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(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
to the airport
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Look no further than the Jurys Inn hotel (previously The Thistle) for a quiet night's sleep just minutes from the terminal. With medieval-style decor and delicious meals at the Sherwood restaurant, your stay at this airport hotel will have you feeling like a character straight out of Robin Hood!

Breakfast starts at 3am on weekdays, making it a great choice for early flights, and thanks to the triple-glazed windows you'd never believe it's the closest of the East Midlands airport hotels. The perfect choice to kick-start your holiday!

Our customers rated Jurys Inn Hotel on average 9/10 (524 reviews). Read Jurys Inn Hotel reviews.

Getting to the airport:

The Jurys Inn hotel is a few minutes walk from the terminal. If you'd prefer not to walk, reception can book you a taxi to the airport instead for around £5.

Full driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation email.

Check in from 2pm and you'll need to check out by 12pm.


The hotel offers overnight parking for £10 per car if you need it.

This package doesn't include parking while you're away. If you need to park for the duration of your trip, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.


Guests say the rooms are comfortable and a good size.

Rooms include:

  • TV with Freeview
  • Free wifi
  • Room safe
  • Triple-glazed windows
  • Complimentary toiletries

If that's not enough, there's an option to upgrade to a Superior room on the next page. You'll get an earlier check-in time and extra facilities in your room.


Wifi is free to use throughout the hotel and guests say it's a good speed.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Wider doorways
  • Accessible lifts

The hotel have accessible rooms with wet room bathrooms. If you would like to request an accessible room please call Holiday Extras before you book.


The recently refurbished hotel restaurant is the ideal place to start or break, with traditional favourites and a relaxing atmosphere.

Mains average at £15 and kids can eat 3-courses for £9 from their own menu.

They also cater for dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten free. If you have any other intolerances just let your waiter know.

Monday - Saturday 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 6pm - 9pm.


The hotel bar is the best place to relax with a drink and watch the sports. Food is served from 3pm until 10pm daily..

The Lord Byron bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink after dinner. There's a great selection, including cocktails and mocktails. Cocktails start from £8.


Breakfast is continental offering, including pan-chocolate, orange juice, fresh fruits and overnight oats. This is left outside your bedroom for your convenience by 6am daily. If you want this earlier or later, please let reception know.

Things to do:

Leisure facilities remain closed, in line with government guidelines, we should reopen these shortly in line with government guidelines.

  • Heated indoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Good to know:

  • You'll need to book your breakfast at reception if you want it in the early hours.
  • If you need a cot in your room, call us and we can help you. You don't need to call the hotel.
  • Children of all ages are welcome in the pool, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Jurys Inn address

East Midlands Airport,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2SH

Jurys Inn Additional Information

Star rating
AddressEast Midlands Airport,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2SH
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel has lifts and accessible rooms with wet room bathrooms. If you would like to request an accessible room please call us before you book.
Room service
Swimming pool
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV