Whether it’s a product of a long layover or a change in travel plans, no one likes trying to sleep at the airport. Here’s where airport hotels come to the rescue of weary travelers, but you don’t have to pay a premium to rest your head on an actual bed near the airport. Check out these five awesome and affordable airport hotels in the U.S.
Eldon Luxury Suites, Ronald Reagan National Airport
Just 10 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport, Eldon Luxury Suites makes it easy to relax before a flight — and you don’t need to shell out big bucks, either. For less than $120 a night, you can take advantage of the Eldon’s stylish and boutique-style suites, each outfitted with full kitchens and separate living spaces. The location makes it easy to tour a bit of D.C. if you have time, with a Metro Station within walking distance that connects you with all of the capital’s top attractions. And if you really need to relax between flights, you can always treat yourself to an in-room spa treatment.
Kimpton’s Aloft brand has made a name for itself as a hip, quirky and modern hotel chain, and the Aloft San Francisco Airport is no exception. Stylish, youthful and chic, Aloft San Francisco Airport offers plenty to do if your layover allows for it. The W XYZ San Francisco Bar offers live music and cocktails, while the Re:mix Lounge is perfect for stretching out and making new friends over a game of pool or around the fireplace. Rates at Aloft are generally around $150 per night.
If you need a place to lay your head during a stopover in Los Angeles, you can rest up on the signature Heavenly Beds of the Westin Los Angeles Airport for less than $150 per night. Embracing the California lifestyle, you’ll find palm trees and sunshine aplenty at this LAX hotel. You’re also just 15 minutes from Manhattan Beach, if your layover allows for an afternoon at the shore, or you can dip your toes into the water of the hotel’s onsite heated pool. When it comes time to catch your flight, the Westin also offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle.
Miami has long been known for its ultra-mod, super chic and somewhat quirky style when it comes to architecture and interior design, and you can enjoy a taste of Miami’s signature style between flights at the Sofitel Miami. Just three miles from Miami International Airport, the Sofitel Miami is a European-style hotel set on the water and offering modern rooms that embody the city’s classic Art Deco style. Dramatic artwork, a vibrant color palette and contemporary rooms make you feel as if you’re in the heart of South Beach, even if you don’t make it over to Miami’s famed party area. Rates start at $105.
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