The Holiday Inn Oxford hotel is a reasonably-priced hotel on the edge of town around 5.5km (3½ miles) north of Oxford city centre.
This hotel has 154 rooms on four levels. Guest rooms are larger and have more facilities than competing hotel brands and they come with comfortable beds plus a sofa bed, a television, a work desk, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom. All rooms are air-conditioned and seven of the rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Other hotel facilities include a small fitness centre and a business centre with meeting rooms plus printing and copying facilities. There is also a lounge bar in the reception area plus the Junction Restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast as well as evening meals.
Although this is a relatively affordable hotel, prices can fluctuate depending on demand and it can be much more expensive staying here during peak periods.
This Holiday Inn is on the northern edge of Oxford near the services at the Peartree Interchange. There is not much in the immediate vicinity except for a petrol station, a KFC, a Starbucks coffee shop and a small Waitrose. However, this hotel is usually a cheaper option than staying in the city centre and the Oxford Bus Company’s park and ride 300 bus will take you to the city centre in 12 minutes. The bus fare into the city centre is £1.80 one-way or £2.80–3 return.
It is a seven-minute walk if you follow the path from the hotel to the park and ride bus stop even though it is only around 190m (623 ft) as the crow flies. Apparently, there is an unofficial path to the park and ride that has been cut through the hedge that should get you to the bus stop a little quicker.
Parking is free at this hotel (unlike the other hotel at the Peartree roundabout that charges for parking) making it a good option if you’re driving.