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Need a UK airport hotel? These four are in the Hilton Winter Sale

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With the Hilton Winter Sale under way, we wanted to highlight a selection of UK airport hotels included in the offer which we have positively reviewed.

As many readers will attest, a stay in a hotel the night before an early flight can start a trip or a holiday off in a much more relaxing way than haring round the M25 at 4am. Over the years, we’ve reviewed a considerable number of Hilton airport hotels and have selected a few for you to consider next time you need an airport stay.

The Hilton Winter Sale runs to 31st January and is valid for stays up to 24th April.

Hilton London Heathrow Airport at Terminal 4

One of our most recent airport hotel reviews was Rhys’ stay at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel at Terminal 4 in November 2022. Situated just a five minute walk from Terminal 4, under a covered walkway, the Hilton London Heathrow Airport T4 ticks all the boxes when it comes to airport proximity and ease of access.

Hilton Heathrow T4 entrance

It’s an impressive-looking hotel, with a vast atrium and comfortable rooms. There is also a good executive lounge for anyone with Hilton Honors Diamond status or who wants to book a club room. You can read Rhys’ full review here. To book the hotel, please see this link here.

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport

Also situated in close proximity to the passenger terminal, Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport is good budget option if you need a place to crash ahead of an early flight.

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport

There’s a restaurant and bar within the hotel and when we stayed it was spotlessly clean. The full review of the hotel can be found here.

You can see availability and pricing at the Hilton website here.

Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport hotel

On a rare trip out east to Stansted, Rob reviewed the Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport hotel last September. He found the hotel ‘perfectly pleasant’ and good value for money and his son keeps asking when he can stay there again – probably because of the burger he was allowed to have for dinner!

Hampton London Stansted Airport hotel

As with all Hampton by Hilton’s, breakfast is included for all bookings. The hotel is located directly at the airport and it is a very short walk from the terminal.

The Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport website can be found here.

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport at Hatton Cross

The Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport hotel at Hatton Cross is an often cheaper alternative to the ‘adjacent’ on-site’ hotels at Heathrow.

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport Hatton Cross

Avoiding the need to get a shuttle bus by being just one or two stops on the tube away from the Heathrow terminals, the hotel has comfortable rooms, a decent gym, bar and restaurant. Following a recent change, tube travel between Hatton Cross and the airport is now free so you won’t need to pay for any transfers.

Rob has stayed twice at the Hilton Garden Inn at Hatton Cross and has found it impressive both times. It’s also a hotel where you can find the Head for Points team working in the lobby whenever we attend press events at the British Airways or Virgin Atlantic hangars nearby, snacking from the self serve mini market! You can read Rob’s most recent review here.

The link to the hotel’s website is here.

All the above hotels are featured in the Hilton Winter Sale which offers up to 20% off rates for Hilton Honors members (non-members can save up to 15%) when you book by 31st January. You can find out more about the sale on Hilton’s website here.

Comments (14)

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  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    This seems a weird article for Hilton to sponsor as it excludes some of their franchisees. I’ve just checked and all the LHR Hilton hotels are participating in the sale. So in addition to the ones listed above you also have:
    HGI T2 – usually super expensive these days, showing in the sale at £143 for a random night in Feb which although not an amazing bargain the hotel is very handy for T2 and T3 and has a rooftop bar with runway views

    DoubleTree LHR – usually the cheapest Hilton option, £94 on the same random day in Feb (to compare HGI Hatton Cross is £117 the same day). If you’re a diamond (possibly gold too, not sure) you will get drinks vouchers which you don’t in the HGI. It’s a short bus ride from T2/3 (use TfL bus, not the Hoppa)

    Hilton T5, although not as convenient as the Hilton T4 (even if you’re flying from T5) this is £103 in the sale on the same random February and so is cheaper than everything except the DoubleTree. Although you can get here by public bus and a bit of a walk it’s not as easy as the DoubleTree so it’s one of the few occasions I’d consider the Hoppa or an Uber (about £15) if there’s more than 1 travelling. Although it’s a bit awkward to get to it’s a very nice hotel, rooms bigger than the (also nice) T4 Hilton.

    Outside of LHR I’ve done a quick search of the other UK airport hotels that I use and they all seem to be participating. DoubleTree NCL, MAN, EDI (and Hampton at EDI too)

  • Paul Stevens says:

    Unrelated but I need to stay in SE London (Canary Wharf/Stratford/Greenwich/Blackheath/Excel area) for two and a half to three months starting in March. Does anyone know if you can get deals on hotels or are there any tricks for long term stays to get a good deal?

    • memesweeper says:

      Definitely consider AirBNB for a long stay.

      Elizabeth Line offers up cheap places like Abbey Wood and Woolwich – no great hotels but AirBNB may work out that way. Commute to your area is extremely quick and frequent. Some cheap places in Limehouse/Westferry too.

      Contact any hotel you are interested in and ask to speak to the manager directly. Unpublished deals are often available. If your stay goes over a peak time (eg Wimbledon fortnight) be prepared to flex a bit.

      I’d personally prefer a long stay brand with a kitchen for that length of time. Avoid Moxy, HIX etc. — rooms are too small for long stay.

    • Ikaz says:

      Call the hotel and ask them for a rate. You can negotiate on price and/or bonus points (note that some longer stays might be intelligible for points, so you might want to break it up a bit and stay one night away every month or so)

    • Paul Stevens says:

      Thanks all for the ideas

  • Alan says:

    I just booked HIX LHR T4 for 12,800pts, so I’d say IHG might be a much cheaper option!

  • x2000traveller says:

    Interesting collection of properties. Always wondered: did Hilton know that BA were going to clear off to T5 when they built their T4 hotel? Given that T4 has been used by a variety of airlines that… er… couldn’t get perches in with the main alliances (who are in T2, 3 and 5) for the past 15 years, it’s a pretty fancy hotel (and the best of the full-service Hiltons around LHR).

    • Panda Mick says:

      It’s also the hotel of choice for anyone needing a hotel from the many companies at Bedfont Lakes Business park…. The nice bar being one of the biggest draws

      • Nick says:

        It’s also only 10 mins to T5 on the bus. And a much easier journey than the one branded for T5 as well.

        T4 Hilton is my favourite heathrow hotel by a long way. It’s just a shame the pool has gone.

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