This small, AA 4-star gold-rated boutique hotel with a motoring theme has a large American-style kitchen, unique bedrooms and Morgan sports cars to hire on site. There is free parking and Stansted Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

Melvyn and Sindy built The PitStop in 2009 and some of the windows were saved from the original Morgan factory.

BREAKFAST: Guests can help themselves to a full continental-style breakfast from the American-style fridge at a time that suits them. The huge kitchen is styled as an American diner and can be accessed 24/7 exclusively by the guests.

Room themes include Art Deco, Edwardian, contemporary and exotic Indian. Each has an en-suite bathroom, a TV, free internet access and a computer. With free WiFi, all rooms are located on the first floor and there is lift access.

The PitStop hotel is also convenient for the M11 motorway, while Bishops Stortford is just over 3 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The PitStop has been welcoming guests since 20 Jan 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • I saw the Pit stop on 4 in a bed last week,I just loved it especially your green Art Deco bathroom ,I live in London and would just like to book later
    A very good afternoon to you Let me know when you would like to stay, give me a buzz. Look forward to seeing you. Kind regards, Melvyn
    Answered on 28 March 2021
  • Do you do evening meals and also a cooked breakfast?
    We do not do evening meals but can recommend a very good pub a mile down the road. The breakfast is a 'help yourself' - we have a fully stocked kitch..
    Answered on 18 June 2021
  • Hi. Is there tea/coffee making facilities in any of your rooms? (I appreciate there is eve diner but wondered about in the room.). Thanks very much.
    We have full Diner options available for making proper ground based coffee & tea along with fresh milk in the American style kitchen (guest use only)...
    Answered on 31 August 2022
  • Thanks Melvyn, we have booked for next Saturday. Looking forward to it!
    very good - thank you Melvyn
    Answered on 19 January 2022
  • Hi, do you have transportation service to Stansted airport? Thank you
    Local taxi companies are very good - have 2 recommendations if you wish Kind regards Melvyn
    Answered on 23 July 2021
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Hosted by Melvyn, Sindy, Adam & Mariella -The Rutters

Host review score

Melvyn, Sindy, Adam & Mariella -The Rutters
Superior accommodation for ladies and gentlemen with a motoring flavour. You do not need to like cars to stay at our unique small boutique hotel. Four fabulous bedrooms individually designed and styled from various periods in time. The 'help yourself breakfast' in the large American Diner is one of the many great features. As seen on Channel 4 TV "4 In A Bed" programme, which we won. Four star gold AA rated and with great reviews also on Trip Advisor - a great place to stay and relax, getting away from it all. CHECK IN :- 2.00pm to 7.00pm - later CHECK IN by prior arrangement, no problem. Regards, Melvyn, Sindy & Mariella
Guests from around the world are welcomed by Melvyn, Sindy & Mariella Rutter. They have more than 10 years experience in the accommodation business and 45 years caring for customers in the Morgan sports car business that is run from the premises also. We actively suggest that all guests treat the PitStop as though it is their own home, relax and enjoy the great atmosphere we provide.
In the case of The PitStop - Morgan Classic cars to see in the on-site showroom. Plenty to see in our lovely county of Essex along with good eating establishments which we can recommend
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Facilities of The PitStop
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6
Most popular facilities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Facilities for disabled guests
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Shared kitchen
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Computer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Car hire
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The PitStop takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 19:00


From 05:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£40 per child, per night
Cot upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£40 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash The PitStop accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Check in starts at 14:00 and closes at 19:00. Please note early or late check in are not guaranteed.

Should you wish to arrive outside of these hours you must make arrangements with the owners to ensure there is someone to meet you.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform The PitStop in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The PitStop

  • Room options at The PitStop include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Check-in at The PitStop is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The PitStop offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at The PitStop can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Yes, The PitStop is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The prices at The PitStop may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The PitStop is 2.6 miles from the centre of Bishops Stortford.