Featured hotels in Essex

  • £99

    Average price per night

    Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet
    9.0 Superb 7,740 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

    "They were all the most friendly, helpful staff we have come across. Everywhere was very clean with extremely comfortable beds and pillows. Excellent location for Stansted airport and although only a few..."

    Lynn. Spain
  • £100

    Average price per night

    GreyFriars, Colchester
    9.5 Exceptional 1,046 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

    "Beautiful hotel, Very good staff, amazing breakfast in the morning! Will stay again."

    Jack. Thailand
  • £49

    Average price per night

    The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
    9.2 Superb 1,217 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

    "Big rooms with cheap prices!! Everything was big and great in the room. The room itself, bathroom, bed, TV etc. Nice bar/pub/restaurant at the ground floor. With cheap prices of course!!"

    Jarno. Austria
  • £79

    Average price per night

    Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

    Roslin Beach Hotel

    Southend-on-Sea

    9.1 Superb 1,376 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 144 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 is a lovely hotel / pub with friendly staff and fabulous food. The room we had was spacious and very comfortable indeed with lovely clean bathroom. The breakfast was delicious with great choice..."

    Laura. United Kingdom
  • £49.50

    Average price per night

    The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 482 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

    "Everything was just perfect! Best hotel on the hole trip!"

    Martin. Austria
  • £70

    Average price per night

    The Bell Inn Hotel, Horndon on the Hill
    9.3 Superb 568 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

    "Great Beer, Food and Atmosphere. Very comfortable room."

    Thomas Dattenberg-Doyle. United Arab Emirates
  • £135

    Average price per night

    The Pier Hotel, Harwich
    9.1 Superb 286 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 606 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 675 reviews
    Description Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.
    Review

    "The bed was very comfy . The room lovely and warm , nice decor ."

    Pamella. United Arab Emirates

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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