Set between the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean and the charming Hunter River, Newcastle is a thriving city known for its relaxed coastal charm. Just two short hours from Sydney, this beachside town has really come into its own with a burgeoning foodie and cultural scene and a line-up of beaches that simply wows. Jam-packed full of things to do, on and off the land, this seaside locale with its stunning coastal views, is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.
Here’s our edit of the best Newcastle accommodation on offer.
When you think of pub stays, pastel colourways and coastal chic décor don’t immediately spring to mind, but that’s what you’ll find at The Criterion Hotel. Centrally-located, this laidback stay offering queen and twin rooms is the perfectly affordable Newcastle accommodation option.
From $80 per night
81 Bourke Street, Carrington
Newcastle accommodation goes Nordic with these two unique offerings from Pappa Sven. The loft-style apartment is all about exposed brick, hardwood floors and open-plan living whilst the cabin marries Victorian-fixtures with Scandi-chic style. With Marimekko tableware, Danish lighting and furniture from Artek and Muuto, it’s beach-chic meets Scandi-cool!
From $200 per night
33 Union Street, Cooks Hill
This decadently renovated three-bedroom terrace is everything you could possibly want when it comes to Newcastle accommodation. Walking distance from three great beaches you can take your pick of seaside spots. Centrally located in Cooks Hill, this boutique Airbnb offers you all the comforts of home with chic interior design and high-end fittings that we could only dream of.
From $360 per night
Parry Street, Cooks Hill
On shores of Merewether Beach, this luxury coastal escape will give you all the relaxed vibes you could ever want just over an hour from Sydney. Framed by the beauty of the Pacific coastline, this is the perfect spot to enjoy the ultimate beach getaway.
From $1,357.14 per night
Just 150 metres from the sparkling waters of Merewether Beach, you’ll find some of the best boutique Newcastle accommodation on the market. Roll up and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the 90-year old period home, complete with high ceilings, deep veranda’s, and French doors. With two suites and a self-contained cottage, this is the perfect place for a romantic retreat.
From $190 per night
3 Curry Street, Merewether
In the heart of downtown Newcastle on the corner of Crown and Hunter Streets stands The Lucky Hotel, an ornate and historic building. In contrast with the historic building, their 30 boutique guest rooms are modern and tastefully appointed. And, if you’re looking to have a good time, the bar downstairs is known for their delicious pub feeds and live music.
From $160 per night
237 Hunter Street, Newcastle
In the quest for Newcastle accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than the Clarendon Hotel. Walking distance from Darby Street and the Honeysuckle beachfront, this is the perfect base for those looking to explore. Their beer garden, decked out with coloured lights and a retro airstream, is the perfect spot to kick back after a long day of sightseeing.
From $145 per night
347 Hunter Street, Newcastle
With so many beautiful options for Newcastle accommodation, stunning beaches, award-winning restaurants and exciting things to do, Newcastle is the perfect choice for a weekend away. Grab the gang and head straight to this coastal gem.