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Holiday Inn Express Harlow

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is very modern, the rooms are lovely and staff are friendly. Only negative is that the rooms are really quite cold, as soon as you leave the room they go down in temperature to like 15 degrees to save money. And they take a while to get warm, so when we arrived we was freezing, and same when we got back into the room after a night out. The only other negative is the parking, there really isn’t a lot actually at the hotel, although you can park at the car park nearby it’s nice to have your car close. Really good stay though

Very clean and modern hotel. Check in and check out can be a trial but rooms are clean and tidy. Very typical of the brand with familiar layout and bathrooms. Showers were great. Beds are very comfy and even power point by the bed. Parking is an issue. There are 2 car parks out the back and finding the right place in the multi storage is a challenge as poor signage and spaces are tight. You're also charged £3 per day which I think should be included in the room charge. I never ate at the hotel as it's very central with other options nearby.

Two miserable stays, the rooms, 447 & 449, were utterly freezing. On arrival this week it took 4 hours to raise the temperature up 2 degrees from 18 to 20 C, not so cold in the reception area though. On checking in this week the receptionist assured me the heating was ok, more fool me for believing her. Big thanks to Samantha for tracking down a portable heater ensuring my last night was more comfortable. I do some 200 hotel nights a year, these stays will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Okay, its a HIE and as such the rooms and facilities are just like every other HIE, a bit bland, but at least you know what you're getting. Rooms are spacious and very clean. We use it every time when an overnight is required in Harlow. What sets this HIE apart from others I have stayed in are the staff! They are just so obliging and really do seem to value their customers - elevating what could be a pretty dull stay in to something so much better!

Stayed a couple of weeks before Christmas. Like others say, modern and clean rooms. Plenty of space and sockets for charging the pile of electric kit we have to carry around. Dinner pretty good for the price, breakfast ok... just. Pleasant and obliging staff. Convenient for taxis. Value good. Will use again.

Quick easy parking. Even better now they have additional parking space at the rear. Check in was quick and easy. Rooms always comfortable, clean and good space. Bathroom spotless. Only complaint we had was the matress had a slant to the middle. Bit awkward during the night. Breakfast was excellent, staff well on top of everything. Bravo Harlow. See you soon.

Easy to find tho' the area was full of road works. There is allocated parking in the nearby multistorey. The room was large, very clean with all that one would need. The staff were very uninterested in the customers and having a good laugh behind scènes. The manager was away?

Nice modern room, good sleep, didn’t have a lot of breakfast but there was plenty. Convenient for the town centre. Overall would certainly use it again, parking was only £3 and there as plenty of it. Staff nice.

Visited on a business trip - hotel is nice and clean, rooms contain everything you need and the bed was very comfortable. Also had a drink at the bar which was reasonably priced and a nice setting. Breakfast was also good - lots of choice and very fresh. Definitely worth a stay if you're in the area.

Stayed here the night before an early flight to Poland. The restaurant staff were also very friendly and welcoming, and the food we received was great! Staff very friendly, attentive & helpful. Clean and typical Will stay again

Crown Gate Harlow England

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Holiday Inn Express Harlow places you 12 mi (19.3 km) from Kelvedon Hatch. This 122-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. River Lea and Lee Valley Park are also within a 20-minute drive of this Harlow hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 122 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Harlow enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for GBP 3 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Room, Accessible, Bathtub

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking (& SOFA BED)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 413 reviews