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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Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Book from ~$132 CAD
Good value Windsor hotel near EC Row Expressway with renovated rooms and friendly service
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls and weekday newspaper
  • Many guests enjoyed their renovated rooms and comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway and shopping, and restaurants in walking distance
  • Staff were excellent and went above and beyond
  • Guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Many appreciated the good value provided by this hotel
Cons
  • A few guests found the breakfast room lacked seating and ended up eating in their rooms
  • No elevator to the second floor
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 ~$157 CAD
Good value and friendly downtown Windsor hotel with free parking and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found the rooms clean and comfortable
  • The staff were some of the best according to several guests
  • Many were pleased with the free breakfast
  • Lots of guests felt the hotel provided good value
  • Location handy to downtown attractions and entertainment
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by online surveys
Cons
  • Some guests said the area seemed a bit sketchy
  • Some guests said the rooms were dated
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.
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Book from ~$143 CAD
Family-friendly Windsor hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, jacuzzi suites & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to highways, Ambassador Bridge, restaurants and shopping
  • Many enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Guests liked the staff and found them professional and helpful
  • Wi-Fi rated very good overall by guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few guests

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Book from ~$219 CAD
Well-managed and friendly Windsor hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, pet stays, hot beverage bar, newspapers
  • Many liked the rooms, very clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was excellent based upon guest surveys
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast on site
  • Guests seemed find the staff very hospitable, friendly and efficient
  • Location was handy to the bridge to the US and other major arteries, restaurants and shopping
Cons
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
  • No mini-fridge a source of complaint for some guests

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Book from ~$236 CAD
Comfortable south Windsor hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online guests
  • Guests said the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Many guests enjoyed good food at the restaurant
  • Staff were pleasant and helpful said guests
  • Location was handy to the US Ambassador Bridge, other highways, restaurants and mall shopping
Cons
  • Hot tub not hot according to some guests
  • Restaurant prices a little high said some guests
  • A few guests had difficulties keeping their rooms at the desired temperature

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Book from ~$200 CAD
Well-liked downtown Windsor hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool and on-site dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms comfortable, clean and well equipped
  • Location convenient to restaurant, pubs, attractions and Detroit Tunnel
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests overall
  • Guests spoke well of the restaurant and breakfast on site
  • Staff were well liked, friendly and helpful
  • Some thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Parking per day is $6.50 on weekdays and $15 on weekends
  • Parking was sometimes limited, and parking ramps were tight for trucks and larger vehicles

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Book from ~$162 CAD
Well-liked downtown Windsor hotel with great river views, indoor pool & free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls and a hot breakfast buffet
  • Rooms were renovated, clean and had comfy beds said guests
  • Location convenient to downtown attractions, restaurants, shopping, and the river trail
  • Guests liked the indoor pool and fitness area
  • Guests really enjoyed splendid views of the river and Detroit skyline
  • Guests often felt the hotel was good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per night
  • The breakfast received mixed reviews
  • A few guests complained of older bathrooms

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Book from ~$140 CAD
Popular Sarnia hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant, free weekday breakfast & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, weekday hot breakfast, parking, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Guests found the staff very pleasant and helpful
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast and on-site dining
  • Guests really liked the location for its convenience to the highway, US bridge and restaurants
  • Guests found the rooms to be very clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests overall
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Some found the pool a little too shallow

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Book from ~$107 CAD
Highly praised Sarnia hotel with restaurant, free hot breakfast buffet and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, parking, local calls, movie channels, newspapers
  • Many guests found clean, spacious rooms with comfy beds
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Guests reported good Wi-Fi at the hotel
  • Location was handy to the US border and the highway
Cons
  • No elevator
  • A couple of guests complained of pillows that were too firm
  • A couple of reviewers complained of noise from within the hotel

8 Other Hotels Close to Windsor Airport

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Book from ~$125 CAD
Windsor airport hotel 3 min to YQG with outdoor pool, free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, morning and afternoon coffee bar
  • Guests found clean rooms with comfortable beds
  • Staff were friendly and very helpful, according to guests
  • Location is handy to the airport, highways, dining and shopping
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Guests often said the hotel was dated
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 ~$135 CAD
Good value Windsor hotel near airport and restaurant with free parking and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free parking, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described the staff as friendly and helpful
  • A couple of reviewers found their rooms to be quiet
Cons
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room interiors were dated
  • A couple of guests complained about the quality of the provided towels
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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Well-liked for value and cleanliness, a south Windsor motel with restaurant and outdoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Some guests described their rooms as clean
  • Some reviewers praised the staff for their helpful service
  • Some guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Parking
Parking
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 ~$91 CAD
Older budget hotel in Windsor with restaurant, free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing highways
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests described their room interiors as dated
  • Several reviewers thought that the free breakfast had a poor selection
  • A couple of guests complained that this hotel did not have an elevator
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 ~$108 CAD
Clean rooms in south Windsor college residence with kitchenettes and free breakfast 
Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found having two bedrooms per suite to be a value-added feature
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the room rates to be reasonable
  • Some guests described the staff as friendly and helpful
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances
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
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot & cold breakfast, parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to shopping and the Ambassador Bridge
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • A couple of reviewers found the breakfast room to be too crowded
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 ~$113 CAD
Older west Windsor budget hotel with smoking rooms, free basic breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Some guests considered the rooms serviceable for an overnight stay
  • Staff were considered pleasant and helpful by guests
  • Wi-Fi rated as good in online surveys
  • Some felt the room rates were reasonable
  • Location was convenient to highways and the Ambassador Bridge to the US
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some complained that the breakfast was too minimal
  • Some found the rooms dated or lacking in maintenance
  • Some thought the hotel could improve its cleanliness
Location
This is hotel is approximately a 15- to 20-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 offered for the duration of your stay and extended parking is available at a rate of $10 per additional night.
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Book from ~$93 CAD
Well-liked southwest Windsor budget hotel on Hwy 401 with free parking & private jacuzzis
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests said that they were likely to stay at this hotel again
Cons
  • A few guests complained about unpleasant smells in their rooms
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. 

Tips For Staying Near Windsor Airport

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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