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Have you always wanted to, but never quite gotten round to visiting Newcastle and Gateshead? THIS year, make it the year that you book your city break to England's most northerly (and frankly, most fun) city. Choosing where to stay in Newcastle can be a tough decision. There are luxury hotels guaranteed to elevate your Newcastle staycation, family-friendly accommodation for those who have a couple of mini travelers in tow and places to stay outside the city centre. 

Let us put forward the spectacular Quayside as a popular destination and the ideal place to stay if you're interested in a city break packed with art, culture, great food and a liberal sprinkling of nightlife. You'll be within strolling and rolling distance of live theatre and music performances at Live Theatre Newcastle and Sage Gateshead as well as as excellent restaurants and a raft of top bars which flank both sides of the River Tyne.

NewcastleGateshead Quayside is an Instagrammable must-visit location with views for days. Home to seven iconic bridges, you can treat the riverside as your own backyard with a morning wander or take in the glistening lights on an evening meander back to your accommodation. 

Leave your car at home, hope on the train to Newcastle and book a hotel on the Quayside to stay in the midst of all the action. Read our guide to the best places to stay on NewcastleGateshead Quayside...

INNSiDE by Meliã

INN Si DE bedroom INNSiDE by Meliã

One of the most recent additions to Newcastle Quayside is chic hotel INNSiDE by Meliã. Providing some excellent views of the Quayside's iconic bridges from its corner suites, the contemporary hotel has a continental vibe and is excellently located. Choose from balcony rooms, river view suites and the Townhouse complete with separate living area. Relax in the onsite riverside restaurant, Gino Dicampo's with an Aperol Spritz in hand and watch the world go by.

INNSiDE is the ideal location for stylish city breakers who want to embrace the gym facilities, make the most of the complimentary yoga mats in your bedroom and get out and about with 20% off bike hire from nearby The Cycle Hub.

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Situated on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne with spectacular views across the Quayside and of the iconic Tyne Bridge, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead is a great place to stay for city breakers who like the high life. With a choice of reasonably priced rooms to luxurious executive suites as well as an onsite spa complete with indoor pool, sauna and steam room - you can live like a celebrity on any budget. Hilton is easily accessible from the A1 making it an ideal spot for visitors travelling to the toon by car. While you stay at Hilton, why not walk across to neighbouring Sage Gateshead to enjoy lunch in the bistro cafe or take in a live performance?

The Vermont Aparthotel

The Vermont Aparthotel The Vermont Aparthotel

In the midst of the action on Newcastle Quayside is The Vermont Aparthotel. Part of an impressive family of hotels and accommodation which includes nearby stylish The Vermont Hotel, the luxury serviced apartments are a great option for visitors who are in a larger group (up to 6 guests) or looking for a home-from-home vibe. Complete with fully-equipped kitchen and lounge area there is space to relax and the rooms provide a bit of flexibility if you'd rather not eat out for every meal. Although with Michelin Star and guide restaurants on the doorstep, it might be worth giving yourselves a night off the washing up! 

Copthorne Hotel

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle Quayside Copthorne Hotel Newcastle Quayside

Along the quieter end of Newcastle Quayside, visitors will find the Copthorne Hotel - an expansive riverside hotel with unrivalled views across the River Tyne. Whether you've opted for a luxurious, large and airy executive suite or crisp and comfortable standard room - you'll be treated to stunning views, modern amenities and spacious rooms. An onsite car park and restaurant adds extra bonus points to this Quayside hotel. Copthorne Hotel is situated within easy access of the Quayside's top sights and things to do as well as nearby attractions such as Life Science Centre and Newcastle Castle. The Quayside hotel is also a good option if you are planning on letting your hair down at a concert at Utilita Arena which is less than 10 minutes walk away. 

Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Du Vin courtyard Hotel Du Vin Newcastle

If you're not quite sure whether you want to stay on Newcastle Quayside or in the trendy Ouseburn area, then choose Hotel Du Vin which will give you the best of both. Ideally placed between the two top destinations, Hotel Du Vin boasts sumptuous rooms with roll top baths, monsoon showers and luxurious decor. Despite being set back from Newcastle Quayside, there are still suites with a bridge view and only a 10-minute walk to the main Quayside. Hotel Du Vin's onsite French-style bistro restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and evening meal as well as one of the best Sunday lunches in the city.  

Roomzzz Aparthotel

ROOMZZZ blog Image: Roomzzz Newcastle

If you're visiting Newcastle and would love a little space to spread out then try Roomzzz Aparthotel. Their choice of suites include fully-fitted kitchens with hob, microwave and dishwasher as well as many with separate living areas and even Quayside views. Not strictly on the Quayside, you'll still benefit from close proximity when you follow the steps outside the aparthotel down onto the historic Quayside below. A short walk from Newcastle Central Station too, Roomzzz is well situated for citybreakers arriving by train. 

Jury's Inn NewcastleGateshead Quayside

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Tucked away behind the impressive BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, city breakers will find the comfortable and budget-friendly Jury's Inn Newcastle Quayside. Conveniently located and within walking distance of many Quayside restaurants, bars and attractions, the Jury's Inn hotel is a great choice for anyone travelling in a group as the large hotel has plenty of rooms, a great bar area and private parking. 

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