8 Best Rated Airport Hotels in Istanbul

Airport Hotels in Istanbul

On this page you will find the best rated airport hotels in Istanbul.

Staying in an airport hotel can be a great choice for business and leisure travelers with late-night arrivals or early-morning departures. It is a good option to avoid the stress of getting to the airport on time and escape the horrendous traffic in Istanbul. Instead, you can enjoy some extra hours of precious sleep and sometimes even save some money. After all, airport hotels are often much cheaper than hotels in the city.

To make sure you experience the most stylish stopover possible, we have selected the best airport hotels in Istanbul that do not only offer convenience, but also boast numerous amenities and are good value for money. Our pick of the best airport hotels ranges from budget options to luxury hotels. All selected hotels are a short ride or walk from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW) and come with room amenities such free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, and satellite or cable TV.

This selection is sorted according to the airports and guests' ratings on the most important review sites and therefore does not represent our personal opinion, but reflects the visitors' experience reports.

Let’s start with the hotels close to Istanbul Airport (IST).

Istanbul Airport [IST]

1. YOTEL Istanbul Airport Hotel Landside

Perfect for layovers or late-night arrivals and early-morning departures, this stylish 3 star hotel is situated on the landside of Istanbul Airport's main terminal building. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, guests only need to walk a few steps to Entrance 7 near check-in counter R on the departure level to reach YOTEL Airport Hotel Landside. If your flight was an international one, you will have to go through passport control to check-in at the hotel.

YOTEL has 174 small but well designed cabins, featuring Smart Beds, rain showers, and smart TV. Guests can pamper their palate at the on-site restaurant or bar. A nice idea is the contactless check-in via self-service stations, which eliminates the need to wait or stand in lines. Other amenities are early check-in/ late check-out for a fee, a 24/7 gym and meeting rooms. Istanbul city center is about 40 km away.

Important: Please do not confuse this hotel with the YOTEL Airport Hotel Airside located inside Istanbul Airport.

2. Istanbul Airport Durusu Club Hotel

Set in quiet, lush greens, Istanbul Airport Durusu Club Hotel offers an oasis of relaxation. The 4-star hotel is 12 kilometers from Istanbul Airport and 7 kilometers from Duru Lake. All 71 guest rooms are comfortably furnished in a boutique hotel design with warm colors and woods, creating an inviting ambiance. The accommodations are equipped with minibars, LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi, and some offer lake, forest or pool views.

The surroundings, with prairie gardens, a 700 years old tree and a historic fountain, provide a haven of tranquility and are a great place to have a picnic. Guests can take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, or remain fit in the onsite gym. There is an indoor restaurant and a garden restaurant serving world cuisine. Business travelers will appreciate the 3 meeting rooms. Taksim Square is about 53 kilometers from the hotel.

3. Melanj Airport Hotel

Another great hotel close to Istanbul Airport is Melanj Airport Hotel. It is located in Arnavutköy, just a 10-minute drive from Istanbul Airport. The 3 star hotel has 100 rooms decorated in a contemporary style and equipped with minibars, safes, and kettles. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel property.

Guests are treated to open buffet breakfast in the in-house restaurant. Those who wish to unwind can do so in the garden or at the shared lounge. Airport transfer can be arranged per request. Other amenities include room service, free parking space, shuttle service and currency exchange. Taksim is 36 kilometers and Sultanahmet is 38 kilometers from Melanj Airport Hotel. The nearest bus station is just a few steps away.

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4. Istanbul Airport Express Plus Hotel

Newly opened in 2021, Express Plus Hotel offers an excellent location for those who want to stay close to Istanbul Airport. The 4-star hotel is situated in Istanbul's Arnavutköy district, just 11 km from Istanbul Airport and 37 km from the city center. There is a bus stop right on the doorstep.

The rooms are tastefully decorated in a gray color scheme and feature air conditioning, satellite TV, free high speed wireless internet and complimentary tea and coffee.

Guests can enjoy a free open buffet breakfast served in the on-site restaurant. Featured amenities include currency exchange, express check-in / -out, concierge service and car rental. Those who wish can take advantage of a paid airport shuttle service.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport [SAW]

5. Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Asia

Now it’s time to take a look at the best airport hotels close to Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW) on the Asian side of the city. Located a 5-minute drive to Sabiha Airport, luxurious Crowne Plaza Istanbul is a hotel that will delight both business and leisure travelers.

This 5 star hotel in Istanbul's Pendik district is part of the 310,000-square-meter Viaport Outlet shopping mall, which offers plenty of recreational opportunities for shopping fans and children. Those who wish can indulge in authentic hammam and spa treatments or regenerate in the hotel's fitness & wellness center with indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzi. With 26 flexible meeting rooms, a business center and executive rooms, the hotel has a lot to offer to business travelers. Guests cherish the free shuttle to Sabiha Gökçen Airport and included breakfast served in the on-site restaurant. Taksim is 39 km and Pendik Metro Station a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

6. Miracle Istanbul Asia Hotel & Spa

Miracle Istanbul Asia offers a wide range of 5-star facilities and services. Relax after a long flight in the onsite spa & wellness center, complete with outdoor and indoor pool, gym, sauna and massage rooms. Guests can use the free airport shuttle to get to Sabiha Gökcen Airport, a 5-minute drive away. For those arriving by car, there is free onsite parking.

Business travelers benefit from several meeting rooms with a capacity of 50 to 2000 participants. The stylish a la carte restaurant spoils guests with Turkish and international cuisine.  All 216 guest rooms are decorated in a modern style and feature minibars and safes.  Viaport Shopping Center, located in walking distance, provides an inviting shopping experience. To reach Istanbul city center, 38 km away, guests can head to Pendik Metro Station, a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

7. Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla

If you want to stay close to Sabiha Gökcen Airport but don't want to miss out on luxurious spa facilities and treatments, this upscale 5-star hotel is just the right choice. Located in Istanbul’s Tuzla district, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa is conveniently located minutes to Sabiha Airport with easy access by public transport. Istanbul city center is 35 kilometers from the hotel; Viaport Shopping Center is a 15-minute drive away. The hotel has 254 tastefully decorated rooms and suites with balconies, rain showers and large windows overlooking lush greenery.

An oasis of well-being is provided by the 4,000 square-meter spa, complete with an indoor and outdoor pool, gym, sauna, whirlpool, and a remarkable array of premium wellness services. The 2 on-site restaurants serve Mediterranean and local specialties. Those who wish to unwind with a drink can sip a refreshing cocktail at the Pool or Lounge bar. The hotel also offers 9 meeting rooms spread over two floors.

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8. ISG Airport Hotel

As for those who want to be as close as possible to the airport, the ISG Airport Hotel right on the doorstep of Sabiha Gökcen Airport is the best choice. This 4 star hotel is located within the borders of the passenger terminal of Sabiha Gökcen Airport, a 3-minute ride away with the hotel's free shuttle service. The hotel features 128 rooms that spread over 4 floors. They are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style with green velvet curtains and parquet floors, exuding a calm, pleasant atmosphere.

Guests can enjoy culinary creations at the onsite restaurant or bar. There is also a garden and a health club with saunas, massage rooms and a gym. For a fee, you can have your Covid-19 PCR testing done conveniently at the hotel. There are several shopping centers nearby, such as Viaport Outlet Shopping center (7 km) and World Atlantis Shopping Mall (5 km). As Sabiha Gökcen Airport is well-connected to the city center, it is easy to get to Taksim by HAVABUS shuttle or public transport.

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