In this review, we stay a night at the Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow, a convenient airport hotel close to Warsaw Chopin Airport.
As I had an overnight layover at Warsaw Airport between my two LOT Polish Airlines flights, I required a night at one of the airport hotels near Warsaw Chopin Airport.
There are two hotels at the airport proper (Courtyard by Marriott Warszawa Airport and the Renaissance Warsaw Airport) and many more a short drive or a few bus or train stops away.
Plenty of choice normally, but unfortunately this time the situation was a bit different as thanks to a corona lockdown in Poland hotels were only allowed to accept guests who were travelling on essential business.
Although some exemptions were in place, the government regulations were murky.
For example, one exemption listed “foreigners unable to continue their travel to the place of permanent residence or stay”. While most airport hotels which I contacted said that an overnight airport layover didn’t count as such, the Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow thought differently about it and answered that it was a valid exemption.
I thus booked one night at the Four Points Sheraton Mokotow for 181 PLN (39 EUR), a rate which included breakfast.
After I had spent a fun afternoon in Warsaw, I arrived at the Four Points by Sheraton Mokotow in the evening. As there were no other guests around, the check-in process was fast and easy.
To comply with the new Polish corona restrictions, I however had to scribble a note declaring on my honour that my hotel stay was essential and complied with the exemption of “foreigners unable to continue their travel”.
The lobby itself was spacious and neatly appointed featuring some modern art, plants and plenty of seating. You can see by the modern and bright design that the hotel is still relatively new, having only opened in April 2019.
Next to the reception desks you can find a small counter with takeaway food an drinks for sale. At the other end of the lobby is the hotel bar, which was unfortunately closed because of the COVID-19 situation in Poland.
As I forgot to make pictures of the hotel facilities outside of my own room, I will therefore use some stock pictures of the hotel itself (of which I can vouch their accuracy being a true representation of how the hotel is in real).
For my stay, I had booked a classic king room. Just like the common areas of the hotel, it felt modern, bright and clean and was certainly well-appointed.
After entering the room through a small hallway, you will find the king-size bed at one side of the room and a large desk and flat-screen TV mounted to the side at the other side of the room.
My room also featured a small seating corner with a chair and table. The room also featured air-conditioning, a safe and plenty of storage space in the closet.
A kettle and coffee and tea bags were also provided. There were power sockets both at the desk and bedside tables, making it easy to keep your electronics fully charged.
The bed itself was comfortable and I certainly managed to have an excellent night of sleep at the Four Points by Sheraton Mokotow, which basically is all you need during a relatively short airport layover.
Just like the rest of the hotel room, the bathroom was large, clean and well-appointed. The shower had a good water pressure and is fully enclosed, thus preventing the rest of the bathroom from flooding.
Although a small piece of soap was provided on the sink, the shower gel and shampoo come from a large dispenser in the shower.
Food & beverages
In normal times, the Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow has a bar and restaurant, although it was closed this during my visit because of corona restrictions.
It was however possible to order room service and the food menu certainly sounded appetising and prices were decent for a hotel restaurant.
However, as I wasn’t hungry I just bought a yummy wheat beer from the minimarket counter in the reception area.
Other hotel facilities
The entire hotel is equipped with high-speed WiFi internet, which worked like a charm during my stay.
The Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow also features a gym and a sauna, although I did not personally try them out during my stay.
Breakfast was included in my rate, although given that I had to be at the airport in the wee hours of the morning it meant I would miss the buffet (which only started at 6am, if I remember correctly).
However, the staff at the Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow couldn’t be more helpful and pro-active.
During check-in, the friendly receptionist girl offered to make sure a takeaway breakfast bag would be ready for me in the morning. And indeed, when I checked out the next morning, the employee inquired whether I still wanted my breakfast. Within five minutes she came back with a full bag of breakfast foods and a takeaway coffee.
I forgot to picture the contents of the breakfast bag, but it contained several sandwiches, some fruit as well as something sweet. All of it was surprisingly fresh and tasty.
Getting to the airport
Unfortunately, the Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow doesn’t have a (complimentary) shuttle bus available for its guests. That said, getting from the hotel to the airport (or vice versa) is remarkably easy.
If you want to take public transport, you could walk for 10 minutes to Sluzewiec Station from where you can take the S2 suburban train to the airport.
However, it’s much easier to take a taxi or Uber. I had zero problems ordering an Uber in the early hours of morning for the 4 kilometre ride to the airport, which took just 10 minutes and cost me 9.65 PLN (2 euro).
I had a great stay at Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow. Although it is not located directly at the airport itself and doesn’t have a shuttle service, the hotel is just one stop away by train or a 10-minute taxi ride costing just 2 euro.
The hotel, which opened in 2019, still feels fresh and new. My room was well-appointed, spacious, comfortable and clean and had all the amenities needed. Besides, the rate I paid (39 euro including breakfast) certainly was great value for money.
What really stood out about the Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow was the professional service. All the hotel employees I interacted with were courteous, welcoming and with a genuine smile.
I certainly appreciated the tasty packaged takeaway breakfast in the morning which was pro-actively offered by the receptionist when she heard I would miss the breakfast buffet due to my very early departure.
Overall, I can certainly recommend the Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow if you need an airport hotel!
Trip report index
This article is part of the ‘Across Europe by Train: Interrail in the Age of Corona‘ trip report, which consists of the following chapters:
1. Review: LOT Polish Airlines Economy Class Bucharest to Warsaw (Embraer ERJ-175)
2. Walking Through an Empty Warsaw in Corona Lockdown
3. Review: Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow (current chapter)
4. Review: LOT Polish Airlines Economy Class Warsaw to Zurich (Boeing 737 MAX)
5. A Zurich Stopover
6. Review: Railjet Train Zurich to Feldkirch
7. An Evening in Feldkirch
8. Review: Nightjet Train Feldkirch to Graz
9. Graz, Austria
10. Graz to Zagreb by Train
11. Flying With Trade Air on a Let L-410 Turbolet Across Croatia
** rest of the chapters to follow soon **