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Holiday Inn Northampton

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What a dreadful hotel, when I arrived there was a McLaren sports car outside the reception blocking the drive and the doors were open like that car from Back To The Future ... all the staff were goofing on this celebrity snooker type and taking selfies, they were ignoring the rest of us mortals attempting to check in. Poor show the floor was dirty as was the desk at reception I thought I was in an episode of Crossroads for those of you old enough to remember it.

We booked quite late but got a good deal of 90£ for a room with 2 double beds. Well equipped room on the ground floor with a view over towards the river. Window was screwed shut surprisingly so no chance of getting any fresh air and that is the only reason for a 4. Food in the bar area was reasonably priced and delivered with a smile from the charming bar staff. One really good feature is the press button for a taxi - one arrives within 5 mins. We used the same company on the way back and they text a confirmation of booking, tell you when the taxi is about to arrive and then text saying what type of car and its registration. Arrived on the minute. All-in all a very positive experience.

My (new) wife and I were married and held our reception at the Holiday Inn Northampton on 1 Jun 18. The weather Gods looked down favourably and it was a fantastic day. We honestly could not have asked for or wanted a better venue. The events manager Sarah was brilliant at ensuring everything was booked and our needs catered for prior to the actual event. Sarah is extremely professional and really approachable. She kept us included and updated throughout the build up. Yesterday was the big day and Ian, the Ops manager, acted as our master of ceremonies and what a wonderful man he is. He kept proceedings running to schedule - with flexibility for a few late moments! - and nothing was too much trouble for him or the team. These are truly the guys you need to run your event, they're brilliant. The food was excellent and portions are huge. The venue is really good for the wedding ceremony itself, the room lending itself to around 40 easily, with the reception area able to cater for a greater number post the official ceremony. There's even a really secluded grassy area just outside the ceremony room for photographs, but bear in mind wheelchair users would need to take the long way round via the carpark to get to it due to some quite steep steps. Costs are very competitive, and the room we were given - 120 on the first floor - was just fantastic. It's a suite with a HUGE area where the bride can get ready, complete with bridesmaids, little helpers etc etc. The only down side was the lack of light near the mirror on the dressing table, and powersockets, however, nothing is unsurmountable and all went well. So if you're considering a birthday party, wedding, or similar, give them a try, we can thoroughly recommend the Holiday Inn here in Northampton. 1st class throughout.

I stayed here over the May bank holiday weekend. I normally stay in a hotel in the centre of town but it was overpriced on this occasion. I have stayed at The Holiday Inn before. It is about £7 in a taxi to the centre. My room was on the first floor and meant to be "executive" or something similar. The bathroom was nice. The bed was big and comfortable but the room was tired and in need of a refurb. It also smelled of smoke, which I hate. There's no air con and the window had been crudely bolted shut with hinges which looked horrible. I hate rooms where you can't open the window. Especially when it smells of smoke. There was an old wall heater, which also pumped out cold air but was so noisy and rattly it was like being in a ship's engine room so I turned it off. And the carpwt looked tatty and covered in stains. Breakfasts are fine but next time I am in Northampton I will make sure I book my regular place nice and early. The staff were helpful and friendly and I passed on my thoughts when leaving. I was only here for a night but would have asked to change room if I had been there longer.

I was only here for one night on a business trip. First impressions were, long walk from car park to reception. Nobody on the reception desk when I arrived around 9.30pm on a Sunday. Once the duty manager appeared he was friendly and efficient. Went to the restaurant for dinner and stood waiting to be seated for a couple of minutes.Ordered a drink that took ages to arrive and had to remind the waiter. Also waited quite a while for my food to be ordered. Once it arrived the food was good. The room was a little tired looking, overdue for refurbishment I would say. I always sleep with the window open but was disturbed by the traffic noise from the main road that runs behind the hotel. Breakfast was OK, nothing special.

If you can find somewhere else to stay then I advise you do just that! The room was bleak; a complete lack of the usual creams, soaps, shampoo etc! I’d forgotten my toothbrush and the guy at reception needed hefty persuasion to go and find a temporary one for me! Why the window in the room had been roughly clamped closed by a weekend warrior baffles me - oddly matched screws and a rusting bracket - this didn’t do anything to reduce road noise or the breeze gently wafting the curtain. Why they have an air conditioner in the room is equally baffling - sounded like one of those machines they use to dig holes in the road and completely useless! I spoke to a colleague who stayed at the same time and he had equal disdain for his so called air conditioner too! In summary, desperately in need of some TLC, relatively expensive and will be avoided at all costs next time I’m staying over in Northampton!

Old and weary hotel facilities. No value for money. The rooms are overpriced. Holiday Inn should invest in the refurbishment of this hotel. If you stay there in winter, be aware that there is no proper heating in the room. Stayed there on various nights and room. Each room had a faulty appliance. The best part at this hotel: the personnel is very kind.

Booked two nights for a short business trip - following are what I couldn't stand: 1- Blocked bath room sink (it took me 3 calls to reception and waited 45 mins to get them send someone to have a look at it) 2- No security safe box at all let a lone one that a laptop can fit in. 3- Broken/Nonadjustable mesh chair. 4- Very old and poor interior - old and weary furniture - nothing like the photos advertised. I had to checkout immediately and cancel the stay.

Stayed here on business and cant believe they let out a room in this standard. I stayed here about 5 years ago for my nephews wedding and had an good experience but it seems to have gone downhill since. On entering my cold room as the windows was wide open to try and disperse the cigarette smoke smell, the fist thing I noticed was wallpaper hanging off the wall around the widow showing black mildew / damp underneath. The chair in the room looked liked it was around 20 years old, cracked and potentially harbouring all kinds of germs as it couldn't be cleaned properly. The bed had plastic covers under the sheets which every time you moved, crinkled loudly to remind you what was potentially lurking on the mattress!. I had a meal in the bar which was OK and a nice pint but the barman didn't raise a smile once and seemed liked he wanted to be anywhere else other than there. All it all, maybe what you may expect in a budget Holiday Inn express but find it amazing the Manager would allow a room like this to be let out.

Close to the M1 motorway but noise does not intrude. Well received at reception. I had an executive room which was somewhat disappointing. Average size and poor worn furniture, needs more luxury to support the word 'executive '. Bathroom very good. Bed and pillows no more than average. Nice bar and lounge area. Restaurant more bistro that fine dining but ok.Breakfasts good. Service good, but bar not always manned in off peak times. Highly recommended for disables guests has all facilities. Disappointed no business centre or pool. This hotel is ok for a one night stay if visiting the area, but UK seems to be the poor relation compared to USA Holiday Inns.

Bedford Road Northampton England

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center
  • WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Holiday Inn Northampton places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Northampton Guildhall and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. This 104-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free self parking, and a fitness center. Also nearby are All Saints Church and Market Square.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Holiday Inn Northampton's 104 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Holiday Inn Northampton features a fitness center, WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 576 reviews