Under normal circumstances you probably would not deem of staying around the airport -unless you are in love with the dutyfree. But, what if you are stuck in the airport? You may have missed a connection or have just found out that your connection has been canceled or delayed to the next day... Ataturk International Airport does have an accommodation and in most cases the airline should be able to accommodate you there... But, if you wanted to get away a little bit and enjoy a tiny bit of this "delayed" time, there are more opportunities for stay out of the airport as well.
An alternate situation may also arise. That is maybe you are arriving on business and your whereabouts for your business purposes will be in Yeşilköy or Florya, where the airport actually is... You will be amazed to realize that these towns are in fact residential areas with huge parks, malls, fitness clubs and tennis clubs and even famous restaurants, such as Beyti Kebab and Kaşıbeyaz. There is also a long coastline where you will find people jogging and walking. As such, the surroundings of the airport is not a deserted area. You may actually even enjoy staying there...
E-5 Karayolu (yanyol) No: 20
Istanbul Worldtrade Center
Fisekhane Caddesi No: 7/3
Kazlicesme Mah. Kennedy Caddesi
No 56 Zeytinburnu
Istanbul World Trade Center
Fatih Caddesi Dereboyu Sokak 2 A
Havza Ekspress Yolu Fatih Caddesi, Halkali
Harman sok. 7/9
Ahmet Kutsi Tecer caddesi 12