As someone who travels often, I try to be flexible with my schedule. However, when I know the day and time of my airport departure, I like to keep my travel plans simple and eliminate any additional stress. My husband and I recently traveled to Bath, England and flew in and out of Gatwick International Airport. In order to keep our holiday stress-free, we booked our room at Hilton London Gatwick Airport in advance. This property is the only hotel directly attached to the Gatwick Airport South Terminal.
With 821 guest rooms in the Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel, this is one of the busiest Hilton hotels and it always sells out! Our room #7225, was located on the recently remodeled side of the building. If we hadn’t walked the 10 minutes from Gatwick South Terminal to our hotel room, we wouldn’t have known that we were staying next to a busy airport.
Our deluxe room offered air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, a work desk and chair and Hilton Serenity bed. It also included a 32-inch HD TV, and an electric tea kettle. The bathroom featured Crabtree & Evelyn amenities.
Hilton London Gatwick Airport restaurants
Amy’s Bar & Restaurant offers British flavors. On the 1st floor is Charlie Fry’s Sports Bar, serving burgers and craft beers. The Garden Restaurant, located on the ground floor, is family-friendly, where kids 10 and under eat free with a paying adult. I confess that I did not dine at any of these restaurants. Instead, we opted for the Full Monty breakfast at Jamie Oliver’s Diner inside the Gatwick Airport South Terminal.
The Living Well Express fitness room, as well as the business center were located on the ground floor, as was the conference center. It was a quick trip for us, so I didn’t check out the gym, but it looked busy as I walked by.
Need to know:
Our room rented for £130 pound sterling or the equivalent of $171 during our visit. A five minute walk from the Gatwick Airport train station, the hotel is ideal for easy arrival or departure by train. Self parking is available at £34.50. London is only 30 minutes away via the Gatwick Express.
Pets are allowed with a non-refundable deposit of £30.00. The maximum pet weight is 75 lbs. Fyi, both cats & dogs are allowed in the hotel, maximum 2 pets in room.
Book direct for free standard wifi. Hilton hotel members receive complimentary wifi.
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.
Insider Tips: I like to bring healthy travel snacks with me when I fly. I few Norwegian Air nonstop to Oakland, California and opted to bring my own food on the plane. To that end, I stopped at M&S Simply Food, at Gatwick Airport, the night prior and purchased pre-packaged salad for my flight back to the San Francisco Bay Area. I confess that I also picked up a couple of Millionaires shortbread for the 10 hour flight home. For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and @Hilton London Gatwick on Instagram.
If You Go:
Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel 44 1293 518080
South Terminal Gatwick Airport
Gatwick, RH6 0LL, United Kingdom
Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel review written by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. All photography by Nancy D. Brown. I used my Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card points on this hotel stay. No compensation was received in return for this review.