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Pet-Friendly Hotels in Essex, England

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Top Essex Pet-Friendly Hotels

The Chudleigh
4 out of 5
Agate Road, Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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The price is £80 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (182 reviews)
Great little hotel.

"Small hotel, very friendly staff, exceptional cleanliness in my room. Breakfast was very good. Would highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

The Chudleigh
Old Wills Farm
4 out of 5
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4.9/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Good room / breakfast / location

"Stayed here because it was close to Layer Marney Tower wedding venue. Very comfortable and accommodating. Close to the A120 for convenient access to the A1. Room was comfortable and breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2017

Old Wills Farm
Brunton House
2.5 out of 5
15 Carmarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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4.4/5Wonderful! (58 reviews)

"A very nice, clean and comfortable place. Friendly helpful staff and I would certainly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Brunton House
The Stables at The Starr Inn
3 out of 5
Market Place, Dunmow, England
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The price is £65 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (224 reviews)

"The Star Inn in Great Dunmow is a great place to stay. We booked a table in the restaurant and found the service by our waitress Jade brilliant. She was an extremely friendly individual who exhibited great care and attention in the customer service she provided. The choice of menu and food we choose ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

The Stables at The Starr Inn
Holiday Inn Express Braintree
3 out of 5
Panners Roundabout Notley Cross, Braintree, England
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The price is £55 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (560 reviews)

"Arrived Late. Greeted by 2 very friendly and professional staff members. Efficient check in in"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Braintree
The Cricketers Arms
3 out of 5
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The price is £65 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (241 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent stay staff very friendly breakfast excellent would definetly stay again"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

The Cricketers Arms
The Crown House Hotel
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4.1/5Very Good! (154 reviews)

"Advertised as hotel and resturaunt but only breakfast being served from kitchen at the moment. Very friendly and walkable to two pubs with food in the village. Some nice walking locally but also some private land with points of interest that don't have access ;-("…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

The Crown House Hotel
The Goodlife Guesthouse
3 out of 5
162 High Street, Dovercourt, Harwich, England
The price is £51 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (117 reviews)

"Very Happy"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

The Goodlife Guesthouse
Saracens Head Hotel
4 out of 5
High Street, Dunmow, England
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The price is £44 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (120 reviews)
15th century Traditional inn

"Lovely 15th century linear village with lots of old pubs. Lovely hotel with bags of character Friendly staff. Good food. Nice vibe in bar."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Saracens Head Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
The price is £33 per night
3.6/5Good! (943 reviews)
Reat hotel shame no lift the room.

"No lift to get to your room with suitcases but location next to the airport is ideal for Stansted. Very comfy though and nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
The Waggon & Horses
2 out of 5
High Street, Great Yeldham, Halstead, England
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The price is £85 per night
3.6/5Good! (91 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable room, ensuite bathroom was a little cramped. Great staff. Good evening meals and breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

The Waggon & Horses
Brook Red Lion Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £43 per night
3.5/5Good! (159 reviews)
Red lion Colchester

"We were extremely happy with our stay at your very wonderful hotel. The lady on the desk was happy and helpful and the young man at night was a enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The room was warm and inviting. The bed was super comfortable. Lovey room to relax in the bath just added to our experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Brook Red Lion Hotel
Bulmer Tye House
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3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)
what a horrible place

"what a horrible hotel, weird people that run it and come to your bedroom in there night gown ??? no kettle in room, no kettle or coffee in room, no heating in room no TV in room...... just a horrible place to stay Its not a guest house its a big house with old people owners that try and make a few ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Bulmer Tye House
The Dog Inn
3 out of 5
37 Hedingham Road, Halstead, England
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The price is £60 per night
3.3/5 (49 reviews)

"Very small room even if it were for one person. Certainly not suitable for a twin room. En-suite was also very small with the wash basin so small that you could hardly get a face flannel in it. The toilet area was too small and hardly any room to move. The staff were very pleasant and a good breakfast. ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2018

The Dog Inn
Homely Holidays
2 out of 5
Belsize Avenue, Martello Beach, Essex, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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3.1/5 (8 reviews)

"We did not find the property in great order, bad smell of dogs no plugs in sinks and the bed squeaks so bad it keeps you awake"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Homely Holidays
Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London
2.5 out of 5
A127 Southend Arterial Road, Pipps Hill, Basildon, England
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The price is £55 per night
3.1/5 (504 reviews)

"Reception staff were friendly and helpful, very good. Food was pleasant. Alas, there were no towels in the room for a shower and the bed linen wasn't the cleanest, tea stains on the duvet and bottom sheet. And possibly the mattress had seen better days as it offered very little support."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London
The Compasses
3 out of 5
141 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, England
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The price is £55 per night
2.8/5 (87 reviews)
Enjoyed our one-night stay

"We had a one-night stay in the 4-bed family room in a block of 5 rooms situated behind the pub. Room is not exactly Premier Inn but at £80 for the night was very good value, with TV, en-suite bath and power shower, plenty of towels, soap, shower gel and shampoo. Also has tea and coffee making facility, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

The Compasses
Old Bell
3 out of 5
PINES HILL, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHER,, Stansted, ENG
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Pocket Guide: Pet-Friendly Hotels in Essex

If you're a dog owner then you'll know full well how restrictive it can be when it comes to taking a holiday. While holidays abroad are off the list, unless you want to go through the stress and cost of putting your four-legged friend into kennels, opting to take a break in Essex means that you can take your pet with you. There is a growing number of pet-friendly hotels in the county, ranging from B&Bs to elegant country hotels. However, it's not just about getting the whole family together for a staycation; pet-friendly hotels also offer a lifeline to those for whom their dogs are more than just a pet, such as seeing or hearing guide dogs.

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Essex

Halstead is a picturesque market town just seven miles north of Braintree. It can trace its roots back to Roman times and there are a number of remnants from its rich history, such as the 16th century Townsford Mill, which spans the River Colne as it runs through the town. Halstead also happens to be home to the aptly-named The Dog Inn - a luxurious, pet-friendly B&B. The rooms are comfortable and simply decorating, providing a perfect base from which you and your furry friend can explore what the town has to offer.

Walking with Your Dog

Ensuring your pet gets enough exercise - even when you're on holiday - is an important consideration when it comes to choosing a hotel. Old Wills Farm B&B is a beautiful, pet-friendly hotel set in acres of arable farmland. Dogs are welcomed by prior arrangement, and there's plenty of nearby space to ensure they get substantial walkies. In addition to the farmland itself, Old Wills Farm is close to some superb, wide open spaces, such as the rolling Langley Green.

Upmarket Hotels That Welcome Dogs

However, if you want to add a touch of unashamed luxury to your stay, there are some excellent luxury, pet-friendly hotels in Essex. The Crown House Hotel, in Saffron Walden, is a boutique hotel, with 18 individually designed rooms and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The Crown House is also a licensed wedding venue, allowing couples and wedding guests to ensure that their pets don't have to miss out on the celebrations.

Putting your dog into kennels can add stress and cost to your time away from home. Book into a pet-friendly hotel and you can make certain that your dog continues to receive the love and attention he deserves.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Essex?
Holiday Inn Express Braintree is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
What is there to see and do with your pet in Essex?
Known for its museums, Essex has lots to offer visitors. See the local sights and visit top attractions, such as Colchester Zoo and Festival Leisure Park. While you’re there, make sure you don’t miss Audley End House and Clacton Pier.

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