the Woodstock Road, north of the city centre. By Rail: If arriving in Oxford at the railway station or either of the bus stations, the short (less than 5 minutes) taxi journey to the College is the recommended option.

By Bus: The bus from the Pear Tree Park and Ride - just off the A34 and the A40 Ring Road at Wolvercote - passes St Antony's front door: just ask the driver to drop you at St Antony's.