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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 345 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 132
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Rating: 1 20

Tired - in need of TLC

19/08/2016 Mark H, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very tired hotel - old fashioned and in urgent need of renovation. The first room offered was in the annex in the car park - appalling and refused to stay in it - second room offered was in main hote... more


Nice hotel

08/08/2016 Chris H, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Nice and clean, being re-decorated. Only major downside is that there are no lifts, despite having wheelchair ramps into the hotel making it look more disabled friendly than it is, trying to get to th... more


Not alone in the room!

07/08/2016 janpoppy2016, Rugby, United Kingdom

This is a very dated, tired hotel which is not kept very clean. Even though the housekeeping staff were in evidence, public rooms as well as the bedrooms were not clean; dust and cobwebs in the corner... more


What a disgrace of a hotel

04/08/2016 Theresa B, South Shields

Stayed in annex room no air con working was told by other people has never been working even though got told was only just broke . seagull dirt all over cleaners did there best but smell terrible as... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Teresa B of South Shields Thanks for taking the time to review. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I appreciate with the hot weather we have been enjoying, the rooms will take longer to cool from the sea breeze, we provide fans to assist, but have never promoted air conditioned bedrooms. We installed air conditioning in two rooms as a trial some years ago, but found little request for the facility. I will remove the broken unit and review possible inclusion of new units with our on-going refurbishments. Again I apologise if the corridor refurbishment has upset you in any way, we listen to guest comments in person and through social media and act on them. We work in small sections of the corridor and work the hours when most guests are out and the bedrooms are getting serviced so as to minimise and disturbance. The next two sections of corridor are suitable for us to close the bedrooms in each area to ensure no guest disturbance. I take a very active part to ensure guests and colleagues are safe in and around the hotel and pleased to report that no reported accidents or injuries have occurred through the refurbishment. With reference to seagulls, I cannot recall ever receiving a comment, however I will of cause review both contract cleaning of windows and our cleaning procedures to see if any changes are needed. Regards Alan

Very nice place to stay

02/08/2016 austinallegro1, Dudley, United Kingdom

this hotel is very nice and clean. Probably the best hotel we stop at for friendliest of ALL the staff. the breakfasts are excellent but our dogs got their sausages before our breakfast came. truly a ... more