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Haslett Ave East,
Crawley, RH10 1UA
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Sightseeing and days out near Gatwick

With so much to see and do nearby, our hotel provides the ideal base for exploring West Sussex. Whether you’re seeking a staycation or extending your holiday when jetting to and from London Gatwick Airport, there’s plenty of fun to be had.

The Hawth Crawley <sup>0.3 miles (16-minute walk, 3-minute drive) </sup>

The Hawth Crawley 0.3 miles (16-minute walk, 3-minute drive)

Be entertained at The Hawth Theatre. From musicals to well-known comedians, dance and many musical acts taking to the stage, the varied line-up promises something for everyone. Make a night of it with our Theatre Break promotion. Stay with us from £58.00 per night including our Express Start Breakfast plus free parking. *Subject to availability. Parking normally £9 per night.

Tilgate Nature Centre 2.2 miles (8-minute drive)

Spy otters and owls at Tilgate Nature Centre. Home to 500 animals from around the world, the Nature Centre prides itself on being an educational, inspirational, and affordable day out. It’s split into Zones showcasing species from Americas to Madagascar and Australasia to Europe. You’ll meet Tapirs, reindeer, parrots, many reptiles, and so much more during your visit here. Don’t miss Terry, the talking raven who is somewhat of a YouTube sensation.

Tilgate Nature Centre <sup>2.2 miles (8-minute drive)</sup>
Wakehurst <sup>7.5 miles (20-minute drive)</sup>

Wakehurst 7.5 miles (20-minute drive)

Spend a relaxing day out exploring some of the 500 acres of the beautiful wild botanic gardens of Wakehurst. Wander through the Loder Valley Nature Reserve, home to butterflies, dormice, badgers and kingfishers. Discover woodlands brimming with exotic trees, as well as peek at the scientific work in the Millennium Seed Bank which banks seeds from across the globe to conserve them.

Hever Castle & Gardens 16.2 miles (37-minute drive)

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle has a rich history spanning over 700 years. Surrounded by 125 acres of glorious grounds, explore the beautiful gardens, wander around the 38-acre lake or make your way through the water maze. Children will love the adventure playgrounds, including Tudor Towers, where little ones can play king or queen of the castle.

Hever Castle & Gardens <sup>16.2 miles (37-minute drive)</sup>
Tilgate Forest Golf Centre <sup>2.1 miles (7-minute drive)</sup>

Tilgate Forest Golf Centre 2.1 miles (7-minute drive)

Tee off at the nearby Tilgate Forest Golf Centre. Set in the woodlands of Tilgate Park, challenge yourself on the 18-hole course, practice your swing on the driving range, or enjoy a round of footgolf.

Southern Pursuits 3.3 miles (9-minute drive)

Enjoy adrenaline-fueled activity days at Southern Pursuits. Activities on offer include quad biking, off road karting, hoverboards, clay pigeon shooting, archery and axe throwing. Ideal for a break with family or friends.

Southern Pursuits <sup>3.3 miles (9-minute drive)</sup>
Go Ape Crawley <sup>1.9 miles (6-minute drive)</sup>

Go Ape Crawley 1.9 miles (6-minute drive)

Swing from the treetops at Go Ape Crawley. Set within Tilgate Park, work your way through the high obstacle course featuring zip lines and wobbly bridges. Afterwards, go off-road on two wheels and explore the forest on a Segway.

Crawley Town Centre 1.3 miles (5-minute drive)

Take a wander into the town centre to eat at one of its many restaurants or browse the shops at indoor shopping centre, County Mall. The leisure park has a multi-screen cinema and tenpin bowling.

Crawley Town Centre <sup>1.3 miles (5-minute drive)</sup>
Brighton <sup>22.9 miles (34-minute drive)</sup>

Brighton 22.9 miles (34-minute drive)

Enjoy a trip to the seaside. The pebbled beach of Brighton can be reached in just over 30 minutes by car or 40 minutes by train. Wander down the quaint streets of The Lanes, head to the colourful Brighton Palace Pier for traditional fairground rides, amusements and more, and visit the many ocean creatures at the oldest operating aquarium in the world, Sea Life Brighton.

Further afield

Thrill seekers can enjoy days out at Chessington World of Adventure and Thorpe Park, both of which are under an hour’s drive away. You can also head for a spot of sightseeing in the capital, just 50 minutes via train from Three Bridges Station or 30 minutes on the Gatwick Express, which runs from the airport to London Victoria.

Further afield


As well as leisure guests, we are also perfectly positioned for guests staying for business. Our proximity to the airport, as well as the hotel’s wealth of business links makes it and is less than two miles from Manor Royal Business District and less than three miles from the Gatwick Diamond, making it an excellent choice for business guests.

Our Location

Holiday Inn Express London Gatwick – Crawley is situated just off the M23, near Crawley town centre and a 10-minute walk to Three Bridges station, from where you can easily hop on a train to London or head to Brighton and the Sussex coast. London Gatwick Airport is just 3.7 miles from the hotel, a 15-minute drive or bus ride allowing you a stress-free, comfortable, and convenient stay when heading to the airport.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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