Featured hotels in Essex

  • £99

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 7,796 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

    "Walking distance from airport ( not worth taking shuttle). Clean. New. Good value for money."

    Rafal. Poland
  • £100

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,054 reviews
    Description Situated in Colchester, 1.9 km 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

    "It was the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in with helpful staff. Very clean and comfortable. Some wonderful little touched."

    Alison. New Zealand
  • £49

    Average price per night

    The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.2 Superb 1,223 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

    "Excellent value for money, room was clean , quite and warm."

    mark. Hungary
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

    Roslin Beach Hotel

    Southend-on-Sea

    9.0 Superb 1,372 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

    "Very good staff. Excellent dinner menu."

    Martin. Belgium
  • £105

    Average price per night

    Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley
    9.2 Superb 147 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 488 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

    "This hotel was a big surprise. We were very impressed with our room. Everything felt new and of good quality. The hotel rooms are above a pub, and you check in at the bar. There was a lift, and our room..."

    Monique. New Zealand
  • £70

    Average price per night

    The Bell Inn Hotel, Horndon on the Hill
    9.3 Superb 566 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

    "Very Nice room, peace and quiet. Feels like a small house, not a hotel room."

    Anna Lundberg. Sweden
  • £135

    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

    "Breakfast was delicious and service was great"

    Jennifer. Australia
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The North Hill Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 605 reviews
    Description Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
    Review

    "We were greeted by a very competent host who allowed us to drop our bags off early and booked us a taxi for the next day's early morning pickup. The room was cosy and quiet and really comfortable. The bathroom clean and modern. Super nice."

    Leanne. Canada
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 671 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.

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