Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 8,270 reviewsDescription 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
"Perfect place if you arrive late og departement early"Vibeke. Denmark
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Colchester9.5 Exceptional 1,072 reviewsDescription 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
"This hotel has been established in a suite of heritage buildings including a former monastery and school. Its facilities - reception, restaurant, bar and bedrooms - are absolutely first class. The location..."Paul. Australia
Southend-on-Sea9.2 Superb 1,210 reviewsDescription 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
"What a wonderful hotel with the most helpful staff. Had a huge room with an awesome bathroom. For the money I'd class this as the best value for money hotel I've stayed in. Was worried with it being above a pub on a weekend but never heard a whisper, Would recommend if in the area"Chris. Isle of Man
Southend-on-Sea9.0 Superb 1,354 reviewsDescription 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
Mistley9.2 Superb 162 reviewsDescription 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
Harwich9.1 Superb 545 reviewsDescription 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
The Bell Inn Hotel This is a Preferred Partner property. It is committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value. This property may pay Booking.com a bit more to be in this Programme.
Horndon on the Hill9.3 Superb 574 reviewsDescription 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
Harwich9.1 Superb 283 reviewsDescription 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
Colchester9.1 Superb 615 reviewsDescription Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.Review
"Breakfast from kitchen tastes brilliant, and the staff is really helpful."Kathy . Taiwan
Colchester9.0 Superb 647 reviewsDescription Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.Review
"The service staff are very passionate, friendly and helpful. The room with balcony has great view. Overall it was a very wonderful experience. I will definitely come back next time."XIAO. China
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.