Featured hotels in Essex

  • £72

    Average price per night

    Muthu Westcliff Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    7.9 Good 1,873 reviews

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    Description Dating back to 1891, this magnificent Victorian hotel is close to the seafront with spectacular views over the Thames Estuary.
    Review

    "We liked everything, friendly staff, and food was excellent"

    Helen. Ireland
  • £71

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    Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend-on-Sea
    8.0 Very good 2,932 reviews

    2 people are looking at this moment

    Description In the centre of Southend-on-Sea, The Park Inn by Radisson Palace is opposite the vibrant Southend Pier and amusement park. It has modern rooms, a lively bar and grill and an on-site gym.
    Review

    "The location was perfect, the staff were inviting & helpful, the room was clean and the breakfast and service excellent."

    bernard. France
  • £50

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    Pebbles Guest House, Southend-on-Sea
    9.4 Superb 962 reviews
    Description Situated on Eastern Esplanade, overlooking Southend Beach, Pebbles Guest House offers wonderful sea views and cooked breakfasts. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and a sun terrace.
    Review

    "Very enjoyable. A great chance to catch up with a good friend. The walk and train trip on the longest pleasure pier in the world was an added bonus."

    John. Australia
  • £76

    Average price per night

    Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.1 Superb 604 reviews
    Description Located on the seafront at Southend-On-Sea, with views of The Thames Estuary, Camelia Hotel is just one mile from Southend on Sea. It has good food, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
    Review

    "Fantastic small hotel with Fantastic staff! A real Gem of a hotel! Cleanliness was 100% Location and absouletely everything was 100%. The hotel annex suites are amazing this has to be in the top ranking..."

    David. Qatar
  • £35

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    Southend Guest House, Southend-on-Sea
    7.1 Good 513 reviews
    Description Located in Southend-on-Sea, the Southend Guest House offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking. London Southend Airport is just 13 minutes' drive away and the beach is within a 5-minute stroll....
    Review

    "The location is bang on. 10 minute walk on the beach to the amusement park, close to friendly pubs but also in a nice quiet area. The rooms surprisingly big and spottles clean. The staff very welcoming..."

    Diana. Romania
  • £55

    Average price per night

    The Waverley, Southend-on-Sea

    The Waverley 4 stars

    Southend-on-Sea

    7.8 Good 445 reviews
    Description Situated on Eastern Esplanade, overlooking the Thames Estuary, The Waverley offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. With sea views . The hotel has bedrooms with flat-screen TVs.
    Review

    "From the moment we arrived the staff food hotel friendliness was excellent cannot wait to go back"

    Sue. United Kingdom

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.

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