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"Booked a superior room but it did not feel like that and was more like a basis double room. Did have some issues with the TV but they did deal with ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 20 Feb 2018

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Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at Esplanade Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Clacton-on-Sea Beach. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant.

  • Free English breakfast offered
  • Free Wi-Fi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at Johnny Mac's Fish & Chips
  • Amenities include a meeting room, a rooftop terrace and a terrace
  • Guests speak favourably about the beach and the breakfast
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Clacton-on-Sea Beach and 4 minutes on foot from Clacton Pier

Esplanade Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Esplanade Hotel

Everyone (5)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jan 2019

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3 out of 5

mixed feeling about hotel

Pros: very comfortable bed and breakfast very nice
Cons: the floor - uneven booking site needs to be updated with the changes - non smoking and check out at 11 room could have been cleaner
Location: location very nice and sea view was lovely
Booked a superior room but it did not feel like that and was more like a basis double room. Did have some issues with the TV but they did deal with these when they were told about them, the floor was uneven and creaked every time you walked over it. No milk in room but did get given some when asked for it. when booking was asked if we wanted smoking or non smoking but when we got there were told that whole of hotel was non smoking, also the time to check out of hotel was midday on the booking form but was told we had to be out by 11 room very hot and unable to turn the radiators off or even down so had to sleep with window open and heard traffic and noise outside staff in the morning were very friendly and breakfast was very nice

Posted by , from Hertfordshire on 20 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

Perfect view across the beach

My boyfriend and I decided to take a quick trip up to Clacton on Sea - we were really excited and wanted a peaceful get away. The great thing about this hotel is the view and that the close proximity this hotel is to the sea and fair. However the woman downstairs at the reception wasn't the most friendliest she also didn't explain things that well. On the hotels website it states there is wifi yet it didn't work at all when we were there, they also stated that there was free parking yet hardly found a space resulting in us having to leave early because of the restricted parking -___-. Also there was a random plank of wood in the bathroom and the hairdresser didn't work and neither did the TV. Also the shower water was hard to regulate and it was just boiling hot all the time. So far not so good! Overall I would rate this hotel a 3/5 -

Posted by on 31 May 2017

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3 out of 5

Great location, basic hotel

Perfect location for us. it did appear that homeless people were being housed there and the first night I was woken up at 3am but young children outside the room laughing and chatting pushing into the room of the door. After breakfast the next morning one of the children was using the most vile language to their mum which my son was able to clearly hear. Didn't bother complaining as they left that morning.

Posted by on 17 Aug 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. Esplanade Hotel also features a rooftop terrace, a garden, and coffee/tea in common area. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Clacton-on-Sea hotel.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1940
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Clacton-on-Sea Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Esplanade Hotel offers 31 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free English breakfast.

Johnny Mac's Fish & Chips – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Hotel Names

  • Esplanade Clacton-on-Sea
  • Esplanade Hotel Clacton-on-Sea
  • Esplanade Hotel Hotel
  • Esplanade Hotel Clacton-on-Sea
  • Esplanade Hotel Hotel Clacton-on-Sea

You should know

  • Children aged 3 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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