With many of us looking to jet off to somewhere new for the Easter holiday in just a few weeks, the question of a good night’s sleep before the typical airport dash at 5 a.m. cannot be forgotten.
Between a comfy bed and a continental breakfast, there’s nothing better than a brief stay at a hotel before heading out in the warm for a well-deserved break – perhaps the first since the pandemic.
We’ve compiled a list of five hotels near Luton Airport to consider before your travels. Costs per night range from just £59 to just over £100.
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All information and prices correct at time of writing.
ibis London Luton Airport Hotel
The Ibis Luton Airport hotel is a 10-minute walk from Luton Airport and a 10-minute drive from Luton town centre. Luton Airport Parkway station is just half a mile away and offers regular trains to London St Pancras in 40 minutes. The M1 motorway is easily accessible and The Mall shopping center is a 10-minute drive away.
The cafe serves light meals and snacks, and the bar has a sun terrace for relaxing with a drink. Buffet breakfasts as well as an English breakfast are available daily, including French pastries, fruit and fresh coffee.
Price: £67 per night for a standard room
Holiday Inn Express London
The Holiday Inn Express London Luton hotel is the closest to the airport of all hotels in the area. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and an Express Start buffet breakfast is included for each guest. On-site parking is available for an additional charge.
A recent 5-star review from Trip Advisor stated:
“My wife and I landed at Luton airport after midnight and didn’t want to wait at the airport until morning so we booked a night at the hotel at a very reasonable price (including breakfast The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the airport The room was quite large and clean The bed was comfortable and the room had all the basics you would expect from a decent hotel The breakfast was a full english breakfast with plenty of options for non meat eaters.Staff were friendly.
Price: £92 per night
Premier Inn Luton (airport) Hotel
Just a five minute drive from Luton Airport, shuttle buses run from the hotel to the main Luton Airport terminal.
An on-site Beefeater restaurant is also the perfect place to relax and have a pre-flight drink. Plus, travelers can expect a relaxing sleep on one of the super-comfortable Hypnos beds found at all Premier Inn hotels.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast is also available to all guests from just £9.50*. And don’t forget, kids eat free when an adult orders a full Premier Inn breakfast.
Price: £59 per night for a standard room
Courtyard by Marriott
A 4-star Trip Advisor hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott features a fitness center and free high-speed Wi-Fi. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, desk, mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
The M1 motorway and Luton Airport Parkway station, with links to central London, are less than 5 minutes’ drive away.
A 4-star review from Trip Advisor said:
“Very nice rooms and public areas. Very modern, new and stylish design. Rooms are large, beds are nice and comfortable, lighting options are excellent. Housekeeping does a great job! Restaurant is nice, service and the food below average. Food was full of pepper and really dry, plus long wait times. Service is unobservant and if they’re not in the mood, they just won’t serve you .Especially some of the supervisors.Breakfast was generally ok.
Hilton Garden Inn Luton North
Located a little further from the airport, the Hilton Garden Inn is located on Hitchin Road in Luton, just 3 miles from the airport. A regular train service is available from Luton Airport Parkway to London and takes just 30 minutes.
The on-site Pavilion Bar offers an informal brasserie-style restaurant where an extensive cocktail menu can also be enjoyed by hotel guests. A hearty breakfast is served daily in the restaurant and includes cooked meals. Because what could be better before a flight than a full English breakfast?
A 5 star review from Trip Advisor said:
“Really impressed with how easy everything was. Able to check in online, choose room, then activate a digital key for the room. No need to speak to anyone which was probably a shame as the Expectations would have been high with that too. Room was spotlessly clean and COVID standards very high. And an absolute bargain for a one night stay before flying out from LTN airport.
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