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Best Western The Sea Hotel.

Sea and scenery in South Shields.

Best Western The Sea Hotel enjoys a wonderful location in South Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne and on one of Britains most scenic coastlines. Ideally placed for Sunderland and Newcastle, within easy reach of A1 and A19, Best Western The Sea Hotel is a wonderful place to spend time.

From the warm North East welcome you'll receive at check-in to the friendly service you'll enjoy during your stay, the hotel is a true home away from home having been family run for 25 years. Located close to the beach, and a nearby fun fair, the hotel is ideal for families. The neighbouring Victorian park and boating lake are well worth a visit, with a miniature railway running in season.

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Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2LD
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6191*


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £20 per person à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Fregate Restaurant

Our contemporary restaurant boasts a wide variety of English, Continental and vegetarian alternatives. Enjoy!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary


Whitburn Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5899 Yards
Handicap required


5.00 miles away in Whitburn


9 holes Yes
18 holes £18.00

South Shields Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: 6,222 yds
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6263 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in South Shields


9 holes Yes
18 holes £24.00


We have over 75 years combined management experience when it comes to the planning and running of wedding receptions, so your big day will be in the safest possible hands!


Wedding service and reception venue

Whatever you want to dance the night away to, we'll make sure your evening reception is just as special as the daytime celebrations.


A wide choice of menus and inclusive packages mean you can pick and choose your perfect catering combination!


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Alan Watson or June Royal on 0191 4270999

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type NE33 2LD

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J65, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Newcastle, 15.00 miles
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 17.00 miles
Free parking on site (66 spaces)
On site disabled parking (6 spaces)

Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2LD

What's nearby?


  • Sunderland FC (Stadium of Light) (10 miles)

  • Newcastle Utd FC (St James Park) (15 miles)

  • Gateshead Stadium (10 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • The Sage Music and Baltic Art center at Gateshead (15 miles)

  • Hadrian's Wall (World Heritage Site) (20 miles)

  • Beamish The Living Museum of The North (15 miles)

  • Durham Cathedral (World Heritage Site) (20 miles)

  • The Angel of The North (12 miles)


  • The Metrocentre (15 miles)

  • Dalton Park Outlet shopping centre (10 miles)

  • Newcastle City centre (10 miles)

  • The Barbour Factory Outlet Shop (4 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Our conference facilities offer great value for money, with the added bonus of a wonderful seaside setting!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Schooner 180 80 40 50 160
Fregate 140 36 36 36 120
Clipper 60 30 26 36 60
Conservatory 40 12 20 24 30
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 312 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 119
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Rating: 1 17

One night business stop off

22/04/2016 Vivette E, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Nice hotel, friendly welcome , helpful lady on reception. Feels like a family run place . Room nice, simple, but everything I needed, tea , coffee, biscuits etc in room . Good toiletries . Iron, trous... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks for your positive review. The current internet service can suffer when high numbers of customer use it, however we have a dedicated high speed fibre service being installed very soon, the next stage of the installation starts on Monday 25th April. I assure you we are pushing very hard to have the new service installed as soon as possible. When you next need a room in our area, please check if our new still to be completely free internet service is all up and running, I am sure you will be impressed. Regard Alan

Enjoyable Lunch

09/04/2016 moltke1914, South Shields

We made an impromptu visit for lunch when nearby and the heavens opened threatening to soak us through. We were not at all disappointed.The dining area was warm and moderately busy with a relaxing atm... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks for your kind review. Regards Alan

Oh my god!

09/04/2016 Baggiesguy, Reading, United Kingdom

"You know what you're getting when booking a Best Westin Hotel" is no longer a statement that holds truth to it. This is a very tired hotel. Grant you its South Shields, but this hotel and its staff... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Firstly thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, I hope you will accept my reply for the benefit of all travellers and visitor to South Shields. I am sorry if the décor style is not to your taste however we maintain it on a daily basis to ensure it is in good repair and develop it on a planned room by room basis. The choice of new furniture, carpets and the like causes many debates on which is best for the customer. I apologise for any fault in operation of the shower, maintenance will identify and repair today. As you would expect we test many items in the bedrooms daily, with the aim that all facilities are working correctly, however some items may fail in use or are identified when used. If I may, I would recommend you report any fault to hotel reception, as on many occasions a simple repair or instruction can solve the problem in minutes. Reviews are both welcome and useful, however this review is about one of the 37 individual bedrooms. Obviously you did not have the opportunity to see the other styles, décor and outlook of other rooms offering sea and park views on ground, first and second floors. The amusement park along with the seafront can be busy over the school holidays, with 12.00 noon through until 7.00pm being the busy time with the amusement park closing at 10.00pm. Rarely do we have comments about noise, however I appreciate everyone is different. If you found noise was an issue, again a move to a park view room or the annex would have solved this instantly. With reference to the area, in your review you write “Granted it is South Shields” which I read implies what do you expect. Yet the area has seen millions of pounds of investment with redeveloped Victorian parks, new promenade, a £16m leisure centre, many pieces of public art and much more in development now in the town centre. I hope your review will not deter anyone from visiting this beautiful coastline. Again for the benefit of other travellers, the beach is within 100yards of the hotel not a few miles as you write. Thank you for your kind comments about the staff, I will continue as we have been and you suggest to revamp the hotel to attract more guests. Regards Alan

A Comfy Stay

03/04/2016 Treena_69, South Shields, United Kingdom

Was pleasantly surprised with the accommodation, we were in the annex part of the hotel - very clean, comfortable & tidy. My friend & I dropped in for a stop over. Got the room at a reduced rate & sta... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for reviewing the hotel and your kind comments about the staff. Regards Alan

Near to beach ,shops,fun fair easy to get to places.

29/03/2016 sweetoea, shropshire

The room was very comfortable,clean,looking out to the park and lake,breakfast very good,staff all friendly and restaurant attached to hotel ,by service just a few yards away to get to va... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks for taking the time to review the hotel and its location I am sure it will be helpful for other travellers. I will post your kind comments about the staff onto the staff notice board. Regards Alan