(2 star hotel)
from the airport
Secured parking, a stone's throw away
Theres limited on-site parking at Gatwick Acorn Lodge, so most guests park at the secured, 300-space car park at the Acorn Lodges nearby sister hotel, the Cambridge. The Acorn Lodges own insured drivers can transfer the car to the Cambridge for you and bring it back on your return.
The car park is gated, with attendants during the daytime and 24-hour security, so you can be sure of your vehicles safety. Just hand your keys in to a member of staff and let them do the rest.
This fun, family-run hotel has 22 rooms of varying shapes, sizes and finishes, you'll almost feel like part of the family when you're here.
It's a small, quiet and cosy hotel, so, although check in is from 14:00, we would recommend aiming for an early evening arrival as that's the time things start to pick up.
Dine on British and European classics in the hotel's restaurant, which serves from 18:00 to 22.30 daily. All of the dishes are homemade and well thought out. It's not a typical low-cost hotel menu - they really take pride and care in the food that they serve.
You can have three courses for a special price when you book with us, so be sure to add dinner to your booking before you check out. You can have a browse of the set menu once you click book too, it will really get your taste buds tingling.
The best things come in small packages - that's true of the bar here. It serves typical pub favourites until late every night and the prices are very reasonable.
When it comes to the bedrooms, think family-run guest house - clean, comfortable, light and airy. Every room in the hotel is different, some have baths and some showers, and the decor is a little dated. They have everything you need for a great night's sleep - that's what you're staying for after all.
And you can log onto the internet easily as wifi is free throughout the entire hotel. Ask for the code at reception when you check in.
In the morning, sit down to a home-cooked, traditional English breakfast, which is free. Breakfast starts at 07:00 and finishes at 09:00 but you can get lighter, Continental items from 06:00.
Hints, tips and extra bits:
If you have mobility problems this is not the hotel for you. The hotel are aiming to make the rooms more accessible soon, so watch this space!