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Southend-on-Sea hotels and places to stay

Gleneagles Guesthouse
3.5 out of 5
5-6 Clifftown Parade, Southend-on-Sea, GBR
The price is £95 per night
0.25 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
Great hotel, great location, great hosts

"Very friendly hosts, easy check in, clean and very nice room, great breakfast , also can offer parking permit for only £2.50 a day which was a massive saving than using the parking meter, great location on the front and easy walking distance to town, pier, pavilion, will recommend staying here to ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Gleneagles Guesthouse
The Moorings B&B
3 out of 5
172 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
The price is £65 per night
1.25 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"The staff are the owners and they will on the property so were always contactable otherwise you were left in peace. Nice room well appointed,"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

The Moorings B&B
University of Essex - Southend Campus
3 out of 5
University Square, 39 Queens Rd, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.26 mi from city centre
3.3/5 (9 reviews)

"The mattress was extremely uncomfortable. Could not sleep all night."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2019

University of Essex - Southend Campus
Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation
4 out of 5
6 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, England
The price is £70 per night
0.2 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (332 reviews)

"Felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived. Bedroom was very well furnished and looked amazing. Bed was super comfy and we had a great night sleep. Parking was the only thing that we found to be a bit of a nightmare as we had to move the car at 9 in the morning and pay parking for the second time, ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation
Meridian Apartments - Southend
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0.84 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (10 reviews)

"The property had been cleaned but the standard of the cleaning was"…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

Meridian Apartments - Southend
Camelia Hotel
3 out of 5
178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
1.25 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (154 reviews)

"The room was very clean and had good toiletries and tea making facilities. the parking in the back was very good."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Camelia Hotel
Haven House Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Heygate Ave, Southend-on-Sea, England
The price is £65 per night
0.18 mi from city centre
1/5 (2 reviews)
Smelly Hotel

"Absolutely smelly and discussing. Just don't go..... 😤 I was scared bad area. The only good thing was a two min walk to town an near seafront at Southend. Nobody on premises if you have any problems. No a kettle or a fridge in room. Bed like brick ill never go back"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2018

Haven House Hotel
Suenos Guesthouse
5 out of 5
184 EASTERN ESPLANADE, Southend-on-Sea, England
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1.28 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Great place

"Great place, lovely people A*"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Suenos Guesthouse
The Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
187 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
The price is £85 per night
1.29 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)

"Lovely location, great view and very friendly staff. Only issue would be parking, as only appears to be on street which can be busy."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

The Bay Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
The price is £92 per night
0.23 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,063 reviews)

"Good . Room size good powerful shower Bad. Scale shower. Dated decor"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

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Visiting Southend-on-Sea

Travellers to Southend-on-Sea give high marks for the seaside and lively bar scene. Tourists can also enjoy the city's gardens and golf courses. Top sights in the city include Southend Pier, Adventure Island and North Sea.

  • There are 51 hotels and other accommodation options in Southend-on-Sea
  • The closest major airport is in London (SEN-Southend), 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in London (LCY-London City), 28.6 mi (46.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Southend-on-Sea

Attractions like Southend Pier and Adventure Island are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the the sea and these places to visit: North Sea, Shoebury East Beach and Three Shells Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are New Empire Theatre and Southend-on-Sea City Hall.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Rochester Cathedral, 13.7 mi/22 km from the city centre, and Rochester Castle, which is 13.7 mi (22 km) away.

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.

Dressing for Southend-on-Sea

  • 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 20°C, whilst the average at night is 4°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 22°C with night-time averages of 10°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 3°C
  • Average annual rainfall for Southend-on-Sea is 697 millimetres
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 2°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Southend-on-Sea?
Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B is located a short 4-minute walk from Adventure Island. Reviews from our site also recommend Gleneagles Guesthouse and The Beaches Guest house - Adults Only as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Southend-on-Sea, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Southend-on-Sea.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Southend-on-Sea?
Based on reviews, Skylark Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Holiday Inn Southend and Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Southend-on-Sea?
Holiday Inn Southend is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options to stay with the children include Skylark Hotel and The Ilfracombe House. Also, attractions such as Adventure Island and Southend Pier are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday to Southend-on-Sea?
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and LCD TVs.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Southend-on-Sea?
Holiday Inn Southend is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. The Terrace Guest House is another option if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Southend-on-Sea?
Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation is a top 4-star beach guesthouse with free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Gleneagles Guesthouse and Skylark Hotel. Head to Shoebury East Beach or Three Shells Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Southend-on-Sea?
Holiday Inn Southend is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Southend-on-Sea?
Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation is a favourite 4-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for a stylish stay. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, also consider The Ilfracombe House.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Southend-on-Sea?
Tower Executive Apartments is a top 3.5-star apartment for a golf trip and offers parking.
How is it to stay in Southend-on-Sea?
Travellers to Southend-on-Sea give high marks for the seaside and lively bar scene. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s gardens and golf courses. Top sights around the area include Adventure Island, Cooling Castle Barn and Festival Leisure Park. In Southend-on-Sea, there are 83 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Southend-on-Sea?
Attractions such as Adventure Island and Southend Pier are fun for everyone, not just children. The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and these places to visit: Shoebury East Beach, Three Shells Beach and Southend Beach. Additionally, in the area you’ll find Cooling Castle Barn and Festival Leisure Park.

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