There are not that many hotels near Abu Dhabi Airport so the choice is limited if you want to be close to the AUH airport for an early departure.
There is a hotel actually inside the airport complex itself, the Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel located in Terminal 1 of the airport. This hotel is however aimed at travellers who are in transit as you don't have to go through passport control and to be honest room rates are a little bit expensive for what you get! There are only 30 rooms available for either single, double or triple occupancy. Rooms are fairly basic but clean and there is an on-site restaurant.
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The best places to stay near Abu Dhabi airport are :
If you want to stay actually at the airport, the Premier Inn is a much better and more economical choice than the transit hotel mentioned above. The property is located at the airport adjacent to Terminals 1 and 3, which can be reached in just a few minutes by foot, via the air-conditioned Skypark retail corridor. It is a relatively new hotel opened at the end of 2013 and has already won awards for "Best Budget Hotel" and for a short stay or for an early check-in, it should be ideal for most people.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay near to Abu Dhabi International Airport, but do not actually want to stay at the airport itself, the next set of hotels located close to AUH airport can be found on Yas island.
Here there is a much greater choice of accommodation and it is only a fairly short drive to get to the airport.
A taxi between the airport and Yas Island should cost you between 40 to 60 AED and only takes around 10 to 15 minutes (depending on any traffic).
Yas Island has a good selection of accommodation, ranging from the 5 star luxury Yas Viceroy Hotel with it's unique futuristic design, built half on land and half over the water, right next to the Formula 1 race track.
Or you can choose from a range of cheaper deluxe 4 star or 3 star hotel accommodation.
Yas Island is also full of things to see and do (like Yas Marina Formula One Circuit and Ferrari World), so if you are here for only a short time it is a great place to stay!
Other luxury hotels near AUH Airport you may want to consider are the :