Holiday Inn Ariel Heathrow

118 Bath Road, Hayes, London UB3 5AJ

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8 days parking for 1 car

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

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.

Arrival at the Holiday Inn Ariel

The earliest check-in time is 2pm.

Here are the directions to the hotel:
Leave the M4 at junction 4. Follow the signs for Heathrow terminals 2 and 3. At the roundabout before the tunnel entrance, follow the signs for the A4 to central London. The hotel is half a mile along the A4 on the left.

Checking Out

The latest check-out time is noon.
You can take the Heathrow Hoppa bus to the hotel - it runs regularly during the airport's opening hours. From Terminals 2 and 3, the Hoppa service runs every 20 minutes from 4:39 to 23:29. From Terminal 4 the service runs every 30 minutes from 04:59 to 23:29 and from Terminal 5, it runs every 30 minutes from 04:43 to 23:13. You may need to catch a free train between terminals, depending on where you are travelling from, so leave plenty of time.
When bought in advance, tickets cost £4.50 per person one way and £8 return. They cost £5 for a single and £9 return if purchased from the driver on the day. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with a paying adult.

Getting to and from Heathrow airport

On the day of your stay:

Make your way to the hotel - your confirmation will include directions and a postcode for sat navs. Overnight parking is included in the price.

Arriving by train? Hatton Cross and Hayes and Harlington train stations are the closest to the Ariel - both around a 10 minute drive away. A taxi will cost around £10.

Getting from the hotel to the airport:

There are 2 ways to get to the airport; the Heathrow Hoppa shuttle bus, or the free public bus.

Public bus:
T2 and T3: Buses 105, 111, 140 and 285 go to Heathrow Central bus station for free. The bus stop is across the road from the Holiday Inn Ariel, about 50m away. From the central bus station to Terminal 2 is a 7 minute walk. To Terminal 3 it’s an 8 minute walk.

We’d recommend taking the Heathrow Hoppa shuttle bus (see below) or a taxi as the public bus route requires 2 changes.

Take the public bus 423 from Harlington Corner (Stop J) - it’s 2 minutes across the road from the hotel. You’ll be dropped at Heathrow Terminal 5 bus stop and the main terminal entrance is a 4 minute walk away.

Heathrow Hoppa shuttle:
The Heathrow Hoppa bus runs from the hotel to the airport and back regularly during the airport's opening hours.

T2 and T3: You’ll need to get the bus H6. The first bus from Terminal 2 is at 04.42am and every 20-30 minutes until 11.34pm. From Terminal 3, the first bus is at 04.37am and every 20 minutes until 11:29pm.

T4 and T5:
You’ll need the H56 bus. The first one from Terminal 4 is at 5am and every half an hour until 11.30pm. From Terminal 5 they go from 04.44am every 30 minutes until 11.14pm.

Tickets cost £4.50 per person one way and £8 return when bought in advance. They cost £5 for a single and £9 return if bought from the driver on the day. Up to 2 children under 15 can travel free with a paying adult.

To make life easier, we've automatically added Hoppa tickets to your basket - you'll see them on the next page. This adds an extra charge to your booking, however if you'd like to make other plans for your transfers, you can remove them by clicking the link underneath the text.

Prices correct as of December 2016.

Holiday Inn Ariel Additional Information

Star rating
Address118 Bath Road,
Disabled facilitiesDisabled rooms are available - call us to request.
Room service
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV

* Prices quoted are stays on the 26-11-2017, valid as of 22-09-2017