The Travelodge on Abingdon Road is about 2 miles out of the city centre and easily reached by car or bus.
First of all, we must say that the vegan breakfast we had at this Travelodge was the best ever! I'm English, have had a full English all over my fair homeland and nothing touches this one. You can also eat vegetarian/omnivore here, too.
Every component was just right, from the non greasy Linda McCartney vegan sausages, tomatoes and mushrooms to the perfectly seasoned baked beans. Add to the fact that it's buffet style and that there are plenty of side choices (cereals, pastries, fruits) and you have a real feast that'll set you up for a day of sightseeing. You have to pay a little extra for it on top of the room rate but believe me, it's worth every penny, and it's served in a pleasant, airy downstairs area that we really enjoyed starting our day in.
The hotel itself is about 2 miles out of the city centre and easily reached by bus. We got off the airport bus in the centre of Oxford, then bought a bus ticket on a local bus that allowed us unlimited 24 hour travel on Oxford public transport (you buy these tickets on any bus) so this meant our journey from town to hotel cost around GBP1 each way. The bus dropped us at the park and ride, a 3 minute walk up the road from the hotel.
Our room was comfy, clean, modern and although it looked out on a main road it wasn't noisy at all, the window insulation was excellent.
Early check in/late check out is offered for a small extra fee, there is strong wifi and there are cheaper deals to be had if you book well in advance.
And if you enjoy running, there's a path leading all the way into Oxford; jogging around Christchurch College in the early morning when there were few people around was one of the highlights of my trip.
It's also a convenient location for visiting the outstanding Blenheim Palace, which can be easily reached using a bus from the city centre.
Travelodge Abingdon Road