Hotels at London Heathrow

Mar 2nd, 2014, 08:47 AM
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Hotels at London Heathrow

We will need a hotel at LHR and want something close to the terminals,easy to drag bags for an AM departure...any suggestions?
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Mar 2nd, 2014, 08:58 AM
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Which terminal will you be departing from? There's a Sofitel attached to Terminal 5 and a Hilton attached to Terminal 4. And there's a shuttle to other hotels in the vicinity. If your flight's really early, check if the shuttle will be running.
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Mar 2nd, 2014, 09:15 AM
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I just stayed at the Rennaisance airport. There is a shuttle for something like 4 or 5 pounds. I took a taxi for a rediculous 20 pounds. (a five minute ride)

In the past I've stayed at the Holiday Inn and the staff gave me a ride free.
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Mar 2nd, 2014, 09:27 AM
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We stayed at the Hilton attached to Terminal 4 - there's a pretty long slightly uphill walk into the airport but at least it doesn't cost anything.
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Mar 2nd, 2014, 04:59 PM
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I've stayed at Jury's Inn next to the Hatton Cross tube station. It is about a 10 minute walk from the tube station.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 04:28 AM
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We've used the Hilton at T4 and found it convenient and comfortable.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 04:38 AM
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I hate the Hoppa! It can take ages to get to your hotel.

The Sofitel at T5 is really lovely (stayed twice) and the Hilton at T4 is also nice. If you land at the other terminals you can get the free Express train.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 05:14 AM
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oh yes, i should have added that we found the Hilton comfortable and clean.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 07:49 AM
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it mostly depends on your budget. The hotels on site are expensive but convenient (though not convenient to every terminal -- that makes a difference too). Some off airport hotels are actually more convenient depending on the terminal.

So -- what is your budget? And which terminal(s) are you using?
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Which terminal is key. If it's Terminal 4 you can sleep IN the terminal at the Yotel.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 08:10 AM
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we used the Hilton because of its parking which was comparatively reasonable when linked with a hotel room.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 08:38 AM
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We stayed at a hotel nearby - The Swan in Staines. It was on the banks of the Thames and lovely - hard to beleive we were minutes away from LHR. We arranged for a taxi and I don't remember the exact price (I'm cheap) and it wasn't bad. But we really enjoyed our last night in England there at the inn, much nicer than a souless airport hotel and we had a nice dinner in the pub watching the swans and sculls on the Thames glide by.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 07:20 PM
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We love the Yotel in Terminal 4. Yes, it's a pod, but by the end of our vacation, we're focused on going home. No worries about taxis, strikes, etc. Just get up, take the elevator, and you're at the airline check-in desk.

Wetherspoon's restaurant is right there, plus all sorts of sandwich and coffee bars.
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Mar 3rd, 2014, 07:38 PM
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Only IF you are flying out of T-4. Otherwise it is inconvenient.

(The yotel is fine for a short layover, but for overnight it's fairly expensive since they charge by the hour )
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