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1 room, 2 adults

Tower House

3-star3 stars
15 Ship Street, Oxford, ENG, OX1 3DA, United Kingdom

Guesthouse convenient for University of Oxford, aimed at LGBTQIA guests
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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  • A very enjoyable and relaxed stay. This is always my go-to accommodation whenever I…Dec 13, 2019
  • Great hotel in the centre of town with a superb breakfast at the cafe next door.Dec 9, 2019

Tower House

from £89
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

What’s around Tower House


  • In Oxford City Centre
  • University of Oxford - 1-minute walk
  • New Theatre Oxford - 3-minute walk
  • Bridge of Sighs - 4-minute walk
  • Bodleian Library - 5-minute walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 5-minute walk
  • Christ Church College - 7-minute walk
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History - 8-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 54-min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) 25-min drive
  • Oxford Station 12-min walk
  • Witney Hanborough Station 15-min drive
  • Witney Combs Station (Oxon) 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Working away
  • Computer station
Languages Spoken
  • English

Tower House’s small print

Also known as

  • Tower House Inn Oxford
  • Inn The Tower House
  • Tower House Inn
  • The Tower House
  • Tower House Oxford
  • Tower House Guesthouse
  • Tower House Guesthouse Oxford
  • Tower House Oxford
  • The Tower House
  • Tower House Oxford
  • Tower House Guesthouse
  • Tower House Guesthouse Oxford
  • Oxford The Tower House Inn
  • The Tower House Oxford
  • Tower House


This property caters to gay and/or lesbian guests.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Tower House

  • Does Tower House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tower House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Tower House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tower House?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Tower House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include King's Arms (3-min walk), Pint Shop (3-min walk) and Chiang Mai Kitchen (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 69 reviews

Poor 2.0
Theft from my room. Do not stay here
1. I left my room at 9 am and returned at 3 pm only to discover that my backpack was stolen from my room, along with my passport, IDs, credit cards, cash, laptop and phone accessories, makeup, and things of personal value. I talked to the B&B proprietors and they did not apologize or show concern, as if this happens regularly. They did call the "cleaning company" (which they later admitted is really just an individual on contract) and got hold of Bert (they wouldn't give me his last name) who cleaned my room that morning (between 12 and 2 pm he said). He claimed he did not see any backpack. 2. I filed a crime report with Thames Valley Police in Oxford. I had to cut my time short in Oxford to rush to the US embassy in London to get an emergency passport. There is no refund. It is the minimum they should do for my suffering. I am not even asking for their compensation of my loss, just a refund for my stay which was completely ruined due to the break in. 3. They do not have any surveillance cameras, and as a result, there is no evidence of the theft. The police is utterly indifferent and openly said they would not investigate this case, not even questioning the B&B owners and the cleaner. You are on your own if you stay here and have things stolen from your room. 4. Full English breakfast is a disappointment. Tasteless. Shame on them.
Alice, gb3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Brilliant position right in the middle of Oxford. The building is a bit shabby but the room was clean with nice towels. Breakfast amazing in next door Turl Street Kitchen.
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Excellent location 2 min. from the Sheldonian
Fantastic location for Oxford Literary Festival. Delicious breakfast. Lovely basket of fruit every day.The room was large but not deluxe.My room was on the ground floor and the lack of insulation meant that I could hear everything from the upstairs bedroom and really only had one night of good sleep. There was scaffolding right outside my windows although I was only disturbed by hammering one afternoon. I found all the staff very friendly.
Anita, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
If you can use park and ride - do!
Parking was AWFUL. But that's not the hotel's fault. Getting to any car parks is a pain as you have to drive out of town and back in again as Oxford is very bike, rather than car, friendly. We ended up paying a total of £44 for parking while we were there, and we left much earlier than we had planned for this reason. It was quite strange to have to go down to the restaurant to ask someone to check us, but it was fine. Nice additional touches like breakfast bars and fruit at reception. Excellent location in walking distance of everything.
Jackie, gb1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Not worth the money. Style over substance.
I didn't enjoy my stay. I missed that it was a shared bathroom. For £100 I expect my own bathroom. The room was also tiny. So small I had nowhere to lie my suitcase - I had to step over it to move around the room. There was no iron in the room but then no room for that either. Breakfast is also in a different building around the corner. Not at all practical. Not impressed at all for over £100 for the night. Its all style over substance and no thought for how guests actually need to use the hotel.
Fraser, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Quirky little B & B
This is a quirky little B & B right in the heart of the city. Even though you are just off the main street its very quiet, our room was very comfy with everything that you would need. Breakfast was lovely at the Turl Street Cafe. Would definitely recommend.
Sally, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent: comfortable stay, friendly staff
The room was perfect, very comfortable bed, en-suite was clean. Staff were really lovely and very kind. Breakfast at the nearby Turl Street Kitchen was excellent. Location very central with everything nearby. Highly recommend.
Laura, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
very friendly
huashan, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean. Great Breakfast and excellent location.
michael, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Cozy and close
The Tower House is right in the middle of everything. Our room was tiny with a shared bathroom, but it was clean and cozy and the staff were superb. The rooms are connected to the cafe on the corner so they work very well together. I would stay there again if ever we visit there again.
Julia, us2 night trip

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