Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

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Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

4.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-out
9-12 Priestgate, Darlington, England, DL1 1NW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt Cuthbert Church4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDarlington Civic Theatre6 min walk
  • Popular LocationDarlington Railway Centre and Museum13 min walk
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area


Located in Darlington, Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is in the city centre and near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Yorkshire Dales National Park and Windlestone Hall Country Park, while Darlington Civic Theatre and Darlington Railway Centre and Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Darlington Arena or Croft Circuit.

What's nearby

  • St Cuthbert Church - 4 min walk
  • Darlington Civic Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Darlington Railway Centre and Museum - 13 min walk
  • Blackwell Grange Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Darlington Arena - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Darlington Station - 12 min walk
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 21 min drive


  • The Waterhouse Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Foffano's - 3 min walk
  • Caffè Nero - 3 min walk
  • Santorini Greek Cafe & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Sunflower Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

4-star eco-friendly hotel in the city centre
Consider a stay at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel and take advantage of dry cleaning/laundry services, 2 bars and a business centre. Enjoy international cuisine and more at the two on-site restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and kids stay for free.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • English breakfast (surcharge), self-parking (surcharge) and a porter/bellboy
  • Laundry services, meeting rooms and luggage storage
  • A banquet hall, smoke-free property and a lift
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All guest rooms at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel offer perks, such as laptop-compatible safes, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and complimentary newspapers.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and hairdryers
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Secured self parking on site (GBP 5 per night)
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: GBP 10 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Carriages
  • Kings Head

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space (4638 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 10 per person (approximately)
  • Secured self-parking fee: GBP 5 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 19 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 4 Sept 2022 start from £59.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel?

Self-parking is available for GBP 5 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel located?

Located in the heart of Darlington, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Cuthbert Church and Darlington Civic Theatre. Darlington Railway Centre and Museum and Blackwell Grange Golf Club are also within 2 miles (3 km). Darlington Station is 12 minutes by foot and North Road Darlington Station is 16 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 179 out of 504 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 201 out of 504 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 85 out of 504 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 24 out of 504 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 504 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfort with a central position
Good central position , Pleasant helpful staff , the lift layout is very unusual
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disappointing !!
3 nights stay. Room was ok, a bit strange that the light switches in the room controlled the bedside and main light switch (they weren’t independent of each other), you either had no lights on or all lights on! We ate in the hotel restaurant on the Saturday, very disappointing, the calamari was luke warm at best. My wife ordered a medium rare steak (@£22), when it arrived it was over cooked (medium to well), so we sent it back to the kitchen, we were then a tad surprised when a waitress came back to us and asked how we would like the new steak cooking as she had looked at the one we’d sent back and she said it was medium rare…!!! My wife and I spend every weekend away on business, we eat out a lot and we know what a medium rare steak looks like….it’s a shame that the kitchen at the Mercure doesn’t know how to cook a medium rare steak. We had ordered drinks with our meals, but they took so long to arrive (I’d finished my main meal and my wife was Half way through her 2nd steak and the drinks had still not arrived !! - we cancelled the order!!) In summary, shocking service, disappointing food….eat somewhere else !! On a positive note, the hotel fire alarm works, it went off at 01:30am…..false alarm apparently!!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Goodhitel with nice staff. My room was a little too warm and an electric fan was needed. £5 overnight parking is required, but under the hotel is perfect Overall, an enjoyable stay.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent hotel
Excellent stay night man was brilliant parking easy and good price. Everything was very clean in hotel bed's and pillows vert comfortable. Close to town and all amenities. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
My arrival was well received. My room was clean but decor quite tired. Especially the bathroom. I paid for breakfast but no one explained the menu process. Nothing was labelled in the beverages or buffet. Only the cereal jars had labels. Staff were polite but disinterested. On day 2 I had dark brown water in my shower and sink. Reception did not apologise but insisted it was a Northumbrian Water Company problem affecting the whole hotel. Upon my return later that evening I still had water issues. These cleared by day three. I ordered room service on days three and four. The bedroom had no information and the telephone was blank. I contacted the kitchen directly after locating the hotel number online. The room service and food were excellent. Overall I wasn’t impressed but I would consider the hotel in future.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I only used the hotel for a local overnight stay so cannot rate the facilities other than checkin and my room. What i did experience was excellent, good mannered and attentive.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022