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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.