The BW Las Mercedes is close to the airport. Like, literally across the street. The shuttle takes more time to load than to arrive at the airport.
The hotel is different than most, with individual buildings offering around 4-20 rooms. Walkways are covered to protect from any rain.
There are two distinct building types. The closest to the lobby are longer buildings with more rooms per building. Those furthest away are in smaller pods.
I've stayed in both, and prefer those closer to the lobby (they are in the yellow buildings). Those further away are nice (white buildings), though it can be a long walk. The white buildings are undergoing renovations, so some are new and more trendy, and others are yet to be updated.
During our stay, the remodeling was in full effect and went on until about 7pm at night. Given most walls are concrete, there's a lot of pounding and tile cutting. Our room was renovated, and was more modern. Beds were comfortable. Yet, we could not have been further from the lobby and restaurant.
The restaurant is nice for a lunch or dinner, and reasonably priced. Meal quality was above average, but nothing too special.
The breakfast buffet was nice, with an omelette station and lots of hot sides and fruit. The line can get backed up, though the staff works quickly and efficiently. It would be nice to have some prepared scrambled eggs for those in a hurry.
The hotel has a nice pool, though given it's more of a business/travel hotel, it's not often utilized.
The lobby is in a multi-year renovation project, so good things are coming. In the meantime, a temporary check-in area gets the job done.
Kudos to the BW LM team - they've been renovating the hotel for years, and the quality of the renovations are nice. Parts of the hotel are tired, though the renovations seem to be improving the entire property bit by bit.
If you are looking for a quick stop near the airport, you simply can't get any closer than the BWLM. You'll have a comfortable sleep. less