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Thistle Express London Luton

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
Breakfast area

Overview of Thistle Express London Luton

Thistle Express London Luton

3.0 star property
City-center Luton hotel with bar/lounge
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
The price is $52
Price available on 6/25/2023
The Mall, Bedfordshire, Luton, England, LU1 2TR
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Luton
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 14 min drive
  • Hatfield House - 24 min drive
  • Woburn Safari Park - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 4 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 63 min drive
  • Luton Station - 4 min walk
  • Leagrave Station - 7 min drive
  • Luton Airport Pkwy Station - 22 min walk


  • The Wheelwright Arms - 3 min walk
  • PizzaExpress - 5 min walk
  • McDonald's - 7 min walk
  • The Bear Club - 3 min walk
  • Muffin Break - 5 min walk

About this property

Thistle Express London Luton

Located near a train station, Thistle Express London Luton is a great choice for a stay in Luton. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and airport proximity.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 152 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (GBP 10.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds


  • Self parking costs GBP 10.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Does Thistle Express London Luton offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thistle Express London Luton does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Thistle Express London Luton?
As of Jun 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thistle Express London Luton on Jun 25, 2023 start from $52, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Thistle Express London Luton?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Thistle Express London Luton?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 10.00 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thistle Express London Luton?
You can check in from 3 PM - 5 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Thistle Express London Luton?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Grosvenor Casinos (8-min walk) and Genting Casino Luton (7-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around Thistle Express London Luton like?
Thistle Express London Luton is a short 4-minute drive from Luton Airport (LTN) and 5 minutes' walk from Luton Mall. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Small rooms and not clean
Express rooms are nothing like the pictures, they are so small and beds are small as well. Hotel is in good location but that is all...
2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Stephen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Michael, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great place to stay on route to the airport. Only one directions sent me to an entirely seedy area which felt very uncomfortable when asking directions. Would suggest this is rectified with immediate effect.
Simon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

very nice just short.. i hope i come back again soon..
Safa Safa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

TOMASZ, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lior, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel gave clear directions how to find them from the train station. Room, bathroom and facilities all absolutely fine. Bed comfy. Proximity to shopping mall was a big plus the next morning. I appreciated the fact that hanging around all day waiting for an evening onward flight I could drink limitless coffee and tea, use the wifi and watch TV. Breakfast was just so-so. Peculiar sausages and grainy scrambled egg etc Thistle could improve this aspect. Otherwise a positive experience!
Ian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

adam, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A A, 1-night trip
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