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Birmingham Airport Spotting

Travelodge Birmingham Airport
Location: **

Travelodge Birmingham Airport Hotel is located overlooking the Cargo/Exec Terminal on Terminal Road just off theA45. Short taxi ride from the airport and NEC. WIFI in rooms at a charge.Breakfast and evening meals, bar available at hotel other than that short drive or taxi ride to Solihull for more variety. Long stay parking at £7.50per 24hrs.

Spotting: ***

Excellent views overlooking airport from even numbered rooms, 5th & 6th floors give unobstructed views of runway and airport terminals can be easily read off with decent bins/scope. Aircraft parked in Exec/Cargoarea out of view. Short walk to crash gate at Exec area to view stuff parked there. Ask for room overlooking airport top floor and request should be granted. Room 604 is a family room and has great views out over the airport.

Photos: **

Photos possible from room, 5th or 6th floor, windows open slightly, enough to get lens underneath. Good lens required though

Value: ***

Room prices start at £19 if booked far enough in advance.Recommend paying for breakfast on-line as is cheaper


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  • jonathan bates

    Just returned from 2 nights at the Travelodge at Birmingham Airport. Had room 604, a family room, which gave outstanding views across the whole airfield. Ask for a room on the 6th floor facing the airport and you won’t be dissappointed. All the terminal traffic could easily be seen and views of the cargo/maintenance areas are on view as well. Photos are through glass as the windows only open a few inches. Wifi is available in the rooms at just £3 per 24 hours for up to 2 devices.

  • Tony Wright

    Is this now the Novotel ?

  • Tony Wright

    Never mind – figured it out … does anybody know what the views are like from the Novotel ?