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The Avenues
3 out of 5
26 North Avenue, Chelmsford, ENG
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1.02 mi from city centre
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19 Cathedral Walk
4 out of 5
19 Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford, England
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0.12 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"We found old food and rubbish in the cupboards. Some heating not working, sticky floor in living room. Poor communication about access and getting keys."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2018

19 Cathedral Walk
Everlight Chelmsford Apartment
Shire Gate, Century Tower, Chelmsford, ENG
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0.35 mi from city centre
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Vetrelax Chelmsford Gemini Apartment
90 New London Rd, Chelmsford, ENG
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0.25 mi from city centre
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Genesis Serviced Apartment
4 out of 5
Flat 3, 6A Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, England
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0.38 mi from city centre
Genesis Serviced Apartment
The Ship
3 out of 5
18 Broomfield Rd, Chelmsford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct
0.39 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (47 reviews)
good hotel, great location

"Hotel was clean, staff were lovely. Could benefit from a more powerful shower"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

The Ship
Best Western Atlantic Hotel
3 out of 5
Brook Street, Off New Street, Chelmsford, England
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The price is £77 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
0.36 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (311 reviews)

"very helpful and pleasant staff, food was very nice and the hotel is very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Best Western Atlantic Hotel
Watson Heights With Free Wifi
3.5 out of 5
Watson Heights, Chelmsford, England
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0.3 mi from city centre
Watson Heights With Free Wifi
Channels Lodge
4 out of 5
Belsteads Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, England
The price is £99 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
2.89 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
afe and professional

"Considering we were in COVID times staff were very helpful, professional and maintained the rules. I felt very safe."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2020

Channels Lodge
Chelmsford Serviced Apartments
5 out of 5
43 Baddow Road, Chelmsford, England
The price is £110 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov
0.37 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
They really get the customer

"This apartment was very welcoming from the moment you entered. It’s the little things that really top it off such as the breakfast, etc. Will certainly come back!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Chelmsford Serviced Apartments
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
22 High St, Chelmsford, England
The price is £100 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
1.63 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Lovely place - felt like a guest not a client!

"This is a B&B par excellence: A beautiful old house set in a walled garden just outside Chelmsford. Quiet, comfortable, large room with a small shower room (who needs a big one?) and everything I needed. Excellent fresh cooked breakfast with good coffee (amazing how many big hotels cannot provide ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Rothmans Bed and Breakfast
The Oakland
3 out of 5
2-6 Reeves Way, Chelmsford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £39 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct
8.77 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (97 reviews)

"Stay here many times for the odd night and always a pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2020

The Oakland
The Compasses Inn
3.5 out of 5
Littley Green, Chelmsford, England
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The price is £75 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct
6.38 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)

"A little hard to find but worth it. Lovely traditional inn with good food. Comfortable room."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

The Compasses Inn
12A Cathedral Walk
4 out of 5
12A Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford, England
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0.14 mi from city centre
3/5 (1 review)
Nt 4 star as described

"Definitely not 4*. The accommodation is in the middle of a normal housing apartment block. Not parking. ANPR cameras everywhere. The apartment is self would suit tinion lanister but not your average size visitor Flooring is in need or repair also WiFi was intermittent, loud neighbours. Overall ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

12A Cathedral Walk
Fortified Apartment
4 out of 5
70 Victoria Court, Chelmsford, England
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0.24 mi from city centre
Fortified Apartment
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Visiting Chelmsford

Visitors to Chelmsford are sure to enjoy the bars. Tourists can also enjoy the city's cathedral, gardens and monuments. Kelvedon Hatch, Southend Pier and Colchester Zoo are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 46 hotels and other accommodation options in Chelmsford
  • The closest major airport is in London (STN-Stansted), 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in London (SEN-Southend), 15.1 mi (24.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Chelmsford

The city is notable for landmarks like Hylands House and Park, Chelmsford Cathedral and Leez Priory Wedding Venue. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Chelmsford City Racecourse and Bond Street.

As you plan your holiday, you'll find 46 hotels and other lodging options to pick from in Chelmsford. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Channels Lodge - This 4-star hotel features a golf course, a restaurant and free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • The Compasses Inn - Our customers love the proximity to the airport and quiet rooms at this inn. This 3.5-star inn features a restaurant, free WiFi and free parking.
  • Pontlands Park - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its bar and convenient parking.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Kelvedon Hatch, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre, and Southend Pier, which is 17.4 mi (28 km) away.

Getting around Chelmsford

If you want to journey outside the city, ride aboard a train from Chelmsford Station, Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station or Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers Station. Chelmsford may not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Chelmsford

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 11°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 21°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • July to September averages 22°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 16°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • Chelmsford gets about 22 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Chelmsford?
Channels Lodge is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a golf course and a restaurant. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include The Compasses Inn and Pontlands Park.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Chelmsford, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Chelmsford.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Chelmsford?
Based on reviews, Best Western Atlantic Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Chelmsford?
County Hotel Chelmsford is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Also, attractions in the area such as Festival Leisure Park and Adventure Island are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Chelmsford?
The Compasses Inn is a top dog-friendly inn, and offers a restaurant along with free WiFi for its human guests.
What are some hotels with pools in Chelmsford?
Pontlands Park is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

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