Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel Reviews
It is fitted out to the new Hampton by Hilton standard, with an expansive joint reception, bar/restaurant area along with a small fitness centre and business centre which has a couple of computers and a printer, very handy for printing boarding passes.
The hotel occupies the top floors of the building, with the lower floors being a multi story car park.
The hotel is located within the grounds of Liverpool John Lennon Airport and is situated directly across from the airport’s main terminal building.
Access to the hotel couldn’t be easier from the airport main terminal, it is a simple walk across the drop off/bus lanes to get over to the hotel. You can easily get from the terminal’s front door to the hotel’s reception in a couple of minutes.
It is ideally located for use as a stopover for an early morning or late night flight from the airport. The surrounding area does lack in places to go for food or a drink if the hotels limited offerings don’t take your fancy. The airport itself does have several bars and restaurants, but the large majority of them are airside so you can’t just pop over whilst staying at the hotel and get a decent meal. There is a Premier Inn with a restaurant not far down the airport access road which is probably one of the only options locally to the hotel.
We opted to head into Liverpool city for some food and drinks, and grabbed a Uber taxi from the airport.
This cost just under £10, which we actually got free due to a new signup bonus I had on my account (Drop me an email if you’d like a free Uber signup credit too and I’ll send you one).
We were dropped off at Hilton Liverpool (looks very nice from the outside) which is attached to the massive Liverpool ONE shopping and dining complex. There is a plethora of restaurants and bars to choose from here, we were spoiled for choice. After much dwelling, we went for Red’s True BBQ on Hanover Street (http://truebarbecue.com/liverpool/). It was a good choice – highly recommend it, great BBQ food from Briskets and Ribs to Wings, friendly staff and a quirky new restaurant split across 3 levels awaits. Their meat trays (which taste much better than they sound) are amazing and great for sharing.
Reception is accessed via a lift from the ground floor entrance. The lifts are also shared with the multi story car park, so make sure you choose the right number otherwise you will end up in the car park! Once you get to the correct floor, just head outside to the open air car park/drop off area and turn right. You’ll then find the entrance to the Hampton reception.
Checkin was easy, the staff were friendly enough, just about. We were told briefly about the hotel facilities and breakfast times etc.
I needed a room with two beds as I was staying with a work colleague, but was only able to book their queen room with a sofa bed on points as their twin room is sold as a premium room. I asked in the booking comments if we could be upgraded to one of their twin rooms however, this hadn’t been actioned before checkin.
After asking the receptionist nicely during checkin, she kindly upgraded us free of charge to a twin room (after initially not being too keen at the idea), which meant we both had a double bed to sleep in rather than a sofa bed for one of us – result!
Our room (602) was on the top floor of the hotel, just at the start of the corridor near the lifts. It was accessed via a small hallway with a second locked door which also led to room 601 which was a bit odd, but did mean you heard little to no noise coming from the corridor.
The room was large and roomy, and although they call this a twin room it has two double beds rather than two singles beds (which is what I would normally call a twin room). It was an odd shape, quite long but also wide with two short windows looking down onto the end of the airport and runway, so offered some decent views the planes landing and taking off.
There was the usual amenities in the room, including a safe, decent TV, tea/coffee making facilities. There was also a decent sized desk and plenty of sockets all over the place. There wasn’t loads of storage though, given the size of the room but it wasn’t a big issue on a one night stay.
We only heard the odd rumble from planes taking of, so sound proofing is reasonably good.
The toiletries on offer are the normal Hampton offerings in boxes mounted to the walls, which are basic but nice enough.
Due to the rather small size of the bathroom, it did get very steamy very quickly once the shower was on which the ventilation wasn’t able to keep up.
The bathroom door doubled up as the wardrobe door which I always find a bit odd, but have seen this done before in a number of Hamptons.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant area just next to reception from 4am – 10am each morning.
I can’t comment on the breakfast as we ended up having a late night in Liverpool on the night of our stay here, so passed on breakfast the next day, as staying in bed felt like a much better idea at the time.
If it is anything like the other Hampton breakfasts I’ve had, it will be ok but nothing to write home about.
Bars & Restaurants
As noted above, we decided to eat out in Liverpool and skipped the offerings at the hotel.
They do serve a limited menu in their Hub Bar which is just next to reception. The menu is fairly small, and looks like it might be ready made meal style food. You can see the Hub Bar menu on their website at www.hilton.com
We did stop in at the hotel’s bar for a night cap on our return to the hotel. The bar is open till the early hours (although the hotel website states it is 24hrs, that was not the case when we visited) and has a reasonable range with a few beers on draught, but is reasonably pricey given the surroundings.
We flew into Liverpool Airport from Edinburgh, so didn’t have a car to park.
The hotel is built on top of a multi story car park, so there is ample and easily accessible parking.
The hotel’s website advises this is free for hotel guests to use, which is a pleasant surprise at an airport location.
HHonors benefits offered were the standard Hampton option, for HHonors Gold and Diamond card holders you have a choice of either 250 bonus points, or a free soft drink and snack. I always opt for the drink and snack as it feels like better value.
We were offered a newspaper delivered free of charge, but declined.
With Hamptons it is always worth remembering that you earn HHonors points on your room rate only and not on any incidentals, so any bar or restaurant charges you apply to your bill will not be eligible for HHonors points.
As with most Hampton by Hilton properties, this property does not have an executive lounge.
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel Images
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool Airport Contact Information
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool Airport Email Address: I did try to locate an email address for this property before my visit, but failed to do so.
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool Airport Phone Number: 0845 1226787
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool Airport Address: Speke Hall Avenue
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport Review
Hotel Review Summary
This hotel is a great for a one night stop over before or after a flight from Liverpool Airport, but not a whole lot else. I suppose it would be a cheaper alternative to staying in the city for work commitments if you were willing to make the commute.
If you are planning to see and explore Liverpool, you’re better off at one of the hotels in town.
The hotel offers a great value redemption opportunity for HHonors members at only 10,000 points per night, or 4,000 points + £23 on points and cash.