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(4 star hotel)
£59.00*
room-only
£112.00*
including 8 days parking
3.9 miles
from the airport
8.8/10
customer rating

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 (1744 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.

Covid-secure

Sandman Signature has introduced their PureClean programme to elevate the already high standards of cleanliness. You'll find distancing floor signs and sanitising stations for you to use throughout the hotel, and some team members may be wearing protective equipment.

Public areas and rooms are being cleaned more regularly with disinfectant certified to kill viruses, with extra being used on high-contact touchpoints including light switches and door handles.

Facilities including the swimming pool, business centre and fitness centre are currently closed, in line with the Government regulations.

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 12 noon.

Parking

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

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.

Wifi

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

Accessibility

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.

Restaurants

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: 6.30pm - 10pm

Bars

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

Breakfast

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:
6.30am - 10am weekdays
7am - 10.30am Saturdays
7.30am - 11am Sundays

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's pool and fitness suite are currently closed.

Hints, tips and extra bits

Government regulations require passengers at the airport to wear a face mask. Remember to bring a face mask and have it on before you get there. You'll need one for each member of your party.

Sandman Signature address

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

Sandman Signature Additional Information

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Address18-23 Tinsley Lane South,
Three Bridges,
Crawley,
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.
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