Accommodation in Cambridge

Cambridge has some wonderful places to stay during your visit. No matter how large or small your budget is.

University Arms reception

University Arms

Why not enjoy a stay at this stunning five-star hotel during the festival, offering exceptional rooms, an elegant bar and Parker’s Tavern restaurant. It provides a great central location with easy walking times to all festival venues.

Style here is undeniably British and quintessentially Cambridge. Classic Edwardian interiors are combined with bespoke, leather-padded writing desks, low ottomans and tiered chandeliers. The result is ambitious, beautiful, and full of life.

The hotel offers 192 luxury rooms and suites across four floors, with views over Parker’s Piece, historic Regent Street, and the hotel’s inner courtyard.

Benefactors & Patrons receive a 15% discount when booking.

parkers tavern

Parkers Tavern at University Arms

Why not make a day of it and reserve a table at Parker’s Tavern Restaurant. A return to good, unpretentious British cooking. No fuss. No froth. Just fresh, honest ingredients, locally sourced and put together on a simple plate. A knife, fork and spoon. Conjured by a spectacular chef.

Don’t forget Benefactors & Patrons will get 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages, perfect for an afternoon tea!

Gonville hotel

Gonville Hotel

Overlooking Parker’s Piece, this 4-star Gonville Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the historic centre of Cambridge. Refurbished to a high standard, the hotel offers free high-speed WiFi and on site parking at an additional fee. Free bike hire is available. Guests can enjoy fresh British cuisine and locally sourced produce in the Terrace Restaurant. A continental as well as freshly cooked to order breakfast is served, alongside afternoon teas, lunches, bar snacks and evening sumptuous dinners. Just a 10-minute walk from the famous Cambridge University Colleges, Gonville Hotel is a 15-minute walk from Cambridge Rail Station. The Grand Arcade shopping centre is half a mile away.


The Clayton Hotel

This 4-star hotel offers the perfect base to explore the ample history this beautiful city has to offer.  After a busy day of discovering the festival with family or friends why not stay in Cambridge and choose from one of our wonderfully relaxing spacious rooms – Wake up ready for another day of adventures.


Hotel du vin

Hotel du Vin Cambridge

Sitting snugly among the Grade II listed buildings of picturesque Trumpington Street, our Cambridge hotel was lovingly converted from old University buildings. Retaining the original character and stunning architectural features, this boutique Cambridge hotel is the ideal place to relax, celebrate or do business. Also known for its festivals, museums, theatres and open spaces, Cambridge is a town like no other.


Regent Apartment hotel

The Regent Aparthotel

An aparthotel in the heart of Cambridge, where flexible apartment living meets hotel convenience. Whether you’re here to explore the city or on a business trip, The Regent can’t wait to welcome you.

Unlock Cambridge with The Regent!

Use code ‘CLF10’ to receive 10% discount on all stays between the 12 – 21 November 2023.

fellows house

The Fellows House

The Fellows House is an apartment-style hotel for visitors to Cambridge who want to feel truly at home, while experiencing the most refined and inspiring stays the city has to offer. The Fellows House is a welcoming haven tucked away in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Accommodation prioritises both comfort and style to provide a deluxe visit, any time of year.


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Stay in Cambridge University Colleges

In the University’s vacation periods, at Easter, summer and Christmas, the academic venues offer a variety of bedroom styles, giving small groups and individuals the opportunity to stay in a College and have a true Cambridge experience.

Whatever your preference, there is a College for your stay. Contemporary buildings mingle with ancient settings offering styles to suit all budgets – from single standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities to executive double en suite hotel-style rooms. Check out the availability on the Meet-Cambridge website.


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Visit Cambridge

Why not see all the wonders of Cambridge whilst you are here? Be inspired by a city of history, culture and world-changing discoveries.

Home to more Nobel Prize winners than any other city, Cambridge is brimming with learning, culture and discoveries. From exploring the River Cam and learning to punt, experiencing glorious cuisine at our numerous quality restaurants, to indulging in shopping in our elegant shops, there is never a dull moment.

Cambridge offers such a range of options you might not have time to fit it all in.


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