Hotel Overview:Newly as a total purpose built hotel in January 2014. A modern hotel with classic style rooms. Just 40 yards from the north terminal check-inn desks. The Hampton by Hilton Gatwick North Terminal is a high end budget hotel and in–between a 4 star and a 3 star type hotel (a notch above Premier Inn).
As standard all guest rooms come with free internet access, sound proofing and air–conditioning. The amenities include a tub chair, 32 inch flat screen television, alarm clock/radio, writing desk, lap desk, tea and coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board, laptop–sized safe. The bathrooms have a walk–inn power shower, hairdryer, supplied toiletries, fluffy towels (some rooms come with a bath). Beds have a duvet. Real detail has gone into the accessibility of the hotel and each room has a Braille number.
Daily maid service.
The Hampton brand is all about value for money and as such breakfast is complimentary. A choice of self service hot and cold breakfast options, tea, coffee, fruit juice. Tea and coffee can be taken any time in the hotels lobby. If you don't have time to enjoy breakfast in the hotel then a free On–the–Run breakfast is available weekdays. A snack area provides light meals and drinks 24/7.
A meeting room for up to 16 people is available. The Hampton Gatwick has its own fitness centre with the latest exercise equipment which is free for hotel guests.
24 hour reception. Luggage storage, dry cleaning, laundry services available. Hotel has a lift.
Please not the hotel is fully non–smoking.
Hotel vicinity:Fantastically placed hotel for a budget hotel. While several airports have 4.5 star hotels directly connected to a terminal the Hampton by Hilton Gatwick breaks new ground in the budget sector. First for a 3 star hotel connected to a London airport terminal. Directly attached to the north terminal building but only 5 minutes by the complimentary shuttle bus from the south terminal You can also reach the south terminal via the free monorail that runs between the two terminals every few minutes. While the comprehensive facilities of the airport are on hand you are also close to the amenities of Horley of the larger town of Crawley. Within the airport grounds is a petrol station selling a range of groceries and a drive thru MacDonald's restaurant. Within less than a mile in Hookwood is a large Tesco supermarket. Wakehurst Palace Botanical gardens is just over 7 miles away in Haywards Heath. Three major racecourses are within 16 miles at Lingfield Park, Epsom and Sandown.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 3 star hotels is 75%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Hilton Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is one of the better rated Hilton hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 89% is 12% above the 77% average guest rating for the area around Gatwick. Guests therefore rate the hotel well above average for the surrounding area.
Milesfaster ranking: 72nd from 791 London hotels, 2nd of 28 Hilton Hotels, 2nd of 40 Gatwick hotels, and 5th of 313 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Gatwick Airport North Terminal, whose lowest rates start at about £81 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Airport Inn Gatwick. 0.5 miles away (0.8 km), has scored 79% from former guests where rates start from approximately £45 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley seems like a possible option, and some 3.2 miles (5.1 km) from this hotel. The Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Hilton chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Hilton Gatwick: is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 72% and rates start from about £87.
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £20 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 192
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Comment: On October 19th 2010 Shiva Hotels signed an agreement with Gatwick Airport to convert the offices in Longbridge House adjacent to the North Terminal into a Hampton by Hilton Hotel. The hotel is was originally due to open by summer 2012 but actually opened in January 2014. Work on the construction began in 2011 adding extra floors to the former office building.