Frequent Traveller Airport Hotels
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With the amount of travelling we do, finding a comfortable airport hotel is often our top priority. For the traveller, airport hotels are a quiet haven from airport insanity. A place to recharge before your next flight or to stretch out in heavenly slumber after a back breaking long-haul flight.
Best Airport Hotels Worldwide
When choosing airport accommodation, we take into consideration the proximity to the airport, access to airport transport, room service or nearby dining options, late checkout and most importantly, comfortable rooms.
With your comfort in mind we have compiled a list of some of the best airport hotels worldwide.
Airport Hotels – England
London Gatwick Airport Hotels
Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel
There are many Gatwick Airport hotels to choose from, but our favourite is the Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel. We have stayed at the Hilton on numerous occasions and like it because it has easy transport links to central London.
The Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel feels like a home away from home, perfect for those late night and early morning flights.
The room decor is rich and warm, comfortable and best of all, quiet! The bed and pillows are comfy making for a restful night’s sleep. Room facilities include mini bar, iron, hairdryer and 24-hour room service.
Other room styles include wheelchair accessible rooms, family rooms, executive and luxury hotel suites. The hotel also has accessibility features for visually and hearing-impaired guests
The Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel boasts an Executive Lounge which provides complimentary breakfast dishes, snacks, evening canapes and drinks. With meeting rooms and business centre, the Hilton is the perfect business hotel.
The lobby is welcoming with a choice of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. If you are looking for a quick snack, there is a Marks & Spencer located in the South Terminal.
Advantages… Close to Airport, free monorail between North and South terminals, train links to London Victoria Station, free Wifi and onsite dining options.
Comfort level… Very Good, clean rooms and friendly Staff.
Getting to Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport can be reached from central London by Gatwick Express from London Victoria Station. Trains run every 15 minutes between 5 am – 8:45 pm (05:00 – 20:45) with a journey time of around 30 minutes.
The Gatwick express terminates at the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport, from there follow the signs to the Hilton Hotel. For flights departing from the North Terminal, follow the North Terminal signs to the free monorail for a smooth ride between terminals.
Gatwick Airport South Terminal train station has train services to destinations across the United Kingdom.
London Heathrow Airport Hotels
Mercure London Heathrow Hotel
There are a choice of Heathrow airport hotels, but we chose the Mercure London Heathrow Hotel because it’s a short shuttle bus ride (3 km – 2 miles) from Heathrow Airport.
The hotel rooms are modern with fresh clean decor. The bed and pillows are heavenly, the rooms comfortable with a work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, hairdryer and iron.
If you are hungry you can visit the onsite restaurant which serves a variety of international dishes or choose a dish from the room service menu. For traditional pub fare, the Great Western pub and restaurant is a short stroll down the road.
The hotel has wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms with accessible bathrooms. Other facilities and services include a gym and business centre and late checkout to 6 pm (fee applies).
Advantages… Close to airport, airport shuttle connections, onsite dining options and close drive to tourist attractions.
Comfort Level… Clean well appointed rooms, comfortable beds and pillows and friendly staff.
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Getting to Heathrow and Central London
The Mercure London Heathrow has airport shuttle connections to Heathrow Airport every 40 minutes between 4 am – 11 pm (0400 – 2300).
The hotel is located just off the M4 motorway and is a 20 minute drive to Windsor Castle and Legoland. The Hayes and Harlington railway station is 1.6 km (1 mile) from the hotel and has GWR rail connections to London Paddington Station.
Airport Hotels – Scotland
Glasgow Airport Hotels
The Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport Hotel
With an early flight out of Glasgow we chose to stay at the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport Hotel. We were happy with our choice because it is directly across the road from the Glasgow Airport.
The rooms were warm and cosy, a welcome relief from the chilly Scottish weather outside. Along with comfortable bed there was a choice of pillow menu. The room had tea and coffee making facilities, work desk and a room service menu.
We enjoyed dinner at Traders Restaurant and a complimentary full Scottish breakfast was included in our room booking. We found the Staff to be friendly and helpful.
Advantages… Across the road from the airport, onsite dining options and pillow menu.
Comfort level… Good, clean rooms and friendly Staff.
Getting to Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport is located close to the M8 motorway near Paisley, a 20 minutes drive from central Glasgow. Glasgow Airport Express bus service takes around 15 minutes to reach Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow city centre, buses depart from the airport every 10 minutes.
Airport Hotels – Europe
Schiphol Airport – Amsterdam Holland
Citizen M Schiphol Hotel Amsterdam
Choosing hotels near an airport after a late night flight is often a good idea. We arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport tired and exhausted after a 24 hour flight, all we wanted to do is find a bed, thankfully the Citizen M Schiphol Hotel was a short walk away.
I am so glad we booked this hotel, the lobby has a slick modern vibe and though the rooms are compact, they are well designed for relaxation and comfort, making this our favourite international airport hotel.
Overtired, with my head still buzzing, I stepped into the futuristic shower pod and began to feel halfway human as the powerful spray of the rain shower took away the day’s tension.
The rooms specially designed mood lighting soothed us and before we knew it we were drifting off to dreamland. The bed and fluffy pillows made us feel like we were floating on a cloud. We had fantastic night’s sleep and woke feeling refreshed, ready to meet the day ahead.
Advantages… Close to Airport, train lines to central Amsterdam, train station and free Wifi.
Comfort level… Heavenly bedding, clean compact and well designed rooms, friendly and welcoming Staff.
Getting to central Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport
Getting into central Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport is easy. Trains from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station have a journey time of around 20 minutes.
The Schiphol Airport train station is right next to the airport. Here you can catch trains to other cities in Holland or destinations across Europe.
Copenhagen Airport – Denmark
The Park Inn by Radisson Airport Hotel Copenhagen
The Park Inn by Radisson Airport Hotel Copenhagen can be easily reached by metro from Copenhagen Airport. Take the 3-minute train ride (2 stops) to Femoren Station, exit and take the short walk to the hotel.
After a late night flight, we found the room to be cosy and quiet, perfect for a good night’s sleep. We started the morning with a delicious breakfast which featured a selection of Scandinavian and international dishes.
The area has a network of walking paths that overlook the sparkling waters of the Oresund Strait. We went for an early morning walk in this picture perfect setting, enjoying the crisp winter air and admiring the multi coloured boats in the sailing club marina.
Advantages… Metro access to Airport and central Copenhagen, pretty area for walking and free Wifi.
Comfort level… Very good, clean rooms and friendly welcoming Staff.
Getting to the Hotel and Central Copenhagen
The Park Inn by Radisson Airport Hotel Copenhagen can be reached by taking the Metro two stops from the Airport to Femøren station. Exit the station, turn left and take the short walk to the hotel. Femøren station has lift access for luggage.
Metro from Femoren station to Central Copenhagen takes around 10 minutes.
Geneva Airport – Switzerland
Ibis Styles Geneve Palexpo Aeroport Hotel
The philosophy of providing comfort for weary travellers while making the most of a small space is showcased in the Ibis Styles Geneve Palexpo Aeroport Hotel’s well-designed rooms.
Though small the rooms are comfortable, wheelchair accessible and you can request an interconnecting family room. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and bar which serves a light buffet breakfast.
The hotel is close to the Palexpo Exhibition and Conference Centre, making it the perfect business hotel for the business traveller visiting Geneva.
Advantages… Close to Airport and Conference Centre with easy public transport access to central Geneva.
Comfort level… Comfortable beds and pillows, wheelchair accessible and family friendly.
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Getting to the Hotel and Central Geneva
Take the No 5 bus from the Geneva Airport in the direction of Thonex Vallard. The closest bus stop to the Ibis Styles Geneve Palexpo Aeroport Hotel is Grand-Sacconex, Palexpo. To get into central Geneva continue on the No 5 bus toward Thonex Vallard until you get to Gare Cornavin train station.
To return to Geneva Airport from central Geneva, take the No 5 Geneve Aeroport bus.
Transport around Geneva is easy, after checking into your hotel you will be entitled to a Geneva Transport Card. This transport card allows you to travel on Geneva’s public transport system for free. Transport includes buses, trains and yellow taxi boats (mouettes). Be sure to ask about the Geneva Transport Card at reception on arrival.
Airport Hotels – North America
San Francisco International Airport Hotels
Crown Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel
The first thing we liked about the Crown Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel was the fact that it has a free airport shuttle. We arrived in San Francisco after a 14.5-hour flight from Australia. We had an early flight the next morning and all we wanted to do was stretch out in a comfortable bed and get a good night’s sleep.
The Crown Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel certainly delivered, the room was spacious and clean, the beds comfortable and we really appreciated the tea and coffee maker and in room dining.
There is an onsite restaurant and bar, as well as room service options. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and has hearing and vision impaired accessibility features. There are a range of room styles including family rooms and suites, a fitness centre and pool.
Advantages… Free Airport Shuttle, wheelchair accessible, onsite restaurant and bar, pool and fitness centre, free wifi.
Comfort level… The beds and pillows are comfortable and has tea and coffee maker in room.
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Getting to the Airport and central San Francisco
The Crown Plaza San Francisco airport Hotel has a free shuttle bus that stops at all terminals at San Francisco Airport. From the Airport you can catch the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) into central San Francisco with a journey time of around 30 minutes.
Airport Hotels – South America
Holiday Inn Santiago – Airport Terminal Hotel
Catching a 4:20am flight to Peru we decided it would be wise to stay out at the airport. We chose Holiday Inn Santiago – Airport Terminal Hotel, this comfortable hotel was across the road from the Airport making for a very easy departure. You can dine at the Hotel and the Airport had many fast food options for those who want a light snack. We enjoyed our stay here.
Advantages…Across the road from the Airport, dining options, free Wifi.
Comfort level…Very good, clean rooms, very friendly Staff that make you feel welcome.
Airport Hotels – Asia
Regal Airport Hotel
The Regal Airport Hotel is connected to passenger terminal at Hong Kong International Airport by an enclosed link bridge. The Hotel six restaurants and bars with a choice of cuisines. The rooms have a relaxed atmosphere and the proximity to the airport make transit stress free.
Advantages…Within the Airport complex, dining options, close to Airport Express for travel to central Hong Kong, free Wifi.
Comfort Level…Good, clean rooms, friendly Staff.
The Novotel Citygate Hotel
The Novotel Citygate Hotel is connected to the citygate outlets shopping mall, a shopping heaven. Novotel Citygate is also close to the Ngong Ping cable car that will take you up to the Big Buddha Statue and the complex surrounding it.
Tung Chung MTR station is within walking distance to take you to the centre of Hong Kong. With comfortable rooms and fine dining this hotel is a treasure for those with a long layover. This hotel has a free shuttle service from the airport.
Advantages…Free shuttle bus from Airport, close to attractions, shopping mall, dining options, MTR Station to central Hong Kong, free Wifi.
Comfort level…Excellent, comfortable rooms, very helpful and welcoming Staff.
Though not as close to the Airport as we first thought, the Village Hotel Changi (by Far East Hospitality) is an older Hotel that gave great value for money. We were provided with a free Airport shuttle to and from Changi Airport (make sure you book), a late check out, breakfast and a complimentary Lounge pass for two hours at the Airport all in our room booking. The rooms were comfortable, quiet and the Staff friendly and accommodating. The Hotel itself is in a lovely area overlooking Changi Beach Park, the perfect place for an early morning walk.
Advantages…Free shuttle bus (make sure to book), in a pretty area close to the beach, markets and dining options, good deals, free Wifi.
Comfort level…Good, clean rooms, lovely Staff that were helpful and friendly.
The Mariya Boutique Residence
The Mariya Boutique Residence is a value for money hotel with the added convenience of a free Airport shuttle. The Hotel does not have a lift, but the helpful stuff took our bags up to the room. The bed and pillows were comfortable, there were many dining options within walking distance. Free tea, coffee and juice are available in the lobby. Breakfast was included in our room booking.
Advantages…Free Shuttle bus, value for money, close to dining and bar options, free Wifi.
Comfort level…Good, clean rooms, Staff welcoming and helpful taking luggage up stairs (no lift).
Airport Hotels – Australia
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel is located directly across the road from Sydney International Airport. Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel offers free transfers from the Domestic Terminal. Snuggle up in the Rydges dream bed with room service or try their restaurants and bars. This Hotel is a stress free haven from Airport madness. Breakfast was included in our room booking.
Advantages…Across the road from Sydney International Airport, free transfers from Domestic terminal, dining options, Free Wifi
Comfort Level…Heavenly! Clean rooms, great Staff.
Mercure Sydney Airport Hotel
Mercure Sydney Airport Hotel is a tastefully furnished Hotel with popular bar and restaurant. Relax with room service, comfortable beds and pillow menu, a welcome sight for the jet-lagged. Airport transfers are operated by Sydney Super Shuttle (check website for details and pricing).
Advantages…Pretty Area, dining options.
Please note…Wifi charges apply, Shuttle bus charges apply.
Comfort level…Very good, clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff.
Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport
Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport is a budget Hotel, with transfers operated by Sydney Super Shuttle (check website for details and pricing). The rooms are compact but comfy, we had a buffet breakfast included in our room booking.
Advantages…Good value for money, dining options.
Please note…Wifi charges apply, shuttle bus charges apply.
Comfort level…Good, clean rooms, friendly welcoming Staff.
Pullman Brisbane Airport
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Getting to the Hotel
Novotel Brisbane Airport
Novotel Brisbane Airport has the added distraction of being located in Skygate a shopper’s paradise with a huge array of dining options. The hotel has restaurant, bar and room service. Hotel Airport transfers are available from 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm (check website for details and pricing).
Advantages…Close to Airport, shopping and dining options.
Please note…Wifi charges apply, shuttle bus charges apply.
Comfort level…Heavenly! Clean rooms, Great Staff.
Getting to the hotel
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