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The Oakland Hotel - Chelmsford - Bedroom
The Oakland Hotel
7.7 Good
Free Wi-Fi
County Hotel Chelmsford - Chelmsford - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Channels Hotel
9.1 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Pontlands Park
8.7 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Creeksea Place Barns
9 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Hunters Meet
7.8 Good
Free Wi-Fi

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Top tips for finding Chelmsford hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Chelmsford, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Chelmsford in January and October.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Chelmsford if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 44 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Chelmsford hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Chelmsford found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £40, while the most expensive was £175.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Chelmsford for 1 day.
  • When looking for that ideal luxury Chelmsford hotel at which to hold your wedding, look no further than the Italian-styled mansion hotel Down Hall. Just a 25-minute drive from the centre of Chelmsford, this beautiful venue provides the perfect country setting of 110 acres of woodland with panoramic views, superior dining, a spa and around 95 plush bedrooms for guests.
  • Fitness fans don’t need to let their workout plans fall to the wayside when booking into Chelmsford hotels. Find hotels such as the Creeksea Place Barns and enjoy a state-of-the-art gym to work off holiday indulgence that comes with a full weight and cardio circuit. When you’re done with your gym session you can soothe those sore muscles in the Jacuzzi.
  • If you are travelling through the area but still want luxury from your Chelmsford stay, why not spring for a night at the Radisson Blu Hotel near the London Stansted Airport? Close enough to get back in time to catch your flight, but luxurious enough to unwind after a hard travelling schedule, this global name in hospitality brings you everything you would expect and more from a contemporary 4-star stay.
  • If you stay away from the centre of Chelmsford, you are likely to save money, as hotels tend to be cheaper when they aren’t in the town centre. For example, Travelodge Chelmsford is well priced but still only a short 15min walk to the centre, should you want to visit it.
  • Hotels in Chelmsford are great for those looking to travel to Stansted Airport. You could opt for a hotel such as Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport, which is only a 6min walk from the terminal building ahead of your flight.
  • If you need a hotel which is suitable for you to work in, choose one that provides free Wi-Fi. Hotels such as Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel not only provide you with internet access, but also offer meeting facilities so you can work remotely with ease.
  • Those who have driven to Chelmsford or hired a car may want to book a hotel that offers free parking. The Best Western Atlantic Hotel provides its guests with free parking, so you can rest assured your car is in safe hands when you aren’t driving it.
  • A great way to save money on your trip to Chelmsford is to stay at a hotel which offers self-catering facilities. An example of one such hotel is Chelmsford Serviced Apartments, which provides an oven, microwave and toaster. You are also only a short 3min walk away from a supermarket to buy food at.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Chelmsford

  • Do any Chelmsford hotels provide a country environment for a peaceful break?

    If you’d like to get away from the action and be surrounded by peaceful countryside, the Pontlands Park hotel is a fantastic choice of breakaway. Here you can take long strolls in nature, sit by the water of the property lake and still come back to the luxury of plush décor and great food.

  • I’m coming in for the weekend races. Which hotel is suggested?

    If you enjoy the horses and have an event at Chelmsford Racecourse, consider booking into the fabulous Channels Hotel. Quaint, with just enough luxury to impress, this homely hotel has everything you need to provide not only easy access to the horses 15 minutes away, but also a romantic break away too. Make sure you make use of their deep, free-standing bath tubs and pamper yourself a bit.

  • Where are some of the best hotels in Chelmsford for couples?

    Chelmsford is well located for getting to London and also Stansted Airport, but it is also smack bang in the English countryside, so it won’t take you long before you’re enjoying a romantic walk. Choose a hotel such as The Compasses Inn, which is a 10min walk from the River Chelmer where you can enjoy a couple’s stroll.

  • Which part of Chelmsford is close to the nightlife?

    Chelmsford has some great bars and restaurants for evening entertainment. You could, for example, stay at The Ship, which is both a hotel and pub. A 4min walk away from this establishment you’ll also find other popular bars such as The Railway Tavern and The Royal Steamer. The train station is also only a stone’s throw away, should you want to experience the nightlife in London, which is about a 35min journey away.

  • Are there any specific times when prices might rise dramatically?

    Chelmsford is quite popular throughout the year, partly due to its close proximity to Stansted Airport and also London. However, it might get especially busy during school holidays, as travellers will be utilising the hotels ahead of going to the airport. One hotel which you could stay at with your family is Pontlands Park, which is an 18min drive away from Hylands House, a stately home which has family activities throughout the year.

  • Do any of the hotels in Chelmsford offer free breakfast?

    Yes, you can enjoy a free breakfast at many hotels in Chelmsford, which is a great way to begin your day. Rothmans B&B, for example, provides all its guests with a free breakfast, which is also great for those who are looking to save money on their holiday.

  • What are the best hotels near Broomfield Hospital?

    KAYAK users like staying at Channels Hotel when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Broomfield Hospital.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Chelmsford?

    The average price of a double room in Chelmsford is £97 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as £31 per night.

  • How much is a hotel in Chelmsford for tonight?

    The best deal for a 3-star hotel room in Chelmsford found by KAYAK users in the last 3 hours was £55, while a 4-star hotel room the lowest price was £98. The cheapest room found overall was for £31.

  • How much is a hotel in Chelmsford for this weekend?

    Looking to spend the weekend in Chelmsford? Here are the best deals found by KAYAK users within the last 72 hours: 3-star hotels from £55 and 4-star hotels from £108. The cheapest deal overall was for £55 per night.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Chelmsford?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Chelmsford districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Chelmsford city centre

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Chelmsford hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Chelmsford that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include The Oakland Hotel, Ivy Hill Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Lion Inn.

Where to stay in Chelmsford?

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