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Family-Friendly Hotels in Essex, England

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Top Essex Family-Friendly Hotels

Marygreen Manor Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (396 reviews)

"Very comfortable with old world charm the type of hotel we enjoy staying at. Also the hotel has a great location being near motorways and train stations"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Marygreen Manor Hotel
The Stables at The Starr Inn
3 out of 5
Market Place, Dunmow, England
The price is £60 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (223 reviews)

"The Star Inn in Great Dunmow is a great place to stay. We booked a table in the restaurant and found the service by our waitress Jade brilliant. She was an extremely friendly individual who exhibited great care and attention in the customer service she provided. The choice of menu and food we choose ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

The Stables at The Starr Inn
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
The price is £87 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (4,487 reviews)

"great location right next to terminal, lovely bar and reception area, gym and rooms are a little dated, but are fine for 1 night."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Down Hall Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £126 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"The building is just beautiful. The indoors was just as gorgeous. The room was perfect"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Down Hall Hotel
The Royal Albion
2.5 out of 5
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4.2/5Very Good! (106 reviews)

"High quality standard of rooms with inclusive te coffee and cereal. Staff excellent"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

The Royal Albion
Novotel London Stansted Airport
4 out of 5
Round Coppice Road, London Stansted Airport, Stansted, England
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4.2/5Very Good! (579 reviews)
Welcoming check-in. Rude check-out.

"My check-in was welcoming and friendly. The stay itself was fine. My check-out could have been better. The receptionist felt it necessary to tell me that ‘You have a really weird name’. It wasn’t the best way to start a very early morning."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Novotel London Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £56 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Helpful staff on reception ,but paintwork in room a bit tatty on wall by TV VERY SCRATCHED"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Braintree
3 out of 5
Panners Roundabout Notley Cross, Braintree, England
Free cancellation
The price is £66 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (558 reviews)

"Arrived Late. Greeted by 2 very friendly and professional staff members. Efficient check in in"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

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Holiday Inn Express Harlow
3 out of 5
Crown Gate, Harlow, England
Free cancellation
The price is £53 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (612 reviews)

"Perfect location, right in the centre where all the shops and restaurants are located Even though limited was open due to COVID , room was clean bed was comfortable and couldn’t ask for a better hotel.. Friendly staff and easy car parking but limited spaces.. I’d definitely stay there again.."…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Holiday Inn Express Harlow
Holiday Inn Colchester
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £66 per night
4/5Very Good! (307 reviews)

"Indoor Swimming Pool Jacuzzi Gym Near to zoo Neat & clean"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Colchester
Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, England
The price is £129 per night
4/5Very Good! (611 reviews)

"Nice location, very clean and comfortable, only bar menu available this evening and a bit restrictive."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel
Oyster Fleet Hotel
2 out of 5
Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, England
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4/5Very Good! (608 reviews)

"Really welcoming staff. Great room very clean and comfortable..breakfast was extremely good value for money. We would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Oyster Fleet Hotel
Five Lakes Resort
4 out of 5
Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, England
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4/5Very Good! (649 reviews)

"Whole stay was friendly and comfortable, definitely well thought out"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Five Lakes Resort
The Green Man by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Mulberry Green, Old Harlow, Harlow, England
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3.9/5Good! (235 reviews)

"For the price perfectly ok , just a bit tired"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

The Green Man by Greene King Inns
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
The price is £66 per night
3.8/5Good! (1,996 reviews)

"Nice room, close to the airport, it’d be great if the shuttle to the hotel is free"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Brentwood M25, Jct. 28
3.8/5Good! (360 reviews)
Excellent

"Only fault was shower in bathtub. Would prefer a shower cubicle"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Brentwood M25, Jct. 28
Days Inn by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
3.6/5Good! (941 reviews)
Lovely service lady

"The older lady at the front desk was amazing so cheerful it really brightened our day x"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
The Chichester Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
3.6/5Good! (252 reviews)

"Unique property, set in a nice quiet area. With amenities and good transport links nearby, it's a little gem. Great staff, always on hand and very friendly. Food is great and definitely good value. We're planning to return later in the year."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

The Chichester Hotel
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Pocket Guide: Family-Friendly Hotelss in Essex

When you're taking a break with the family, it's important to know that the hotel has everything you need to cater for your little ones. With beautiful beaches, plenty of family attractions and wide open spaces, Essex has continued to assert itself as a firm favourite amongst those looking for a family staycation. As a result, you'll find a god selection of family-friendly hotels in the county, from comfortable boltholes from which to explore the area, to swish, upmarket hotels that promise a bit of pampering to parents and children alike.

Family-Friendly Hotels in Essex

Historic Colchester is popular with those who want to enjoy a great family holiday. Packed with family-friendly attractions such as Colchester Zoo, the Mercury Theatre and the East Anglian Railway Museum, there's plenty to keep youngsters engaged and adults interested. The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel is a cost-effective solution to travelling in a group, offering smart and comfortable accommodation, at great rates. With on-site tennis courts, beautifully landscaped grounds and easy access to Marks Tey train station, you can choose to explore the area or catch a train to London.

Glorious Greenery and Historic Landmarks

The Waltham Abbey Marriot Hotel in Waltham Abbey puts you within easy reach of some of Essex's most glorious greenery, in the form of Fishers Green and Cobbins Brook, alongside historic landmarks, including Waltham Abbey Church and Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills. The hotel itself is spacious and contemporary and its on-site restaurant has a dedicated children's menu. However, if tiny taste-buds aren't tantalised by what's on offer, there are a number of family-friendly restaurants nearby.

Deals for Families with Children

Some family-friendly hotels offer package deals for those travelling with little ones. The Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel is a luxurious hotel, with plenty of little extras for families including a children's menu, cribs for babies and high-chairs for toddlers. You'll also find that the Hilton London Stansted offers a Family Fun package, which includes a superb breakfast and free use of the hotel's Wi-Fi; ideal for sharing photos of your days out.

Family-friendly hotels can take the headache out of holiday accommodation. Book a room in a family-friendly hotel in Essex and make the most of your downtime together.

Frequently asked questions

What's Essex like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Essex is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a holiday with the children. The beaches, museums and local tours are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is located 14.9 mi (24 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Essex?
Five Lakes Resort is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay with the children include Marygreen Manor Hotel and Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport.
What's there to see and do with your family in Essex?
While you and your family are holidaying in Essex, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Colchester Zoo and Festival Leisure Park. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Chelmsford City Racecourse, Audley End House and Epping Forest.

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