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Marlborough Arms Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This 15th century inn is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are comfortable, the beds are excellent, the breakfast was delicious. It is ideally located in Woodstock, which is a central location from which to explore the Cotswolds and only a short walk to the famed Blenheim Palace. Our booking was done through Great British Escapes who organized our self-drive tour of the UK. We spent 3 nights here during which we ventured into Stratford-upon-Avon, Bourton-on-the-Water and Oxford City. The only drawback we experienced was the shower. The water pressure was very low but I guess when the hotel is hundreds of years old, it can't be helped. Note to fellow smokers: all hotels in the UK practice a strict no-smoking policy. But the hotel has a beautiful courtyard which is really convenient.

We selected this B&B for its proximity to Blenheim palace. It's a lovely location just minutes from the main gates of the estate grounds. We had the little cottage across from the main building,very spacious with main sleeping area separated from bathroom by small entryway. My husband enjoyed sitting in the little courtyard to relax and read his maps and travel books. The breakfast area is bright with table arrayed with cereal,fruits, pastries, meats and cheese. Also a delicious full English breakfast to set you up to explore Blenheim. Staff graciously let us leave our car in their lot while we toured the palace and grounds.

I’ve only just returned from this amazing hotel and couldn’t be happier writing this review. This weekend was my brother’s wedding in Cassington and I think the majority of my family took over this hotel so we wanted somewhere close by, great location to restaurants and shops and somewhere to relax. Before staying at the hotel the booking process was a bit stressful, mainly down to booking rooms for over 20 people through After picking up the phone and speaking to Sally who was great, everything was sorted and the room changes were amendment. I was looking forward to my stay at the Marlborough Arms. On arrival, Angelica welcomed all the family to the hotel and showed us all to our rooms and explained everything. A few guests were arriving later that night which we had forgotten, Angelica stayed in touch with us and even brought the room key to the restaurant we were eating at that evening so everything ran smoothly. Talk about good customer service. The next morning, all 20 guests headed down to the breakfast room where they served the most incredible full English breakfast. You could choose what you wanted and everything was superb! The rooms are incredible, I would highly recommend staying in room 10 and the outside rooms in the courtyard as they are so spacious and have great bathroom facilities. The rooms were so clean and cleaned daily with new bedding. All the staff, are so welcoming at the hotel and I couldn’t be happier to have chosen this hotel when celebrating my brother’s wedding. I will definitely be staying at this hotel once again in the future. Once again thanks for all your help from booking the hotel to checking out. See you again in the future.

A wonderful old world hotel which we thoroughly enjoyed for our overnight stay. We had a lovely spacious room at the back of the building which, with a very comfortable bed, ensured a very quiet and great night's sleep. Our breakfast was very good both cold and hot options and great that you order your hot breakfast options which are only then, prepared for you. With back street car parking this hotel has everything you need. Added to this is Alena, a wonderfully genuine and warm reception manager who really does do all that she can to ensure you enjoy your stay.

My husband and I recently stayed at The Marlborough Arms prior to visiting Blenheim Palace. We were really impressed with Alina (apologies if this spelled incorrectly) who was extremely welcoming and efficient. Just what's needed to make a good impression on reception. Our room was large and with a most comfortable bed. Breakfast was really good with lots of lovely food to choose from. As we now have an annual pass to Blenheim we would definitely stay at The Marlborough Arms on any subsequent visits and also recommend to family and friends.

Hotel in the High Street off street parking behind hotel, lovely Receptionist very friendly and helpful showed us to our room which was lovely, Beautiful old building very comfortable bed very good cooked breakfast - would stay again very close to Blenheim = could walk and very nice village to walk around with lots of pubs and restaurants.

Charming old building in a lovely setting.Very helpful pleasant lady on reception who settled us in,she also looked after us for breakfast.The room was perfect also. Unfortunately they don't do evening meals as Woodstock has numerous restaurants/cafes.We went to Brotherton's which was quite disappointing.

Beautifully presented old building professionally run. The staff are very pleasant and efficient. Comfortable bed in light and airy room, we had a room overlooking the courtyard so very quiet. Excellent breakfast with a good choice. We would happily return here and would recommend it to anyone needing a comfortable place to stay in the centre of Woodstock.

I stayed here for last year's birthday and it was lovely!! The staff was very helpful and utterly sweet, when they found out it was my birthday they made a fuss about making me smile and giving me tiny tokens. The room was enormous and perfect with bath and shower and a gorgeous desk I used to sit and write down my experiences for the day.

Historic building with character. Private car park at the rear Comfy bed and quiet room. Bath and separate shower. Excellent breakfast. So convenient for visiting Oxford as the bus stops right outside the guest house and takes you to the Ashmolean where you can get a hop on hop off sightseeing bus. We also had 10% discount on our dinner at the Woodstock Arms. Also within walking distance of Blenheim Palace. A very enjoyable stay and can thoroughly recommend it.

26 Oxford Street Woodstock England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Blenheim Palace
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located within a 5-minute walk of Oxfordshire Museum, Marlborough Arms Hotel is within a 15-minute stroll of Blenheim Palace. This 13-room, 4-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Oxford Bus Museum is also 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from this Woodstock B&B.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Marlborough Arms Hotel's 13 rooms are individually decorated and provide sofa beds, electric kettles, and portable fans. 40-inch TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

Marlborough Arms Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Classic Double

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 354 reviews