The Hilton Garden Inn opened recently and offers direct access to Terminal 2 (and T3 with a longer walk). It’s an interesting alternative to off airport hotels connected via the rip-off Hotel Hoppa service.
I received the following directions from the Hotel by email:
From T5: take the Underground Station or the Heathrow Express Train (both free of charge) to Terminals 2&3. Once arrived please follow the signs to arrivals floor at Terminal 2, go through the Car Park, follow Row B and you will see the entrance to our lobby.
From T4: please take the Heathrow Express train to Terminals 2&3. Once arrived please follow the signs to arrivals floor at Terminal 2, go through the Car Park, follow Row B and you will see the entrance to our lobby.
From T3: follow the signs to Terminal 2, get to arrivals floor, level 1, and go through the car park. From row B go straight and you will see the entrance.
It was about 10 minutes walk from T3. It’s a little strange to have to walk into T2 then out again through the car park.
There was a short tunnel to the reception area.
Check in was quick and easy. The room was classic Hilton, made better by the fact that it was brand new.
As this is a Garden Inn there was no executive lounge, but there was a pretty good bar called Runway on the 14th Floor. The bar was high end for a Garden Inn and could easily be a destination in its own right, especially for aviation geeks – with great views of the runway.
We didn’t try breakfast and used the fast check out.
I’d stay here again if I had a morning flight out of Heathrow T2 or T3.
Hilton Garden Inn
Heathrow Terminal 2
Hounslow TW6 1AH
+ 44 20 3893 3640