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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 (1741 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.

Getting to the airport:

North Terminal: 15-minute drive

South Terminal: 10-minute drive

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.


You can park overnight at the hotel is, subject to availability - it's £10 per car.

This package doesn't include parking while you're away. If you need parking for the duration of your trip search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.

Hotel location:

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

Travelling by train? Three Bridges station is just a 6-minute drive from the hotel by taxi.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 12 noon.


Rooms are newly refurbished with comfy, king-size beds. When we visited in spring 2018 we thought the rooms were 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

If you book a triple room it includes 1 double bed and 1 single bed - this is only suitable for children under 12. If you book a family room it includes a king-size bed and bunk beds, and sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children, with the child age limit being 16 and under.


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: 6.30pm - 10pm

Please note on the 24th, 25th and 26th December there will be a limited menu being served in the bar area and the restaurant will be closed. Dinner is being served from 4pm to 9pm those dates.


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 buffet with hot items including eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, beans as well as continental favourites. You'll also 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.

Please note on the 24th and 26th December full English breakfast will be served from 7am to 10am and on the 25th December Continental only from 7am to 10am.

Things to do:

The hotel has the following leisure facilities, which are free for guests to use:

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Steam room

Open: 7am - 9pm daily.

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 facilitiesThere are disabled facilities at the Sandman Signature Hotel and accessible rooms available on request (Please call).
Room service
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV