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hotel at heathrow

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hotel at heathrow

any recommendations for an inexpensive hotel at heathrow?

We have a brief overnight and don't want to spend a ton of money

Thanks

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1. Re: hotel at heathrow

When ? and which terminal is your flight from ?

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2. Re: hotel at heathrow

arriving 10 pm Oct 4 at terminal 5

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3. Re: hotel at heathrow

The nearest budget hotel for T5 is the Travelodge - not great location but OK for one night. All details here;

www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/info?hotelId=345

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Just depends on whether you value low cost or high convenience most of all. Broadly speaking, the cheaper hotels are closest to Terminals 1-3 on the North side of the airport meaning you then have to use buses to get to T5. If you're happy to do that then Travelodge on Bath Road is usually a decent price.

Also try Jury's Inn at Hatton Cross, one stop on the tube from Heathrow (the Hatton Cross tube station is next door), very handy but a little dearer.

And if you want really cheap, the Etap in Hounslow is as cheap as any you'll find, it's a few stops (about 15 minutes) on the tube. Hounslow is not exactly a lovely suburb, but that's the cheapest and still relatively handy hotel I've yet found in the Heathrow area. Try the Days Inn Hounslow also, slightly closer to the tube station but slightly dearer than the Etap.

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Whenever a friend has to spend the night at a Heathrow hotel, she uses Priceline - and has gotten some very good deals!

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6. Re: hotel at heathrow

Have a look at the Yotel.

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<<Whenever a friend has to spend the night at a Heathrow hotel, she uses Priceline - and has gotten some very good deals!>>

Whilst Priceline is fine for Central London, Heathrow is another matter.

Many hotels at Heathrow expecially at the weekends use room rates as a loss leader and you may end up paying far more for airport transfers, food and drink that you will for the room because you're in an isolated hotel.

From T5 the 423 bus goes every 20 minutes along the Bath Road for free saving you 14 GBP straight away fror 2 people on airport transfers.

The Ibis along the Bath Road often has rooms about 35-40 GBP on-line in advance and if you're budgeting there is quite a good fast food, simple pates like chicken and fries place in the bowling alley next door which cater to locals rather than the airport hotel's prices.

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Stayed at the Ibis one night when my flight was cancelled. Room and staff were all very good. It's on the free bus route so no need to pay for airport transfers either.

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9. Re: hotel at heathrow

Priceline bidding generally gives good prices but you should always do your homework first and figure what the property would normally cost.

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<<Priceline bidding generally gives good prices but you should always do your homework first and figure what the property would normally cost.>>

Problem with Priceline at Heathrow is not the market comparative room cost but the overall cost of your stay in the hotel.

The one thing that determines your overall cost at Heathrow is location and the ability to escape the hotel for food, drink and airport transfers.

Taking a PricelIne favourite the Crowne Plaza, like many Priceline hotels a bit isolated.

For 2 people

Priceline room cost (with taxes,fees) $70 (40 GBP)

Hoppa Bus Airport Transfers 15 (GBP)

Breakfast 35 GBP

Meal - 60 GBP

I know a lot of Priceliners say they skip meals completely and don't venture out of their room or use movies, room service, wifi etc inside in their room but then whats the point of staying in a 4 star hotel in the first place.

To me, nothinf more boring than staying in a posh hotel killing time in the lounge or watching 24 hour news in the room.

Compare that with a hotel you can select position like on the Bath Raod where you can get free transfers, get cheaper food and drink outside the hotel plus access to neighbourhood stores, McDonald's pubs etc and also be able to use local buses to get to places cheaply for something to do in the evening or places like Windsor and Hampton Court.

Ibis Hotel - 40 GBP

Airport tranfers - Free on local bus

Breakfast - 15 GBP or next door at Airport Bowl 10 GBP

Meal - 25 GBP or 10 GBP at fast food outlets nearby or local restauarants at Cranford 30 GBP

Ibis hasn't the facilities like the health suites and swimming pools and concierges of the Crowne Plaza but the core room is pretty much the standard box anywhere.

Edited: 17 September 2011, 08:30