Today, an airport hotel is more than a place to lie one's head. And with hotel providers constantly upping their game, there's some pretty stiff competition out there. The very best hotels, like Dubai's Burj Al Arab, have six stars to their name but to HolidayExtras.com customers, it's not always about chaperones and champagne on arrival.
To our trusty travellers, the perfect airport hotel could be a hassle-free hub that's minutes from the terminal. It might be a hotel that offers as much for adults as it does for children. It could be a hotel that's as inviting as the food it serves. Or it might be a hotel that offers exceptional value for money without skimping on the things that matter.
More than 100,000 customers voted in the 2012 Holiday Extras Customers' Awards, and they decided that the Luton Hilton Garden Inn was the best airport hotel in the UK.
The 2012 Best Airport Hotel shortlist