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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


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 274 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 108
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Rating: 1 13

Weekend in South Shields

28/08/2015 Tony N, Leeds, United Kingdom

Picked this for its location it’s near the Town/beech/Rides/Park. Good friendly hotel in great location, we had a family room which accommodated 2 adults and to minors the room was sizable and clean a... more


Good weekend away

19/08/2015 Lightsleeper92, Leicester, United Kingdom

Myself and my partner along with another four people in our party have stayed at this hotel from the 14th -17th of august. From the outside this hotel isn't much to look at but do not let looks put yo... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Pleased to let you know bathroom refurbishment is part of on going improvements we will work through them as quickly as possible, in the meantime new washers have been fitted to the taps you reported, I have checked the other rooms but found the taps to be working well. Thank you for your kind comments on chef's food and the service staff. Regards Alan

Surprisingly good

18/08/2015 Jill C, Solihull

friendly staff make this hotel above ordinary from the receptionists through to restaurant staff. We were told our room may be noisy due to a function but we were not disturbed at all. Rooms were clea... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your very kind comments. Regards Alan

The Sea Hotel - excellent !

09/08/2015 pigwig2015, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

You can not ask for a more friendly, considerate helpful hotel - the teams hospitality was outstanding - my friend and I were attending a wedding and needed some assistance with a room to change, some... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for your very kind comments, hope to see you back soon. Regards Alan

Great Location

07/08/2015 sheils6, United Kingdom

We chose this hotel for its great location and the fact it had plenty of parking. The staff were pleasant and we had a room which overlooked the funfair and the beach and sea. The bedroom was fine bu... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for taking the time to review. New WIFI is close to be installed which will transform the service we have now and still be free. Maintenance have checked all showers to ensure they are working correctly. a programme of bathroom refurbishments is planned as part of on going improvements. Thank you for your kind comments on staff and the general area. Hope to see you back soon. Regards Alan