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(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
2.6 miles
from the airport
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If you're looking for a cheap hotel near Stansted Airport that's comfortable, up-to-date and close to the terminal, you'll love the Holiday Inn Express London Stansted. You won't find some of the frills and fancies of other Stansted hotels; after all, the Holiday Inn Express is a limited-service hotel, but the free buffet breakfast, the free lounge-area wifi and the fact that it's five minutes from the airport could make it seem otherwise.

Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express are designed to help you get a flawless night's sleep: all are climate controlled and double glazed, with blackout curtains and you can choose your own pillows. If you're feeling a little more sociable and don't want to spend the whole time in your room, you can soak up the jovial atmosphere of the hotel's lively lounge, which doubles up as the bar and restaurant.

The Holiday Inn Express is an attractive choice for families. It has more than 60 bedrooms that sleep two adults and two small children, plus there are a number of connecting rooms for larger groups. The hotel offers free breakfast to all guests, and under 13s get a free three-course meal with each adult who buys a main course - so parents won't have to dip far into the holiday budget.

We recommend the Express by Holiday Inn Stansted for:

Families - with the 'kids eat free' offer and free breakfast for all, parents will have plenty left over for holiday treats!.

The budget-conscious - it's one of our lowest-priced hotels at Stansted and with extras like the free wifi and free breakfast, you really are getting a whole lot more for your money.

A sound night's sleep - double glazing, blackout curtains, comfy beds and a choice of either soft or firm pillows are bound to help you catch some much-needed ZZZs.

Our customers rated Holiday Inn Express on average 9/10 (684 reviews). Read Holiday Inn Express reviews.

  • Great-value 3* hotel
  • Modern bar and restaurant
  • Tasty free breakfast
  • Convenient hotel parking

10 minutes from the airport, the Holiday Inn Express is a great choice if you're after great value from a brand you can trust. Relax in the bar, or make your own pizza in the on-site restaurant.

Getting to the airport

The hotel is around 10 minutes from the airport. A shuttle bus runs to and from the airport every 30 minutes, from 4am to 1am. It costs £4 per person each way and children under 16 go free.

Directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation.

Check in from 2pm, check out by 11am.


Drive to the hotel and find a space, your car will stay here while you're away. Make sure you register your car when you check in.

On the morning of your flight take the 10-minute shuttle bus to the terminal.


Rooms are comfy and full of convenient touches like USB charging points next to the beds.

Rooms include:

  • Blackout curtains
  • En suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron & ironing board


Wifi is free throughout the hotel.


The hotel is accessible and has:

  • Ramp access
  • Lifts
  • Blue Badge bays outside the hotel entrance
  • Accessible shuttle bus with ramps

Accessible rooms are larger and include:

  • Wet room
  • Lowered surfaces
  • Grab bars
  • Pull cords

If you'd like an accessible room you can request one when you book.


The Great Room – 6pm to 10pm

This modern restaurant has a great menu with plenty of options, but the most popular dish by far is the pizza. Baked in their special pizza oven, you can pick exactly which toppings you'd like and enjoy it in the restaurant, or take it up to your room.


Open from 3pm for drinks, 6pm for food

Relax in the newly refurbished bar and choose from a good selection of drinks and a snack or two.


The Great Room – 5am to 10am

Breakfast is always included at the Holiday Inn Express, and you can eat as much as you like. Continental breakfast is available from 5am, with pastries, muffins and cereals. Or grab a cooked breakfast from 6am, which includes sausage, bacon, beans and egg.

Gluten-free options are available as well as milk alternatives.

Things to do

The hotel has a lounge area where you can relax, watch TV or play pool.

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The hotel also has a couple of vending machines if you're after a midnight snack, or some last-minute travel toiletries.

Holiday Inn Express with hotel parking and breakfast address

Thremhall Avenue,
CM24 1PY

Holiday Inn Express with hotel parking and breakfast Additional Information

Star rating
AddressThremhall Avenue,
CM24 1PY
BreakfastEnglish and continental
Breakfast timesThe Great Room – 5am to 10am (cooked breakfast from 6am).
Breakfast priceIncluded
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel is accessible and has, ramp access, lifts, Blue Badge bays outside the hotel entrance and accessible shuttle bus with ramps. Accessible rooms are larger and include a wet room, lowered surfaces, grab bars and pull cords. If you'd like an accessible room you can request one when you book.
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Phone in room
Satellite TV