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This 17th-century guest house is an historical building on a quiet, traditional street.

It is in Oxford city centre, surrounded by Oxford University colleges, a 2-minute walk from all the shops.

The Tower House has charming old features, such as wooden ceiling beams.

The rooms are decorated and furnished to match the building's history and style. There are also modern touches, like tea/coffee, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV (with Freeview).

The deluxe rooms were once a tower that formed part of the medieval city walls, which gives the building the name Tower House.

The owners are not always on site; you must state your expected arrival time when booking.

This is our guests' favourite part of Oxford, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Tower House Guest House has been welcoming guests since 23 Feb 2008.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Oxford, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8


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Property questions and answers
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  • Hey. Where can I park near you and how Much does it cost over night?
    Hi You can park in West gate shopping centre, it's only few mins walk from the guesthouse. I think it is around £4 for the night.
    Answered on 6 July 2021
  • where is the best place to park
    We recommend using the Westgate Oxford shopping centre car park as it has the best rates in the city centre and is approximately a 10 minute walk thro..
    Answered on 20 December 2019
  • Where is the nearest parking?
    You can park in westgate shopping centre.
    Answered on 31 July 2021
  • hello , do you have luggage storage for bag drop off before check in and after check out? thank you
    Yes you can leave them in the reception room
    Answered on 27 December 2021
  • Hi is there parking? We are 4 adults wishing for accommodation to attend a wedding at the Uni. 2 singles, 2 doubles…one guest partially immobile. Ta
    yes you can park in westgate shopping centre. Kind Regards
    Answered on 27 December 2021
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Host Information

Company review score: 8.3Based on 564 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Our hotel is manned between our check-in times of 3pm-11pm by one of two hotel managers, where you can usually find us working away down in the guest lounge or contacting us on the duty manager phone number. During the night, we have an emergency contact number available in the case of an unlikely emergency, so we are always on hand if you need us. We're a friendly bunch, and if you'd like any advice or questions answered, we're always happy to help!

Property information

With individually styled rooms in a 400 year old historic building, you can be sure of a good night's sleep in the comfort and security of a building in which our deluxe rooms belong to the original city walls built to defend Oxford's old historic boundaries. A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Tower House Hotel is a social businesses. Through our work, we support Student Hubs, our sister charity. Born right here in Oxford, Student Hubs supports students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other.

Neighbourhood information

Situated in Oxford city centre nestled amongst the college buildings of the University of Oxford, a few minutes from the nearby shops and theatres. Ten minutes walk from Christchurch College, Cathedral and gardens and the River Isis. Also close by are the Ashmolean Museum, the Natural History Museum incorporating the Pitt Rivers Museum which houses one of the country's foremost anthropological collections. The Westgate shopping centre is a few minutes walk away.

Language spoken

Property surroundings *
Facilities of Tower House Guest House
Most popular facilities
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Pub crawls
  • Mini golf
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Fitness
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Tower House Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 23:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash Tower House Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

When booking, you must give your expected arrival time. If you do not do this, the owners may not be at the house to let you in.

Please note some rooms may not be suitable for guests taller than 6-foot. Please reach out to the property after booking if this is the case.

Please inform Tower House Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Tower House Guest House

  • Tower House Guest House is 200 yards from the centre of Oxford.

  • Check-in at Tower House Guest House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Tower House Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Fitness
    • Pub crawls

  • Room options at Tower House Guest House include:

    • Double

  • The prices at Tower House Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.