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4.5 out of 5

"Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the M1 ... This hotel is a lovely clean and a convenient place to stay... Good size rooms ... Great amen ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 07 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the convenient parking at Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9. During your stay, you'll be close to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus an indoor pool. This 3-star hotel has 140 rooms over 3 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a sofa bed in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with sofa beds, 24-hour room service and plasma TVs
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free self-parking, extended parking and Motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Borders Restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and limo or town car service
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the quiet guestrooms
  • Just a 2-minute drive from Hertfordshire County Showground and 10 minutes from Verulamium Museum

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£40* Per night/room 6 Mar - 7 Mar

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9 ratings based on 6 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9

Everyone (2) Couples (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5

Just a very nice hotel...

Pros: Its convenience close to the M1... Also for London.
Cons: Maybe a modern up a bit... ?
Location: Just off jctn 9 M1
Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the M1 ... This hotel is a lovely clean and a convenient place to stay... Good size rooms ... Great amenities with indoor swimming pool and fitness centre ... Plentiful breakfasts... Bar area... Well recommended.

Posted by , from uk on 7 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice stay

Very pleasant, near to harvester. Also close to cinema. Would visit again. Breakfast was beautiful

Posted by on 16 Sep 2014

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4 out of 5

Perfect for our requirements

We only stayed overnight and didn't take any of the refreshments as had a family party to attend. Room comfortable and very impressed with the Receptionist's knowledge when she was talking to another foreign guest who wanted info on how to get to London. She gave details of train times etc. and was so much better than the Receptionist at the Hotel where we continued onto for our main holiday.

Posted by on 29 Jul 2013

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4 out of 5

Lovely Rooms, Difficult to Find

We stayed for 3 nights at the Holiday Inn while we attended the Sonisphere Music Festival at Knebworth. We got a great rate of £110 for 3 nights room only. Breakfast was £10pp each day which we thought was expensive. The Premier Inn down the road did fully cooked breakfast for £7.25pp but we needed to keep costs down so we took cereal and UHT milk with us. Tea, coffee, TV in room. Standard holiday inn. Large comfortable bed and even with loud parties on when we returned at 1am on Sunday morning, we couldn't hear the noise in our room.[...]We thought initially we were in a bad location for Knebworth as there is no easy direct route across from the M1 to A1 but the country roads were very direct and quite quick, if a little narrow in places.

Posted by on 5 Aug 2010

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4 out of 5

Excellent rapport qualité prix pour une nuit en week end

Très bonne étape au Nord de Londres parfaitement située après une traversée de la manche pour un voyage vers l'Ecosse, le pays de Galles ou L'Irlande via Holyhead. Cela permet de souffler après le trafic très dense du contournement de Londres. Très bon lit, douche OK. Il est possible de manger sur place, un peu cher cependant. Le prix du petit déjeuner est raisonnable, notamment la version continentale.

Posted by on 6 Jan 2014

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About the Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9

Location London Road, St Albans, England AL3 8HH

Property Features

As a guest of Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business centre and a limo/town car service are available. There are 4 meeting rooms available. The eco-friendly Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9 also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This 3-star St Albans hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 140 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: London (LTN-Luton) (11 km / 6.8 mi)
  • Train station: Harpenden Station (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9 offers 140 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch Plasma televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This St Albans hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Borders Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Starbucks – On-site coffee shop. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Luton-South
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1 Jct.9
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1 Jct.9 Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1 Jct.9 Hotel St Albans
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1 Jct.9 St Albans
  • Jct.9
  • Luton-South Holiday Inn
  • Luton M1, Jct 9 St Albans
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9 Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9 St Albans
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9 Hotel St Albans

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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