Holiday Inn Express Gatwick

The 3-star Holiday Inn Express Gatwick gives you all you need for a hassle-free night’s sleep, all at a great price and in a town centre location.

What to expect at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick

The 3-Star Holiday Inn Express Gatwick is a simple and straightforward choice from our range of Gatwick Airport hotels. It’s a stylish but no-frills establishment with a price to match – perfect if you and your family just want a clean and comfortable bed for the night. Located just under four miles from Gatwick Airport, in the town centre of Crawley, it’s in a great position for you to stay busy during the day, with plenty of shops and restaurants to occupy the whole family.

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In the evening, there’s a Harvester pub at the Gatwick Holiday Inn Express where you can unwind with dinner and a drink. There’s also a small bar, in case you’ve already eaten but still want a bit of relaxing refreshment. The rooms at the hotel are straightforward and stylish, without the need to be excessively chic and expensive. There’s everything you need to get a restful night of sleep before you head off on holiday. There’s also on-site parking, which is free overnight and can be booked for the duration of your stay.

Features at the Gatwick Holiday Inn Express

Want a hotel to stay in before you catch your flight, but don’t want to pay for expensive frills? Don’t worry. The Holiday Inn Express at Gatwick Airport is a simple and stylish option to suit any traveller, with straightforward rooms that supply you with everything you need to get a great night’s sleep and keep yourself entertained before you jet off on holiday.

The hotel is located in Crawley town centre, only a few miles from the Gatwick airport terminals and within easy reach of the town’s various bars, shops, clubs and restaurants. If you’re looking for a hotel that’s calm and comfortable but isn’t hidden on a secluded country lane, then the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick could be the perfect pre-flight hotel for you.

Although you can explore the local dining scene if you wish, there’s also a Harvester restaurant on the hotel site that serves up delicious food all day – you won’t need to step foot in a car or bus to grab a bite to eat. In addition, there’s a well-stocked lounge in the lobby where you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee, or grab a drink before bedtime.

Check-in times

You can check in from 2pm onwards, and the latest check-out time on the day of your departure is noon.

Parking at the Gatwick Courtyard By Marriott

Parking at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick is free overnight, so on the night of you’re stay you’ll know that your car is safely stored in the patrolled, CCTV-monitored area outside. You can also book to leave your car in the hotel car park for the duration of your stay.

Alternatively, you can book one of the Long Stay car parks near the Gatwick airport site and drive your car there on the day of your flight. The third option is to arrange the Maple Manor Meet and Greet package, in which an attendant will meet you at the departures terminal and take your car to be stored at a secured facility while you’re way, then delivered back to you when you arrive at the airport again after your return flight.


When you arrive at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick, you can leave your car in the car park overnight before driving it to the airport the next day. However, if you’ve arranged to leave your car in the car park for the duration of your break, you’ll need to speak to the hotel reception when you check in.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

The Gatwick airport terminals are around a 15-minute drive from the hotel, although you should leave time to accommodate for traffic at busy times. Alternatively, the number 20 bus arrives around every 20 minutes and a journey to the airport costs just £1.80.

Over-stay charges

You will need to arrange any extra days with the hotel, Long Stay car park or Maple Manor, depending on which service you’re using. Each extra day will be charged at the standard daily rate.

Dining and drinking at the Gatwick Holiday Inn Express

There are plenty of choices for eating and drinking when you’re staying at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick. Being so close to Crawley’s town centre, there is an array of restaurants and takeaways located just around the corner. You can either go out into the town to survey the dining options, or have food delivered to your room from any of the takeaways in Crawley. Options include Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Spanish and American – so there’s plenty to choose from.

There’s also a Harvester pub just across the car park, which serves food throughout the day. Breakfast is served in the hotel’s lounge and comprises tea and coffee, juices, pastries, cereals, and some freshly-cooked, hot English breakfast regular dishes. It’s served from 6am until 10am, so there’s plenty of time to grab a hearty start to the day no matter if your flight is early or late.


Dinner at the Harvester pub is the easy option for an evening meal. There’s an all-you-can-eat salad bar that’s included in the price of every meal, with the rest of the menu comprising grill dishes and the usual pub favourites. Options include pasta, chicken, scampi, burgers and steaks. Finish it all off with a delicious sundae – the perfect way to round off a pre-flight meal.

Directions to the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick

Directions from

The Gatwick Holiday Inn Express is located in the centre of Crawley and not far from the main roads through the area.

  • To reach the hotel by car, exit the M23 at junction 10 and follow the A2011 (Crawley Avenue), which is signposted towards Crawley.
  • At the large roundabout, you’ll need to take the first exit onto Hazelwick Avenue. Then, follow the signs towards Three Bridges railway station and continue to the end of the road, passing Crawley Tennis Club.
  • Turn right onto Hazlett Avenue East at the traffic lights, passing Vines Garage on your left. You’ll find the hotel at the centre of the ‘squareabout’. There’s a one-way system which you’ll need to follow around the square to reach the hotel entrance.

If you’re arriving at the hotel by train, you can walk from Three Bridges station to the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick in around ten minutes. Turn left out of the station and walk straight up Haslett Avenue until you reach the hotel on the left hand side.

You can also reach the hotel by bus. The number 20 service operates between Gatwick airport’s South terminal and the hotel, and costs £1.80. Journey times might be a little longer during rush hour, so it’s best to plan ahead.

Taxi services are also available. A journey from the South terminal costs around £10.50 and takes approximately 12 minutes when the traffic is good, and to the North terminal it’ll cost around £8.50.

Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick

The Gatwick Holiday Inn Express’ main aim is to give you a restful and uninterrupted night’s sleep, so the rooms are really where it shines. Simple but still stylish, the rooms are well designed and built for hassle-free use by every member of the family. There’s air conditioning to keep you cool all night long, double glazing to reduce noise and the large beds are clean, modern and supportive. What more could you ask for?

Room facilities

Each room comes complete with satellite TV, facilities to make yourself a tea or coffee, and internet access. You can also choose from firm or soft pillows, to match your sleeping style and ensure that you drift off peacefully.

Room types

There’s a range of room types to choose from at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick, including twin rooms and adjoining rooms. Family rooms are also available, featuring a double bed and double sofa bed to fit the kids in beside you. There are a number of accessible rooms for wheelchair access – please call the hotel for more information.

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Holiday Inn Express

Hotel address

Holiday Inn Express,
Haslett Avenue East,
Rh10 1UA,

Distance to airport: 4.4 Miles

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