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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.

Cheap airport parking Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport

As a test, I looked at Glasgow Airport.  I was looking for a hotel stay for one night on Saturday 4th June with up to eight days of car parking included.

The Holiday Inn Express (website here) was offering this deal.  The prices were:

  • Room-only for 7th June: £151
  • Room with four days of parking: £175
  • Room with eight days of parking: £195
  • Room with 15 days of parking: £210

With this deal, you do not leave your car at the hotel.  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 Express 15 day package, your parking effectively costs you £3.93 per day over and above the standard cost of the hotel.

Some of these packages are also available via the main ihg.com 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 airports, often on private drives or office or hotel car parks.  This is our last article, from 2019, on JustPark.


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Comments (19)

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  • Bluekjp says:

    Those prices look high compared to Holiday Inn Stansted Airport. Just booked a date in late June for 1 X double AND 1 X twin (so 4 adults) and a week’s parking for £210 total. Booked through Holidayextras last week.

  • John says:

    4th June or 7th June?

    £4/day is a fair price for parking convenience but anyone who pays £150 for this HIX is insane even though it is one of the nicer ones (I stayed here recently for £28 in points – my valuation), it has the modern new HIX furnishing unlike the city centre ones. Blah blah market pricing well anyone who pays £200 for the Hilton Glasgow is insane too.

    • Andrew. says:

      £151 isn’t bad if you’re saving your family £000s by noting the variances in school holidays across the UK and planning your departure airport accordingly.

      Besides, *if* you visit Paisley, it gives your kids a chance to visit their Auntie Morag.

      https://youtu.be/pFu7dHv0f_o

      Peckham at 0:00, Paisley at 4:20

      • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

        Paisley “if you’re drinking Bacardi” – love it !😂😂

  • Graham C says:

    Also worth looking at Your Parking Space. Seems to be a rival to Just Park. I booked HIE Glasgow for £4.50/day recently. Car stays where it is and you take the keys. It was fantastic, 3 minute walk to the terminal. They validate it when you’re ready to leave.

    • tony says:

      Massive alert over YPS. I had a space booked at the HI on Bath Road for Easter. They cancelled it with less than 2 weeks notice because Avis had rented a load of space from them so they could no longer accommodate me. YPS just hand the money back, which lead me to look closely at the YPS terms. They can cancel your parking contract at any time, even after you’ve parked your car! I ended up £100 out of pocket as the rates at the other long stay car parks had increased significantly. The very worst of the sharing economy IMO…

  • planeconcorde says:

    I stayed at the Glasgow Airport HIX last Sunday for one night £58 room only, flexible rate. Booked several months in advance. So £151 does appear high in comparison.

  • Entitled says:

    It is “often” cheaper should be it is sometimes cheaper. 4th June for 8 days is about £30-40 with Holiday Extras.

  • Matt says:

    Are there any Heathrow hotels who do 28+ days of parking? I was intending to zipcar but recent change is making me reconsider.

    • memesweeper says:

      There’s an open air car park next door to the Marriott, and very close to the Aerial and Courtyard that is £ 5/day pay on app.

      Parking lot
      https://goo.gl/maps/j6Z4htPBvktoDTeg9

      Similar deal at the Airport Bowl between Courtyard and Ibis.

    • CamFlyer says:

      I recently priced up an extended (albeit <28 days) stay with Meet & Greet, and the marginal cost for the extra days over a recent 7 day stay was small.

  • Matt says:

    Thanks @memesweeper and @CamFlyer. A couple of options to consider.

  • Paul says:

    Heathrow

    Premier Inn Bath Road – which has a purple parking next door (free airport shuttle from pp)

    Our 1st choice for Heathrow

    • Andrew H says:

      I always use MBW at T5. Often discounted through sites like Holiday Extras, and cheaper if booked early. Virtually all the other companies at T5 are actually the same company with different names. Last two trips (skiing this year) car has been waiting for me.

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