Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel
Do you live on the west coast? Do you travel to Europe and want a better way to make that transfer to the continent? During my most recent visit to Europe, we took our standard nonstop flight from San Francisco International to London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. However this time, rather than the pricier route, we took a different less expensive flight out of Gatwick Airport to the coast of Spain, adding a day to each end of our trip.
In order to make our transfer smooth, we decided to take advantage of staying at the only hotel located within the South Terminal at London’s Gatwick Airport. The Hilton London Gatwick Hotel is literally on the airport property, and you can walk from within the hotel through a covered walkway into the South Terminal. However if you are flying from the North Terminal, you have a nice hotel option as well. Since we were traveling during November and there were thunderstorms, we loved being able to roll our luggage to check in without worry.
How could our stay get any better? We booked our room paying in advance, and saved 20% off of their best rate. And by the end of our stay, we decided to become Hilton HHonors members. Read More »
The Marriott Philadelphia Hotel at the airport is a wonderful hotel. The room was large and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. I made use of the swimming pool which was actually a very narrow lap pool; at first I found this strange, but then I realized that the arrangement of the pool made it less likely that there would be a bunch of kids in it, so that was nice. The exercise room was next door – you could watch people exercise as you swam.
Considering this hotel was practically on a runway, the hotel room was incredibly quiet. I don’t think I heard any planes, really.
I wish I could comment on the food at the hotel, but I didn’t eat anywhere. There was a large room service menu though! I ordered a glass of wine through room service, and it arrived in less than 15 minutes, which I found impressive.
Check-in was very professional and a real breeze, as was check-out. After checking out, I just went to the second floor and walked over to my airport terminal! It was really easy.
I don’t think this hotel is very close to anything touristy, but it’s perfect for business people who are needed a high quality hotel that’s very close to the airport. I would definitely stay here again.
Photo Credit: Payton Chung