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The Best Hotels at Gatwick

Avoid a sleepless night worrying about your flight by staying in a Gatwick Airport Hotel. Here are the best Gatwick Airport Hotels, handpicked for the best value, comfort, and convenience.

1. Sofitel Gatwick - 4 Star

Best For... Luxury at the North Terminal

Prices range from £95.00 to £149.00

Gatwick Sofitel

The impressive 4 star Sofitel is an opulent hotel with convenient links to the Gatwick North terminal (which is just a 2 minute stroll away), making this hotel a favourite among guests for this reason.

Boasting 518 upscale and modern comfortable rooms, rooms come with complimentary WiFi, a flatscreen TV, air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom with ESPA toiletries. If you want to work up a sweat before your holiday, the on-site gym is free to use for hotel guests. Couples in particular rate the Sofitel highly.

The hotel has three restaurants; La Brasserie has a contemporary European menu whereas the Vanda Oriental Restaurant has a menu offering Asian cuisine. Ideal for unwinding in is the Urban Cafe, which has a handy terrace to chill out on; the Kua Bar serves an exciting range of cocktails.

To get you ready for the day, enjoy a breakfast buffet at La Brasserie. Continental treats are on offer from 5.00am, followed by cooked items starting from 6.30am.

Sofitel Gatwick Airport Parking and Transfers

There are two parking options for Sofitel Gatwick:

  • Parking at the Hotel - park in a bay at the hotel park and go to reception. Leave your keys with reception when you check in so that your vehicle can be moved to a secure car park elsewhere. The North Terminal is a 2 minute walk away through a connected walkway. If you need to get to the South Terminal, there's a free monorail which takes just 2 minutes.
  • Meet and Greet - go to the Approved Operators area at the North Terminal, where you will be met by a driver who will take your car for you. When you arrive back at Gatwick, ring the number (the one in your booking confirmation) and your car will be delivered to you.

2. The Hilton Gatwick - 4 Star

Best For... Reliability and the South Terminal

Prices range from £72.00 to £126.00

Hilton Hotel Gatwick

A deluxe 4 star hotel, the Hilton Gatwick is one of Airparks' most popular hotels. The Hilton is the only hotel handily situated near the South Terminal with a covered walkway directly linking to the airport, which is why it's a firm favourite among returning guests.

One of Gatwick's biggest hotels, the Hilton has 821 guest rooms which all offer optimum comfort. A favourite hotel chain around the globe, the Hilton is celebrated for its consistent good customer service. If you've got to get some work done before you fly, there's a handy desk for you to work from. Enjoy a good bit of TV or film on your flat screen 42 inch HD TV. Please note that there is WiFi, but for a charge of £14.95.

Choose from two delicious on-site restaurants. The Garden Restaurant, is the perfect place to frequent in the morning for hearty Full English buffets to get you prepared for your day of travelling. Breakfast is served Monday - Friday from 5.30am - 10.30am, and from 5.30am - 11.00am at the weekend.

Amy's Restaurant, is a trendy eatery offering classic British dishes with a twist, using the finest local ingredients. For some pub grub or light bites over a sporting a event, Charlie Fry's Sports Bar has a tasty menu and is sometimes open until 2.00am.

Hilton Gatwick Parking and Transfers

There are two parking options at the Hilton Gatwick:

  • Purple Parking - simply drive to the Purple Parking car park and drop off your vehicle. Leave your keys with an attendant, as they will be parking your car for you. Once you've left your car in the safe hands of Purple Parking, you can catch the free transfer to the South Terminal. Bus transfers run every 20 minutes and take 15 minutes. Once you're at the South Terminal, you can get to the Hilton via the covered walkway.
  • Meet and Greet - is a great option as you only have to drive to the Hilton, where you'll be met by a driver who will park your car for you. The South Terminal is only a 4 minute walk away. If you need to get to the North Terminal, catch the free monorail, which takes just 2 minutes.

3. Courtyard Marriott Gatwick - 4 Star

Best For... Good Food

Prices range from £60.00 to £98.00

Courtyard Marriott at Gatwick

The Courtyard Marriott Gatwick is a refined, stylish 4 star hotel situated close by to Gatwick Airport, just off of the motorway. With its comfy soundproofed rooms, gym, and on-site restaurant, the Courtyard Marriott has everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay.

Rooms come with triple-glazing, giving you a sound night's sleep. The highly comfortable beds are best enjoyed for sleeping and watching satellite TV. You can connect to the in-room WiFi, which is £4.95 for an hour, or £12.99 for a day. If you're feeling full of energy, head on down to the gym to work up a sweat.

Start your day right with a yummy yet generous breakfast buffet. Choose from a continental breakfast, or Full English. Continental breakfast is £10.95 per person, and the cooked option is £14.95 per person.

The on-site grill restaurant is The Cow at The Airport, serving a quality range of meat and fish dishes using only the best locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant has a casual and atmosphere for a chilled dining experience. Even better is that kids under 6 eat for free.

Gatwick Courtyard Marriott Airport Parking and Transfers

There is one parking options at the Courtyard Marriott Gatwick:

  • Parking at the Hotel - simply drive to the Courtyard's car park and park up in a bay and hand your keys over to reception. Your car will be moved to a secure car park elsewhere. In the morning, use the shuttle bus to get to the airport. The shuttle bus ride to the South Terminal takes 3 minutes, and the shuttle bus ride to the North Terminal takes 10 minutes. The bus runs every 20 minutes between 4.00am and 11.43pm, and costs £3.00 per person (under 12s go free).

4. Holiday Inn Gatwick - 4 Star

Best For... The Family

Prices range from £64.00 to £115.00

Holiday Inn Gatwick

Ideal if you're on a budget, the Holiday Inn Gatwick is a 5 minute drive from the terminal and offers superb value for money. More importantly, if you've got kids under 12, they can stay and eat for free (as long as they're sharing a room with their parents).

Boasting 216 bright and breezy rooms, the Holiday Inn Gatwick has a useful pillow menu as well as double glazed windows to ensure you get a good night's sleep. The large rooms are ideal for families. Keep yourself connected with free in-room WiFi. Every room comes with a flat screen TV with satellite channels.

A big breakfast buffet is served daily from 6.00am to 10.00am in Trader's Restaurant, featuring both hot and cold breakfast foods so there's something for everyone. Don't forget that kids eat for free. The restaurant serves affordable traditional British dishes throughout the day. For something more laid back, The Hub is ideal and is a cosy bar and lounge area serving light bites and drinks.

Holiday Inn Parking and Transfers to Gatwick Airport

There are two parking options when staying at the Holiday Inn:

  • Parking at the Hotel - park in the hotel car park and grab the transfer bus which goes to Gatwick Airport. The bus journey takes between 5 - 10 minutes, and goes every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3.00 each way.
  • Meet and Greet - means you can park at the hotel, and hop on the transfer bus. When you return to Gatwick, your car will be driven to the terminal for you so you can drive straight home.

5. Sandman Signature - 4 Star

Best For... A Home Away From Home

Prices range from £61.00 to £90.00

Sandman Signature Gatwick

Offering a fantastic 4 star experience, the Sandman Signature Hotel is a superb place to stay before your holiday. This hotel is perfect if you're looking to be 10 minutes away from the busy hustle and bustle of Gatwick Airport, but are near enough to not worry about missing your flight.

There are 152 spacious rooms, each coming with deluxe bedding and pillow-top mattresses. There is also a comfy seating area for you to enjoy watching your favourite TV programmes on the 37 inch flat-screen TV. The en-suite bathroom has a nice walk-in rain shower as well as free designer toiletries.

If you fancy getting fit, there's an on-site gym and swimming pool. To relax and unwind, there is a lovely steam room.

The Sandman Signature's lively and friendly restaurant is open all day to diners. The generous breakfast buffetMonday - Friday from 6.30am - 10.00am, 7.00am - 10.30am on Saturdays and 7.30am - 11.00am on Sundays.

The dinner menu is also impressive; popular dishes include sirloin steak with chunky chips and beer battered haddock with mushy peas. The dessert menu is also impressive, with lots of sweet treat favourites - including delicious sticky toffee pudding.

Sandman Signature Transfers and Parking to Gatwick Airport

There are two parking options for the Sandman Signature:

  • Purple Parking - this package includes parking at the Purple Parking park and ride when you're on holiday. Drive to the Sandman Signature hotel and park in the hotel's car park overnight, before driving to Purple Parking in the morning. You can catch a shuttle bus from Purple Parking (which is included in the price). Leave your keys with Purple Parking, as they will be parking your car for you.
  • Meet & Greet on Return - includes parking when you're away. Park your car in the Sandman Signature's car park, where it will be collected and parked in a secured car park elsewhere for the duration of your trip. When you return you will be met with your car at the terminal. A taxi from the hotel to the airport can be arranged; it's £8.50 for a saloon car, and the journey takes 15 minutes to the North Terminal and 10 minutes to the South Terminal.

Sandman Signature Gatwick Map

Best Gatwick Hotels Summary

Hotel Summary
Sofitel - 4 Star One of Gatwick's most luxurious hotels, Sofitel is a 2 minute walk from the North Terminal (and only 5 minutes to the South Terminal); it's safe to say that this hotel is well-loved because of its convenient location and deluxe experience it gives to guests. Spacious rooms are soundproofed and come with a Sofitel So Bed. Three tasty on-site restaurants ensure you won't go hungry.
Hilton Gatwick - 4 Star One of the bestselling hotels at Gatwick, the Hilton is famed for its opulence. The Hilton is perfect for those who are departing from the South Terminal, as it's connected to it via a covered walkway (which takes a few minutes to get to on foot). Rooms are elegant and have triple-glazed windows to ensure a comfortable night's sleep.
Courtyard Marriott - 4 Star Celebrated for its proximity to the motorway, the Courtyard by Marriott boasts an impressive design and is liked for its peaceful location; you get the best of both worlds - with the hubbub of the terminal nearby (the South Terminal is only a short bus ride away) yet is surprisingly overall quiet.
Holiday Inn - 4 Star The perfect choice for the family, the Holiday Inn is a true family favourite. It's only a few minutes away from the North Terminal, and has plenty of family rooms and the ever popular kids-eat-free menu. The rooms are soundproofed and come with comfy beds. Food at the hotel restaurant is also very good.
Sandman Signature - 4 Star Situated a 10 minute drive away from Gatwick Airport, the Sandman is a large hotel providing a personable customer service. All rooms have ample space, which are particularly great for families as some are interconnecting.