A Guide To The Best Heathrow Airport Hotels

London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), is one of the busiest airports in the world and the largest airport in the UK. The airport has a huge amount of passengers passing through it each day and it one of six airports for London. Due to the sheer volume of passengers that arrive and depart from Heathrow Airport each day, Heathrow has to be able to accommodate all the passengers who need somewhere to stay, whilst in transit. Whether you are travelling to Heathrow on business or leisure and require a hotel close to the airport, you will not be short of choice.

Find The Best Heathrow Airport Hotels To Best Suit Your Needs and Budget

There are many different types of hotels located near Heathrow Airport, that offer a wide range of different facilities for their guests. The hotels around Heathrow Airport range from basic one star rating through to luxury five star rating. All these hotels cater for all requirements and budgets.

In this guide, we take a look at the Heathrow Airport hotels and answer the many questions that are commonly asked before travelling.



Does Heathrow Have A Hotel In The Airport:

There are now several hotels that are connected to Heathrow Airport itself. All the hotels onsite at Heathrow are:

  • Hilton Garden Inn: Terminal 2
  • Aerotel: Terminal 3
  • Hilton: Terminal 4
  • Sofitel: Terminal 5

All hotels provide passengers with easy access to and from the airport terminals. 


Aerotel Heathrow Airport:

Is Aerotel Heathrow Landside?

Yes, the Aerotel Hotel at Heathrow Airport, is located both ‘Airside’ and ‘Landside’ making it the perfect choice for passenger arriving and departing from Heathrow. The hotel is actually located in the main Arrivals Hall in Terminal 3 and very close to the Check-in desks which are ‘Landside’.

The Aerotel is also within easy reach of Terminal 2 and also the Heathrow Express train, connecting passengers to the centre of London.


Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Airport:

Can You Walk From Hilton Garden Inn To T2

Yes, it is possible to walk from the Hilton Garden Inn hotel to Terminal 2 and also Terminal 3. If you need to reach one of the other terminals at the airport, you can then take one of the shuttle trains from Terminal 2 and 3 that connect to the other terminals at Heathrow.


Hilton Hotel Heathrow Airport:

The Hilton hotel is ideally located onsite at Terminal 4.

How Do I Get From Heathrow Terminal 5 To Hilton?

Passengers wishing to get from Terminal 5 to the Hilton hotel, can catch the Hoppa shuttle bus. The bus runs every 15 minutes but only runs to terminals 4 & 5.


Sofitel Hotel Heathrow Airport:

Can You Walk From T5 To Sofitel:

Yes, you can walk from Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport to the Sofitel hotel. The Sofitel hotel, is connected to the main Terminal 5 building and passengers can walk to and from the Terminal to the hotel via a covered walkway.


Heathrow Airport Hotels and Parking

Heathrow Airport Hotels - RadissonA popular choice with many passengers flying from Heathrow Airport are the ‘Hotel and Parking’ packages, that several of the hotels close to Heathrow offer. If you are planning driving to Heathrow airport and require Airport Parking, then a hotel with parking package may well be your most cost effective option.

Hotel and Parking Packages:

The Hotel and Parking packages at Heathrow Airport, offer you a accommodation, as well as allowing you to leave your car either at the hotel or a designated car park, for the duration you are away.

For Example: If you were flying from Heathrow Airport on a Tuesday morning and were away for 7 days, you could arrive at the hotel on the Monday evening and stay at the hotel that night. You would then park your car in the designated parking area and then collect your car on your return, 7 days later. this would all be for a set cost for both the hotel room for the night and the 7 days parking.

Heathrow Hotel and Parking Terminal 3

Many of the hotels located close to Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport, now offer hotel and parking deals. Below are just a few of the larger hotels near Heathrow that offer the package deals:

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • DoubleTree By Hilton
  • Premier Inn
  • Radisson Blu
  • Sofitel
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Ibis
  • Staybridge Suites

Small Hotels Near Heathrow With Parking

As well as the majority of the large chain hotels offering parking packages, a number of smaller hotels and guest houses also offer parking. It is always worth checking to see if any of the smaller hotels can offer you parking, as it can sometimes work out much cheaper.

Hotels Near Heathrow Terminals

There are now 4 terminals and London Heathrow Airport and they are know as T2,T3,T4 & T5. If you are flying to or from Heathrow Airport, your airline will obviously arrive or depart from one of the four terminals. Staying at one of the hotels closest to the terminal to you are flying into or departing from is much more convenient. Heathrow is a very big airport and getting from one terminal to another can take a while. However, the ground support system that is in place at Heathrow Airport is very efficient and makes your transfer from one terminal to another very easy.


Hotels Onsite Linked Directly To The Terminals

There are several hotels at Heathrow Airport that provide a direct link and access to the terminals and these are:


YOTEL (Terminal 4)

Hilton London Heathrow Airport – Terminal 4

Sofitel London Heathrow – Terminal 5


Heathrow Airport Hotels Terminal 2 – T2

Although there are no hotels actually onsite that provide direct access to Terminal 2, there are a number of hotels that are located very close to Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport.

The majority of hotels that are close to Terminal 2 at Heathrow, are located on Bath Road, which runs adjacent to the airports runway and Northern Perimeter Road. Due the their location and proximity to the airport, they all provide the perfect base for passengers to stay after a late night arrival or before an early morning departure.






Heathrow Airport Hotels Terminal 3 – T3

Are Any Hotels Connected To Heathrow Terminal 3:

Yes, there is now a hotel connected to Terminal 3. The new Aerotel hotel is located in the main Arrivals Hall and withing easy access to the check-in desks.

Terminal 3 at Heathrow is located quite close to Terminal 2 and all the hotels on Bath Road provide good connections to Terminal three as they do for Terminal 2.

Day Rooms:

However, there are also Day Rooms available ‘Airside’ in No1 Lounges in Departures after Security at Terminal 3. The Day Rooms are a convenient option for any passengers who have a connection flight and have over three or four hours between connections. The Day Rooms offer both Twin and Single rooms and have en-suite facilities, which mean they are perfect for getting a few hours rest and a freshen up before your next flight.


Heathrow Airport Hotels Terminal 4 – T4

There are two hotels onsite at Terminal 4, that both provide direct access to the Terminal Building and they are YOTEL and the

Hilton London Heathrow Airport. These two hotels are definitely the most convenient hotels to stay at if you are arriving at or departing from Terminal 4. However, for this convenience, hotels onsite with direct links and access to Terminal 4 at Heathrow, will obviously come at a premium and the prices for rooms at these hotels are higher.

There are also several hotels located on The Southern Perimeter Road and also Great South West road, that are generally cheaper. As we mentioned earlier, all the Terminals at Heathrow Airport are connected by a great round system, so if your budget does not stretch to the prices commanded by the onsite hotels, then staying at one of the hotels on Bath Road is not a problem.


Heathrow Airport Hotels Terminal 5 – T5

Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport also has a hotel Onsite, that provides a direct link and access to the airport Terminal. The luxury 5 star Sofitel London Heathrow hotel, is the fantastic choice of hotels at Heathrow Terminal 5. Once again, the Sofitel Hotel at Heathrow is certainly not the cheapest choice of hotels close to Terminal 5 but if your budget allows you to stay there, you will not be disappointed.

As with Terminal 4, connections from the bus station at Heathrow Airport are good and if you are looking for a cheaper hotel near Heathrow Airport, then staying at one of the many hotels located on Bath Road or Great South West Road, would not be a problem. You can connect through Terminals easily and still ensure you find a hotel to suit your requirements and budget.


Heathrow Airport Budget Hotels

Everybody’s requirements and budgets are different and if you are looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay that is near Heathrow Airport, then there are plenty of option to choose from. Although there are many large hotel chains situated around Heathrow Airport, there are also many smaller hotel chains, as well as budget hotels and small independently family run hotels. The smaller budget hotels don’t offer as many facilities as the larger 4 & 5 star hotels but still offer clean and comfortable accommodation that are perfect for a one or two night stay and more importantly, that are easy on the pocket!


Hotels Located On Bath Road

As we have mentioned previously, the majority of hotels close to Heathrow Airport, are located on or just off Bath Road. Bath road is a major dual carriageway that run alongside the Northern perimeter Rd of London Heathrow Airport, that also provides access by road to the airport.

The following hotels are all located on or just off Bath Road:


2 Star hotels On Bath Road

Bath Lodge

Vii Hotel and Restaurant


3 Star Hotels On Bath Road

Thistle London Heathrow

Premier Inn London Heathrow

Premier Inn Heathrow Airport

Hotel ibis Styles London Heathrow

Holiday Inn London Heathrow

ibis London Heathrow

Moxy London Heathrow Hotel

Travelodge Heathrow

Metropol Inn

London Plus

Heathrow Palace


4 Star Hotels On Bath Road

Sheraton Heathrow Hotel

Hyatt Place London Heathrow

Staybridge Suites

Holiday Inn London Heathrow

Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow

Park Inn by Radisson – London Heathrow

Novotel London Heathrow

Renaissance London Heathrow

Radisson Blu Edwardian

London Heathrow Marriot

Sheraton Skyline

Double Tree by Hilton


Heathrow Airport Hotels With Shuttle Service

The majority of major hotels along Bath Road and around Heathrow Airport offer airport shuttle transfers but many of these transfers do cost money. The hotel shuttle transfer buses, depart from the airport to the hotels at regular intervals throughout the day and also pick up from the hotels and transfer passengers to the airport. The shuttle buses work on a circular system, so you never have to wait long for a transfer. You can purchase tickets from the hotel, at designated machines (in the hotels) and at the airport, as well as on the bus.


Heathrow Airport Hotels Free Shuttle


Tip: Public buses run from Heathrow Airport Bus Station along Bath Road and they stop either outside or very close to the hotels that are located on Bath Road. These public buses are FREE to use to and from the airport! There is a bus station located outside Terminal 2 and you can catch the bus from Heathrow bus station to the hotels along Bath Road and then catch the bus to Heathrow Airport from one of the designated bus stops on Bath Road.





Hotels On Great South West Road & Southern Perimeter

On the opposite of the airport and running almost parallel to Bath Road, is Great South West Road. Great South West Road, is where several other Heathrow Airport hotels are located and these include:


3 Star

Premier Inn

Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow


4 Star

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton London Heathrow

Crowne Plaza London Heathrow

Yotelair (Onsite)


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