Stay and play at Gatwick the night before your flight!
Flying can be a stressful business; all that packing, the hassle of getting to the airport, trying not to forget the kids, or your passports, or your flight details… Add to that an early flight and you’ve got yourself a major headache.
Instead of sitting in traffic on the M23, worrying yourself silly about missing your flight; you could be waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take to the skies by staying at one of the many Gatwick Airport hotels on offer.
The choice is so huge that it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to picking the right one… Lucky for you we’ve tested the best and sifted through the rest to bring you the top hotels at Gatwick Airport, right here; just for you!
For the ultimate stress reliever why not book airport parking with your hotel. Take a look at APH’s fantastic hotel and parking packages and save yourself time and hassle. Let APH take care of all the details, so you can get on with starting your holiday!
For breakfast: Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth
Crabbet Park, Turners Hill Road, Crawley, RH10 4SS
Nothing gets you going in the morning like a top brekkie, and at Holiday Inn they know how to do breakfast! This modern low-rise hotel is set in gorgeous Sussex countryside so you’ll feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the real world, allowing you to properly unwind before your flight!
The newly refurbished Lyttons Bar and Brasserie is on-site and has a great choice of classic dishes suitable for all the family and what’s more, kids under 13 eat for free, so what are you waiting for?!
If you’re feeling particularly active or just looking to melt some stress at the gym, guests of Holiday Inn can get a day pass at neighbouring Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre for only £6.00.
Breakfast: 6:00am to 10:30am Monday to Saturday; 6:00am to 11:00am Sunday
Facilities: On-site bar & restaurant; 24-hour room service; health centre next door
For more information and to book visit Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth
For Families: Sandman Signature London Gatwick
18-23 Tinsley Lane South, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 8XH
If you’re looking for a great start to your family holiday then take a look at the Sandman Signature. This super smart hotel has huge and comfortable rooms, big enough for all the family.
The fantastic pool will keep the kids busy for hours leaving you free to recline with a drink and make full use of the free Wi-Fi. Grab some dinner in the family-friendly Brassiere Restaurant where children under 4 eat for free and then head back to your massive room and curl up with the kids to catch a flick on the flat screen TV.
For the more energetic members of the family, the fitness centre beckons; burn off some calories and melt some stress with a workout at this small but perfectly formed gym.
Breakfast: 6:30am to 10:00am Monday to Friday; 7:00am to 10:30am Saturdays; 7:30am to 12:00pm Sundays
Facilities: Swimming pool & fitness centre; free Wi-Fi throughout hotel; family rooms available
For more information and to book visit Sandman Signature London Gatwick
For North Terminal: Sofitel
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, RH6 0PH
You can’t beat the Sofitel on location; directly connected to the North Terminal by a short walkway, this clean and modern hotel is perfect if you want to wake up and go! With free Wi-Fi and a selection of on-site dining, you can happily set up camp here as they have everything you need.
Workout in the fitness studio any time of day or night; this little spot is perfect for relieving tension after a busy day.
There are three restaurants, two serving French fare; the other is an ode to Asia with Chinese dishes on offer. Fancy a drink after dinner? Head to Kua Bar where you can enjoy a cocktail on the balcony and watch the world go by.
Breakfast: 6:30am to 10:00am daily
Facilities: On-site restaurants & bars; fitness room; 24-hour room service
For more information and to book visit Sofitel Gatwick Airport
For South Terminal: Hilton London Gatwick
South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, RH6 0LL
If you’re flying out of the South Terminal and want a hassle free commute then look no further than Hilton London Gatwick. Connected to the terminal by a covered walkway, it’s only a short hop and a skip to the check-in desk in the morning.
As you’d expect from a Hilton, the hotel features large and immaculate rooms, full of all the things you need when you’re away from home. The décor is classic and elegant and the bathrooms are huge.
The garden restaurant serves a mean breakfast daily; for dinner head to Amy’s Restaurant for classic and contemporary dishes like Teriyaki Salmon and juicy Rib-eye steaks. There are two on-site bars; Amy’s for the more sophisticated traveller, and Charlie Fry’s Sport Bar if you want to kick back with a beer and catch up on your sports.
Breakfast: 5:30am to 10:30am daily
Facilities: On-site bars & restaurants; 24-hour fitness centre; gift shop
For more information and to book visit Hilton London Gatwick
For a bargain break: The Days Hotel
34 Bonehurst Road, Horley, RH6 8QG
Need to be at the airport bright and early but don’t want to splash the cash? The Days Hotel is only 10 minutes from Gatwick and offers comfortable clean rooms at a great price. This 3-star gem has everything you need for a great night’s sleep; the rooms are kitted out with flat screen TVs, there are hot drinks on tap and the space is blissfully air conditioned.
The Watershed Bar and Restaurant is a no nonsense place to grab a bite or unwind with a drink. Sit back and get yourself in the mood for your holiday, safe in the knowledge that you are less than 3 miles from the airport.
Breakfast: 7:00am to 9:00am daily
Facilities: On-site restaurant
For more information and to book visit The Days Hotel
For a little luxury: Felbridge Hotel and Spa
London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2BH
If you’re looking to start your holiday as soon as possible then the gorgeous Felbridge Hotel and Spa is just what you need! Overflowing with 4-star glamour; this hotel has it covered. From swimming pool to tennis court, fully kitted out spa to an award winning restaurant; this is the perfect spot to while away a little time before your trip.
For fine dining head to Anise Restaurant which serves fresh seasonal produce; highlights include the delicious scallops and locally sourced lamb. If all that sounds a little fancy then make your way to the Bay Tree Restaurant for classic dishes in a relaxed setting.
To fully unwind and rid yourself of the stresses of everyday life, book yourself into the Chakra Spa where you can pamper yourself with a treatment or drift off with a massage. There’s a fabulous indoor pool, a Jacuzzi to recline in and even a tennis court on offer for the really energetic.
Breakfast: 6:30am to 10:00am Monday to Friday; 7:00am to 10:30am Saturday & Sunday
Facilities: Health club featuring swimming pool; Tennis courts; Spa; On-site bars & restaurants
For more information and to book visit Felbridge Hotel and Spa