(4 star hotel)
from the airport
Parking at the Park Inn
If youre looking for a Heathrow hotel with parking, the Park Inn hotel - with spaces on-site for 650 cars - is ideal. The hotel offers a couple of excellent value park and fly options including a room for the night and parking for eight or 15 days depending on the length of your holiday.
Its a no frills package. You wont find a meet and greet service collecting you at the gate, or get your car valleted while youre away, but for those on a budget its hard to beat, especially when you factor in the other facilities the hotel has to offer. Plus theres the added reassurance of knowing your car will stay exactly where you parked it right outside the hotel, and hasnt been taken off-site to sit in an unknown car park.
The car park itself is easy to navigate just take a note of the colour area you parked in and bays are clearly marked. There are pay stations near reception, and the car park is securely fenced and gated, watched over by many CCTV cameras, and controlled by a barrier.
Transfers to and from the airport terminals are a simple matter via the Heathrow Hoppa buses and the free public transport bus that stops in the street, and local cab drivers will know the Park Inn really well. All the terminals are mere minutes away, so even if getting the family organised in the morning can be a bit of a chore, you wont have the drag of a long ride to reach departures.
For simplicity and great value with some great family-pleasing extras thrown in, the Park Inn Heathrow hotel is a really good bet.
Stylish and family-minded, the Park Inn is just 15 minutes from the terminals. It even has a pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi.
Check in anytime from 14:00 at this four-star hotel.
The Park Inn has got entertainment covered for both the big kids, and their children too. The hotel's heated indoor swimming pool is sure to be a hit with the whole family. There are soft play areas around the hotel for the kids to run riot in, as well as a jacuzzi for the parents to unwind in. During your stay, you could also burn a few calories in the hotel's fitness centre.
After you've worked up an appetite, head to the hotel's modern Bravo Bravo restaurant. It's been built with the whole family in mind - while adults will appreciate the glamorous design, as well as the sports TV screens placed around the room, kids can enjoy the the fun pack they receive with their meal. Bravo Bravo's tantalising menu is full of traditional English dishes with an Asian twist, and is sure to have diners crying for an encore.
While the bar is being renovated, travellers are free to order their drinks from Bravo Bravo, with a menu covering everything from beers and spirits, to cheeky cocktails. The Park Inn Heathrow even has a DJ at weekends from 22:00, for any dancefloor-inclined travellers.
Head to your cosy en-suite room. High-end luxury may not be the name of the game here, but comfort sure is, and with 24-hour room service, a flat screen TV and wifi access all available to you, it doesn't get much more practical than this. All rooms are triple glazed as well, so being a few miles away from Heathrow will only ever be a plus.
In the morning, tuck into a delicious buffet breakfast. Enjoy the relaxing, self-service atmosphere from 06:00 until 10:00. There's an array of cooked food, cereals and fruits, or you could even go East with a sample of the hotel's Asian breakfast. Alternatively, you could visit the hotel's lounge for a Costa tea or coffee.
When you're ready to fly away, simply check-out of the hotel by noon, and climb aboard the Heathrow Hoppa bus which will drive you straight to the terminal, and the start of your holiday.