We are just a stone’s throw away from the town centre and train and bus terminals. Strategically located approximately 13 miles from Junction 28 of the M25 via the A12, ensures we have great road links to London and the rest of East Anglia.



Why Chelmsford?
Of all the places to build a new hotel, Why Chelmsford? Well there’s a number of reasons why Chelmsford was chosen as the location for the Atlantic Hotel, and below are just a few of those reasons.

Chelmsford boasts some excellent transportation links to some of the country’s busiest airports, and seaports, not forgetting London. All of these are within a short travelling distance of Chelmsford.

Only approximately 30 minutes away from Chelmsford is the country’s fastest growing airport, Stansted. With it’s world renowned, award winning architecture, and daily scheduled flights to and from Europe and beyond it makes an excellent choice of airport to fly from. If you are staying with us and flying from Stansted, then we can make sure that you awake on time with a friendly wake up call, and even book your transport to the airport for you.

For those of you who prefer to travel by sea, you will be pleased to know that we are only approximately 1 hour away from Harwich, the European Gateway by sea to countries such as Germany, and Holland.

New Retail development (incuding a John Lewis Department Store) Opening in Chelmsford

There is currently a new development being built in Chelmsford Town Centre. Located on Bond Street this exciting development will bring new shops and entertainment to Chelmsford including A John Lewis, Waitrose and new multi screen cinema along with Riverside restaurants with outside dining for the Summer. At the Atlantic we are excited about this new development as it brings some great new shops and will increase Chelmsford’s status both as a city and as a primary retail area in Essex.

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Local Information Links

Anglian Ruskin University
Essex County Cricket
Local Tourism and Events
Stansted Airport
Chelmsford Football Club
Visit Essex


With our great location there are plenty of reasons why the Atlantic Hotel is the ideal location for a weekend break. If you still want to keep active during your stay with us, then please remember that as our customer, you have complementary use of Fitness 364, opposite the hotel.


Being located practically next door (less than a minutes walk) to Anglia Ruskin University’s (ARU) Rivermead Campus, it makes sense that the Atlantic Hotel should be the ideal place to stay for those visiting friends or family who attend ARU.


If you’re thinking of going to London for the weekend, but don’t want to pay London hotel rates, then the Atlantic Hotel, Chelmsford is the place to stay for you. Being situated just approximately 10 minutes walk from both Chelmsford Bus Station, and Chelmsford Train Station, travelling to London is easy and affordable. To travel to London by coach can be done by National Express, with journeys taking between 1 hour and 40 minutes, and 2 hours, depending on the time of day. For more information about travelling to London by coach from Chelmsford, then click here to visit the National Express Website.

If you’d prefer to travel by train then you’ll be pleased to know that the average train journey with First Great Eastern from Chelmsford to London lasts just 40 minutes! If you’d like further information about travelling to London by train from Chelmsford, then click here to visit the First Great Eastern Website.

Exploring Essex

We are your gateway to explore East Anglia and ‘Constable’ country. We are only (approximately a 40 minute drive to the historic town of Colchester and the surrounding villages of Suffolk.

Check back here soon for more reasons why a weekend at the Atlantic Hotel Chelmsford is a good idea!