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Where is the best place to stay for the Great North Run?

The Great North Run attracts competitors from all across the world who enter into the UK’s largest half marathon. Make the most of this spectacular event by exploring the city and staying at some of Newcastle and Gateshead's best hotels for all budgets.

If you’re travelling from outside the North East, you can easily find out where to stay for the Great North Run in Newcastle city centre and Gateshead.

Travelling to the Great North Run is easy thanks to the number of hotels, B&B’s and boutique hotels available in the Newcastle and Gateshead areas. 

Runner on Newcastle Gateshead Quayside

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro is located in the heart of vibrant Ouseburn and a short walk to Newcastle's Quayside, whilst the Newcastle Sleeperz Hotel offers a stylish, central location in the heart of Newcastle, right next door to Newcastle’s Central Train Station. Hampton by Hilton and The County Hotel are also within view of the train station and great places to stay - with excellent access to bars and restaurants once you are ready to celebrate your running success! 

Runners and spectators visiting for the Great North Run can both save and splurge at city centre 4-Star Maldron Hotel which offers breakfast as well as easy access to the hubbub of city life for unwinding after the event. A really reasonably priced but super stylish and very comfortable city centre option would also be Motel One.

If you wish to stay close to the Great North Run main events and locations to take some time to explore the city over the weekend, The Copthorne Hotel, INNSiDE Melia, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead and The Vermont Hotel all sit directly on the Quayside and overlook the famous Tyne Bridge which runners will cross a few miles into the race; the perfect view for inspiration, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Self catering STAYBRIDGE 1 bedroom kitchen Staybridge Suites

If you need a little more space, try one of the city's serviced apartments and aparthotels like Staybridge Suites which is also dog-friendly, or County Aparthotel on Newcastle Quayside. Book into recently renovated Roomzzz Aparthotel to take advantage of their styled, spacious serviced apartments – with something to suit every pocket. There are a great range of home-from-home apartments like the Bruce Building which are ideal for larger groups or families.

Treat yourself to a little lucky massage and book your stay at Crowne Plaza which has an excellent spa onsite to help your achey muscles after your run.