From elite boutiques with glass-walled bedrooms to rambling country house hotels, Cambridge and its surroundings are packed with fabulous places to stay. Much of the accommodation is grouped around the luxury end of the scale, but there are some budget gems out there if you know where to find them.
Hotels in Cambridge have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over £120)
Moderate (£70 to £120)
Cheap (up to £70)
These prices are based on the cost of a double room with breakfast, including taxes.
Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge
This luxury modern hotel enjoys a perfect location on the banks of the River Cam. It has air-conditioned rooms, a heated indoor pool and a fitness centre/health club including sauna, steam room and solarium. The excellent Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill overlooks the gardens and the river.Address: Mill Lane, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RT
Telephone: +44 1223 259 988.
A family-run hotel that offers personal service and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the classically decorated Lensfield is housed in a building dating back to around 1850, located in the heart of Cambridge. It offers a dining room and conservatory for breakfasts, a new boutique wellness spa and a small, intimate bar.Address: , 53-57 Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EN
Telephone: +44 1223 355 017.
Famous for its spectacular roof terrace and the views from its light-flooded rooms, this unapologetically modern hotel occupies a riverside location in the heart of the city. Its partnership with the Elemis Spa ensures a luxurious experience for all guests.Address: , Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ
Telephone: +44 1223 306 030.
Arundel House Hotel
With a beautiful location overlooking the river and open parkland and just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the city, Arundel House Hotel is a moderately priced establishment that offers very comfortable bedrooms and an excellent restaurant, as well as a relaxing conservatory brasserie and bar.Address: , Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AN
Telephone: +44 1223 367 701.
This modern hotel is 11km (7 miles) west of Cambridge and is a reasonably priced out-of-city option, with 120 spacious bedrooms, plus tennis courts, an indoor pool and award-winning dining. Following a £150,000 refurb, it now has a new-look restaurant, bar and health club.Address: Cambourne, Back Lane, Cambridge, CB23 6BW
Telephone: +44 1954 714 600.
This smart and sophisticated B&B is centrally located in a Victorian townhouse. There are 10 rooms split over four levels, all offering a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms have been decorated in light neutral colours and have beautiful oak furniture with most rooms having a park view.Address: , 7 Regent Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1AA
Telephone: +44 1223 329 626.
This friendly family-run guesthouse occupies a plain Victorian building with comfortable pine-decorated rooms and a nice garden. It's a long, though pleasant, walk along the river into the city centre. It offers room-only accommodation. Rooms are clean, with traditional decor and pine furnishings.Address: , 172 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1DA
Telephone: +44 1223 306 283.
Located just 3.2km (2 miles) from the city but surrounded by fields and woods, this farm offers rooms in a Georgian house and a self-catering chalet as well as private lodge. It's easy to get into the town centre on public transport and there's access to a tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool and croquet set.Address: , Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB23 7PG
Telephone: +44 7742 272 115.
This cute little guesthouse has racked up the awards over the years, thanks to its warm service, luxurious rooms and scrumptious breakfasts. All rooms have Wi-Fi, TVs, deliciously comfortable beds and tea making facilities, but it's the welcoming owners that set this place apart.Address: , 292 Histon Road, Cambridge, CB4 3HS
Telephone: +44 1223 565 212.