Lincoln College, Oxford

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Lincoln College, Oxford

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


  • 17th century buildings
  • 19th century buildings
  • No parking onsite
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18
  • Historic Property


  • No Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Lincoln College, situated in the heart of the city, is one of Oxford’s most attractive and intimate medieval colleges. Warmly welcoming 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. Due to a policy implemented by the University of Oxford we are unable to offer an internet connection.

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.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DR, United Kingdom

 Check-in: From 2.00pm.    Check-out:  Before 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.

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

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation fee as percentage of booking value depending on when the booking is cancelled.
More than 14 days notice: 0 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 14 to 8 days: 25 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 7 to 1 days: 50 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Trying to cancel for same night (or if they don't show up): 100 % of booking value for night in question

More photos of Lincoln College, Oxford

Turl Street Chapel Lodge Chapel Quad Painted Glass Window The Grove The John Wesley Room View from Brasenose Lane (adjacent to Lincoln College)

Customer feedback

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, August 2017: Porter's Lodge staff were very helpful and efficient. Room was clean and comfortable. It would have been nice to be able to purchase wifi as none was available. 4/5

, July 2017: I was so pleased with my experience at Lincoln College. The gardens are beautiful, and the staff was very polite. It is located in an excellent central location as well. My bathroom was updated and modern. The painted glass windows and views from my room were incredible! I will never forget it, and I hope to stay there again someday! 5/5

, July 2017: Wonderful stay. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Staff were helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to stay here again. 5/5

, July 2017: Good basic accommodation, clean and central. 4/5

, July 2017: Great room clean comfortable,location brilliant Thank you 4/5

, July 2017: Location was great, the room was exactly what was promised, and everything was clean :) 5/5

, April 2017: Our good experience will be unforgettable . 4/5

, April 2017: Very convenient location and free from all the hassle associated with hotels and B&Bs. 4/5

, April 2017: Idiosyncratic, but totally acceptable, large, single room, with working en suite and very quiet. On the top floor, so a lot of stairs. Pity there was no breakfast offered (but coffee available in room). But it was sold with (No breakfast), so that's alright. I went to Brown's cafe for breakfast, all of about 50 yards from the front door. Terrific location right in the heart of Oxford 4/5

, April 2017: Interesting experience, had everything I needed 5/5

, April 2017: Basic accommodation but very clean, great location and excellent value. 4/5

, April 2017: Wonderful experience to be in this historical college. It was very peaceful and restful, perfectly located for the Literary Festival. Staff friendly and helpful 5/5

, September 2016: Our first experience of university accommodation,we can really recommend it. 5/5

, September 2016: Fantastic stay at Lincoln College. The room appeared to have been freshly painted and all linens were in great condition. Very quiet despite being in a very central location. Thanks for a great stay! 5/5

, September 2016: Excellent and very nice staff. Great location. Good value for money 4/5

, September 2016: The staff were very nice. 4/5

, September 2016: We pleasant well appointed rooms at a very good price. Most enjoyable. 5/5

, August 2016: Ideal for short stay 5/5

, August 2016: Porters friendly and helpful, stayed an extra night after graduation ceremony which had not not been booked and staff could not have been more helpful. 5/5

, April 2016: Loved this service. I am so pleased I found it and would both recommend it to others and use it again. 5/5

, March 2016: Porters lodge staff very helpful indeed. We arrived early, and my wife was nit well with an ear infection. They found us a room immediately, about 2.5 hours before official check in time. The librarian also took us round the library, which is not usually open to the public. 5/5

, September 2015: The ensuite and room were great, but the mattress on teh bed was extremely uncomfortable, in fact I now have a really bad sore back more than a day after sleeping on it....and I don't suffer from back problems at all 4/5

, August 2015: we were very happy with our stay at Lincoln College 5/5

, August 2015: 5/5

, August 2015: 4/5

Ms Juliane H, August 2015: It’s a students accommodation. Quite big and really clean, beds were (as expected) not brilliant but all in all a great experience :))) Love Oxford 4/5

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