Your stay at Downing

Downing College, dating from the early 1800s, has a unique setting 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 offer some of the best College bedrooms in Cambridge, having won the Cambridge BID Award for Best University B&B accommodation in 2018. Whatever your conference or function requirements there is a choice of bedroom facilities from student study rooms and houses to standard and superior en-suite rooms offering single, twin or double bedded occupancy. We have over 200 bedrooms, 150 of which offer en-suite facilities.

Our spacious bedrooms are fully equipped for the modern day traveller, with facilities such as a flat screen television, a spacious desk and free Wi-Fi. Tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer are provided and bedrooms are cleaned daily by our College Domestic Assistants. We have car parking available within the grounds, subject to availability; please request when you are making your booking. Guests check in at the Porters' Lodge on Regent Street, which is manned 24 hours a day, and the Porters can provide guests with any information about the college but also recommendations for Cambridge in general. 

Downing College is unable to provide accommodation for anybody who is required to self-isolate.

A selection of some of our Superior Rooms Available...