Family hotels in Cambridge

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Rich in history, architecture, culture, and some of the world's most prestigious colleges, Cambridge is an enchanting destination for families of all ages. With charming open spaces, parks and prime punting opportunities, you and your family will find plenty to enjoy during your stay. Whether you're seeking budget-friendly accommodations or a luxury stay in a historic neighbourhood, our guide will highlight the family-friendly hotels, attractions, and activities that make Cambridge a warm and welcoming destination for your next holiday. Relax, your perfect family trip to Cambridge starts here.

Things to do

Cambridge offers a myriad of family-friendly attractions, with history, culture, outdoor spaces, and memorable experiences abundant in this enchanting university town. Here are some suggestions tailored for family fun and adventure.

Enrich your family's understanding of famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton by exploring the fascinating history behind his apple tree and the discovery of gravity at various sites across Cambridge University. Admire the lush landscape, picturesque panoramas, and stunning architectural gems at The Backs, a serene stretch of land along the River Cam featuring some of the most famous Cambridge colleges.

For outdoor enthusiasts and families looking for leisure spaces, Jesus Green Park offers a range of amenities, including tennis courts, a children's play area, a skate park, and even a lido for summer swims. Don't miss out on the quintessential Cambridge experience of punting along the river, with guided tours available to showcase the city's breathtaking beauty and history.

For a unique and vibrant experience, head to the annual Cambridge Beer Festival in May, which offers a festive atmosphere for families to enjoy on Jesus Green. With these suggestions and more, your family holiday in Cambridge will be full of treasured memories and delightful discoveries.

When to visit

A trip to Cambridge can be an unforgettable experience for families at any time of the year. However, the ideal time for a visit is between May and September, when the weather is mild and pleasant – perfect for outdoor exploration and punting adventures. While primetime for Cambridge holidaymaking is between July and August with most attractions enjoyed in milder weather, this period also sees higher prices and plentiful crowds. To experience the city at its best with your family but without the hustle and bustle, consider visiting in late spring or early autumn. And remember, as always, it's best to schedule your family holiday within the school holiday calendar to avoid any penalties.

JAN
8.5°
3.1°
54mm
10 days
FEB
9.4°
3.4°
44mm
9 days
MAR
11.2°
4.1°
48mm
10 days
APR
14.3°
5.7°
32mm
8 days
MAY
17.6°
9.3°
61mm
11 days
JUN
20.6°
12.4°
59mm
9 days
JUL
23.5°
15°
56mm
10 days
AUG
22.6°
14.8°
64mm
9 days
SEP
20°
12.5°
49mm
7 days
OCT
16.2°
10.3°
67mm
10 days
NOV
11.9°
6.8°
54mm
10 days
DEC
9.8°
5.4°
61mm
10 days

Things you'll love...

  • Discover the secrets of Newton's apple tree and gravity at multiple sites across Cambridge University
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture and serene beauty of The Backs along the River Cam
  • Unwind as a family at Jesus Green Park, with amenities including tennis courts, play areas, and a lido
  • Experience the fun of punting along the river and enjoy the unparalleled views of Cambridge colleges
  • Join the colourful Cambridge Beer Festival on Jesus Green for a family-friendly day out
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in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, free wifi
apartment (the barton) | bathroom shower
studio (the darwin) | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, free wifi
family room, 1 king bed (fellows family connecting apt) | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, free wifi
room, 1 king bed (the kipling) | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, free wifi
room, accessible (the aston) | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, free wifi

The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cambridge, United Kingdom

72
An indoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, self parking, and concierge services.
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hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
junior suite, 1 queen bed | hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Novotel Cambridge North
Cambridge, United Kingdom

71
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a sauna are onsite. Change of towels is available on request.
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1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
junior suite | bathroom | separate bathtub and shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
penthouse king suite | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
classic twin room | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa
Cambridge, United Kingdom

61
Timezone: Europe/London With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry in Cambridge, you'll be on a lake, within a 15-minute drive of Trinity College and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This 4-star hotel is 11.2 mi (18 km) from University of Cambridge and 11.5 mi (18.4 km) from King's College. Make yourself at home in one of the 120 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks. Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a television in a common area. Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at The Bridge Restaurant, a restaurant which specializes in British cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are served on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Cambridge? This hotel features 6889 square feet (640 square meters) of event facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
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terrace/patio
in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
locke studio  accessible | bathroom | hair dryer, towels
42-inch smart tv with digital channels, tv
fridge, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher
locke studio  accessible | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains

Turing Locke
Cambridge, United Kingdom

59
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, self parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Weekly housekeeping is available.
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standard room, 2 single beds | desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
room amenity
desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
Cambridge, United Kingdom

57
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and dry cleaning. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and a TV in a common area are onsite.
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in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
feature room premier | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
feature room deluxe  | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Gonville Hotel
Cambridge, United Kingdom

56
A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, 24-hour room service, and free use of bicycles.
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standard room, 1 king bed, accessible | laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
standard room, 1 king bed, accessible | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
standard room, 1 double bed | laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
standard room, 2 single beds | laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
standard room, 1 double bed with sofa bed | laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi
laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free wifi

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge West Cambourne, an IHG Hotel
Cambridge, United Kingdom

56
This smoke-free hotel features a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and a meeting room. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and a front-desk safe.
Kids stay free
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suite, 1 king bed, terrace, park view | view from room
suite, 1 king bed, terrace, park view | premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
suite, 1 king bed, terrace, park view | bathroom | shower, rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, hair dryer
premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
suite, 1 king bed, terrace, park view | premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
suite, 1 king bed, park view | premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

University Arms, Autograph Collection
Cambridge, United Kingdom

55
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, 24-hour room service, and conference space.
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executive king with balcony | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
deluxe twin room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
deluxe double single room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk

Clayton Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

55
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a coffee shop/cafe, and 24-hour room service.
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double room (superking bed) | bathroom | towels
in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
superior double room | in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
superior studio | bathroom | towels

The Lodge Duxford
Cambridge, United Kingdom

55
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king, suite, 1 king bed with sofa bed | 1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
king, suite, 1 king bed with sofa bed | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
king, suite, 1 king bed with sofa bed | 1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
executive room, 1 king bed | 1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
room, 1 king bed, accessible | 1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Cambridge, United Kingdom

54
A restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Additionally, WiFi in public areas, valet parking, and 24-hour room service are onsite.
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suite, 1 king bed (penthouse suite) | terrace/patio
hair dryer, dressing gowns, towels
suite, 1 king bed (penthouse suite) | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
suite, 1 king bed (penthouse suite) | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
superior room, 1 king bed (graduate premium king) | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds

Graduate Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

54
This hotel features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and 24-hour room service are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
Kids stay free
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terrace/patio
senior suite (fellows) | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
senior room, 1 queen bed (fellows) | bathroom | designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers
senior twin room, 2 single beds (fellows) | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
senior room, 1 queen bed (fellows) | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
senior room, 1 queen bed (fellows) | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Cambridge, United Kingdom

54
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a health club. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.
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room, 2 single beds, accessible | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, towels
twin room, 2 single beds (sweet room) | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
twin room, 2 single beds (sweet room) | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
room, 1 double bed (sweetrroom by ibis) | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
room, 2 single beds, accessible | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing

ibis Cambridge Central Station
Cambridge, United Kingdom

53
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/cafe are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.
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cinema signature suite | desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
junior suite | desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
cinema signature suite | desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
junior suite | desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
suite | desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
suite | desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

52
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include conference space, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
Kids stay free
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double room, accessible | individually decorated, individually furnished, free wifi, bed sheets
junior suite | bathroom | free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
junior suite | individually decorated, individually furnished, free wifi, bed sheets
junior suite | individually decorated, individually furnished, free wifi, bed sheets
premier suite | individually decorated, individually furnished, free wifi, bed sheets
double room, accessible | individually decorated, individually furnished, free wifi, bed sheets

Lensfield Hotel
Cambridge, United Kingdom

49
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a sauna, massage/treatment rooms, and dry cleaning.
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desk, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free wifi
shower, hair dryer, towels
desk, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free wifi
desk, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free wifi
desk, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free wifi
desk, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free wifi

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10, an IHG Hotel
Cambridge, United Kingdom

49
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a 24-hour business center. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, a business center, and conference space.
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superior deluxe double or twin room | desk, free wifi, bed sheets
deluxe double room | bathroom | free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
superior deluxe double or twin room | desk, free wifi, bed sheets
superior deluxe double or twin room | desk, free wifi, bed sheets
deluxe double room | desk, free wifi, bed sheets
deluxe double room | desk, free wifi, bed sheets

The Red Lion
Cambridge, United Kingdom

31
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.
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in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, towels
deluxe room, 1 king bed, courtyard view | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
room, 1 king bed, courtyard view | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Hyatt Centric Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

30
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has 2 bars/lounges and a coffee shop/cafe. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, self parking and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.
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standard double room | bathroom | shower, hair dryer, towels, soap
standard double room | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard double room | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard double room | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
family room | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
flat-screen tv

Crystal Hotel
Cambridge, United Kingdom

29
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, express check-out, and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Housekeeping is available on request.
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