a hotel room with a bed and a desk

You’ve had a long flight, but that’s just the beginning. There’s an even longer connection ahead. Sometimes that’s just not enough time to go and explore the city, and even if there is, a shower and some relaxation is hard to pass up. If you’re a fan of “no hassle” and love a good night sleep with a view, these airport hotels are untouchable. Featuring special security access and runway views, these are the world’s best airport hotels.

a pool with lounge chairs and a buildingAerotel Singapore

Located in the departure hall of Changi Airport Terminal 1, you don’t need to clear immigration to get a good nights sleep in Singapore. This transit hotel offers complete flexibility, from a gentle multi hour nap to a full nights sleep. You can book blocks of hours, or a full bed and breakfast package, depending on your scheduling and needs. The rooms are clean, comfy and feature personal showers- with all the amenities you need to freshen up and unwind after a long flight. Oh and if that’s not enough.. it has a fitness center, all day dining, free wifi and an airport outdoor swimming pool. Yes, that’s correct, a swimming pool with airplane views.

Average Nightly Rate: $87 Link: Aerotel Singapore.

a room with two beds and a large windowFairmont Vancouver Airport

If ever you’re walking through an airport and can’t take your eyes off the planes-  this is most definitely the spot for you. A mere few minutes indoor walk from the luggage carousels, this hotel with floor to ceiling windows, spectacular views, and world class dining choices is tough to beat. Naturally, being a Fairmont, they also offer a spa and pool. The hotel offers day use rooms as well as traditional hotel offerings, making this perfect for a brief Vancouver stay. With Fairmont you can even earn some cool perks and upgrades too…

Average Nightly Rate: $205 Link: Fairmont Vancouver Airport.

a hotel room with a bed and a deskRegal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong

This hotels impressive stature glows beyond its sheer size- offering a staggering 1,171 rooms. It’s just a short walk from the passenger terminal of Hong Kong International Airport, so if your time in Hong Kong is limited, this hotel is an ideal fast track to some well deserved rest. The property features six restaurants and bars, with a variety of authentic cuisine for all palates, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool, gym and spa. It’s basically Vegas, errr Hong Kong in a hotel and if you need a bit of rest before or after an inevitably long flight into Hong Kong- this is brilliant.

Average Nightly Rate: $135 Link: Regal Airport Hotel.

a glass building with people walking up stairsHilton Munich Airport

Avoiding the craziness of the airport has never felt better. At the Hilton Munich Airport, guests can choose between a few hours shut eye, or pop in for a longer, more traditional stay. The key factor: this hotel is super convenient, with direct access to Munich International Airport, without even leaving the property. The gorgeous glass atrium is just a start to what this cool and sleek Airport hotel has to offer. If you’re a light sleeper, don’t worry. The property is equipped with soundproof rooms, pool, fitness center and great transport links to the city, making it an ideal spot to relax and check out the planes overhead.

Average Nightly Rate: $140 Link: Hilton Munich Airport.


a hotel room with a bed and a chairDubai International Hotel

That feeling of waking up for your early morning flight with nothing more in your way than walking down some stairs is hard to beat. Located in Terminal 3 of the world famous, passenger friendly airport, this is a perfect way to get a good nights sleep and freshen up in transit between flights. Hungry travelers: this is your dream. The Dubai International Hotel offers twelve international restaurants, making the “no thanks” to airplane food easier than ever before. Total winner.

Average Nightly Rate: $154 Link: Dubai International Hotel


Featured image courtesy of Regal Hotel Hong Kong Airport.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Leaving out the Sheraton CDG makes this list lose credibility.
    Nice hotel, great tarmac views and you can walk to your plane (no shuttle necessary here as it is in the middle of the terminals) makes this a GREAT airport hotel.

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