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Old Sep 1, 01, 12:15 pm
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Heathrow hotel

Because I can't make a good connection, I need to stay overnight at Heathrow. Suggestions for close, and moderate priced?

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Old Sep 1, 01, 7:29 pm
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This is good
http://www.ukhotelnet.com/heathrow/hotels.htm
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Old Sep 1, 01, 7:40 pm
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Sometimes the LHR Hilton has decent rates and is walking distance - more information at the Hilton forum. Check out the web site at www.hilton.com
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Old Sep 2, 01, 11:27 am
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Lots of options! Walking distance will trump, depending on the prices.

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Old Sep 2, 01, 1:52 pm
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The Hilton may be walking distance from Terminal 4 (most longhaul and some shorthaul BA as well as KLM and airlines handled by BAand KLM) but not for Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Most hotels around Heathrow need transport, and don't (can't!) operate shuttle buses owing to the iniquitous policy of BAA, the airport operator, who insist on bus transfers at GBP2.50 each way per person - more expensive per mile than Concorde.

You could try Priceline. I tried the UK site a couple of weeks ago and got the Heathrow Rennaissance for GBP31 including 17.5% tax. The Renaissance is on the airport, but needs the bus ride.

The US site currently has a $10 bonus offer - try a search for the link.
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Old Sep 4, 01, 10:27 am
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I have no experience of staying at the on-airport Hilton however......

Getting the shuttle bus to the other hotels around Heathrow is a real pain from experience and at 2.50 each way not cheap.

Try getting a taxi and it's probably worse because most the drivers wait for hours to take people into town (worht about 50). They're not going to be happpy iwth a 2 fare!

Although the new Hilton is at T4, you can ride to T1,2,3 for free on the Heathrow express - 5 mins every 15 mins. I'm going to try that next time....

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Old Jan 15, 02, 11:47 pm
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"Because I can't make a good connection, I need to stay overnight at Heathrow. Suggestions for close, and moderate priced?"

Heathrow Airport, apart from Miami and Los Angeles(LAX), has the greatest selection of airport hotels in the world. Toronto and Paris CDG are also good. I love the selection.

As mentioned, that horrible Heathrow Hoppa has made Heathrow(a good airport for aviation enthusiasts) even more hell for travelers. The tackiness of charging 2 pounds 50 each way, and they will take a full $5US if you don't have GBP, is one of the most horrid things I have ever seen at an airport on this earth. Gatwick is cheaper, at free outbound and 2 GBP to come out to the airport, though some have waived that for me at night, at Gatwick only.

Also, the buses(in most cases) make 3 stops, so it CAN be a long commute, especially the one to the Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza, and Novotel. The buses are always full and they seldom help you with your luggage, vs. the good old days with nice hotel coaches, they helped you with your luggage, and it was free and far more comfortable. UGH!

The Rennaissance is my favorite(it is an old hotel) because it is literally near the runway. You can sit there and watch planes take off and land, love it!(Request a room, high floor, facing airport). Marriott elite status def. helps. I am staying at LHR overnight because of that hotel, though again, I dread that horrible Hoppa. Everytime I am at LHR I fill out the comment cards blasting the Hoppa.
Maybe someday the British(whom I love) will realize that it is quite an embarrasment and many people are avoiding transiting Heathrow because of things like that. What if all airport hotels charged for the airport shuttles? I can assure you it would dissuade people from using airport hotels. You can take the London Airbus into the city for 6 pounds. Get real! Munich did something similar.

Other hotels are the Sheraton Skyline, the Radisson Edwardian(comfy rooms),Marriott, and the Crowne Plaza. The Hilton does connect to T4, but is very expensive and really only works if you are flying in and out of T4, otherwise it is actually more of a pain to lug your bags on to the Heathrow Express to 1,2, and 3. I swear these people must be on drugs to plan such utter crap.

Hope this helps.

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Old Jan 16, 02, 1:01 pm
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Hi,

You could ask at the london transport desk which buses runpast.

I used to catch the 111(i think which ran from the central bus station to Hounslow along Bath Road and there was a bus top almost directly outside the Marriott and one of the Sheratons.
There are a lot of buses (different numbers so look at the route map or ask) and the cost is about 1 each way (I think you need exact change though )
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