Staying at Downing

Downing College has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay in historic Cambridge. Dating from the early 1800s, the College has a unique setting in Cambridge amidst 20 acres of lawns and trees. While the College environment itself is quiet and peaceful, the museums, shops and River Cam in the very heart of Cambridge are only a few minutes' walk away. Downing College is an ideal location for visitors on a leisure break or in Cambridge on business. We have everything you need here for a relaxing and enjoyable overnight stay in a unique environment. 

The Bedrooms

We provide an award winning range of accommodation for leisure, event and business guests and we received the Cambridge BID Customer Experience Special Recognition Award in 2016 and again in 2018 in a Cambridge College. We are certain you will find our facilities can give you everything you require for your stay. There are no restrictions on the length of stay, subject to availability and all rooms are available from a minimum of one night. 

Our spacious bedrooms are fully equipped for the modern day traveller, we offer the following facilities in all Superior Ensuite Bedrooms:

  • Daily Servicing
  • Modern en-suite bathrooms complete with towels and toiletries
  • A Welcome Tray with tea and coffee making facilities
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

What else we have to offer

We offer our guests a self-service breakfast in our beautiful neo classical College Hall which allows you to have your own College experience with us during your stay. If breakfast is not available or your you on a room-only basis, Cambridge has a wide variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from and in close proximity. Guests check-in at the Our Porters' Lodge which is open 24/7 and our friendly staff are on hand should you require any guidance or information about the College, your stay or recommendations for Cambridge . 

Please note that the college is unable to accept bookings for children under the age of 16 years or for Stag and Hen parties. Guests of 16 - 18 years must be accompanied by an adult (21 or over).  Downing College is unable to provide accommodation for anybody who is required to self-isolate. Downing College does not offer twin bedrooms.