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The best Heathrow hotels

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels at the UK’s busiest airport. But where to choose?

By Time Out contributors |

Heathrow Airport has to be experienced to be truly believed. What began life as a small airfield called Great West Aerodrome in 1929 has since grown into a five-terminal behemoth that, in international passenger traffic, is Europe’s busiest airport and the world’s second busiest after Dubai International. And accordingly, there’s no end of hotels – either in the airport or nearby – to choose from. But where to start? We’ve rounded up some of the top Heathrow Airport hotels for you to look through. 

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The best Heathrow airport hotels

Hotels, Chain hotels

Novotel London Heathrow Airport

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Although it's not technically based inside the airport, this four-star hotel is only quick drive from Heathrow (around 4 minutes), so it's definitely worth considering if you’re content to factor in a short cab ride.

Time Out tip: You’re not far from Windsor Castle here, so if you've got a spare afternoon, do take the journey out to Liz and Phil’s Berkshire pad.

Hotels, Chain hotels

Yotel London Heathrow

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Just like it's Yotel siblings, this chain branch takes its cue from the capsule hotels of Japan: think small, think efficient, think dinky.

Time Out tip: If you’re in need of just a short kip – Yotel is bookable by the hour. (No sniggering, please.)

Hotels, Chain hotels

Hilton London Heathrow

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An outpost of the world-famous Hilton chain, and one that’s a pretty striking sight: slick, huge and fronted by a wall of glass. 

Time Out tip: Catching a red-eye flight? No biggie. The hotels restaurant, Aromi, dishes up breakfast from a yawn-inducing 5am, so you can fill up before flying out.

Hotels, Chain hotels

London Heathrow Marriott

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A hotel from the Marriott group that has half of mile of breathing space from the hustle and bustle of Heathrow. 

Time Out tip: If the weather’s good, make the most of the restaurant's outdoor terrace, where you can watch the steady flow of planes taking off and coming in to land.


Renaissance Hotel Heathrow

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Renaissance is a big, boxy hotel based on the outskirts of the airport. Yes, it evokes a bygone age of travel, but hey - it's the classic decor that makes it so charming.

Time Out tip: There’s no shuttle service that takes you to the airport, so make sure you get an Uber or ask the desk to ring a local cab company. 

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