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Heathrow Parking for long term — keeping the keys
For the summer, I’ll be away for about a month and I don’t want to leave my car street parked.
Official LHR parking is hefty as we all know, I found on JustPark a parking space at a Marriott near by.
Anyone has any experience with it?
I most certainly don’t want to do meet&greet and leave my keys.
JustPark services have reviews. If the Marriott has none or just one, or they look poor, you know what to do…
The reason I asked is because a lot of reviews look really great, which makes me suspicious.
Good point: faking reviews is relatively easy, you pay a bunch of people (or indeed one person) on Fiverr. However, fake reviews can often be IDed because (a) rubbish user names (b) only one or two reviews per user (c) cookie cutter praise (d) all posted in a short space of time. I’ve seen fake reviews — lots of them — that tick several (never all) of these boxes before but not for something as low-margin as a parking space. But perhaps if I was the car parking manager, and on commission, I’d be tempted.
There are plenty of genuine front-garden parking spaces near Heathrow. The single-vehicle turnover on those really couldn’t sustain multiple fake reviews.
I don’t have any experience using JustPark at that particular hotel, but parking is a quite simple and straightforward service so I’m not sure what kind of problems you are worried about? I can think of very few reasons for rating a parking spot negatively (apart from being tight/tricky to get into maybe).
I only used official long term parking so far, and I know it is safe. Transfer to the terminal is free and easy. Catching that bus from Marriott with luggage, baby car seat etc look painful.
And I like to keep my car safe. A hotel may have a higher turnover per Parking space.
You can park at the Thistle or Premier Inn by T5 on a monthly basis with YourParkingSpace.co.uk Total monthly cost £125 when I just booked for March.
It’s then just a short bus from the stop outside, or take the pods (for £5pp or £6pp from thistle front desk), or Uber/cab, all take around 10-15mins to T5 outside of rush hour.
I parked on the street in Bedfont for a month last summer, no different to parking at home really. I parked by a wall so nobody could say I was obstructing “their” space.
IME JustPark works very well and the reviews for the spaces I have booked seem accurate and specific enough not to have been faked. Info about the location and / or links to streetview are normally enough for me to make an assessment of whether I’d be happy to leave my car parked there.
Just a heads up [at least for my dates in the summer]: parking prices sky rocketed around LHR at JustPark or YourParkingSpace. LHR official parking is cheaper, it seems.
Act fast, if you need long term parking for the summer
Just a word of warning on your parking space. Last Easter we had booked the holiday inn on bath road for parking. Then Avis moved in and YPS cancelled all the bookings with about a week’s notice. I got my money back but that was it.
So I was then left on the hook to pay top whack from Heathrow official parking. I also took time to review the YPS terms and they were eye opening, including the fact they can void the agreement after you have parked your car.
So you could be thousands of miles away and told you need to move your car.
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