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 will change from July 2019 when the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 hotel opens 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.

 

If you are using any of the other hotels, 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

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


Heathrow airport also subsidises public buses at Heathrow Airport.

Many hotels along the Bath Road you can travel to Terminals 2 and 3 free of charge.

Heathrow Hoppa Bus

Heathrow Hoppa Bus

For further details and which hotels offer this facility, follow the link below.

Details of public bus alternatives to Hoppa Bus Heathrow


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

Clearly the best location is the hotel 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. After the Hilton, 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


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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.

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.

Premier Inn Bath Road Heathrow Airport London

Premier Inn Bath Road Heathrow


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 hotels for terminals 2 and 3

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?

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.

 

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Heathrow Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow

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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