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Good ‘airport parking and hotel stay’ deals via little-known IHG link

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Most people are aware that – if you need airport parking whilst you are on holiday – it is often cheaper to book a nearby hotel which offers a ‘free parking’ package and stay there the night before.  Companies such as Holiday Extras specialise in arranging these.

IHG, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza group, also has a pan-European ‘Park, Stay & Go’ offer.  It does not always come up when you search local hotels from the main IHG website.  You need to book via this dedicated link.

In the UK, the offer covers pretty much every airport – this is not a London-centric deal by any means.

Holiday Inn Glasgow

As a test, I looked at Glasgow Airport.  I was looking for a hotel stay for one night on Saturday 8th June with up to eight days of car parking included.

The rates offered were:

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport – £112 non-refundable (cheapest non-refundable room without parking £97)

Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport – £136 non-refundable (cheapest non-refundable room without parking £99)

With both of these deals, you do not leave your car at the hotel.  With the Holiday Inn, you drop your car at an offsite car park and are shuttled back to the hotel  With the Holiday Inn Express package, you leave your keys with the hotel and they will store your car offsite and return it to the hotel for collection on the day you come back.

With the Holiday Inn package, your parking effectively costs you £1.88 per day over and above the standard cost of the hotel.

Some of these packages are also via the main website.  If you are specifically looking for hotels which offer parking packages, however, it is more convenient to check the ‘Park, Stay & Go’ site here.

PS.  It is also worth looking at JustPark for sneaky parking options near major airportsThis is our last article on JustPark and I will get it updated soon.

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Comments (73)

  • jtz says:

    OT Does anyone know if Curve cards have an account number and sort code, or is Revolut the only way? And top it up via curve?


    • Alex W says:

      No account number for curve. Revolut can be topped up without using curve.

  • Geoff says:

    I can see IHG quotes for hotel plus eg 15 days – but is there anywhere that it outlines what the parking arrangements are – ie leave the car at the hotel, park in an official car park or have them rag it around London?

    • Lady London says:

      Onepark tells you about that stuff for each place online before you book and its generally accurate.

  • Matthew says:

    Talking of Curve…can you still do a cash withdrawal onto Lloyds Avios card and be treated as a purchase or have they switched to a cash transaction like Tesco? Thanks..

  • mvcvz says:

    Just a personal view, I would never consider even for a moment utilising any car parking facility which required me to hand over my keys for the duration, irrespective of any perceived cost savings.

  • Russell Gowers says:

    I booked a stay at the Gatwick one and at no point was I told that I’d have to hand over my keys. Honestly speaking, I don’t trust other people with my car, so I specifically booked the park/stay/go package to avoid this eventuality. When they told me to hand over my keys and sign a waiver form on check in, I basically said “No thanks” and after a brief bit of confusion we agreed that I could take the form back to my room for further perusal.

    Form in bin, keys in luggage, Robert’s your father’s brother. No issues collecting the car on our return.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Just looking into this for LGW, parking at Short Stay would be £76 driving down on the day, (Long Stay £57) HI package would be £120 and need to use shuttle buses, Hilton South is £146, connected to terminal with Long Stay parking and need a bus. Onsite parking is £173

    Then I thought, why not use a hotels com night. Means parking would be £79 plus a free night at a hotel. Cash rate is £82 for hotel. Seems that the Hilton onsite option isn’t as cheap as doing your own stay and short stay parking.

    Loads of Just park options around, just CBA organising a cab for both of us, if I was travelling alone, would consider.

    Also noticed on the official Gatwick site that there is an option to pay to park your car and Rent your car out while away. Get up to £160 a week.