Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Luton Airport Parkway 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 10 2.4 miles (3.9 km). The Express by Holiday Inn Luton Airport hotel is a short drive from the M1 motorway which runs through the heart of England all the way up to Scotland. More importantly its one of the 2 closest hotels to the Luton Airport terminal, along with the Ibis Luton and its actually located on the airport grounds. Near to local rail services and of course located within the Luton Airport grounds making it a great choice for both national and international events. Transfer to the main airport terminal can made by taxi or the frequent local bus service. It can even be walked in around ten minutes. London Luton Airport medium term car park is located opposite the hotel. A shuttle service runs between the nearby Luton Parkway Station and the airport itself. The station runs services into London itself. While the immediate area around the hotel offers no facilities apart from the airport terminal itself, you can take a bus quite easily into Luton town centre. If your looking for things to do during your stay consider a trip to Whipsnade Safari Park, one of the largest parks of its type in Europe, and only 7.2 miles way. Local attractions include Stockwood Craft Museum and Gardens (2 miles), Luton Museum and Art Gallery (2 miles) and Woodside Animal Farm & Leisure Park (3.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Express Luton Airport hotel offers contemporary style, modern facilities and services to meet the needs of today's business and leisure guests. This is a purpose built hotel.
Bedroom amenities include en-suite with power shower, individually controlled air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, modem link and high speed wireless internet connection, triple glazed windows that open, work desk with lamp, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and satellite TV with pay TV movie channels.
Room configurations include twin, doubles and family rooms that can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Six of the rooms have been adapted for accessibility. A maid service is carried out each day. Lift to each floor.
Onsite is a restaurant (the great room) and cafe bar on the ground floor. The restaurant serves breakfast (for early risers there toast and cereal from 04.00) and a dinner service between 18.00 and 21.30 (British classics such as fish and chips or roast chicken). Snacks available 24 hours.
The hotel bar is fully licensed and offers a relaxed and causal environment. The lounge area is accessible 24/7 where you can enjoy coffee and there is a dedicated area with vending machines.
Additional hotel services include same day dry cleaning and laundry, luggage storage, wakeup up calls, secretarial services and currency exchange. There is a 24 hour business service area with a pc for hire allowing for internet and email access along with copy and fax services. The public areas are also served by a WIFI internet connection (charges apply). Air conditioning is featured throughout the hotel. The hotel reception is open 24/7 and offers safety deposit box facilities.
For the business traveller there are 4 meeting rooms that can handle up to 60 delegates reception style. Features include Air-conditioning, Natural daylight, blackout facilities, Dataport, VCR, Overhead projector Screen, 35mm Slide Projector, DVD Player, Flip Chart and Markers, LCD Projector and Whiteboard.
Complimentary breakfast for all guests.
Shuttle:Bus: Transfers to and from the airport terminal are by the airports own shuttle service. The pickup point from the Express Hotel is a bus stop very close to the hotel while return journeys to the hotel is from the Hotel Courtesy Bus Stop outside the airport terminal. A small charge of £2 per person applies.
Bedroom Numbers: 147 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (late check-out available)
Background: Refurbishment 2009.
The hotel was first opened in 2004 is run on franchise basis and is currently under the ownership and management of Somerston Hotels who have operated hotels since 1997. In 2005 they merged with BDL hotels to consolidate their portfolio of Express by Holiday Hotels.
Parking:Public parking is available on site and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is one of the better rated Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 86% is 12% above the 74% average guest rating for the area around Luton. Guests therefore rate the hotel well above average for the surrounding area.
Milesfaster ranking: 277th from 852 London hotels, 6th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, 5th of 22 Luton hotels, and 63rd of 320 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (1.7 miles, 2.7 km) would be the 3 star Hilton Garden Inn Luton North Hotel, with rates that start from about £76 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North Hotel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Comfort Hotel Luton. 1.6 miles from the Holiday Inn Express Luton Airport (2.6 km), has scored 70% from former guests and has rates from around £30 (theres free WiFi too).