Skip to Content

6 Reasons to Stay in an Airport Hotel

It is time to book your vacation for the summer. Whether you want to travel and savor culture or spend some time on a beach drinking something cool, now is the time to get on it. The chances are you are going to want to fly, so let’s look at the advantages of staying at hotels near an airport and the problems that solve.

Fits in With Early/Late Flight Schedules

We all know that flights can happen at any time of the day or night. Staying in a hotel next to an airport ensures that you do not have to get up at 3 am or travel at 3 am local time to get to a hotel. It is the most convenient way to travel and you’re more refreshed and ready to enjoy your well deserved vacation.

Somewhere to Eat

The chances are that once you arrive you’ll want something to eat. If it is the early hours it could be that not much is open. The hotel, however, will have something for you to keep you going until the world wakes up.

Avoid Traffic and You Won’t Get Lost

If you’re in an unfamiliar part of the world you’re going to have to get from the airport to your hotel. This can be daunting. You could be driving on a different side of the road in a car with the steering wheel ‘in the wrong place’. Even if you’re getting a taxi there is still traffic to contend with. It is all very stressful. Instead, why not stay in a hotel by an airport for one night and avoid all the complications?

Prepare for that Business Trip

Another advantage to staying in a hotel near an airport is that you can get your composure and bearings for a business trip. Even if you’re not in a foreign land having that time to work out where you need to be, lets you plan your schedule and prepare to do the business.

Parking

It is no secret that airport parking isn’t cheap. Often, airport hotels have better and more fairly priced parking allowing you to leave your vehicle for a week or two safely, securely, and more cheaply than a long stay airport parking lot. It is worth looking into as it may save you money in the long run.

Reduce the Chance of Leaving Something Behind

You have probably left something behind at the hotel in the past. It is easily done especially if you have a million and one things going on. If you stay in a hotel near your departure airport if you forget something you can go back and get it quite easily. If your last night is a hotel miles away this is not so easily accomplished.

Staying near an airport the night before you fly or when you land makes so much sense. You can get some competitively priced deals, and you’ll get more out of your vacation or business tip. Check out what’s on offer and choose accordingly.

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.