University Arms Cambridge

Best For

Couples or small groups of friends looking for a lavish hotel in a unique, quintessentially English city.

the Low Down

Built in 1834, University Arms is an historic hotel set in the heart of Cambridge’s City Centre providing the perfect staging point to explore the stunning city and learn more about its history. The style is undeniably British and quintessentially Cambridge. Classic Edwardian interiors are combined with bespoke, leather-padded writing desks, low ottomans and tiered chandeliers in playful colours and rooms full of natural light. The result is ambitious, beautiful, and full of life. The hotel offers 182 beautiful rooms and 10 decadent suites across four floors, with views over Parker’s Piece, historic Regent Street, and the hotel’s inner courtyard.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive a guided walking tour of Cambridge, led by their experienced tour guide, guaranteed to wow you and make you laugh out loud.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Medieval University city with 800 years of history to uncover.
  • City centre hotel surrounded by colleges and landmarks.
  • Chef Director, Tristan Welch has designed every dish to be a whimsical re-imagining of a British classic, sourced from field, fen and England’s seas.
  • Breakfast is served in Parker’s Tavern Dining Room or you can also take things easy and have breakfast delivered to the Library. The menu is classic Cambridge, from a full English with free-range Cambridgeshire eggs, Newmarket sausages and bacon, to pastries and sticky buns from a local bakery.
  • There are few halls in Cambridge that compare with the grandeur and charm of the University Arms Ballroom — a wood-panelled room that belongs to the city’s heritage. The perfect spot to hold a wedding or event.
  • There is nobody better to inspire an unforgettable stay at a Cambridge city centre hotel than the knowledgeable, on site Concierge. Explore a Hidden Cambridge, whether you are looking for a tour, an unusual dining venue, a sporting event, or a new science exhibition.
  • Accommodation:
    University Arms Cambridge, re-created in 2018 by architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, offers 192 rooms and suites across four floors, with views over Parker’s Piece, historic Regent Street, and the hotel’s inner courtyard.
  • Location:
    Situated in the heart of Cambridge, University Arms is just a short walk from the railway station and under an hour from Central London.
  • Getting there:
    The hotel is 45 minutes by car from London Stansted. 55 minutes by train from London Stansted or 2 hours from London Heathrow.
  • What to pack:
    Comfortable shoes to explore the city and something rain proof, it is England after all!
  • Restaurants:
    Parker’s Tavern Restaurant marks a homecoming. A return to good, unpretentious British cooking. No fuss. No froth. Just fresh, honest ingredients, locally sourced and put together on a simple plate. A knife, fork and spoon. Conjured by a spectacular chef. There is a smart casual dress code for the restaurant.
  • Spa:
    There are no spa facilities available
  • Signature Activities:
    Punting on the River Cam, cycling through the city, walking tours.
  • All rates are inclusive of taxes
  • No parking is available at the property
  • This hotel has a smoke free policy
  • Babysitting: Not available
  • Kids Club: Not available

Rate includes

Breakfast at Parker’s Tavern

Access to onsite fitness facilities

Room features: Marble bathroom with shower, hair dryer and robe

Complimentary bottled water

Complimentary WiFi

Radio / coffee maker/ 42” LCD TV/ Iron & Ironing board

Daily housekeeping and evening turndown service

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

Rates are based on double room bed and breakfast and inclusive of taxes

Visa Cost

Schengen visa's cost €80 per adult. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Don't forget most retailers closes early on Sundays, if you're used to city life outside of Europe this can be quite the surprise.

Local Currency

The local currency is the British Pound


The climate of Cambridge is oceanic, with quite cold, rainy winters and mild, relatively rainy summers.


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