What are the cheapest IHG properties in the UK? 2019-2020 Edition

If you ever need to rack up some ‘cheap' IHG stays within the United Kingdom because, say, you have some Accelerate targets to hit or you need to cross a tier threshold then this list may come in handy. Make sure you bookmark this page for future reference!

I will divide this post into properties sorted by regions, because someone living in Kent may not be so interested in going to Liverpool for a mattress run, so hopefully there will be something close enough to you.

While I can't comment on pricing for specific properties on specific dates, you can typically stay in London for about £40-50 at the cheapest, and about £30-£40 elsewhere. If there are properties that appeal to you based on convenience you should click the name of the hotel to be taken to their specific page and you can play around with dates. I have included some reference prices for each property which was the cheapest I could find for a random weekend night in November 2019 or February 2020. Obviously this is a clear case of “Your Mileage May Vary” as you may or may not find the same prices!

Some properties are close to sports or music stadia so you may find some dates are very expensive at odd times of the year.

The record I have seen is Holiday Inn Express in Bradford at about £27 before any special discounts (as recommended by InsideFlyer UK). In order to see these kind of rates you will need to pick off-peak timing which are typically Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights.

For further discounts you can try to use the Hertz Partner Rate (make sure you are already a member of Hertz Gold Plus. If not take 60 seconds to sign up) to try and get a bit of a discount which still counts towards as an elite qualifying stay.

London & surroundings

Holiday Inn Express Heathrow Terminal 5 £44

Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel £40 (which I also reviewed here)

Holiday Inn Heathrow M4 Jct.4

Holiday Inn Express Dartford £42

Holiday Inn Express Croydon £49

Holiday Inn Stevenage £37

Holiday Inn Express Harlow £45

Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East M1, Jct.14 £37

Holiday Inn Reading-South M4 Jct 11 £46

Kent & South East

Holiday Inn Ashford – North A20 £39

Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate – Minster £41

Holiday Inn Express Dunstable – £37

Leaf Hotel Dover £44

East Anglia

Holiday Inn Ipswich £44

Holiday Inn Ipswich – Orwell £44

Holiday Inn Express Colchester £44

Holiday Inn Cambridge-Duxford M11 Jct 10 £48

Bristol, Exeter, South West & Wales

Holiday Inn Express Swindon City Centre £37

Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre

Holiday Inn Express Newport £52

Holiday Inn Newport £54

Southampton and South

Holiday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh M3 Junction 13 £45

Holiday Inn Express Southampton – West £46

Holiday Inn Basingstoke £50

Crowne Plaza Basingstoke £51

Holiday Inn Express Poole – £52

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth – North £44

Holiday Inn Portsmouth – £52

Midlands – Birmingham etc.

Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, Jct.7 £34

Holiday Inn Birmingham – Bromsgrove £37.50

Holiday Inn Express Northampton – South £38

Holiday Inn Northampton £40

Holiday Inn Derby – Nottingham M1 Junction 25

North of England – Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds etc.

Holiday Inn Runcorn – £33

Holiday Inn Manchester – West £41

Holiday Inn Leigh – Sports Village £44

Holiday Inn Haydock M6 J23

Holiday Inn Express Preston – South £37

Holiday Inn Preston £41

Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner £44

Holiday Inn Washington £41

Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre – £27

Holiday Inn Doncaster A1(M) Junction 36 – £41

Holiday Inn Leeds – Wakefield M1 Jct. 40 – £30

Holiday Inn Leeds – Garforth £35


Holiday Inn Glasgow – East Kilbride £44

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport £52

Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport £54

Holiday Inn Express Dundee – £44

Holiday Inn Express Inverness – £53

Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport £37

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport – £37

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen – Bridge of Don £37


Northern Ireland

Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2 Jct 1 £52

Holiday Inn Express Belfast City £59

About Tim

Tim is an engineer and a nerd who analyses every travel deal, travel hack. He has travelled to around 90 countries and also speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.

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  1. Cheers.
    Do you know of cheap IHGs within Europe in interesting places ?


    Thinking of one or a few mattress runs for the current Diamond fast track.

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