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.
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.
- 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.
IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:
Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August. You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.
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