If you need an overnight place to stay while waiting for connections at Stansted, if your flight has suffered a lengthy delay, or even if you are just doing business in the local area, here is a low down on the hotel offerings in and around Stansted airport. Much like at Heathrow, the hotels Stansted airport can offer mean you'll always have a place to stay.
Within the airport complex itself, and a two minute walk to the entrance of the Terminal building, sits the Radisson Blu SAS. This hotel features a striking modern design with a large glass atrium. Despite being so close to the runway and busy airport terminal, the Radisson Blu SAS is an oasis of calm. Forbes rates this as one of the world's premier airport hotels, and it is not hard to see why. The hotel's wine bar features over 4000 bottles for sale, while there are also Spanish, American and Italian themed restaurants on site. The hotel's 500 rooms start from around £89 per night.
Just outside the airport and right next to the A120 and M11 for excellent road access sits the Holiday Inn Express. This hotel is a good option for budget travellers with rooms from around £42 per night. With 254 air conditioned rooms this hotel is also a good bet for those requiring a room at short notice. The hotel also offers a shuttle bus service to and from the Stansted terminal for those without a car.
The Hilton London Stansted offers rooms from around £59 per night and is located right next to Stansted's main car-parking area, so is perfect for those travelling to and from the airport by private car. The Hilton boasts meeting rooms for up to 250 delegates, as well as a fully equipped business centre, swimming pool and gym. The shuttle bus from the hotel to the airport costs £2 per trip and runs from 4:30am in the morning to 1am at night.
These three constitute the top options for the hotels Stansted can offer. Whatever your reason for staying near Stansted, whether flying off to sunnier climes, or just in town for a conference or meeting, enjoy your trip.
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