Although airport hotels are rapidly becoming more popular, many people still avoid the accommodation type because they misunderstand the set-up. In fact these misconceptions are completely unnecessary, as the following answers to frequently asked questions will show.
Are airport hotels noisy (from overhead aircraft)?
Not at all. In fact, because hotels based at or near airports are conscious of aircraft noise, they use super insulation, sound proofing and even triple glazing to ensure that their guests can have relax in comfort. It has been suggested that airport hotels are often less disturbed by outside noise than other hotels, simply because their design has been so concerned with noise reduction.
What sort of quality are airport hotels? How modern are they?
Many people assume that airport hotels are poorly maintained because their guests are only using the hotel for transit (a few hours or a night only) and are therefore less inclined to enjoy a top class hotel. This simply isn't the case. Many airport-based hotels are first class. In airports that are new or recently renovated, it is safe to assume that the hotels within or nearby will also be new. Moreover, most hotel chains have a policy of updating their hotels décor and services regularly regardless of their location.
Are airport hotels only for the use of transit or long-haul passengers?
Another common misconception is that hotels close to airports or indeed within airports are only used by passengers awaiting a connecting flight. Although a large percentage of their patrons are indeed passengers in transit, there is no reason other holiday-makers cannot use the facilities as well. In fact some airport hotels are ideally located for sight-seeing and are usually well linked to public transport, so it can make sense to choose it as your accommodation.