The Feathers Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 4-star hotel is on the edge of the Cotswolds and less than five minutes' walk from the gates of Blenheim Palace -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Characterful features include open log fires and antique furniture
  • The restaurant holds two AA Rosettes, while the bar boasts one of the world's largest collections of gins
  • Oxford is a 30-minute bus journey from the hotel and Stratford-upon-Avon is a 50-minute drive away

Enjoyed This
(93 Member Ratings)
"The food was generally pretty good and the room had character with a sloping floor whilst the bed was propped level with loose timbers. Newspaper delivered promptly."
Nov 08, 2018
Olney, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

There is limited and free on-street parking outside of the hotel. There is also a free car park in the centre of Woodstock. The nearest railway station is Hanborough, a 5-minute drive from the hotel or around 10 minutes away by line 233 bus. Oxford railway station is less than 15 minutes' drive from the hotel or 30 minutes away by bus.

Rooms & Rates

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The Feathers Hotel is a boutique 4-star property in the market town of Woodstock on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 15 minutes' drive from Oxford. The hotel was converted from seven separate 17th-century houses and features open log fires, antique furniture and traditional English furnishings.

This "intimate and unique hotel" (The AA) is a few minutes' walk from the gates of Blenheim Palace -- a 17th-century stately home, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (open daily).

There is a direct bus from Woodstock to Oxford, which takes around 30 minutes (this is often easier than driving into the city). Here, you can explore the city's "rich history, tradition and energetic academic life" (Lonely Planet), including its famous university colleges and museums. Stratford-upon-Avon -- the birthplace of Shakespeare -- is a 50-minute drive from the hotel.

You can learn about the local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife of the county by visiting The Oxfordshire Museum, two minutes' walk from the hotel (free; open Tuesday-Sunday).

Featured in Harper's Bazaar and Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay, The Feathers has free-standing baths, an al fresco terrace and one of the world's largest collections of gins. There is also a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, where "thoroughly modern British cooking is the order of the day", says The AA Restaurant Guide 2018.

According to The AA, "individually styled bedrooms are appointed to a high standard and are furnished with attractive period and reproduction furniture". Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park


  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Limited number of cots/extra beds available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under - please confirm availability with the hotel prior to booking.
Extra guest charges apply as follows: £50 per person, per night for children aged 3-11 inclusive. This includes breakfast.
There are no extra beds available for older children or adults.
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and at an extra charge. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. 

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(93 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Feathers over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The food was generally pretty good and the room had character with a sloping floor whilst the bed was propped level with loose timbers. Newspaper delivered promptly.
Other Comments
The restaurant and bar service on the first day was found to be below standard. Also, an apparent problem that we tried to address ourselves and was reported on the first morning before breakfast with the phone equipment in the room had still not been followed up at the time of checking out on the 7th November and caused myself unnecessary stress and a sleepless night!
Norman Nov 08, 2018 Olney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely rooms and food
S Nov 07, 2018 Ashford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very friendly and attentive, great food
Louise Nov 07, 2018 Watford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb dinner
alan Nov 06, 2018 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff who were all lovely and dinner menu which was absolutely delicious.
Other Comments
We wouldn't highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a visit to Blenheim palace.
Daniela Nov 06, 2018 Morden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and service plus the Gin Bar.
David Nov 05, 2018 Luton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble!
Other Comments
The only issue we had, was on booking through Travel Zoo, we requested a twin room, which was clearly visible on the booking form. This was not translated to the Hotel, and we had to share a double bed. Not ideal. It does actually say in the smallest of small prints when the staff checked, that we'd need to contact the hotel to confirm. So what's the point in having the option to specify this when booking with Travel Zoo?.
mandy Nov 05, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast and evening meal excellent. Excellent location, easy to walk to Blenheim Palace and catch a bus from just outside the hotel to Oxford.
Other Comments
Thank you for the up grade to a suite, it was a lovely room.
Anne Nov 04, 2018 Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Annette Nov 04, 2018 Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was excellent. Brilliant value for money. Excellent friendly service - very good food. We enjoyed the our stay very much.
Other Comments
A perfect overnight stay
Jane Nov 04, 2018 Southsea, United Kingdom

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