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. Our 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 7 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$93 CAD
Highly praised south London hotel with indoor pool, free hot breakfast and free parking
Although Country Inn is a little farther to the airport at 19 minutes, it provides a comfortable stay with friendly staff and good value. There are restaurants in the neighbourhood, some in walking distance, it has an indoor pool and its freebies include a well-liked hot and cold breakfast buffet, parking and Wi-Fi.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, parking, local calls, coffee bar
  • Rooms were very clean and comfortable
  • Location handy to the hospital, shopping and restaurants
  • Staff were courteous and accommodating
  • Breakfast buffet was very well liked for variety and quality
  • Great value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • Breakfast room could get crowded with not enough seats at times
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Book from ~$67 CAD
Good value north London hotel with modern rooms, restaurant, lounge and outdoor patio
This hotel is situated on 30 acres of parkland and a great value choice, especially in the summer when the birds are chirping and guests can sit outside for dining or just for watching the sun set. You won't go hungry here as there are 3 on-site restaurants serving 3 meals per day and 2 lounges, not to mention all the free snacks and beverages offered in the conference area and lobby. Although breakfast is extra, parking and Wi-Fi are free. It's 13 minutes to downtown and 18 minutes to the airport.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, shuttle to university, coffee and snacks, newspapers
  • Guests loved the grounds and peaceful setting
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Staff were welcoming and gave great service
  • Location was handy to the U of Western Ontario and downtown by car
  • Breakfast and other dining was very well liked
  • Conference and event facilities were very good
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
  • Great value according to guests overall
Cons
  • Some rooms lacked elevator access
  • Some guests complained of small and tired rooms
  • Some parts of the building were older and smelled musty
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Book from ~$96 CAD
Well-liked and comfortable downtown London hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, well appointed, with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to good restaurants, Budweiser Gardens, bus stops and train station
  • Staff were very helpful and accommodating
  • Breakfast was enjoyed for its variety and quality
  • Guests found the hotel well priced
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking is $13.55 per day
  • Parking was limited at times and the underground parkade was tight for larger vehicles
  • Occasionally guests were disturbed by noise from guests in hallways and outside traffic
  • Some thought the downtown area was a little depressed
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Book from ~$111 CAD
Highly praised south London hotel near Hwy 401 with kitchenettes and free hot breakfast  

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped
  • Location was handy to Hwy 401, restaurants and shopping
  • Staff were well liked, hospitable and friendly
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guests
  • Good value according to guests
Cons
  • Occasionally guests said the breakfast ran out of food
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Book from ~$176 CAD
Historic downtown London hotel with renovated rooms, indoor pool and popular brunch

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed with very comfy beds
  • The staff were professional and very courteous said guests
  • Location was handy to downtown dining, shopping and major arteries
  • Guests often enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at the hotel
Cons
  • Self-parking is off site and $15 and valet parking is $20 per day
  • Occasionally, guests complained of noise caused by other guests
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Book from ~$108 CAD
Highly praised London boutique hotel with modern decor across from Covent Garden Market  

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local and long distance calls in North America
  • Rooms were clean and comfy with modern decor
  • Location was well liked, near lots of dining and entertainment
  • Staff were friendly, helpful and informative
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent
  • Restaurant was well liked by guests
  • Good value according to many guests
Cons
  • No on-site parking, but guests can park across the street at Covent Garden Market for about $15 per night
  • Some guests felt uncomfortable in the area due to panhandlers and sketchy people milling about
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Book from ~$161 CAD
Highly praised downtown London hotel with large kitchenette suites and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, lobby coffee bar, local calls, newspapers, passes to YMCA
  • Rooms were clean, apartment-like and comfortable
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Staff were courteous, professional and helpful
  • Breakfast was well liked with a good selection
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking is $14 per day
  • Some thought the rooms were a little dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of hearing traffic

5 Other Hotels Close to London Ontario Airport

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$47 CAD
Cheaper London motel 8 min to YXU with basic rooms, free Wi-Fi and free parking 
Location
Closest to the airport, at an 8-minute drive away, is The Knights Inn London. Nearby, guests will find the Western Fair Raceway and Casino (7-minute drive) and downtown London (9-minute drive). This hotel should not be confused with the Knights Inn on King Street in downtown. Despite its close proximity to the airport, this hotel is not easily accessible by public transit.
Parking
The motel offers free outdoor parking during the course of your stay, including spaces for oversized vehicles and motorcycles.
Dining
This hotel offers a free continental breakfast and a number of restaurants within a 5-minute drive.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, basic continental breakfast, parking and local calls
  • Rooms were often described as clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to restaurants, hospitals and the highway
  • Guests were pleased with the low room rates
  • Staff were usually described as friendly
Cons
  • Some felt the rooms needed better cleaning and maintenance
  • The breakfast was too short in duration and too basic for some
  • A few guests had trouble accessing Wi-Fi
  • Some missed having a coffeemaker in their room
  • Some guests had unpleasant interactions with the manager
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Book from ~$76 CAD
Older & pet-friendly London hotel with free breakfast and free parking, but many complaints
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.
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
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Book from ~$56 CAD
Downtown all-suite hotel with full kitchens, but not a guest favourite
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. 
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
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Book from ~$97 CAD
Good value but dated downtown London hotel at Convention Centre with well-liked restaurant 
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.
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
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Book from ~$115 CAD
Downtown London all-suite hotel with living rooms, underground parking and free breakfast
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.
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

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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