Featured hotels in Essex

  • £99

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 7,856 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

    "A very nice hotel with surprisingly practical facilities for travellers (coffeemaker, iron in the room, a -24 bar etc.), Excellent English breakfast, a good choice of different coffees and so on. Impressed...."

    barankai. Hungary
  • £120

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,052 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

    "Every night we were treated with a couple of chocolates (very good quality!) and a kind paper note regarding the weather expected for the following day. Staff was very nice and thoughtful."

    marisa_chan. Portugal
  • £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

    "Great location in the middle of high street and above a pub. Good sound insulation. Nice big modern bathroom with separate shower and tub. Clean."

    Liying. Australia
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

    Roslin Beach Hotel

    Southend-on-Sea

    9.0 Superb 1,362 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

    "The Roslin Beach Hotel is stunning; a gorgeous place to stay. The service was outstanding throughout our stay and the bed was so comfortable. The best two nights sleep I've had in a long time. I would..."

    Scott. United Kingdom
  • £105

    Average price per night

    Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley
    9.2 Superb 150 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 495 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

    "There was nothing not to like it’s an excellent concept. Nice rooms great pub prices of the food and drinks were more than reasonable. Shower was great size so was the rest of the bathroom. I saw there..."

    Reina. Netherlands
  • £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

    "Adorable little inn out in the countryside. Staff were very friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. We had some muddy clothes that they were happy to launder. This is..."

    The Morrisons. France
  • £115

    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

    "Lovely location sea facing room bottled water in fridge staff excellent breakfast and service delicious!"

    Julia. United Kingdom
  • £75

    Average price per night

    The North Hill Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 607 reviews
    Description Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
    Review

    "Super comfy beds and the best breakfast in the world!"

    Antanina. United Arab Emirates
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
    9.0 Superb 667 reviews
    Description Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.
    Review

    "The room and service were exceptional, and the restaurant in general was amazing"

    Marty. 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.

Wherever you are staying, Booking.com has an excellent range of guest houses, country inns and hotels in Essex.

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