O Grand Hotel Sunderland
This family-friendly beach hotel is situated by Seaburn beach, 3.2 km from Sunderland city centre. Local attractions include the Beamish Open Air Musuem, The National Glass Centre, the Penshaw Monument and Sunderland AFC's Stadium of Light. Newcastle Airport is 30 km from the hotel and Durham Tees Valley Airport is 73 km away.
This high-quality accommodation for business and leisure travellers' was renovated in 2008 and hosts 82 en suite rooms, many of which enjoy sea views. The hotel also boasts 3 luxurious suite-style rooms complete with a glazed rotunda overlooking the sea. Features include banqueting and conference facilities, a cocktail bar, a café, fine dining restaurant, superb leisure facilities, Internet access (subject to fees) and complimentary private car parking for registered guests (subject to availability). The hotel also has a lobby area with 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and lift access. Room and laundry services are also provided for an additional fee.
The luxurious spacious en suite rooms feature a double or king-size bed and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and hairdryer. Other in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, ironing set, satellite TV, Internet access, a safe, voicemail, a radio, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool and provides sun loungers for guests to use. Guests can alternatively work out in the on-site gym, try aqua fit, or relax in the hot tub or sauna.
A selection of English and continental breakfasts and dinners are served in the Promenade restaurant, and lunch is served in the Mariner Bar.
By car: On the A1, take the A690 Durham exit and follow signs for Sunderland. Take the A19 to Sunderland north and exit onto the A1231. From the A1231 follow the A183 to the seafront. The hotel is 2 miles north of Sunderland city centre.