crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 6 Posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
Need some help I have stayed at the LHR Renaissance on dozens of occasions over the last 10 years for spotting, but never looked into any other hotels on Bath Rd with similar views...Are there any other choices with an unobstructed view???? Holiday Inn?? I know the Sheraton on Bath Rd but its blocked by buildings across the street...
Its not that I dont like the Renaissance, its just getting a little pricey even with the planespotters discount!
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23464 posts, RR: 50 Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
Man I can remember the Renaissance going back to the 1970s under different names. Was the Penta for the longest before becoming a Ramada. I think no matter what anyone does with it, its a rather old and drab place.
Personally I've stayed many times at the Marriott on Bath Rd. and on several occasions ended up with rooms having decent views of the airport. Not full straight-on but views as the hotel glass front does not have any rooms, but looking either East or West towards the airport and down the runway.
Also had a colleague stay at the new Sofitel that is connected to Term-5, and said he had good views of the activity.
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MANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
Ive stayed at the Travelodge Heathrow Central which is a bit further up Bath Rd a few times. Although it's a basic hotel it is still good for spotting at.
Getting a room on Level 6 facing south can give great views of landing aircraft if they are on 27s and although the windows don't open, they are clean and by looking to the right you can see straight down 27R. Aircraft in the BA hangers can be read off with a good set of bino's and those on the nearest parts of T1 can also be seen and sometimes read off.
Not bad for £29 a night and there are plenty of shops nearby and a Domino's for food and drinks supplies!
I have stayed in various Travelodges (note that those in the USA are a separate company to those in the UK) and they're clean, comfortable, and come with the basics (TV, tea/coffee, bath/shower, etc). Indeed, I'm staying at Heathrow Central in December before flying LHR-YYC-BWI. If I remember correctly, Travelodge is now the most widepsread hotel chain in the UK.
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MANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
Quoting signol (Reply 5): McDonalds maybe 25mins walk, the one opposite the Renaissance.
There's also one much closer in the bowling alley just after the Premier Inn, which is also another good hotel for spotting at. There are some benches at the bottom of their car park where you can sit and it they are landing on 27R you don't even need bino's to read stuff off. Only draw back it only has 3 floors.
Quoting signol (Reply 5): You were had I stayed there for £9. Though the 2nd time I stayed there, I had a view of Bath Rd Phone them up and request the runway view room.
Ah well, still can't complain for £29, and I've always managed to get a room with a "view"!