Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 8,813 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
"Location! Walking distance with signs to the hotel!"ANASTASIA. Cyprus
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 1,073 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 breakfast was very nice - although the hot serving was undercooked. When addressed to waiter, she was extremely professional and tried to offer alternatives. Perfect handling. Free (good) coffee and..."Ole. Denmark
Southend-on-Sea9.2 Superb 1,179 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
"Expected a dodgy pub hotel but discovered a diamond. ..definitely returning!!"Frances. Jersey
Southend-on-Sea9.0 Superb 1,346 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 172 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 604 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 just perfect! Best hotel on the hole trip!"Martin. Austria
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 583 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
"Excellent location, comfortable room and great breakfast. The staff accommodated our request for outside dining for our reunion with our friends without any fuss and ensured we had a good time"Maureen. Australia
Harwich9.1 Superb 276 reviewsDescription 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
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 633 reviewsDescription Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.Review
"Very spacious, comfortable suite was provided. The dining room was quite good and the staff very helpful and friendly."Nancy. Canada
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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.