Featured hotels in Essex

  • £80.10

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 8,282 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
  • £105

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,070 reviews
    Description 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

    "Great experience. Hospitable, well designed and well-managed place. Great readings about the place in the room, complimentary bar, nice view."

    Olga. Poland
  • £49

    Average price per night

    The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.2 Superb 1,207 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
  • £74

    Average price per night

    Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

    Roslin Beach Hotel

    Southend-on-Sea

    9.0 Superb 1,353 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

    "Everything - staff, cleanliness and comfort, location and onsite parking."

    richard. Canada
  • £105

    Average price per night

    Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley
    9.2 Superb 162 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 545 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

    "Everything was great,room was perfect,bar and restaurant was great,food was the best we have had,location was perfect for our trip to Amsterdam"

    Craig. Australia
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The Bell Inn Hotel, Horndon on the Hill
    9.3 Superb 574 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 location in a quaint little town. Went for a drink at the pup in the evening and the staff were very friendly and chatty. We had the breakfast in the morning which you do have to pay for, but they..."

    Jade. United Kingdom
  • £110

    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

    "Lovely location sea facing room bottled water in fridge staff excellent breakfast and service delicious!"

    Julia. United Kingdom
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The North Hill Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 613 reviews
    Description Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
    Review

    "Very Good breakfast and dinner ! Staff friendly !"

    cecile. France
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 646 reviews
    Description Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.
    Review

    "The place, the room was excellent, breakfast was very good!"

    Irene. Cyprus

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.