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 major 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 16th March 2024 with up to eight days of car parking included.
- Room-only for 16th March: £106, assuming you are an IHG One Rewards member
- Room with four days of parking: £134
- Room with eight days of parking: £149
- Room with 15 days of parking: £189
The room-only rate is refundable for a fair comparison, because the parking deals are all refundable.
With this property, you do not leave your car at the hotel. You check in and are given a pass for a nearby long stay car park which has a free shuttle bus to get you back to the hotel.
With the Holiday Inn Express 15 day package, your parking effectively costs you £5.50 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 – December 2023:
Get bonus points: Our article on IHG’s current bonus promotion is here. You will receive 2,000 bonus points for every two cash nights you stay until 31st December. Nights do not need to be consecutive. 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.
IHG is offering a 100% bonus (some members may be offered less) when you buy points by 30th December 2023. Click here to buy.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.