People tend to check in during these times:
Avoid the Midday bar til later on... It's the only place where the Groupons etc can get their free Pitchers of Pimms, VRB or Prosecco and they take their time making them...
The Star is the best
View from onsite hotel room!
Great for a Christmas do. Stay in the Marriott - nice, not over priced, bar's not cheap though
Don't eat in the Grill. Food and service awful and overpriced. Rooms and location excellent for Gatwick but find local pub to eat in.
All weather winter derby - a great race, always good entries and all with the usual friendly professional Lingfield team.