Heathrow hotels with Car Parking
The majority of Heathrow hotels can be found to the north of the airport situated along the Bath Road, with easy access from the M4 and M25 and with relatively little airport noise its a great location. These hotels are good for Terminals 2,3 and 5 with easy access to any of those via Taxi’s or the Hoppa Bus service. Terminal 4 on the southern side of the airport has a few hotels dedicated to its terminal.
Its worth noting that Heathrow is served by London Underground with those trains stopping at all terminals. Travel between terminals on the underground is free, you are only charged is you journey on wards into central London. With terminal 4 some way from the others journey times are not quick, it is though free transport that may allow you to stay at an alternative hotel.
The main Heathrow hotels with car parking all have good restaurants and with those on the Bath Road so close together it may be that dinner in another hotel will better suite your preferences than dinner in your own hotel. If all else fails there is a McDonald’s in amongst them.
M4 or M25
The majority of Bath Road hotels are to the left of the M4 junction with a few including the very good Sheraton Hotel to the right. The Bath Road is a two way divided highway and whilst you can use side roads to turn it takes time with traffic lights and so on.
If you are arriving anti-clockwise on the M25 then keep an eye on the traffic around the M4 junction, it can at times back up on the approach to the junction, and as the M4 splits for Heathrow and central London. When busy you may be better exiting the M25 for Terminal 5 and then using the Western Perimeter Road to make your way to the Bath Road hotels. Again if arriving anti-clockwise on the M25 with heavy traffic between the M3 junction and Heathrow consider taking the M3 towards Twickeham and then into the airport from the eastern end.
What about aircraft noise?
When it comes to noise pollution there are two man factors to consider when looking for Heathrow hotels with car parking:-
- Heathrow flying hours
- Hotel Location
Heathrow has restrictions on when planes can fly and how many night flights can operate. There are very few flights between 11.30 and 06.00, with the numbers limited on an annual basis. Within this time period the majority of night flights are between 04.30 and 06.00.
Whilst the flying operations at Heathrow are outside of your control the location of the hotel is very much your choice, and not all the hotels are flight noise free! The map below indicates the main Heathrow flight paths, with the runways generally swapping mid afternoon between landings and take offs to distribute the noise.
Heathrow hotels with car parking on the Bath Road
The good news is that the majority of hotels on the Bath Road run parallel to the runway and as such there is very little noise from the planes.
There are a few hotels in West Drayton, the Crowne Plaza for instance that are very isolated from the airport. In addition the Sofitel at terminal 5 despite being on the end of the runway is so well sound proofed you again get very little aircraft noise.
Further to the east along the Bath Road the hotels get closer to the flight paths and whilst they are still well sound proofed there may be some aircraft noise.
Hotels for Terminal 4
Lastly Terminal 4 on the southern side of the airport and served by, amongst others by the Hilton T4 also alongside the runway and well shielded from aircraft noise.
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