Built in 1891, The Westcliff Hotel offers commanding views of the Thames Estuary from its clifftop position, a short walk from the shops, restaurants and bars of Southend-on-Sea.
From the hotel it's a 15-minute stroll through Southend Cliff Gardens -- home to birds, wildlife and flower displays -- to Southend Pier, which at 1.34 miles is the longest pleasure pier in the world. You can walk its length or take the train down to the pier head, where there is a cultural centre and great views over to Kent.
Leigh-on-Sea's old town -- think cosy pubs, cockle sheds, cobbled streets and the clank of halyard on mast -- is a 10-minute drive or a 45-minute walk along the coast path. East Beach, an extensive sandy beach at Shoeburyness, is 15 minutes' drive. The Grade II-listed Kursaal, which opened in 1901 and was one of the world's first amusement parks, is a 20-minute walk along the seafront.
The hotel's Lamplights Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner, and there is bar and a lounge area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, and there is 24-hour room service. There are 55 bedrooms, some with impressive sea views.
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Shuttle service (fees apply)
Safe in reception
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathtub or shower
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. Extra bed available on request: £25 for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Trains from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central cost £9-£12, each way, and take 55 minutes. The hotel is a 12-minute walk from the station. A taxi will cost £4-5, each way.
The hotel has no car park, but there is limited free on-street parking outside the hotel.
Southend Airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi. The journey will cost £12-£15, each way.
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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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