DALLAS, Texas – Airport hotels are not often the most convenient lodging destinations for leisure travelers, but many a time they are just the thing for business travelers and others in need of a quick stay. Now, airport-bound travelers can find exceptional properties close by many of the nation’s major airports, according to the Hotels.com® database of 7 million Guest Reviews.
Of the nation’s 25 busiest airports, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport offers the best-rated hotels within a two mile radius, with an average Hotels.com Guest Review Rating of 4.39. Situated four miles from the nation’s capital and two miles from the Pentagon, the airport is surrounded by five properties that have earned the Hotels.com ‘Outstanding’ designation of having a 4.6 or above user rating – led by The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City and the Residence Inn By Marriott Pentagon City.
Tied for second with a Hotels.com Guest Review Rating of 4.37 were Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the nation’s fourth-busiest airport. The Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas (4.9) maintained the highest Guest Review Rating of all airport hotels included in the report.
Guest Review Rating
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Orlando International Airport
Logan International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Salt Lake City International Airport
Salt Lake City, Utah
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas, Nev.
The only other airport among the Nation’s 10 Busiest to make the list was McCarran International Airport, boosted by its proximity to the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, Las Vegas was the number one domestic destination this year among Americans, according to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), which may also point to why properties such as the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (4.8) are frequented.
Represented by three airports on the Hotels.com best airport hotels list (including Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport), the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region proved to have better-rated hotels than the New York Metropolitan area’s three major airports, which did not rate higher than 3.84. Another region with exceptionally-rated airport hotels was Florida airports, with both Orlando International Airport (4.36) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (4.1) yielding high average Hotels.com Guest Review Ratings.
Among airports with the lowest-rated Hotels.com Guest Review Ratings were John F. Kennedy International Airport (3.49) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.