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Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport

Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport

Bassingbourn Road, Essex, Stansted
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (269 reviews)
Nice hotel next to the airport and train stationVery clean and modern with polite staff,greay food specialy breakfast defiantly recomend and i will use it agai in future.
  18 Feb 2018

£53

£53
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Thremhall Avenue, Bishop's Stortford
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,830 reviews)
Ideal for an airport stopoverI picked the holiday inn express as I was meeting my daughter whose flight was getting in too late to get the train onto cambridge. Her flight was delayed and I checked with the girl that the shuttle bus would still be running and it was. Very quiet considering it is a busy airport hotel. I would ...
  24 Jan 2018

£49

£49
Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London

Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London

A127 Southend Arterial Road, Basildon
3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (290 reviews)
Pleasant stayGood value for money good food friendly staff good location for local facilities.
  3 Feb 2018

£28

£28
Ramada London Stansted Airport

Ramada London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,288 reviews)
Great StaffThe hotel location is excellent, few seconds walk from food court, about 10 min drive (depends on traffic) from the airport. Hotel staff was kind, welcoming and helpful. The room was clean, bed comfortable. Bathroom require some maintenance- painting, little decor refresh. Hotel is perfect for short ...
  12 Feb 2018

£41

£41
Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Colchester
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (722 reviews)
Essex and Colchester visitWe stayed for 2 nights, the receptionist (sorry didn’t catch her name) was very accommodating we were an hour early for check in and she let us have the key for the room.The room was clean and comfortable beds I had a good sleep and my kids had a good night sleep too. My family enjoyed the breakfast ...
  15 Feb 2018

£34

£34
Days Inn London Stansted Airport

Days Inn London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Service Area, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (710 reviews)
Good hotel close to Stansted AirportQuick check-in. Comfortable room with excellent WiFi. Convenient for a short overnight stay.
  15 Feb 2018

£40

£40
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (250 reviews)
Short stay in ColchesterLovely picturesque waterside setting not far from historic Colchester town centre.
  22 Jan 2018

£35

£35
Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Crown Gate, Harlow
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (376 reviews)
Great central locationThoroughly enjoyable stay in a lovely, clean comfortable room with great facilities
  16 Feb 2018

£37

£37
Holiday Inn Express Braintree

Holiday Inn Express Braintree

Panners Roundabout Notley Cross, Braintree
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (351 reviews)
A quick trip to EssexThe hotel was of the usual Express standard. The reception staff were brilliant.
  8 Feb 2018

£40

£40
Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Brook Street, Chelmsford
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (110 reviews)
Nice hotel friendly staffStayed for one night as attending a party clean and confortable
  11 Feb 2018

£64

£64
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Pocket Guide: 3 stars Hotels in Essex

Home to London Stansted Airport, the county of Essex in East Anglia is just a short drive from London, ensuring it's a popular choice for couples, families and business travellers visiting the area. Three star accommodation in Essex includes chain hotels close to the airport as well as independent hotels in Chelmsford and Colchester, and rural B&Bs in Grays.

Affordable Hotels for Families in Essex

Chain hotels are always a popular choice for families, and if you're staying in Essex before a flight abroad, you'll find a range of three star chain hotels close to Stansted Airport. Amenities such as free WiFi, room service and cribs for younger children ensure a stress-free stay. For families enjoying a holiday by the seaside, Westcliff-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea are home to some great independent hotels near the seafront, where you are assured of a warm welcome. These family-run establishments serve home-cooked breakfasts and the owners are always happy to offer advice on things to see and do during your stay. You'll also find affordable three star B&Bs and historic inns in many of Essex's towns and villages.

Essex's 3 Star Hotels for Business Guests

If you're travelling to Essex on business, either in Essex itself or in London, you'll find chain hotels here offer meeting and conference facilities, as well as amenities such as free high-speed WiFi and desks in guest bedrooms, so you can catch up on work after a day of meetings without being disturbed. With the majority of hotels offering free parking, you don't need to rely on public transport to get to your destination.

Hotels Close to Essex's Museums and Galleries

During the summer months (June-October), Essex's Summer of Art takes place, with a programme of events for the whole family. But there are plenty of galleries and museums to explore here all year round. Firstsite in Colchester is a contemporary art gallery which holds family-friendly workshops and events. Right next door, you'll find the Minories Galleries, home to work by students from Colchester School of Art.

If you prefer sculpture, the town of Harlow is renowned for The River Stort Sculpture Trail. This 35-mile waterside route is home to a number of interesting modern sculptures, perfect for a family walk or bike ride. If your taste in art is more traditional, you could stop off at the Beecroft Gallery in Southend, where you'll find over 2,000 paintings from artists such as Rossetti and Constable. Many galleries have their own tea rooms, where you can enjoy refreshments - or you could ask at your B&B for a packed lunch; most smaller establishments will be happy to provide one.

Enjoy a Relaxing Break in Essex

Business travellers, couples and families looking to relax and unwind in Essex will find the county's three star hotels may offer budget accommodation, but they also provide all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, from tea and coffee makers in guest rooms to complimentary breakfasts and cribs/roll-away beds for children. Whether you stay at an independent hotel or a chain hotel, three star hotels here offer excellent value for money.

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