Small Hotels near Gatwick
There are many small hotels near Gatwick and the choice can sometimes seem bewildering.
All the small hotels near Gatwick are ‘off airport’. Either to the side (in a town called Horley), or in the surrounding countryside.
All the hotels directly on the airport are big chain hotels.
The main problem with all the Gatwick hotels, directly on the airport – is the parking!
It often creates ‘quite a bit’ of additional hassle for travelers i.e. having to move the car from hotel to the Gatwick long Term and hump your luggage on a shuttle bus!
Worst still… It’s ALWAYS Super Expensive!!!
In addition to this, the big hotels tend to be quite bland and impersonal
That’s why thousands of people prefer to stay in one of the smaller hotels and guest houses in Horley, right next door
One thing to check with the small hotels near Gatwick
Not all of them tell the ‘complete truth’ about how close they actually are to the airport!
For example, some claim to to be near the airport but are in fact a 15 or 20 minute drive from Gatwick.
Check the distance on google maps before you book. Many people are unaware that there are whole swathes of Surrey countryside in some directions around the airport. With these hotels, there is no public transport available. So, should anything go wrong with your intended ‘trip to airport’ transport, you could find yourself stuck – And miss your flight!
This is why so many people flying from Gatwick, stay at hotels and guest houses like Springwood in Horley.
Springwood is just 1.7 miles from the airport – (just a 5 minute drive via our FREE transfer service)
Horley was developed around the turn of the 19th century and is a compact friendly town with many amenities.
While it is a very rare occurrence, there has been an instance when an accident close to the airport bought traffic to a complete standstill. In this situation, people staying in Horley had the option of simply jumping on a train to go one stop straight into Gatwick South Terminal.
Where to eat if you need a meal
Some of the small hotels in Horley do have restaurants and bars but you will get much better choice and value by using the pubs and restaurants in the town, which are all just a short walk away.
You’ll also get a much more friendly and personal service
Springwood for example offer you…
- A personal service which includes complimentary Nespresso coffee and delicious homemade cake on arrival (or Twining’s tea) in the afternoon.
- Individually styled Art Deco themed guest rooms
- Stay, Park and Fly packages, which include breakfast and FREE 24 hour Airport Transfers (both ‘to the airport’ on the morning of your flight and ‘from the airport’ back to Springwood, where your car will be waiting, upon your return) all included as standard.
- Plus… Fantastic value Holiday Parking
The key thing with Springwood, is that you just turn up and relax. You simply leave your car in our on site car park, where it will be when you return from your holiday or trip.