Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 8,766 reviewsDescription 9 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
"Nice airport hotel very efficient and all ready to go. Ideal for the weary traveller.."mcc100763. Italy
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 1,075 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 1,180 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
"Everything was reunited for a perfect stay. The atmosphere of this place is remarkable, the staff were so friendly and welcoming (especially the guy that greeted us for our check in +++) We stayed in a lovely clean room (106), so calm, hard to believe you’re actually above a pub. The bed was just divine, we slept so well, lovely bathroom too, it was absolutely spotless everywhere. We had a large flat screen TV, all was fantastic. Can’t believe the price of this place! Best value for money ever! We stayed in a different place for our first night (park inn) it was double the price and one of our worst experiences. Great traditional breakfasts (lots of vegetarian options) with free refills for your hot drinks. Thank you so much we had such a lovely time here at the Last Post! Will definitely come back !!!"Angela Gardner. France
Southend-on-Sea9.1 Superb 1,345 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
"This was a really lovely place to stay. Food, rooms, staff, surroundings all great. Wonderful!"Genevieve. Netherlands
Harwich9.1 Superb 599 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 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
"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
Harwich9.1 Superb 276 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 617 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 632 reviewsDescription Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.Review
"The bed was very comfy . The room lovely and warm , nice decor ."Pamella. United Arab Emirates
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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.