There are no shortage of good hotels in London that are convenient to both the downtown core and the airport. If you are looking to stay right downtown, you should be aware that the room price goes up and parking is extra. My picks were chosen to satisfy the value proposition when comparing the following: price, free amenities, customer satisfaction based upon online hotel reviews, and proximity to the airport and downtown.

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Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Clean and comfortable London motel with well-appointed rooms and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free basic continental breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Clean rooms, according to many guests
  • Many guests were pleased with the low room rates at this hotel
  • Central location close to restaurants, shopping and hospitals
  • Many guests said the staff were friendly
  • Some guests found the beds comfortable
  • An 8-minute drive from airport or downtown
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the breakfast selection
  • A few guests had trouble accessing Wi-Fi
Knights Inn is a good budget option that guests seems to appreciate for offering good basics. It offers free breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi, is only 8 minutes to the airport and 9 minutes to downtown. There are eating establishments within a 5-minute drive.
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Highly praised south London hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Many guests were impressed with the staff's accommodating service
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to London Health Sciences Centre and restaurants
  • Many guests praised the free breakfast offered
  • Many guests felt they had received great value at this hotel
Cons
  • A few guests said the hotel was a bit dated
  • A couple of guests found the pool small
Although Country Inn is a little farther to the airport at 20 minutes, it's a 3 star hotel with high ratings 8.6/10 and ranked # 6 out of 29 hotel properties in London. It seems to be competitively priced, is only 9 minutes to downtown and 5 minutes to the nearest restaurant. It has a pool and its freebies include breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi.
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Book from ~$132 CAD
Good value north London hotel with modern rooms, restaurant, lounge and outdoor patio
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests liked the park-like setting of this hotel
  • Guests received good customer service
  • Rooms were clean, according to guests
  • Those attending conferences at the hotel said the facilities were very good
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed that there was no breakfast included with their room rate
This hotel is situated in 30 acres of parkland and is only 11 minutes to downtown and 18 minutes to the airport. You won't go hungry here as there are 3 on-site restaurants serving 3 meals per day and 2 lounges! Although breakfast is extra, parking and Wi-Fi are free. This is a 3 star hotel with a high rating (8.7/10) and ranking (# 5 out of 29 hotel properties in London).
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Well-liked and comfortable downtown London hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring downtown on foot
Cons
  • A couple of reviewers noted noise transfer
  • Parking is $11 per day
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Book from ~$145 CAD
South London hotel near Hwy 401 with well-equipped rooms, free breakfast and nearby dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Guests enjoyed newly renovated rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests complained of renovating disturbances
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Book from ~$159 CAD
Historic luxury downtown London hotel with first-class service, indoor pool & fine dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet
  • Guests staying in Signature Club rooms receive a free breakfast and free evening snacks
  • Many guests described their rooms as comfortable and well appointed
  • The staff gave first class service according to guests
  • Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool area
  • Guests raved over dinners and Sunday Brunch at the hotel
Cons
  • Self parking is $12 and valet parking is $20 per day
  • Several guests complained about noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms and the halls
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Book from ~$126 CAD
Pet-friendly and good value south London hotel with kitchenettes and many freebies
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, passes to a fitness centre, pet stays
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway, shopping and dining
  • A couple of guests found the beds comfortable
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Book from ~$144 CAD
Highly praised London boutique hotel with modern decor across from Covent Garden Market  
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sleek, modern decor, according to guests
  • Guests liked being within walking distance of a number of restaurants
  • Friendly, courteous staff, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests were bothered by noise from other guests
  • A few guests complained about loud air conditioning units
  • No on-site parking, but guests can park across the street at Covent Garden Market
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Book from ~$138 CAD
Downtown London all-suite hotel with full kitchens and off-site swimming pool and gym
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free hot buffet breakfast
  • Accommodating, friendly staff, according to guests
  • Large, bright, clean rooms, according to guests
  • Safe neighbourhood, close to downtown, according to guests
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per day
  • Some guests thought the parking fee was excessive
  • Guests thought that having pool and gym facilities off-site was inconvenient

4 Other Hotels Close to London Ontario Airport

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Book from ~$85 CAD
Older & pet-friendly London hotel with free breakfast and free parking, but many complaints
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
  • Guests typically reported the owners/staff as friendly
Cons
  • Bed bugs were reported by more than one guest in 2014 and 2015
  • Several guests objected to the neighbourhood with a strip club next door
  • Older hotel in need of better cleaning and updates said guests
  • Many complained of missing or non-functioning amenities
  • A lack of maintenance a problem for many reviewers
  • Some guests complained of uncomfortable beds and non-working Wi-Fi in their rooms
Location
Econo Lodge London is situated a short 13-minute drive from YXU, a 4-minute drive or 15-minute walk from downtown, and an even shorter 2-minute drive or 10-minute walk from the Western Fair Raceway and Casino. This hotel is accessible by bus #20.
Parking
This hotel offers free parking for regular-sized as well as oversized vehicles.
Dining
The Econo Lodge offers free continental breakfast and a number of restaurants are within a 10-minute walk.
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Downtown all-suite hotel with full kitchens, but not a guest favourite
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring downtown on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests said that the in-suite kitchens were well equipped
  • A couple of reviewers found the suites spacious
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant and no recreational facilities
  • Many reviewers complained about the cleanliness of their suites
  • Several guests said that the suites appeared dated and worn
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by rowdy guests in the halls
  • A few guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke throughout the hotel
Location
Located next to quiet Campbell Memorial Park, within a 5-minute drive from downtown, the London Executive Suites are a 16-minute drive from the airport and accessible by public bus #20.
Parking
Free underground parking is available for cars under 6'4" upon check-in. Vehicles over that height can be parked across the street at a public lot for $10 a night.
Dining
This hotel offers complimentary morning coffee. All rooms have fully functional kitchens in-room to make a quick meal or there are a number of restaurants within a 1-minute walking distance.
Entertainment
A free YMCA guest pass is provided for guests to take advantage of the facility located a 3-minute walk away. 
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Good value but dated downtown London hotel at Convention Centre with well-liked restaurant 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's downtown locale
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and service
  • Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
Cons
  • A few lodgers complained of dated decor and worn fixtures
  • The hotel's parking was limited and expensive according to a few guests
  • Parking is $15 per day
Location
Next door to the London Convention Centre and a 2 minute walk from the train station in downtown London, The Hilton is a 17-minute drive from the airport, or accessible by bus #20.
Parking
For those driving to the Hilton, valet parking is available at $20 a day, or self-service parking at $12 a day.
Dining
The Hilton offers much in the way of choice. One can grab breakfast or a quick coffee at the Market Cafe, sit down to a fine dining lunch or dinner in the London Grill, or enjoy a few drinks and light snacks at JJ Keys Piano Bar. If leaving your room doesn't fit the menu, you can order in with 24-hour room service.
Entertainment
The Hilton has a fully functional fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna and hot tub.
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Book from ~$135 CAD
Downtown London all-suite hotel with living rooms, underground parking and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free pet stays
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring downtown on foot
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests
  • Several reviewers described the suites as comfortable, clean and spacious
  • A few guests appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • Underground parking is $12 per day
  • Several guests found the room interiors dated
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from other rooms
Location
Located just north of Central London on "Richmond Row," which is home to many restaurants, shopping and entertainment options, the StationPark is a 16-minute drive from the airport, or accessible by bus #17 from Fanshawe College.
Parking
Guest parking is available at the hotel for a daily fee of $12 per vehicle.
Dining
The hotel offers a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, as well as free coffee and cookies in the lobby in the mornings and free flavoured water and apples at night. Also just around the corner are a number of fine dining and fast food restaurants.
Entertainment
Available on site is a fitness centre, sauna and hot tub, as well as changing rooms.

Tips For Staying Near London Ontario Airport

Location
London International Airport (YXU) is located a mere 16-minute drive from downtown London, with several airlines flying out to a number of national and international destinations. YXU is 13 minutes north by car from the nearest Highway 401 on-ramp, and is adjacent to two golf courses.
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Dining
Restaurants at YXU are open from early morning at 5 am to 8 pm in the evening. You can find Tim Hortons (open till 7 pm) pre-security in the terminal building serving coffee and baked goods, and On the Fly Restarant post-security which is a licensed restaurant serving lunch and dinner and some on-the-go items until 8 pm. 

For more of a bistro dining atmosphere for lunch and dinner, just a 5-minute walk away in the Diamond Flight Centre, is the Katana Café and Grill, overlooking the main runway. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 519-455-9005.
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Getting Around: Driving
There are a number of car rental facilities in the airport, as well as private limousine and taxi services. Since none of the hotels listed below offer an airport shuttle, finding an alternate method of transport is recommended.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The London Transit system bus, #36, runs from the airport to Fanshawe College. There, guests can transfer to bus number #20, which goes to Dundas Street and serves the downtown area. 

Buses cost $2.75 per ride, but the #36 only runs on weekdays from the airport between the hours of 6 am and 9 am, 2:30 pm and 6 pm, and 10:30 pm and 11:30 pm. Depending on your flight time, this option may not be suitable.
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Parking
There is both short-term and long-term parking available at the airport. The hourly rate is $3, with a daily maximum of $12. For longer-term options, weekly rates max out at $50, while monthly rates max out at $100. Spaces are marked for short- and long-term parking and do not require reservations; just park in the right spot and take your automated ticket.

Guests with vehicles who are flying out of this airport may want to note that the area hotels listed below do not advertise extended parking options, and so taking advantage of the airport's parking is recommended. 
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