Hotels.com Guest Reviews Reveal Increase In Airport Hotel Popularity
Released on: September 02, 2010, 4:57 am
Hotels.com has revealed an increase in approval ratings for
According to guest reviews collated by the accommodation provider, staying at an
airport has gone from bleak to chic with the introduction of luxe amenities and
convenient time and money saving services that rival more expensive city-centered
hotels. It's a fact that airport hotels have always given travelers the ease and
convenience of being as close as possible to their gate the night before a trip, and
are also known as a place to crash in between bad weather and "technical
difficulties". Hotels.com's guest reviews show airport hotels have surprisingly
exceeded expectations and have made travelers reconsider staying at airport hotels.
"Travellers today are highly influenced by the opinions of others," commented
Hotels.com Director of Public Relations, Taylor L. Cole, APR. "Many of our 1
million guest reviews are showing an increase in the approval rating for airport
hotels which indicates that more often airport hotels are meeting and exceeding the
needs of busy business and leisure travelers who expect savings, amenities and the
convenience of an airport location."
Staying at the airport costs on average 42 per cent* less than staying at a
centrally-located downtown property. Business travelers looking to save money during
these difficult economic times can trim costs by utilizing airport accommodations
versus more expensive downtown hotels. Many airport hotels aim to save money for the
business traveler as well as the leisure traveler by offering complimentary Wi-Fi
and hot breakfast.
Additionally, many airport hotels are conveniently located within major cities, with
easy access via subway, bus, shuttle or light-rail. For instance, Boston's Logan
International Airport is a short ride to the world-famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace
shopping and entertainment district. Many hotels in this area average $250-$400 per
night. With rates as low as $119, the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Boston Logan Airport
boasts its own skywalk that links guests to the airports terminals where Boston’s
public transportation can be accessed. Hilton Boston Logan Airport’s Cafe Presto
prepares travel-ready meals and is conveniently located in the lobby for guests in a
hurry and in need of something on the go. A Hotels.com guest reviewer said: "Great
place to stay, easy access to transportation. We were able to either take the
shuttle or walk across the skywalk to the airport where we could hop on the Silver
Line and then connect to whatever train line we wanted."
Hotels.com makes it easy for travellers to choose an airport hotel. Customers can
visit the Hotels.com homepage and use the 'Where are you going?' box to search by
city/destination or airport code. Users can then add travel dates, the number of
rooms required, view pictures of hotels and read guest reviews from real travellers.
Notes to Editors:
*based on airport hotels averaged at $75.50 per night and downtown hotels averaged
at $130.80 per night on random dates. Prices/rates are subject to availability. See
site for details.
Hotels.com is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering more than 85,000
properties in over 60 countries including New York hotels, Vegas hotels, hotels in Chicago and hotels in Orlando. Hotels.com is the smarter way to book travel by offering
welcomerewards, an industry leading loyalty rewards program; the real opinions of
other travelers captured in over 1.5 million Guest Reviews and; a Price Match
Guarantee, so that those booking with Hotels.com can be assured they are getting the
best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at
1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit hotels.com.
Hotels.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Please visit the
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For further information, please contact:
Taylor L. Cole, APR
10440 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
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