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Featured Essex Independent Hotels

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Linden House Stansted
Linden House Stansted
1-3 Silver Street, Stansted
5.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)
Wonderful Stay Great hotel. Room 6 was lovely and was just as pictured. Breakfast and Sunday Lunch were also of a … - 

£95

£95
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Frinton Road, Clacton-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (56 reviews)
Lovely Spa Hotel and Grounds Very beautiful building and grounds. Room was very clean and bed very comfortable with a gorgeous v … - 

£129

£129
Down Hall Country House Hotel
Down Hall Country House Hotel
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (70 reviews)
fantastic retreat in a beautiful area a wonderful, relaxing long weekend with my husband at Down Hall Country House. Staff were very plea … - 

£76

£76
The Ilfracombe House
The Ilfracombe House
9-13 Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (29 reviews)
Nice hotel in good location Clean, comfortable and good value hotel. Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast, available across … - 

£84

£84
Orsett Hall Hotel
Orsett Hall Hotel
Prince Charles Avenue, Grays
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (19 reviews)
2 nights stay Excellent room , friendly staff , amazingly clean , overall a very nice place to stay. Highly recom … - 

£89

£89
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites
Great Warley Street, Brentwood
4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (11 reviews)
Disappointing. Noisy function on which meant we had to change rooms. - 

£69

£69
The Harvard Inn
The Harvard Inn
High Street, Ingatestone
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)
Hard to find with the post code but worth it Very freindly and welcoming but breakfast could be a little earlier. - 

£90

£90
Roslin Beach Hotel
Roslin Beach Hotel
10-12 Thorpe Esplande, Southend-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (117 reviews)
A must for someone looking for a quick break. Overall the hotel was really excellent. The only problem we found that although we booked two rooms … - 

£79

£79
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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Essex

If you prefer the unique character and homely charm of independently-owned accommodation, you can find a wide range of affordable and deluxe independent hotels in Essex. This county is well connected to London via road rail, and has good transport links to the rest of the country via the M25 and M11.

Spend the Day at Colchester Zoo

Few attractions in Essex are more ideal for a family day out than Colchester's enormous zoo, which houses thousands of animals and is one of the most visited in Britain. From themed exhibits like Playa Patagonia and the Edge of Africa exhibits, to other child-oriented attractions like the Jungle Tumble Soft Play Complex, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

WiFi at Independent Hotels in Essex

Almost all independent hotels in the county provide WiFi access so you will always be able to keep in contact with family and friends and make restaurant reservations online. WiFi coverage will normally include all rooms and most public areas, and many hotels will offer this service free of charge for unlimited usage.

Visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall

In the historic city of Chelmsford, this beautiful public garden has a delightful woodland walk and many more acres of stunning landscaped grounds. The estate, which has been carefully cultivated and expanded since the mid-20th century, also holds the Essex Craft and Design Show in the spring and the Hall Flower Show in the summer.

Explore Essex's Attractive North Sea Coast

The county has several historic seaside resorts, some of the best known of which include Southend-on-Sea near the Thames Estuary, and Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze on the Tendring peninsula. Visit the medieval port of Harwich, which was an important base for the Royal Navy from the 17th to the 20th Century and is known for its well-preserved 18th and 19th century landmarks. Further south on the coast is Foulness, a large island and marshland that is renowned for its thriving bird life and families of seals.

You can find numerous independent hotels near the Essex coast, as well as a great selection of restaurants serving delicious fresh seafood and other national and international cuisines.