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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 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 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 favorite 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 hotel and parking package but you have to remember to add on 10/15 minutes travelling time to the airport.

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 8 reviews
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!

by Russell Hayes on
Ibis Hotel Gatwick

A very relaxed efficient service, our hotel was 5 minutes from the car park, soon as we'd checked the car in we were straight on the bus to the airport, not jammed in like sardines as some we've used before. On our return we only had to wait less than 5 minutes for a return bus to pick up our car, which was easy to find and we were on our way home. Great service, great value. I would definitely recommend The Ibis hotel and purple parking.

by Ian Hiller on
Half and half

Excellent parking arrangements and nice welcoming staff. Didn't like the expensive bar prices and the Traffic noise as our room was at the front of the building. Probably try and find a quieter place next time.

by V Fernandes on
Gatwick Hotel with Airport parking

We arrived at the hotel at about 9pm. There was no hot water. Only after we asked reception were we informed that we had to ask for hot water. Then they would switch it on.They said they would switch it on then. It was too late for us then to have have showers etc.
The reception also knew that we were leaving the next morning at 5am. We asked them to have hot water for us for that time. They confirmed that there would be hot water. Sadly there was again no hot water available.
At no hotel in all our extensive travelling experience did we face such a situation.
We were very unhappy with the experience.

terrible experience

Booking was efficient, but hotel was dreadful and parking non-existent.Not worthy of any star rating. What was meant to be a relaxing start to a holiday turned into something very stressful. Pre-booked and paid for, arrived to find absolutely no parking available at all, it was more like a breakers yard than a car park. After 45 minutes of trying to find somewhere I gave up and parked at the fronnt of the hotel and asked for some assistance. After being ignored for 10 minutes, I was told by a disinterested lady that the company should not have taken my booking! After another 50 minutes I finally found somebody in authority who was helpful, I wish I had his name as he seemed to understand the situation. He cordoned off an area for me to park. He is too good for the hotel which has no customer service skills whatsoever. People arrived after us, equally exasperated. Rooms are dated and the temperature was like a sauna in the dated room. Booked taxi for morning to take us to Gatwick and taxi got stuck in car park behind a service lorry whch got jammed between cars which were abandoned from the night before. Shambles, shambles, shambles. Never again.

We're sorry to hear about your experience. Your comments will be passed on to the manager at the Britannia Europe at Gatwick.

by Bev Spiers on
Parking attendant issues

Our park and stay at the Best Western Sky Lane, Horley,for Gatwick was adequate, except for the parking arrangements. I soon found out why the cars in the rear holding/parking area were jammed in so tight. In the morning I watched the parking attendant from our bedroom window pushing /nudging every car (front and back) that he reversed into position. Luckily I opened the window and made sure that when he came to it he didn’t treat my car in the came way. I never realised that you had to leave your keys with reception and they arrange for it to be moved to the rear holding area in the morning, normally and crucially after you have left for the airport. If you have a nice car, be warned.