Airport hotels save people time and money! They are closer to the airport and thus save travellers precious travel time in getting themselves to the airport. This can be a valuable cost saving as well as a stress saver, especially if one is travelling in the wee hours of the morning or perhaps during rush hour in a busy city. Airport hotels are usually situated in the outskirts of a city, closer to the airport, so they tend to be less expensive than their downtown counterparts.

I chose these airport hotels based upon customer satisfaction from online reviewers that told their story. I also looked at value, based upon price and the amenities offered. These 3 hotels came out on top in my analysis while comparing the 10 closest hotels to the Windsor airport. (Downtown Windsor is not that far away from the airport--about a 16-20 minute drive--and could very well open up other options for those willing to spend more on a room.)

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Our Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$97 CAD
Good value Windsor hotel near EC Row Expressway with renovated rooms and friendly service
The Comfort Inn Windsor is the most expensive of my 3 picks and guests seem to think it offers good value and has friendly staff. It's near to a restaurant (non on site), it's clean and comfortable and close to downtown (9 minutes). It's ranked # 6 out of 20 hotels in Windsor, is about 13 minutes from the airport and offers free parking, a free well-liked breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
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Book from ~$77 CAD
Budget property with clean rooms, friendly service and free breakfast
Super 8 Motel comes in with the same freebies as Comfort Inn (Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking) at a slightly lower price. Downtown is an easy 12 minutes away according to guests, (airport is 14) and it's close to the bridge to the USA. It's near to a restaurant (non on site), clean and comfy (although somewhat dated) and offers both smoking and non-smoking accommodations. It has no elevator access to rooms on the second floor.
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Book from ~$95 CAD
Budget-friendly, clean rooms, and near the Detroit Windsor Tunnel
Comfort Suites is another budget-friendly option, only 16 minutes to the airport and actually located in downtown Windsor close to restaurants and pubs. According to guests, it offers good value, good rooms, has an on-site restaurant, free hot breakfast, offers free Wi-Fi and parking and has very friendly staff. What more could a person ask for? It's ranked # 8 out of 20 hotels in Windsor and is a 3 star hotel at 2 star prices.

The 7 Closest Hotels to Windsor Airport

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$121 CAD
Well located budget hotel, a 2-minute drive from the airport (YQG), with mixed guest opinion
Location
This hotel is the closest to Windsor Airport, located about a 1-minute drive and less than a 15-minute walk away. 
Parking
This hotel offers free parking for the duration of your stay and extended parking options are available. Please contact the hotel for details.
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Book from ~$74 CAD
Budget hotel 1-min. drive from the airport, and free breakfast
Location
This hotel is quite close to the airport. It is approximately a 1-minute drive, or less than a 15-minute walk, from the airport.
Parking
Free parking is offered for the duration of your stay and extended parking is offered at $10 per additional day.
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Book from ~$67 CAD
Renovated in August 2012, clean rooms, helpful staff and reasonable room rates
Location
This hotel is actually located in midtown Windsor and is approximately a 10- to 15-minute drive from the airport.
Parking
Parking is free for the duration of your stay, however there is no extended parking available, as the lot can only accommodate enough vehicles for guests. 
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Book from ~$61 CAD
Budget property within a 1-minute drive of the E. C. Row Expy, but dated interior
Location
This hotel is located in Windsor's midtown, approximately a 10- to 15-minute drive from the Windsor Airport. 
Parking
Free parking is included for the duration of your stay. The hotel does not offer any extended parking options.
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Book from ~$71 CAD
College residence property with budget rates, clean rooms and free breakfast
Location
This hotel is located within the campus of St. Clair College and is approximately a 10- to 15-minute drive from the airport.
Parking
Free parking is included for the duration of your stay and extended parking is available at $2 per additional night.
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Popular Windsor hotel near US border with indoor/kiddie pools with slides & free breakfast
Location
This hotel is approximately a 10- to 15-minute drive from the airport and offers easy access to the E.C. Row Expressway, which leads directly to the airport. 
Parking
Free parking is included for the duration of your stay, however this hotel does not offer any extended parking options.
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Book from ~$85 CAD
Budget property with clean rooms, friendly service and free breakfast
Location
This hotel is located closer towards downtown Windsor which is a 10-minute drive away and is about a 10- to 15-minute drive from the airport. 
Parking
Free parking is offered for the duration of your stay. Extended parking options are not available, however the hotel may allow for an additional 1-2 hours of complimentary parking after check-out if the front desk is notified. 
Windsor Airport
Jan 7, 2014
by Danielle T., Editor
Location
Windsor Airport is approximately 12 km, or a 20-minute drive from downtown Windsor. The hotels closest to the airport are surrounded mainly by industrial space so they are only recommended for those needing to stay close to the airport and also for those either with a vehicle or renting a vehicle, as everything you need to get to will be further than a walking distance away. There are, however, several hotel options to choose from that are within a 10- to 15-minute drive of the airport that are also closer to the midtown and downtown areas of Windsor, and will have more shopping and dining options within a short driving or walking distance.
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Getting Around: Driving
Driving from downtown Windsor to the airport will take approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic.

The airport has one terminal, making arrivals straightforward. Directions to the airport from several locations can be found on the airport’s website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Walkerville 8, a fixed-route bus, runs from the airport to Legacy Park/Silver City in Windsor and back. This route runs weekdays starting at 5:45 am from the airport, with the last bus leaving the airport at 10:25 pm, and the last bus leaving Legacy Park at 11:15 pm. Stops on this route run approximately every 40 minutes and the cash fare one way is $2.50. 


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Getting Around
For departures and arrivals to the airport during weekends, taxis and airport limo services are available. Veteran Cab has been noted as the recommended choice by Windsor Airport and several hotels.

The airport is serviced by three car rental companies including Avis, Budget and National Car Rental. The pick-up and drop-off lots for car rentals are located within 5 metres from the airport terminal. 
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Parking
The airport offers both a short-term and long-term lot, with prices varying depending on your length of stay.

Rates are relatively inexpensive, with short-term parking costing $2 for the first hour and $1 for every additional hour. The maximum costs for long-term parking are $8.50 for every 24 hours, $42.50 for each week and $125 for a monthly pass.

There are two parking pay stations and each is equipped with an intercom that will connect you with an operator in case of any confusion while paying and parking.

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Dining
The airport has limited dining options but does have a cafe serving small items such as sandwiches, salads and coffee as well as a bar serving alcoholic beverages and several vending machines. 

There are several dine-in and take-out restaurant options close to the airport along Walker Road, including McDonald's and Boston Pizza, and most are within a 5-minute drive of the airport. 
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