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The Oakland Hotel - Chelmsford - Bedroom
The Oakland Hotel
7.7 Good
R1 658+
R1 658+
Free Wi-Fi
County Hotel Chelmsford - Chelmsford - Bedroom
County Hotel Chelmsford
7.3 Good
R2 846+
R2 846+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
R1 511+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Pontlands Park
8.7 Very Good
R3 317+
R3 317+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Hunters Meet
7.8 Good
R2 303+
R2 303+
Free Wi-Fi
Down Hall Hotel
7.9 Good
R4 561+
R4 561+
Free Wi-Fi

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The Lion Inn - Chelmsford
The Lion Inn
9.2 Wonderful
R3 597+
R3 597+
Free Wi-Fi

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Average price (weeknight)

R2 062

Average price (weekend night)

R2 048
Cheapest month to stay with an average 34% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 21% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Chelmsford

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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 accommodations in Chelmsford in February and January.
  • 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 Saturday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 44 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Chelmsford accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Chelmsford for 5 days.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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