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 car parking
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18
  • Historic Property


  • 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. We warmly welcome visitors during 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 in every room, however we have a wifi hotspot on site, for which you will receive the a login code on arrival.

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

For ensuite rooms breakfast is provided in our Medieval Dining Hall; for non-ensuite rooms 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

Though the accommodation is not situated in the main College grounds, all guests 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.

Lincoln is a 15-20 minute walk from the train station, and a 10-15 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.

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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, October 2014: We expected a dorm room and this is what we got. Clean, comfortable and value for money. 4/5

, October 2014: J'ai adoré mon séjour à Oxford incluant le logement dans la chambre d'étudiant. Seule remarque, l'éclairage était déficient; il manquait des ampoules dans les luminaires. 4/5

, October 2014: Basic room, reasonably priced for Oxford. The instruction given by staff to the room wasn't clear. It took us a while to find the room. I suggest you print out the instruction clearly for guests' easy reference. 3/5

, September 2014: I enjoyed my couple of nights at Lincoln. An especial thanks to Lucy Tarrant for her courtesy and help. 4/5

, September 2014: Wonderful location, right in central oxford, excellent value, simple but quiet room. 5/5

, September 2014: Excellent accommodation, thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lincoln College. Will use the service again if I am fortunate enough to be able to return to Oxford. 5/5

, September 2014: Far Better than expected, nothing else to say 5/5

, September 2014: We had been to Oxford several times before, but this time we enjoyed it most by staying in college accommodation. The staff at Lincoln College were so kind & helpful. We are telling our friends & students in China & Japan, & already looking forward to revisiting Oxford now! 1/5

, September 2014: perfect location 4/5

, September 2014: Our Lincoln college room was a fantastic central location with a view of the university church tower (and part of the radliffe camera). It was a nice clean room and bathroom - an excellent value place to stay. 5/5

, July 2014: Excellent value in the heart of Oxford. 5/5

, July 2014: The room is very clean and tidy. However it is quite noisy in the morning. 4/5

, April 2014: Nice atmosphere, people very nice and helpful! Big Thanx! 4/5

, March 2014: Overall experience was excellent. Staff particularly pleasant & helpful. Lack of wifi or of any connectivity in the college, disappointing. I had to change flights etc unexpectedly due to illness & had to leave college several times to get access to Internet. Despite that, I hope to return next year 5/5

, March 2014: Good, clean room, helpful staff especially catering staff, and a good value for money. 5/5

, March 2014: Very enjoyable visit! 5/5

, March 2014: My choice was a vey good one. The accommodation was very central, and convenient for the Literary Festival. I would use these services again at any future date. 4/5

, March 2014: Bland bedroom, as expected but adequate and immaculately clean. Surprisingly quiet too. Breakfast a little confusing for the first time visitor, but good quality food. I particularly enjoyed being centrally located, in walking distance to so many museums and places of interest. I will certainly recommend this experience to my friends and will myself look forward to being able to come again. 4/5

, October 2013: Excellent service, very nice pleasant helpful staff and perfect accomodation. Thankyou 5/5

, September 2013: Room was clean. Nice to have coffee/tea/kettle but would have been helpful to have more milk. Overall really good stay :-) 4/5

, September 2013: This large, plain, unluxurious but comfortable room had large windows overlooking the Turl and had a view of the spire of the University church. It was wonderful to be in the centre of Oxford with the Turl Street Kitchen just down the road for breakfast. I can't rate the room as excellent because it was far from luxurious but that wasn't important to me and it was amazingly good for the price. The desk in front of the window WAS important as I'm a writer. I will almost certainly want to stay there again and would hope for the same room next time. 5/5

, September 2013: Situated in the city centre, Lincoln College is very close to all facilities (libraries, shops, supermarket). The room is clean and spacious. Good choice! 4/5

, September 2013: It is a great place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing location. 5/5

, September 2013: Clean,tidy and secure. Excellent location for sightseeing,cafes,shops,pubs and only 10 mins walk from railway station.Lacks any smoking facilities and would be nice if the check-out could be extended from 10am to midday but then i'm a lazy so-and-so when on holiday.Would stay here again. 5/5

, August 2013: The room is very clean, the bed is very comfortable, I strongly recommend. 5/5

Miss Stephanie Keys, August 2013: I enjoyed my stay IMMENSELY! I didn't want to leave. I loved the location, the room, the city - the whole experience. I hope to return to study at Oxford University someday. My ONLY complaint is that the toilet near my room was without toilet paper for three days, and I kept forgetting to mention it to the lodge when I went out for the day. 5/5

Mrs Alyce Macey, August 2013: Good accommodation, beds were very comfortable, some surfaces could have done with a wipe. Very secure premises, good having a room facing the street, shared bathrooms very clean. Great service checking in and out and being able to leave our bags for the day. 4/5

Ms Joanna Williamson, August 2013: Room was basic, but comfortable and full of character. The beds and bedding were very comfortable, and the provided linen and tea/coffee facilities were very good and very welcome. An excellent value stay in central Oxford. 4/5

Mrs Brenda Cole, August 2013: Comfortable room. Staff at the Lodge were friendly and helpful. Tea and coffee facilities useful. Nice to have a fridge. 4/5

Miss Rebekah Mahon, August 2013: The staff were extremely kind and helpful! And my room was spacious, had everything I needed and the provision of a tea making facilities and some buscuits was very much appreciated. The bed and pillows were very comfortable - this is always something I worry about as I get headaches very easily from poor pillows and as I was at a very demanding conference I really needed a good night's sleep, I was very happy that I was able to sleep well! The room was in a central location and was excellent value for money. I would certainly stay there again! Many thanks! 5/5

Mrs Rebecca Brown, August 2013: Excellent service at Lincoln as usual. Standard of rooms in the Turl Street 'annex' was very good indeed - one of the best I've stayed in in Oxford colleges. 5/5

Miss Felicity Pilkington, July 2013: Helpful and friendly porters did their best to accommodate my awkward request to get into the room early and looked after my bags after i'd checked out. Would definitely recommend. 5/5

Ms Leah Hubinger, July 2013: wonderful! Easy check-in, check-out! Great price! 5/5

Ms BEVERLEY JACOBSON, April 2013: It was magical to stay in the Lincoln College rooms over the Easter weekend. Being older and used to staying in hotels this was a wonderfully unique experience. Room was clean, warm and comfortable and nice to have tea making facilities. Having never lived in the UK nor been to university, I found the history of Oxford and the knowledge that this history is ongoing in the modern era awesome. I also feel a bond to Lincoln College now. The Porters were wonderful and I was also given the opportunity to visit the church. Breakfast in the Great Hall was right out of Harry Potter or perhaps I should say, I also gleamed a better understanding of the worlds of authors J.K.Rowling and particularly Lewis Carroll with all the tunnels and quadrangles. As I said, a Magical experience which I thank you for and look forward to having the opportunity to repeat! 5/5

Mrs Shirley Hulley, April 2013: Thank you for a wonderful overnight stay. Everyone we met was very helpful, especially the waitress at breakfast and the porter on duty in the afternoon. I wouldn't hesitate to book again 5/5

Mrs Pascale Brillet-Dubois, April 2013: I came to work but staying at Lincoln college made it a very enjoyable experience. The room and the college were charming, the staff very friendly. Nice, generous breakfast. The college is ideally located. Only two qualifications: I personnally did not mind climbing the steps to the room, but I do not remember being warned about it. The only annoying thing was that, though the website indicated that an internet connection was available through Ethernet, it was blocked after 36 or 48h. Can't do without it nowadays! 5/5

Ms Carolina Re, April 2013: Professional, warm, competent front desk staff, very helpful. Excellent quality sheets, towels, pillows, mattress topper...soaps were very nice too. Excellent experience in the dining hall for breakfast, professional staff, very helpful. Great location. 5/5

Miss Emily Pegues, April 2013: Thank you for a very pleasant, perfect stay. I adored my room with its spectacular view of Radcliffe Camera! All the staff were lovely and everything was simply and efficiently arranged, and I enjoyed breakfasting beneath the gaze of all the 17th c. portraits. I look forward to returning to Lincoln College on my next visit to Oxford. 5/5

Mrs Catharine Jalil, April 2013: Will come again! 5/5

Mrs Vanina Kopp, April 2013: great service for breakfast and dinner, and just wonderful location in the middle of Oxford 5/5

Mr Sean Bourke, April 2013: I had a very pleasant stay, staff (both at porter's gate and in kitchens) were friendly and very helpful, and I certainly plan to return. 5/5

Mrs Laura Scurlock-Evans, April 2013: All the staff I met were extremely friendly and helpful. I had a highly enjoyable stay - thank you! 5/5

Dr Eamon Armstrong, April 2013: Wonderful experience and way to see Oxford 5/5

Prof Thomas Weiss, March 2013: These were very good accommodations for the price. I jwould definitely return to Lincoln if I am in the area. 4/5

Mr Clive Chappe, March 2013: We enjoyed our stay in your historic College. Every one was very helpful and polite, and we would certainly stay again. 4/5

Dr Adrial Walton, March 2013: Excellent helpful and friendly service from porters. 4/5

Mr Charles Wright, March 2013: Would have loved to have got closer to Chapel window, also could an explanation of the windows be somewhere to read. Loved the wonderful green lawn. Despite the snow room was warm. Staff in dining room very quick to clear away. 4/5

Mr James Filer, March 2013: a delightful experience, staff most helpful, college beautiful. 5/5

Mr Neil Johnstone, March 2013: Excellent as usual 5/5

Mrs Delia Born, March 2013: I was made to feel very welcome. The room was very clean and the location very quiet despite being in the centre of Oxford. Have already started recommending it to friends. Would have appreciated a bedside light. 4/5

Mrs Laura Hall, March 2013: Wonderful stay, great staff who were very helpful and friendly. 5/5

Ms Deirdre Donaghy, March 2013: Please note that the answer to 'standard of breakfast' is really 'no comment' as I chose not to have breakfast so therefore cannot say. I very much enjoyed my stay and found everyone very friendly and helpful. Accommodation was basic but clean and good value for money, and it was great to be able to stay in a historic building. 4/5

Mrs Sheila Francis, March 2013: I really enjoyed my stay at Lincoln College. 5/5

Dr Graeme Doran, March 2013: No-nonsense, hands off approach is perfect. Room is as expected for the price, but still good value for Oxford. Check out times could be later though. 4/5

Dr Jane Bennett-Powell, March 2013: Great location, superb view. Would have liked Wifi, even paid-for. Overall, lovely. 4/5

Mr Garrie Pond, March 2013: A very pleasant stay in a great central Oxford location at a good price. Porter welcoming and helpful room good with ensuite .Breakfast excellent and staff polite and attentive. A great opportunity to stay in a historic university college . 5/5

Dr Rita Horvath, March 2013: I liked the atmosphere of the College very much! 5/5

Mrs S M Ross, April 2012: Really loved staying in an old part of an Oxford college. All staff really helpful. As the weather was chilly a proper duvet would have been appreciated (or wool blankets). Would definitely book again. 4/5

Mme. Françoise Françoise Henry, April 2012: l'accueil a été parfait même mes lacunes en anglais n'ont pu perturber la courtoisie et la sollicitude de mes hôtes la chambre ,les sanitaires et la literie étaient parfaitement propres . Il a été donner une réponse courtoise et rapide a mes demandes de renseignements touristiques et culturels . merci pour cet agréable séjour . 5/5

Mrs Susan Darwent, April 2012: I had no difficulties with booking at the last minute, and found that there was a reasonable choice of college rooms available. Lincoln is in an excellent central position. Arriving in the dark created some difficulty - the college is not signposted, and the doorbell is not obvious to newcomers. The porter was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was basic but adequate: a bedside light would have been useful, as would a set of cutlery and more milk. A good overnight stay. 4/5

Mr Mark McCleery, April 2012: Lovely location and surroundings. Very good value and helpful, friendly staff. Will definitely be using again. 5/5

Mr Rich Tafel, April 2012: Really enjoyed the accommodations. Staff was kind and helpful. I got there very late at night and there's no marking on the door to know where to get in. Fortunately, an attentive front desk man spotted me on the camera and brought me in. Thanks, what a beautiful property. 5/5

Mrs gail andrews, March 2012: Lovely stay. Very helpful staff. Suggest mirror in the bedroom for ease of drying hair etc! Many thanks 4/5

Mr John Mills, March 2012: Fantastic rapport with the Porter; superb service despite late arrival. 5/5

Mr Michael Barker, April 2011: I enjoyed an exquisite stay; a most comfortable room in an beautiful college with an magnificent location in central Oxford. The staff were professional and friendly, and readily answered any queries that I had. The breakfast was superb, and I would be delighted to return to stay in Lincoln for further visits to Oxford. 5/5

Mrs Wendy Bilham, April 2011: Student accommodation is basic and this is what we got. The facilities were very good. Everyone knew what to do an the overall experience was good/excellent. 4/5

Mr Alexander Mitchell, March 2011: Overall I had an excellent stay in Lincoln College. I was warmly welcomed by the porter who was very helpful with any queries I had. The standard of the room was excellent and the view from my window was superb. I had an excellent night's sleep and the breakfast in the morning was of a high standard. In summary, I would happily return for another night's stay in Lincoln College. 5/5

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