Staying at Downing

From Bed and Breakfast bookings to Summer Schools, Downing College has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay in historic Cambridge.

With shops, restaurants and bars minutes away, we off the perfect mix of the thriving cosmopolitan city and the calmness and tranquility of the College. 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 B&B and Conference guests and we received the Cambridge BID Customer Experience Special Recognition Award in 2016 and again in 2018 in a Cambridge College. With a choice of Superior Single or Double en-suite bedrooms, 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 bedrooms are hotel-standard and offer the following in all our Superior Rooms:

  • 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. Our Porters' Lodge is open 24/7 and our friendly staff are on hand should you require any guidance or information about 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.