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Any recommendations for Cambridge

On my trip next year am planning 2 nights in Cambridge. Anyone have any hotel recommendations?? Thanks so much!!

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We loved the Gonville Hotel, near parker's piece. Be sure to get the free tour of Cambridge in the Bentley if you stay here.

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You will make Cambridge happy. They are always banging on about the people who travel up from London for the day and leave without staying the night.

You'll make their day.

I never stay in a hotel (bad me) because I am just a few miles down the road. I make plenty of use of their Park & Rides though.

What price range? How many people? What special interests do you have?

Are you visiting any particular college or Addenbrooks?

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One thing I will recommend about Cambridge is to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum. It is one of the finest regional museums I’ve ever visited.

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Thanks Nigel - price range around 100 pounds, mostly want to check out Kings College grounds & chapel, Fitzwilliam museum and do a punt down the Cam.

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what month? £100 is likely on the light side.

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It will be difficult to find a hotel in the 100 pound price range in Cambridge proper. We stayed in an Air BNB (1Br/1Ba) and paid $120ish a night plus cleaning and fees last June. We were there 4 nights. It also had parking. It was a great location - very close to the bridge you walk across to go to Jesus Green.

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Thanks Everyone. I settled on The Regent Hotel for $165 US a night. It got nice reviews on Trip advisor and I think someone was complimentary here as well.

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Sorry I didn't reply earlier - I agreed with the following poster that £100 be light. I'm glad that you found what you wanted, I'm sorry it cost more.

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Kim, we also stayed at a (slightly larger) Airbnb flat that was close to the footbridge to Jesus Green. Great location! We stayed 5 nights and loved every minute. One highlight was evensong at Magdalene College Chapel, with a sermon by Canon Professor Snape (!) and attended by the master of Magdalene College, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (we hope he didn't notice us nodding off from jet lag!!).

nwnews2, we'd be interested to hear back what you think of the Regent Hotel.

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If you’re there in summer months you can often stay in student lodgings. They’re not high-end hotels but they do include breakfast and free access to the college grounds. Same applies to Oxford if you’re heading that way.

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Thanks cathyclark. We are going to Cambridge at the end of September. I tried to talk the husband into staying in a dorm room but he declined - LOL. At 69 years old he is a bit set in his ways. The Regent Hotel got good reviews in tripadvisor and wasn't far off our mark budget wise.