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Top Colchester Family-Friendly Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £45 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"Very tidy,clean....neat! Comfy bed,awesome shower....spotless bathroom....will happily go back"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
The Jasmine Room
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £109 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Families like: playground, babysitting, outdoor tennis court, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Had a lovely time with my partner will be back in the future home from home"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2018

The Jasmine Room
Old Wills Farm
Great for families
4 out of 5
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4.9/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Good room / breakfast / location

"Stayed here because it was close to Layer Marney Tower wedding venue. Very comfortable and accommodating. Close to the A120 for convenient access to the A1. Room was comfortable and breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2017

Old Wills Farm

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The Angel Inn
Great for families
5 out of 5
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4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Amazing

"The hotel staff go above and beyond"…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

The Angel Inn
Wivenhoe House Hotel
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4.6/5Wonderful! (269 reviews)

"Excellent location. Spacious and very comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast but service lets it down."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Wivenhoe House Hotel
The Victory at Mersea
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4.2/5Very Good! (123 reviews)

"Expedia say its 2pm check in, and the hotel say 3, the hotel was lovely, and the staff were friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

The Victory at Mersea
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £100 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (203 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...

"Food was great, and Tabitha at reception was fantastic, so pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (331 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Location is excellent, staff are very friendly, really quite lovely. Bed was comfy, room was clean and food was pleasant. Very pleased!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Kings Arms
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep
4/5Very Good! (48 reviews)

"When we arrived to check in we were told there was an issue with our double room, so had been moved to a twin room and offered a partial refund. Our room was clean and well stocked with towels, beds were also very comfy. Despite the road noise we both slept quite well. One highlight of the stay had ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Kings Arms
Holiday Inn Colchester
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £61 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep
4/5Very Good! (320 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, playground
Travellers say...

"All the staff were so friendly and keen to help and serve. The room was clean and comfortable. There was a limited menu but the food was delicious. We had a great 2 night stay."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Colchester
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £48 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
3.9/5Good! (513 reviews)

"Always feel welcome, sadly had a few issues this time"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Great for families
3.8/5Good! (682 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Amazing stay.

"Due to the coronavirus our trip to Rome was cancelled myself and my partner decided we would book a little break for a couple of nights unfortunately the day we got to the hotel the bar, restaurant and leisure centre was closed, however all members of staff was absolutely amazing we was treated like ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Essex Golf & Country Club
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.8/5Good! (309 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, indoor tennis courts, laundry
Travellers say...

"Fab hotel, great amenities, lovely staff. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Essex Golf & Country Club
The George of Colchester
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3.6/5Good! (400 reviews)
Moved to St Nicholas House not happy with that!

"The George Hotel was actually shut for refurbishment, we received an email saying we would be staying in a new part of the hotel St Nicholas House on the opposite side of the High Street to the George. This was fine, newly fitted out and very smart but no breakfast, presumably this will be available ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

The George of Colchester
The Globe Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep
3.6/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Simple little hotel, but quite nice"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

The Globe Hotel
Brook Red Lion Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep
3.5/5Good! (160 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Red lion Colchester

"We were extremely happy with our stay at your very wonderful hotel. The lady on the desk was happy and helpful and the young man at night was a enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The room was warm and inviting. The bed was super comfortable. Lovey room to relax in the bath just added to our experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Brook Red Lion Hotel
East Gate Inn
4 out of 5
6 Harwich Road, Colchester, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep
2.9/5 (98 reviews)

"Only stayed one night but the staff were very friendly and the room was good."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

East Gate Inn
The Leather Bottle
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep
2.7/5 (3 reviews)
Families like: playground, indoor tennis court
Nice staff - below standard for the price

"The bar staff ere very helpful and friendly but the pub was not a great environment for a single woman The bed was nice but the room futments very basic or broken and not cleaned to a good standard . There was nobody there in the morning to check out and no breakfast available . Quite noisy . Could ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2018

The Leather Bottle
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Where should we stay in Colchester?

The historic destination of Colchester is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The museums, art scene and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is located 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Colchester, you might want to consider one of the 18 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these types of accommodation:

Brook Red Lion Hotel – Offers a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the clean rooms and central location at this 3-star inn.

The Leather Bottle – Features a restaurant, free parking and a playground. This 2.5-star inn is popular with guests for its helpful staff.

Holiday Inn Express Colchester – Offers a restaurant, free parking and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 2.5-star hotel.

Holiday Inn Colchester – Features a restaurant and free WiFi. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

When should we visit Colchester?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use these tips to decide when to grab the children and head to Colchester.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: February, March, September and October, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, July, August and November, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in Colchester?

While you are visiting Colchester, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Colchester Zoo, Tymperleys Clock Museum and Colchester Natural History Museum. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Hollytrees Museum and Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum.

Colchester is also well-known for the:
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Fishing

Getting around Colchester

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station or Colchester Hythe Station. Colchester might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Colchester like for family-friendly holidays?
The historic destination of Colchester is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a holiday with the children. The museums, art scene and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is located 27.2 mi (43.8 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Colchester?
Holiday Inn Express Colchester is a hotel with a restaurant and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other options for your family trip include Holiday Inn Colchester and Kings Arms.
How many family-friendly hotels will I be able to find in Colchester?
Expedia has 19 hotels in Colchester that are perfect for families.
What's the seasonal weather in Colchester?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Colchester is 584 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Colchester?
While you and your family are holidaying in Colchester, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Colchester Zoo and Colchester Natural History Museum. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Clacton Pier and Ipswich Waterfront.
What's the best way for us to get around Colchester?
If you want to see more of the area, hop on a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station or Colchester Hythe Station. Colchester might not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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