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Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport

Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport

Bassingbourn Road, Essex, Stansted
3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)
Great for an early flight, but bed not too comfy! Can't fault the location and condition of this hotel - obviously very recently built so everything … - 

£66

£66
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. - 

£89

£89
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Thremhall Avenue, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (546 reviews)
Friendly staff. Clean room. Very comfortable bed and roon - 

£57

£57
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 s … - 

£43

£43
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 destination Staff welcoming, room clean and comfortable. Easy to find. - 

£32

£32
Novotel London Stansted Airport

Novotel London Stansted Airport

Round Coppice Road, Stansted
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (310 reviews)
Easy to get to and from the airport from the hotel. Bus stops right outside. Room was clean and com … - 

£66

£66
Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Brook Street, Chelmsford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (43 reviews)
Good parking, King Size beds, Short walk to Town. Over many years I have never had a bad experience with Best Western Hotels. This is a good, if impe … - 

£56

£56
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 poo … - 

£67

£67
Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Crown Gate, Harlow
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (82 reviews)
easy to find and park. as a disabled person it was not easy to walk all around the road to get to t … - 

£40

£40
Marygreen Manor Hotel

Marygreen Manor Hotel

London Road, Brentwood
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (48 reviews)
Friend's wedding What a treat! Staying at historic hotel loved it. Celebrating friends wedding with great style. Par … - 

£58

£58
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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.