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London Gatwick Airport Hotels | Top 10 Best Hotels Near London Gatwick

Gatwick Airport, a prominent international airport about 30 miles south of Central London, holds the title of the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom (by passenger traffic). Having originated as an aerodrome in the 1920s, it graduated to handling commercial flights in 1933. Over the decades that followed, the airport saw several expansion exercises; these are documented in the Gatwick Aviation Museum in Chartwood. Gatwick is a single-runway airport, with a secondary runway available for emergencies. It has two terminals, North and South, connected by a monorail service. Gatwick Airport is a base for several airlines, including British Airways, EasyJet, Monarch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Travelers flying in or out of the airport have a variety of hotels to choose from, ranging from 4-star establishments just off the terminal buildings, to quaint B&Bs in the surrounding countryside. Check out our top picks of hotels near London’s Gatwick Airport.


# 1

Premier Inn Gatwick Manor Royal

Opt for no-frills comfort and convenience during your London layover or business trip, in the shape of Premier Inn Gatwick Manor Royal. This basic hotel is located about 4 miles south of Gatwick Airport, and within easy reach of Crawley’s many business centers. K2 Leisure Center is also a short drive away from the hotel. Though Premier Inn does not have a private airport shuttle service, guests can easily commute to and from both North and South Terminals via local buses connecting the airport to Crawley Business Quarter. Housed within the simple modern hotel building are a range of functional rooms with attached bathrooms, signature beds, blackout curtains, TVs, workstations, tea/coffee making arrangements, and free Wi-Fi. Traveling families and large groups can opt for the hotel’s family rooms that come with pull-out sofa-beds and offer free boarding for children under 15. The in-house Thyme restaurant serves a variety of British fare, including a sumptuous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, and Costa Coffee beverages. Premier Inn Gatwick Royal Manor also offers meeting facilities in the form of 7 conference rooms, along with reasonably priced parking space for sleep-park-fly guests.


# 2

Sofitel London Gatwick

Nothing beats the convenience of an airport hotel that’s actually part of the airport premises. Sofitel London Gatwick goes a step further by offering direct access to its lobby from the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport. An elevated covered walkway takes you across the road to the Sofitel building, which in turn is poised to charm you with its French contemporary interiors. The hotel’s connectivity to North Terminal renders a shuttle service redundant. It also makes central London easily accessible by means of the Gatwick Express rail link. Sofitel London Gatwick has 518 rooms and suites with contemporary décor, signature beds, flat screen TVs, workstations, tea/coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Select rooms and suites offer runway views, along with exclusive access to continental breakfast, snacks and drinks at the hotel’s Club Millesime Lounge. Tailored for jetlagged guests, Sofitel London Gatwick offers round-the-clock facilities including room service and fitness center access. Guests can also dine at any of the 3 restaurants within the hotel, together serving cuisines ranging from British to Chinese. 2 bars offer a choice of urban chic and cozy settings. Meeting and event hosting facilities at Sofitel are top-notch, including 2 floors dedicated to meeting rooms, ample parking space, and event planning expertise.


# 3

Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport

This conveniently located Gatwick Airport hotel enjoys direct access (via covered walkway) from North Terminal, and is a mere 5 minutes away from South Terminal. A 24-hour complimentary shuttle service is available for guests heading to or from South Terminal; they can also use Gatwick Airport’s inter-terminal monorail service (also free of cost). The Gatwick Airport railway station is just a mile away, connecting this Hampton hotel to practically any part of London. This is also a great option for traveling executives, seeing as the corporate offices and business hubs of Crawley, Redhill, and Burgess Hill are all quick drives away. Within the Hampton, guests will find a range of relaxed modern rooms, with signature beds, comfortable armchairs, flat screen HD TVs, full and lap desks, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making arrangements. They are attached to spacious bathrooms with high pressure showers. The hotel restaurant offers a complimentary hot breakfast buffet (with to-go options available on weekdays). A snack bar and a full-service fitness center remain accessible at all hours. A dedicated work area with computers and printing/faxing abilities is also part of the hotel, along with a meeting room that can accommodate up to 16 people.


# 4

Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport - North Terminal

Conveniently located right opposite Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal, Premier Inn is equipped to cater to business travelers, guests on a London layover, and even Londoners looking to fly out of the city. Those arriving at or departing from North Terminal can just cross over to the hotel lobby, while South Terminal is just 2 minutes away via a complimentary shuttle service. The rest of London remains accessible via the Gatwick Express rail link. The ambiance of Premier Inn revolves around clean modern simplicity. Its spacious rooms and suites sport soundproofed windows, comfortable beds, workstations, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, and in-room arrangements for tea and coffee. Suites have sofa-beds to accommodate additional guests. Facilities for guests include the standard Premier Inn offerings, such as the relaxed Thyme restaurant serving buffet breakfast and all meals, a Costa Coffee outlet, and a business lounge for guests who wish to catch up on work. Though on-site parking is not available, Premier Inn guests can avail of limited parking space at the Gatwick Airport short stay car park located just opposite the hotel.


# 5

Yotel Hotel Gatwick Airport Crawley

Find yourself in a futuristic sleep pod, right inside Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. Designed in the signature style of the Yotel airport hotel chain, Yotel Gatwick reveals itself as a series of compact ‘cabins’, all equipped with the mod-cons and amenities that a modern jetsetter needs. In terms of airport access, this hotel enjoys an unbeatable location. Guests arriving at Gatwick’s South Terminal don’t even need to exit the building, while those heading to North Terminal can use Yotel’s free 24-hour shuttle service. The hotel also offers easy rail and road access to the rest of London and even Heathrow Airport. All Yotel ‘cabins’ are fitted with bunk-style beds, pull-out workstations, flat screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and are attached to bathrooms with monsoon showers. Upgraded cabins have adjustable ergonomic beds and additional storage space. Yotel guests can order a range of meals and snacks at any hour of the day, and are entitled to an unlimited supply of tea, coffee and cocoa. The reception remains operational round the clock, offering flexible check-ins and check-outs. Free-use internet kiosks are provided at ‘Mission Control’.


# 6

Bloc Hotel Gatwick

Flying out of Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal? Stay at the Bloc Hotel, a few paces away from the terminal’s departure area. Access to the North Terminal is just as convenient, thanks to the airport’s inter-terminal monorail service that runs at 5-minute intervals round the clock. Within the sleek modern Bloc Hotel building are 245 polished rooms, designed in line with the Bloc parameters of compact, fuss-free sophistication. They offer runway views, air conditioning, tablet-controlled lighting and temperature settings, king-size beds with Egyptian cotton linen, flat screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Their attached bathrooms have monsoon showers and premium toiletries. Bloc Hotel guests can enjoy discounts at a number of shopping and dining destinations in and around the Gatwick Airport premises, as well as the convenience of valet parking at preferential rates.


# 7

Gatwick House

If you’re tired of impersonal airport hotels, head to this charming B&B, located just over a mile from Gatwick Airport. Gatwick House offers free airport transfers between 3am and 12 noon. A family run establishment, it enjoys a riverside setting next to a historic pub restaurant, and offers 10 guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and tea and coffee making arrangements. Most rooms have Wi-Fi access, and family rooms have sofa-beds for additional guests. All room tariffs are inclusive of a sumptuous continental breakfast served in an airy dining room, as well as overnight off-street parking space. A guest lounge offers free Wi-Fi, computers, and a range of magazines and books.


# 8

Grange Hotel Crawley

Though a little further away from Gatwick Airport than most of the other hotels on this list, the Grange serves as a good airport hotel on account of its well-rounded array of facilities. For one, it is located in the charming and historic neighborhood of Crawley, away from the noise and congestion of the airport precinct. Even so, the hotel’s private airport shuttle makes it easy to get to Gatwick Airport at your convenience. Crawley Railway Station and a number of shopping and dining options surround the hotel. Inside it are 40 guest rooms with attached bathrooms, flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making arrangements, and broadband internet access. A sumptuous continental breakfast buffet is served every morning.


# 9

Corner House Hotel Horley

This family-run establishment is located in Horley, just a mile from Gatwick Airport. A paid shuttle service is available for transferring guests to and from the airport. Operating out of a charming brick house on a quiet residential street, Corner House Hotel offers a range of unpretentious rooms, with attached bathrooms, flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making arrangements, and free Wi-Fi. Choose a room with a fireplace for a vintage vibe, or a family room for its additional bunk beds. An English breakfast buffet is available, and an in-house restaurant has a farm-fresh dinner menu. Order room service if you don’t feel like stepping out, or spend a quiet evening in the cozy bar-lounge. Parking space is available on both short-term and long-term bases.


# 10

Cumberland House Gatwick B & B

A B&B housed in an Edwardian-era residence on Brighton Road, Cumberland House is less than 2 miles away from Gatwick Airport. This hotel caters exclusively to adults, offering freebies including 24-hour airport transfers and overnight parking, along with rooms that are attuned to the requirements of business travelers and holidaying couples. There are 8 guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms in this B&B, all equipped with comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making arrangements, and free Wi-Fi. A delectable breakfast menu with cooked-to-order options is one of the highlights of this hotel. Services at Cumberland House are tailored to your requirements; avail of everything from flexible check-in times, to luggage assistance, to early breakfast, to complimentary pick-ups from public transport hubs around the hotel.


# 11

Springwood Guest House Horley

Immerse yourself in classic English elegance and warm comfort at the Springwood Guest House, a popular B&B in Horley, just about 1.2 miles from Gatwick Airport. Complimentary airport pick-ups and drop-offs can be arranged, and the management can guide you on the best ways to spend your time in Surrey and central London (connected via Horley station). Despite its proximity to the airport, Springwood is located off the flight path, keeping its environs noise-free. Housed within its charming Victorian building are spacious rooms with attached bathrooms, flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making equipment, and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, free on-site parking, and access to multiple shopping, dining and recreation destinations in the surrounding countryside. Note that this is an adults-only hotel.


# 12

Southbourne Guest House

Southbourne is a popular B&B with a quaint setting in Horley town center, along with excellent connectivity to Gatwick Airport. Free transportation to the airport is available, the commute taking just about 5 minutes. Horley railway station, within walking distance of the guesthouse, connects you to the rest of London. The late Victorian-era building offers simple but elegant rooms with attached bathrooms, flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making equipment, and free Wi-Fi. The rooms come in a variety of sizes, for solo travelers all the way to holidaying families. Room tariffs at Southbourne are inclusive of breakfast, which is a grand affair with continental and cooked-to-order items. Parking space is also available on the premises.


# 13

Gatwick Turret Guest House

One of several charming bed-and-breakfasts located within a 2 mile radius from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick Turret Guest House operates out of a restored 19th century house. Airport transfers are available on request, along with secure parking within the hotel premises. Rooms here are basic but comfortable, accommodating 2-4 guests each, and featuring private bathrooms, 32-inch flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making provisions, and free Wi-Fi. Bundled tariffs that include car parking charges are available. Breakfast at Gatwick Turret Guest House includes a continental buffet, as well as cooked-to-order items.


# 14

Tanglewood Guest House

This Crawley B&B is located less than 3 miles from Gatwick Airport, and not much further from local attractions including the Hawth Theater entertainment complex. Airport drop-offs are complimentary, and guests can easily rent taxis from the airport to get to the guesthouse. Set within landscaped gardens, the charming B&B offers cozy rooms with quaint furnishings, fine mod-cons, attached bathrooms, and breakfast bars. Guests get their own keys to the ground floor lobby, and as such, have the freedom to come and go as they please. Breakfast is served on a patio overlooking the gardens. Off-street parking space is available.


# 15

Ambers Guest House

Frequently fly in or out of London? Book a room (or an apartment) at the Ambers Guest House, a well-appointed B&B in Horley, just 2 miles from Gatwick Airport. Free transportation to the airport is available, along with traveler-friendly services such as flexible check-in times, secure on-site parking, and good connectivity to public transport. Rooms here are beautifully furnished, and equipped with fine amenities, color TVs, tea/coffee making arrangements, and free Wi-Fi. An apartment with a fully functional kitchen is also available. Guests at Ambers are entitled to complimentary English breakfast. A number of dining options are also within walking distance of this B&B.


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