Even though the Greater London are is of a humongous size (covering over 600 square miles) and offers many possibilities when it comes to accommodation in the hotels, sometimes people just want to get out of the city, and visit the smaller towns that surround London. There is a great number of these places, and each of them has hotels that are as good as those that can be found inside England’s capital. We visited some of them and found that they offer great accommodation for their guests, bring all the usual amenities like the functional bathrooms, television, comfortable beds, and the much-needed access to the Internet, and decided to make the best hotels nearby London list, bringing you thirteen of the best hotels that can be found close to the city. If you’re a Londoner and at one point just want to return back to the city, that won’t be a hard task to do – all of these places are close to London and can be easily accessed by car or by any of the public transport service. So, if you want to smell the clean countryside air and enjoy the beautiful English nature, come and take a look at the best hotels nearby London!
The first hotel on our list can be found in Southend-on-Sea, located east of London, on the coast of the North Sea. It is a simple place situated inside an old Georgian house, run by a family and featuring some pretty colorful rooms that are equipped with modern TVs and have the access to the Internet, as well as some beautiful Egyptian Linens. Hamilton’s Boutique Hotel also serves the guests with the English breakfast and is just a few minutes away from the Southend Pier.
Address: SS1 1DY, Royal Terrace 6, Southend-on-Sea
Behind this interesting name hides one of the best Chelmsford hotels, located on the High Street. Chelmsford is, by the way, northeast of London, in the county of Essex. The hotel itself is very comfortable and features some modern rooms that come with the Wi-Fi access, television, and machines for making tea and coffee, and there is also a simple restaurant and the bar that sometimes hosts the live music events. The Saracen’s Head is very close to the shopping center (High Chelmer).
Address: CM1 1BE, High Street 4, Chelmsford
The next hotel on our list is the Churchgate Hotel, situated in Harlow (northeast of London), inside an old house that dates back to the 17th century. The rooms are traditional and feature the basic hotel amenities, such as the tea and coffee machines, the television, and the en-suite bathroom, and the hotel also has eight function rooms, as well as the leisure center with the gym. Let’s not forget the verdant gardens – they look beautiful and are nice for relaxing walks.
Address: CM17 0JT, Churchgate Street, Old Harlow
The Ardmore House is situated in St. Albans, located in an old Edwardian house and featuring some traditionally furnished rooms that come with all the usual amenities, with sleeping for four people. The Ardmore house, besides these rooms, also has the free parking for the guests, as well as the Italian restaurant that serves some fine meals. We really liked the gardens – just like in the case of the Churchgate Hotel, they offer a perfect opportunity for a relaxing walk.
Address: AL1 3PR, Lemsford Road 54, St. Albans
Olde Kings Arms can be found in Hempel Hempstead, northwest of London, being situated in the old ale house that dated back to 1600s. It is now a modern restaurant and a hotel that has eight very warm and comfortable rooms, each of them having a TV, a bathroom, and the free access to the Internet. This place also offers the complimentary breakfast for the guests, and serves the most traditional British food. The closest shopping center, The Marlowes, is just about ten minutes of walking away.
Address: HP1 3AF, High Street 41, Hemel Hempstead
This hotel is located in Luton, which is both a town and a borough located northwest of London, known for the University of Bedfordshire. The hotel that we’re talking about is very cozy and affordable and offers the guests to stay in the rooms that are contemporary and feature things like en-suite bathrooms, TVs that have satellite channels, and the free Wi-Fi connection. This hotel also has a traditional British restaurant and the bar that has a pub menu and the fireplace.
Address: LU5 4RT, Church Street, Luton
The Red Lion Hotel is situated in Aylesbury, which can be found northwest of London, in Buckinghamshire. The first thing to notice about this place is the old 17th-century house that it’s situated in, standing on the High Street. The rooms are classic and have TVs, coffee machines, and the en-suite bathrooms, and other amenities of the Red Lion would include the service of the full English breakfast, the terrace tables, the bar that has fireplaces and flagstone floors, as well as the free parking.
Address: HP22 6DU, High Street 9, Aylesbury
Let’s move onto High Wycombe, which is a large town that can be found west of England’s capital, known for its industry and markets. One of the best traditional hotels of this place would be the Sausage Tree, located on the Saffron Road, and featuring some pretty basic rooms that come with usual bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. The Sausage Tree also has a restaurant that serves British meals and has the outdoor seating. The hotel itself is five minutes away from the High Wycombe station.
Address: HP13 6AB, Saffron Road, High Wycombe
This hotel can be found in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, and is set on ten acres of beautiful lawns and gardens, and is a perfect destination for those Londoners who want a bit of relaxation and away-time from London. The rooms of this place are plush and comfortable and come with the usual set of hotel amenities while the suites of the Burnham Beeches Hotel feature separate living areas and the free-standing bathtubs. We should also mention that this place also has a very fine restaurant, as well as the bar.
Address: SL1 8DP, Grove Road, Burnham
The tenth place of our list of the best hotels that are near London goes to Asperion Hillside, located in Guildford, southwest of London. This place is housed in the building that was once a post office, and now features airy rooms which come with modern TVs, en-suite bathrooms, coffee making machines, and the free Internet access, while the suites add the beautiful garden views. The Asperion Hillside also provides the full English breakfast, free parking place for every guest, and has a guest lounge.
Address: GU3 3RF, Perry Hill, Guildford
One of the Marriot hotels, this place is situated next to Gatwick, which would be the airport that’s some 30 miles south of the Central London. It is a modern place that has warm and comfortable rooms which come with the flat-screen TVs, machines for tea and coffee, and the Wi-Fi connection that requires and additional fee. This hotel has a convenience store, a restaurant, a business center (with some meeting facilities), as well as the fitness center. It’s five miles away from the center of Crawley.
Address: RH6 0NT, Buckingham Gate, Gatwick
The next hotel is called the Chilston Park Hotel, and it is located in Maidstone, southeast of London. It is set in an old manor that dates back to 17th century and features 22 acres of beautiful parkland, as well as the most elegant rooms that have beamed ceilings and antique furniture. The guests can also, of course, expect the usual modern amenities, like the free Wi-Fi or the modern TV screens. The Chilston Park Hotel also provides the guests with a breakfast.
Address: ME17 2BE, Sandway, Maidstone
The last place on our list of the hotels that are close to London goes to the Orsett Hall Hotel, which can be found in Gravesend, east of London. The hotel itself is surrounded by twelve acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens, and has the individually themed rooms which feature all the usual hotel amenities while the suites of the Orsett Hall Hotel have kitchens and private gardens. There is also a nice spa and the gym, as well as the nice restaurant.
Address: RM16 3HS, Prince Charles Ave, Gravesend