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University of Essex, Southend Campus
2 out of 5
36 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.26 mi from city center
University of Essex, Southend Campus
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
3 out of 5
Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $75 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
0.23 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Lovely staff especially Callum in the bar and the lovely man in check-in. I didn’t get him name unfortunately (I think it might have been James)"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
Camelia Hotel
3 out of 5
178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $141 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.25 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (158 reviews)
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 Mar 10, 2020

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The Ilfracombe House
4 out of 5
9-13 Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
0.44 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (257 reviews)

"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 Sep 16, 2020

The Ilfracombe House
The Hope Hotel
3 out of 5
34 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $83 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
0.39 mi from city center
3.3/5 (93 reviews)
Southend

"The tv wouldnt work at all nor did the bedside lamp."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

The Hope Hotel
The Regency Apartments
4 out of 5
18 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, England
The price is $435 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
0.21 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Nice but quite a few niggles.

"We stayed in the basement flat. So no views. On the upside the communication is excellent. Prompt response to any queries. The apartment was located well for south end and chalk well beach and it felt fairly safe to sleepy here. Very quiet at night in the apartment which was good. Kitchen all working ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

The Regency Apartments
The Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
187 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $121 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
1.29 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (98 reviews)

"The perfect find! The hosts were so helpful and friendly. The breakfast delivered by hamper to the room was nothing short of wow! Sitting on the balcony enjoying the view and eating breakfast was simply perfect. Free parking around the back was ideal. The hygiene precautions in place were exceptional. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

The Bay Hotel
Suenos Guesthouse
5 out of 5
184 EASTERN ESPLANADE, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $101 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.28 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great place

"Great place, lovely people A*"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Suenos Guesthouse
The Landings @ 83
2.5 out of 5
83 Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, England
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2.17 mi from city center
The Landings @ 83
Icon Southend Mews
4 out of 5
2 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.16 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)

"Nice place - exactly as described"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Icon Southend Mews
Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $77 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.19 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (344 reviews)

"Worth staying if you want to use the Pier etc welcoming staff and host."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
The Moorings B&B
3 out of 5
172 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $83 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
1.25 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
The Moorings

"Emma is an outstanding host. She made my stay perfect. I would highly recommend The Moorings for a place to stay! A ten is not high enough A*****"…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

The Moorings B&B
Gleneagles Guesthouse
3.5 out of 5
5-6 Clifftown Parade, Southend-on-Sea, England
The price is $115 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.25 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (68 reviews)
Little Gem

"Fantastic boutique hotel the owners are really friendly and helpful. Garry sorted out parking for us immediately which was a relief. The room was extremely nice and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Gleneagles Guesthouse
Esplanade Apartments
4 out of 5
Flat 66 Audley Court, 1 Forge Way, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.72 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Great"…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Esplanade Apartments
Namastay in Bed
3.5 out of 5
Flats 1-8 Saint Johns Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.6 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Namastay was a nice stay

"Property was easy to find great location, with parking. Very clean and uncluttered. Quite a bit of paperwork to sort out prior to stay, so book in advance of your stay as it felt like a lot to go through for a nights stay but overall worth it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Namastay in Bed
Californication
4.5 out of 5
Flats 1-8 Saint Johns Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.6 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Modern, homely decor -minor improvements required

"We actually stayed in apartment ‘Shape of Water’ which is owned by the same company as ‘Californication’ due to unforeseen circumstances. We were very happy with the communication beforehand and the check in process was very convenient and straightforward. The decor was very homely and modern however ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Californication
Skylark Hotel
3 out of 5
Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $77 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
2.6 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (375 reviews)
Oved it

"Its my 2nd time there, had a lovely room, comfortable beds and very friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Skylark Hotel
Seaside House
3 out of 5
66 Victoria road, Southend-on-Sea, England
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0.67 mi from city center
Seaside House
Holiday Inn Southend
4 out of 5
77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, England
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The price is $69 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
2.14 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (721 reviews)

"Very nice property good location even though next to airport it was very quiet. Staff very friendly and helpful. Didn’t like the charge of £10 pound for parking per night and breakfast isn’t included in rate."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Holiday Inn Southend
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 center
3.3/5 (9 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

University of Essex - Southend Campus
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Visiting Southend-on-Sea

Travelers 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 Southend Pier, Rochester Cathedral, and Rochester Castle.

  • There are 22 hotels and other accommodations in Southend-on-Sea
  • The closest major airport is in London (SEN-Southend), 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in London (LCY-London City), 28.6 mi (46.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Southend-on-Sea

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and such places to visit as Thorpe Bay Beach and Shoebury East Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Southend Pier and New Empire Theatre.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 22 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Southend-on-Sea. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Beaches Guest house - Adults Only - Amenities at this 3-star guesthouse include free breakfast and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its convenient parking and helpful staff.
  • Gleneagles Guesthouse - Our customers like the beach locale and helpful staff at this guesthouse. Amenities at this 3.5-star guesthouse include parking.
  • Camelia Hotel - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and helpful staff.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Rochester Cathedral, 13.7 mi/22 km from the city center, 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 very many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Southend-on-Sea

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 51°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 68°F, while the average at night is 39°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 71°F with nighttime averages of 49°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 61°F and nighttime averages of 37°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Southend-on-Sea is 1.02 inches
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 69°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 35°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Southend-on-Sea?
Gleneagles Guesthouse is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and parking. It is located a short 7-minute walk from Adventure Island. Reviews from our site also recommend Holiday Inn Southend and Seven Hotel as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Southend-on-Sea, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Southend-on-Sea.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Southend-on-Sea?
For more information about updating your trip to Southend-on-Sea or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Southend-on-Sea?
Based on reviews, Skylark Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea and Holiday Inn Southend.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids 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 choices for your stay with the kids include Holiday Inn Southend and Skylark Hotel. Attractions like Adventure Island and Southend Pier are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Southend-on-Sea?
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and LCD TVs.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Southend-on-Sea?
Holiday Inn Southend is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. The Terrace Guest House is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
Where is the best place to stay close to Adventure Island?
Adjacent to Adventure Island, Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options within a short distance include The Hope Hotel and Seven Hotel.
What about the best place to stay close to Southend Pier?
One of the top choices for your stay is Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea, located next to Southend Pier, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. The Hope Hotel and Seven Hotel are other good choices nearby.
What's the best place for a beach vacation in Southend-on-Sea?
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea is a top 3-star beach hotel offering a restaurant and free WiFi, located within a short 6-minute walk of Southend Beach. Other good options to stay near the beach include Hamiltons Boutique Hotel and The Ilfracombe House.
What's the best high-end place to stay 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 travelers looking for a pampering stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Southend-on-Sea?
The Ilfracombe House is a favorite 4-star guesthouse with our travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring 20 guestrooms, a restaurant, and a bar. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, also consider Hamiltons Boutique Hotel.

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