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.
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.