BEST WESTERN Linton Lodge Hotel,  Oxford

3.5/5  - based on 688 guest reviews.
Linton Road, OX2 6UJ, Oxford, Great Britain - See map
+44 1865553461 +44 1865-310365

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The BEST WESTERN Linton Lodge Hotel is a first class hotel consisting of a series of Edwardian houses, which have been converted whilst retaining much of the original atmosphere. The hotel is situated in a quiet residential area yet only a few minutes walk to the city center. The BEST WESTERN Linton Lodge Hotel offers well-appointed and very comfortable guest rooms along with a garden and croquet lawn in addition to 24-hour room service. Dining is available at Spires restaurant, which offers both table d'hôte and à la Carte menus, while the bar provides snacks and light meals in a more casual atmosphere. Within a comfortable walk from the BEST WESTERN Linton Lodge Hotel or by sightseeing bus, the city of Oxford provides a wealth of historic attractions. Take a punt on the River Cherwell, just a 10-minute walk from the hotel or explore the Cotswold villages via the train stopping at eight villages. Stratford and Warwick are about a half-hour drive, as well as London which is only one hour by train. Whether for business or leisure, the BEST WESTERN Linton Lodge is the place to stay. ***Parking information*** Free on site car parking is available between 3pm on day of arrival until 11am on day of departure. Outside of these times we charge £2. 00 per hour. Subject to availability. Please contact hotel for further details. The restaurant will be closed for dinner on December 15 & 17, 2016.

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  • 3
    « Not Bad »

    This hotel was right down the street from Oxford University's Wolfson College, where I attended a conference. So in terms of convenience it was great. The breakfast was good and you can pay as you go or have it included in your room price. Either way, the hotel's full breakfast has plenty of choices and it's a great way to start the day. The rooms are alright, a bit on the older side, but they are quiet and roomy with a comfortable bed. The staff was very helpful. Overall, a pleasant, if brief (two nights) stay.

    5
    « Nice hotel, great location »

    We walked into Oxford past amazing colleges in 20 minutes. The hotel is clean and welcoming. The room is a very good standard. We enjoyed the breakfast and there was plenty of choice. Staff were attentive and helpful. There was parking available on and off site. We enjoyed our stay and would return. Thank you.

    4
    « Friendly and helpful staff. Well run, clean and quiet. »

    Friendly and helpful staff. Well run, clean and quiet. Ground floor rooms are beside the carpark. I had requested an upstairs room through booking.com, but upon arrival was shown to a downstairs room which was not satisfactory. However the helpful supervisor immediately moved us to an upstairs room.

    2
    « Disappointed »

    I usually like Best Western hotels as you can usually rely on a good standard. Sadly not so in this case. I telephoned in advance to see if the hotel had parking available and was assured there "was plenty of parking with two car parks". I booked the hotel on this basis. On arrival, I found this was not the case. There were two small parking areas - both full with people double parked and I was forced to leave my car on the road. The rooms were clean but you could hear everything people in adjacent rooms were doing. Breakfast was a buffet style hot (ish) food - not appetising at all. Such a shame.

    4
    « good solid choice »

    Stayed here for one night in an executive room. Quiet residential area with good access to the city. Room spacious and comfortable, staff friendly and breakfast good. No real special features but a good and not too expensive choice in an expensive city

    5
    « A very well run hotel, most pleasantly situated. »

    My husband and I stayed one night here in order to attend a dinner in Oxford. The Linton Lodge is clearly a very well run hotel. It is comfortable( in a modern, no frills sort of way) and spotlessly clean everywhere. Our room was well supplied (including an iron and ironing board) and the towels were enormous bath sheets! The bed was comfortable and the room looked out on a lovely garden. Breakfast was excellent and passed my "sausage test" - i.e. top quality! The hotel is situated in a very quiet and attractive road in leafy North Oxford but is close to the centre.

    5
    « Quiet hotel near central Oxford »

    Staff friendly, polite, efficient and very well trained. Location quiet and near Banbury Road with frequent bus services direct to City Centre in 5 minutes. Parking from 11am to 3pm at £2 per hour! Gratis for rest of night/day. Room well appointed, very quiet and clean, en suite bathroom good. Breakfast Full English or choice of different European breakfast foods. Staff at breakfast pleasant and efficient as also front desk staff/room cleaner. Executive room experience let down by access to bedroom past public toilets which had grubby carpet outside, shampooed only once a month. Replacing this small area with wooden or composite flooring which could be washed daily as the reception lobby is, would help lift the standard of our experience from ordinary to excellent.

    5
    « Perfect for a mini break »

    we stayed at Linton Lodge for three nights. Parking was easy and free. Check in was fast. we had a room on the first floor overlooking the front of the hotel. There was minimal traffic noise as the hotel is situated in an affluent residential area. The double room was small but extremely clean, warm and comfortable. The bathroom had a shower and a bath and was clean and brightly lit. There was a kettle and coffee/tea/hot chocolate and biscuits provided which was much appreciated. Good TV service and free internet access made for an enjoyable stay. The hotel is within a 20-30 minute pleasant walk of Oxford town centre. The bus route into the centre is really close by if you don't fancy the walk. I would advise against driving into the centre of Oxford as parking spaces are quite limited. After a day of sightseeing it was a pleasure to return to the comfort of our room at Linton Lodge.

    5
    « good hotel,close to city »

    Stayed at Lyndon lodge on business , company paid so cannot comment on value but although rooms are a little dated they are clean. Breakfast a buffet style and in general OK. Did not eat in the restaurant so cannot comment. Walk into city centre via Oxford canal towpath takes about 30 minutes or take a bus from top of road £2. Also Some town close by for local shops and a few resistant s Best rooms on top floor overlooking garden.room at front OK but can be noisy if people outside smoking. Only comment would be the showers are not go and need updating to more of a power shower. Internet slow but OK for emails etc. For convenience of city centre would stay again

    4
    « Great location, great service, great room »

    Its not the cheapest of places to stay and I think its a little overpriced for where it is but its a question of supply and demand I guess. The hotel has been recently refurbished and to a high standard. Theres a small car park to the front of the hotel and plenty of free on street parking. Its about a 30 minute walk from the centre of Oxford but its a flat walk so it won't exert you!

  • 5
    « Good hotel »

    Good hotel, situated in a quiet, leafy residential road. Conveniently located close to a busy bus route which takes just a few minutes into Oxford City Centre. Very friendly helpful staff. Good value compared to other hotels I looked at. Has gluten free breakfast options too.

    4
    « Great Hotel - good base for visiting Oxford »

    Stayed with my daughter at this hotel from 17th -20th October 2016. We had a really nice stay - which started well from the friendly and helpful staff on reception. Our room was spotlessly clean with plenty of tea, coffee facilities etc. Bathroom again really clean - lots of fresh towels etc. The breakfast (in The Spires Restaurant) was very good - plenty of choice and all piping hot. We also ate there two out of the three nights we stayed and opted for the 3 course set menu -which was good. The staff were friendly and polite at all times. We used the local bus services (there are so many in Oxford!!!) as there was a nearby bus stop. It worked perfectly for sightseeing. There was also good free car parking provided- though we paid a small amount to park before check -in which was as explained when booking.

    5
    « Lovely Linton Lodge »

    In the 3 days we stayed we enjoyed excellent service, spotlessly clean rooms and surroundings and very delicious food.This is a place to return to at least one more time. I cannot believe it is not a Best Western Plus.

    4
    « Trip to Oxford »

    I suffered last minute cancellation and had to replace my accommodation with immediate room availability on arrival in the morning. I spoke with a young lady from reservations and an executive suite was made ready. The were very helpful and also cheerful. I would stay at this hotel again.

    4
    « Reasonable hotel on outskirts of Oxford proper »

    Quite nice hotel, reasonably priced for Oxford, 15mins from Oxford physics dept. Outstanding internet speed. Nice large room (executive size). ~10 minutes from restaurants, groceries, etc. Worked in the room during the day several times, which was fine. Would stay there again. Note the usual small flights of stairs everywhere, so you do have to go up and down a bit with luggage, despite the lift.

    5
    « The Best »

    This hotel was a treat! From reception to checkout it was a dream. Bright, warm, comfortable, with a great room this hotel was so good to be in! On top of this were the extra touches like the little gifts left in the room, the biscuits provided with the tea facilities and the fruit for the taking at reception. Oh, and a free newspaper at the entrance to breakfast. Could have stayed a month!!!!!!!

    5
    « Ideal place to stay. »

    This is the third time in two years we have stayed here, because it is excellent. Our room was on ground floor this time, spacious, spotless, and a large bed. The en-suite appeared to be new. The dining room is large and bright, the breakfasts set you up for the day. We will always use Linton Lodge when staying in Oxford, and will continue to use Best Western Hotels when staying in other locations, like Edinburgh, where we stayed in the Kings Manor in September, it also maintains a high standard of service and cleanliness.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    We are happy we stayed here for one night. It did have some pros and cons: The room was very nice, clean, and spacious. However, we were there on a very hot night, and it was very hot inside the hotel. The ventilation is terrible. It did help that we were able to open the windows. It is somewhat out of town, which made it less expensive. It is close to some restaurants which was nice, and it one can either take a long walk into the main part of Oxford or take a bus.

    4
    « Excellent Value Good Location »

    Our group of 13 stayed here for a short visit to Oxford and it provided the ideal base at an affordable price. The hotel is a fairly standard Best Western, with friendly staff, excellent and well appointed bedrooms and plenty of off road parking. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but breakfast was good, plentiful and of reasonable quality. The location down a quiet and very upmarket residential side road, is a bit out of town, but we comfortably walked the mile or so into the city centre with no problem, each day.

    4
    « Comfortable but parking not easy »

    Room was up to standard, as was the breakfast. Parking is free but very tight, and couldn't leave the car there for free during the day when we went in to town. In fact, it was cheaper to drive in to town and park in the Angel & Greyhound car park.

  • 4
    « Good location »

    My room was very small and rather warm with no air conditioning and the windows hardly opened. Room service menu very limited and £4 tray charge! I walked into the City and this took about 25 minutes.

    4
    « Nice !! »

    I stayed in Linton Lodge hotel for 4 days. I was given an executive room which was renovated very spacious, clean and beautifully decorated with a small sofa a coffee table and a small desk. The bed was nice (king size) and the mattress very comfortable. The bathroom was spacy and with all necessary amenities. Breakfast was also nice. The staff was very polite and always willing to help. The hotel is situated in a quite residential area just 7-10 min bus ride from city center. There is also a nice garden for relaxation!

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Stayed here often when on business trips to Oxford. Reception staff are friendly and helpful as were the restaurant staff. Bar area is very small with no draught beers only bottles. Rooms are always clean and of a decent size.

    2
    « Tired hotel »

    Reception ok, rooms very tired and in need of a refit ASAP. Triple room tiny, in need of a complete overhaul especially the bathroom. No way is this worth the money , stay some where else!! However the staff are friendly and helpful.

    3
    « Caters for Groups - Superficial »

    I stayed here one night on a business trip to Oxford. The hotel has a bright decor but below the surface it felt superficially restored. I was in a ground floor room at the back, the wifi didn't work and the phone signal was poor. At breakfast, the staff were disorganised and seemed incapable of putting bread out for toasting, though they managed in the end. On a positive, it is reasonable value and about a mile from Oxford city centre.

    4
    « A Street where you live »

    Situated just off the Banbury Road in a quiet residential turning this Hotel has been converted from a couple of the lovely large houses that make up this neighbourhood. Consequently it has a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere and is ideal for relaxing before and after visiting the bustling city of Oxford itself.

    4
    « Quick visit »

    We had to keep an appointment in the John Radcliffe Hospital and decided to stay here the night before in order to eliminate problems caused by traffic etc. This was a good choice, although we did ask how close the hospital was and was told "a ten/fifteen minute walk!" This was not the case it was a ten minute taxi ride. That apart the hotel suited our purpose very well. The staff were friendly and attentive, the room clean and the beds comfortable. I suppose if anything does let it down it's the garden. It could be a wonderful space but seems to us that it is used and abused by smokers. A great shame. We visited on the two warmest days in September in 100 years. It would have been nice to sit outside in a well tended garden not spoiled by unemptied ashtrays and dropped cigarette ends everywhere.

    3
    « Hot and bothered in Oxford. »

    Arrived about 5.00pm and found the car park was full. Street parking is available overnight across the road. Our room at the back had a huge window and was uncomfortably hot and stuffy, even with the windows open. Fortunately and electric fan was provided to move the air around, though this did not help sleeping. The weather, however, was very warm. The bed was comfortable. It was easy to get into town by bus and not too far to walk back to the hotel. Breakfast available at a price. Just the usual buffet. Felt awkward when staff demanded payment before we were shown to our seat as we booked room only. Not the hight of luxury.

    3
    « Pleasant hotel but noise travels »

    Reception, restaurant and bar area are very modern and quite new. These are nice areas Our room was OK but nothing brilliant. Bed was comfortable and room / bathroom were clean. It just felt a bit drab Breakfast in the morning was also very good. The issue I had is that noise in this hotel travels badly. At 6.30am we thought we heard the people upstairs moving about. However, this went on for a few hours and it must of been people moving around in the corridors - we heard all sorts of crashes and bangs. We did not get a good nights sleep Free parking also available if you can get one of the spaces

    3
    « Okay place to stay »

    We stayed here as near to the workplace I was working at. It was welcoming and staff are reasonably helpful but English was challenging for some of them. The room is a good size but damp and a bit smelly. The shower needs a good clean with mould remover and a scrub. Cobwebs on the bedroom walls need removing. Bed hard but ok. The restaurant had good breakfasts but coffee is barely drinkable and the toasters either don't cook or burn the toast. We tried to have dinner there but they were serving big groups so suggested we eat elsewhere. It's a half hour walk into the centre of Oxford from the hotel. For us this worked but it might be a bit far for some. Bus does run past the end of the street if needed though!!

  • 3
    « Hotel Pretty Good - Staff Quality Another Story »

    Stayed at the best western in Oxford for one night. Overall hotel was pretty good. Room was clean and nicely decorated. Bad points about the hotel include poor signal for the TV. Could not really watch TV in the evening without disruption. Just got annoyed and went to bed. Also, of the several encounters with staff, they were extremely smelly (body and breathe), which for me is a serious turn off. When you are at any job you should aim to be clean at a minumum. Smelly staff were coming from all directions. It was not just one person and this was really annoying. Especially, when you are at breakfast. You don't want to smell someone's armpits overtime they walk by you. I think the level of quality put forth by the staff let the hotel down overall.

    3
    « Good location »

    The location was excellent as its only a 15 minute walk into the town and then once we had bought the tickets for the city tour bus there's a stop close by so we didn't have to walk too far back after all the sightseeing. The room was clean and although rather snug it was great for a night or two. The reception staff were also very helpful. Unfortunately, the service at breakfast was terrible. There seemed to be only one person working therefore there was nothing left on the buffet and a queue of people waiting .... and waiting ..... and waiting. When he had finally brought out plates (which took a good while), then some eggs we gave up waiting for the rest of the breakfast and went off on a mission to find someone to arrange teas and coffees. The breakfast palaver was a shame as this was a good hotel and the experience in the morning spoiled the stay rather.

    2
    « A nightmare.. »

    The hotel is so badly insulated, we didn't sleep well as the guy in the room above us was literally tramping at night, we thought the ceiling was coming down! Some of the staff were nice (mainly at reception) while others were a pure nightmare! At the bar there was one blonde girl (i think from eastern europe) who gave us the beverage menu, we then ordered an "Aperol Spritz" (out of the 4 cocktails offered) and she said she had no idea what that was. She was literally running through the hotel asking other staff how to make it until another lady told us after 10 min that this was just the summer menu. Upon other common beverage requests, she kept laughing and saying "what? what? I don't know what that is" so my friend went behind the bar and had a look what they have got. She ended up giving me a shot glass with Malibu and a bottle of orange juice as she wasn't even capable of putting Malibu and orange juice into a glass together, all she could do was charge high prices for it. Also with the F&B/breakfast staff you could observe that they lack supervision. Someone who enjoys a bit of service and nice hospitality should go somewhere else. For us, it was a waste of money unfortunately.

    1
    « Ridiculous »

    The only hotel i've stayed that ask for 3.5 pound extra charge after i ask if they have a set of cutleries i can borrow. This hotel is not cheap for what it offers, the reason why some people stayed in hotel instead of airbnb is because of the room service. So extra charge to just bring the item to my room is ridiculous! They even ask me to come to the bar and pick it up my self. I'm not trying to be whinny, but this is just so rude. Also the room is so damp and noisy you could hear people walking and slamming the door from above. I can't wait to get out of this place.

    5
    « A great base for visiting Oxford »

    A very comfortable and pleasant hotel. Staff were professional, pleasant, polite and helpful. Our superior room was excellent, and generally pleasing surroundings including a large peaceful garden area for having a drink. The location was superb for visiting the city with an excellent bus service on the doorstep. Will definitely stay here again when we visit Oxford which is a regular occurrence.

    4
    « Good hotel just out from the city centre. »

    Nice hotel about 20-30 mins walk from the city centre but on the main bus route if you don't want to walk. Hotel itself was pleasant with decent sized rooms and comfortable beds. Breakfast was the usual assortment of cooked choices and continental options nothing revolutionary but done well enough. Would stop here again if in Oxford.

    5
    « An excellent visit »

    Thank you to Keith and his fantastic team. The hotel was spotless and the staff were so polite and courteous, nothing was too much trouble. The room was comfortable- excellent value for money and there was a lovely restaurant/ buffet breakfast available if required.I would definitely recommend this establishment and would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Week long stay »

    Stayed at the Linton Lodge for a week recently in one of the executive rooms. Overall very good value for money, with a large room coming in at around £100 per night. Beds were pretty comfortable with a good shower. Be aware that some of the corridors are a little narrow and may not be suitable for large items of luggage. Parking is available for free at the hotel, which is unusual in that area of Oxford. Lovely views of the church across the road. Good location, not too far from Headington or town. Wouldn't be a typical choice for a romantic break but a good choice for a business trip. The bigger executive rooms are particularly nice if you're staying for longer periods.

    3
    « there's quiet and there's linton lodge »

    My wife and I use BW when we can. There ia a wide variation in service and rooms we have stayed in. I put LL in the middle. OK but not memorable. Good points were cleanliness, buffet breakfast ( but get there early ) room mattress great, facilities in room good ( but why use typhoo when its twinings for breakfast ?) Penny pinching ? It's not as if the night rate is low Free car park but forget using it after 4pm. The road does offer free parking at night and 3 hours after 8am. The area is fine and a good walk from the centre. Negotiable bus timetable. The staff are very young and not particularly engaged. To contradict a BW card holder on the agreed rate on arrival did not enamour me to the front desk, who actually pursued me down the corridor for a signature. Now why QUIET? We asked for it. The room was at the end of the ground floor facing the staff smoke barn. And next to the cleaners cupboard. Being used at 7.30am... and the view of the bins was obscured by three ferns. SO be aware that QUIET means something else on the ground floor. We will carry on our using BW, for oor brief trip it was ( say it QUIETLY ) ok

    4
    « A taste of Oxford »

    Although the room itself was on the small side it had everything needed for a comfortable stay,was good value and I would definitely stay there again. T he only negative was late night noise coming from the room adjacent but I put that down to someone. enjoying the Olympics.The restaurant food was ok and the staff friendly.Thank you Best Western .

  • 5
    « Nice Hotel, Helpful Staff, Quiet Area »

    We stayed at Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel for nine days while we enjoyed Oxford and toured the Cotswold area. Our room was clean and well-serviced, the staff were very pleasant, polite and helpful and we enjoyed the restaurant which provided excellent meals. Whilst Linton Lodge is not in the very heart of Oxford, it is only a 20 minute walk from the centre and is very accessible by a frequent bus service. Its location is in a very quiet and pleasant part of Oxford. We would be happy to stay there again in the future. Ian and Jan

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    My husband and I spent 10 nights at Linton Lodge in June and enjoyed a wonderful stay. With one exception, a young woman at the reception desk who was quite officious, all other staff members (reception desk, dining room, housekeeping) were cordial, gracious and eager to please. We were happy with our garden view room (230), it was very clean and a good size for an older UK hotel. A possible negative: the rooms are not air-conditioned so during warm weather they might become quite hot. Fortunately, temperatures during our stay were in the mid-60'd so we were very comfortable. The dining room food, served buffet style, ranged from poor to very good, depending upon the day's menu and the guests' choices. Dessert, however, was consistently delicious. The hotel is located within a 20-30 minute walk from city centre. Not as close to attractions as we would have liked, but the beautiful neighborhood made up for the inconvenience and a bus stop to Oxford Centre is only 5 minutes away.

    4
    « Excellent service from very obliging staff »

    The food ws excellent. I ate in the resteraunt for both breakfast and dinner during my stay. The bar was open all the time. The additional services and requests were provided without question . I had a lovely stay. You should beware however if you need air con. This hotel does not have it and although efforts were made to address the problem by provision of faqns they did not 'do the trick' Bed and housekeeping all superb. I had a lovely stay but suffered a lot!

    2
    « Avoid Room 9! »

    Room 9 the accessible room, slightly strange as the door opens directly in front on the hotel reception! Noisy because of this! Staff very unhelpful bordering on rude on the phone prior to arrival. Rooms cleaned to poor standard (previous occupants half used toiletries still in bathroom, amongst other things). Very overpriced for June.

    4
    « Honest Value in an Expensive Area »

    The hotel has a good offering. The comfort of the rooms is slightly above average. The hotel is quiet and clean and is good for tourists, students and business people. The restaurant is adequate if one wishes to dine in.

    5
    « Another great stay »

    This overnight break was on a journey to sussex. As usual all the staff were very friendly and helpful. This was a free night using Best Western points, the actual price for a room on the website at the time seemed a little high compared to previous visits. There did not appear to be any summer offer at the time of booking, so we used our points instead. This hotel is one of our favourites and we will be back before too long.

    5
    « Comfy base for Oxford exploration »

    Be warned that this is not a Best Western like in the USA. It's in name only and is far more European. The premise is clean and well maintained. Not sure how old the building is, but it is older. The rooms are small but very cozy. It can be noisy despite being in a residential area. I always travel with earplugs so this was not a concern. There were families staying, including small children, so you could end up next to a family that is noisier. Again, always travel with ear plugs. I opted for a full breakfast when I booked. Wow, it was filling but that was a bonus since I could skip lunch during my work trip. The bar is open 24 hours so if you have jet lag and need a middle of the night cap, no problem. Location-wise, this is a nice 20 minute walk to Oxford University center through University Park, which you definitely should do. There are buses running on Banbury Road which we took daily. Get a day pass if you plan to explore a lot.

    5
    « Comfortable and convenient hotel, close to cenre of Oxford »

    This is a very comfortable well-maintained hotel, which offers a high standard of accommodation. The food is also of very good quality - an excellent breakfast - and the restaurant is spacious, and there is very pleasant 'beer garden' to relax in on a summer's evening. The staff are courteous and helpful. Just off Banbury Road, this is a very conveniently-situated hotel - we were in Oxford for a graduation ceremony - for central Oxford, which is just a short taxi-ride away. You can park your car there for the day, at a reasonable £2.00 per hour. We would definitely stay there again. Our only minor criticism - the hotel bar is small, and not very inviting; it is on the other side of the hotel from the 'beer garden'.

    3
    « Not great »

    Needed a base in Oxford for a short stay. Although this hotel is based in a nice residential area just out of town (25 min walk) it was not quiet. Our room overlooked the road and car park and we were woken every day around 6am by loud people leaving. Walls were paper thin too and family next door were very noisy. Room was ridiculously tiny for 2 people. Bathroom old. Staff not overly friendly. If staying here, definitely book room away from road. Lower levels better.

    4
    « Ideal for Oxford tourism. »

    This Hotel is ideal for visiting Oxford. The Hotel is a fine example of Best Western standards and is in a quiet and pretty area out of the city centre. The bus stop just outside the hotel takes you into the centre in 5-10 minutes. A good room with walk-in shower, great food and excellent staff. An unbeatable stopover on the way South.

  • 2
    « Won't go back »

    Stayed one night while at a conference in Oxford. Hotel in a beautiful part of the city a bit far to walk in to the centre. Check in took a long time and receptionist may have been in training but she was concentrating too hard to also be friendly. It was a warm night and hotel room was very hot. A fan was provided in room as no aircon but fan had to run all night so didn't sleep well. Decided to eat in restaurant but I was the only guest so no atmosphere. 2 waiting staff but mine knew nothing about the menu when I asked for clarification and it took a few further Qs before she decided to ask the Chef! I asked for some wine with my meal. It didn't come until I half way through my starter and only after I had to prompt one of the two waiting staff who had nothing else to do. Food was awful. All pre prepared / bought in products which are heated on the premises. They were not hand prepared in their kitchen. I couldn't face their breakfast after this experience. I mentioned that I was unhappy with my stay. I had paid a high price for the room that I didn't think was value for money. The (different) receptionist said if I returned they would offer me a business suite with aircon next time but I won't go back.

    4
    « Good business stopover option »

    I stayed here while attending a conference at nearby Wadham College and found the hotel to be convenient for the city centre, but on a nice quiet road. My standard double room was modern and very clean and I was happy with it, though it would have been a squeeze for two people as it was quite small. The bed was comfortable, though the pillows were too firm and gave me neck ache; I was also awoken by the extractor fans from the kitchen, which activated at 06:23! Breakfast was perfectly adequate. Free wifi is offered and this worked well.

    3
    « Nice hotel but a little out of the way. »

    This hotel was very comfortable, we had a 2nd story room with a nice back yard view. The ensuite was a reasonable size an very clean. The restaurant served ok meals but with what i would guess were uni students as waitresses, not wanting to degrade them either because they were really nice and wanting to help. Breakfast was ok.

    3
    « Disappointing »

    Room very hot but fans were available. paid for half board evening meal very disappointing not to be recommended. Was given food that contain mustard which was not marked up on the menu as containing mustard and was with someone who has a mustard allergy.

    2
    « Aberford Investments group »

    Dear Mr Walford, Thank you for your email, dated 24th June 2016. The content of your email is noted, however, it is evident that there has been a breakdown in communication between yourself (as management) and the staff who were on duty during the period of our stay. We checked into your hotel on 20th June 2016 and arrived at approximately 4.00pm. We later left the hotel for a dinner arrangement in the centre of Oxford at approximately 6.30pm. Therefore within that period of time the receptionist on duty will recall more than one conversation, namely (a) our initial request for an upgrade (b) when it was not forthcoming to speak to a manager and (c) our complaint about the cleanliness of the allocated rooms. In essence it is fair to say that if these conversations had not taken place we would not have later been given an up-grade. Therefore, the statement in your email outlining that we had not requested to speak to management (who apparently are on duty 24/7?) is incorrect. History of Events: Firstly, may I point out that when we checked into the hotel we immediately requested an upgrade as we were informed by Best Western at the time of booking that this would be possible. The response from your receptionist on duty at the time was that due to the hotel being at full capacity this would not be possible on the first night, however, she said she would check availability for the following night and let us know the following morning. We asked to speak to the manager and were informed that there was no one available to speak to at that time. We resigned ourselves to waiting until the following day in the hope of an upgrade. However, when we entered the rooms allocated we were initially faced with an unclean smell, the walls were badly marked and the bedding in one of the rooms was dishevelled and torn. We have stayed in hotels all over the world and the least we have come to expect is a high standard of cleanliness, therefore, this was unacceptable and we were not prepared to stay in these rooms. Subsequently, my wife spoke to the same young lady on reception and made it clear that the rooms we had been checked into were not to an acceptable standard. We made it clear that we wanted to speak to a manager, whatever it took to contact one, and that if something was not done we would check out of the hotel and pursue the matter further with the Best Western. At that point we provided a mobile telephone number and requested a call back as soon as possible. Within an hour we received a call from the same receptionist confirming that we had been given an up-grade. If the receptionist was not in authority to provide an upgrade at the time of our initial request, which is what were were told, how was she in a position to provide one later that evening without speaking to a manager? When we went into the restaurant for breakfast on the morning of the 21st June we were greeted by an aggressive waitress who was insistent on seeing a credit card before we were even seated, despite the fact that we were guests in the hotel. We asked her to add the charge of a continental breakfast on to our bill which she flatly refused to do. Consequently, I went back to the room to get my credit card to show reception before we could have breakfast. Frankly, that kind of attitude is appalling. For that reason we chose to eat breakfast the following morning in the centre of Oxford. On the morning of our departure we handed our key back to the receptionist and were informed that everything was up to date. We explained that we would be leaving our car in your car park whilst having breakfast in Oxford. for approximately three hours. Therefore, the comment in your email that we were ?conspicuous by our absence? infers what exactly? Frankly, it is insulting and not the way in which you should address a paying client before getting your facts in order. We have run businesses for several years and have learnt that if you are unable to accept constructive criticism how are you to improve your business? In addition whatever it takes you must ensure that your clients are happy and satisfied with the service provided. We are not happy with the tone of your email and would like you to provide us with the details of the CEO of the Best Western as soon as possible in order to make a formal complaint. We look forward to hearing from you. Regards, John Cowling

    5
    « Excellent services and very good human relationship. »

    I received excellent services from all the departments in Linton Lodge hotel. The room is always clean, the bathrooms always cleaned. Varieties of food for breakfast and it served on time. Internet connection is very fast for business. The workers have very good human relations and they dress decently and very neat.

    4
    « Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel, Oxford, ENGLAND »

    This is a good Hotel which is in an excellent location for the town centre . The walk is just over a mile walk. There is also a good bus service to the town centre. We had Breakfast in the Hotel which was of a good standard.

    4
    « Very pleasant short stay. »

    We stayed here for a wedding last weekend. The staff were welcoming and efficient. The room we had was a good size (executive, though we did not book this), with a comfortable bed and small, but fairly new bathroom. Everything was clean and fresh throughout. There is a small lift, which was handy as the staircase did not really have a handrail, which could be an issue for older guests. The dining room was spotless and the staff very pleasant. We ate here the first evening as it was convenient.The food was nothing special, but quite edible and not expensive. The chips were good as was the breakfast. The garden is pretty, but a little tricky to reach from the bar carrying a tray of drinks. The hotel is wonderfully situated for the nearby boathouse. We would stay here again without a doubt.

    4
    « Overnight in Oxford »

    Stayed at the Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel as part of a brief stay in Oxford, would certainly use the hotel again. Car parking is included in your booking with a small charge if you arrive early or stay late, better than trying to find on street parking.

    5
    « Perfect location for a stopover in Oxford »

    We had a 2 night stay to enable us to visit Oxford sights & museums. The hotel was ideally located to enable us to walk to the museums ( Ashmolean 25mins, Natural History & Pitt Rivers 20 mins). The main colleges are all easily reached within 30 mins. Alternatively there are regular buses into central Oxford along the Banbury Rd which is at the end of Linton Rd ( the nearest bus stop is near St Margaret's Rd which is approx. 5mins walk) . The hotel itself was in a quiet residential area with ample free parking on site & the option to pay £2 per hour after checkout which is comparable to city centre parking prices. The hotel appeared to have been recently decorated with a large restaurant, small seating area & bar. As with all converted properties finding rooms etc can be a challenge however Linton Lodge was well signed. Without exception all staff were very welcoming, friendly & helpful. The overall level of service was superb, a nice touch was the call from reception to ensure we were happy with our room a few minutes after we checked in. Our en-suite room was a good size & furnished to a high standard. The bed was very comfortable & we enjoyed a restful night. Breakfast was included in our package & we opted for the full English menu from the buffet. All food was well cooked & plentiful. The waiting staff were very pleasant & attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at The Linton Lodge & would definitely recommend it to family & friends & would stay here again next time we visit Oxford.

  • 3
    « Leisure time in Oxford »

    Good hotel excellent location for travelling into city centre, we were given a room at the front of the hotel above the car park not good, noisy, smokers below window and people slamming car doors request room at the back of hotel, We were there for 3 nights yet they put us with one nighters the room was clean but not enough room for your clothes the room was also too hot no air conditioning just a fan, the biggest problem with this hotel is noise at night , we could hear the people in the next room snoring, the sound insulation was non-existent which meant a difficult nights sleep. I think our stay would have been much more pleasant if the hotel allocated us the back of the hotel

    3
    « Dated and disappointing »

    Stayed with family for one night here. The staff cheerfully stashed our luggage so we could go sightseeing prior to check in and again after checkout. They had no idea how much a taxi would cost to go from the hotel to Blenheim Palace (quoting £20 when it cost us £35 - had we known we would have taken the bus. Since they called the cab they could have confirmed the price at the same time). The room is fair sized with plenty of drawers and desktop space. We had double + single rooms. The double mattress was way too soft for me but my daughter was comfy on the single. Carpet is pretty dated and floor uneven and creaky. Halls are noisy! When our neighbor left his room his door slammed and the stairway door slammed too. Maybe the hotel should put closers on the doors. The sinks had separate hot and cold faucets, pretty useless. Shower head flow was reeeeaaal slow. I did not like the body wash/shampoo at all. There's no air conditioning, although they put fans in each room. The wifi was very slow and pretty unusable, especially in the early evening when everyone was getting on it at the same time. I do not recommend staying here.

    1
    « Lost property- poor service »

    Have visited twice for 4 nights. On last occasion i left an amazon fire stick plugged into the telly on checkout which mysteriously vanished by the time i went back to collect it. Would not stay there again as i dont trust my property to be safe.

    5
    « Quiet & Charming Hotel »

    This hotel was approximately a mile walk to the university grounds and iconic locations (Bodleian Library, University Church, etc). The walk was easy - you walk down Linton Road a few hundred feet, then take a left and just walk straight until you hit the Library! (You can also cut through Oxford University Parks on your walk into town, which I highly recommend! Beautiful grounds.) As for the hotel itself, it appears to have been recently renovated - the lobby and lounge were very posh. There is an adorable garden area behind the hotel - my friend and I sat at a table out there at dusk with a bottle of wine and had a relaxing time. There was no traffic noise - only the sound of birds chirping. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Oxford. Tip - The elevators can fit only one person and one suitcase comfortably. I understand the hotel structure is old, and it wasn't a super big deal to my friend and I, but just as a heads up to other travelers - take the stairs (if you are able) instead!

    4
    « Nice hotel in a great location »

    We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our visit to England. We had a nice, clean room with a comfortable bed. The lobby was nice and the staff were friendly and very helpful. The restaurant was very good. We ate breakfast every day and dinner once. If you ask they will let you order from the bar menu which has smaller portions. The location was great for touring Oxford. I easily walked into the main area one day. The second day we took the Hop On/Off Sightseeing bus which has a stop about 3 blocks from the hotel. The hotel has a nice garden area of its own which we looked at but didn't spend any time in as it was raining.

    4
    « Value for money comfortable hotel in Oxford »

    One night stay when visiting Oxford---clean tidy and comfortable beds with good breakfast and service--just what a hotel should provide! Would recommend as value for money, easy parking and convenient for Oxford city but quiet location.

    2
    « Old, Musty, In DESPERATE need of renovation! »

    The public areas of the hotel are nice, clean, modern... and then you get to the room. I very much suspect EVERYTHING other than the mattress on the bed is as it was when the place was built/converted/last renovated some time in the 70's! It has a musty smell in the rooms and just feels old and if the room has given up on happiness. There is no aircon so I expect it can get very warm in the summer. It was pretty warm when I visited and I need to open the windows to get some air, partly for the heat and partly to try and freshen the room. It is dated and very worn. The evidence of years of use is all over the place. For the price there are FAR better hotels in the area to stay in. Wi-fi was very slow and often didn't connect. Bit of a pain for an IT guy trying to connect to the office to do some work. Breakfast was fairly average with the usual buffet selection you come to expect from hotels. The rooms and hallways leading to them in this hotel need updating if they expect people to pay the money they are asking. There are plenty of hotels in the area and the others Iv'e stayed in close by are much, much better. I was in Oxford the week after and yes, I did choose to stay elsewhere.

    4
    « Quiet hotel within walking distance of Oxford centre »

    We were booked in for a Saturday night in May 2016. We knew that we couldn't check in till 3pm but we arrived by car at about midday anyway and asked if we could leave our luggage securely somewhere till later in the day. This was no problem. The car park was free during the duration of our booking (3pm till 11am the next day), however we were told we had to pay £2 an hour for any time outside of this which meant we had to pay £6 for 12-3pm, which I thought was a bit expensive. £1/hour would have been a more reasonable rate. After making use of the hotel's toilet facilities (very clean), we walked into Oxford which took us 20 minutes till we got to St Giles Church and 25 minutes to the Ashmolean Museum. We walked back later that day. We had an event to attend in the evening in central Oxford and got a taxi in at about 7:30/8pm which was £5. Getting a taxi back to the hotel at approximately midnight was £10. Our room was very clean and comfortable. As well as the usual tea/coffee/decaf/hot chocolate and biscuits, it had other complimentary items: a packet of polo mints, a bottle of still mineral water, a bottle of still orange and mango flavoured water, a small thing of lip balm and what looked like a flannel. The drinks and mints were just what we fancied when we got in from our night out. The room offered a very comfortable bed (it seemed larger than a double - kingsize? queensize?), a hairdrier, ironing board, iron, a luggage rack, hangers in the wardrobe, shelves, desk & chair, small armchair, info on hotel and also Oxford and surrounding area. There may have been other things too which I didn't notice. The bathrooom was very clean with a (very) small-sized bath, overhead-shower and pristeen shower curtain. The force of the water for both the shower and bath was very strong. There was a dispenser in the shower with "Gilchrist & Soames" body and hair wash, and there was also a handwash soap dispenser by the sink. The radiators were easily adjustable and pumped out a lot of heat if you needed it. There was also an extra blanket in a clear polythene bag on a top shelf of the wardrobe if you needed it. Our room (Room 1) was at the very end of the corridor on the ground floor and was very quiet. It was brightly lit, having two windows on either side of the room both of which opened about 15cm. One window overlooked the garden which was quite large with picnic tables, chairs and parasols. The net curtains could be opened or drawn, according to taste. The curtain material was such that no light came through them in the morning. The hotel has a restaurant but we didn't try that. However, we did have the breakfast which wasn't included in our booking but which we were able to pay for on the morning. It was £12.95 for Full English (scrambled eggs rather than fried) and £9.95 for Continental. I thought the price of the Full English was a little expensive. I would expect to pay about £10. Also, it was rather irritating to have to choose between the two. For instance, my husband who paid for Full English wanted to have some fruit from the Continental section first, and I would have liked just some scrambled egg on toast from the Full English section and fruit and yoghurt from the continental section. As he had paid a lot for his Full English, he helped himself to fruit anyway, not feeling at all guilty, whereas I didn't have any scrambled egg as I would have felt guilty that I hadn't paid for it as I'd only paid for Continental. They should just have a flat rate for breakfast and let you choose what you like, in my opinion. The hotel is situated in a very quiet, up-market, residential area. The hotel itself was quiet with small "quiet please" signs up in the corridors to remind people. I don't think it's the sort of hotel that attracts clubbers or party-goers coming back drunk and noisy in the wee small hours. All in all, a few minor niggles with regards to price of some things (eg. breakfast) but nothing major and the important aspects were all good: it was quiet, staff were very friendly and helpful, it was clean and comfortable and we could walk into the city centre. If we were to stay in Oxford in the future, I would definitely book to stay at Linton Lodge again.

    4
    « Nice quiet hotel in Oxford »

    I had a pleasant week in Oxford as part of a Road Scholar tour.We stayed at the Linton Lodge Hotel, part of the Best Western chain. It was very clean, comfortable and modern and the staff was pleasant and accommodating. I had a single room that was somewhat small, but had everything I needed, including good wi fi and a tea kettle with plenty of tea, coffee and hot chocolate makings and cookies. The hotel is a brisk 20 minute walk from the city center, but there are also many busses available nearby. It is located in a quiet upper suburban setting. You can also walk to nearby Summerton (10 minutes) for shops and a launderette. We ate many meals in the dining room with buffet service. They were good with plenty of fresh ingredients. The breakfast included eggs, breakfast meats, croissants, yogurt, cereals, and fresh fruit. All in all it was a very pleasant stay.

    4
    « Great service »

    We stayed for two nights in a double room in February. It was quite a short-notice booking and we were on a budget. We arrived at the hotel, straight from Heathrow after a 14-hour flight, at about 8 p.m. The front desk staff were friendly and thankfully there was a small elevator. The room was small, but otherwise very cosy and comfortable. The hotel on Linton Road was far enough from the main Banbury Road to be so peacefully quiet at night, but was within easy walking distance to the nearest bus stop. Great for visiting Oxford.

  • 4
    « Great location »

    Excellent location with nice 20 minute walk through back streets to centre of Oxford. Room on 3rd floor a little snug and a bit warm (fan included). Great breakfast and staff - sorted out a couple of minor problems promptly.

    4
    « Great choice »

    We are a group of old school friends who meet up a couple of times a year to catch up. We found this hotel by chance as the original hotel that we were booked into let us down. As luck would have it this was a good choice. The place was clean, staff friendly, the breakfast was fine, parking was freely available. Fans were supplied in the rooms for those who wanted them. Some of the rooms at the back of the hotel overlooked a roof. As stated by others the hotel is in walking distance and a short bus ride from the station and the main part of town. We enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Linton Lodge Hotel (Best Western), Linton Road, Oxford. »

    This is an excellent hotel---pleasant and attentive staff, great room with all the expected facilities, well-attended bar, and very good restaurant, with an enticing and sensible menu choice. Car parking is easy within the hotel boundary. The hotel is well-situated for Central Oxford, wither by a short walk or by bus (frequent services) from near the hotel on the Banbury Road. Prices are very competitive and below the level of other hotels in or near Central Oxford. Highly recommended.

    2
    « Expensive and Run-down »

    We were sectioned off in to an area of the hotel which clearly had the same decor, fixtures and fittings as when it was built in the 70's. Shower heads with water coming out everywhere apart from the actual shower head. a mattress to soft to sleep on, rooms so hot they could have been a sauna.

    4
    « Good hotel with walkable access to Oxford centre »

    Went there with a group of friends and my kids for a relaxing stay and the plan to visit central oxford. The hotel is within 20min pleasant walk to central oxford - with a convenient bus if you change your mind. We ended up spending a lot of time in the near by North Parade with little cafes and two pubs - very quaint - dare i say it. The staff were very very good and attentive. Service was amongst the best i've had in recent times. The kids spent a lot of time running in the well maintained back garden. Recommend!

    4
    « Clean and tidy hotel »

    Our room was on the first floor overlooking the garden so was very quiet. We were in an executive room the bed was large and comfortable and the room clean, nice to have decent toiletries to hand. Decor a little bland and tv kept buffering so picture not always clear However wifi was fine. Very quiet area. Staff friendly. Lift is small. Only had breakfast on one morning and it was ok not good. Walk into Oxford is fine just ambled along. Housekeeping happy to come back one morning 15 minutes after they knocked. You could hear some noise from the rooms above but as this is an older building probably to be expected and it was not particularly intrusive.

    3
    « A budget hotel »

    Great lobby! I got this hotel for free using Air Miles so I didn't expect a luxury place, but it is very spare. Decent bed, serviceable bathroom and simple furniture. The staff were friendly. You needed to take stairs to the tiny lift, so with heavy cases that's annoying. Extra charge for breakfast, extra charge for parking. The location was about a mile away from the centre of town which wasn't bad. Our room slept three so it would be a good find for budget travellers. I forgot that the cleanliness standard was a little subpar.

    4
    « Business stay bliss »

    I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while on business in Oxford. The business was in city centre and the hotel is a quick bus ride or leisurely walk away. The room was comfortable, but not big. The staff was amazing allowing me to book in long before normal times allowing me to shower and change for a meeting.

    5
    « Thank you »

    A great stay in a clean, welcoming and well located hotel. We loved the garden, the car park, the cleanliness of the rooms, the comfortable beds and the breakfast - and the staff were great too - welcoming and efficient.

    3
    « We got what one can expect »

    We came here for May Morning. The hotel is about a 15-20 minutes walk outside town and in this respect not ideal for a town visit. On the other hand, it is in a quiet residential area. The staff was very friendly. The building is a bit old but has been kept maintained. We had dinner at the restaurant which we can not recommend. Breakfast was ok

  • 2
    « Cold in April »

    The hotel is a disappointment. VERY poorly located far from Oxford Colleges, needing a bus ride to town and a taxi to restaurants on Walton. Dining was poor and room was COLD. The heating was turned off with no heat from the radiators in April when the outdoor temperature in the morning was 3C around 38 F. Shower temperature fluctuated dangerously as others used plumbing. Stay somewhere else!

    4
    « Clean hotel, nice staff »

    I stayed at this hotel for one night during a business trip. It's in a quite residential area but within walking distance to Oxford university. The staff at reception and the restaurant were all rather nice and professional. The room is clean and well maintained. The breakfast was too expensive for what it was. Continental breakfast was very simple at over 9 pounds so basically ended up paying for 9 pounds for 2 pieces of toast and a coffee.

    4
    « Completely fine »

    This hotel met my needs just fine for a business trip. The staff was friendly and helpful although not perfect-- they forgot to clean my room the first day and then removed my soap and forgot to replace it the next. But those are minor complaints. As others have pointed out, it's a walk into town (20 - 30 minutes) but the bus was frequent and the walk is pleasant.

    4
    « Lovely staff »

    Stayed here with my sister. The room appeared mostly refurbished which was lovely and the bedding spotless. The room was smaller than I could have ever expected which was the only negative. Did have to complain about some noisy (very noisy) neighbours at silly o'clock in the morning but the staff attended to the problem immediately. The staff from start to finish were a credit to the place. We had a full English breakfast, not particular good but ok. Sausages poor but maybe I just got spoilt with a Harry Ramsdens brunch the day before. . I would stay here again.

    4
    « Very comfortable and a great welcome »

    Having used TripAdvisor to find this hotel I was not disappointed. I was lucky enough to find a car park space in the limited space available - arrive early if possible. The welcome from both receptionists was first class as was the décor of the hotel and the Executive bedroom allocated was very pleasant and had a great view - see photo. The rooms fixtures and fittings are of high quality as was the tea and coffee refreshments tray. The hotel also supplied Gilchrist and Soames complimentary items throughout which was very nice - thank you. Ordering a taxi at the reception to the city centre has never been easier and we found out is better value than the fleet of Hackney Carriages in the city - about £2 cheaper per journey! We choose not to eat at the hotel but noted that breakfast was available for £9.95 per person. Checking out was fast and friendly and we left with an undoubted willingness to recommend this hotel easily to others - thank you Team Linton Lodge and Keith Walford General Manager for making our stay very enjoyable.

    5
    « Canadians and family visit Oxford »

    The hotel and staff went out of their way to welcome my 85-year-old aunt and her new husband when they stayed last weekend on a whistle-stop tour of the U.K. and Ireland visiting relatives. He has mobility issues and there were given a very spacious ground floor "accessible" room with a gorgeous view over the garden. We used the hotel as a base for groups of relatives to visit and the location, parking, food etc were all perfect.

    4
    « staying at Linton Lodge Hotel, oxford »

    I came to this hotel since I participated in a conference in Wolfson College, and Linton Lodge Hotel is very close to it - about 5 minutes walking. The hotel is also not so far from the city center (5 minutes by auto/taxi, 10 by bus). So the location is quite good. It's a quiet neighborhood and you can even hear the birds outside. I came by the bus from Gatwick to the central bus station of Oxford (Gloucester Green), and then I went for 5 minutes, in order to take a second bus to the hotel. When I returned to Gatwick, I took a taxi from the hotel to Gloucester Green, and if you are not very short with money, this is probably a better way - the taxi is faster and the difference in price is not that high, since the buses are quite expensive. The people at the reception are really nice and friendly, and helped me when I needed (thus, to connect my old and stubborn cellphone to their Wi-Fi, to print papers for me - free 10 pages, gave me wake up calls). The room is nice and clean, bed is comfortable, good TV channels, coffee + tea + cocoa + some cookies are free in the room (and refilled when finished). Only one problem: water in the shower was not good, switched from very cold to very hot once in a while. The crew didn't manage to fix it. I assume that for old/sensitive people/young children that can be a problem. I survived. The food in the dining room was very good (was included in what I paid). I also ate one evening in the restaurant, was also good. All in all, it's a very good place to stay.

    3
    « Ok to get your head down »

    Hotel was adequate bar is in the lobby and not much space. Restaurant was closed when I stayed and no alternative was offered. No Draught Beer only bottles. Room was nice clean and I slept well. Breakfast in the morning was average but nothing more. Location was ok and about a 10-15 walk to the city centre on route found a few nice quaint old pubs Would I stay again yes but for the price I could find better

    4
    « A great stay.. »

    Stayed for a night for business. Nice double room, plenty of space. The guys on the desk even printed some documents for me for a meeting I had the following day. Good WIFI. Bar selection varied, bottles only. Breakfast was great, plenty of variety. Would stay again.

    5
    « excellent hotel »

    My wife and I stayed in an executive room for 3 days bought during the Best Western winter promotion. The room turned out to be excellent. On the ground floor with stacks of room and the most lovely view over the well kept garden. Robes were provided and we liked the extra touches like bottled water and toiletries used during our stay being replaced daily. A sight disadvantage for me was the 3 stairs in the corridor to our room. There is no handrail which for a slightly disabled person like me was a minor inconvenience. The situation whilst about 1 mile out of the city centre was for us as pensioners no problem as most buses use a main road some 200 yards away. We used our bus passes on the buses which seem to come every few minutes. The car remained in the car park for the whole of our stay. Whilst on B and B terms we ate in the restaurant in the evenings and found the menu choices very good, always a roast on, and reasonably priced. All the hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • 4
    « Clean, nice, comfortable »

    Beds are comfartable, rooms are very clean and breakfast are quite good. I especially enjoyed hot chocolate which is provided in the rooms! However, hotel is about 2 kilometres from the city centre, so you have to walk for some time to get there. Also, I was very surprised, how come they do not have electric sockets next to the bed.

    4
    « Good clean hotel within walking distance of central Oxford. »

    Found the staff very helpful, and the room was very clean, although I found the bed quite firm for me. We had a downstairs room, which was nice and quiet. The bar area was quite small, but the breakfast area was large and the breakfast had a good range of food, and a choice of Continental breakfast, or full English. I do find the parking charges unnecessary, and a bit annoying. We stayed to attend a wedding at the church across the road, which was at 1.30, and we were charged 2 hours parking, until 3pm. I feel that if you are staying at the hotel you should not be charged for parking.

    3
    « Good enough »

    The hotel was ok although expensive for what it offered. It was far from the city although reachable by bus with a relatively easy to find bus stop and route. Still, it was chosen for its closeness to a conference venue but would not recommend it for a visit to the city as it is quite far. Check out was a nightmare for lack of personnel at rush hour. Otherwise, an ok hotel.

    4
    « Ok for a short stay »

    Good comfortable room, mine was on ground floor. No fridge or minibar and electric socket too far away from the mirror to see yourself when drying your hair. Room was quiet although I may not have had any neighbors either side. 1.3 miles from Oxford centre but a short walk to the bus route on the main road. Parking is included for your stay which was helpful as the roads are resident parking only. I didn't try food or room service so cannot comment on this but the staff I met were very friendly and helpful.

    4
    « 2 night stay »

    We arrived to a friendly welcome at Linton Lodge and found our room spotlessly clean. The breakfast was a good selection of cooked food or fruit and yogurt. The staff were all very helpful although we had a communication problem with a couple of staff members whose English was not so good. This did nothing to effect our stay though. A short pleasant walk into Oxford makes it ideally located. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

    4
    « Very pleasant stay »

    Room was very clean and functional. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was good sized and had powerful shower. Staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. Very nice breakfast. We recommend the inn and would stay there again.

    4
    « Well located Hotel »

    Very clean and well presented hotel with friendly and very helpful staff.Close to Oxford City Centre but away from the hustle and bustle. would definitely stay again ,if in the area and look at the hotels elsewhere in the country.

    4
    « Easter in Oxford »

    This is a modern hotel not in the usual style for a Best Western hotel,our room was comfortable with some small issues,namely that we could not easily close the bathroom door and due to it being quite windy during our stay there was a scraping noise out side our room during the night.

    2
    « Does not care about international travelers! All about the Pound with them. »

    I stayed here about two weeks ago and arrived at 10:30 a.m. and there was a room available but they told me check in was at 3:00 p.m. and charged me an extra 50pounds to check in the room that was available early. Which is about 10pounds an hour. I reported this to my company travel department and they will no longer book any one else at this location. I did ask the manager to waive the fee before I left but he could care less.

    4
    « Convenient and well-run »

    I was greeted warmly and efficiently by the guy on reception on arrival. The room was perfectly adequate and fairly well appointed, the bed comfortable. Although I walked into the city centre (20 minutes), there are very regular bus services from the end of the road. Breakfast was good and staff attentive

  • 5
    « Great Value »

    Lovely hotel in a lovely old building which has been very tastefully turned into a modern hotel . From check in to check out I cannot compliment the staff enough for the friendliness and pleasant demeanor. The room I had was an executive double and it was clean and modern and the only change I would make would be to install a separate shower unit as I have a personal hatred of shower curtains ! I look forward to returning again soon

    4
    « Very good »

    First visit to Oxford and if we decide to return I would expect we would stay again. Hotel is about 20-25 mins away from the centre along a flat road and that's at leisurely pace. Its also in a nice quiet area. Don't be deviced by the limited parking at the front of the hotel there is more round the back. We turned up just before the check-in time for our room but we were allowed to check in which is always a plus. Staff though out our stay were good. We had a room on the 2nd floor so we used the lift to get up there. Room was a bit odd in that it had two smallish double beds in it. Bathroom was also fairly small. The main bedroom was a bit tired but nothing to be overly bothered about. Bedroom and bathroom were largely clean although we did find a half eaten biscuit in one of the drawers. Hot drinks were plentifully supplied in room if your into them. The free Wifi also worked well. Breakfast was included and it was very good. Buffet style so help yourself to the usual English breakfast staples but the items on the hot plates tasted pretty good and it was replenished regularly. There were also croissants, cereals (both loose and in bars), toast and fruit etc. So a really good choice to set you up for a days site seeing. The breakfast room was actually very nice as its big so you weren't shoved next to another group or couple its also nice and light. Found the Linton Lodge hard to fault and well priced for the area. Would stay again.

    4
    « Nice Small Hotel in a Quiet Area »

    We used this Best Western hotel as a base for a city break in Oxford. The quality of the hotel itself and the food was excellent and the staff are well rehearsed in attending to your needs in a polite and friendly way. The buffet breakfast was good quality and restaurant of an evening was the same and, we thought, reasonable value. One thing I should point out is that the hotel is a 20-25 minute walk to the city centre, which after walking around the city can be tiring on the way back. A £10 taxi ride is the answer !!

    5
    « Excellent in every sense »

    We stayed here for a short Easter Weekend break in Oxford. The hotel is not quite in the centre, around a 20 minute (pleasant) walk although there are plenty of bus stops and the bus runs every 10 minutes or so. We were pleasantly surprised with the location, and had no problems parking. First impressions were very good, everything was fresh, spotlessly clean and the reception staff very welcoming. Our room (114) was spacious and well presented, and again... Spotless. Good sized bathroom with a full bath and bath robes. 24 hour bar for residents and breakfast was plentiful. If there was a disappointment it was our evening meal on the first night. It was ok, just not quite as good as it could have been - we ate out on our second night. All in all a lovely hotel, excellent customer service, well staffed with very pleasant and courteous staff who can't do enough for you. We will stay here again if and when we return to Oxford.

    3
    « Friendly hotel but a bit far out and uncomfortable »

    We were in Oxford for 1 night seeing a concert. From searching the usual travel websites, this hotel seemed to be one of the better ones for what we were willing to spend on this occasion. Overall I found whilst searching for Oxford accomodation, it was either really expensive or of a really bad quality. There didn't seem to be much in the middle and Linton Lodge appeared to fit that bill. Very friendly and helpful staff and an overall clean hotel. Cons were that it was a good 20 minute walk into the centre of town and the beds and pillows were very uncomfortable. Overall not a bad experience but not a great one either. Next time we'll be looking to stay a bit closer into town, even if that means paying a little more.

    4
    « Great Place »

    Oxford naturally is a bit of a pricy place so finding a great hotel that is well located and good value takes some doing . Well we think we found it in the Linton. Friendly staff, nice accommodation, good sized room, warm. Only a 20 minute walk into city centre . If you dont fancy the walk its a hop skip and a jump from a regular bus service . Some people may have found our room a bit tired but we thought it was fine. We chose to eat in the restaurant on one night and the food was surprisingly good. We would have no hesitation in returning.

    5
    « Spotlessly clean hotel and superb staff »

    My wife and I had 4 nights at the Linton Lodge Hotel and found it the perfect place to stay for a visit to Oxford. Spotlessly clean hotel, friendly efficient, helpful staff and perfect location within 25 minutes walk of Oxford City Centre

    5
    « A good place to stay »

    Very nice hotel with excellent staff and service. Just up the road from Oxford City centre with a direct bus route. Will definitely visit again. Would recommend this to friends and family too. Thank you to the friendly staff for your help and kindness.

    5
    « Warm and cosy »

    A weekend away with the ladies. Perfect for visiting Oxford. Bus stop just down the road or you could walk. Situated in a beautifull area. Clean, warm and nicely decorated. Staff very helpful and friendly. Definitely stay there again.

    5
    « Well priced »

    Just back from a 2 night break in Oxford stayed at Best Western Linton Lodge have to say what a well run hotel,the staff were excellent and most helpful,room was average size,clean & tidy, we could control the rad rooms warm and cosy,free car parking. We had an evening meal there very good also the breakfast we had on 2 mornings plenty to choose from hot not luke warm like other hotels we have stayed at. All round a great place to stay easy access to city centre,would stay there again.

  • 5
    « Fantastic room at a reasonable price »

    I paid less than £200 for 2 nights, which is pretty good for an actual hotel in Oxford. I wasn't expecting much at the price, to be honest, but I was pleasantly surprised. The room was large and clean--as was the bathroom--and the bar was great for a quick lunch on my way out on the last day. And the hotel was only about half an hour from the train station and the centre of the city, so it was easy to walk anywhere I wanted to go. And because it was a little further out, noise wasn't an issue at all. Best part was probably free wifi though. So many hotels I book nowadays make you pay extra for internet, so getting it free was fantastic. I was in Oxford for a conference, so having access to a printer was great too.

    5
    « Good quality hotel »

    Good quality hotel at a fair price in an expensive city. Worth paying extra for an executive room. 5 Minutes walk from an excellent bus service, and only 15-20 minutes walk from the City Centre. Free parking. Stayed here 7 times in 3 years and always been good. I expect you can better but only if paying a lot more. Highly recommended.

    2
    « According to the charges rooms was worthless »

    Old style room with sink separate hot and cold water, no water pressure in the shower, old heat radiator was not working, no Refrigerated in the room and no breakfast free. So high charges and such a poor hotel.

    2
    « Ok if you're not eating »

    A good welcome, clean, functional room, comfortable bed and friendly staff. All spoilt by a very poor breakfast with stale bread, lukewarm bacon, inedible scrambled egg, toaster that only did one side and insipid tea.

    4
    « Nice, quiet place to stay with easy access to town »

    A fabulous reception from the lady behind the desk who gave us comprehensive information on the city, where to go, eat and party. She was genuinely welcoming. The rooms are very comfortable and a good size. The breakfast spread is excellent - would give an extra point if you had some quality sausages (just for me!) The hotel is a short walk into town but we chose to walk it twice and it was easy to do.

    1
    « Don't eat in this restaurant »

    Don't eat in this restaurant, we had the mothers day lunch here- a big mistake & disappointment! Most of the largely Eastern European staff don't speak good English & live under fear of corpulent & arrogant Hotel Manager Mr Keith Walford. We complained about the badly cooked & tasteless food & were cheated over our bill. When we complained Mr Walford said, "Best Western means nothing to me, I'm an independent hotel & can do just what I like"!

    5
    « Exactly what you expect from a Best Western! »

    Hotel was very clean and bright, reception staff pleasant on arrival, quick check in. Room was comfortable with tea and coffee facilities and nice biscuits. Bathroom was modern and clean although the shower was a bit on the small side. Our room was on the ground floor overlooking the rear car park however it was always quiet and you never heard any outside noise. The breakfast was help yourself which was faultless. We ate in the restaurant on the Saturday evening which was very nice and I would imagine you would have to book during the busy months. The waitresses were always smart and very polite ( especially the tall young lady, sorry don't know her name). The bar area was spotless but could have done with a bit of mood lighting and maybe background music. We got the bus into Oxford from the end of the road which is only a 10 min ride along the main road, a couple of pubs within a 10 minute walking distance of the hotel, The Rose and Crown is a sight to be seen! Would definitely stay here again if visiting Oxford.

    5
    « Leave City haven »

    Situated just on the outskirts of the city with the lovely bohemian Jerico on the doorstep. My room was really comfortable and spacious with everything you need even though it was right by the lift could hear a thing. Nice bar lounge and good food, especially breakfast. The staff are very welcoming and helpful.

    4
    « Comfortable but noisy »

    The location was brilliant in a lovely side road almost opposite a beautiful church. The room was comfortable and a good size. The bathroom clean and fresh and the bed very cosy. However, I felt certain I had elephants in the room above me for all of the 3 nights I was there. I did complain; it didn't get better. However, I have rated this as very good as it was - friendly staff, an excellent on site restaurant (lovely breakfast) and a good location. Next time I shall ask for a room upstairs, so I can be an elephant!

    5
    « A great break »

    Comfortable, clean and friendly staff. Good value for money and a good meal. An added bonus was that it was a short 15 minute walk to the centre of Oxford part very interesting buildings. We found the hotel well placed and a good bargain. Only a very tiny negative...we asked for lamb sauce to go with the lovely slow cooked lamb - and got more gravy, and my son asked for mint tea and was given ordinary tea! But everything else was spot on and we would revisit. AIt was an excellent place for our weekend visit to Oxford.

  • 5
    « weekend away »

    Hotel is perfect for a weekend in Oxford, leave your car, walk into town or taxi cheaper than parking . Rooms are clean ,staff are very helpful and the restaurant serves a very good breakfast..We have only dined once on late arrival in the evening at the hotel which was very good .we would eat there more but as our son lives in Oxford he arranges gastronomic delights in the many little places hidden away in side streets of Jericho .This hotel is ideal for a short break it has a nice garden at the back , parking on site and being off the main road is quiet and peaceful yet in walking distance of the city centre .

    4
    « Good Stay »

    Stayed one night whilst attending a function in Oxford. Newly refurbished room with 2 double beds & new bathroom. Breakfast was good. Staff friendly. Very small bar area. Limited parking. Reasonably close to centre of Oxford. Local shops, bars and restaurants in Summertown are nearby.

    4
    « Good value hotel but restaurant expensive »

    Hotel was clean & comfortable but would agree with other reviewers about the noise from upper rooms. The food in the restaurant was good if uninspiring but expensive as most starters were over £9! Having said that the hotel itself was great value for money being in walking distance (23 mins) of the centre of Oxford. Had a good stay.

    3
    « Nice room and breakfast but restaurant uninspiring and room has plumbing noise »

    Friendly helpful staff and the room was clean and tidy but very small indeed. The room suffered from plumbing noise, people in other rooms running a bath or taking a shower sounded as if they were in my room. The breakfast was good, but I didn't have dinner in the restaurant, it was a boring menu in a characterless setting; why eat there when the centre of Oxford is only 20 minutes walk? Nothing seriously wrong and I would stay again, it's a good location, but nothing remarkably good about it either.

    2
    « Unpleasant stay »

    I personally will not recommend to stay in this hotel. Reasons - 1. The soundproof is not good at all. I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights - first 2 nights were ok. Then some guy living upstairs constantly paced in his room, opened and closed his drawers (at any time, 7pm in the evening, or 5am in the morning!!!), which disturbed my sleep. I was there for work, this meant that I couldn't have a nice sleep which made my efficiency in the daytime really low. I spoke to the reception on the 3rd day but disappointedly they couldn't provide me any help. Most importantly I am pregnant, no one could give any practical solutions to the problems - not even offer me to another room, which was unbelievable... I have never had such bad experience in the past... 2. I left my bracelets under the pillow. I called the reception immediately when I realised later on the same day. They told me that no one in housekeeping found my bracelets - maybe they just took my bracelets or threw them away??? There is no way that they could not see the bracelets during the housekeeping as I am 100% that my bracelets were under the pillow. I called back on the second day, they said they would double check and call me back - however no one called me back! so I called them once again and complaint to the manager. Again I was very disappointed, her attitude was ok but it didn't help at all. I just wanted my bracelets back. I really cannot understand why they take customers' properties and never return? I sincerely wish no one else need to experience the same in the future. 3. Quite far from the town centre - at least 30 min's walk... 4. The bed is not very comfortable. Overall it was not a very pleasant stay

    4
    « Clean and welcoming hotel in good location »

    Staff very welcoming, explaining where everything was and services available. Bedroom amenities and beds comfortable quiet but good location to Oxford City Centre, can't comment on the bar or restaurant as we chose to eat in town

    4
    « Lovely city break »

    We stayed at Linton Lodge for 3 nights in February. The staff were very helpful on check in and advised us on parking as both car parks were full. The room we stayed in was on the top floor facing the rear of the hotel. It was very peaceful with no noise from outside the hotel. The room itself was clean and modern but a few cracks here and there in the walls which made it look shabby in places. The bathroom was a good size and tidy, although the shower temperature did vary from scorching hot to icy cold to just right constantly whilst it was running which didn't make it the most pleasant experience. Breakfast every day was excellent - all the food was hot and replenished often. The staff in the restaurant were always very helpful and Lena in particular stood out for the bright smile she showed every day! We dined in the restaurant on the Sunday night - it was very quiet at half past six. The menu was a mixed bag - some 'pub grub' food, other dishes more 'nouveau cuisine' - but the meal itself was stunning and very flavoursome. The hotel is within 15-20 minute walking distance from Cornmarket Street and there was no need to move the car at all during our stay, except to explore further afield in Oxfordshire. We would definitely stay again if we decided to visit the area.

    4
    « Nice Stay, Good Value »

    If you are looking for a nice hotel with good amenities and comfortable rooms, at a decent price, look no further. My boyfriend and I spent 4 nights at the Best Western Linton Lodge and had a lovely stay. The service was excellent and the staff were very warm and welcoming. The hotel is not very centrally located: it's about a 10 minute walk away from Summertown (a pretty area in North Oxford close to many good restaurants and shops), but a good 30 minute walk to Central Oxford. This being said, there is a nearby bus stop that will take you into town -- though it should be noted that Oxford public transportation is expensive [as a suggestion, it would be nice if the hotel could offer some sort of travel pass for their guests], so budget accordingly! The room itself was very nice: the bed was comfortable, the towels fluffy, the toiletteries were Gilchrist and Soames, the heater made the room nice and toasty, and the internet connection was great. The cooked portion of the large buffet breakfast was kind of ...awful (possibly instant eggs?), but once we discovered the delicious croissants, we made these our breakfast item of choice after the first morning. My only complaint was to do with the room itself (an executive room on the 1st floor), where the carpet weirdly had little pebbles, despitean otherwise spotlessly clean room. Another strange feature was that the shower temperature changes every 10 seconds or so, from warm, to boiling hot, to freezing cold... This might have been related to the construction happening in the neighbouring wing, which sometimes felt like it was happening inside our room. Otherwise, it was a very nice stay and I would certainly recommend it for those looking for an affordable stay in a good quality hotel.

    4
    « Comfy stay and the staff are superb »

    I stayed in Linton Lodge for 5 nights last week while working in Oxford. The rooms are very comfy and clean and the hotel is also very well placed for getting in to Oxford centre. A 5 minute walk to the bus stop and then a further 5 minutes in to the centre of town. What really made my stay though was the staff who were all superb and very helpful throughout. I would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Comfortable hotel in a pleasant location. »

    A warm and helpful welcome from the Reception desk plus an excellent buffet breakfast with prompt service the following morning made Linton Lodge a very pleasant place to stay overnight. We did not sample the restaurant on this occasion, however we would anticipate using this hotel again and would definitely consider eating in as an option.

  • 4
    « Pleasant weekend »

    This was my second stay at this hotel this year. A Long weekend. This time we had an executive room on the second floor which was well appointed, comfortable andimportanatly very quite.. The hotel has contemporary decor and staff offer a warm and pleasant welcome.. Breakfast was a good standard and although it was not on the menu provided an omelette upon request. Good value and clean and comfortable.

    5
    « All one could ask for ... »

    This is a really comfortable and friendly hotel, and I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay. Friendly and helpful staff, nice breakfast, and a well-stocked bar. Plus, good Wi-Fi and well-equipped rooms. All one could ask for in a hotel; and at a very fair price. Parking was fine for me, being a weekend guest; but I imagine it could be trickier mid-week?

    4
    « a nice stay »

    this hotel is very good the staff are very helpful it is clean and tidy about 1 mile from the city centre the breakfast [buffet] was very good with a reasonable selection of hot and cold items the bar area/lounge was nice my only very minor complaint was there was no draught beer or popular bottled beer most of the bottles I had never heard of.so it was trial and error to find one I liked.

    4
    « Sunday Lunch »

    Four adults. We had a very pleasant meal fixed price with choice of one, two or three courses. Four balanced choices including vegetarian option. Very reasonable food prices. Drinks and wine average. Very few people attended lunch. So we were very surprised to be extremely satisfied with the meal and service.

    2
    « Poor service marred a clean hotel »

    Clean, tidy hotel in a great location ... such a shame I was told within minutes of arrival that I should cancel and go elsewhere!! My crime? To ask why they wanted to charge me for parking when the hotel web site had said that parking was free for guests. I'd arrived two hours early ... but the car park was half empty, and the on street parking was free. Anyway, with a welcome like that - it's clear that in any discretionary decision by management, they won't err on the side of the customer.

    3
    « Pleasant hotel, poor food..... »

    The hotel is clean and comfortable and staff helpful. It is also very handy for getting into the City, being very close to the main bus route. Arriving late we decided to eat in the restaurant and were very disappointed. The main course was reminiscent of school dinners and the wine list not brilliant, would definitely not choose to eat there again. Our hotel room was small only just large enough for 2 people on a short stay, the shower seemed unable to get beyond warm and was also only partially attached to the wall.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Excellent amenities, I spent 8 nights and it was perfect. Staffs were very pleasant and they offer a room of choice even at late check-out. Very professional. Rooms were looked recently refurbished and shining. Very good value for money for Oxford.

    5
    « Birthday treat »

    We read previous reviews and were a little worried that it might not be up to expectations.The reviews were wrong and we thoroughly enjoyed our very short stay. The hotel was really clean and the staff were very friendly. the restuarant was very nice and the food and service was excellent. Our room was lovely, clean and we were able to open the windows albit minimal. lovely touch gift from Best Western mints, lipbalm and flannel. Hot beverages were excellent and the biscuits.

    4
    « A very friendly and inexpensive hotel. »

    Oxford is an expensive place to stay. We visit relatives nearby frequently and usually stay in a village pub. On this occasion we wanted to stay in Oxford itself, and Linton Lodge had very reasonable rates. We were very pleasantly surprised at the twin room with two large comfortable beds, and a relatively spacious bathroom. Most hotels in Oxford charge for parking but it was free at Linton Lodge. The location is good. It is a stroll to the bars and restaurants on North Parade, and not much further to the wide range of eating and drinking options on the lively Wilton Street. If you were going to the excellent Cherwell Boat House to eat it couldn't be better placed as it is just round the corner. The best thing about the place however was the service and friendly and efficient staff. The welcome from reception was warm, and the same was true at breakfast. The breakfast itself was good with a good choice of items, and perfectly poached eggs. The accommodation, breakfast, and parking were extremely good value for this location in Oxford. We will definitely stay again.

    4
    « Thank you »

    Upgraded to Executive suite. Clean, comfortable beds. Good sleep. Friendly service at reception and efficient in the breakfast room. Booking system excellent...the booking staff went above and beyond on hearing that we had experienced a bad hotel (NOT Bestwestern I hasten to add) a week earlier.

  • 3
    « disappointed »

    Hotel was in a handy location for a leisurely stroll into the centre but also near bus route. The price of the stay caused a problem and also the bathroom had a lot of small but important maintenance issues. The radiator would not adjust and the room was uncomfortably hot. On arrival we were given a book of vouchers, one of which was for a three course meal in the restaurant for the price of a two course. We ordered the three course set menu which was excellent but were then told we couldn`t use the voucher although there was nothing to clarify this.

    3
    « A hotel of 2 halves! »

    My husband and I visited this hotel last weekend to have a look around Oxford. The car parking was welcome and the lobby, restaurant and bar were well decorated airy and nice. There was a skip outside and we wondered if the hotel is in process of renovation. Go further into the hotel though and it all becomes a bit more scruffy. The carpet in the hallways outside the room and the decoration of the stairs and hall are a bit dated. There was small dots of mould in the bathroom around the grouting and sealant, and the sink was cracked. The room was clean and adequate for a couple of nights. You wouldn't want to spend loads of time in the room though. We were in a standard room. Also it was a cold weekend but the room was boiling hot - even with the radiator switched off. The hotel is a little way from the town - about 20 minutes so if mobility was a problem or it was raining the walk up and down might be difficult. Buffet breakfast was ok - and the serving hours are long - until 10.30 am - so good if you like a lie in! Also we appreciated getting a drink when we arrived back after walking up from town after dinner. What I have not liked though is the 140 pound reserve that they put on my account has still not been cleared despite me paying the bill in full when we left. I have had holds put on money in hotels before to ensure payment but never not had it released as soon as the bill is paid. I am still waiting for that money to be freed up and have gone overdrawn this week as a result - it had not occurred to me that the money would still be held. Not impressive at all I am afraid. The place was not bad and we would go again - but this is very poor - as am I until my money is freed up.

    4
    « Good value for money »

    The hotel is clean and basic.It is in a good location,about 20 minutes to walk into town.The staff are friendly and helpful.The only thing I didn't like was the bed,it was very soft and uncomfortable. Bare in mind that you have to pay for parking if you arrive before check-in or stay later than check-out.

    3
    « OK if you've no other options! »

    This is not a destination hotel. You stay here when other (better) choices are not available. It's basic, no frills, and functional providing a bed for the night at a very reasonable price (GBP 95) It's not especially close to the city centre but there is parking for your car. Breakfast is OK but not in any way special. The best part about this hotel is that it is very close to the Cherwell Boathouse, one of the nicest restaurants in the city with a fabulous wine list. Drink enough and you won't notice how depressing the Hotel is as you stumble into bed.

    4
    « Great hotel and reasonable rates »

    This stay was for a birthday treat for my daughter and her two friends and we booked a family room which was clean, modern and spacious. We stayed at a hotel further out of oxford a month ago and found this one far superior in decor and services available. Great offers on too. A bit far out of the centre if you're not a walker but easy enough to ask reception to order a taxi. Will be returning for a weekend with my husband soon.

    5
    « Mini Xmas Break »

    The Hotel staff are friendly, professional, polite and very helpful. We arrived early to Lunch in Oxford and leave car at Hotel, but were pleasantly surprised to find our lovely room was ready and we could book in, thank you. Attentive and polite staff at breakfast, wide selection of buffet breakfast both hot and cold. A little way out of Oxford centre but regular bus minutes from Hotel.

    4
    « Nice Hotel But... »

    WE come and stay here at least once a year and have been pleased each time with our stay clean room,nice staff,one suggestion we have whilst we were sat in the lounge area was that the place could really do with some soft music playing in the back ground just to create a bit of atmosphere whilst having a drink in the bar.Keep up the good work Linton Lodge.

    2
    « Unfortunately due to error in dates, we lost our booking and 100% of prepaid amount »

    We were informed of 'no show' one day after the booking date in their system. As soon as we realized that these dates were wrong and called to get the dates corrected. Unfortunately, the hotel manager was inflexible and also insisted on holding on to the second day's room payment, even though I called ahead of that night of stay. Given my extensive travels over the years, I am used to get one or two reminders of my upcoming stay. If this Hotel had sent such reminders I would have realized the inadvertent mistake in the dates. It was convenient for Best Western to wait until the day after when their system expected to check in and recognize the revenue not only for the first night, and also for the second night. The manager insisted that the demand for their property was so high that he had charge me for the first night for no show. If the same logic of high demand applied for the second night, they could have easily filled the room that was booked in our name (presumably for a much higher rate) and refunded our fully prepaid amount for the second night. Needless to say, that if their claim of demand exceeding supply was true, then they had a windfall from letting other guests occupy the room that we informed them we could not use. Our mistake in somehow not double-checking the dates of reservation. Lost opportunity for Best Western to show some flexibility and win a customer for life.

    5
    « Life saver! »

    I was staying in Oxford for a conference and I thought it made more sense to stay at the conference venue, one of the colleges. I wasn't expecting luxury: I knew there wouldn't be a TV set or a bedside lamp, but, at least, I expected hot water in the shower. Besides not having a proper shower, but a kind of reserved area with a plug hole on the floor (which I could live with), the water kept running cold. After calling the porter twice, I was told this was due to the fact that the shower hadn't been used for over two weeks and that I should let the water run for twenty minutes. As I had got up at 4 a.m. to catch a flight and was going to present my paper next day, I thought that I was entitled to a hot or warm shower. After half an hour, I gave up and phoned my colleagues, who were staying at the Linton Lodge, and begged them to ask at reception if there was any room available. I was so lucky that by 11 p.m. I was checking in and a few minutes later I opened the door to a very comfortable room. Not only was there hot water in the shower and in the sink (which I believe are standard in the 21st century!), but there was a tub and plenty of towels. There was a roomy closet, tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits, an alarm clock, two chairs, a TV set, an iron and board, a hairdryer and a fan for hot days. The heating worked perfectly and there was a double bed and a single bed in the room, both of them very comfortable with two pillows for each occupant. Everything was spotlessly clean. Regarding breakfast, I couldn't be more impressed with the variety: English breakfast with sausages, eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes; cereals and yoghurt, butter, cheese, jam, toasts and bread of different types; water, juice, coffee and tea. Everything was great quality and served by very polite and nice staff. Because I still needed to work on my conference paper that first morning, I only left the room to be cleaned at around 1.30 p.m. Afterwards, the very nice ladies in the reception were able to print the definitive version of my paper on the printer in the Business Centre. The second morning, after checking out, I left my luggage in reception and when I came back I asked for a taxi which arrived in less than five minutes. Altogether, a marvellous experience which could have been a disaster and was saved by this gem of a hotel, located in a quiet street and operated by caring and friendly staff. I know where I will stay when I go back to Oxford! Thank you ever so much for helping me.

    5
    « Comfortable and welcoming. »

    Really couldn't fault this. Staff were friendly and very helpful, the room was very comfortable and clean - I actually had a horrible cold and was feeling very tired, so spent more time in the room than I normally would, so I really appreciated it. Breakfast and the one dinner we had were fine and service was again very friendly and helpful. Would go there again (without a cold!)

  • 4
    « Lovely hotel »

    Arrived at hotel with daughter and 2 friends.Had booked 2 single rooms requested that the rooms were near each other receptionist arranged it with no problems.Very friendly staff well looked after cant comment on food as didn't eat in restaurant.Little way out of town cabs very cheap,would definitely visit again.

    5
    « An excellent Hotel »

    We stayed for one night to visit family in Oxford. The hotel was spotlessly clean, service was excellent with lots of smiling staff available and the room was lovely. Breakfast was also very good. We will return.

    4
    « A comfortable stay in one of Oxford's most exclusive locations. »

    I stayed here with a friend as our Christmas work party was here. The staff were friendly and courteous and telephoned us in our room a few minutes after arrival to check that all was satisfactory. I had booked a twin room and our room had a double and a single bed. The room was clean and fresh although the bathroom was a little tired. We had a good breakfast in the morning with plenty of choice.

    5
    « Fantastic Service, Great Room, Lovely Experience »

    My husband and I stayed at the Linton Lodge Hotel for a second year running for a Christmas event and again thoroughly enjoyed an excellent stay. The staff in the hotel and in the restaurant cannot be praised enough. Upon check-in, Ana could not have been more helpful or friendlier, and when we saw her on the desk the following morning she made us feel remembered and valued with the same cheerfulness as the day before. We attended an event held in the restaurant the evening of our stay and the restaurant staff was attentive, professional, and friendly throughout night. The following morning we enjoyed the generous options in the breakfast including full English fare and an excellent selection of continental items. During the breakfast, we were thoroughly impressed after pouring our orange juice to find it had gone watery, but before we were able to tell staff, the juice was being replaced and servers apologised diners with the inferior juice, informed us it had been replaced and asked if they would like our glasses replaced. Superb service for a serve yourself set-up. Our meals, both evening and breakfast were great quality and delicious. Our room was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities one could expect with an iron and board, hair dryer, fully stocked tea service, and an extra blanket in the wardrobe should we have needed it ? which we did not because the heating was great! Add the ample parking and location within walking distance of Oxford centre, the Linton Lodge is beyond great value. We very much enjoyed our stay once again, and look forward to staying again soon.

    4
    « Christmas Market 2015 »

    We try each year to visit an UK Christmas market and also to tick off staying in a County town, this year we choose Oxford and Linton Lodge. Wanted a hotel with car parking which is not so easy in cities and so it proved in Oxford. Linton Lodge was a good choice with good size very clean room and excellent bathroom. Good breakfast selection and ate twice in the bar area, sandwiches very good value and well presented.

    2
    « Disapointed »

    Clear evidence of a recent flood within the room. The carpet and smell were well below what was expected. The hot water was fitful but the location and the people on reception were good.I now have to whitter on for another few sentences to fulfil the minimum two hundred character limit for this review.

    5
    « Great clean friendly hotel »

    I only stayed one night. The staff were very friendly. Our twin room had two double beds and a good sized very clean bathroom. We would be very happy to stay here again any time. It's a short bus ride from central Oxford. We didn't have breakfast so I can't comment on the food

    3
    « oxford »

    Best Western hotels are usually predictable and of a good standard but this one left me very disappointed. The TV didn't work and couldn't be fixed during our 3 night stay and the pump for the hot water in shower was variable so water was hot, cold then warm. I was constantly jumping in and out of the water.

    3
    « Lovely Weekend »

    A lovely stay in an ideal location. Only downside was a lot of noise from room above and the bar would only accept card payments after the staff had cashed up at 1030pm. But overall, a very clean hotel with helpful staff.

    4
    « Good hotel slightly let down. »

    Staff were very helpful and attentive at reception and dining room. Rooms smart, clean and tidy except for very unpleasant object under bed left by previous guest and missed by cleaner. Although reception/dining area very smart, the corridor carpet looked grubby. Will definitely book again.

  • 3
    « not impressed »

    Payed £114 per night ,on going to the resturant in morning, to find this did not include breakfast, another £24 to pay forwarm buffet style breakfast, we have since been home check out other establishments in the area and found we could of got a far better deal, room was very small room , very disapointed, on the plus staff was very nice, and the place was very clean.free wifi but did not work in room.

    5
    « A last minute suprise »

    Last second booking whilst the Christmas parade was being set up for last night. Any port in a storm was the plan. This port we are returning to. Spotlessly clean and staffed by consumate professionals. We're going back next year. Need we say more?

    1
    « smelly and unclean room »

    The room was shabby, unclean, poorly ventilated and smelly. We complained to the reception staff but they did not have another room available. I have stayed at this hotel four or five times in the last 12 months as its location is excellent for us. Last time we stayed we had a problem of having a room above the smoking area outside so it was too noisy and smelly to have the windows open and it was 26 degrees outside and no air conditioning. Again we complained and asked to be moved. There were no rooms available to change to. We will not be returning to this hotel.

    4
    « Value for money »

    Oxford is an expensive town to stay at, with only a limited number of hotels, which tend to be fully booked. Linton Lodge is somewhat out of the centre, but the centre is easily reached with bus 2. The premises are somewhat worn and noisy (at least in the wing I stayed), but the friendliness of the staff fully compensates this. The price was very reasonable.

    3
    « Not near to town centre »

    Room is spacious and comfortable, though a little dim. It is also quite clean. Service is friendly and breakfast is reasonable. Location-wise, the hotel is about 30 mins from the town centre - no so good in rainy weather

    4
    « friday 13/11/15 @ 3.30pm »

    this hotel has excellent service very comfortable room. the staff are all very helpful we had 1 issue which was dealt with very promply to our satisfaction. we would stay here again as its very convenient to oxford city centre

    4
    « Lovely Hotel in Quiet Location »

    Stayed for just the one night, Can't fault the staff who were all very pleasant and helpful. We wanted a taxi to take us into Oxford, this was arranged promptly. The only downside was that the bed in our room was very firm and meant it was hard for us to get to sleep

    4
    « Great value, modern , well situated hotel »

    Oxford can be expensive so was pleased to find good deal at this hotel. Reception areas were modern and the room had a lovely view over a quiet garden. Breakfast was good. The hotel is situated an easy 20 mins walk from the city centre. Will definitely stay again. Only criticism- it was so hot!! Managed to turn hearing off in bedroom and open windows but the dining room was like a sauna

    2
    « Fawlty towers »

    Check in was okay, informed staff we were leaving next morning at 6am. They offered to make us a bagged breakfast ( more later) Showered in room, unable to set temperature much below scolding. Had evening meal which was a bit confused but okay. Checkout was a farce, our bills were messed up and no bagged breakfast, the man went to make some ham sandwiches whilst his colleague played with the PC. We were almost late for work.

    5
    « Linton lodge »

    The service by hotel staff was exceptional a very clean well organised hotel It was ver close to the centre of Oxford and all travel into the centre was well advised by the staff who took care to make sure nothing was overlooked.

  • 4
    « Sightseeing visit to Oxford »

    Hotel was very clean,staff were friendly and helpful. We dined out in the evenings to sample local atmosphere but breakfast at hotel was good. Hotel 5 mins walk from bus stop into town with very regular service. Overall an enjoyable stay.

    5
    « REALLY LOVELY BIRTHDAY BREAK FOR MY HUSBAND »

    We stayed at this hotel and all i can say is it was 100% perfect - nothing to complain about - the staff were all helpful and friendly and the food was really nice both dinner and buffet breakfast. The room was very clean and tidy and spacious for the two of us. I took my hubby here for his birthday break and he loved it and we had our lunch at woodstock in oxford before we arrived as the check in is 3pm. We got there at 1.45pm and they said our room was ready. We had the view of the garden and in the morning you can hear the wood pigeons out side but it didnt bother me at all. I cant complain at all for this stay here and they had FREE WIFI if you wanted it but i dont use it when i am away as dont need to. Would defientley recommend this hotel as it was all 100% and hats off to the chef as the food was well cooked to want you want and lovely presented on your plate so tasteful and nice and get full up aswell. Thanks again Barry and Jackie Townsend Hertford

    4
    « Last minute visit »

    Stayed here with family for 2 nights booked the first night on the morning of the stay and second night booked then next morning. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the room was clean and tidy. Didn't eat in the restaurant however it looked very nice and welcoming. The room service menu looked nice and reasonably priced. The hotel is a short distance from oxford and Churchill hospital which was where I was visiting. The room was reasonably priced and did the job.

    4
    « Great value, very convenient »

    Really nice staff, set in a lovely part of Oxford, only a few minutes from the city centre. Excellent value, breakfast not great though. Bathrooms and rooms are very clean, good facilities, hose shower that can be moved rather than a fixed head on the wall. Definitely worth staying here

    4
    « Clean and comfortable but outside the city centre »

    I was transferred here after my original hotel made a mistake so it was further from the city centre than I would have liked. That said, I was warmly welcomed on arrival and presented with the key to a room that was clean and comfortable enough. The price paid by my original hotel was more than I personally would have paid for it.

    4
    « Nice hotel a bit outside of city centre »

    The hotel is nice the rooms are of good sioze and the bed was comfortable. The staff was really friendly. I checked in at 11:45 pm and it was no big deal. To city centre it is about 15 minutes walk but you can take a bus

    1
    « NEVER EVER AGAIN »

    I arrived at the hotel and the staff were friendly I checked which was all fine ,then I went to my room and have NEVER stayed anywhere so small as you'll be able to see by the pictures . I went back down to reception and the lady behind the desk looked like she was expecting me , she was very sorry as she kept saying but nothing could be done which I find hard to believe but that's only an opinion. The room is no more than a store room and I don't think it's Evan 10' square and the bathroom 4'square if I'm being generous. I then went to the restaurant where I saw 3 girls all happily chatting away then I got showed to the table and got passed a menu I asked a couple of simple questions like what sort of potatoes are served and I got told ones that are whole and cooked in a pan so I said are they new potatoes she told me she wasn't sure so I had to guess what they may be . The food was actually rather nice although when it came to coffee and I asked for a cappuccino with no chocolate I got told it was a latte and that's what I got . As an overview I will NEVER stay here again and if this is what Best Western have come to then they have really gone down hill and thank god I'm not here for very long . If you like any sort of comfort and quality in my opinion this is not the place to go you will be disappointed I know I am .

    3
    « Very close to the centre but can be expensive »

    The hotel is standard best western type. Very close to the centre with a regular bus service including a night bus. The restaurant is excellent. Staff are young always willing to be helpful but seem s little inexperienced. Plenty of car parking spaces and if not the hotel provide permits.

    3
    « Well...leaves a lot to (not) be desired... »

    Having stayed in best western in other locations before I was expecting something better! Firstly and with a lot of shock - Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel DO NOT have baby changing facilities in their reception guest bathrooms!!!! After travelling for ages and needing to change baby's nappy we were told that there are no facilities and and were told we could change her in the restaurant were we going to have lunch!!! Utterly appalled. The room was nicely decorated if you can see past the cobwebs on the walls and corners of the rooms -yuck!!!! Having travelled with a newborn we were given a room with a shower so we couldn't even bath baby - luckily it was only for one night!!!! Upon arrival 2 hours before check in to drop our luggage we asked reception to confirm they have a cot for us - response - ummm.. Not sure, I see the notes but cant confirm!?!? WHAT??? This is after calling prior to booking to ask if they had these facilities available, booking with a note requesting this and lastly calling the day prior to check in to reconfirm. When we checked in and asked -again - if there was a cot in our room the receptionist just looked blankly at us, shrugged and responded with ... I hope so. Luckily it was there. Unnecessary stress! I definitely think the reception team could do with some client satisfaction courses to provide the quality service offered in other best westerns! You doing a service for paying customers, the customers aren't doing you a service! Breakfast although not included was simple but very tasty. Definitely not my best western experience.

    3
    « Not Impressed! »

    Clean and comfortable, BUT this hotel has a long way to go to be considered as a great place to stay. I had a lot of luggage to hawk to my room which was in an outpost of the main building with no offer of help to get it there. Breakfast was an additional charge to what I thought was an overpriced hotel. I will not be back anytime soon!

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Motorway M40. Then A40. At the second roundabout take the first exit. Lindon Road is 2 miles on left.