Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 8,316 reviewsDescription 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
"A big thank you to the staff who was very nice and helpful with our queries and gave us nice tips. The location was perfect as we were only in Stansted for a layover caused by a canceled flight. Breakfast..."Fanny. France
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 1,070 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
"The building itself is beautiful and historic. Breakfast was excellent!"Jennifer. USA
Southend-on-Sea9.2 Superb 1,205 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
"Spacious room with high cealing, updated bath and shower room. Beautifully designed stylish decor. Amazing friendly staff. Bed for children were made up for free, as advertised, which is a real bonus."Maki. Russia
Southend-on-Sea9.0 Superb 1,358 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
"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
Mistley9.2 Superb 163 reviewsDescription 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
Harwich9.1 Superb 550 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
"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
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 577 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 280 reviewsDescription 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
Colchester9.1 Superb 613 reviewsDescription Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.Review
"Perfect location to the town centre.Very nice hotel.The staff was excellent."ANTHI. Cyprus
Colchester9.0 Superb 646 reviewsDescription Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.Review
"The room and service were exceptional, and the restaurant in general was amazing"Marty. United Kingdom
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.