Want a quiet hotel room? Try an airport hotel.

(Image from column courtesy John Brecher / msnbc.com)

What’s the use of battling the crowds at the airport and on the airplane if you end up checking into a hotel where the hallways are noisy and the walls are so thin that it sounds as if the guests next door are having that private conservation in your room?

For some tips on how to get a good night’s sleep on the road, take a look at my Well-Mannered Traveler column: Do not disturb – How to get a quiet hotel room – posted this week on MSNBC.com.

You may be surprised to learn why airport hotels are sometimes your best choice.