The Best Hotels in Newcastle for Your Business Trip


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If you’re looking for the best hotels in Newcastle for your next business trip, then look no further.

Perhaps your job role requires you to travel a lot for work, and as such, you’re always searching for a good hotel without breaking the bank.

If you travel to Newcastle on a regular basis then you might have your favourites – you know, those ones where you walk into reception and are greeted back with open arms.

And that’s great!

But if you’re new to the area or you want to switch things up a bit, we’ve got your list of some of the best hotels for your next business trip.

Whether you’re looking for spa facilities to wind down after a stressful day, or a city-centre location so you can try out some of the local bars and restaurants, we’ve got you covered.

After all, Newcastle is a fantastic city with so much to offer that you’ll want to explore!

And even better, it has some fantastic hotels suited to a variety of budgets, so you’re guaranteed a comfortable (but affordable) stay.

That said, let’s get into the list.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle
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Crowne Plaza Newcastle

First up on the list, is the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

If you’ve never stayed here before then you’re in for a treat as it’s quite luxurious with its large, open rooms and modern decor.

Whether you’re staying here for one night or ten nights, you’re in for a comfortable stay as there is plenty of room to stretch out and make yourself at home.

We know what it’s like when you’re travelling for work as you’re usually lugging about your laptop bag, briefcase, and a suitcase. The last thing you want is to feel squashed with all of your things stuffed into a corner somewhere!

Other amenities at this hotel include free WiFi (which is absolutely essential for a business trip) and a luxurious spa complete with an indoor pool and gym.

So, whether you’re wanting to relax after a long day of meetings or sweat it out in the gym, it’s all here on-site. You can also treat yourself to a massage followed by a cocktail (or two) in the gin bar.

In terms of food, look no further if you fancy a night in.

There’s a savour brasserie-style British cuisine in Hawthorns restaurant or a ‘Fast & Fresh’ menu if you’re busy and need something on the go. We’ve all been there!

If you’ve got an important day ahead of you, there’s also the option of Quiet Zone accommodation which provides total peace and quiet. This ensures you get a good night’s sleep without any interruptions.

The hotel is also ideally located and is just steps away from Newcastle rail station in the city centre. Newcastle Airport (NCL) is also only a 15-minute drive, and there’s paid parking in the multi-storey car park next door.

If you want to hop on the metro to get around the city, it’s only a 10-minute walk to Central Station.

Royal Station Hotel
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Royal Station Hotel Newcastle

If you want to be slap bang in the middle of Newcastle city centre, then this one’s for you.

At the Royal Station Hotel you’ll be steps away from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Arts Centre and minutes from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Library.

So, once the working day is done and you want to switch off for a little while, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

This business hotel is also in close proximity of O2 Academy Newcastle and Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Mary’s Cathedral.

The hotel is quite expansive, boasting 145 bedrooms in total with 9 conference rooms for meetings and events.

All of the bedrooms have a homely feel and feature refrigerators and free WiFi access to keep you connected night and day.

To make your stay even more comfortable, bedrooms come complete with phones, desks, and coffee/tea makers so you can stay refuelled.

You can also take advantage of the spa which comprises an indoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center if you need to blow off some steam!

In the evening, you have the option to enjoy a meal in the city’s vast range of eateries or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service.

Alternatively you can quench your thirst at the hotel’s bar/lounge which has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Other amenities at the Royal Station Hotel include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.

If you’re driving to Newcastle, you’ll be pleased to know there is free parking available onsite but you must present a photo ID when checking in.

DoubleTree by Hilton
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DoubleTree by Hilton

If you’re only staying in Newcastle for a night or two then DoubleTree by Hilton is the perfect place.

Located immediately adjacent to Northumberland’s Newcastle Airport it is literally steps away from the terminals and long-term car parking making this the perfect airport hotel for stay overs or layovers in Newcastle.

Despite this, you’re still close enough to the City Center if you want to travel in for a meeting or some lunch as it’s only 20 minutes via the metro.

Inside the hotel, the decor is very grand which is to be expected of a Hilton hotel.

All of the rooms feature fresh baths, flat panel TVs, generous work surfaces with data ports, and complimentary wired or wireless high-speed internet access.

Aside from this, guests also enjoy upscale hotel amenities such as a well-equipped Fitness Center, an inviting coffee lounge, and in-room dining.

If you don’t fancy journeying into Newcastle for some good food, then take advantage of Fratellos restaurant which serves gorgeous Italian cuisine.

Breakfast time is no different with freshly prepared, local favourites so you can start your day right with an extensive DoubleTree Breakfast buffet.

If you’re meeting friends or colleagues, then why not grab a drink in the sophisticated bar area on the ground floor?

As well as modern amenities and a convenient location, the DoubleTree hotel by Newcastle Airport also features multiple meeting rooms for your business or conference needs.

To make sure everything runs smoothly, there is first class catering and banquet facilities available as well as state-of-the-art A/V and connectivity solutions.

If you need an extra helping hand, the staff are on hand to make sure all of your needs are met.

easyhotel Newcastle
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easyHotel Newcastle

If you’re looking for an affordable but high quality business hotel, then this one’s for you.

Located in the heart of Newcastle, easyHotel offers contemporary air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi access throughout.

This means you can stay in touch with friends and colleagues any time of the day, or sift through that growing pile of emails you’ve been putting off!

For increased convenience, there’s a 24-hour front desk and an on-site snack bar so you can stay refuelled day and night.

Despite being a tad more ‘budget’, all rooms have air conditioning to keep you comfortable throughout your stay, and some come with a writing desk, a safety deposit box, and a flat-screen TV.

There’s also some stunning views of the city to take advantage of which makes an early morning get-up much easier. You certainly won’t be dreading that alarm clock so much!

Rooms at the easyHotel also include private bathroom facilities with a shower, a hairdryer, and free complimentary toiletries.

When it comes to location, you couldn’t ask for better. The hotel is situated just 400 meters from the Theatre Royal and 500 metres from both The Sage and Newcastle’s Train Station. On top of this, Newcastle International Airport is 10 km away which makes travelling a breeze.

Room at the Vermont Hotel
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The Vermont Hotel Newcastle

The Vermont Hotel is perfect if you want to discover the sights of Newcastle and the wider North East.

Located next to the historic Castle Keep and the Moot Hall, this business hotel is ideal if you want to be amongst all the hustle and bustle.

This impressive building is just a 5-minute walk from Eldon Square making it the perfect place to hit the shops. Aside from this, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the vibrant nightlife scene with an array of bars and restaurants in close proximity.

In fact the Vermont hotel has direct access to the lively Quayside area, and is 0.3 miles from Newcastle Rail Station for those wanting to explore more of the North East.

From the comfort of your room you’ll be able to enjoy sights such as the River Tyne, Millennium Bridge, and the Stunning Cathedral.

All of these landmarks are wonderful to wake up to, and give you a feel of what the city has to offer!

Inside the hotel, there is everything you could need and more including a gym, free Wi-Fi ,and free parking.

Each of the rooms feature a TV and a fully-stocked minibar as well as a work desk and free tea and coffee. If you choose a suite, there is a separate seating area and some of these rooms overlook the historic Castle Keep.

In terms of dining, The Maven Restaurant boasts fantastic views of the Tyne Bridge, whilst the Redwood Bar has a relaxing fireplace and sofas to cater for all tastes.

Complimentary onsite car parking is limited, and operated on a first come-first served basis so be sure to book in quick!

Sandman Signature Hotel
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Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle

Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle is ideally situated next to St James’ Park, home of Newcastle FC, for any of you football fans out there!

The vibrant, boutique-style bedrooms have large open windows, a flat-screen TV, and a unit with a microwave, refrigerator and tea/coffee facilities.

Essentially, it has everything you could need for a comfortable business trip.

Apartment-style kitchen facilities are also available in all suites for maximum convenience, allowing you to cook your own meals if you wish.

If you want to enjoy stunning views of the city, there are a range of ‘signature’ rooms which are all located at the front of the hotel. This is the ideal spot if you’d like to take in some of the key attractions from the comfort of your hotel room.

If you’re feeling hungry (and don’t fancy cooking), there is an onsite Shark Club Gastro bar which serves a traditional evening grill menu and light lunches.

To quench your thirst, the bar offers a range of beverages, and 24-hour room service is also available if you want to relax in peace.

Being located in the heart of Newcastle city centre means the Sandman Signature Hotel is only a 2-minute walk from Eldon Square Shopping Centre and is in close proximity to a variety of pubs and eateries.

If you’re driving into the city, parking is available nearby and Newcastle Rail Station is a 10-minute walk.

Room at the Travelodge
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Travelodge Newcastle City Centre

Next up is another budget friendly option for our list of ‘The Best Hotels in Newcastle for Your Business Trip’.

However, ‘budget’ doesn’t have to mean compromising on quality, and this is definitely true for the Travelodge.

During your stay, you’ll be centrally located in Newcastle-upon-Tyne just steps away from Live Theatre Newcastle and minutes from All Saints Church.

This gives you plenty to see and do at the end of a long working day, and means you don’t need to travel far to see some of the attractions.

This hotel is also within close proximity of Tyne Bridge and The Sage – another two staples of Newcastle City Centre!

There are 129 guest rooms in total and all are designed with a ‘home from-home’ feel with comfortable beds, cosy duvets, and tea/ coffee making facilities.

You’ll also be able to stay connected with friends and colleagues throughout your trip thanks to complimentary wireless Internet access – an absolute must for a business trip.

The bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers for maximum convenience, so that’s one less thing to worry about packing!

After your long day, you can enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the city, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service.

Room at the Copthorne Hotel
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Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

Located on Newcastle’s beautiful Quayside is the Copthorne Hotel.

This hotel is the ideal base to explore the city of Newcastle, as well as wider Northumberland as you can easily hop on a train or metro.

This lets you get round the city with ease, taking in some of the city’s most renowned sights and attractions.

With the Northumbrian coastline and Hadrian’s Wall both within easy reach, this hotel is also the perfect base if you’re wanting to engage in some leisure and relaxation.

After all, even on a business trip you need to squeeze in some down time .

The Copthorne hotel promote a “We Clean. We Care. We Welcome.” commitment to ensure a higher standard of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the premises, which gives you total peace of mind.

All of the rooms are comfortable and spacious, with cosy beds, modern decor, a seating area, and tea/ coffee making facilities to keep those caffeine levels topped up!

If you’re really wanting to take in the sights and maximise your stay in the ‘toon’, some of the rooms have views of the quayside.

This makes getting up a whole lot easier and means you can enjoy the beauty of Newcastle without stepping foot outside your room!

Other amenities at the hotel include a fitness center, 24 hour reception, free WiFi throughout, parking (at an additional cost), and meeting room space. This is particularly useful if you’re meeting up with clients or colleagues and don’t want to travel far.

Instead, it’s all available on site for maximum convenience.

Hampton by Hilton Hotel
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Hampton by Hilton Newcastle

If you’re travelling for business then you couldn’t ask for a more ideal city-centre location.

Situated opposite Newcastle Central Station and within easy walking distance of the city’s biggest local attractions, this stylish hotel has it all.

Just north of the iconic River Tyne, one of the leading riverside attractions in the UK, Hampton by Hilton is within close reach to several Newcastle staples including the Metro Arena, the Sage Gateshead, the Baltic Centre, Laing Art Gallery and Newcastle United Football Club’s St James’ Park.

And if that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy a fantastic shopping experience thanks to Newcastle’s many high streets and vast department stores.

After a long day of checking emails and attending meetings, retail therapy is the best kind of therapy!

Throughout your stay you will enjoy a variety of modern amenities and special touches in the bright, spacious guest rooms. With free WiFi throughout and large desks, you don’t even have to leave the hotel to do your work.

Simply order a coffee, sit back, and enjoy.

The rooms feature a walk-in shower, comfortable beds, and tea/ coffee making facilities so you can make yourself right at home.

There is a hot breakfast included in your stay which will set you up for the day ahead.

To quench your thirst, the relaxed Hub bar/lounge area is open 24/7 and is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, light meal or a drink.

There’s also a 24-hour fitness room so you can exercise at any time of the day, depending on what works best for you.

And even better, there’s also a 24-hour work zone, where you can print documents and surf the internet at your own leisure.

Hotel Indigo Newcastle
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Hotel Indigo Newcastle

Inspired by Grainger Town, The Hotel Indigo Newcastle hotel proudly celebrates its culture and the neoclassical architecture through its beautiful design and decor.

Inside you’ll find glass and iron columns in the lobby which have been designed to emulate local Tyneside styles with a modern twist.

This theme is carried through the hotel as the pieces of artwork in the guest rooms depict the history of the North East, creating a very nostalgic feel.

Speaking of rooms, each one has its own little quirks and special touches showcasing famous attractions of the North East through its decor. Each room also comes complete with a desk and seating area, so you can sit back with your laptop and get some much needed work done in comfort.

You’ll also find coffee/ tea making facilities, bottled water, snacks, and a mini bar in your room to complement your stay at the Hotel.

Once the day is done and it’s time to relax, you can kick back in the Grainger Lounge bar with a craft ale brewed specially for the hotel.

You can then indulge in a delicious meal in Hotel’s locally inspired restaurant, where you can enjoy live music and fantastic cuisine.

Hotel Indigo is in a great spot, situated in close proximity to the railway station, Grainger Market, and Sage Gateshead Arts Centre. This is ideal for both leisure and business purposes as you can meet clients and colleagues whilst seeing what the city has to offer.

If you want to find out more about the area or need any help getting around the city, simply ask the team on reception who will be more than happy to help.

The Best Hotels in Newcastle for Your Business Trip

Hopefully after reading this blog post, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the best hotel in Newcastle for your next business trip.

From stylish boutique hotels, to simplistic budget-friendly hotels, there is something for everyone.

When choosing a hotel for work, the main priority is ensuring there is free WiFi, available parking, and good travel links.

All of the hotels above encompass these three things, meaning your stay should be smooth and comfortable regardless of where you choose.

Travelling for work can be stressful, but knowing you’ve found a good business hotel means one less thing for you to worry about. And taking some of your stress away is what we do best at Canny.

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