(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
Secured parking that's extra close
The Holiday Inn Express has an on-site car park with 175 spaces, but you can combine your stay with secured parking at the Official Stansted Mid Stay, which is just around the corner from the hotel. The Mid Stay is one of Stansted's official on-airport car parks and is protected by CCTV, 24-hour patrols and fencing.
If you book the Mid Stay park and fly package, you will still need to check in at reception first so you can collect your parking voucher. Once you've checked in at the hotel, it's just a one-minute drive to the Mid Stay to drop off your car. You can catch a free shuttle bus from the car park back to the hotel, which will drop you off at the BP garage opposite. If there's space, however, the hotel will often let you park overnight in its own car park for free.
If you're booking a room-only package and are planning on driving, you can leave your car in the hotel's car park overnight for £8. For any longer, the hotel will charge you £15 per day.
The Holiday Inn Express runs its own shuttle bus to the airport every 30 minutes from 4am to 12.30am. The journey takes around five minutes and the transfer costs £3 per person each way. Under 16s travel for free.
Transfers to and from the Mid Stay car park are free and run every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day.
A family-friendly hotel that's convenient, great value for money and just 10 minutes from check-in.
You can check in with the friendly staff anytime from 14:00.
Settle in at the Holiday Inn Express lounge. It's full of comfy seats for lounging, whether you're watching news and sports on the live TV, surfing the wifi which runs throughout the hotel or enjoying a relaxing hot drink from their Costa coffee machine.
The hotel is very proud of its Rotisserie restaurant, and it's easy to see why. From 18:00 to 23:00, you can enjoy a menu that's jam-packed with delicious dishes, as well as great deals for all the family. The rotisserie oven takes centre stage - watch as the tender chicken turns golden brown right in front of you. Not a meat fan? There's plenty more on the menu to tickle your tastebuds, like saucy pastas, freshly-made pizzas and an unlimited salad bar that's sure to hit the spot. And with a tempting selection of mouth-watering desserts, a meal at the Rotisserie is sure to leave you spinning.
After dinner, a drink might be right on cue at the hotel's bar. Treat yourself to a glass of your favourite wine, beer or cocktail in the laid-back atmosphere, or shoot some pool in the hotel's lounge. Either way, you can sit back and relax with a drink in hand before you even get on a plane. The bar is open all day, every day - plus, from 18:00-22:00, you can order from their own menu of light meals and snacks.
Your stylish bedroom is designed with your comfort in mind. There's free wifi access, a TV and a soft, cosy bed that's bound to have you sleeping in no time. You even get to choose between firm and soft pillows - yet another little luxury!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Holiday Inn Express certainly agrees, as your morning meal won't cost you a penny extra. The hotel's fresh buffet breakfast is served from 06:00-10:00 and includes both English and continental options.
When it's time to check out, getting to the airport is a breeze. Transfers run every 30 minutes from the hotel's doors direct to the terminal and takes just 10 minutes. You won’t have to worry about your car, either, as it will stay parked right outside the hotel. If the Holiday Inn Express is particularly busy, you may be asked to park at the Mid Stay car park, but the hotel will give you instructions if this is the case.