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The Grotto
3.5 out of 5
The price is £89 per night
1.6 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)
Room 1

"Great location lovely room the outside could do with a bit of tlc but apart from that very good"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

The Grotto
The Sea Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
1.36 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (194 reviews)

"I liked the annex room out the back, and the staff where very good."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

The Sea Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Beechwood Guest House
3 out of 5
119 Ocean Road, South Shields, England
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1.33 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (167 reviews)

"The room was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Beechwood Guest House
Forest Guest House
4 out of 5
117 Ocean Road, South Shields, England
The price is £68 per night
1.35 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
A fantastic b&b

"A fantastic b&b couldn't fault anything and the breakfast is 10 out 10 our second visit and we will be going again"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Forest Guest House
Elmswood Guest House
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night
1.32 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
Great place to stay

"Super clean, great location and such a warm welcome"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Elmswood Guest House
The Sir William Fox Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night
0.43 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"The overall experience was very good, great staff and a excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

The Sir William Fox Hotel
Atlantis Guest House
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1.32 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
All round very good

"Lovely little hotel and not to far from the beach. Very friendly owner. Breakfast good too. Hopefully we will return"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Atlantis Guest House
Alexander Apartments Baltic Court
The price is £40 per night
0.94 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (14 reviews)
Good Stay

"Booked for family as I have used Alexander apartments quite a bit, the place is cosy and has everything you need. Good stay and excellent for the price."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

Alexander Apartments Baltic Court
Clifton Guest House
4 out of 5
101 Ocean Road, South Shields, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
1.33 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
The Clifton is the best

"An amazing stay at the Clifton definately my favourite on ocean rd amazing hosts Liz & Scott amazing service in the cafe and the biggest full English which is delicious and the room I stayed in no 7 very swish and the most comfortable bed and decor is so nice will definately be staying there in the ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Clifton Guest House
Athol House
2 out of 5
The price is £55 per night
0.97 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (23 reviews)

"Staff were friendly and breakfast was superb! The place is a little outdated, but it was comfortable enough and clean."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Athol House
South Shield's Hidden Gem
The price is £107 per night
1.6 mi from city centre
South Shield's Hidden Gem
Alexander Apartments South Shields
The price is £40 per night
0.61 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
5*

"Great stay. Much bigger than expected. In an excellent area for takeaways and corner shops. Will definitely re book again."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2020

Alexander Apartments South Shields
Marsden Inn
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
1.31 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (172 reviews)
Marsden inn

"Very easy and quick to book in easy access to your room Breakfast was a good price and nno set time which was good."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Marsden Inn
Atlantis Holiday Home
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1.33 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
May Bank Holiday

"Short weekend break for the purpose of visiting Alnwick Castle, the house was a lot bigger than we expected and we were pleasantly surprised by the overall standard. I would only advise that we did get a bit of noise from the local bar and takeaway. Great location for the beach and roman ruins."…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2018

Atlantis Holiday Home
South Shields Central
The price is £25 per night
0.61 mi from city centre
2/5 (3 reviews)

"The property was good, the room nice and clean but as covered no heating and no hot water, Luke warm shower. If the heating and hot water was working would have been a lovely place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2019

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Visiting South Shields

Travellers to South Shields give high marks for the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city's parks, temples and art. Top sights around the area include Blue Reef Aquarium, Washington Old Hall and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

  • You'll find 442 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • The closest major airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), 32.5 mi (52.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in South Shields

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Grahams Point, Marsden Rock Bird Reserve and Herd Sand. Additionally, you might want to add Arbeia Roman Fort to your agenda.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 31 hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in South Shields. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Forest Guest House - Amenities at this 4-star guesthouse include a library and free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • Beechwood Guest House - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this guesthouse. With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Elmswood Guest House - Amenities in this 3-star guesthouse include free WiFi and digital TV. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Top places to visit around the area include Blue Reef Aquarium, 3.2 mi/5.2 km from the city centre, and Washington Old Hall, which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

Getting around South Shields

Head over to Brockley Whins Station to catch the metro. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

Dressing for South Shields

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 10°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 2°C
  • From April to June, the average is 18°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 20°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 15°C as the daytime average and 2°C as the night-time average
  • South Shields gets about 547 millimetres of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 19°C, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in South Shields?
Clifton Guest House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other top choices based on reviews include The Grotto and Marsden Inn.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in South Shields, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in South Shields.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in South Shields?
Based on reviews, Cross Arms Hotel is a popular 2.5-star B&B for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Mill Dam Guest House and Athol House.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to South Shields?
The Sea Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other options for your family trip include Elmswood Guest House and Athol House. Also, attractions in the area such as Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park and The Gate are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in South Shields?
Mill Dam Guest House is a top guesthouse for people travelling with their pets. Other good choices to stay with your pet include The Sea Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and Cross Arms Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in South Shields?
Clifton Guest House is a top 3-star beach guesthouse with free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the beach include Clifton Guest House and Forest Guest House. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Grahams Point or Herd Sand.

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