(2 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
A big hotel for small budgets
The Hotel Ibis at London Luton Airport ticks all the boxes of a budget airport hotel: it's extremely cheap, functional and within a 10-minute walk of the terminal. Overnight stays start from £39, and its ultimate purpose is to provide a comfortable base for those who just want to get their head down and go.
There are two main aspects to the Luton Ibis: its bar-cum-restaurant and its 162 guest rooms. All bedrooms are clean, contemporary and have a flatscreen TV that doubles as a wireless router. The hotel's bar and restaurant is light and airy, and is a hive of activity with holidaymakers during the evening.
The Ibis realises that its guests come and go at all hours, so it offers a limited menu 24 hours a day and a full menu between noon and 10pm. In the daytime, its courtyard, which forms part of the bar, is a pleasant place to relax and while away the time before your flight. And if the weather's nice, it's a real sun trap - so you can top up that pre-holiday tan!
We recommend the Ibis Luton for:
Budget conscious travellers - if you don't mind no-frills, you won't mind the Ibis. It's got everything you need to get a good night's sleep, and it's easy on the wallet too.
Friends - younger travellers who are going away with friends will find the Ibis ideal. It's cheap, which leaves more holiday spending money, and the lounge area with a pool table provides a sociable atmosphere to get into the holiday mood.
Arrival at the Ibis
You can check in from noon. Parking overnight at the hotel costs £5.
Here are your directions to the hotel:
Leave the M1 at junction 10 and follow signs to Luton airport. Go straight on at junction 10a, which is the first roundabout you come to after junction 10. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Percival Way, then turn left almost immediately into Spittlesea Road.
The nearest station is Luton Airport Parkway. A shuttle bus runs between the station and the airport every 10 minutes between 5am and midnight, and also connects with all trains which call at the station overnight.
There are roadworks in Luton taking place at various times throughout the year, so make sure you allow extra time to get to the airport. Check the Luton airport website for more details.
Increasing problems with congestion are being reported at Luton airport, and the airport is advising passengers to make sure they arrive with ample time to spare before their flight to avoid the risk of missing it.
The official recommendation is to arrive three hours before a long-haul flight, two hours before a European flight and 90 minutes before a domestic flight.
You must check out of the hotel by noon.
There is a shuttle bus to the terminal which leaves from the bus stop near the hotel. It runs from 5am to 11pm and costs £1 per person each way.
Getting to and from Luton airport
Transfers to and from the terminal are provided by the airport bus from 5am to 11pm. Transfers run every 10 to 15 minutes and take about three minutes. The cost is £1 per passenger. Otherwise, the hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the terminal.