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User currently offlineAirwarrior From United States of America, joined May 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 2953 times:

Does anyone have a favorite hotel, or better yet a specific room number, to view planes. Do these rooms have balconies? Id love to do a weekend getaway of plane watching.

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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Try the Ramada at Heathrow...excellent views of excellent landings and departures. And, there are two TV channels...one for departures and one for arrivals...so when a plane lands or takes off, you can see where it is headed to/from and its flight number. Fabulously located alongside one of Heathrow's runways.

Chris in New Hampshire


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

I second the Ramada Renaissance also. By far the best view in any hotel I have stayed in.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Is there a roof terrasse at the Heathrow Ramada?

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

No, but there's a runway-side bar area which has a perfect view (I think you can go out to the balcony). Also, getting a runway-facing room is a must! Smile


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

In Singapore, I'll recommend the Changi Le-Meridien Hotel, the nearest hotel to Changi Airport, splendid view to see aircraft land and takeoff.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

I stayed overnight in the Sheremetyevo hotel in Moscow and I stayed up all night watching


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User currently offlineBraniff747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

The Hyatt at Boston/Logan. Higher floors have better views.

User currently offlineUprightnlocked From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Westin LAX airport - request a spa room. You can sit in your own private outdoor hot tube and watch arrivals on the parallel runways all day/night long....

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Just a clarification about the Ramada/Renaissance at Heathrow.

It was originally the Heathrow Penta, then was sold to Ramada in the early 90s and finally sold to Marriott in the mid-90s and became the Renaissance.

Make sure you ask for a runway room there - otherwise you will wind up with a great view of the front parking lot.


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

I would imagine the new Hilton at MEL would have nice views over the terminal.

The hotel is land side of the terminal but as it is built above the car park I imagine upper rooms would have a fantastic view


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

I think that the newly opened Hilton hotel at CPH will have a pretty good view over the airport. But I have no idea if they have any viewing facilities if you're not staying there.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineLV-7772 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

I couldn't tell you room numbers but Miami Hilton right by the Airport has a great view of the runway. I'm pretty sure it's the 836 highway that runs east/west parallel to the airport.

Peter Hans


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2734 times:


I agree, I liked the Ramada at LHR very much as well.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

The Miami International Airport Hotel.

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Im staying in the LHR renaissance in July and I have requested a room overlooking the airport  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LGW


User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

When in ATL, I highly recommend the Airport Renaissance. I have stayed there a couple of times simply to watch planes.


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User currently offlineMSPman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 177 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

For me it's the LAX Airport Hilton.

User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

The Amfrac (?) hotel in the centre of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport has a fantastic view over the airport. I stayed there back in 1983; it was $90 per night. Quite expensive back then but well worth it. I checked in at 12.05pm & checked out at 11.55 am the next day, so I made sure I got my monies worth. Unfortunately I booked the room facing the quieter side of the airport, but I still got a great view of the airport from my room and I was able to read off the registrations of around 25 ex Braniff 727's that were parked there at the time(With binoculars). I now wish I took a photo of that impressive line up. Oh well, another lost photo opportunity.

Ned..


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

At the LHR Renaissance, can you open the windows?
No such luck, huh?
/JM



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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

The new SAS RADISSON at Manchester Airport is excellent. An excellent view of the whole apron. Right from T1, T2 and T3. Plus an view of arriving and departing aircraft. The viewing area of the hotel is slap bang in the middle of the hotel, right at the top. It is kind of conservatory.

Ummmmm let me see if I can find a pic on the net........


Regds

GF-A330


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2663 times:



Here we go.....here is the pic. It took me 10 secs to find this pic !

The best view is the through the glass windows on top of where its says SAS RADISSON


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Can anyone find pics of the Heathrow hotel which everyone is mentioning here ?

User currently offlineDadoftyler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

LAX Hilton. Ask for any room ending in 31 on a high floor. (Although I must admit...may try the Westin next time--watching the operation from a hot tub sounds great!)

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

The San Juan Ritz Carlton and The Embassy Suites San Juan have great views of the airport.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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25 65bruce : The Radisson Harbor View in San Diego has rooms with balconies that look directly at the arrivals path. It's on a hill so you actually see them touch
26 Post contains images Chadshill : The Sheraton at FRA is excellent, connected by walkway to T1, the apron view rooms have a very good view, also the Steigenberger is quite good for vie
27 Planenutz : Marriott Hotel Mexico City Airport. Its connected to the terminal by an elevated walkway. North facing rooms look out over the entire apron and adjoin
28 Ironchain15 : Try the Hyatt at MCO. Just ask for a room facing the runway. I had a balcony that I stood on for about two hours watching the planes take off and land
29 Post contains images Gocaps16 : I stayed in the MGM Grand Hotel in Vegas facing the airport on the top level. Nice views. Next time I'll have to get a hotel closer to LAS like the Mo
30 Delta717 : The Doubletree Suites in Phoenix has a great view of the runway and the terminal. Try getting a room on the 6th floor, though.
31 Post contains links and images Scooter : I stayed at the Gateway Sheraton @ YYZ a few months back, and this was the view out my window: Click for large versionPhoto © Scott Leazenby
32 Gmonney : LAS is the best place to watch aircrafts. There are so many hotels that face the airport. I have wrote many posting regarding this topic, and I am con
33 Jupiter2 : Hotel Marroad at Narita excellent views of aircraft landing on rwy 16 and holding short of 16. I would imagine pretty good views of aircraft departing
34 Tan Flyr : You guys have already named several of my favorites already:IE: Hilton at LAX & MIA,Sheraton @YYZ. Here are a couple more..Some of the rooms at the Sh
35 Voodoo : Loftleider Hotel at Reykjavik (not Keflavik) airport. No heavy iron, but interesting cross-Pond ferry traffic. Lots of daylight in summer. Not in wint
36 NW-ELITE : Try the IAH Marriott. It is connected to the terminals by underground train. It also has a revolving restaurant on the top floor so you can see all of
37 Andie007 : I stayed in Howard Johnson Airport Inn at LAX. You can see cleary the planes langing on the 2 runways in the north!
38 Srbmod : A second on the Renaissance at ATL. Another good one is the Holiday Inn-Airport, some of the rooms face the runway, and the hotel sits on a hilltop ov
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