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(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
1.9 miles
from the airport
customer rating

The Best Western Heathrow Ariel Hotel, previously the Holiday Inn Ariel, is located less than a 10 minute drive from the airport, making it an ultra convenient choice. This welcoming, 3-star Heathrow hotel has a contemporary bar and restaurant, and the bedrooms are bright and comfortable, equipped with everything you need for a good night's sleep. Avid planespotters should request a south-facing room when they make their booking – they overlook the airstrip and offer a grandstand view of the takeoffs!

We recommend the Best Western Ariel for:

Peace and Quiet - Despite being so close to the airport, the Ariel is well soundproofed and we enjoyed a quiet night's sleep.

An elegant stay - Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and we loved the lightwell at the centre of the unusual ring-shaped building that lets in natural light at all times of day.

A quick ride to the airport - A bus or taxi takes only 10 minutes to terminals 1 and 3.

Budget-friendly hotel with relaxed dining and comfortable rooms. Request a room with runway view.

Getting to the airport

The Best Western Ariel is on the Bath Road. Detailed driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation.

The Heathrow Hoppa shuttle bus runs regularly during the airport's opening hours. Depending on the terminal you're flying from, you may need to catch the Hoppa and then the free Heathrow Express. Hoppa tickets cost £6 per person one way and £11 per person return. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with a paying adult.

Check in from 2pm, check out by 12 noon.


Onsite parking at the hotel is included in the price of this package. You will be able to keep hold of your keys while you're away.


Rooms have free, medium speed wifi, double glazed windows and blackout curtains. They are simple in design with crisp, white bedding. En suites have a power shower over the bath.

There's 24-hour room service with a £3 tray charge. It's a limited menu of sandwiches and paninis but guests are welcome to order food in.

Rooms include:

  • Free wifi (medium speed; upgrade £16)

  • Flat-screen TV

  • Tea and coffee

  • Hair Dryer

  • Iron/Ironing Board

  • Heating and air conditioning

  • Room service (£3 tray charge)

We'd recommend asking for an outer-facing room. They're larger than rooms facing the inner courtyard and some outer-facing rooms have a runway view. All rooms have windows that can be opened. Guests have said that twin rooms are spacious and clean. Triple rooms have a double bed and rollaway bed or two single beds and rollaway bed. Child age 12 and under.


Medium speed wifi is free. To stream video online you will need a faster connection; an upgrade is £16.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Visual alarm in public areas
  • Lifts
  • Hearing loops
  • Service dogs are welcome

Accessible rooms include:

  • Visual alarm
  • Pull cords
  • Bathroom grab rails


The large menu at Junction Restaurant includes 'home-style favourites', like bangers and mash and fish and chips, build-your-own burgers (a particular favourite with our guests), pastas, pizzas, steaks and salads. Some meals are available 24 hours.

Dishes are freshly prepared and meats from the grill are cooked to your liking. Expect to pay £13-£14 on average for a main meal.

This restaurant caters for vegetarian, vegan, lactose free and gluten free diets. If you have any dietary requests, speak to the restaurant team.

Open: 6am - 10pm


The bar serves beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks as well as Starbucks coffee. Guests say that the staff are friendly and polite. A pint of Stella cost £4.50 (December 2016 prices).

Food is served from the bar, too, offering the same menu as the restaurant. See above for more info.

Open: 11am - 11pm


It's a full English and continental buffet. It's £15.95 on the day or £12.95 if you book it at reception the night before. Omelettes can be cooked to order by a dedicated omelette chef - just ask for the ingredients you'd like. Our guests particularly like the pancake machine.

The hotel will also create a breakfast to go - request it the night before at reception. It includes a yoghurt, a piece of fruit, a pastry and a sandwich.

Breakfast: £15.95 on the day

Served: 6am - 9.30am every day.


Best Western has introduced their industry-leading scheme, Hotels That Care, throughout their hotels to keep you safer, healthier and reassured.

You can expect to see sanitising stations, social distancing signs, glass screens at reception, and some team members may be wearing protective equipment. Cleaning will take place more regularly and efficiently with disinfectant and your room will be deep cleaned to an approved anti-covid standard.

Good to know

Vending machine in reception sells snacks, drinks, travel sets and adapters.

Rooms near the lobby tend to have a stronger internet connection.

Best Western Ariel with parking at the hotel address

118 Bath Road,

Best Western Ariel with parking at the hotel Additional Information

Star rating
Address118 Bath Road,
Disabled facilitiesAccessible rooms are available at this hotel. Please call us before you book if you need one of these rooms.
Room service
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV