Romania Travel

Best Hotels Near the Bucharest Airport (2019 Update)

If you’re planning to visit Romania’s capital, setting up base in a nice & cheap hotel near the the Bucharest Airport (Henri Coanda Airport aka OTP airport) would be a good idea, especially if you’re not going to spend too much time in the city and/or you’re not planning to spend a lot of time exploring the city center. But even if you do, a taxi ride from your hotel to the city center should cost around $5, so it’s all still good and cheap.

There are quite a few options when it comes to choosing a hotel near the Bucharest airport and I did some research so you don’t have to and I am sharing with you what are, in my opinion, the best hotels near the Bucharest Airport Henri Coanda.

You will be pleased to find out that the prices of the hotels are really low (at least compared to what you’d have to pay in other Western countries), and the quality of service is higher than in most hotels in Romania since they are obviously aimed at foreigners who have higher standards than Romanians.

We’ll list the Bucharest airport hotels starting with the closest to the airport, but I will also include some really good options that are a bit farther away – but still close, offering you the best option to visiting the city, while also being closer to the OTP airport as well.

So without further ado, here are the best hotels near the Bucharest Airport:

Hotel Otopeni

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A basic hotel, which makes it extra cheap, the Otopeni Hotel is perfect for you especially if you like red tones (as they have a lot of it!)

The quality of the services and rooms is solid, fortunately – and that’s what matters the most in my opinion: rooms are well equipped and clean, with nice bathrooms as well as air conditioning and cable TV.

They also offer free airport transfers as well as the option to order an early breakfast if you’re living early in the morning, while their staff is friendly and they can speak English.

It’s location is really good – just a stone’s throw away from the airport itself, while also a couple of minutes of walking away from the Water Park Otopeni (one of the largest and best aqua parks in Romania), so you can have some extra fun in the sun and splash in the water if the weather is good.

Hotel Otopeni doesn’t offer luxury accommodation, but it’s nice, clean hotel and you’ll surely feel welcome there and rest well. So click here to check it out & book it right now!

Vienna House Easy Airport Bucharest

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If you want to go up a bit on the style meter and get something a bit fancier, while also keeping prices decent and still being as close to the OTP Airport as possible, then Vienna House is a great choice.

This 4 star hotels has soundproofed rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi internet, as well as minibar, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms are spacious and the beds extremely comfortable, so you will definitely enjoy a great rest while there.

They also offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as a lot of other goodies, like sauna and fitness center, a la carte restaurant, laundry & dry cleaning and much, much more. As a plus, this is the closest hotel to the airport, so you can only get closer if you sleep in the airport itself.

It also looks really good and has a “Very Good” rating on – so click here to check it out and book your room now!

Rin Airport Hotel

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If you need even more facilities during your stay, then your best bet is with Rin Airport Hotel – a 4 star hotel that has a beautiful spa area with an amazing indoor pool, as well as hot tub and fitness facilities – all included in the price.

The rooms are huge and nice, with minibar, air conditioning and free WiFi, while the hotel itself has two restaurants and two bars where you can bring up the entertainment levels during your stay in Bucharest.

I personally consider the rooms a bit outdated with older furniture and carpets… but things might be already changed when you get to visit – and even if they won’t, everything is still in good shape, clean and comfortable, despite their age.

Just like the first recommended hotel, this one is also just meters away from the Waterpark Otopeni where guests can use lounge chairs and parasols free of charge. So you’re really getting a lot of options for your money.

A really, really good hotel that offers everything you may want from a short stay near the Bucharest Airport, so click here to check it out & book it at the lowest price.

More Bucharest Hotels near the airport

The recommendations above are the closest to the airport, but I still have more for you: these hotels are in the Baneasa neighborhood, some 10 minutes of driving away from the Henri Coanda airport itself, but offering more options when it comes to visiting the city, as well as more shops, bars and restaurants nearby.

I personally recommend choosing one of the hotels below if you’re spending more days in the city and you don’t need to be within walking distance to the airport because their quality is high and the location is great, in one of the fastest developing areas of the city.

Hotel Baneasa Parc

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With an average score of 8.6 out of 10 on (at the moment of writing), Hotel Baneasa Parc is definitely a great choice for those who want a bit of both worlds: proximity to the city center and the airport as well.

Airport shuttles are offered (but for an extra price), but what really sells this hotel is their amazing garden area that’s relaxing and absolutely beautiful when the weather outside is fine.

This is a 3-star hotel, but they offer good looking rooms as you can see in the photo above. Air conditioning and high quality WiFi is included, as well as an English speaking staff that’s friendly and nice. The have a restaurant and the nice terrace for a relaxing stay closer to the city. Those who love tennis can also play a match or more since the hotel also has a tennis court.

Click here to find out more about it & book it now!

Crystal Palace Hotel

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Even closer to the city, but still close to the Otopeni airport, this four star hotel is built to impress. And it does impress as it also has an average 9.2 out of 10 rating on, based on over 800 reviews. In other words: it’s amazing!

This is also our favorite hotel and the one we choose when we have an upcoming flight. We actually stayed in a room that looks just like the one in the photo above (we had asked them to bring an extra bed instead of the large chair, which was done at no extra cost. There’s also a nice desk area just around the corner, but it’s not visible in the photo.

The rooms are large and clean and very modern, while the area itself is extremely silent and close to shops and restaurants – we walked to the nearby Promenada Shopping mall and enjoyed the nice food offered in the area. It’s really the best option if you want to be located in a nice area – but it’s a bit farther away from the airport – a 15 minutes drive away from it, which is not really a deal breaker in my opinion.

All rooms feature free wireless internet, individually controlled air-conditioning, minibar, safe and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Guests have free access to the Health Club, including a fitness center, a sauna and a hot tub.

They also offer airport shuttle service for an extra fee (but you end up paying less if you take a taxi, to be honest).

A beautiful hotel that’s my top recommendation if you don’t really need to be within walking distance to the airport (you have the first three if you don). Click here to find out more & book your stay at Crystal Palace now!

And these would be my recommended Bucharest hotels near the airport. I am sure you can easily find the best choice for you and hope you’ll have an amazing stay!

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  1. Hello Calin:
    Oh no–where’s KemKem?!?!?
    Sort of a change of pace. I wonder if the in-room mini-bars are as expensive as in the US. For instance, $8 to $10 beers or sodas, $5 candy bars, $2 bag of nuts, etc. I learned the hard way NOT to use the mini-bar! I just haul my a** to a nearby convenience store and buy all the munchies I need, at a very reasonable price.
    So any plans for the subway to expand a line from Bucharest city center to the airport? That seems to be what a lot of major cities are doing.
    So, how’s the weather in Drobeta? Is it more or less typical for this time of year? (I am looking more and more at your lovely city as a place to live–eventually.)
    I hear your government has pledged a lot of money to Moldova. That makes sense–you need that country to be maintained as a buffer to Vlad the Putin! Still, it’s sad that the Moldova’s “government” was so corrupt as too “lose” the billion or more $.
    How’s your new PM doing? Who has more “power”: the PM or President Iohannis? (I need a little Romanian civics lesson.;-)
    So off I go to Trivago!
    Thanks for this interesting presentation of accommodations in Bucharest!

    1. Hello Teil,

      I am happy you enjoyed these hotels, and also to hear that you’re considering Drobeta Turnu Severin as a potential destination – it’s been a winter with great weather, completely different from what we were used with. I can only hope this continues… 🙂

      The minibar goodies are indeed more expensive than what you can buy in the store, but not as highly priced as the items in the us.

      Regarding the subway line, they are trying to do it and there have been talks for years, but nothing happened. Building new subway lines is an extremely slow process in Bucharest…

      I’m not following politics that much, so I can’t really say about Moldova or the new Prime Minister, but I haven’t seen anybody complain too much so he must be doing good. The PM is more active, but it’s the President that has to approve everything that the PM comes up with so I would say that the President has the upper hand here.

      1. Oh, oh, oh, oh. Let me fill you in on the politics of Romania. Romania is ruled by a twice convicted felon named Liviu Dragnea who is neither Prime Minister nor President. He is the Leader of Parliament and the head of the PSD Party, the successor party to the communist party from before 1989. He and his minions rode into office on a very low voter turnout back in December of 2016. Young and old Romanian intellectuals who apparently weren’t paying attention allowed this to happen. Dragnea has already installed three different Prime Ministers to do his bidding. The latest one Viorica Dancila is an illiterate who can’t read her prompter (just like the US President). The President of Romania is from a different party. Klaus Iohannis is from the German ethnic minority and he was elected in 2014 over the PSD candidate largely on the backs of young and old Romanian intellectuals and the many Romanians living in other countries in the so-called diaspora. They had high hopes for Iohannis to finally bring honesty to Romanian government. The election of the PSD to control Parliament, however, has made his position impossible. Instead of being able to veto the corrupt policies of the Dragnea government (Dragnea literally tried to legalize bribe taking), the Romanian Constitutional Court has required him to sign off on many stupid policies. The worst was the firing of Laura Codruta Kovesi, a Romanian prosecutor who had sent many PSD (and other) politicians to jail for corruption. Iohannis meekly signed the order. Interestingly, Ms. Kovesi is now being considered for the top prosecution position of the European Union! That is how high she is held in regard in the EU. Does any of this have anything to do with foreigners who want to retire in Romania? Maybe not. But the government has started beating and gassing demonstrators who are protesting corruption. A senior citizen died from his exposure to tear gas. Just for your information.

      2. Stuart, you managed to perfectly sum up the past few years here in Romania! However, Romania is still far from being dangerous, despite the horrible things that happened when the police used forced against the protesters in an attempt to curb future enthusiasm and that poor man died.

        However, I doubt that any foreigner moving to Romania would take part in such protests, which are limited to a specific area in Bucharest (there are protests all over the country, but without violence).

        However, there are two important set of elections incoming (a new president and for a new government) and things might change…

  2. Ha, I stayed at the Rin Otopeni last May for a night until I could get to my apartment and it was good. I accidentally left my phone in the lobby and went back a few hours later and they had it safely kept for me. For my trip this May the Rin was booked so I am staying at a different hotel and I will choose it from your list.

  3. Hello Calin,
    Wife and I have enjoyed what you”ve listed about that variety of hotels collection close to Henri Airport. However we interested to stay into a flat place surrounded by a beautiful gardens and lovely walk area. Basically we go with Baneasa Hotel, and if you would we like to see more of those Hotel Types as Baneasa .
    Regards Emad

    1. It’s difficult to find that near the hotel, as most are made in the “concrete jungle” so very, very difficult for gardens and nice walking areas. I will be working on another article for hotels in Bucharest and there will be a lot more hotels with nice views and gardens on that list.

  4. Haha! Neil’s just lucky l was pretty much wifi free for the week :-). Oh..I love the look of the Vienna House with the bold colors. I always try and book a hotel close to the airport when we have an early flight. It is almost always cheaper too (except for London 🙂 ). Amazing the value you get at these hotels, the 3 star looks like 4..Cool!

    1. Yes, I am surprised to see that hotels in Romania are starting to look really, really nice. Glad you enjoy them! You know now where to stay in case you decide to visit Romania – although I’d go somewhere more central for more days…

  5. Thank you for all this great information. I read every post that you write. I am considering a trip to Bucharest, and I am wondering what the best time of year to visit would be. in your opinion?

    1. Thanks for visiting, Steve! I personally think that the good weather months would be the best choice for a visit to Bucharest and most of Romania. Anytime between the beginning of May to late September would be great, although I’d go for June and early July when the weather is nice but not too hot and the risk of raining is minimal. May can be a bit colder, Mid July and August can get insanely hot and during September there’s a bigger risk or rain.

  6. Ok an update. The Rin Hotel is better than the Denisa in my opinion. The Denisa has nice people and good food but the Rin has better rooms.

  7. Hey Calin,
    A walk down memory lane, eh?
    Does Romania have any long-stay hotel/motel
    options? Not looking for the Ritz, but also not looking
    for a “roach” motel.;-)
    Still upset over 50K business start up. Maybe if you ever
    have any free time, you can find out an alternative
    for an OAP who doesn’t want to work–ha, ha!
    Hope all is well!
    ~Teil (USA)

    1. Hello Teil,

      I don’t think that there are any long stay hotels or motels in the country. You could get an AirBnb for that though and it would probably be more profitable if you were to stay for a month or more in the city.

      I actually got an update from one of our readers who confirmed that US citizen are not required to get the 50,000 investment in the business and I have updated that article accordingly. So you still have the option of coming here when you retire 🙂

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