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10 Best Airport Hotels for the Stranded Traveler

Forget falling asleep on a terminal bench -- to find stranded travelers the ideal airport hotel for waiting out the nightmare of holiday delays, hotel search trivago.com analyzed every hotel close to 10 of America's most notoriously weather-delayed airports.
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Forget falling asleep on a terminal bench -- to find stranded travelers the ideal airport hotel for waiting out the nightmare of holiday delays, hotel search trivago.com analyzed every hotel close to 10 of America's most notoriously weather-delayed airports.

Requiring a minimum rating of 75/100 and important amenities like free wifi to help stay connected to the office and family back home, these are the top-rated hotels within walking distance to the terminal (or with a free shuttle) that will let you have a stress-free night before catching the next flight home.

Delayed in Dallas? - Grand Hyatt DFW
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User Rating: 92
Distance to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: Inside airport, access to terminals via free Skylink or Terminal Link
trivago Tip: Re-energize after a long flight with a relaxing massage and pampering body treatment at the hotel's skySPA, or take a quick swim in the therapeutic saline pool, a chlorine-free swimming environment with soothing mineral infused water.

Downtime in Denver? - Hyatt House Denver Airport
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User Rating: 89
Distance to Denver International Airport: 5.5 miles with free shuttle
trivago Tip: Wind down after a long day at the Evening Social, held every Monday through Thursday, where you can sip on complimentary soft drinks, beer, and wine and sample an assortment of artisan cheese, cured meats and other savory snacks.

Trapped in Tampa? - Tampa Airport Marriott
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User Rating: 88
Distance to Tampa International Airport: Inside airport
trivago Tip: Have some time to kill? The Tampa Airport Marriott is less than 30 minutes away from several family-friendly attractions including Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium and the Lowry Park Zoo.

Stuck in San Fran? - Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame - Airport South
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User Rating: 84
Distance to San Francisco International Airport: 1.4 miles with free shuttle
trivago Tip: If you're running late and don't have time to sit down and enjoy the Hampton's free hot breakfast (think warm waffles, sweet pastries, and plenty of hot coffee!) simply grab an "On the Run Breakfast Bag."

Braving it out in Boston? - Hilton Boston Logan Airport
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User Rating: 83
Distance to Boston Logan International Airport: Access to airport via Sky Bridge or 0.1 miles with free 24-hour shuttle
trivago Tip: Take the scenic route to downtown by hopping on board one of Boston's unique water taxis, easily accessible with the hotel's complimentary shuttle service which stops at the water taxi dock.

Jet lagged in Jersey? - Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
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User Rating: 82
Distance to Newark Liberty International Airport: On airport grounds with free shuttle to all terminals
trivago Tip: Give yourself a break and indulge in the tempting treats at the Newark Airport Marriot's Aviation Grill, where desserts like Funnel Cake Fries, Mini Fried Doughnuts, and Bananas Foster Ravioli will help ease you into well-deserved sweet dreams.

Not escaping New York? - Hampton Inn New York - LaGuardia Airport
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User Rating: 82
Distance to LaGuardia Airport: 0.5 miles with free shuttle
trivago Tip: Recharge with a moment of zen at the Hampton Inn New York, a quiet oasis from the hectic crowds and bustling streets of New York City where you will be treated to free breakfast, a heated swimming pool and a soothing sauna.

Postponed in Philly? - Courtyard Philadelphia Airport
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User Rating: 82
Distance to Philadelphia International Airport: 0.6 miles with free shuttle
trivago Tip: Gather around the huge outdoor fire pit, a cozy spot to relax and unwind, before heading to The Bistro restaurant for fresh, seasonal food, and specialty cocktails.

Navigating around New York? - Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport
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User Rating: 79
Distance to John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1.5 miles with free shuttle
trivago Tip: Schedule complimentary transportation to a NY subway station at reception to enjoy an extra fun-filled night out in the sights and sounds of The Big Apple.

Checking in to Chicago? - Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport
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User Rating: 78
Distance to Chicago O'Hare International Airport: Inside airport, with underground walkways to all domestic terminals
trivago Tip: Plane aficionado? Ask for a Runway View room so you can watch takeoffs and landings from the comfort of your bed - but don't worry, the windows are all soundproofed.

For more travel tips and inspiration, visit the official trivago blog Checkin.