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The Best Hotels in Sunderland


The best 5 star hotels in Sunderland

OYO The Townhouse

OYO The Townhouse is a beautifully restored Grade II-Listed Georgian town house located in Durham's picturesque Old Elvet area. This unique hotel is within a leisurely 10-minute walk of Durham Cathedral and the historic 11th-century castle. Its tastefully designed rooms are found in the 18th-century town house, the garden, or the main house, each offering a distinct charm and theme. Adding to its appeal, it's just a stone's throw away from the banks of the River Wear and the Durham University Cricket Club, with Durham Rail Station under a mile away and Newcastle city centre only a 15-minute train ride.

According to reviews, guests love the hotel's excellent location, 'quirky' rooms, and friendly staff. Many also praise the delightful breakfast served there. Some guests have described their rooms as 'characterful' and appreciated the boutique-style offerings. Several reviews highlighted the hotel's impressive decor and cleanliness. A few pointed out the stunning views of Durham Cathedral from their windows. The hotel's bar and small beer garden have also garnered favorable comments. While some guests found their rooms a bit small, the overall sentiment is positive, with guests enjoying the comfortable beds and appreciating the warm welcome from the staff. All in all, OYO The Townhouse is highly recommended for its charm, location, and excellent service.

The best 4 star hotels in Sunderland

Lemonfield Hotel

Holiday Inn - Sunderland, an IHG Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland

Grand Hotel Sunderland

Roker Hotel BW Premier Collection

The Lemonfield Hotel is a modern hotel boasting prime seaside location in Sunderland's Seaburn. With a range of well-equipped rooms, some even offering sea views, and its vicinity to Sunderland's center, the Stadium of Light, and Newcastle, it caters to both leisure and business travellers. Customers have praised the hotel for its cleanliness, the comfortable rooms and helpful staff. Notable features include its proximity to the beach and nearby amenities such as cafes and a supermarket.

Guest reviews do reflect minor issues such as long wait times for breakfast service and the TV remote malfunctioning. However, these do not detract from the overall positive guest experience. The Lemonfield Hotel's pleasant location, high standards of cleanliness, and friendly staff make it a recommended option for a comfortable stay in Sunderland's Seaburn.

Located in Sunderland, the Holiday Inn - Sunderland, an IHG Hotel offers a comfortable 4-star stay complete with essential amenities including free WiFi, room service, a fitness center, and dining facilities. Its central location gives guests access to shopping centers, pubs and is just a short distance from the beach and Stadium of Light. Guests commend the hotel's modern interior, friendly staff, and overall comfort of the rooms. Other notable features are the varied breakfast options catering to different dietary requirements.

The hotel has had minor criticisms about the lack of small refrigerators in rooms. However, overall the reviews highlight the hotel's positive attributes including its ideal location, high standard of cleanliness, and the friendliness of the staff. With its convenient location and well-received customer service, the Holiday Inn - Sunderland stands as a reliable choice for travellers looking for a comfortable stay in Sunderland.

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland is a modern hotel offering a variety of amenities, including free WiFi, on-site dining, complimentary parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel's location is next to Sunderland Football Club's Stadium of Light and is a short distance from the city centre and the sandy beaches of Roker and Seaburn. Guests appreciate the hotel's cleanliness, spacious rooms, and the quality of food served. The hotel also offers an array of food choices for breakfast, and guests enjoy the nearby location to the stadium.

Despite minor issues such as a full car park on match days and uncomfortable mattresses reported by some guests, the hotel's high standards of cleanliness, its convenient location, and its range of amenities make it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travellers. The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland, with its variety of facilities and convenient location, promises a comfortable stay.

The Grand Hotel Sunderland offers picturesque sea-front views and comfortable, spacious accommodation. This hotel's amenities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a bar and an on-site restaurant that is open for all meals. It is also conveniently located 3.2 km from Sunderland city centre. Reviewers have highlighted the exceptional breakfast buffet, the spaciousness and cleanliness of the rooms, and the lovely staff. Some minor issues raised include a lack of draft beer at the bar and slightly hard pillows, however, the overall consensus among guests is that the hotel offers great value for money and is an enjoyable place to stay.

The Roker Hotel BW Premier Collection is situated in an enviable location by Roker beach, offering guests stunning views of the North Sea. This hotel boasts 43 bedrooms, two function areas, and three food & drink venues, all available with free WiFi and parking. Guests also have the option to enjoy afternoon tea with a view, authentic Italian cuisine from the basement restaurant, or cocktails from the industrial-chic Poetic License bar. Reviews highlight the amazing location, the friendly and helpful staff, and the clean and stylish hotel interior. Some guests mentioned the need for a deep clean in the rooms and the inconvenience of some room locations due to the large premises. However, the majority were very satisfied with their stay, praising the fabulous staff and great value for money.

The best 3 star hotels in Sunderland

The Seaburn Inn - The Inn Collection Group

The Kingslodge Inn - The Inn Collection Group

The Beamish Park Hotel

City Hotel

The Gibside Hotel

Situated in Sunderland and at a convenient distance of 1.2 km from Roker Beach, The Seaburn Inn - The Inn Collection Group boasts of a terrace, complimentary private parking, a restaurant, and a bar. The 3-star establishment offers free Wi-Fi access and has a strict no-smoking policy. It is located at a reasonable distance from the Stadium of Light, 3.7 km away. Every room at the inn is fitted with amenities such as a desk, flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, and towels. There's also a safety deposit box provided in each room, with select rooms featuring a balcony and enchanting sea views. Guests can start their day with a Full English/Irish breakfast. The property also provides a fun-filled children's playground.

Reviews indicate that guests greatly appreciate the size of the family rooms, commenting on their spaciousness and comfort. The quality and stock of tea, coffee, milk, and biscuits provided in the room receive positive remarks. Guests also praise the hotel's convenient location and tasty food. Despite some concerns about parking getting quite busy, and the quality of some of the meals, the overall guest sentiment is very positive. The balcony with sea views, convenience of location, and the professionalism of the staff are well commended. The cleanliness of the hotel and the quality of the breakfast are also points of appreciation. While there are a few comments about the hardness of the pillows, the Seaburn Inn still receives high praise for its excellent service, and its amenities, including the safe car park.

Presenting cosy and convenient accommodation with free parking, The Kingslodge Inn - The Inn Collection Group offers easy access to Durham city centre. The property's comfortable bedrooms come equipped with free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. The inn serves food every day and stands adjacent to the Flass Vale Nature Reserve, a short walk away from Durham Rail Station. It is also within a 15 to 20 minutes' walking distance from Durham Cathedral and the city's shopping area.

Reviews of The Kingslodge Inn - The Inn Collection Group underline its high cleanliness standard and the warmth and hospitality of the staff, creating a homely atmosphere. The hotel's location receives favourable comments due to its proximity to the city centre, easy parking, and tranquil surroundings. Although some reviewers mention the bedrooms being smaller than expected and the presence of loud music in the bar and dining area, the outdoor seating, food quality, and pet-friendly policies of the hotel are positively remarked upon. There were also some minor complaints about the room cleaning service after the first night and hard pillows. However, the general consensus remains largely positive, with guests enjoying the hotel's location, friendly staff, and comfortable rooms.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, The Beamish Park Hotel offers luxury bedrooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and parking. The rooms are decorated with luxury fabrics and designer fittings and come equipped with en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee facilities, and ample workspace. The hotel features a golf course, a cookery school, and a restaurant that serves a modern British menu. The hotel is conveniently located a short walk from Causey Railway Bridge, a 3-minute drive from Tanfield Railway, and a 5-minute drive from the Beamish Museum.

Guest reviews show that the Beamish Park Hotel is known for its friendly and helpful staff, with particular praise for the comfortable, large beds that contribute to a good night's sleep. While there were some concerns about the lack of tea-making facilities in the room, and no air conditioning, the hotel responded positively by offering a fan to counter the heat. The quality of food in the restaurant and the quiet, tranquil location were also well-liked by the guests. Some reviewers mentioned the absence of a lift and minor issues with the room's accessibility for disabled individuals. However, the hotel's beautiful location, well-maintained property, and the choice of dining in the hotel or nearby pub were appreciated by many guests.

The City Hotel is an attractive 3-star accommodation located in Durham with notable nearby attractions like Beamish Museum, Stadium of Light, and Sage Gateshead. Its non-smoking rooms are equipped with amenities including a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with free toiletries, and bed linen and towels. Some rooms offer city views. The hotel prides itself on excellent customer service, with express check-in and check-out, dry cleaning, and luggage storage facilities. Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy nearby paths and trails during their stay.

Reviewers appreciate the City Hotel for its helpful staff, perfect location, and spacious clean rooms. The recent refurbishment has left it with a modern, clean and pleasant atmosphere. Some guests noted issues with noise due to its proximity to a busy road, however, earplugs are provided in each room to counter this. The only other minor issue noted was the thickness of the curtains, but overall, guests found the value for money excellent. The meals were reportedly large, and the bar offers competitive prices on drinks.

Located in the quaint old village centre of Whickham, The Gibside Hotel offers en suite accommodation complete with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a bar. The hotel enjoys a strategic location, just a 5-minute drive from the A1M motorway and MetroCentre at Gateshead. The rooms are described as comfortable and relaxing, equipped with facilities such as tea and coffee making provisions.

Guests gave positive reviews for the Gibside Hotel's helpful staff, large and clean rooms, and good-quality food at reasonable prices. The hotel's location is appreciated for its easy access to both the peaceful Whickham village and the vibrant city of Newcastle. Some guests were disappointed by the lack of plugs near the bed and the absence of a lift. Notably, the hotel is pet-friendly, a plus for dog owners, though this might not appeal to everyone. Some guests noted the hotel's corridor layout as somewhat confusing, but overall, the reviews indicated a pleasant and satisfactory stay.

The best budget hotels in Sunderland

The Old Rectory

The Longship

Whites Hotel

Offering a 2-star accommodation, The Old Rectory in Jarrow is nestled 10 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead. The quaint hotel presents comfortable amenities including a garden, free WiFi, an ATM, and luggage storage for guests' convenience. All rooms are equipped with a kettle, coffee machine, a flat-screen TV and free toiletries, with certain units offering scenic garden views. Reviews praise the host's friendliness, the clean and comfortable rooms, and the excellent location near transportation links to Newcastle stadium. However, some guests voiced concerns about shared bathrooms and the lack of natural light in some rooms.

The Old Rectory's guests have the pleasure of starting their day with a full English/Irish breakfast and the hotel also features a sun terrace for guests to unwind. Additional services include a paid airport shuttle service to the nearest Newcastle International Airport, located 19 km away. According to the reviews, the breakfast is fabulous but some guests were disappointed by the extra charges. Despite some minor drawbacks such as limited parking and a slight issue with midges, the majority of guests were pleasantly surprised by the building's charm and the comfortable, clean rooms, expressing a willingness to book again when in the area.

Located in Hebburn, just over 8 km from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Longship provides guests with a restaurant, free private parking, and a bar. This 2-star inn comes with free WiFi and is non-smoking. The rooms come equipped with a TV, private bathroom, and bed linen. Reviews note the super comfy beds, immaculate and cosy rooms, and the convenience of the inn's location. However, some guests suggest that the rooms could use an upgrade.

The Longship's location is convenient for access to Sunderland and the inn offers free parking. Despite having no breakfast option, the food from the restaurant is greatly appreciated, as is the staff's friendliness. The inn also has a pub that many guests enjoyed. Some downsides include a slightly less powerful shower and a lingering smell of paint in some rooms. However, the inn's proximity to shops and family locations, along with the good value for money, makes it a decent choice for travellers.

Nestled in suburban Jesmond, Whites Hotel offers convenient access to Metro Centre, Newcastle Arena, Hadrian's Wall and the Northumbrian countryside. The hotel is within a 10-minute walk from Jesmond and West Jesmond metro stations. Rooms come with a flat-screen satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and mineral water. Guests appreciate the lively location, free parking, and the friendly staff.

At Whites Hotel, guests can savour a variety of international dishes in the Blanc Bar and Lounge while watching live sporting events on one of the seven plasma-screen TVs. The hotel offers a complimentary Continental breakfast, and a Full English breakfast is available for an extra fee. Reviews mention a helpful and cheerful staff, comfortable rooms, and the good location above Bar Blanc. Some guests found the hotel a bit old-fashioned and pricey, but the complimentary breakfast bag and discount on food and drink in Bar Blanc were appreciated. Some downsides mentioned include noisy ground floor rooms and no luggage storage facility.

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