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What We Love

  • A handy, 1920s South London stay that once served England's first major international airportKicking off your shoes and cracking open the welcome bottle of wine in your room
  • The hotel's grand, black and white pillared façade harks back to a glamorous bygone era
  • The handy location, near major transport links to central London and Gatwick Airport
  • Adding daily dinner onto your stay and admiring the brasserie's gorgeous period windows

What To Know

  • The hotel is on a busy road which has car traffic 24/7; request a room at the back of the hotel if you're a light sleeper
  • The closest tube station is East Croydon
  • Free WiFi
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A handy, 1920s-fronted South London stay, that once served England's first major international airport

The Lowdown

Once serving Croydon Airport – the first international hub in the country – Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome is celebrating almost a hundred of years of hospitality. The airport was used by pioneering aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson, with Winston Churchill even taking flying lessons here.
The planes may be long gone, but today the hotel offers easy access to many attractions. These include superb shopping centres, world-renowned sporting venues, Gatwick Airport and a legendary concert hall. A quick 15 minutes’ drive away, East Croydon station can whizz you into central London or send you off to England’s south coast in a jiffy.
The hotel itself boasts a white, Art Deco pillared façade, which gives way to contemporary styled interiors. At the heart of proceedings on the ground floor, you’ll find a dark wood bar and high-ceilinged brasserie-style restaurant, complete with grand arched windows.
Guest rooms are spacious, cosy and welcoming with all the usual amenities. An added bonus is the special rate available for Hallmark guests at a renowned private health club just down the road, which has a heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym.

How to Get There

Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome
680 Purley Way
London, CR9 4LT United Kingdom


3.5 Average 873 Reviews
Business trip
Reviewed 3 days ago

I ordered a steak as a main course for my evening meal this took nearly an hour to arrive and I was not able to eat it(Wasn't charged for this meal) I am not local and dint want to leave the hotel to look for alternatives as I am not familiar with the area. I went back to my room and there was no cold water so I was unable to have a bath called the reception where I got moved to next door this room did not have any plugs for the bath or basin so moved again the bath was tiny not a full size bath and the shower was a plastic waste pipe coming out of the wall with an attachment on the end not good

Great staff
Reviewed 3 days ago

Impressive building which was lovely
Free parking which is wonderful
The check in member was polite and he was lovely addition to your team
The guy behind the bar get 11/10 for top service and politeness wow
The young girls when ordering dinner where not quite so professional but did a 8/10 job
Dinner was good too
Got a free drink for booking direct
The cleanliness off room was a 7/10 and needed improvement hairs on bathroom floor etc

Business overnight stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed here before running a course the next day locally; good reception and room info; was very clean and comfy bed, was quiet and had good night sleep, thank you, breakfast was standard and ok, only one lady serving which was ok but witnessed another guest being quite rude as his plate wasn't cleared quickly enough! Give her a break as it wasn't busy!! Would stay again thank you x

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sized clean room, decent size tv and very large bed. Always a bonus when hotels have baths! The staff was very welcoming and helpful with my request for extra pillows, Would recommend for the price.

Wow !
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most enjoyable stay whilst in Croydon on business, everything from check in to check out was seamless - the team there DO deliver on making your stay memorable.
If you like steaks the restaurant has a great selection and medium rare is medium rare as for my colleague he had a steak burger and in his words ....The Best Burger Ever !

Totally brillant !