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15 Coolest Airport Hotels Around the World

Staying in an airport hotel used to be a dreaded travel experience, a practical place to stay with cookie-cutter rooms and shuttle buses, but in recent years a new breed of luxury airport hotels have emerged. Layovers never looked so good in these cool airport accommodations around the world, where you can take advantage of their convenient location as well as ultra-luxe amenities, stylish designs and top-notch food.

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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve tracked down the best airport hotels that offer full-on luxury. Perfect for late-night arrivals and early-morning departures, these modern airport hotels offer terminal-side locations, spa services and in some cases, runway views. If you’ve got enough time, you might even be able to explore top nearby attractions.

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Crowne Plaza Changi Airport – Singapore

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport – Singapore, airport hotel

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Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is consistently rated one of the world’s best airport hotels, seamlessly connected to all terminals of Changi Airport. Nature-inspired rooms feature Smart TVs, USB charging ports, and rain showers. The hotel even offers day use rooms for short stopovers.

Discover inviting travel perks, including a club lounge, 24-hour fitness centre and fine dining restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine. Take a dip in the 30-metre pool or get pampered with spa services. Alternatively, you can enjoy drinks at the chic Bar ’75. Here on a short layover? Check out these top things to do in Singapore.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 179 – USD 750
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 75 Airport Boulevard #01-01, Changi, Singapore

Sofitel London Heathrow – London, UK

Sofitel London Heathrow – London, UK, airport hotel

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Sofitel London Heathrow is connected via a walkway to Heathrow Airport, one of the biggest airports in the world. This top-rated airport hotel not only has an award-winning on-site restaurant and champagne bar, but also a state-of-the-art health spa and gym and panoramic views of the airport.

Spacious rooms feature 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs, mini bars and Wi-Fi, while upgraded rooms offer access to a lounge serving breakfast and complimentary drinks. For large living rooms with sofa beds, upgrade to one of the lavish suites.

Nearby Attractions

  • Windsor Castle (13 kilometres)
  • Langley Park (12.4 kilometres)
  • Thorpe Park Resort (12.3 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 131 – USD 2,706
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Hillingdon, London, United Kingdom

Hilton Munich Airport – Munich, Germany

Hilton Munich Airport – Munich, Germany, airport hotel

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Within walking distance to Terminal 1 and 2 of Munich Airport, Hilton Munich Airport has everything you need to make the most of your stay. Take advantage of the luxe services at fit&fly Spa or unwind in the heated indoor pool. On-site dining is highlighted by weekly themed buffets at Charles Lindbergh, while cocktails and snacks are served at Nightflight Bar.

Book a day-use room to recharge, or escape to one of the spacious rooms with soundproof windows, blackout curtains and either courtyard, atrium or garden views. Upgrade to an Executive Room for more space and airport views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Nearby Attractions

  • Freising Cathedral (11.5 kilometres)
  • Allianz Arena (29 kilometres)
  • Karlsplatz (39 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 130 – USD 983
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Terminalstrasse / Mitte 20, Oberding, Germany

Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel – Vancouver, Canada

Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel – Vancouver, Canada, airport hotel

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Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel is just steps from the gates at Vancouver International Airport. Stylish rooms boast 24-hour in-room dining, king-size beds and soundproofed floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views of the airport runways, ocean and North Shore Mountains.

Experience the flavours of the Pacific Northwest at the signature Globe@YVR restaurant or enjoy live music and drinks at Jetside Bar. Absolute Spa offers jet lag recovery treatments, while the Health Club has an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna.

Nearby Attractions

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden (8.9 kilometres)
  • Queen Elizabeth Park (9.7 kilometres)
  • Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club (12 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 282 – USD 712
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel – Hong Kong

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel is a top-rated Hong Kong Airport hotel just a three-minute drive away from Hong Kong International Airport. Along with airport, island or sea views, chic rooms feature luxury bedding, work desks and coffee makers. Need extra space? Stay in the 1 Bedroom Executive Suite for a separate living area.

There’s an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour gym, as well as five on-site restaurants serving everything from Cantonese cuisine to juicy burgers. See live sports on the big screens at Velocity Bar & Grill or enjoy afternoon tea at The Lounge, then visit the award-winning Quan Spa for body scrubs, facials and couple’s massages.

Nearby Attractions

  • Hong Kong Disneyland (12.8 kilometres)
  • Temple Street Night Market (30.1 kilometres)
  • Victoria Harbour (30.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 156 – USD 394
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 1 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Tung Chung New Town, Hong Kong

Hilton Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt, Germany

Hilton Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt, Germany, airport hotel

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Hilton Frankfurt Airport is connected to Frankfurt Airport via skywalk, directly above Frankfurt Airport Train Station that connects to the city centre. In addition to a 24-hour fitness centre, sauna and steam bath, tired travellers have access to the hotel’s on-site Rise restaurant serving international cuisines and tea as well as coffee and cakes at Fifth, Lounge & Bar.

Elegant rooms feature LCD TVs, work desks and Wi-Fi, while suites add separate living rooms and city skyline views. Travelling with the kids? Book a spacious Family Room with two interconnecting rooms.

Nearby Attractions

  • Städel Museum (11.8 kilometres)
  • Main Tower (13.4 kilometres)
  • Commerzbank-Arena (8.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 137 – USD 3,769
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: The Square, Flughafen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Westin Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado, USA

The Westin Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado, USA

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Connected to Denver International Airport, The Westin Denver International Airport is a top-rated airport hotel noted for its award-winning design. HotelsCombined visitors love the hotel’s heated indoor pool, as well as the signature cocktails at Sky Lounge and Starbucks coffee at Ingredients cafe. Alternatively, Grill and Vine serves tasty farm-to-table fare.

Chic rooms feature wall-to-wall windows with airport and mountain views, flat-screen HDTVs and Heavenly Beds, while complimentary coffee and tea helps to restore your energy levels. Upgrade to a suite for an extra bedroom and separate living rooms.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 323 – USD 715
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 8300 Pena Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, United States

InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel – South Africa

InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel – South Africa

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It’s easy to see why InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel is one of the world’s best airport hotels, offering a host of 5-star facilities and services. Unwind after a long-haul flight in the indoor heated pool or get pampered at the luxury spa, then sample African cuisine and international favourites at Quills Restaurant.

With subtle influences of Africa, chic rooms feature king-size beds, blackout curtains and soundproofing. Upgrade to an Executive room for extra space, or stay in one of the opulent Presidential Suites for 7th-floor O.R. Tambo International Airport views and a separate living room.

Nearby Attractions

  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct Museum (23.1 kilometres)
  • Apartheid Museum (31.8 kilometres)
  • Wild Waters – Boksburg (8.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 312 – USD 1,346
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Opposite Terminal 3, Kempton Park, South Africa

Grand Hyatt DFW Airport  – Grapevine, Texas, USA

Grand Hyatt DFW Airport – Grapevine, Texas, USA, airport hotel

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One of the best airport hotels at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grand Hyatt DFW Airport is known for its in-room runway views and rooftop pool with a sun deck. You can conveniently access any terminal via Skylink at this popular airport hotel, which also has a luxury spa, sushi bar and coffee shop.

With runway views and soundproof windows, comfy rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini bars and plush bathrobes. Luxury travellers will feel right at home in the Presidential Suite, which offers a secluded top-floor location, wet bar and separate living area.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bear Creek Golf Club (10.1 kilometres)
  • Irving Convention Center (15.3 kilometres)
  • Irving Arts Center (16.9 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 224 – USD 722
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 2337 South International Parkway, Grapevine, Texas, United States

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi

W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, airport hotel

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W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is set at Yas Marina and the F1 Yas Marina Circuit, just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. You’ll have multiple restaurants and bars at your fingertips, including a rooftop terrace with a pool and a lively bar with resident DJs, as well as a sophisticated spa and modern kid’s zone.

Rooms range from the entry-level Wonderful room with air conditioning, mini fridge and sitting area to Wow suites with separate living rooms and marina views. Enjoy your layover in style in a two-storey Extreme Wow Suite, which has a living room, bar and private pool.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 115 – USD 631
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: P.O. Box 131808, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Amsterdam, Netherlands, airport hotel

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Rest easy at Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, knowing you’re just a three-minute walk from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 20 minutes from the city centre. Recharge in one of the soundproofed rooms, which feature Signature Sleep Experience beds and 24-hour room service. Elevate your stay in a Suite, which offers access to the Club Lounge and a separate living room.

A convenient location is not the only perk of staying at one of the world’s top airport hotels, as it also boasts diverse dining options for food lovers. Experience the unique grill-your-own-dish concept at Stripes Restaurant or watch the latest sports games at Runway Cafe, then sip cocktails at The Gate.

Nearby Attractions

  • Van Gogh Museum (14.1 kilometres)
  • Dam Square (22.5 kilometres)
  • Heineken Experience (16.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 266 – USD 780
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: Schiphol Boulevard 101, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dubai International Hotel – Dubai

Dubai International Hotel – Dubai

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Dubai International Hotel not only has direct access to Dubai International Airport, but also luxurious lounges and a swanky spa with an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. You’re spoilt with on-site dining options, from fresh Asian cuisine at Cho Gao to international buffet favourites at The Gallery.

Get some pre or post-flight rest in an entry-level Deluxe Room that features a mini bar, flat-screen and Wi-Fi, or upgrade to a Junior Suite for extra space, a complimentary breakfast buffet and a massage chair. Royal Suites are the most opulent accommodation, offering separate living rooms and kitchenettes.

Nearby Attractions

  • Burj Khalifa (20.4 kilometres)
  • City Centre Mirdif Mall (16.9 kilometres)
  • Dubai Gold Souk (16.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 172 – USD 570
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: PO Box 35566, Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CitizenM Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport – Paris, France

Citizenm Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport – Paris, France

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CitizenM Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport makes you forget you’re even at Paris-Charles De Gaulle with its long list of cool amenities. Catch some much needed zzz’s with XL king size beds, wall-to-wall windows and LED TVs with the latest movies. There’s even a custom MoodPad that controls the lighting, windows blinds and temperature.

Designed to be a “home away from home”, you can relax in the oversized living room area of one of the world’s best airport hotels, which has bookshelves filled with books you can flip through at your leisure. Jump on a complimentary iMac or pick up drinks and snacks at the 24-hour canteenM, while self check-in and check-out make coming and going a breeze.

Nearby Attractions

  • Air and Space Museum (14 kilometres)
  • Louvre Museum (30.7 kilometres)
  • Eiffel Tower (32.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 114 – USD 176
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 7 Rue de Rome, Tremblay-en-France, France

The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda – Tokyo, Japan

The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda – Tokyo, Japan, airport hotel

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Overlooking Haneda Airport, The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda is one of the most convenient airport hotels on the list, as Tokyo’s city centre is about 20 minutes away. All-day dining can be enjoyed at the sleek Tailwind restaurant, while the business centre has free Wi-Fi and other business perks.

Cosy rooms range from Comfort Singles for solo travellers to Deluxe Twins, which can accommodate up to four guests. Got the kids in tow? Stay in a Family Room for four single size-beds and a sofa. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, while suites add living rooms. There’s also a Refresh Room with a shower, sofa and TV that can be rented by the hour.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tokyo Tower (17.9 kilometres)
  • Edo-Tokyo Museum (23.8 kilometres)
  • Kirin Brewery Yokohama Factory (14.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 174 – USD 389
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 2-6-5 Haneda Airport, Ota, Tokyo, Japan

Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport – Zurich, Switzerland

Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport – Zurich, Switzerland

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Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport is the only airport hotel with direct access to Zurich Airport. Just a short walk from the train station and a 10-minute train ride from downtown Zurich, chic rooms feature soundproof windows, mini bars, flat-screen LCD TVs and in upgraded rooms, airfield views and separate living rooms.

After a long day of flying or exploring the city, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the on-site restaurants. Filini specializes in Italian dishes, while Angels’ Wine Tower Grill has seafood and steak on the menu. Admire the view with a cocktail on the outdoor terrace at Giardino Blu, or sweat out all the Swiss chocolates you bought at the two fitness centres.

Nearby Attractions

  • Swiss National Museum (10.7 kilometres)
  • Zoo Zürich (14.2 kilometres)
  • FIFA World Football Museum (13.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 280 – USD 933
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: PO Box 295, Kloten, Switzerland

Keep an Eye on These Luxury Airport Hotels

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In the past, staying at an airport hotel was considered a necessary evil for business and leisure travellers, but times are changing thanks to these top-rated airport hotels around the world. These days, you can enjoy a luxury experience before or after your flight with inviting hotel perks such as killer spas, gourmet restaurants and swimming pools, as well as every traveller’s dream amenity – a terminal location just steps away from the tarmac.

Which one of these airport hotels is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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