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Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a typical business/conference hotel, geared up for salesmen and conferences. The rooms are of a good size but ours had inadequate heating/air conditioning. It is functional but not awe inspiring. Once again, as is usual in hotels catering for large numbers of guests, the breakfast is of the self service type. However the toaster barely coloured the toast and the plates were cold. On the plus side, the staff were friendly and helpful.

This hotel is a £15 taxi ride from Rugby station. The receptionist was helpful and friendly. The room (£75 for bed and breakfast) was comfortable, with a desk to work at, good lighting, a comfy armchair, a large flat-screen TV and a great bed to sleep in, with quality linen. The shower room was particularly good, with the controls at the other end from the shower head - what a sensible innovation as you don't have to endure an initial cold blast of water. The towels were also of good quality, as were the toiletries. The hotel has a health club: with a small gym; a sauna in the changing room; a large pool with a jacuzzi by its side. I went for a swim at 7 pm and it had only one other user, I was told it was rarely busy. I ate in the bar and had an "award winning" burger. It was adequate but no more. A good burger is juicy. This was bordering on the dry. It came with a miniscule pot of slaw and a small portion of fries (total £13.95). A pint of lager was just under £4. Breakfast was good and well-cooked. The meeter and greeter could have smiled but perhaps she had had a difficult morning. The coffee was absolutely delicious!

Stayed here on a business trip in July 2017. Very good location, just off junction 18 M1 near the village of Crick. A large car park with plenty of parking. Check in was very easy and efficient. Just make sure you know your car reg at reception, you have to enter it digitally or you will get a ticket. The room was at the back of the hotel near the gym and pool area, very quiet. Although it was a double room, it was much smaller than I have had previously. It looks like HI have had a bit of a revamp and the décor was very nice. But my wardrobe was tiny, and with the ironing board in there, it was cramping my clothes. The room was very clean with the usual facilities, tea/coffee, flat screen tv, plenty of lights. Very comfortable bed (duvet superglued in as usual), but just 2 very very small bedside tables. Air con was good, it was a warm week. The shower was the walk in type, which I am not a fan of. There is little to hold on to. I much prefer the bath with shower over, which is what they had previously. I tried to use the pool but there was some sort of children's swimming club there. All the mothers were sitting at the side of the pool, making me feel very ill at ease. I used the sauna for a while, which was ok. As usual, the menu was quite limited and overpriced. My £22 allowance didn't even cover a steak. The breakfast was really good though, with a great selection of foods and a well cooked breakfast.

Not one of IHG's flagship sites, this! Looks like a pretty old hotel that's been taken into the Holiday Inn portfolio and refurbished. It's clean, smart and up to date, but it was definitely built at a time when expectations of the size of a hotel room weren't where they're at now ... just about space for a standard 4'6" double bed in the room. The chap working on reception when we checked in last night was great - very pleasant and helpful. We looked at having a coffee in the bar before we headed out last night, but after seeing the prices (they're apparently "proud" to sell Starbucks coffee!) we decided against it, and went out to find somewhere more reasonable (the Chequers pub in Swinford - fairly close, on the way to where we were going, and very nice coffee at a reasonable price!). Didn't have breakfast here, so can't comment on that. Plenty of car parking space, but for some reason it's "policed" by those well-known car-park nazis Parking Eye. You'll be asked to enter your car registration into a little terminal on the desk when you check in - make sure you get it right, as I imagine PE would be only too please to take a lot of money from you if you got a single digit of your number plate incorrect! I don't know why IHG feel that they need the assistance of these legalised criminals to police their car park - there isn't exactly a wealth of commerce or industry adjacent to the hotel with loads of people needing somewhere to park.

We have always stayed here but we were upgraded to an executive room,which was much more spacious.Food has improved although quite expensive,buffet style breakfast,good quality and plentiful.Staff very professional and friendly.Great for dogs with large area for walking around hotel.There are a lot of signs regarding parking outside as well as a portal at reception for keying in your car reg Cant fault in anyway,highly recommend.

Had the miss fortune of having to visit here for a short meeting. Filled in my car details on reception...I was then bombarded with letters saying I hadn't registered and shouldn't have been their and was being fined £60 or £120 if I didn't pay with 14 days. I have written multiple times even proving why I was there, and I did fill out there machine, but they are not interested. Avoid this place it's a rip off.

On the way to a Landrover show with our dog and found this gem of a hotel, first class service from the staff especially the manager he made us feel very welcome and Nino (our dog) from the moment we checked in, having tea, drinks to the table couldn't have asked for a better service!!! 👍🏻 highly recommended!

Was here for 1 night on business. Hotel is quite large and has a good size bar area and reception lounge. Food was really good quality and very tasty. Staff were friendly and i found them to be really helpful. Room has been recently refurbed i think. Very clean and the bathroom was decent size. Was the first-time here but would come back.

Hotel very tired. Needs a bit of tlc in places. Staff excellent. Food good if a bit pricey. You have to be on the ball with the car park. It's operated by Parking Eye and the subsequent grief you get with this company. Just make sure to register your vehicle on arrival and be prompt with it. All in all ok but just an average holiday inn.

A real warm welcome and great information. Extremely helpful friendly professional staff. The restaurant staff are amazing. They just can't do enough to make you happy. The food was real quality and hotel itself is well designed spacious and and extremely well presented. I'm hoping I'll be able to go back here soon. A very pleasant experience.

Northampton M1 Jct18 Northampton England

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Crick, Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18 is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Haddonstone Show Gardens and 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Daventry Country Park. This 90-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center. Althorp House and Sixfields Stadium are also within a 20-minute drive of this Northampton hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18's 90 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free parking is included with your stay. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, Non Smoking

King 2 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 439 reviews