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Old 18 Sep 21, 10:53 PM  
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Heathrow airport hotels - no car

Flight next August, family of 4 (inc 2 teens).

We are flying out of Heathrow and back into Gatwick. Our plan is to stay at Heathrow (flight at 1.30pm the following day), checking in to the hotel and dropping off bags before one of us drives to Gatwick to park and get National Express back. We will therefore not have the car the day of our flight.

What hotels would you recommend? I have looked at Premier Inn (our usual choice) but it's not clear how you can get to the airport if you don't have a car.
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Old 18 Sep 21, 10:55 PM  
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We've stayed at Premier Inn before and they had hoppa buses to get there
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Old 18 Sep 21, 10:57 PM  
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Hoppa bus, regular TFL bus or jump in a taxi/Uber. You definitely won't be short of options.
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Several hotels attached to terminals then use free train to get around

PI / HI / HILTON/ AEROTEL / SOFITEL Crowne Plaza - set your budget and take your pick

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Can recommend the Hilton Garden Inn at T2/3 - fabulous roof top bar (with prices to match unfortunately) - fantastic views from some rooms if you know what room number to choose

Particularly liked the Gin Basil Smash in the Runway Bar but ridiculous prices so only had one - honest

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Old 19 Sep 21, 12:27 AM  
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The hotels physically attached to the terminals tend to be expensive so if you want to keep to the less expensive Premier rates , the PIís at Heathrow are fine. The Hoppa buses serve all the hotels but with four of you Uber may be a better option .
With teens you might want to consider the Bath Road PI as the Heathrow Bowl is walking distance , has the usual diner and bar as well as bowling lanes if you want something to do the night before you fly.
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With a larger party, I would avoid the Hoppa buses as I donít like paying money that I donít have to and they are by no means cheap by my measure. £5.50pp each way plus 50p for children, if eligible?

The red buses will hopefully be up and running their free service along Bath Road from the transportation centre soon enough.

Prices are very much better along there than at the terminals. It would be unusual to pay more than £45 for a family room at the very good Bath Road Premier InnÖ plus you then can get their excellent meal deal.

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When stay at the Bath Road PI we get a taxi to the terminal, around £12
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When stay at the Bath Road PI we get a taxi to the terminal, around £12
That plus a sub £45 family room, so a total of sub £57 sounds better than can generally be achieved at an ĎIn terminalí Hotel.

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We stay at the PI attached to terminal 4 and use the free train to get to other terminals. Always reasonably priced.
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