Best hotel for London Heathrow Airport

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Apr 13th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Best hotel for London Heathrow Airport

We are going to London in May. I would like to use my Marriott or Hilton points for a one night stay at Heathrow Airport. Which hotel would you recommend? They are all about the same point price. Thank you for your responses!
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Apr 13th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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I don't know, but hopefully someone will.
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Ooooooh, I spoke too quickly...my BFF stayed in the Hilton.
She used that as a base to go to Windsor.
She loved the Japanese restaurant there.
Hope that helps.
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Thank you, Judy. I am looking at the Marriott Renaissance and Heathrow Airport Marriott as well as the Hilton Heathrow and Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5.
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Do they all take the same level of points? If so, your decision should be based on which terminal you are using. One hilton is AT terminal 4, one hilton is near but not at terminal 5, the Marriotts are convenient for T-1, 2, 3.
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I'll be arriving on Air Canada which I believe is Terminal 3. The hotels are the same amount of points.
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Then choose one of the Marriotts - the Hilton are not near/convenient to T-3.

Both Marriotts are on the Bath Road just off the north side of the airport
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Would you say they are both comparable?
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Apr 13th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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I haven't stayed in either one but have been in lobbies/lounges both of both. Not a lot of difference quality-wise. 6 of 1/half dozen of the other really. At least in the bits I've seen. Nice airport/business hotels.
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Apr 13th, 2012, 11:02 PM
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The Marriott Heathrow is a newer modern style hotel and was opened not that long ago, it's a striking building with lots of glass; the Marriott Renaissance has been there for years and was previously the Penta, more old fashioned exterior but good views of the runway, as it is on the opposite side of the road to the Renaissance (if you get a room on the runway side). It doesn't make much difference, but personally I would take the Marriott Heathrow.
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Apr 14th, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Why *must* you have a hotel room at Heathrow?

There might be a case if you have an extremely late arriving flight to London or a very early morning flight from Heathrow but in both cases I'd organise a car service.

The only exception is if I wasn't travelling through London itself but arriving or leaving for some other part of the UK.

But then I'd consider staying in Windsor overnight and using a Windsor based taxi company between it and Heathrow (Note the Marriott "Windsor" ISN'T in Windsor, they've obviously had an attack of Ryanairitis.
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Mar 30th, 2013, 05:15 PM
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alan I don't know about OP, but I usually stay at a Heathrow hotel because I can never make it back from France, Spain, Italy, etc. in time for my Virgin flight to SF. There is only one flight a day; and I fly Virgin as I have mega miles that permit me to fly Upper Class.
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Mar 30th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Nevermind--I just did what I dislike. Post on an old thread.
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