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The best Heathrow hotels

You‘re spoilt for choice with good hotels in and around Heathrow – here’s our thoughts on the best

By Time Out contributors |

Heathrow Airport is a gateway for many incredible destinations worldwide. From humble beginnings as a small airfield called Great West Aerodrome in 1929, it has blossomed into a five-terminal beast that is Europe’s busiest airport in international airport traffic. It’s no surprise then, that there is a panoply of hotels to choose from should you need to kip for the night before or after your flight. But how to know which are the best? We’ve put together a list of our favourites for you to take your pick from. 

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The best Heathrow airport hotels

Hotels, Chain hotels

Novotel London Heathrow Airport

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This four-star Novotel is only a few minutes drive from Heathrow and is complete with a gym, sound-proof windows and a bar and restaurant. 

Time Out tip: Take a dip in their heated indoor swimming pool should you need to wind down post-flight. 

Hotels, Chain hotels

Yotel London Heathrow

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Just like it's Yotel siblings, this chain draws influence from the dinky hotels of Japan – each room is ultra-modern and compact. 

Time Out tip: Want to catch some zzzs before your flight? You can book this place by the hour (no smirking, please). 

Hotels, Chain hotels

Hilton London Heathrow

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Just like other hotels in the world-class Hilton chain, Hilton London Heathrow is lovely to look at, fronted by a huge wall of glass. Access Heathow by a covered walkway or pay a small charge for the Hoppa service. 

Time Out tip: Catching a morning flight? Food is served from 5am, so you can fuel up before you board. 

Hotels, Chain hotels

London Heathrow Marriott

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A relaxing retreat from hectic Heathrow, unwind in the heath club or enjoy a leisurely meal at Carluccio’s. There are also  convenient transport links connecting you to London.

Time Out tip: Watch the steady flow of planes taking off and descending from the pretty alfresco dining area. 


Renaissance Hotel Heathrow

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Based on the outskirts of the airport, Renaissance is complete with a cocktail bar, health club and soundproofed windows. The hotel has recently undergone a big refurbishment, including updates to all 710 rooms and bathrooms. 

Time Out tip: Feeling tense after a long-haul flight? Book in for a massage treatment at their health club. 

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