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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
4.5 out of 5 (71 reviews)
Lovely hotel 1st class very clean staff can't do eneogh for you food excellent will certainly use again highly h … - 

£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
4.4 out of 5 (3,376 reviews)
Short and sweet, but most satisfactory. An excellent and most convenient hotel when working in and around Essex . Competitively priced, goo … - 

£82

£82
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Thremhall Avenue, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,769 reviews)
Stansted Airport hotel We liked the hotel and the friendly staff but had a sleepless night as the air conditioning tempera … - 

£49

£49
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

Tilekin Green, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (524 reviews)
Nice setting but dangerous road. The hotel is lovely- a renovated Elizabethan Manor House with lovely grounds and a lake. Unfortunat … - 

£45

£45
Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (366 reviews)
Well priced for a pleasant stay. Nice grand looking hotel and very friendly staff. Inside the hotel, especially the rooms, look a bi … - 

£70

£70
Oyster Fleet Hotel

Oyster Fleet Hotel

Knightswick Road, Canvey Island
2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (226 reviews)
Hotel booked to see fireworks display Top quality service and wonderful hotel.thoughly enjoyed our stay would recommend to anyone. - 

£43

£43
Park Inn by Radisson Harlow

Park Inn by Radisson Harlow

Southern Way, Harlow
3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (336 reviews)
Close to motorways Found it very accecible to major routes. It was easy to get to east London and also Essex which is … - 

£49

£49
Novotel London Stansted Airport

Novotel London Stansted Airport

Round Coppice Road, Stansted
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,534 reviews)
Very helpful pleasant staff. Needed a place to stay after flight missed. Staff was so helpful and pleasant even at a late hour. … - 

£53

£53
Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Crown Gate, Harlow
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (363 reviews)
Business trip Great location for local businesses and great value for money. - 

£40

£40
Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Brook Street, Chelmsford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (92 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 … - 

£47

£47
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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.