Airport Address: Enterprise House, Bassingbourne Road, Essex CM24 1QW, UK, England
Location: 48km (30 miles) northwest of central London. Airport code: STN
London Stansted Airport is situated to the North of London and is served by the M11 and M25 motorways. There is also a direct train express service from London Liverpool Street station (also from Tottenham Hale) called the Stansted Express. single £16.60 , return £28
Home to many budget airlines but now also more and more main stream airlines are running flights from the airport too. The terminal is an award winning building built in an open plan style. Notable is use the use of a monorail service for some gate departures and flight arrivals back to baggage reclaim. The airport is also served by National Express coaches. For information on National Express Coach services click here.
Over the years hotels have been built closer and closer to the terminal with the Radisson Blu Stansted now the closest of all the nearby Stansted Hotels being located alongside the one terminal the airport is served by (for passengers). The next closet hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Stansted which is just 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the terminal and within he airport grounds.
note: although there is an actual place in the UK with the name Stanstead (its midway between Cambridge and Ipswich), its not the location or correct spelling of the Stansted airport name.
Stansted Lodge
B&B √ Free WiFi √ Triple Rooms √ Family Rooms √ Parking (charge) √
Rates from around £62 per room
Guest Rating: 87%, Milesfaster Ranking: 274 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Stansted: 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
1 Mill Close, CM22 6EG, Elsenham, UK
Offering some of the lowest rates in the area the Avalon is a traditional style guest house where most rooms are en-suite and breakfast is served daily in a dedicated communal dining area. Transfers are by taxi or the VL7 bus which stops 400 yards from the hotel. Within the immediate vicinity is a takeaway restaurant, grocery store and pub with bar menu.
Shuttle √ Free WiFi √ Quad Rooms √ Family Rooms √ Reception 24/7 √
Rates from around £33 per room
Guest Rating: 75%, Milesfaster Ranking: 644 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
Birchanger Green Welcomebreak Service Area, M11 Motorway Junction 8, Old Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5QZ
Situated within the Birchanger Services right by junction 8 of the M11. Rooms are en-suite with free satellite TV in every room, clock radio, tea and coffee making facilities, free newspaper and telephone. Onsite restaurant and upgraded executive bedrooms.
Free WiFi √ Parking Packages √ Triples/Quads/Family Rooms √ Non-smoking √ Bag Storage √
Rates from around £78 per room
Guest Rating: 66%, Milesfaster Ranking: 777 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
From Central London: 31.9 miles
Hall Road, Gaunts End, Elsenham, Stansted, Essex, CM22 6DR
Around an 8 minute drive from the main Stansted Airport. Built in 2004, is of contemporary design. Room facilities include en-suite, Tea & Coffee, Central heating, Desk & Lamp, Trouser Press, Direct Modem link, Hairdryer, Alarm Clock/Radio, Direct Dial Phone and Colour Television.
Shuttle √ Free WiFi √ Gym √ Swimming Pool √ Tennis √
Rates from around £94 per room
Guest Rating: 83%, Milesfaster Ranking: 318 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 6.1 miles (9.8 km)
Hatfield Heath, Nr Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 7AS
Historic country house Hotel located on the Hertfordshire/Essex border within easy reach of London and Stansted Airport and with a history dating back to 1540. Down Hall Country House Hotel is situated in 110 acres of land and has leisure facilities which include a heated indoor pool. The hotel runs a shuttle service for Stansted Airport at a charge.
Distance From Airport: 7.9 miles (12.8 km)
Mulberry Green, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0ET
A fourteenth century former coaching inn set in quiet village green location with friendly atmosphere, refurbished bedroom annexe , Mediterranean restaurant and traditional bar. The modern restaurant is enhanced by the original 14th Century oak beams which creates the perfect informal atmosphere for dining.
Hampton By Hilton Stansted Airport
Free WiFi √ Gym √ Suites √ Family Rooms √ Air-Conditioning √
Rates from around £76 per room
Guest Rating: 88%, Milesfaster Ranking: 120 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Stansted: adjacent
Bassingbourn Road, CM24 1QW, Stansted Mountfitchet, England
Modern hotel slap bang right next door to the main passenger terminal at Stansted Airport.connected via a covered walkway. With air-conditioned bedrooms, 24 hour fitness centre, 24 hour business corner, free WiFi, onsite bar and lounge, guests have a great option for their Stansted Airport accommodation. Luggage storage offered. Restaurant serves meals all day.
Park Inn Harlow
Distance From Airport: 9.9 miles (15.9 km)
M11 Junction 7, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, England, UK, CM18 7BA
Located south of the airport and with easy thanks thanks to its location so close to the M11 motorway. Excellent leisure facilities with a health club onsite that includes a swimming pool, sauna and spa. Room service runs throughout the day and there's a restaurant and bar on the premises. Reception staffed 24/7. 9 meeting rooms. Bedrooms have climate control and cable TV.
Holiday Inn Brentwood
Distance From Airport: 19.3 miles (31.1 km)
Brook Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5NF
Location: Brentwood
Although a little away from the airport road links are excellent as the hotel is right by the M25 motorway which links directly with the M11 which in turn links right to the airport. By the town of Brentwood with amenities such as bars, restaurants and shops. Air-conditioned throughout with WiFi accessible in all parts of the hotel. Hotel has a restaurant and bar. Indoor swimming pool and beauty treatment rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Harlow
Air-Conditioning √ Onsite Parking √ Bag Storage √ Restaurant √ Lift √
Rates from around £50 per room
Guest Rating: 79%, Milesfaster Ranking: 581 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 10.9 miles (17.5 km)
Crown Gate, Essex, Harlow, CM20 1ER
Location: Harlow
Although a fair distance from the airport (10 miles) the benefit is that the hotel is closely link to the airport via the M1 motorways making it a quick journey between hotel and airport. Your also close to the M25 (5.5 miles) which links to all parts of greater London.
Shuttle √ Parking Packages √ Triples/Quads/Family Rooms √ Air-Conditioning √ Bag Storage √
Rates from around £66 per room
Guest Rating: 78%, Milesfaster Ranking: 528 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Thremhall Avenue, Stansted, CM24 1PY
Opened in 2004, is conveniently just 1.5 miles from Stansted Airport itself. Bedroom facilities include ensuite, power shower, double glazed windows, Coffee/tea maker, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Alarm Clock/Radio, Sitting Area, Direct Dial Phone, interactive cable Colour Television, Desk & Lamp and Direct Modem link. The onsite restaurant on the ground floor serves
B&B √ Free WiFi √ Parking Packages √ Quad Rooms √ Family Rooms √
Rates from around £69 per room
Guest Rating: 73%, Milesfaster Ranking: 708 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 2.7 miles (4.4 km)
Tilekiln Green, Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford, CM22 7TJ, UK
Location: Bishops Stortford
Why not treat yourself to a night or more in a Tudor style manor surrounded by scenic gardens and all within 5 minutes of Stansted. The Legacy Great Hallingbury has its own restaurant and bar all rooms have a bathroom. Most rooms have a wet room and WiFi. Parking is available onsite. Guests can use the hotels luggage storage facilities. Set within its own landscaped grounds.
Linden House Stansted
Boutique √ B&B √ Free WiFi √ Suites √ Non-smoking √
Rates from around £80 per room
Guest Rating: 84%, Milesfaster Ranking: 396 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 3.1 miles (5 km)
1-3 Silver Street, CM24 8HA, Stansted Mountfitchet
Location: Stansted Mountfitchet
A diners delight as the hotel is first and foremost a five star restaurant incorporating a luxury boutique hotel. Fifteen minutes drive from the airport and 5 minutes walk from Stansted Mountfitchet Station. Bedrooms are all individual and there is just 9 of them. They are all en-suite and even the bathrooms are all of a different design. Flat screen televisions in each room.
Little Bullocks Farm
B&B √ Free WiFi √ Triples/Quads/Family Rooms √ Parking (charge) √ Non-smoking √
Rates from around £69 per room
Guest Rating: 95%, Milesfaster Ranking: 47 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Stansted: 2.2 miles (3.6 km)
Hope End, Takeley CM22 6TA, England
Location: Takeley
Certainly not your run of the mill airport accommodation. The Little Bullocks far, is a small B&B surrounded by open fields and countryside with wild deer roaming by in a quiet rural location. Yet just over 2 miles from the airport and within 15 minutes drive. You get a personal service from a family run hotel with a breakfast room always open to guests for self service breakfast. You get free internet access, en-suite bedrooms and a free lift to the local village pub just minutes away. Whats not to like?
Gym √ Spa √ Swimming Pool √ Suites √ Family Rooms √
Rates from around £167 per room
Guest Rating: 81%, Milesfaster Ranking: 396 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 12.3 miles (19.7 km)
Cambridge Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG1 20SD
Luxury hotel which is home to an 18 hole championship golf course. The hotels location is set within 200 nacres of grounds. Provides accommodation where all rooms are en-suite with WiFi, interactive TV allowing for video checkout and trouser press. There are 4 restaurants onsite plus a cocktail bar. Extensive leisure facilities includes a swimming pool, gym, spa with treatments and tennis courts. Also 14 meeting rooms and business centre.
Novotel Stansted
Distance From Airport: 1.0 miles (1.6 km)
Round Coppice Road, Stansted, CM24 1SF
Stands within the airport perimeter (next to the long stay car park). Modern and contemporary hotel. Standard rooms offer high speed internet connection, cable TV with in house movies, sony playstation and live flight information. Room service is 24 hours. Aviator themed Amy's Restaurant and Bar. Living health club onsite with a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, solarium, swimming pool. Dedicated business centre open weekdays.
Premier Inn Braintree (Freeport Village)
Distance From Airport: 13.2 miles (22.1 km)
Fowlers Farm, Cressing Road, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8DH
On the south eastern edge of Braintree and with half a mile of an 80 shop shopping centre. each room has a bathroom with a power shower, satellite television, tea and coffee facilities. Hotel has a WiFi service. Breakfast room onsite serving continental breakfast. Adjacent to the hotel is the Fowlers farm restaurant and Pub. 500 years of history the restaurant is open 11.00am till 11pm. Meeting room with space for 30 delegates. A/C in public spaces.
Premier Inn Stansted Airport
Shuttle √ Free WiFi √ Quad Rooms √ Family Rooms √ Air-Conditioning √
Rates from around £39 per room
Guest Rating: 82%, Milesfaster Ranking: 351 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 1 miles (1.7 km)
Thremhall Avenue, Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 1PY
Location: Stansted Mountfitchet
Closest Premier Inn to the airport. A shuttle bus (charge) provides transfers between the airport and the hotel. This is a good class budget hotel (if that's not a contradiction) and all rooms are en-suite and air conditioned. There is a Costa Coffee and restaurant within the hotel and adjacent is  MacDonald's. WiFi throughout (fee).
Free WiFi √ Gym √ Spa √ Swimming Pool √ Parking Packages √
Rates from around £95 per room
Guest Rating: 82%, Milesfaster Ranking: 351 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 0.0 miles (0.0 km)
Waltham Close, London Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1PP
This is the closest hotel to the airport being located alongside the passenger terminal with access via sheltered walkway. Bedrooms are divided into three basic themes to give a choice of styles while they are also options for suites and business rooms. In-room you'll find flat screen TV's, laptop size safe and air-conditioning. 4 restaurants provide a wide range of dining choices. 26 meeting rooms. There's a leisure centre within the hotel which includes a swimming pool.
Saracens Head
Free WiFi √ Gym √ Onsite Parking √ Restaurant √ Reception 24/7 √
Rates from around £80 per room
Guest Rating: 81%, Milesfaster Ranking: 454 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Airport: 5.6 miles (9.1 km)
High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AG
An old coaching inn located In Great Dunmow, within easy access of the airport via the nearby M11 motorway. Bedroom amenities include TV, Direct Dial Telephone and Tea Making Facilities. Room service provided. 2 Conference onsite as is a restaurant and traditional styled pub that serves food throughout the day. Reception is open twenty four hours daily.
Stansted Airport Lodge
B&B √ Free WiFi √ Parking Packages √ Family Rooms √ Non-smoking √
Rates from around £65 per room
Guest Rating: 64%, Milesfaster Ranking: 802 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Stansted: 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Takeley Street, CM22 6QR, Takeley, UK
Location: Stansted Airport
One of the cheaper options for hotels very close to the airports terminal. Its actually just 5 minutes by taxi and is located in a quiet English village. The combination of close proximity together with low rates and perhaps wanting a location away from main hustle of the airport would be the main reasons for choosing this hotel. You also get a daily continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi.
Stansted Lodge Aspen
B&B √ Free WiFi √ Parking Packages √ Family Rooms √ Non-smoking √
Rates from around £65 per room
Guest Rating: 64%, Milesfaster Ranking: 802 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Stansted: 2.3 miles (3.6 km)
Park Road, CM22 6DF Elsenham, UK
Sister hotel to the Avalon. Just 6 bedrooms with the basics covered such as TV and wireless internet access. Most rooms have a bathroom and the two without have cheaper rates. There is a small kitchen area with a self service breakfast from as early as 03.45 till 09.00. Early mornings a taxi share scheme operates for reduced fares and taxi transfers arranged at other times. Walking distance from the main station at Elsenham and also a bus stop that links with the airport.
stansted skyline hotel
Distance From Airport: 5.6 miles (9 km)
Chelmsford Road, Nr Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1LP
Situated in the Essex countryside. All rooms are En-suite with modern furnishings, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press and direct-dial telephone. Hotel amenities include a well stocked bar
Distance From Airport: 5.6 miles (9 km)
The Bull Ring, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2PL
Old coaching Inn located in the small village of Thaxted.  All bedrooms are en-suite with a hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and television. The hotel has a restaurant with home cooked food and  bar that serves real ales. Two function rooms provide facilities for events or business meetings.
Travelodge Stansted Bishops Stortford
Distance From Airport: 3 miles (4.8 km)
Birchanger Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5ST
The hotel sits back away from the road. Actually on the edge of a small village called Birchanger. 10 minutes drive from Stansted airport. Being a Travelodge you will know what to expect, basic accommodation but competitive rates. All bedrooms have a TV and are en-suite. Onsite restaurant serving breakfast and dinner and a hotel bar.
Travelodge Stansted Bishops Stortford
Distance From Airport: 5.3 miles (8.4 km)
Chelmsford Road, Great Dunmow, CM6 1LW
As with all Travelodge's you know what to expect. Tea and coffee maker in your room along with a king size bed and duvet. The Travelodge has a bar cafe which serves a breakfast buffet and an evening meal. Its also fully licensed and serves alcoholic drinks.
Willows Guest House
B&B √ Shuttle √ Free WiFi √ Triples/Quads/Family Rooms √ Onsite Parking √
Rates from around £75 per room
Guest Rating: 88%, Milesfaster Ranking: 274 of 865 Hotels
Distance From Stansted: 1.4 miles (2.3 km)
Bambers Green, CM22 6PE, Takeley, UK
A nice alternative to the normal type of airport hotel you might be expecting. This is a 17th century thatched barn hotel with just 5 rooms. All of those rooms have their own private entrance and breakfast is served in the room (charges apply). The hotel runs a free shuttle service at peak hours morning and evening to and from the airport. Surrounded by English countryside for a real feel of a traditional English village.

approximate times from London Stansted Airport by car/taxi to: (very light to heavy traffic)
55-90 minutes
31 miles
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72 miles
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41 miles
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