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Top Southend-on-Sea Family-Friendly Hotels

Holiday Inn Southend
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £46 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (711 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Modern and clean, efficient staff, good location"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Southend
Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (337 reviews)

"Absolutely tremendous hospitality, well presented and extremely clean room and great hosts."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
Camelia Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (155 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, near the beach, laundry facilities
The Camelia was idealia for us.

"My wife and I were away for our anniversary and wanted to visit the Pier at Southend (we know how to live lol) and the Camelia was just a short walk away, so ideally placed. The service was friendly and personable. We had dinner and breakfast during our stay, dinner was excellent! I would not hesitate ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

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The Ilfracombe House
Great for families
4 out of 5
9-13 Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (252 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"What a find, great place to stay, room 6 was spacious, bed comfortable, great shower, breakfast was excellent. Staff very friendly Would definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

The Ilfracombe House
Waverley Guest House
4 out of 5
191 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
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4/5Very Good! (84 reviews)

"Ignoring that illness prevented cooking of breakfast the alternative arrangement was excellent; things happen and we do not downgrade for this."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2018

Waverley Guest House
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
3.9/5Good! (968 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Been to this hotel Several times, first time was Just after opening, have to say that it’s starting to look a bit neglected, badly chipped woodwork, heavily stained carpets and getting a bit tatty. Location is perfect and the staff really helpful."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
Skylark Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
3.7/5Good! (371 reviews)

"Great stay, we needed one night to break up a long journey and this was clean and tidy and just what we needed"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Skylark Hotel
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Where should we stay in Southend-on-Sea?

The welcoming destination of Southend-on-Sea is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your children. The boating, beaches and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is the closest airport, or London (LCY-London City), which is located 28.6 mi (46.1 km) from the city centre. Southend-on-Sea offers 8 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you want to stay.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

Roslin Beach Hotel: Offers a restaurant, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort at this 4-star hotel.

Holiday Inn Southend – Features a restaurant, free WiFi and free cots. This 4-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea – Offers a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the helpful staff at this 3-star hotel.

When should we visit Southend-on-Sea?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Southend-on-Sea.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: May, April, March and August, with an average rainfall of 1.50 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, September, November and October, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Southend-on-Sea?

Southend Pier, New Empire Theatre and Adventure Island are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Southend-on-Sea. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle.

Southend-on-Sea is also well-known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Golfing
  • Gardens
  • Forests
  • Boating

Getting around Southend-on-Sea

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station, Southend Victoria Station or Southend East Station. Southend-on-Sea might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Southend-on-Sea like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Southend-on-Sea is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your children. The boating, beaches and island setting are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Take to the air and fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is the closest airport, or London (LCY-London City), which is located 28.6 mi (46.1 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option when travelling with children to Southend-on-Sea?
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options for your stay with the children include Holiday Inn Southend and Skylark Hotel.
How many family-friendly hotels should I expect to find in Southend-on-Sea?
Expedia has 8 family-friendly hotels and other accommodation options in Southend-on-Sea.
What's the seasonal weather like in Southend-on-Sea?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Southend-on-Sea is 697 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Southend-on-Sea?
Adventure Island, Southend Pier and New Empire Theatre are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Southend-on-Sea. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Festival Leisure Park, Historic Dockyard Chatham and Whitstable Beach.
What's the best way for us to get around Southend-on-Sea?
If you want to travel outside the area, hop on a train from Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station, Southend Victoria Station or Southend East Station. Southend-on-Sea might not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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