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Top Essex Neighborhoods for Family-Friendly Hotels

Colchester
19 hotels
from

£32

Southend-on-Sea
8 hotels

Roslin Beach Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0
from

£70

Stansted
22 hotels

Featured Essex Family-Friendly Hotels

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Manor of Groves

Manor of Groves

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Nice hotel, close to Harlow for meetingsLots of parking, which is always a bonus. Lovely room, although air con didn't work (a fan was provided, but quite noisy). Staff were lovely and made me feel very welcome
  18 Jul 2017

£54

£54
Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

London Road, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (95 reviews)
A good nights stayStayed for 2 nights on business, pleasantly suprised at the hotel and service
  15 Sep 2017

£53

£53
Oyster Fleet Hotel

Oyster Fleet Hotel

Knightswick Road, Canvey Island
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (66 reviews)
Walls in bedrooms very thin very noisy. Restaurant additional prices more expensive at WK end for same menu during the WK and extra prices on specials board on top of main meals. Very expensive for what's being offered. Bar meals were good room basic and TV very small for size of room
  15 Sep 2017

£43

£43
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes

Colchester Road, Maldon
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (62 reviews)
Lovely hotel in the countryside A lovely spa hotel with nice food and friendly staff. Lovely facilities such as a gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi/hot tub & sauna all free to use throughout your stay. Spa treatment was amazing, paid extra but worth it. Tucked away down a country road, 15/20 min drive to local sainsbury's if in need ...
  16 Sep 2017

£67

£67
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

Waltham Close Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (713 reviews)
Short but sweet!Lovely and convenient for Stansted Airport. Quiet and very comfortable room.
  12 Sep 2017

£89

£89
Holiday Inn Express Braintree

Holiday Inn Express Braintree

Panners Roundabout Notley Cross, Braintree
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (77 reviews)
Great staff. Staff were very good and willing to help in whatever way necessary. Heat not working in my room and several others it's would appear. Food choices limited on menu and breakfast was limited but typical for this line of hotels.
  17 Sep 2017

£42

£42
Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (98 reviews)
StaffStaff were very pleasant, I was on crutches when we arrived and the staff couldn't do enough for us
  8 Sep 2017

£67

£67
Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Colchester
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (199 reviews)
nice hotel close to our destinationStaff welcoming, room clean and comfortable. Easy to find.
  16 Sep 2017

£32

£32
Roslin Beach Hotel

Roslin Beach Hotel

10-12 Thorpe Esplande, Southend-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (126 reviews)
Quality hotelLocated on the seafront, this quality hotel is in a great situation with car parking. We had a superior room, which was a little more expensive but had all the extras you expect from a top hotel, bath robes, slippers, etc., etc. It was very comfortable indeed. The hotel is well presented throughout, ...
  5 Sep 2017

£70

£70
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Church Road, Southend-on-Sea
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (214 reviews)
Great hotel in the centre of thingsReally good hotel right opposite Southend pier. We stopped a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were helpful and the room was ideal for what we wanted. Discounted parking is provided across the road from the hotel in the Royals shopping centre car park which is very handy although ...
  4 Sep 2017

£61

£61
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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.