Saturday, February 15, 2020

Airport Hotels

I am always afraid I am going to be late to the airport, and miss a flight.  When I get in after a long day of travel, late at night, the only thing I want to do is go to sleep.  About 20 years ago, we had an early morning flight from Gatwick and Jay made reservations for a hotel attached to the terminal for the night before.  It was so much less stressful than staying in the city and trying to get to the airport for a 8 AM check in for a 10 AM flight.  I started doing the same.  

The hotel above is not much to look at from the outside, but it is 3 minutes from the terminal at Heathrow.  On the trip we stayed there, we took a daytime flight from DC to London, leaving at 9 AM and arriving at 9 PM (21:00.) I booked this hotel for the first night and then we went on into London the next morning.  On the way back, we stayed at the same hotel the night before our flight home.  (A Holiday Inn.) 

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  1. We’ve done the same. We especially love the hotels directly attached to the airport. It makes travel day so much less stressful.

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    1. There is an amazing Westin at the airport in Detroit.

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  2. Yes, don't spoil the holiday with stress.

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    1. It is all about making it easier.

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  3. I stay away from airport hotels by staying away from airports! My flying days are done.

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    1. Same idea for staying at the port the night before a cruise, unless you live really close.

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    2. Last trip was from San Francisco, so had a friend drop us off. Next trip this fall will be from San Diego. Drive down and stay with my sister and her hubby. They will go on the trip with us, as usual. Nowadays, if I can't avoid a flight, I don't take the trip.

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  4. Staying close is a wise idea!

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  5. We once stayed at a hotel in Louisville that offered free parking at the hotel for the duration of our trip, and a shuttle to the airport the morning of the flight. It saved hassle and money. That was so long ago that I don't even remember where we were going.

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    1. Probably the hotel I took a bar exam at once, very close and tons of parking.

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    2. Strange place for a bar exam.

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  6. My trip to Denver last weekend included a hotel standing in the middle of nowhere but it was only ten minutes from the airport. it was a comfort

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