We take your travel plans and the environment seriously at Best Western, that’s why we’re adding electric car chargers to more of our hotels for our guests to use.
Here, we’ll tell you where to find them and clear up any questions you might have about using our charge points, so you can book your next trip with confidence.
There are more than three quarters of a million electric cars on UK roads. Along with plug-in hybrids, they make up more than half of all new cars sold – we’re officially becoming a nation of electric car owners.
It’s only natural then, that charging cars is a big part of our holiday plans when we hit the road for an escape. That’s why we’re installing chargepoints at more Best Western hotels across the UK, so you can top up your car’s battery while enjoying your getaway.
We can all do our bit to help the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, so we’ve put together a map and helpful guide to make charging your car during your holiday as fuss-free as possible.
Does my Best Western hotel have an electric car charger?
To find out if your Best Western hotel has an electric car charger, check our map below. We have installed charge points at more than 60 locations in England, Scotland and Wales and plan on adding more in the near future.
You might be surprised where you find the chargers. We’ve added the stations to all kinds of hotels so you can enjoy a relaxing minibreak or make that all important meeting if you’re travelling for business.
How much does it cost to charge my electric car at a hotel?
There’s no set price to charge your car at our hotels. Energy prices vary week by week, so we can’t give you an idea about costs on this page, but we’ll make sure they’re fair and competitive.
It might be useful to call your electric car-friendly hotel a few days before you arrive and ask the front desk about current rates.
If you’re staying with us at Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa you can charge your car for free. Very handy after a potentially long trip along the A9.
Do your rural hotels have electric car charging?
Don’t worry about running out of juice in the countryside. We’ve added electric car chargers in some of our more remote locations so you can top up your battery off the beaten track.
From the hidden gem, The Grange at Oborn, in the rolling hills of Dorset, to the beautifully boutique Derwent Manor Hotel, set in 20 acres of Northumberland countryside and overlooking the Derwent Valley, our hotels are ready to help you recharge.
You’ll also find electric car chargers in our city centre hotels. Forget scrambling for a charging space in town, pull up and plug-in in locations as far and wide as Sadie by Best Western @ Luton and Edinburgh City Centre Bruntsfield Hotel.
Some of our favourite electric car-friendly hotelsTake a look at the different types of Best Western hotel with electric car chargers.
Le Strange Arm, Hotel, Norfolk
Just moments from the North Norfolk coast and its many Blue Flag beaches, Le Strange Arm is one of the most picturesque hotels in Old Hunstanton. Take a stroll on the sand, learn to kitesurf, or simply sit back and soak up the sun while your battery gets a boost.
Ness Walk, World Hotels Luxury, Inverness
A stunning 5-star hotel set in a Grade B listed property on the bank of the River Ness. Charge your car while you visit the bistro style restaurant where our prestigious head chef prepares innovative dishes combining Scottish favourites and international flavours.
Heronston Hotel & Spa, Cardiff
Relax and rejuvenate in a modern spa offering a wide range of treatments. Book yourself in for a massage and a facial and get reenergised while your car does the same.
What is an Electric Car Friendly Hotel?
Electric car-friendly hotels are still fairly rare in the UK. Simply put, they have a charging point on their premises where you can plug in and top up your car. We think EV friendly hotels will become the norm over the next few years as more and more people choose vehicles that are more environmentally friendly and Best Western aims to extend our EV offering to match demand.
Q. How many charging points does each hotel have?
Every hotel will have one charging point as a minimum. However, we expect to increase that number as our guests require more EV chargers.
Q. Will I have to wait long to access the EV charger?
From our experience, most of our guests can access the charger almost immediately but there may be a little delay at our busiest times such as weekend afternoons when more people arrive and require a charge.
Q. How much does it cost to charge my electric car?
Prices do vary every week, but rest assured the cost of all our EV charging points will be fair and competitive.
Q. Can I leave my car charging overnight?
We would advise against this as overcharging could lead to long term damage to your vehicle.
Q. Can I reserve an EV charging point for my whole stay?
We think that would be unfair on other guests, but you can book the charging point in advance and it should be easy to access whenever you need it.