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Gatwick Airport Hotels

If you’ve got an early flight from Gatwick, staying in a hotel room the night before will help you minimise the hassle – and sleeplessness – of the whole process. There are many Gatwick airport hotels to choose from, whatever your budget. For extra convenience, many of these hotels also offer parking for the duration of your travels for a modest extra sum.

You can choose from our selection of 24 hotels. The hotel information pages will allow you to find out how best to reach the airport from the hotel, the parking facilities, details about the rooms and restaurants, and more.

Some Gatwick airport hotels are within walking distance of the airport terminals, while it is necessary to take a shuttle bus from others. The hotels range from four star luxury to simpler two star accommodation.

Hilton Gatwick

A covered walkway from this hotel guides the way to the South Terminals at Gatwick.

The North terminal and  train station are just a few minutes walk away. The train takes 30 minutes to London so this hotel is ideally situated for travellers.

Check in is from 3pm and guests check out at 12 noon. There are a great selection of rooms and suites for guests to choose from.  Families are spoilt for choice with a variety of room options from a soundproof room with bunk beds up to four people to a larger deluxe family room with connecting doors.  There are also executive suites and accessible rooms.

All rooms have free Wi-Fi , air conditioning, hair dryers, TV with Cable channels and adjustable room thermostats.

Breakfast is served in the bright and airy Garden restaurant from 5.30 am for guests with an early flight to catch. The restaurant serves food throughout the day and children under the age of 10 (maximum 2)  eat free when they are accompanied with a grown up paying full price for a meal. Guests on the go who haven’t time to sit down over a hearty breakfast can grab a healthy breakfast or sandwich from the hotel’s Costa Coffee Bar.

For a more formal dinning experience Amy’s Restaurant would be an ideal choice.  This recently refurbished restaurant offers A la carte dining in a sophisticated setting. For guest who would rather just relax with a drink and meet friends Amy’s Bar is an ideal venue as is open from 8am-2am for any night owls ! For guests who need to catch up on their favourite sport  the popular Charlie Fry’s Sports Bar is the place to be it tends to get very busy at about 5pm.  

There is also a small but comprehensive, air conditioned Fitness room and gym with white towels and water fountain provided.  Guests staying in an executive suite get the use of an exclusive smart Executive Lounge which is a quiet and discreet place to relax and unwind after a day of hectic business meetings.

There are business meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 450 delegates. It is possible to hire audio visual equipment, fax and video conferencing equipment.  The hotel can also provide smoking rooms on request.

Courtyard by Marriott

Within walking distance of Gatwick’s south terminal and with great offers on hotel accommodation and parking. This contemporary hotel offers park and fly packages and is only 30 minutes from central London. Marriott claim to offer the best steaks in the Gatwick area at their Casterbridge Grill.

Our verdict – We haven’t tried the steaks yet but can vouch for the location and contemporary look and feel of the hotel. Its ideal to be able to drop off your car and know that you can walk straight into the terminal in the morning without waiting for a bus transfer.


The Sofitel offers 4 Star luxury hotel with direct access to the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport. Contemporary bedrooms and bathrooms plus 24×7 fitness suite and award winning french cuisine at La Brasserie plus two other restaurants to choose from.

Our verdict – The location, star rating and facilities make the Sofitel our favourite for hotel accommodation at Gatwick North terminal.


The Copthorne hotel is within 10 minutes by bus from Gatwick Airport. Its a 4 star hotel set in 100 acres of woodland offering comfortable rooms and leisure facilities.

Our verdict – The Copthorne offers great value for money with its Gatwick airport hotels and parking package but you have to remember to add on 10/15 minutes travelling time to the airport.

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 15 reviews
by Jas Samra on
Park and Stay Gatwick

No problems.

by Alan Thompson on
Gatwick Hilton and Long Stay South

As usual with P4L the booking was easy, quick and competitively priced. After that everything just went very smoothly and exactly as described in the booking confirmation. First class!!We have used P4L for many years across both main London airports, Birmingham and Manchester for both parking and hotels. On average 3 times a year. We have never experienced any problem and would not think about using anyone else.

by David Baskerville on
Russ Hill Britannia Hotel & Parking

Guess it's a case of, 'you get what you pay for!' Arrived at the Russ Hill Hotel with an exterior that looked much like it should be condemned only to confirm its ram-shackle condition by going inside. To be fair the staff, by and large, where friendly and helpful but it didn't compensate for the 70s style and generally poor standard of the hotel and accommodation.Parking felt like abandoning the vehicle to whatever fate befell it as there was no obvious security anywhere. The parking area was effectively a large sectioned area of deeply pitted disorganised waste land. No defined parking slots lead to partial abandonment of the vehicle in an area that approximated to a rough gravel area more suited to a 4x4.I would not use the hotel or parking facility again.

Thank you for your comments. We'll feedback to our commercial team and the hotel.

by Ian Curtis on

I've used this company several times with no complaints and have always had a very slick and professional experience. However, this time I would like to say a big thank you to the older gentlemen who greeted us on our arrival and really brightened up our day. Having dropped our bags at the terminal the day before to what can only be described as bunch of miserable so and so's working within the Gatwick airport (not your staff who have always been impeccable) . Your employee was the only guy who seemed to be genuinely happy in his work and left us talking about his kind nature well in to our bus trip back to the airport.Would I use this company again...yes without doubt!

by Zena Abbs on

Stayed at Russ Hill hotel overnight and left car there for week. Good efficient taxi service from hotel to airport. Excellent price, would highly recommend.

by A. Dixon on
Great service

This is the second time I've stayed at the Courtyard Marriott before my flight and used the parking services during my holiday. I will definitely use this service again.I was lucky in finding a space close to the hotel entrance. Hotel and parking reception were next to each other within the hotel making it easy to check in and drop off keys.On my return my car was ready and waiting and again it was a very simple process to pick up the keys. Coaches to and from the terminal are frequent, but if necessary it's also in walking distance.Thanks for taking some of the hassle out of travel.

by Chris on
Like clockwork

Used the parking4less +Sofitel hotel deal. Both drop off and collection worked very well. Particularly our return - being able to get to the carpark by short walk instead of waiting for bus etc. Highly recommended.

by jenny oldfield on
disappointment - cambridge vintage room - gatwick

Awful ,will not use this place again, receptionist needs to go to college to learn people skills. Had to get a taxi from Gatwick as no response from hotel when called and not once 6 times , then to be treated and spoken to by an arrogant and such a rude receptionist like we were scum of the earth just stating she had been busy doing other work. To me a 24 hour reception desk that advertises meet and greet needs to have reception covered for that period. The keys were thrown on reception desk and no guidance as to the whereabouts of our car, on finding car not satisfied with condition of car but insurance will assist us.

Thank you for highlighting this poor service. We shall contact the hotel and let you know.

by Paul G. on
Copthorne Hotel Gatwick

The hotel was pleasant and quiet. We have no complaints, and would unreservedly recommend it to others.

by E R S on
Holiday Inn + meals + parking

Excellent value for money - good hotel and food with convenience for Gatwick. Can't fault it!

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