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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very good
848 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking Available
Bar
Housekeeping
24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitiser provided
Personal protective equipment

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Explore the area

Popular LocationUniversity of Bedfordshire6 min walk
AirportLondon (LTN-Luton)4 min drive
Popular LocationHertfordshire County Showground8 min drive
Popular LocationZSL Whipsnade Zoo57 min drive

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  • Double Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Express Single Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsExpress Single Room
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 223 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room, Multiple Beds

About this area

Luton

In the city centre and near a train station, Thistle Express London Luton is in an area with good airport proximity. Hatfield House and Knebworth House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Chiltern Hills and Sundon Hills Country Park. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Woodside Animal Farm are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Bedfordshire - 6 min walk
  • Hertfordshire County Showground - 8 min drive
  • Ashridge Golf Club - 22 min drive
  • Ashridge Estate - 36 min drive
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 57 min drive

Getting around

  • Luton Station - 4 min walk
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 4 min drive

About this property

Thistle Express London Luton

3-star hotel with free breakfast and bar/lounge
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and coffee/tea in a common area. Free weekend breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk. All 152 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and hairdryers. Safes, phones and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Thistle Express London Luton offers 152 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. 40-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: GBP 10.00 per day
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available 6:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10 AM on weekends
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and 5 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
For Sat Nav please enter postcode LU1 2PA.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 27 March 2020 to 31 August 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.00 per day.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Thistle Express Luton Hotel
Thistle Express Hotel
Thistle Express
Thistle Express London Luton Hotel
Thistle Express London Luton Luton
Thistle Express London Luton Hotel Luton

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Thistle Express London Luton and receive a full refund?
Yes, Thistle Express London Luton offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Thistle Express London Luton cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is available for GBP 10.00 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Thistle Express London Luton?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 5 AM.
What time is check-out at Thistle Express London Luton?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in the heart of Luton, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from University of Bedfordshire and within 3 miles (5 km) of Stockwood Discovery Centre and Woodside Animal Farm. Chiltern Hills and Hertfordshire County Showground are also within 6 miles (10 km). Luton Station is only a 4-minute walk and Luton Airport Pkwy Station is 21 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Thistle Express London Luton

4.0
Very good
848 reviews
5 - Excellent
293
4 - Good
367
3 - Okay
114
2 - Mediocre
43
1 - Poor
31
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Property condition
1.0 out of 5 Terrible
    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Clean and comfy room, free tea & coffee at reception

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
    3.0 out of 5 Okay
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Great for short people who like mazes. Oh, and add £8-£10. At barely over 6' my feet hit the window sill, and raising the shower wand high enough I didn't have to duck kinked the hose. The hotel is in a very large shopping center and google was no help finding the correct entrance, so you have to run the maze to figure out where to park close to the hotel @ £8. Apparently there is an entrance to a parking area close to the hotel @ £10 but if you don't know about that you have to shlep your bags thru the shopping center. The hotel is fairly new and other than the above it's good.

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
    2.0 out of 5 Poor
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    Never again

    The parking situation was not clear in the description, so I was left with the luggage as my husband went to find a parking space. The parking has to be paid for so factor that into your budget. No one would help me with my bags as I was trying to get inside with them in the freezing cold. There was hair on the bathroom floor and only one towel for two of us to share.

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Friendly greeting and information given about breakfast time and the tea and coffee facilities.

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020