A great blog and newsletter that I subscribe to is Executive Travel’s, which is curated by Steve Glenn. He always has pertinent tips, including today’s, which is his recommendation for staying at airport hotels on the last night of your trip.
Steve writes, “On a recent trip to Denver I decided to stay downtown during the convention so I could walk to the convention from my hotel. Rather than stay at the hotel for both nights I decided to stay at the nice Westin Airport Hotel the night before my 8 am flight. By staying at the airport hotel I saved money on my hotel room as it was much less than the convention hotel rates. If I stayed in downtown Denver I would have to get up at 5:30 am and leave the hotel at 6 am to arrive at the airport at 7 am for my 8 am flight. Staying at the airport hotel allowed me to get up at 6:30 am and walked 50 yards into the airport terminal at 7 am for my flight. Staying at the airport hotel saved me money, plus gave me an extra hour of sleep and a lot less stress.”
Steve’s absolutely right. Especially if you have a morning flight and don’t want to get up super early or deal with rush hour traffic. I would also add that this is another benefit of packing light since it’s a pain to keep packing up and moving. This couldn’t be any more true than when traveling with little ones since moving them around can be a challenge and definitely more time-consuming.
I’ve stayed at dozens of airport hotels and the best ones are the ones connected to the airport like Denver’s Westin. This way, you don’t have to deal with shuttles and traffic because if you do have to deal with either of those factors, you’re really not saving much time. I will do a post soon on my favorite airport hotels but one that I haven’t stayed in but can’t wait to is the semi-new TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport.
Which is your favorite airport hotel and why? Drop a comment below.
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