There are 16 or so hotels within five miles of East Midlands Airport. We have reviewed the closest 10, which are a mix of popular international brands (Thistle, Hilton, Best Western), similarly well-known but more budget-friendly options (Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn, Travelodge) and some independently-owned ventures (Donington Manor, the Morton, Kegworth Whitehouse, Donington Park Farmhouse).


Several of the hotels have family rooms (Premier Inn, Travelodge, Best Western Premier) and most cater for children in some way. The Holiday Inn double rooms have sofa beds and the hotel lets kids stay free with their parents. Under 18s go free at the Hilton if they share the room with their parents of grandparents, or alternatively a separate room for the children can be purchased at half price. The Kegworth Whitehouse offers free cots and free accommodation for under 12s using the existing bedding. Children aged 12 to 15 pay £5 for an extra bed and anyone older pays £10.


Donington Manor is an excellent choice for a luxurious stay. Each room is individually decorated and an LCD TV and free wifi is standard. Some rooms have gorgeous bay windows and stunning countryside views. Both the Hilton and the Kegworth Whitehouse have good leisure facilities.


If you’re staying in a budget hotel, location is often most important. Using that criterion, the Premier Inn is your best bet. If you want something a bit different, the Morton is fairly cheap but still has the friendly, personal touch a chain hotel can’t provide.


Almost all the hotels have business meeting facilities (except the Premier Inn), the closest to the airport being the Thistle. They, however, charge for wifi. The closest hotel that offers free wifi is the Holiday Inn Express.

Car users

Several of the hotels (Thistle, Premier Inn, Donington Manor, Kegworth Whitehouse and Best Western) offer Park and Fly deals, allowing you to leave your car with them for the duration of your trip for a certain fee. On top of this, Premier Inn and Donington Manor also offer free parking for guests. The Morton and Travelodge also offer free parking for guests.

Disabled guests

All the hotels have rooms and facilities for disabled guests.

Hotel Address Rating Telephone
Thistle East Midlands Airport Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2SH 4-star (AA) 0871 376 9015
Premier Inn East Midlands Airport

Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2TQ

Budget Hotel

0871 527 8350

Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2TQ Budget Hotel 01509 678 000
Travelodge East Midlands Airport Moto Service Area, M1 junction 23a, DE74 2TN Budget Hotel 0871 984 6073
Donington Manor Hotel Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2PP 3-star (AA) 01332 810 253
Morton Guesthouse Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2NR 3-star (self-assessed) 01332 812 415
Hilton East Midlands Airport Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2YW Hotel 01509 674 000
Kegworth Whitehouse Hotel Kegworth, Derbyshire, DE74 2DF 3-star 01509 672 427
Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel Kegworth, Derbyshire, DE74 2DF 4-star (AA) 01509 672 518
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel Isley Walton, Derbyshire, DE74 2RN 4-star (AA) 01332 862 409
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