Featured hotels in Essex

  • £99

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 7,740 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

    "Super convenient, super friendly. Note, you can WALK to the hotel from Stansted Airport. Or go around with the shuttle bus, but it's really RIGHT there. Fabulously decorated, convenient, well-stocked,..."

    fjdlaödfj. Austria
  • £100

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,046 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

    "All the staff was helpful and treated us kindly"

    Fernando. Spain
  • £49

    Average price per night

    The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.2 Superb 1,217 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

    "Very nice food and quick on service"

    janette reynolds. Guernsey
  • £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 144 reviews
    Description Located in Mistley, Mistley Thorn Hotel offers a terrace and free WiFi. Offering a restaurant, the property also has a bar.
    Review

    "The authenticity of this old-style, well-renovated hotel combined with the friendliness of staff and an excellent restaurant to match ( both dinner and breakfast were top-notch)"

    Dominique. Belgium
  • £49.50

    Average price per night

    The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 482 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

    "There was nothing not to like it’s an excellent concept. Nice rooms great pub prices of the food and drinks were more than reasonable. Shower was great size so was the rest of the bathroom. I saw there..."

    Reina. Netherlands
  • £70

    Average price per night

    The Bell Inn Hotel, Horndon on the Hill
    9.3 Superb 568 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

    "Great Beer, Food and Atmosphere. Very comfortable room."

    Thomas Dattenberg-Doyle. United Arab Emirates
  • £135

    Average price per night

    The Pier Hotel, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 286 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 606 reviews
    Description Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
    Review

    "Close to town, clean and tidy, nice room and a chef to make breakfast to order."

    Veronica. Australia
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 675 reviews
    Description Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.
    Review

    "Very comfortable room with lovely outlook over parkland. We stayed two nights in new section."

    Phil_T. Australia

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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