Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 8,838 reviewsDescription 9 km from Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport is set in Stansted Mountfitchet and has a fitness centre and free WiFi.Review
"Walking distance to Stansted Airport. Clean and great breakfast"Janine. South Africa
GreyFriars This is a Preferred Partner property. It is committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value. This property may pay Booking.com a bit more to be in this Programme.
Colchester9.5 Exceptional 1,072 reviewsDescription Situated in Colchester, 200 metres from Colchester Castle, this AA rated property features a garden. Located around 6 km from Colchester Zoo, the hotel is also 11 km away from Flatford.Review
"All the staff was helpful and treated us kindly"Fernando. Spain
Southend-on-Sea9.2 Superb 1,182 reviewsDescription Located in Southend-on-Sea, 200 metres from South Essex College, The Last Post Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.Review
"Everything was reunited for a perfect stay. The atmosphere of this place is remarkable, the staff were so friendly and welcoming (especially the guy that greeted us for our check in +++) We stayed in a lovely clean room (106), so calm, hard to believe you’re actually above a pub. The bed was just divine, we slept so well, lovely bathroom too, it was absolutely spotless everywhere. We had a large flat screen TV, all was fantastic. Can’t believe the price of this place! Best value for money ever! We stayed in a different place for our first night (park inn) it was double the price and one of our worst experiences. Great traditional breakfasts (lots of vegetarian options) with free refills for your hot drinks. Thank you so much we had such a lovely time here at the Last Post! Will definitely come back !!!"Angela Gardner. France
Southend-on-Sea9.0 Superb 1,349 reviewsDescription With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, treatment rooms, and free parking.Review
"Everything - staff, cleanliness and comfort, location and onsite parking."richard. Canada
Mistley9.2 Superb 172 reviewsDescription Located in Mistley, Mistley Thorn Hotel offers a terrace and free WiFi. Offering a restaurant, the property also has a bar.Review
"This was a really lovely place to stay. Food, rooms, staff, surroundings all great. Wonderful!"Genevieve. Netherlands
Harwich9.1 Superb 607 reviewsDescription The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon features free WiFi and rooms with air conditioning in Harwich. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The property offers a 24-hour front desk.Review
"very comfortable bed ,nice room,clean,ideal, I recommend"Edyta. United Kingdom
The Bell Inn Hotel This is a Preferred Partner property. It is committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value. This property may pay Booking.com a bit more to be in this Programme.
Horndon on the Hill9.3 Superb 585 reviewsDescription Featuring free WiFi, The Bell Inn Hotel is situated in Horndon on the Hill. Featuring room service, this property also offers a terrace and a restaurant.Review
"Very friendly welcome, excellent food in the restauant (reservation recommended!), great breakfast. Nice room with very fast WLAN, even some protocols (like FTP) are obviously blocked. Good bed, modern..."Armin M. K.. Germany
Harwich9.1 Superb 276 reviewsDescription Sitauted in old Harwich, The Pier offers historic, quay side hotel accommodation. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout.Review
"Very personal service- make u feel like they've known you for ages, But at the same time give u privacy. In the bar down stairs they only have 101 different gins and a very knowledgeable bar man there to guide as well."jt1976. Australia
Colchester9.1 Superb 613 reviewsDescription Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.Review
"Super comfy beds and the best breakfast in the world!"Antanina. United Arab Emirates
Colchester9.0 Superb 633 reviewsDescription Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.Review
"from the minute we went through the front doors to the minute we left we were treated like royality.I could not recommend this hotel enough.Everyone of the staff were so helpful,courteous and polite.Our..."Irish ladies. Ireland
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Close to London, Yet Far Removed
Half-timbered houses lining village greens. Picturesque estuaries and sweeping countryside. Traditional seaside resorts. Affluent Essex has all of this and more.
Its county town Chelmsford has a flint cathedral and waterfront shopping complex. To the east Maldon is a pretty estuary town with a colourful high street, and further south is Southend-on-Sea, a popular seaside town with a good helping of fish and chip shops and the world’s longest pier.
Another pier with amusements is in Clacton-on-Sea, the closest Essex seaside resort to Colchester, the former capital of Roman Britain. City walls remain from this period, and it has a Norman castle and first-class zoo.
From nearby Harwich ferries depart to the Netherlands and Denmark, while Braintree houses the Freeport Outlet Shopping Village. Further west is Stansted Airport, an important hub for low-cost airlines. Closer to London, modern Harlow has the most Essex spa hotels and is close to the Lee Valley Regional Park and Epping Forest.
Brentwood is a bustling commuter town from where you can see the City of London skyline on a clear day. Close by is Basildon with its Hollywood-esque sign, and forming a triangle with them is Grays, home of the huge Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Wherever you are staying, Booking.com has an excellent range of guest houses, country inns and hotels in Essex.