There's a good supply of hotels near East Midlands Airport, though it still pays to book early to secure your room at a great rate...
With the London to Leeds M1 motorway just moments away and the Midlands to Scotland M6 nearby, it's a doddle to reach East Midlands Airport. You can cut the risk of any motorway delays just before you fly by checking in at one of the excellent hotels at East Midlands Airport the night before you fly. You could also wave goodbye to an early alarm call by booking a stay near the airport.
For other passengers, the thrill of getting the holiday started in a luxury hotel the night before is too much of a temptation. With great rates on park and stay packages, you might also be able to bag a bargain stay for just a little more than the cost of your airport car parking.
All these great reasons to book a hotel near East Midlands Airport mean that stays should be booked as early as possible to secure a room. You can compare the very best rates on family hotels, budget hotels, four-star rooms and business accommodation using TravelSupermarket's search tool.
You can stay at a hotel within minutes of the terminal building when you search for a stay via TravelSupermarket. The nearest hotel to the airport is the Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel. Also offering on-site parking (see more about parking in our guide), the hotel is within walking distance of the departures terminal.
Other nearby hotels offer airport transfers. Read our guide to transfers to find out more.
Combine your hotel and parking costs and you are likely to make significant savings. Read on to find out more...
It can pay to book a park and stay package as the combined price can be much lower than a hotel stay and car parking that are booked separately. Some hotels have on-site parking and offer great rates, while others combine a stay with parking in an independent car park nearby. We show you these details when you search for prices, so you can book the deal that suits you.
Find out how to reach East Midlands Airport from your hotel with our handy guide to airport transfers...
Guests at the Thistle hotel can walk to the terminal buildings. Some nearby hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service, while some hotels charge a few pounds for an airport transfer. Always tot up your final bill - including transfers - before you book so there are no nasty surprises; TravelSupermarket shows you this information up front.
A couple of hotels will arrange taxi transfers to the airport. The four-star Priest House Hotel covers the cost of your transfer. A taxi service from the Holiday Inn Express will cost around Â£6.50, though you could walk to the airport in around 15-20 minutes.
With three English cities on your doorstep, there is no end to the number of ways to spend your spare time before you fly...
Derby, Nottingham and Leicester are all within a 30-minute drive of East Midlands Airport, so you can hop in the car and see the sights with ease. Local bus services run between the cities and the airport too.
Nottingham is famous for its connection with legendary outlaw Robin Hood. If you have some time to kill, the castle is a pleasant place to while away an hour or two. Alternatively, sup a pint in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, reputed to be the oldest drinking establishment in England.
The breweries of Derby make this a great place to unwind with a beer too, while the Cathedral Quarter is an attraction worth seeing.
Leicester has historic sites and good shopping, though family visitors flock to the impressive National Space Centre, which is a 25-minute drive from the airport.
Once you've seen the sights, slept in the comfort of your hotel room and woken up feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to fly, you can use the excellent facilities at the airport to continue your stylish and organised start to your holiday.
Take care of your foreign currency by pre-ordering and collecting it from a bureau de change. Then it's time to relax in the comfort of the Escape Lounge. Use our search tool to find low-cost deals for access to the East Midlands Airport lounge - VIP treatment is probably cheaper than you think.
We can also show you low prices for car parking at East Midlands Airport. You can find great rates on all of these travel extras when you use TravelSupermarket.
Located close to the Midlands cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, and just off the busy M1, East Midlands Airport (EMA) is reached with ease from the heart of England. East Midlands Airport hotels are popular with travellers wishing to avoid any last-minute motorway jams.
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