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Hotels Near Gatwick Airport - Over 30 Hotels Compared

Guidelines To Finding The Right Accommodation For You


Premier Inn Gatwick North Terminal

Premier Inn Gatwick Airport North Terminal

Gatwick Hotel Accommodation is available at competitive prices in all sectors from Bed & Breakfast, through cheap no frills, budget chain hotels to luxury 4 star hotels.

There are about ten relatively large chain hotels within 1km of the terminals, the rest either double up serving the local towns of Horley or Crawley or offer a 'quiet retreat in the English countryside'.


To make an informed hotel choice at Gatwick the key points are:

  • Gatwick Airport has two terminals, named North and South connected by a frequent free monorail service. At the South Terminal is the Hilton Gatwick, Bloc Hotel and the Yotel. At the North Terminal are the Sofitel, Hilton by Hampton and the Premier Inn North Terminal. It is also possible to walk to the Courtyard by Marriott Gatwick and the Premier Inn Airport Way. All other accommodation requires a vehicle transfer.

  • Most Gatwick hotels have a hotel transfer bus sometimes shared with neighbouring hotels, these are not complementary. Fares do vary from hotel to hotel but are normally in the £3 to £4 range per person each way with discounts for children, couples and families. A handful of the small Gatwick Bed & Breakfast hotels do still offer complementary shuttles, but most, certainly the more competitively priced charge around £6 per room for an airport transfer. In the last year a few hotels have stopped their hotel shuttles and offer taxi services. Typically a taxi is in the £8 to £11 range, which for two people isn't that different to the hotel bus services

  • Gatwick Airport has flights coming and going on a 24 x 7 basis. A lot of the hotels, especially the smaller ones do not offer transfer services through the night and are highly variable when these services shut down and start up again. Details are shown on individual hotel pages on this web site.

  • Most people will be driven by the headline price of rooms advertised at Gatwick hotels. Prices of things like internet access, food and drink vary enormously at the airport hotels. Some hotels charges for these extras are truly eye watering and can easily total to more than the cost of the hotel room. There are clusters of hotels just north and south of Gatwick Airports on the fringes of Horley and Crawley where you can easily escape the hotel to local restaurants, pubs and convenience stores.

  • Gatwick room rates are highly seasonal. Gatwick is the main airport for the British flying away to the sun. Prices are higher in the summer than in the winter months. Many hotels also are cheaper at the weekend than during the week, especially outside the summer months and especially for the 3/4 star hotels that attract a lot of business/conference customers. As a general rule of thumb the cheaper the accommodation the more stable the prices.

The Ultimate In Convenience, Walk From Passenger Terminals to Hotel

Gatwick Hotels Prices

There are seven accommodation options within walking distance of the passenger terminals. The Gatwick Hilton is linked to the South Terminal, the Sofitel Gatwick and the Hilton by Hampton Gatwick are linked to the North Terminal. These three hotels are full service luxury hotels and are normally the most expensive hotels on the airport.

The Premier Inn Gatwick North Terminal is the only budget hotel that you can walk directly into a Gatwick passenger terminal from your hotel. At the South Terminal the novel Yotel Gatwick offers Japanese style cabins at a similar budget price.

If you are up for a walk of 10 minutes with your luggage exposed to the elements then the Courtyard Marriott Gatwick like the Premier Inn Airport Way has good footpaths from the South and North terminals respectively. Both these hotels also run hotel shuttle buses for which a fee is levied.


A detailed guide to staying in the airport complex at Gatwick


Gatwick Hotel Map Of Hotels Around The Passenger Terminals

Value For Money No Frills Budget Chain Hotels At Gatwick Airport

There is a wide choice of no frills chain hotels at Gatwick for people that want a clean, modern bedroom to get a good nights sleep and somewhere safe to put their luggage and do not want to pay for services like health clubs, room service etc they would never use.

The leading budget hotel chain in the UK is currently Premier Inn. If you are not familiar with the chain they are a high quality value chain, similar to at least a good Holiday Inn Express. For many British leisure travellers the Premier Inn is the benchmark hotel they always compare other options with.

At Gatwick Airport, Premier Inn have no less than 4 hotels servicing the airport which you can either walk to the passenger terminals from or catch an airport shuttle bus.

A Comparison Of Premier Inn Hotels at Gatwick


The main challenger to Premier Inn's dominance of budget chain sector is Travelodge, which has two properties at Gatwick and Ibis.

Travelodge at Gatwick often has the cheapest rates at Gatwick Airport with its on-line advance purchase saver rates. Compared with Premier Inn, Travelodge hotels tend to be cheaper but more basic.

In terms of headline room price the other chain budget hotel worth mentioning is the Ibis Gatwick which again often has some very cheap on-line advance purchase room rates.

As you will see from the table below there are other value, mid-range hotel chains at Gatwick and its worth mentioning that at weekends especially some of the four star hotels are able to compete on headline room rates with the budget hotels.

Getting Away From The Hotels To Local Shops, Restaurants & Entertainment

Like at most international airport hotels they do tend to have expensive add-ons for food, drink and use of facilities. If you want to get away from that restriction, then a good strategy is to find accommodation in the nearby town of Horley or Crawley, only a couple of miles from the airport complex.


Horley, is a small residential town just to the north of the airport where there is a wide range of hotels from small bed and breakfast to large chain hotels. Although, for the most part a sleepy residential town the town centre has a great range of restaurants, pubs and supermarkets plus all the shops that can provide you with anything you need including a launderette.

A detailed guide to staying in Horley


Crawley to the south of the airport, is a larger, more commercial town compared to Horley. The town centre is a regional shopping centre and transport hub and there are nightclubs and a leisure park with cinema complex and bowling alley.

A detailed guide to staying in Crawley


Gatwick Hotel Prices & Reservations
Airport Hotel Price

Advance Purchase Rates Lowest Cost Room Rate

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Alternative Flexible Room Rate

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Flexible rates allow cancellations right up until the last moment, typically between noon and 4 p.m. on the date of arrival without penalty. This may vary on both hotel chain and on certain rates, so check. With flexible rates there is no deposit, you pay at the hotel.


Indicative Gatwick Hotel Room Rates

Sampled prices for mid January 2017

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

Hotel & Link To Detail Page

Mid-Week

Week-End

Courtyard by Marriott +#

£64

£57

Premier Inn North Terminal +#

£57

£60

Yotel South Terminal (Single Person Cabin)

£62

£62

Bloc Hotel South Terminal +#

£64

£64

Hilton Gatwick +#

£74

£74

Hampton by Hilton Gatwick +#

£76

£76

Sofitel Gatwick +#

£103

£100

Gatwick Off Airport Hotel With Airport Shuttle Service

Hotel & Link To Detail Page

Mid-Week

Week-End

Ibis Gatwick +

£34

£34

Travelodge Gatwick Central +#

£43

£43

Airport Inn +#

£42

£45

Premier Inn Airport Way +#

£45

£45

Best Western Skylane +#

£49

£49

Holiday Inn Gatwick +#

£62

£53

Crowne Plaza Gatwick +#

£68

£55

Arora Gatwick +#

£78

£60

Gatwick Off Airport Hotel With Taxi Transfers

Hotel & Link To Detail Page

Mid-week

Week-End

Russ Hill Hotel +#

£37

£37

Gatwick Europa ~+#

£39

£39

Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth +#

£60

£42

Premier Inn Gatwick South +#

£45

£45

Premier Inn Manor Royal +#

£45

£45

Mystery 4 Star Hotel +#

£79

£53

Sandman Signature Gatwick +#

£59

£59

Copthorne Effingham Park +

£56

£60

Copthorne Gatwick

£70

£75

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

The White House ~+#

£37

£37

Gainsborough Lodge ~+

£40

£40

Gatwick Belmont +#

£49

£49

Corner House ~#

£49

£49

Acorn Lodge ~+

£60

£60

Glenalmond Guest House ~+#

£70

£70

Gatwick House ~#

£75

£75

Rosemead Guest House ~#

£78

£78

Castle Lodge Guest House ~+#

£79

£79

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