New ‘Hampton by Hilton’ hotel opens in Gatwick’s North Terminal

I don’t normally write about new hotel openings, but this one has the potential to be very relevant for anyone heading off on a long-haul British Airways flight from Gatwick.

Hilton has just opened a new 192-room ‘Hampton by Hilton’ hotel, attached to the North Terminal at Gatwick.  This is the terminal used by British Airways, which means that if you arrive at Gatwick by train you will need to use the monorail to reach it.

Hampton Gatwick

Hampton is, theoretically, the mid-market Hilton brand.  However, because the bulk of the Hampton properties in Europe are newly built, they are actually substantially more pleasant than the average Hilton-branded hotel.

There is a lot to like about Hampton properties, as I found in Berlin a couple of years ago:

All rooms have free wi-fi

All rooms get free breakfast (in Berlin, it was a far better offering that the typical Holiday Inn Express breakfast)

They are NOT ‘pod-like’ rooms, so they appear a lot more like a ‘normal’ mid-market hotel room

You can find out more about the hotel here on the Hilton website.

For a typical night in March, the hotel was charging £109 flexible / £92 non-refundable on a Monday.  A Saturday came in at £99 flexible / £84 non-refundable.  Not a bad deal given it includes breakfast, and you will earn Hilton HHonors points and Avios for your stay.  Don’t forget to register for the new Weekend Rewards promotion before your stay!

It is a Category 4 property for Hilton HHonors.  Category 4 hotels are priced in the 20,000-30,000 points per night range, and the Hampton has chosen to charge 30,000 points per night all year round.

My general valuation of Hilton points is 0.3p, and given the prices above I am exactly right!  If you have the points, this is therefore an acceptable place to redeem.

There are also ‘Park & Fly’ packages available on the website if you require parking.

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Comments

  1. The HbH Croydon is the only Hilton I have stayed in in the UK that has impressed me. Have been avoiding Hilton like the plague but these new openings may tempt me back. Although not so useful for me, they have a Garden Inn at Glasgow SECC and are opening a HbH in the city centre this year.

    • Oh Matron! says:

      Ditto. For the price, it’s fantastic, especially now that they have the new entrance to East Croydon station. The Croydon HbH normally has fantastic prices, so is good for both London, AND Gatwick!

  2. Thanks for that HFP – interesting news, a good alternative to the Hilton at South Terminal.

  3. Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    Don’t assume that the Hampton will be cheaper than the Hilton though. I managed to book the Hilton for £80 and BRG claim a £67 rate on Expedia, which came out to £37 including the $50 awarded for successful BRG claims.

    • To be honest, I would be tempted to try the Hampton over the Hilton anyway – its new and (if you’ve not got Hilton Gold or above) you benefit from the free breakfast and internet.

  4. plastikman says:

    new hampton opening at waterloo too.

  5. I’ve booked a room there paying 12000 points + £33.

    £69 if you use your valuation.

    Mine is 0.375p so £78. Not sure if worth it but have a lot of HH from emptying out VS.

  6. General mayhem says:

    Having checked prices for a few dates, it looks as though it has had the effect if reducing prices for the Sofitel gatwick.

    Nothing like a bit if competition!

  7. Archie Bob says:

    The hotel walkway makes a welcome relief airport staff parked in M and Y car parks – I’m not missing the exposed green steel footbridge put up before the buildings renovation. Interestingly, whilst walking past the reception area last week I overheard the manager offering to remove all charges for customers present and upcoming stay. Not sure what the issue was, but you can’t argue with an offer like that!

  8. I used to occasionally work in this building. Will be interested to see what they’ve done with it sometime.

  9. Thanks, Raffles. Booked two rooms for a Sunday night in June, one at £119 inc 8 days parking, other one £69. Thinking I got a good deal. Non-cancellable but fully refundable was only about £8 extra per room