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Marlborough Arms Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Have just come back from a two night stay, booked through Secret Escapes. Check in is usually at 4.00 but were told to pop back at 2.30 and could check in then, which was great. A warm, friendly welcome greeted us. We were taken to our room in the top floor, which overlooked the high street. Yes, if you have the window open, it can be a bit noisy, but it was certainly quiet when going to bed. The room was clean and the bed was very comfy with tea and coffee making facilities. One small thing, the room could probably do with a fresh coat of paint, but not something I would complain about. We had our prosecco on the Saturday afternoon, and then sat and had a few more drinks in the bar, as it was so comfortable and cosy. The breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice. It was so good we didn't eat again until the evening. We would revisit Woodstock, as we didn't go to Blenheim, and would not hesitate to book here again.

We arrived at 3.45pm, and was greeted by Alina, who was very helpful and pleasant, she showed us to our first floor, deluxe room, which was lovely and very spacious and was at the front of the property with two big windows, and a spacious bathroom. We then had our cream tea and prosecco. This B&B is lovely, tastefully decorated, and very welcoming. Breakfast was very good. The location is excellent, 10 min walk to Blenheim Palace, which we visited on Sunday. Ample car parking and a Bus stop right outside the door, should you wish to visit Oxford. Would stay here agin.

We stayed at the Marlborough Arms on a Secret Escape deal and can honestly say we were not disappointed. We went we friends so bad two rooms booked, on arrival we were too early but were told to go back at 2.30 when our rooms would be ready which indeed they were. Our friends chose the second floor front facing room and we had room 12 which was in the courtyard , it was just like a little cottage and felt very homely. From beginning to end our stay was superb especially the breakfast and not forgetting the friendly staff. An added bonus was on arrival we had a cream tea with glasses of prosecco . Thank you

As per other reviews the hotel staff very friendly. Receptionist 'Alina?' was very helpful with our plumbing problem and with dining choices. Breakfast was good, excellent location and character with easy parking. However our Deluxe Double did not have a shaver point and we wasted several hours in the evening unable to take a shower until a plumbers was called to fix the problem. Judging by other reviews the plumbing does seem to be a recent problem. Also advised that front rooms are fitted with triple glassing. Not so - ours and our daughters room were original wooden sash windows with secondary glassing. Despite my poor hearing did hear the traffic clearly. Also her shared shower did not get hot only lukewarm. Next time will ask for rear room as their reviews seem more positive.

Stayed for one night ,to celebrate our wedding anniversary.We arrived early morning at the hotel ,and we were allowed to park our car whilst we visited Blenheim palace and Gardens which was only 20minute walk away.later when we booked in at the Marlborough Arms we were greeted by various staff members who .were very kind and friendly.What a pleasant surprise our bedroom was with a separate very large bathroom complete with bath and corner shower.In the morning we had the best breakfast we have ever eaten,We have to say the Marlborough Arms is one one the best hotels we have ever stopped in,and is worth 5 Stars,we shall recommend our family and friends about this hotel,and we will be returning soon Thank you so much😍Ted & Jackie Loughborough

Just spent two very enjoyable nights at the wonderful Marlborough Arms. The building is beautiful and the owners and staff so accommodating, efficient and warm. Our room was absolutely beautiful with the most comfortable bed - perfect sleep which was much needed! Breakfast was superb, both continental style and a wonderful cooked breakfast to order. Absolutely set us up for the day, so much so that we didn't eat anything until 10 pm! Hated leaving and can't wait to go back!

Really cute little hotel in the centre of Woodstock. Lots of character. Rooms were nice although suffered from no hot water in the showers. Staff were friendly, the hard working receptionist was exceptional, finished late every night and there for breakfast next day. Breakfast was very good and cooked to order and also liked how there was a veggie sausage on offer!

While you can tell this is a historic building because the doorways leading into the rooms are low since at the time it was built people were not as tall, it has been cared for very well. Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom very nice. Breakfast is served in a wonderful inviting restaurant-style room. There is a lovely buffet table with waffles, fresh fruit salad, fresh fruit, yogurt, muffins, etc. They also cook breakfast to order for you. The staff was great. There are three lovely sitting rooms on the ground floor as well as the reception. This hotel is a very short walk from Blenheim Palace and the bus stop to Oxford train station is directly in front of the hotel. Recommend!

Just got back from a 2-night stay here. I just cannot fault it. Our room was lovely as well as being spotlessly clean. The breakfast was plentiful and beautifully cooked and the staff were simply the best! Free parking and wi-fi and a great bonus is that Blenheim Palace is literally a 10 minute walk away. We will definitely go back :-)

Stayed here for 3 nights during The Blenham Horse Trials on a bed and breakfast basis. Provided with great accommodation, a comfortable, well equipped room, with its own small kitchen area and great ensuite shower room. Staff and Owners were extremely welcoming and looked after us well. Fantastic breakfasts, plenty to choose from, from both the buffet and the hot menu. Freshly cooked and well presented, delicious. Will definitely go back as also perfectly located for visiting the Palace as well as the many eating places in Woodstock.

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

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Classic Twin

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 378 reviews