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Best Heathrow hotels for terminals 2 & 3

Make an informed choice from over 30 Heathrow hotels convenient for Terminals 2 or 3

Sheraton Skyline Hotel Heathrow Airport
Sheraton Skyline Hotel Heathrow Airport on Bath Road

When looking for the best Heathrow Airport hotel for Terminals 2 or 3, a key fact used to be that there was no hotel that you can walk to from either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3.

This changed in July 2019 when the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 hotel opened its doors. This is the first hotel to ever be connected directly to the central terminals. You can now walk directly to the Queen's Terminal from this hotel.

Even more recently the Aerotel T3 Heathrow London opened in October 2019, this hotel is located within terminal 3 itself, offering the ultimate in convenience and rooms can be booked on an hourly basis. A flexible offering for people with late or early flights or stop-overs.

Getting to the terminal

If you are using any of the other hotels than Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and Aerotel T3 Heathrow London, you will need transport of some kind. Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 are located in the centre of the airport between the runways. You cannot walk out of the central area other than to the new Hilton Garden Inn hotel, you will have to take a vehicle of some description to your hotel.

A road tunnel exits the central area underneath the runway to the north side of the airport. The majority of hotels at Heathrow are found along the northern perimeter road, called the Bath Road at the end of this tunnel.

All these hotels north of the airport have terminal shuttle buses to Terminals 2 and 3 and many have free public buses too. This area also has a good choice of pubs, fast food and convenience stores outside the hotels you can walk to.

None of the mainstream Heathrow airport hotels at any passenger terminal are allowed to run complementary shuttles either, instead the airport authority runs buses called Hoppa Buses that serve several hotels on each route for a fee.

Heathrow hotel - passenger terminal connections

Hotel Hoppa bus

The Hoppa Bus has a route network consisting of routes each covering three or four airport hotels, typically at 20-30 minute frequencies.

There is a full charge made for this, though its a flat same charge for every hotel no matter how far the transfer journey.

Heathrow Hoppa details

Public transport

The airport also subsidises public buses at Heathrow Airport. Many hotels, especially those on the Bath Road you can travel to your passenger terminal free of charge. Find out more about public bus alternatives to Hotel Hoppa Bus Heathrow.

Best hotel location when using terminals 2 and 3: Hotels on the Bath Road

Clearly the best location are the hotels linked to the terminal itself. The Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow hotel allows you to walk straight to the terminal and avoid any travel logistics at all. For an even shorter walk, the Aerotel T3 London Heathrow is actually in terminal 3. After the Hilton and Aerotel, the Bath Road hotels are geographically the closest hotels to terminals 2 and 3, a hotel on the Bath Road has many facets that make hotels along the Bath Road the next best place to look for your hotel if using terminal 2 or 3.

London's red buses running along the Bath Road give you the option of free or very cheap transport to terminals 2 and 3.

You also have the option of escaping your hotel situated on the Bath Road for food and drink. Especially if you are on a budget this gives you access to fast food, convenience stores and pubs as well as restaurants not tied to your hotel.

Detailed guide to Bath Road locality around hotels

Heathrow Airport Logistics Q & A

Price volatility at Heathrow hotels

Hotel prices are mostly driven by the business market, so all Heathrow terminal 3 hotels have much softer pricing at the weekend and seasonally winter months are cheaper than summer months.

At weekends the price differential between budget and four star hotels is much less than mid-week and often you can arguably get better value at the full service hotels.

Best budget hotels from terminals 2 and 3

Premier Inn Bath Road Heathrow Airport London
Premier Inn Bath Road Heathrow

If you are on a budget there are several solid budget chain no frills hotels near heathrow terminal 3, along the Bath Road.

If you have one eye on your wallet the benchmarks are the Ibis Heathrow, Ibis Styles Heathrow, the Travelodge Heathrow terminal 2, called Travelodge Central, easyHotel and the Premier Inn Heathrow terminal 3, also known as Premier Inn Bath Road.

If lowest cost is everything then the Heathrow Lodge is the benchmark, but note this is a very simple hotel where the cheapest rooms are not en-suite.

If you want something comfortable, but do not want to pay for frills and services you never use, to get value for money try the Premier Inn Heathrow terminal 2 hotel known as Premier inn Bath Road and The Moxy Hotel.

Best full service luxury hotels for terminals 2 and 3

Marriott Heathrow
Marriott Heathrow

Given the amount of business customers and the popularity of Heathrow as a venue for meetings and conferences you are spoilt for choice of very large luxury hotels.

If quality is your overriding requirement then four hotels all clustered together on the Bath Road should be on your short list, the Marriott Heathrow, Sheraton Skyline, Radisson Edwardian and Renaissance Hotels.

All of these hotels have a choice of restaurants, room service, indoor pools and health centres you would expect from a top hotel.

If you have one eye on the wallet but still want some of the services of a four star hotel the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow T2, Park Inn Heathrow, Novotel Terminals 2 &3 , Leonardo Hotel and Holiday Inn Ariel are worth checking out.

If you travel a little further out from the Bath Road you can find lower prices but the hotel may be more isolated and you will be more dependent on the hotel for food, drink and those small items. Check out Novotel M4 J4 Heathrow, Holiday Inn M4 J4 , and DoubleTree Hilton Heathrow .

All of the full service hotels at Heathrow have very volatile room rates. Especially at weekends some of the top hotels can be priced very close to the more basic and/or remote hotels.

Park and stay Heathrow terminal 2

Many of the hotels featured on this page offer a park and stay at Heathrow terminal 3 and 2.

See Heathrow parking options for current parking deals across all Heathrow terminals.

Want to go sightseeing in Central London?

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Heathrow Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow

The London Underground offers a reasonable cost transport option between Heathrow and London and takes the best part of an hour to get into Central London.

Pay out the premium prices of the fast Heathrow Express train and the London terminus at Paddington is probably far from where you want to go in Central London.

From most Heathrow hotels you'll need to add on 20-30 minutes to get to the position where you are actually boarding the train from your hotel to London..

If sightseeing in London is important the original Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow is a good choice, being less than 5 minutes walk from Hatton Cross Underground station.

The Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow not to be confused with the new Hilton Garden Inn Terminal 2, has the Hoppa Buses to Terminals 2 and 3 and you can get the 285 public bus free from Hatton Cross Station to Terminals 2 and 3.

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Hotels within walking distance of Heathrow terminals

Crown Plaza Terminal 4 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Hilton Garden Inn Terminal 2 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Hilton Terminal 4 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Holiday Inn Express Terminal 4 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Premier Inn Terminal 4 Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Sofitel Terminal 5 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*

3-star budget hotels in and around Heathrow

easyHotel Heathrow Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Heathrow Lodge Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Holiday Inn Express Terminal 5 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Ibis Heathrow Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Ibis Styles Heathrow Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Mercure Hotel Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Moxy London Heathrow Airport Single & double/twin rooms Parking package*
Premier Inn (Bath Road) Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Premier Inn (M4 Junction 4) Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Premier Inn (Terminal 5) Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Travelodge Central Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Travelodge Terminal 5 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  

4-5-star full service luxury hotels in and around Heathrow

** 4-star mystery hotel ** Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Crowne Plaza M4 Junction 4 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
DoubleTree By Hilton Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Double/twin & triple rooms  
Hilton Terminal 5 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Holiday Inn (M4) Heathrow Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel Single & double/twin rooms Parking package*
Holiday Inn Terminal 5 Double/twin & quad rooms Parking package*
Hyatt Place Heathrow Double/twin rooms  
Leonardo Hotel Double/twin & triple rooms Parking package*
Marriott Heathrow Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Marriott Windsor Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Novotel Heathrow M4 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Novotel Heathrow T1, T2, T3 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Park Inn Heathrow Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Radisson Blu Edwardian Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Renaissance Heathrow Double/twin rooms Parking package*
Sheraton Heathrow Double/twin rooms Parking package*
Sheraton Skyline Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*
Thistle Terminal 5 Double/twin, triple & quad rooms Parking package*

Serviced apartments

Stay City Apartments Double/twin, triple & quad rooms  

Bed & breakfasts near Heathrow airport

Airport Guest House Single & double/twin rooms  
Apple Guest House Single, double/twin & triple rooms  
Cottage Guest House Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Firs Lodge Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Lampton Guest House Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Langley Guest House Double/twin rooms  
London Plus Heathrow Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Oakwood Bed & Breakfast Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  
Skylark Guest House Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms  

* Short and long stay parking offered by hotels can be located either at the hotel, at the official Heathrow long stay car parks or at off-site providers depending on duration.

** In order to guarantee a saving on the normal selling price, we are not allowed to tell you the name of this 4-star hotel until you've completed your booking. However, you can see a full description of the hotel, including facilities and transfers to and from the airport.

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