We all know the stresses that can come with getting to the airport on time. From missed trains to traffic jams and forgetting things at the last minute, all it takes is one little thing to go wrong and you can end up running late for your flight. To avoid all the stresses of travelling to the airport, especially for an early morning flight, we recommend staying at an airport hotel the night before.
Sleep in and make that early morning flight
There's no need to arrive stressed and tired for your morning flight. By staying in an airport hotel you can enjoy some extra hours of precious sleep before checking out. Most airport hotels offer a regular transfer service to the airport which usually takes just minutes, while other hotels, such as the Hilton at London Heathrow, boast walkway access straight into the airport terminal. No crowded trains or expensive taxi rides required.
Drive, stay and fly
Planning on driving to the airport as well? An airport stay not only takes the hassle and stress out of getting stuck in traffic and missing your flight, but many airport hotels also offer long-stay or secure parking. In some cases, a hotel with parking package can be even cheaper than parking at the airport itself.
For the ultimate airport hotel stay, we work with the world's best hotel names to ensure your stay is just as enjoyable as your holiday. While we can book your accommodation at any number of airport hotels, we recommend the following:
Consistently offering a comfortable stay, the Hilton has hotel locations at Edinburgh Airport, Manchester Airport, London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Heathrow Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. Featuring spacious rooms and various facilities such as a sauna, gym and onsite restaurant, the Hilton's airport hotels offer a luxurious stay with the most convenient locations. At London Heathrow the hotel is located at Terminal 4 with a connected walkway straight into the airport, while in Manchester you can catch a free 5 minute shuttle to the airport.
For a great value stay with incredible convenience we recommend the Holiday Inn. The hotel has locations nearby Glasgow Airport, Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport and London Heathrow. Though facilities and services vary between locations, the Holiday Inn typically serves a free early morning breakfast, ideal for early flights. The hotels are also ideal for their location with the Holiday Inn in Glasgow located less than 30 metres from the airport while the Holiday Inn in Luton is the closest hotel to the terminal building.
To enjoy the ultimate in luxury and comfort before your flight, we recommend a stay at the Sofitel. With locations at London Gatwick and London Heathrow, Sofitel hotels are typically rated as 4 or 5 stars and feature personal service, onsite restaurants and luxurious decor and furnishings. At Sofitel London Heathrow you can enjoy access to a modern health spa, 24 hour fitness centre, range of restaurants and bars including a French restaurant with Chef's Table, as well as walkway access to the airport.