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8 Gatwick Hotels You Can Walk To From Terminals

A Practical Guide To Staying In Hotels Within Gatwick Airport That You Can Walk To


Hilton Hotel Gatwick Airport London

Staying at a hotel within the Gatwick Airport passenger terminal complex has the major attraction of being able to walk to your airport hotel from the passenger terminals without hanging around for a hotel shuttle and avoiding the cost of Gatwick Airport hotel shuttles that are not cheap.


There are now 8 hotels at Gatwick Airport you can walk to from two passenger terminals at Gatwick. From two budget Premier Inn hotels through a couple of Hilton's to a Marriott and the luxury Sofitel Gatwick.


There Are 2 Gatwick Airport Passenger Terminals - North & South Terminals

The two passenger terminals at Gatwick Airport are a long way apart, it is not possible to walk between them. There is a free monorail train service that shuttles between the two terminals every 2 or 3 minutes making journeys between the two terminals a breeze, even with luggage.

However, when looking for a hotel at Gatwick, do find out which passenger terminal your flight us using so you can factor that parameter into your purchasing decision.

The original Gatwick passenger terminal is the South Terminal and that is where the station for the rail link to London is situated.


Gatwick Airport Hotels Attached To Or Opposite The Passenger Terminals

The original on-airport hotels are the Sofitel Gatwick and Hilton Gatwick hotels attached by covered walkway to the North and South Terminals at Gatwick respectively.

These are both full service luxury 4 star hotels, normally the most expensive accommodations available in and around Gatwick Airport. Newly opened in 2014, the Hampton Hilton offers another full service option linked to the North Terminal.


Opened late in 2012, Premier Inn North Terminal is situated next to the Sofitel at the North Terminal and you can walk across the road into the terminal. This is a a very good quality 3 star grade equivalent hotel, comparable to the 4 star hotels in the above paragraph but with many of the frills you may never use taken out.


The Yotel Gatwick is a Japanese cabin style option that is actually within the South Terminal itself, the entrance via a lift directly opposite exiting the customs hall. Not so much a hotel room as a bed in a small private space with restricted access times, but if all you need is a bed and little else it could be your solution.

The Bloc Hotel Gatwick newly opened in 2014 is another no frills budget offering similar size rooms to the Yotel, but with King Size beds and like the Yotel is within the South Terminal itself.


Gatwick Airport Hotels You Can Walk To From The Passenger Terminals

Gatwick Inter Terminal Shuttle Train

Gatwick Airport Inter Terminal Shuttle Train
Leaving North Terminal Past Sofitel Hotel

There are two hotels within the passenger terminal complex that you can walk to in about 5-10 minutes, both hotels have shuttles if its raining.

The Marriott Courtyard is a signposted 10 minute walk from the south passenger terminal, but in all honesty most people seem to take the hotel shuttle bus (not complementary). Its a very good quality footpath with slopes on the kerbs so you can roll your luggage.

The Premier Inn Gatwick Airport Way normally offers cheaper rooms to its sister Premier Inn opposite the North Terminal. Before the Premier Inn North terminal was opened this hotel was the Premier Inn Terminal Hotel. Its about the same distance but from the North Terminal as the Marriott from the South Terminal but the path is much narrower, bumpier and is not signed. You also have to cross a very busy road opposite the hotel with no pedestrian crossing.


Summary Of Gatwick Airport Hotels In Passenger Terminal Complex And Links To More Hotel Detail

The Hilton Gatwick, Hampton Hilton and Sofitel Gatwick hotels you walk straight into reception from within the South and North Terminals themselves and are the 4 star luxury hotel options with all the frills a business traveller can wish for.

The Premier Inn North Terminal Gatwick is located next to the Sofitel, facing the North Terminal and is a good quality budget chain hotel with a very good reputation for people with one eye on their wallet who want value for money.

The Yotel and Bloc Hotels are within the South Terminal and are for those where low cost is the overriding purchasing criteria.


The Marriott Courtyard is a straight forward walk and signposted from the South Terminal on a wide pavement that is well signed to the hotel, though there is no protection from the elements. The Premier Inn Airport Way is a similar distance to the Marriott but from the North Terminal but the footpath is not signed and narrow/bumpy.


On Airport Gatwick Hotel Map

Restaurants, Fast Food and Pubs

The main hotels all of course offer their own restaurants and bars. As you would expect these come with a price premium attached. In both Gatwick terminals there is also a good choice of chain restaurants from fast food to something more substantial without going through customs. There is also branches of M&S Simply Food mini-supermarket good for sandwiches and snacks.


If you want to escape the bland, globalized fully priced offerings at the airport then head to the nearby towns of Horley and Crawley. We have full details of both Horley and Crawley on dedicated pages.

Trains run to the heart of both Crawley and Horley many times an hour from very early until very late from Gatwick's train station within the South Terminal. There are also frequent local buses.


Gatwick Best Price Hotels
Indicative Gatwick Hotel Room Rates

Sampled prices at Heathrow for early October 2016

On Airport Hotels - Hotels you can walk to hotel from Gatwick passenger terminals

Hotel & Link To Detail Page

Mid-Week

Week-End

Yotel South Terminal (Single Person Cabin)

£69

£69

Courtyard by Marriott +#

£78

£71

Hilton Gatwick +#

£74

£74

Bloc Hotel South Terminal +#

£80

£78

Premier Inn North Terminal +#

£90

£86

Hampton by Hilton Gatwick +#

£107

£98

Sofitel Gatwick +#

£119

£103

Gatwick Off Airport Hotel With Airport Shuttle Service

Hotel & Link To Detail Page

Mid-Week

Week-End

Airport Inn +#

£49

£49

Travelodge Gatwick Central +#

£50

£50

Ibis Gatwick +

£59

£50

Arora Gatwick +#

£84

£60

Holiday Inn Gatwick +#

£82

£61

Best Western Skylane +#

£74

£64

Premier Inn Airport Way +#

£63

£73

Gatwick Off Airport Hotel With Taxi Transfers

Hotel & Link To Detail Page

Mid-week

Week-End

Gatwick Europa ~+#

£39

£39

Russ Hill Hotel +#

£43

£43

Premier Inn Manor Royal +#

£70

£51

Mystery 4 Star Hotel +#

£85

£53

Sandman Signature Gatwick +#

£72

£55

Premier Inn Gatwick South +#

£72

£58

Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth +#

£75

£61

Crowne Plaza Gatwick +#

£87

£64

Copthorne Gatwick

£79

£79

Copthorne Effingham Park +

£79

£79

Off Airport Bed & Breakfast style accommodation with own transfer facility to/ from Gatwick

Gainsborough Lodge ~+

£43

£43

Acorn Lodge ~+

£65

£65

Glenalmond Guest House ~+#

£70

£70

Rosemead Guest House ~#

£78

£78

Gatwick Belmont +#

£79

£79

Corner House ~#

£79

£79

Castle Lodge Guest House ~+#

£79

£79

Gatwick House ~#

£80

£80

The White House ~+#

£82

£82

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