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The Red Lion Inn
4 out of 5
32 High Street, Saffron Walden, England
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The price is $154 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
5.64 mi from city center
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 Feb 22, 2020

The Red Lion Inn
The Cricketers
4 out of 5
Wicken Road, Clavering, Saffron Walden, England
The price is $123 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
4.68 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)
Gem of a pub/hotel

"Brilliant pub with excellent service, definitely be staying again, next time I need to be in Essex."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

The Cricketers
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, England
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The price is $169 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
14.71 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (548 reviews)

"Excellent location, loved the style, and staff were outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

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The Cross Keys
3 out of 5
32 High Street, Saffron Walden, England
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0.81 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (31 reviews)
Overnight stop

"Very friendly staff and a property with a great deal of history. Good sized and comfortable room. Food was also good and well priced. Only possible downside is if you are a light sleeper and have a room above the through road. We were there one night, en route south."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

The Cross Keys
The Cricketers Arms
3 out of 5
Rickling Green, Saffron Walden, England
The price is $91 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
4.97 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (243 reviews)
Vgood

"Excellent all round stay, Good evening meal & excellent breakfast served on hot plates On top of this they have draught Moretti Excellent social distancing"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

The Cricketers Arms
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
4 out of 5
Waltham Close Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford, England
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The price is $77 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
8.32 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,326 reviews)
Good stay

"It was a last minute stay at the airport and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The room was also clean and place seemed well-maintained."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Gonville Hotel
4 out of 5
Gonville Place, Cambridge, England
The price is $194 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19
13.89 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (857 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, nice decor and excellent service great location. I booked a feature room and was a bit surprised at how small the room was although the bathroom was very spacious. But all in all it had all that was needed . Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent spa with wonderful staff."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Gonville Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
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The price is $129 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
13.43 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (759 reviews)

"This is a very good hotel with very friendly staff. Covid precautions are good with hand sanitiser everywhere. It is a 15 minute walk into town but not too strenuous. There are buses if you prefer.Car parking is in the railway station car park which is just round the corner from the hotel.The restaurant ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Saffron Hotel
3 out of 5
8-12 High Street, Essex, Saffron Walden, England
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0.87 mi from city center
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 Dec 21, 2017

Saffron Hotel
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge
4 out of 5
15-19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, England
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The price is $116 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
13.94 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (416 reviews)

"Bed was comfy , hotel bistro was excellent and a good location"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge
15th Century Period Cottage In Saffron Walden, Essex England
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0.92 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
Beautiful property in quiet location

"Lovely stay in this house. Very quiet location, with nice walks nearby. Saffron Walden only a few minutes walk away"…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

15th Century Period Cottage In Saffron Walden, Essex England
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
4 out of 5
Tilekin Green, Bishop's Stortford, England
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The price is $54 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
10.05 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Lovely building. Friendly helpful staff. Countryside location. Clean rooms."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
Stunning Tudor Manor House and Coach House
Piglets Boutique B&B- Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
Piglets Corner, Top Road, Saffron Walden, England
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3.91 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
5* Plus at Piglets

"We stayed 1 night and wished we could have stayed for more. From the moment we arrived everything was 1st class and the owners were fabulous. The homemade cake, the ploughmans supper, the cookies in the bedroom and the bloody Mary served at breakfast all added to the wonderful service and stay at ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Piglets Boutique B&B- Adults Only
Manor of Groves
3 out of 5
High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, England
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The price is $71 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
14.8 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (269 reviews)

"Beautiful spacious hotel, excellent facilities and friendly helpful staff. Food was excellent, stayed in a superior room located in the old Manor House part of the building, there is no lift and several flights of stairs. The room was spacious with a beautiful bathroom, the room was very clean although ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Manor of Groves
Great Sampford B&B Sorrells farm
3 out of 5
Sorrells Farm, Howe Lane, Great Sampford, Saffron Walden, England
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6.61 mi from city center
Great Sampford B&B Sorrells farm
DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry
4 out of 5
Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, England
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The price is $91 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
19.61 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (614 reviews)

"Early to bed after a 4 am start, it was a bit noisy, it seemed I could hear every door in the corridor -"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry
Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport
3 out of 5
Bassingbourn Road, Essex, Stansted, England
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The price is $71 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
8.77 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,365 reviews)

"I booked a room very last minute because my flight was late and I lost the last train to London. Location is very handy, just 10min walk from the exit of the airport. Staff is extremely kind and friendly, the hotel is quite modern, my room was clean and my bed very comfy. I slept incredibly well, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
4 out of 5
Downing Street, Cambridge, England
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The price is $138 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
14.19 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"Good location in city centre, high quality of rooms and facilities, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
ibis Cambridge Central Station
3 out of 5
2 Station Square, Cambridge, England
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The price is $76 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
13.41 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Very conveniently located, swift easy check-in. Clean, modern and a comfy bed. No frills, but absolutely fine, and I’d book again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

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Visiting Saffron Walden

Travelers 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 coffeehouses. Top sights around the area include Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Church of St Mary the Great.

  • There are 8 hotels and other accommodations in Saffron Walden
  • The closest major airport is in London (STN-Stansted), 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Cambridge (CBG), 14 mi (22.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Saffron Walden

The picturesque setting of The Common and Bridge End Gardens exemplify the city's natural beauty. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Market Square and Church of St. Mary.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 8 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Saffron Walden. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Warners Farm B&B - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • 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.
  • The Cricketers Arms - Hotel - With a stay at this 3-star inn, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and clean, comfortable 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 center, 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 transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Saffron Walden

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 52°F during the day and 34°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 69°F, while the average at night is 38°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 72°F with nighttime averages of 48°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 61°F and nighttime averages of 36°F
  • About 0.87 inches of rain falls on Saffron Walden each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 70°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 35°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Saffron Walden?
The Red Lion Inn is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This property offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Reviews from our site also recommend The Cross Keys and The Crown House Hotel as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Saffron Walden, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals in Saffron Walden.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Saffron Walden?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Saffron Walden, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Saffron Walden?
Based on reviews, The Cricketers Arms is a popular 3-star guesthouse for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is The Crown House Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Saffron Walden?
The Cricketers Arms is a favorite 3-star guesthouse for couples, and features a restaurant and wedding services.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Saffron Walden?
The Red Lion Inn is a top dog-friendly property, and offers a restaurant and a computer station for its human guests. The Crown House Hotel is another option for a stay with your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Audley End House?
The Cross Keys is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star inn offers a restaurant and free parking. It’s located just a short 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Audley End House. Another good choice is Saffron Hotel, located just 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Market Square?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Cross Keys, located next to Market Square, and this 3-star inn offers a restaurant and free parking. Saffron Hotel, located just 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away, is another good option for your stay.
What are some accommodations with pools in Saffron Walden?
Piglets Boutique B&B- Adults Only: Provides free cooked-to-order breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free parking.

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