A hotel and petrol station on the busy Eastern Road, close to the A27. The service area also provides the car park for Farlington playing fields.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
Parking within the Holiday Inn Express car park is free for the first 15 minutes. After which, hotel guests must provide their vehicle registration number to reception in order to receive free parking during their stay or parking is charged at £10 per day. These fees are strictly enforced.
Additional longer term parking is available for vehicles under 2m in height in the adjacent Farlington Playing Fields car park where parking is charged at 50p per hour between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday only. Outside of these times, parking is free.
Fees for parking within Farlington Playing Fields car park can be paid using the pay machines located in the car park or via the RingGo mobile app using location code 1539. These fees are strictly enforced by Portsmouth City Council.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Holiday Inn Express
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Trivia and History
Plans for a hotel here were first put forward in 1979, to be built on the sports ground next to the new A27.
In 1985 there were further plans made by Shell and Ladbroke, who owned the Hilton National brand. The petrol station opened sooner and the hotel opened shortly afterwards. The design included space for a 40-bed extension at the back which was never utilised.
Hilton National became Hilton in 2000. In 2015 it became a Holiday Inn, promoted under the name 'Portsmouth Park Hotel'. A few months later a £5 million refurbishment project began, and it became a Holiday Inn Express. The hotel was given a new entrance with the old driveway removed. The tennis courts later closed.
In 2016, Holiday Inn received planning permission to build a KFC drive thru and a Costa drive thru in the overflow car park. Shell received planning permission to demolish and rebuild their forecourt in 2021.
|Rownhams (M27, 22 miles)||Services on the A27||Emsworth (5 miles)|
Petersfield (A3 north, 14 miles)