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The Red Lion Inn
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £139 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
5.64 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)
Cosy old pub, with modern rooms.

"Lovely building. Very cosy pub.Rooms are separate so no pub noise. Slept so well I missed breakfast!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

The Red Lion Inn
Saffron Hotel
3 out of 5
8-12 High Street, Essex, Saffron Walden, England
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0.87 mi from city centre
3/5 (76 reviews)
Excellent location but noisy front room

"The goods: excellent location,the farewell receptionist polite,reasonably priced The bads: couldn’t find initially any member of staff to check me in and when I did she was very impolite,rooms facing the road despite secondary double glazing are noisy and woke up early, the shower needs a makeover ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2017

Saffron Hotel
The Cricketers Arms
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
4.97 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (242 reviews)

"Great food, fab shower and comfy bed. Nice quiet location. Staff were friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

The Cricketers Arms

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The Cricketers
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
4.68 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)

"It was very good the room and the food.very pleasant staff"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

The Cricketers
The Cross Keys
3 out of 5
32 High Street, Saffron Walden, England
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0.81 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (29 reviews)
Lovely hotel in quaint market town

"Lovely hotel in a lovely market town. We wanted to try it out after seeing it on Four in a Bed a few years ago and it didn’t disappoint. We had a lovely room and the manageress was really helpful. Tasty breakfast. Would definitely recommend"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

The Cross Keys
The Harlow Hotel By AccorHotels
3 out of 5
Southern Way, Harlow, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £42 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
18.42 mi from city centre
3.3/5 (595 reviews)
couple stay one night here

"it's not so far from STN airport so which is perfect for our flight the next day. Thou there are not so much to do around the neighborhood (but they have pool and gym so it's good for us to relax). Staffs are extremely helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2019

The Harlow Hotel By AccorHotels
Best Western Atlantic Hotel
3 out of 5
Brook Street, Off New Street, Chelmsford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct
21.23 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (307 reviews)

"A great place to stay with supportive staff members, welcoming atmosphere and great facilities."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Best Western Atlantic Hotel
The Swan Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £145 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct
24.34 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (249 reviews)

"The swan is a wonderful place to stay.... from check in to check out the staff where wonderful to make your stay the best it could be..... rooms where very good, beds where comfortable lots of little touches with robes, slippers and temple spa toiletries.... breakfast was so good, would have no problem ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

The Swan Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £130 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
13.43 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (719 reviews)

"Absolutely fantastic hotel. Room is amazing and staff are so friendly. Everyone is sticking to the Covid19 rules and hand sanitizer is available in ever public space."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
3 out of 5
15/17 Coldhams Park, Norman Way, Cambridge, England
Free cancellation
The price is £60 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
13.04 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (960 reviews)

"Really pleasant experience during these times. Our room was clean and comfortable, the staff were welcoming. We were slightly unsure about booking hotels, rest assured the hotel has everything thoroughly covered. Breakfast was great, tables socially distanced and food in bags ready (toast & cereal), ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
8.32 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,383 reviews)

"This hotel is right by the airport and very short walk to the main terminal. We were only there for one evening as we had an early flight the next morning. The hotel is very clean and follows COVID guidelines. The staff were behind plexiglass dividers, and most guests were wearing masks. Room was ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Ramada by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £35 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
9.94 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (975 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and helpful and welcoming"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Ramada by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
The price is £37 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
9.42 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (987 reviews)

"Does what it says on the tin. Great hotel bar, comfortable bed and blackout curtains which was ideal for a good night’s sleep. Close to Stansted airport, shuttle bus starts from 4am which was ideal for my 7am flight. I even got a breakfast which I didn’t realise was in with the great price for the ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
4 out of 5
Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge, England
The price is £120 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
14.11 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (951 reviews)

"Staff very nice, service good..Building definitely needs a refurb, looking very tired.."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Piglets Boutique B&B- Adults Only
The price is £140 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct
3.91 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Amazing place everything was perfect will definitely return everything you need in one place"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

Piglets Boutique B&B- Adults Only
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Visiting Saffron Walden

Travellers give high marks for the top-notch restaurants in Saffron Walden, which is also known for its bars. Tourists can also enjoy the city's gardens and coffee shops. Around the area, top sights include Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Church of St Mary the Great and Audley End House.

  • There are 13 hotels and other accommodation options in Saffron Walden
  • The closest major airport is in London (STN-Stansted), 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Cambridge (CBG), 14 mi (22.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Saffron Walden

Cultural venues in the city include Saffron Walden Museum, Fry Art Gallery and Ashdon Village Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Audley End House, Market Square and Church of St. Mary. The picturesque setting of The Common and Bridge End Gardens exemplify the city's natural beauty.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 13 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Saffron Walden. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Red Lion Inn - With a stay at this 4-star inn, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its dining options and clean, quiet rooms.
  • The Cricketers Arms - Hotel - Our customers like the dining options and clean, comfortable rooms at this inn. With a stay at this 3-star inn, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • The Crown House Hotel - This 3-star hotel features free WiFi, free parking and 3 bars. Expedia customers like its overall value and comfortable, quiet rooms.

In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, located 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from the city centre, and Church of St Mary the Great, which is 14.4 mi/23.2 km away.

Getting around Saffron Walden

If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Saffron Walden Audley End Station, Saffron Walden Newport Station or Saffron Walden Great Chesterford Station. Saffron Walden may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Saffron Walden

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 11°C during the day and 1°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 21°C, whilst the average at night is 3°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 22°C with night-time averages of 9°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 2°C
  • About 22 millimetres of rain falls on Saffron Walden each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 2°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Saffron Walden?
The Cricketers is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star inn offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Reviews from our site also recommend The Red Lion Inn and The Cross Keys as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Saffron Walden, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Saffron Walden.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Saffron Walden?
Based on reviews, The Cricketers Arms is a popular 3-star guest house for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Saffron Walden?
The Crown House Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers 3 bars/lounges and laundry facilities for its human guests.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Saffron Walden?
Piglets Boutique B&B- Adults Only: Provides free cooked-to-order breakfast, an outdoor pool and free self-parking.

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