Featured hotels in Essex

  • £80.10

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 8,299 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

    "Rooms are big and clean, at **** star level. Breakfast not perfect, but good enough. Perfect value for money :-) 2 min walk from arrival terminal"

    Ivana. Croatia
  • £105

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,069 reviews
    Description 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
  • £49

    Average price per night

    The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.2 Superb 1,205 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

    "Very nice food and quick on service"

    janette reynolds. Guernsey
  • £74

    Average price per night

    Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

    Roslin Beach Hotel

    Southend-on-Sea

    9.0 Superb 1,356 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

    "Everything about the hotel was exceptional."

    Catherine. Australia
  • £105

    Average price per night

    Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley
    9.2 Superb 162 reviews
    Description 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
  • £39

    Average price per night

    The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 547 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
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The Bell Inn Hotel, Horndon on the Hill
    9.3 Superb 576 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

    "The room was spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable The bathroom was equally well presented and equipped Parking was easy and near to room Food,as always was good This was my 8th time there..."

    Ivor. Ireland
  • £100

    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

    "Good breakfast great atmosphere"

    Yvonne. Netherlands
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The North Hill Hotel, Colchester
    9.1 Superb 614 reviews
    Description Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
    Review

    "Very Good breakfast and dinner ! Staff friendly !"

    cecile. France
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 646 reviews
    Description 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

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.