Review: Hilton Cambridge City Centre


Hilton Cambridge City Centre

Trip to London and Cambridge

Date of stay: September 2-3, 2023
Address: 20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT GB
Room: Booked King guest room, upgraded to King Executive Room
Nightly Rate: 97.50 GBP
Getting to the hotel: From Cambridge Railway Station, take bus 3 towards Fen Ditton and get off at St. Andrews Station. The hotel is a few steps away from there.

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Hotel Exterior & Entrance



Located on the ground floor to the right is the Concierge Desk.

The reception and the restaurants are on the 1st floor.



This lovely cow is on display between the 2 escalators.

The glass ceiling surely makes the reception area bright.


Elevators & Hallway

Elevators, 1st floor (the highest floor is 4th floor)

Elevators, 2nd floor

There is also an ice machine available.

King Executive Room, 238


King bed

TV, luggage rack


Work desk, arm chair and coffee table

Closet with bathrobes, slippers, safe, etc.

Complimentary coffee and tea, Cadbury chocolate drink sachets, lemon cookie, bottles of water 👍

Mini fridge

Bathroom with the usual amenities from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Hair dryer

Orientation map

View of Sedgwick Museum of Earth & Sciences

Executive Lounge (6am to 10pm)

Lounge opening hours





Reading materials

Board games (talk about being in Cambridge) 😉

All Day Refreshments

Coffee and tea

Softdrinks, ginger ale

Water, Schwepps

Afternoon Tea

Chips, packaged peanuts, lemon cookie, cake

Happy Hour (6-8pm)

Cold cuts, cheese, bread, salads

Two hot dishes (one was puff pastry and the other was green peas balls)

The soup with vegetables and ground pork was very tasty 👍

Cake slices, chips, nuts and lemon cookies

Alcoholic beverages including Vodka, whiskey, Heineken, The Manor red wine, Waipara Hills white and Prosecco.

A glass of bubbly


There was no breakfast being served in the Executive Lounge which I think is practical since everything is offered in the main restaurant.

Breakfast Restaurant, Bull & Bass Restaurant


Mimosa with or without Prosecco 😉



Below are some photos from the buffet:

Amenities & Outlets

Fitness centre

Fitness centre

Piano Bar

There is also the Lounge Bar where you can book an afternoon tea.


Restrooms, lobby floor

Exploring the Area

Great St. Mary´s

Cambridge Market Square


First, I have to say that I have never been to Cambridge before so I was really looking forward to this trip. We had planned to stay two nights so I thought we would both stay at the two Hilton properties in Cambridge, spending the first night here at the Hilton Cambridge and the second at the Fellows House Curio Collection. Although both of which are very good hotels, the Hilton Cambridge City Centre is our favorite as it is in the heart of the city, has a lovely Executive Lounge and nice rooms. We also got an upgrade to an executive room as a diamond member. Breakfast buffet offering in the main restaurant was very good and extensive. Lastly, the staff I had contact with were all friendly. Overall, we had a wonderful stay in this hotel and would stay here again when back to Cambridge.