Had a chill evening in the bar with chips and pints before an early flight. Good service from Molly, Vin, Morgan and Sean. The room was basic but did the job and the staff was helpful when we asked about the shuttle bus.
It's so ridiculously cheap here - you can get a room for £18.99 on some days. So definitely a good option if you are on a budget. Having said that, the big problem with this place is the heating / cooling system. It doesn't work properly and is very noisy (and right above the bed). Plus there were pools of condensation gathering on my windowsill inside the room. So ok if you arrive late at night or leave early for a flight. But I wouldn't spend more than one night here.
the room was cold when i arrived, and the heater was too noisy to allow sleep. When i used the shower it had a leak on the nozzle fitting which caused considerable amounts of water to shoot out sideways on to the floor. it was forceful enough that the shower curtain was pushed out over the shower tray and did not prevent the mess. the shower gel dispenser did not work, so i was left with reaching round to the toilet soap dispenser to freshen up. the tv remote was sticky mattress was comfy though food in the restaurant was fast and of basic standard breakfast buffet was excellent parking is a hidden cost. wifi is a hidden cost because i could not connect to 5g my poor score is almost entirely based on the lack of shower gel
I booked an early morning flight then realised that the trains on a Sunday didn't run early enough to get me to the airport in time. So I looked at other options and travelling the day before and staying at the Travelodge was the best one. The hotel has recently been remodelled and the room was clean, quiet and comfortable. There was a kettle with plenty of tea and coffee. All for a bargain price. You can get the shuttle bus to the airport but I chose to walk as I only had a cabin bag. When you go out of the hotel turn right then walk to the corner of the carpark where there's a narrow footbridge over the river. The main footpath runs parallel to the main road A23 but I took the other path to the right, parallel to the river. It runs along the fence around the airport staff carpark then you come out by the pedestrian entrance to that carpark. From there it's well signposted to the North terminal. It took me 12 minutes to walk from the hotel to departures. The path around the airport staff carpark was fairly muddy so I don't recommend it if you have bags that you can't carry for a hundred metres. I've posted the route on Komoot as Travelodge Gatwick Central to Gatwick North (it appears I'm not allowed to share a link here) By the way, it's also possible to walk from the airport railway station to the hotel. It took me about half an hour. Exit to Local Buses near the shuttle station then go through the pedestrian tunnel under the A23 then through the riverside park then through the town, following google maps on your phone. The park is fairly well lit at night but a little dark in places. The footpath is paved. I was the only person walking through the park at 7pm so perhaps not a good option if you're nervous and on your own.…
The rooms are clean well appointed with everything you need for your stay. Also the staff are always cheerful and helpful and will sort out any of your problems quickly and efficiently, they are a credit to your company