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The second busiest airport in the UK offers a great choice of hotels on-site and nearby. All hotels featured on Gatwickreservations.com offer shuttle bus transportation to both terminals, so regardless of which hotel you decide to stay at you can be sure that getting to or from your terminal will be easy.
Most shuttle services are available during airport hours, however, you may wish to look at the shuttle bus timetable before picking a hotel.
Two hotels are connected to the terminal buildings. The Sofitel at the North Terminal and the Hilton at the South Terminal. The Courtyard by Marriott is also located on-site at the South Terminal but isn't connected to the building itself.
Sofitel Hotel Gatwick Airport - connected to the North Terminal with an undercover walkway from the hotel lobby right into the terminal building, the Sofitel Gatwick is the airport's most luxurious offering.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Gatwick Airport - on-site at the South Terminal with a shuttle service to both the North and South terminals, walking to the South Terminal is an option if you don’t have too much luggage.
Hilton Hotel Gatwick Airport - connected to the South Terminal with an undercover walkway from the hotel lobby, the Hilton Gatwick boasts more than 800 well appointed bedrooms and an exercise room.
(All of the hotels featured offer a shuttle service to and from the airport.)
Airport Inn Hotel (former Best Western Moat House) (4 minutes from terminals) - refurbished to a good standard. The Airport Inn is very popular with families and runs a 24 hour shuttle bus service.
Copthorne Gatwick (7 minutes from terminals) - a characteristic old farm style hotel, but with all the trimmings of a modern 4 star. The Copthorne Hotel Gatwick offers a shuttle service to and from both terminals.
Sandman Signature Hotel (former Ramada) (8 minutes from terminals) - the rooms at the Sandman Signature Gatwick are spacious, as is the hotel. A shuttle service and competitive Park and Fly deals make this hotel a favourite for families.
Europa Hotel (10 minutes from terminals) - the Europa operates a 24 hour shuttle service to and from the airport. Early bookers will benefit from very competitive Stay and Park, and Room Only rates.
Russ Hill Hotel (12 minutes from terminals) - a country style hotel set about 15 minutes from the airport, in Charlwood, with a shuttle service that passes by both terminals. The hotel provides a restaurant and bar service.
Arora Hotel (8 minutes from terminals) - based in Crawley, less than 8 minutes from Gatwick Airport, the 4 star deluxe Arora Hotel is close to a shopping mall and a selection of bars, cafes and restaurants. The hotel offers direct access to Crawley train station’s platform.
The Felbridge Hotel (11 minutes from terminals) - the Felbridge is a boutique hotel just 11 minutes from Gatwick Airport. The hotel provides a subsidised taxi shuttle for its guests to and from the airport at any time of the day.
Days Hotel (7 minutes from terminals) - another very recently refurbished Gatwick Airport hotel that offers 3 star quality for some of the lowest rates going. The Days also runs free shuttle transfers for hotel guests.
Copthorne Effingham Hotel (11 minutes from terminals) - the sister hotel of the Copthorne Gatwick and also a 4 star. The Effingham Park is set 11 minutes from the airport and shares a shuttle service with the Copthorne.
Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth Hotel (10 minutes from terminals) - if you book early enough at the Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth Hotel you won't find a better value for money hotel with parking deal. The health club next door to the hotel can be used by guests for a small charge.
Menzies Chequers Hotel (5 minutes from terminals - a 4 star hotel located just 5 minutes from the terminals offering a high standard of 4 star amenities, Park and Fly deals and a 24 hour taxi shuttle service.
Gatwick Airport consists of two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal. The two terminals are connected to each other by way of a free monorail that runs during airport hours, the journey time is approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
The Sofitel Hotel at the North Terminal and the Hilton Hotel at the South Terminal are connected to the airport by undercover walkway. The North Terminal and the South Terminal are joined by an automated monorail with a journey time of 2 minutes. The Courtyard by Marriott is located on-site at the South Terminal and is a new, quality 3 star hotel. A shuttle bus service runs between the two terminals from 04:00 - 23:30 7 days a week.
Why stay at an airport hotel?
There are a number of reasons to book a hotel at Gatwick. With the main motorways into and around the airport being so susceptible to closures or heavy traffic travellers are less inclined to risk missing their flight so opt to be at or near to the airport the night before. Also, flights often leave very early in the morning or arrive back very late at night. People don’t wish to drive at these times so will either stay at a hotel before they fly or on their way back before going home. Another very popular reason to stay at a Gatwick hotel would be to take advantage of some of the ‘Hotel with Parking’ deals that combine an overnight hotel stay with a long term parking package. These are the very best value for money accommodation and parking options available.
Which Gatwick hotel is best?
It depends on circumstances of travel, however, the best value for money hotels tend to be the perimeter hotels. These are the hotels that line the perimeter of the airport but are not actually classed as on site Gatwick Airport hotels in the sense that they are not built within airport owned territory. They do offer the most competitive rates though whether you are looking for a room only or room with parking deal.
Shuttle bus services
All airport hotels featured on Gatwick Reservations offer a shuttle service to the airport and back. They also offer Stay and Park (also known as Park and Fly) packages where the price of a hotel room includes up to 8 or 15 days long term parking.