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In picturesque Woodstock, just 20 minutes’ drive from Oxford center, Macdonald Bear Hotel offers a restaurant. Set in a 13th-century inn, the rooms have period features.

The traditional bedrooms at The Bear Hotel have been home to royals and film stars, including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. All rooms have private bathrooms, satellite TVs, mini bars and bathrobes. All have antique furniture, and WiFi is accessible throughout.

With bare stone walls, open fires and exposed beams, the atmospheric restaurant at Macdonald Bear serves an innovative British menu using fresh, seasonal produce. The bar offers fine wines, malt whiskeys and real ales, and serves light lunches and snacks.

Just a mile from Blenheim Palace, Bear Hotel Macdonald is surrounded by Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside. Kirtlington Golf Club is a 10-minute drive away and The Wychwood Project is just 5 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Macdonald Bear Hotel has been welcoming guests since Aug 17, 2009
Hotel chain/brand: Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Private parking at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Macdonald Bear Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is there parking fir hotel guests and is it free?
    Good morning, Yes there is car parking available in the hotel. The car park charge is £10 per night, per vehicle. Kind regards, The Bear Team
    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Are there any Feature Doubles on lower floors
    Good morning, Yes, there are feature double rooms located on the ground floor. Kind regards, The Bear Team
    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Is there a fridge in each room
    Good morning, Thank you for your enquiry. Some of our rooms do not have a fridge in them. Kind regards, The Bear Team
    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Do you have an electric vehicle charger?
    Unfortunately we don't. The closest would be the Mini Cooper Dealership in Long Hanborugh or Kidlington Premiere Inn. Both roughly 15/20 minutes from ...
    Answered on March 22, 2022
  • Please do you have non feather pillows and duvets in your rooms as I am allergic? Thank you
    Hi there, If you make a reservation with us and leave a message or call us. We'll make sure Housekeeping will be informed of this and not put feathe...
    Answered on November 8, 2021
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, High tea

Amenities of Macdonald Bear Hotel
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Themed dinners
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 10 per day.
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Romanian
  • Chinese

House rules Macdonald Bear Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
£0 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Macdonald Bear Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The credit/debit card used to book a pre-paid rate must be presented to reception on arrival at the hotel. Please note that failure to do so will result in an alternative payment method being required.

Please note, some of the rooms and facilities at the property are accessed via uneven steps, which may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Pets are welcome for an additional charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night.

Please note that guests on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package will have a GBP 30 per person allowance to spend on food only.

Please note that the hotel doesn't accept any cash payments

When booking 7 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Macdonald Bear Hotel

  • Macdonald Bear Hotel is 650 feet from the center of Woodstock.

  • Macdonald Bear Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Themed dinners

  • Room options at Macdonald Bear Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Macdonald Bear Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Macdonald Bear Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Macdonald Bear Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Macdonald Bear Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant