Featured hotels in Essex

  • £99

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 7,784 reviews
    Description 4.2 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

    "Brand new hotel next to the airport and walking dustance from station. Really nice!!"

    Jan Willem. Netherlands
  • £100

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,050 reviews
    Description Situated in Colchester, 1.9 km 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

    "Everything to like about Greyfriars. From wonderful staff to fabulous rooms and general ambiance of the surroundings. Our package included small offerings from the minibar each day as well as some sweet..."

    Catherine. Australia
  • £49

    Average price per night

    The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.2 Superb 1,220 reviews
    Description 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

    "What a wonderful hotel with the most helpful staff. Had a huge room with an awesome bathroom. For the money I'd class this as the best value for money hotel I've stayed in. Was worried with it being above a pub on a weekend but never heard a whisper, Would recommend if in the area"

    Chris. Isle of Man
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

    Roslin Beach Hotel

    Southend-on-Sea

    9.1 Superb 1,376 reviews
    Description With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, treatment rooms, and free parking.
    Review

    "I had a suite with a sea view and it was brilliant. I always stay at the Roslin. Good location and the staff can't do enough for you. I would recommend it to anyone."

    susan. Spain
  • £105

    Average price per night

    Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley
    9.2 Superb 146 reviews
    Description 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
  • £39

    Average price per night

    The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 486 reviews
    Description 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
  • £70

    Average price per night

    The Bell Inn Hotel, Horndon on the Hill
    9.3 Superb 567 reviews
    Description 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

    "Adorable little inn out in the countryside. Staff were very friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. We had some muddy clothes that they were happy to launder. This is..."

    The Morrisons. France
  • £135

    Average price per night

    The Pier Hotel, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 279 reviews
    Description Sitauted in old Harwich, The Pier offers historic, quay side hotel accommodation. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout.
    Review

    "Good breakfast great atmosphere"

    Yvonne. Netherlands
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The North Hill Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 605 reviews
    Description Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
    Review

    "The location is superb, visiting Colchester and the Mercury Theatre. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. Big quiet bedroom at the separate end of the hotel was excellent . Good breakfast. And parking..."

    Marleen. Germany
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 673 reviews
    Description Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.
    Review

    "Very spacious, comfortable suite was provided. The dining room was quite good and the staff very helpful and friendly."

    Nancy. Canada

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.

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