Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 8,701 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
"The best Hampton Inn I've stayed in. The room seemed brand new and beautiful. The breakfast excellent and at 4:30 AM which I needed. Very friendly staff."Donald. Morocco
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 1,078 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
"Very nice location with good atmosphere, very attentive staff, delicious breakfast and excellent bar"Peter. Germany
Southend-on-Sea9.2 Superb 1,177 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
"Excellent value for money, room was clean , quite and warm."mark. Hungary
Southend-on-Sea9.0 Superb 1,342 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 170 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 593 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
"Fresh, modern, clean Excellent value for money !"Roelof. Netherlands
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 581 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
"All. Was perfect. Its great place to stay overnight with dinner in restaurant serving best food. Breakfast was good in new breakfast lunch restaurant. Glass roof, perfect style. Thats all you need when..."Tom. Poland
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
"Room was a great size. Staff v helpful. Food great"EILEEN. Ireland
Colchester9.0 Superb 634 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
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.