The Sandman Signature Hotel at London Gatwick

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

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8 days parking for 1 car

(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.

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Overall rating: 86%by 178 guests

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 Manor 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 Manor 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. Larger vehicles are available at an additional cost.


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.

Overnight parking at the hotel is available if you need it and costs £7 per car.

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.


Standard rooms at the Sandman Signature are newly-refurbished with comfy, king-size beds, designer toiletries and rain showers. The triple room layout includes 2 single beds with a single sofa bed, which is only suitable for children under 12. The family room layout includes 1 king sized bed and 1 bunk bed. Please note the family room sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children, the child age limit is 16 and under.

Rooms include:

  • Free wifi
  • Tea and coffee
  • Sofa
  • Desk
  • Room service (24-hours, £5 tray charge)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Designer toiletries


High-speed wifi is free throughout the hotel. We found it fast enough for streaming when we were there in 2016.


Hotel accessibility includes:

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

Accessible rooms include:

  • Lowered bathroom surfaces
  • 2 double beds
  • Hand rails
  • Emergency pull cords

Service dogs are also welcome in the hotel. If you would like to request an accessible room please call Holiday Extras before you book.


The hotel's restaurant serves traditional British dishes like burgers, steaks and salads. The average main costs 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


The hotel's bar serves lighter bites like sandwiches and paninis along with soft drinks, beers, wine and spirits.

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 £3.45 per person when you book breakfast through us.

Breakfast served: 6.30am - 10am weekdays. 7am - 10.30am Saturdays. 7.30am - 11am on Sundays

Things to do:

The hotel has the following leisure facilities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Steam room.

Free to use for guests.

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