Hotels in the North East

Polly Checkland Harding

From city centre accommodation in Newcastle to countryside hotels still conveniently located for exploring Durham‘s medieval streets, our guide to hotels in the North East of England prioritises comfort, a friendly welcome and something that sets each recommendation apart. This might be the hot tub suites at the South Causey Inn, the Arts and Crafts interiors at Jesmond Dene House near Newcastle, or the three separate drinking and dining spaces in Sunderland’s Roker Hotel. Whether set within a bustling city centre, a former Victorian pleasure ground or right on the shore of the North Sea, these hotels each offer much to explore nearby; discover the must-see cultural attractions, restaurant and shops in our dedicated guides to Durham, Newcastle, and Sunderland to find out more, or read on to find your perfect accommodation.

  • 1. Crowne Plaza Newcastle

    Crowne Plaza Newcastle
    Courtesy of Crowne Plaza Newcastle

    Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Hawthorn Square, Forth Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3SA - Visit now

    Situated behind Newcastle’s central station, the Crowne Plaza quite accurately describes itself as a ‘luxurious’, with modern interiors that provide a stylish and comfortable stay within walking distance of Newcastle city centre.

  • 2. Jesmond Dene House

    Jesmond Dene House
    Courtesy of Jesmond Dene House

    Jesmond Dene House, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2EY - Visit now

    With Victorian Arts and Crafts interiors and set within the surrounds of the Jesmond Dene pleasure park, this relatively small, independent hotel is only a short way outside of Newcastle city centre, and has been modernised tastefully over the years.

  • 3. Motel One Newcastle

    Motel One Newcastle
    Courtesy of Motel One Newcastle

    Motel One Newcastle, 15-25 High Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 1EW - Visit now

    A modern, affordable hotel ideal for a comfortable night in Newcastle city centre, with decorative nods to the building’s industrial history as a former factory.

  • 4. High Force Hotel

    High Force Hotel
    High Force Hotel

    High Force Hotel, lston Rd, Forest-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH - Visit now

    A former coaching inn, the High Force Hotel is an ideal rural retreat in County Durham, with individually designed rooms that are handily located for the Bowes Museum.

  • 5. The Kingslodge Inn

    The Kingslodge Inn
    Kingslodge Inn

    The Kingslodge Inn, Waddington Street, Flass Vale, Durham, DH1 4BG - Visit now

    Blending a picturesque setting with proximity to Durham’s city centre, the award-winning Kingslodge Inn is surrounded by the serene woodland of Flass Vale.

  • 6. South Causey Inn

    South Causey Inn

    South Causey Inn, Beamish Burn Road, Stanley, Durham, DH9 0LS - Visit now

    This independent luxury hotel in Durham boasts rustic dining within 100 acres of the Beamish Valley countryside. Rooms range from hot tub suites to accommodation in a converted double decker bus – with some more conventional double and twin bedrooms in between.

  • 7. Roker Hotel

    Roker Hotel
    Roker Hotel

    Roker Hotel, Roker Terrace, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 9ND - Visit now

    Sunderland’s much-loved Roker Hotel is located right on the seafront, with a classic coastal exterior giving way to modern furnishings inside. There are also three separate drinking and dining spaces to visit here: the Let There Be Crumbs tearoom, Poetic License bar and Antico restaurant.

  • 8. Seaham Hall

    Seaham Hall
    Seaham Hall

    Seaham Hall, Lord Byrons Walk, Seaham, Sunderland, SR7 7AG - Visit now

    This spa hotel on the Durham coast is housed within a Georgian country house and promises luxury accommodation – including the Ada Lovelace suite, named after the mathematician, writer and former resident of the hall.

  • 9. Hardwick Hall

    Hardwick Hall
    Hardwick Hall

    Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield TS21 2EH, Sunderland, TS21 2EH - Visit now

    The award-winning Hardwick Hall Hotel is set within Hardwick Country Park, which underwent a £4.1m transformation in 1999 and offers a beautiful backdrop for the over 50 luxury bedrooms available to guests.

Visitor guides

The Kingslodge Inn

Hotels in the North East

To make life easy when it comes to booking your stay, here’s our guide to the best hotels in the North East of England.

Culture Guides

Cinema in Manchester and the North

Hong Kong classics, a John Carpenter marathon and an obscene midnight movie masterpiece all feature in this month’s cinema guide.

Rachel Kneebone: 399 Days at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Exhibitions

Tales of antiquity, cloud gazing, and a return to the forest all feature among this month’s hand-picked selection of exhibition highlights.

Grimm Tales: Witches, Wolves, Fairies and Frogs at Williamson Park

Families

With summer in full bloom in Costa del Manchester and the North, we round up our top alfresco activities to do with the family, plus exciting indoor offerings.

Writer Louise Finnigan.

Literature

As August approaches, the literature scene is promising some hot events, both online and in real life: with book launches, short story showcases, regular poetry chats, live readings and even an exhibition of word art…

Music

Outdoor shows, candle-lit jazz gigs, boozy all-dayers. Manchester and the North’s live music scene is making up for lost time.

Theatre in Manchester

Theatre

As some of our favourite theatre teams head back into the rehearsal room, we take a look ahead to some of the performances we’re most looking forward to, as well as the outdoor theatre happening now.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester and the north.

Black Friar

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

A guide to Food and Drink in Manchester and the North, including plenty of new bars and restaurants and exciting new menus from old favourites.

Online events

Discover the best things to do online from the organisations we love in Manchester and the North.

Tours and Activities

Summer is here and we’re so excited to be out in the world touring, making, playing and doing all the things Manchester and the North has to offer.

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts