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Featured Essex Independent Hotels

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Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (384 reviews)
Nice hotel Had the most exciting time as I proposed to my girlfriend - 

£63

£63
DeSalis Hotel London Stansted

DeSalis Hotel London Stansted

Hall Road ( opposite Green St.), Bishop's Stortford
3.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (355 reviews)
Nice hotel near work Peace and quiet for recharge the battery's . Easy location by the airport and lcoal area... - 

£41

£41
Marygreen Manor Hotel

Marygreen Manor Hotel

London Road, Brentwood
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (189 reviews)
Excellent food, courteous staff. Pleasant surroundings. - 

£48

£48
The Chichester Hotel

The Chichester Hotel

Old London Rd, Wickford
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (83 reviews)
Was a lovely room, staff were helpful, and accommodating when we arrived fairly late for dinner - 

£62

£62
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites

De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites

Great Warley Street, Brentwood
4.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (67 reviews)
Nice convenient location near m25/A127 Stayed here because if an event at the hotel. Really friendly staff Breakfast choices were good. My … - 

£58

£58
The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

1 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)
Great hotel for a quick last minute break Nice modern decor, staff where extreamly friendly, and helpful, great place to stay, the food was f … - 

£60

£60
Gilwell Park

Gilwell Park

Bury Road, London
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (42 reviews)
Lovely grounds Walking around is a delight. Just being there is calming and raises the spirit. The hallways are a … - 

£71

£71
St Botolph's Hotel Colchester

St Botolph's Hotel Colchester

4 Saint Botolph's Circus, Colchester
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)
I justa stay one night, it is near colchester town and the food is great. The bed are a little bit … - 

£48

£48
GreyFriars

GreyFriars

High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (50 reviews)
Excellent hotel and location This was our second visit in four months. The hotel is very central and has an ample car parking ar … - 

£100

£100
The Harvard Inn

The Harvard Inn

High Street, Ingatestone
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (46 reviews)
Good hotel good location Very pleasant staff very clean easy parking and a nice breakfast - 

£71

£71
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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.