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(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
3.9 miles
from the airport
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The hotel that looks big and acts big but feels like home

The Sandman Signature at London Gatwick, Crawley has all the benefits of a big hotel but it sets out to deliver the kind of intimate, friendly atmosphere you’d find in your own home. The Sandman Signature is flexible enough to suit the needs of both family and business travellers, making sure you're fully at home from the moment you cross the threshold.

Our customers rated Sandman Signature on average 9/10 (1782 reviews). Read Sandman Signature reviews.

Expect a warm welcome

The Sandman Signature is one of the larger Gatwick airport hotels, but it operates as if it were much smaller, with a focus on unhurried, quality customer service. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be made to feel welcome by the friendly staff, who are keen to help you with whatever you need to get your holiday off to a relaxing start.

Easy to find, easy to get away

The Sandman Signature is an excellent choice for those travelling to Gatwick airport by car. Located just a four-minute drive from junction 10 of the M23, it is almost impossible to miss when driving in from the motorway, and there are lots of different parking options to chose from once you’re there. Book your vehicle into Purple Parking park and ride, just a 10 minute drive away, or for the ultimate in parking convenience, choose the Gatwick Maple Meet and Greet parking service and your car will be picked up from the Sandman Signature and returned to you at either the north or the south terminal when you land. If you’re coming by public transport, Three Bridges rail station is just a 10-minute walk away, or about £8.50 in a taxi.

The Sandman Signature's restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and a wide-ranging, high-quality menu for both lunch and dinner, as well as an inviting bar area. There’s free wifi in the lobby, bar and restaurant, and a gym. Handy for any forgotten holiday must-haves, there’s also a huge, 24-hour Tesco Extra just a five-minute walk away.

We recommend the Sandman Signature for:

Families – All the hotel’s rooms are extremely spacious and, with double, twin, triple and family choices, groups of any size can be easily accommodated. There are also plenty of interconnecting rooms, so the kids can even have a room of their own, and children of all ages are allowed in the bar until 10pm.

Food and drink – The food at the Sandman Signature's restaurant is of excellent quality and reasonably priced. The same menu is served in the bar, giving you the option of foregoing a formal restaurant atmosphere for more relaxed surroundings. There’s also a good selection of wines and the bar is open until late.

Parking – Combine your overnight stay with Purple Parking park and ride to keep things quick and simple on the day of your flight; park overnight at the hotel, drive to Purple Parking the next day and from there hop on the free transfer bus to the terminals. Maple Meet and Greet parking service also operates from the hotel, picking up your car from here and returning it to you at either the north or the south terminal on your return.

The forgetful – The lobby of the Sandman Signature has a handy vending machine packed with holiday essentials, including toothpaste, shaving gel, batteries and even mobile phone SIM cards. There’s also a 24-hour Tesco Extra just five minutes walk away, which is stocked with everything from sun cream to clothing – if you’ve forgotten anything, they’re sure to be selling it here.

Impressive, yet intimate. Well-priced menu and inviting bar. Gym and high-speed wifi all included.

Getting to the airport

The Sandman Signature is a 10-minute taxi ride from the airport; full driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation if you need them.

The hotel can arrange a taxi for you at a discounted rate. Prices start from £8.50 for a saloon car and larger vehicles are available at an additional cost.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am.


You can park overnight at the hotel for £10 per car if space is available.

Parking while you're away isn't included. If you need parking for the duration of your trip search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.


Rooms are newly refurbished with comfy, king-size beds. The rooms are fresh, modern and spacious.

Rooms include:

  • Tea and coffee
  • Sofa
  • Desk
  • Room service (24-hours, £5 tray charge)
  • Fridge
  • En suite with rain showers
  • Microwave
  • Designer toiletries

Triple rooms have a double bed and a single bed suitable for children under 12. Family rooms have a king-size bed and bunk beds, and sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. Those aged 16 and under are classed as children.


High-speed wifi is free throughout the hotel. We found it really quick to connect to when we were there in 2018.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Blue badge bays outside the hotel
  • Lifts to all floors
  • 4 accessible rooms
  • Service dogs welcome

Accessible rooms include:

  • Lowered bathroom surfaces
  • 2 double beds
  • Handrails
  • Emergency pull cords

If you would like to request an accessible room please call Holiday Extras before you book.


Art's Grill serves traditional British dishes including burgers, steaks and salads, with the average main costing around £13. Children under 12 can choose 2 courses for £5.99 or 3 courses for £6.99 from a special kids' menu.

Open: 5pm - 10pm


Shark Club Gastro Bar serves a similar menu to the restaurant - more than what you'd expect from a standard sports bar menu! You can expect to find salads, pizza, burgers, steaks, fish and chips and pasta dishes. There's a great selection of soft drinks, beers, wine and spirits. The ‘Rasmopolitan' cocktail was a firm favourite with us when we visited in 2018.

Open: 10am - 12 midnight


It's an English and continental breakfast with hot items including eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, beans as well as continental favourites. You'll save £3.45pp when you book breakfast in advance with us.

Breakfast served:
7.30am – 9.30am weekdays
8am – 10am weekends

If you have an early start, there's a complimentary tea and coffee machine near the lobby for you to grab a drink before you head off. It's available 4am - 9am.

Things to do

The hotel are operating a booking system for their Swimming Pool and Fitness Suite, with guests able to book a time slot on arrival.

The leisure facilities are open from 7am till 9pm with 1 hour booking slots.

Sandman Signature address

18-23 Tinsley Lane South,
Three Bridges,
RH10 8XH

Sandman Signature Additional Information

Star rating
Address18-23 Tinsley Lane South,
Three Bridges,
RH10 8XH
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel has Blue badge bays outside the hotel, lifts to all floors and service dogs are welcome. There are four accessible rooms with lowered bathroom surfaces, two double beds, handrails and emergency pull cords.
Room service
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV