If you are flying from or to London Heathrow airport and looking for accommodation, then Premier Inn London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 hotel could be a suitable choice. The hotel is affordable and offers a good night sleep which sometimes is all you need before or after a flight.
Location-wise, it’s only 10 minutes walking from Heathrow Terminal 4, you can’t get betten than this. We actually flew from Heathrow Terminal 3 but chose to stay in this hotel because of its location and budget-friendly price. It was only a short bus ride away from our terminal.
Read more below about our experience at this hotel and why it might be a good option for your next trip.
Why We Chose Premier Inn London Heathrow Terminal 4 Hotel
In terms of accommodation, we would recommend booking your accommodation through an aggregator such as Booking.com or Agoda to get the best rates. On this occasion, we had some credit (points) from Trip.com, so we booked Premier Inn Hotel using our points and technically didn’t pay anything for our stay.
We don’t tend to stay at airport hotels, in fact we have done it only twice so far. On this occasion, we had an early flight from London to Istanbul and London transport strikes on the day of our flight, so we decided it’s cheaper to stay at a hotel than pay a lot of money for taxi and wonder if we will reach the airport on time.
We were after affordable and comfortable stay near the terminal, so we chose Premier Inn due to the following reasons:
- Location – next to Heathrow Terminal 4 tube station and a short bus ride to Heathrow Terminal 3 where our flight departed from
- Good reviews on TripAdvisor
- Fit our budget
- Able to pay with Trip.com points and technically we didn’t spend money on this stay.
Overall, we had a good experience but were disappointed by the check-in experience. Having said that, for one night we would go back to this hotel. Read more about the hotel and our experience below.
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How to Get to Premier Inn London Heathrow Terminal 4 Hotel
Premier Inn Hotel is conveniently located near Heatrow Airport. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from Heathrow Terminal 4 and from the train and tube station which makes it easy to reach by public transport from London and upon landing at the airport.
To get to the hotel from London, it is best to take the Piccadily line tube or Elizabeth Line train to Heathrow Terminal 4 station. Alternatively, if you are driving, you can reach the hotel by car.
To get from the hotel to Heathrow Airport, you can either walk or take a bus/ taxi or drive to the other terminals. 482 and 490 buses also run between the hotel and the airport with a journey time of around seven to 10 minutes.
Distance to the terminals is as follows:
- Heathrow Terminal 4 – short wall
- Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 – 4 miles
- Heathrow Terminal 5 – 3.5 miles
Hotel address: Sheffield Rd, Heathrow TW6 3AF, United Kingdom
Discover Premier Inn London Heathrow Terminal 4 Hotel
The hotel offers a variety of rooms to suit all travellers. These include standard double, Premier plus double, standard twin, standard family and standard accessible.
All rooms include double or kingsize Hypnos beds, a selection of pillows, a desk, chair, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi, a Freeview TV and bathrooms with power showers.
If you are driving, a limited number of parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis. These are paid. If you are after long-term parking, it might be best to use the airport parking options.
To be honest, we had a disappointing check-in experience.
The receptionist first couldn’t find our reservation, even after showing the confirmation email and booking reference number. Once he found the reservation, he asked us to pay for our stay even though we had already paid for the booking.
The receptionist then asked Paul (additional guest) to put his details on a piece of paper (yes, torn piece of paper) in case of a fire evacuation, which we found unusual.
The reception area is spacious, open and allows for self check out, which is a nice addition to an airport hotel. I suppose often people are in a rush to leave to catch their plane, so waiting on a queue to check out is not great.
The lobby of the hotel is rather spacious. It’s a long lobby with cafe and restaurant area offering plenty of seats and options to grab something to eat on the go or to have a nice sit-down meal in a relaxed environment.
In all fairness, if we had more time in the hotel, we probably would have taken advantage of this area and sit down for a drink.
We booked a standard twin room (it was the cheapest) and were surprised to see a larger than expected room with an additional single bed. For an airport hotel, the size of the room exceeded our expectations. We had a double bed with two bedside tables and a single bed which was also available.
Opposite the bed, we had a flat screen TV and a good size desk. Thankfully, tea and coffee making facilities were also available, so we were able to have a quick coffee in the morning before we left for the airport
In terms of furniture, the interior was basic but we had the essentials in the room. A wardrobe was available where we could hang our clothes. This is where extra pillows were also provided. A full size mirror was also available.
By the entrance door, there was a hanger and a vanity area with a mirror which was well-litten and really handy to have. We had enough space to leave our luggage by the door, so the room didn’t feel cluttered at all.
The view from the room was nothing spectacular but this wasn’t a problem as we arrived late at night and left the hotel early in the morning.
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The bathroom was a decent size, not small but not large either. It was clean and with a bathtub, power shower and a large mirror. A hair dryer was also available as standard in the room.
The usual vanity kits were not provided and instead there was a soap dispencer by the sink and a shower gel/shampoo dispencer by the shower.
We didn’t have breakfast included but if we wanted, we could have used the facilities on site. Instead, we decided to head to the airport and have breakfast there whilst waiting for our flight.
There is a well-stocked cafe serving Costa coffee. You could buy meal deal options, sweet and savoury pastries, snacks, a wide selection of drinks and a lot more. The staff appeared friendly and welcoming
An in-house restaurant was also available in the hotel. You could have a nice sit down meal in a relaxed atmosphere or just grab some drinks from the bar and chill in the hotel. As we arrived late and checked out early, we didn’t take advantage of the food and drinks options.
Check Out Experience
Unlike the check-in experience, check out was quick and seamless. All we had to do is vacate the room, go downstairs to the lobby area and drop the room card (key) in the designated check out box.
Yes, that was all. In 3 minutes we were out of the hotel and on the way to the terminal, ready to catch our flight to Istanbul.
All in all, it wasn’t a bad stay but there were some disappointing elements. For travellers like us, the room was a good size, fairly modern and neutrally decorated. For what we paid, we had a good experience and would return to this hotel for the occasional stay before or after a flight.
The main reason we chose this hotel was for its location. It was a short bus ride to the airport and offered a comfortable worry-free stay before an early morning flight. Overall a good budget option if you are looking for an airport hotel near Heathrow Airport in London.
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