Holiday Inn Ariel

What you see is what you get at the Holiday Inn

There’s no mistaking the Holiday Inn Ariel when you arrive at Heathrow - its unique, circular structure certainly stands out from the other more traditional-style Heathrow hotels. And you definitely won’t be disappointed when you step inside. Its reception and shared areas are crisp and uncomplicated, but at the same time feel warm and inviting. The hotel’s bedrooms are much the same; bright, comfortable and equipped with everything that’s needed to get a good night’s sleep. With double glazed windows and blackout curtains, it’s easy to overlook the fact that you’re at an airport – and the squashy beds with choose-your-own pillows are bound to help you forget that the world exists for a few hours.

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. That also means that anyone who’s looking for a hotel close to the airport will be well catered for too: the Holiday Inn Ariel is less than two miles to the nearest terminal. Plus regular bus services depart from the front door to all terminals – see our 'Getting there' tab for more details.

Come on home

The hotel has on-site parking for 90 vehicles, as well as access to offsite parking when the car park becomes full. The car park is protected by CCTV which is monitored by staff at the hotel.

We recommend the Holiday Inn 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.


Check-in is from 2pm; the latest checkout is noon unless otherwise arranged.


Holiday Inn Heathrow,
Bath Road/Sipson Way,
West Drayton,