The best Gatwick Airport hotels

Where to stay at London’s second-busiest airport? Take a look through our list of hotels at Gatwick
By Time Out contributors |
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With flights going to destinations as far and wide as Mauritius and Vancouver, Gatwick Airport may be dwarfed by the five-terminal Heathrow, but it still remains to be one of Europe’s busiest airports. And if you’re travelling at an unsociable hour, you may want to consider snoozing at one of its numerous hotels. But where to stay? Decisions decisions. Here’s a selection of the best hotels at Gatwick Airport.

Looking for more options? Check out London’s best Airbnbs

The best hotels at Gatwick Airport

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Hilton Gatwick Airport

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The Gatwick outpost of the world-renowned Hilton empire has two fairly major selling points. Firstly, it’s the only hotel connected to the airport’s South Terminal by a covered walkway, so you wont have to drag your suitcase amongst the London drizzle. Secondly, it’s (unsurprisingly) the largest hotel at Gatwick, with over 800 guest rooms - so you'll most likely be able to stay at short notice.

Time Out tip: Naturally, this a good choice for big broods – the Hilton family rooms can accommodate up to two adults and four children. Plus, if you're saving your pennies for holiday activities, it's free for Under-10s to dine alongside adults in the restaurant.

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Hotels, Chain hotels

Bloc Gatwick

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A great-value hotel at Gatwick's South Terminal. Expect plenty of amenities packed into the small rooms.

Time Out tip: Plane nerds (and honeymooners) should plump for Bloc’s Runway Suite – you'll get some great views.

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Sofitel London Gatwick

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A branch of the luxury Parisian Sofitel chain which sits adjacent to Gatwick's North Terminal. 

Time Out tip: Feeling peckish? Head to Kua Bar, a terrace-style restaurant where you can relax and sip a cocktail whilst watching all of the holiday hustle and bustle in the foyer below. Parfait!

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Hotels, Chain hotels

Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport

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As Hilton’s affordable little brother, Hampton offers cheaper rooms at Gatwick's North Terminal.

Time Out tip: Want to zap yourself back to life after a particularly gruelling long-haul flight? Head to the fitness centre, which is open 24 hours a day (or maybe, just get some z's).

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Yotelair London Gatwick Airport

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Another branch of the Yotelair chain, this hotel takes inspiration from the capsule hotels of Japan – so naturally, everything you’ll encounter here is of the small-but-perfectly-formed variety.

Time Out tip: In desperate need a caffeine hit before you take to the skies? Free tea and coffee is available from the front desk 24 hours a day. Tasty.

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