While Gatwick Airport is open 24/7 and you could spend the night on a bench or on the floor, why would you when you can find nearby airport hotels at prices starting from just £20 per night? Whether you are looking for Gatwick Airport hotels to avoid having to get up ridiculously early to catch a flight, for a stop-over or because you have missed your flight, at Parkhero we have all the information you need.
There are several different classes of hotel at or near Gatwick Airport and there is something suitable for every budget, both big and small. You won’t need to spend the night on the cold terminal floor with the help of our advice below. We will show you how far the hotels are from each terminal, the average price per night, what sort of facilities you can expect and important information such as check-in and check-out times, breakfast provision and transfer information. If you would like hotels with parking at Gatwick you can check out our dedicated blog.
Read on and ensure that you get a fantastic night’s sleep before your flight with our top tips on Gatwick Airport hotels.
In this blog post, we present to you six Gatwick Airport Hotels, three near the North Terminal and three near the South Terminal. They are as close as it gets to the airport, are reasonably priced, and offer a great number of amenities. At the North Terminal, you can choose among the 4-star Sofitel, the 3-star Premier Inn, and the budget-friendly Travelodge. At the South Terminal, you'll find top hotel names like Hilton, and the super-modern Bloc and Yotelair Hotels. Read the detailed descriptions below, to see why these airport hotels at Gatwick Airport made it to our top pick list. After reading this post, you'll definitely reconsider sleeping at the airport.
|Hotel||Price per night||Rating||Distance to North Terminal||Distance to South Terminal|
|Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central||£35.00||★★★||2 miles||3 miles|
|Premier Inn London Gatwick||£51.00||★★★||0.1 miles||1 miles|
|Hilton London Gatwick Airport||£70.00||★★★★||1.4 miles||0.3 miles|
|Bloc Hotel London Airport||£84.00||★★★||1.1 miles||0.2 miles|
|Yotelair London Gatwick Airport||£110.00||★★★||1.1 miles||0.2 miles|
|Sofitel London Gatwick||£122.00||★★★★||0.2 miles||0.9 miles|
Prices are based on travel in March 2021 booked 5 months in advance for 2 people sharing a double room.
We picked three hotels near North Terminal that have been highly rated by former travellers. They are particularly recommended for their ideal location, reasonable prices, and quality amenities. Presented price ascending, their description will focus on the room facilities, board options, and general information, such as the check-in and out policy.
(from £35 per night for two guests)
Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central is a quick shuttle ride away from the terminals. It is the most budget-friendly hotel only 2 km far from the North Terminal.
The newly refurbished rooms are air-conditioned, including hypoallergenic bedding, bathroom with bathtub or shower, toiletries, desk, electric kettle, and a flatscreen TV. Wi-fi is free for 30 minutes and is charged £3 for 24 hours. If you don't want to pay this fee, you can go to the lobby for free unlimited Wi-fi access. Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central has a restaurant and a hotel bar. A breakfast buffet is available for £5.25, including cereals, hot drinks and juices, pastries and more. For business travellers, there is a business centre and meeting facilities on-site.
The reception is open 24/7 and happy to help you with your enquiries. Early check-in and check-out are available for £10 each. If you're a pet owner, you can bring your four-legged friend along for £20 per day.
The shuttle ride from Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central runs every 15 minutes and costs £3 per person. Shuttle bus services G1, G3, and G7 run 24/7 from the hotel to both the North (5-minute ride) and South Terminal (10-minute ride). Guests can meet this service outside the hotel and at Bus Stop number 8 at both Gatwick terminals. You will be dropped off and picked up at the hotel’s front door.
(£51 per night for two guests)
Premier Inn is conveniently located on-site at Gatwick's North Terminal, only a minute's walk away from the terminal's entrance. The free monorail train will also take you in two minutes to the South Terminal.
Rooms are spacious, soundproofed, air-conditioned, and include bath or shower, desk, electric kettle, ironing facilities, hairdryer and free Wi-fi. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk in case you have a request, such as a wake-up service. For an extra £10.50, you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat type of breakfast with continental, full English/Irish and gluten-free choices. Lunch and dinner are also served in the Thyme Restaurant with a kids menu with burgers, American-style pancakes, and desserts. In the hotel's lounge area, you can see live flight updates, so you know if any delays occur for your flight.
Check-in at Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport - North Terminal is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.
(£122 per night for two guests)
Sofitel is connected to Gatwick North Terminal with a covered walkway and a two-minute ride via monorail to the South Terminal.
The spacious and beautifully decorated rooms are soundproof, air-conditioned and offer several amenities. Guests will find a refrigerator, electric kettle, tea/coffee maker, TV, toiletries, laptop safe and more. All rooms have a garden or inner courtyard view. You can also request a wake-up service.
When making a booking, you can add breakfast for £19 with various choices like continental, Italian, full English/Irish, vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten-free, Asian, and American. The hotel also features three restaurants serving European cuisine with a French twist, Southeast Asian cuisine, and a casual bistro. For a relaxing drink or a cocktail, go to La Terrace Bar or The View bars. On the hotel premises, there is also a concierge desk, a business centre and a beauty room. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Check-in is available from 14:00 and check-out until 12:00. A late check-out is subject to availability upon arrival and the additional cost would be £47.00 until 18:00. You could also make an early check-in from 9:00 am at extra £59.00.
We’ve searched and found the best and closest hotels to the South Terminal. Bloc Hotel and Yotelair are actually located within the Terminal, while the Hilton is only a few minutes away. Based on price variation, they provide different types of amenities. The Hilton is a top hotel name while the Bloc and Yotelair add a modern touch to airport accommodation. To make things easier for you, we will tell you everything you need to know including what the room includes and the additional services regarding board and other hotel policies, such as check-in and check-out times.
(from £70 per night for two guests)
The Hilton London Gatwick Airport is situated in the most convenient location for South Terminal passengers. The hotel is connected to the South Terminal via a covered walkway, and it takes a 5-minutes walk. Guests departing from the North Terminal can use the complimentary monorail, only a 2-minute ride away.
The elegant-designed rooms are air-conditioned, soundproofed, and include a bathroom with shower or bathtub, toiletries, iron, a working desk, a flatscreen TV with pay per view channels, and high-speed internet. WiFi is available in the hotel rooms, but charges are applicable. Please ask upon arrival about the extra fee.
There are three restaurants on-site. The Garden restaurant offers a breakfast and dinner buffet. Amy's modern dining restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and has a la carte menu, including European cuisine options. Amy's Lobby Bar also offers a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The Hilton at Gatwick features two bars and a Costa Coffee shop. If you only wish to have breakfast, you can prepay a continental, full English/Irish, or vegetarian breakfast for £18.50.
The hotel has 24-hour services, such as the reception, concierge, room service, and a fitness centre. There's also a business centre and, for an additional charge, meeting/banquet facilities.
Check-in is possible after 15:00 and check-out before 12:00. Early check-in is subject to availability on the day of arrival, and additional charges may incur. Late check-out is also subject to availability. If available, the cost is £10 per hour.
(from £84 per night for two guests)
When searching for Gatwick Hotels South Terminal, there is no closer option than Bloc. It is ideally located next to security on the third floor of the South Terminal. It will take you one minute on foot to reach the departures hall.
The contemporary designed rooms offer comfortable accommodation, with king-size beds, monsoon showers, free toiletries, electronic window blinds, ambient lighting, climate control, and a flat-screen TV. The free high-speed Wi-fi is unlimited for all guests without extra charges. The hotel may not have restaurants on-site but has teamed up with nearby restaurants to offer you breakfast and dinner deals. Some of the restaurants and coffee shops they partnered with are Joe's Coffee House, Giraffe Restaurant, Weatherspoons, and more.
Bloc Hotel offers the ultimate convenience for travellers who need to check-in their bags at the airport. Depending on the airline, customers of Bloc Hotel can check-in their luggage the night before the flight.
Regarding the hotel's check-in and check-out policy, check-in is available after 16:00 and check-out before 11:00. If you have any other enquiries, you can address them to the 24-hour reception desk.
(from £110 per night for two guests)
Another convenient option for South Terminal travellers is Yotelair as it is located within the South Terminal building. For guests flying from the North Terminal, there is a 24-hour free shuttle that runs every 3 to 5 minutes. In approximately 2 minutes, you'll be at the North Terminal.
This Japanese inspired hotel offers compact cabin rooms with luxury bedding, monsoon shower, bespoke toiletries, a flat-screen TV, a workstation, and even a jukebox music system. Guests can connect to the speedy Wi-fi, which is free and unlimited.
There's a 24-hour cabin service menu, including snacks, beverages, and meals. Tea and coffee are free and unlimited. You can also order food to be delivered to your room. For breakfast, you can order from the la carte menu or arrange a continental breakfast to be ready for you upon check out. Breakfast includes, among others, muesli cereals, yoghurt, fruit, and freshly-baked croissants. For dinner, you can choose from a selection of meals, sweet and savoury snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, juices and many more.
Check-in at YOTELAIR is from 18:00, and check-out is until 09:00. Access out of the regular booking hours will cost an additional £5 per hour for the Standard Cabin and £9 per hour for the Premium Cabin. The reception desk is open 24-hours, and the staff is happy to assist you with any questions.
All six hotels mentioned above show that airport accommodation can be both comfortable and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, what most airport hotels still lack is available room for parking. If available, they share parking facilities with other nearby hotels or other buildings that cannot ensure that your vehicle is safe.
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