Stansted Airport Hotel & Parking
With Stansted being the fourth busiest airport in the UK, there are a number of hotel and parking packages to choose from.
The process of securing a parking place at the right price can be one of the most tiring tasks for anyone travelling, whether it's for a holiday or a business trip. At APH, we understand this, which is why we've compiled an easy-to-digest guide of the best Stansted airport hotel and parking packages for travellers who need somewhere to rest their head.
While you're weaving down the M25, M11 or the A12, you won’t only have somewhere nice to stay before your long-anticipated flight, but you’ll also have a place to leave your car safe and sound while you’re away. Picking a trusted and secure parking provider means you can rest assured that when you come off your flight, everything will be just as you left it.
At APH, 40 years of experience has gone into researching and compiling the best information, based on our expert knowledge of the industry. Here are our best Stansted hotel and parking deals.
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Parking & Transfer Options at Stansted Airport
One of the benefits of taking your time with your travel arrangements is that you can decide which parking options work best for you. If you’re looking at staying in a hotel before your flight, you will have a number of parking options to choose from, at various prices.
1. Park at the hotel
If you thought that a good night’s sleep before your flight was the only benefit of staying at a hotel next to the airport, you might be surprised to know that there are parking benefits too. Just like a long or short-stay car park, many hotels operate a transfer service to the airport. If you choose an off-site parking provider, some hotels will allow you to park on their premises overnight completely free of charge.
Hotel parking packages are often cheaper than the airport’s car parks, so if you’re planning on booking a room before your journey, these are worth your consideration. While many of Stansted’s hotels utilise the airport’s long and mid-stay car parks, they will factor the price into their own parking package deal. But be aware that some off-airport hotels don’t include transfers to the airport, so you may need to book a bus or taxi when you arrive at the hotel. But this can cost you. For example, when booking a Stansted airport hotel and parking package at the Holiday Inn Express Stansted Airport, the transfer to terminal costs £3 per adult each way, although under 16s are free.
2. Off-site secured parking
Off-site secured parking enables you to park your car for either long or short-stay periods. These will always have a transfer bus service that runs frequently (roughly every 15-minutes and is included in the price. They usually only take 10 minutes to transfer you from the car park to your terminal, meaning it will be a swift changeover. Booking hotels with parking at Stansted, like I Love Park & Ride, can also be a more affordable option. The day before your flight, you drive directly to the hotel and enjoy your stay. Waking up refreshed you head straight to the off-site APH car park and catch the free transfer bus to the airport terminal.
3. Meet & Greet
If you’re willing to pay a little bit extra for convenience and luxury, then Meet & Greet will make the beginning and end of your trip a lot easier. A Meet & Greet system enables you to drop your car off with reliable staff members who will park it for you and then bring it back when your flight is due to land. It’s as easy as that!
On-Airport Hotels near Stansted Airport with Parking
If you’re concerned about tight turnarounds or get stressed at the idea of getting caught in traffic, then on-airport hotels could be the best solution. Stansted’s most popular on-airport hotel is the Novotel Hotel London Stansted.
Novotel Hotel London Stansted
This 4-star hotel will leave you feeling relaxed before your journey with its impressive array of amenities. Not only is it a very helpful 10-minute drive from Stansted Airport, but the hotel also comes complete with a 24-hour reception and free WiFi. On top of this, Novotel Stansted also has several parking packages, depending on your preference in price and convenience. The ‘Advanced price’ and ‘Standard rate’ packages allow you to park your car at the hotel and take a transfer bus to the airport.
This bus will cost £3 per adult for each journey. While the prices for these packages vary, Novotel is one of the few Stansted airport hotels with onsite parking available to book at APH.
Alternatively, you can take the ‘I Love Park & Ride Standard rate’ which enables you to drive to the hotel and park overnight for £20. On the day of your flight, you can drive 8 minutes to the I Love Park & Ride car park and use a completely free, 5-minute transfer which is available 24-hours a day.
Radisson Blu Stansted Airport
Radisson Blu is a luxurious 4-star hotel just moments away from the Stansted terminal, where you can also benefit from a Stansted airport hotel and parking package. All you need to do is register your car with the reception and provide details of when you’ll be expecting to land. Staff will safely move your car to a secure car park while you’re away, and it will be brought back to the hotel car park upon your return. To get to the terminal from the hotel itself, you just need to use the walkway between the two buildings which takes as little as 3 minutes.
Off-Airport Hotels near Stansted Airport with Parking
If you’d like to combine your hotel stay at Stansted Airport with a parking package to match, off-airport hotels are a great, affordable option. Their slight difference in location also means that a Stansted hotel and parking deal is often very affordable and will usually provide the same transfer service.
Holiday Inn Express
Having a hotel that can provide a bit of familiarity with a lot of luxurious treatment can be reassuring before starting your holiday.
If you are worried about the comfort aspect of staying in a hotel so close to the airport, then you won’t be disappointed. Each room comes with blackout shades, controlled heating and air-conditioning, and a separate walk-in shower.
There are two Holiday Inn Stansted parking packages available for guests. The ‘Hotel Parking Standard rate’ deal allows guests to park at the hotel and take a bus transfer to the terminal – which operates 24-hours a day, every half an hour. It costs £3 each way, although under-16s go free. Alternatively, the ‘I Love Park & Ride Standard rate’, which uses a park and ride service, takes only 5-minutes and is highly-rated by previous customers.
Ramada London Stansted Airport
If you’re looking for a hotel that provides comfort and simplicity, then the Ramada Hotel is a great choice. It prides itself on its comfy beds and its windows are triple-glazed, meaning you won’t have to worry about the jet engine noise ruining your sleep. And as long as you inform reception, your car’s overnight stay with the hotel is free of charge. The parking is provided by Stansted’s Long Stay car park, which has a regular transfer bus service that takes just 10-minutes to reach the terminal.
Days Inn Hotel
If you are looking for convenient hotels near Stansted airport with parking, the Days Inn Hotel has you covered. Just like the Ramada, your parking will come courtesy of Stansted’s very own Long Stay car park. It also has an incredibly helpful transfer service to and from the terminal, which only takes around 10-minutes.
Travelodge Bishops Stortford
When it comes to hotels with parking at Stansted, the Travelodge at Bishops Stortford is the perfect budget-friendly answer. This familiar brand provides all the essentials for a comfortable night’s stay before your flight. Free overnight parking is available if you plan on driving to the hotel first, and they have their own Long Stay parking deal which works in unison with Stansted’s Long Stay car park. While there is no transfer bus service, they will arrange for a taxi to take you to and from the airport which can cost between £12-15.
Airport Lodge Stansted
Looking for cheap hotels near Stansted airport with parking? If you don’t enjoy the large-scale corporate nature of airport hotels, then the Airport Lodge may be the perfect compromise for you. While it’s a little further out, it’s still conveniently close for an early morning flight. Overnight parking at the Airport Lodge is entirely free of charge and, like many Stansted hotels, it makes use of the airport’s Long Stay car park where you can catch a transfer bus every 15-minutes.
Cheap Hotel Deals at Stansted Airport
Once you total up the price of new holiday clothes, plane tickets and accommodation, holidays can become a little pricey. Many of us want to be able to afford convenience wherever possible, without entirely blowing our well-earned holiday budget. If you’re looking to have a getaway which maximises comfort but uses the best deals on offer to minimise your spending, then we can show you the best Stansted Airport hotel and parking deals available. While some hotels certainly offer more in terms of luxury, others provide equal amounts of comfort with a much lighter price tag.
Out of all the Stansted hotel and parking deals available, the Holiday Inn Express easily comes through as the winner in terms of best deals. For £119 you can afford one of their comfortable rooms for a night’s stay and a week’s parking at their hotel.
Thanks to its brilliant location, the time it takes to drive from this hotel to the airport terminal is roughly only 5 minutes. However, if you are looking to park at the hotel, there is a regular transfer bus service between the airport and the hotel which takes only 6 minutes and operates between the hours of 04:00 am and 01:00 am.