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4.3 out of 5

"Good location. Great hotel " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 11 Dec 2021

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Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£44* Per night/room 21 Aug - 22 Aug

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Grand Hotel Sunderland. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Whitburn Sands. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and an indoor pool are available.

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Continental breakfast served weekdays for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include babysitting, free food shopping service and supervised childcare
  • On-site recreation includes a gym and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the size of the guestrooms and the helpful staff
  • Just a 3-minute walk from Whitburn Sands and a 3-minute drive from National Glass Centre
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Grand Hotel Sunderland ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Sunderland

Everyone (2) Couples (4) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Good location. Great hotel

Posted by on 11 Dec 2021

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4 out of 5
This is a traditional seaside hotel in an excellent location on the promenade. The hotel in places is quite dated (furnishings, decoration, carpets). The twin room we had was spacious and had a large bathroom with both bath and shower. Breakfast was disappointing as the produce used was of poor quality and badly cooked. We had to ask for the bacon to be cooked again as it was nearly raw. It is a buffet breakfast so everything is precooked including eggs. Overall the room rates are good value but the breakfast is not worth buying.

Posted by on 15 Sep 2021

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3 out of 5
The hotel as a great location, very close to the beach. The room was not very clean, lots of hair on bedding, rusty taps in bathroom; but overall good sized room. The checkin in/out felt very rushed, with not much explanation about things. We were not told if parking needed to be paid, or access to swimming pool. Staff forgot to book us in for breakfast when agreed previously. Overall a good experience considering the last minute deal we had, however after staying I think the price was slightly high (£140 for 2 nights). Most of the staff was lovely though and the area is amazing, great beach for walks and close to lots of amenities!

Posted by on 9 Jul 2021

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5 out of 5
Under the present Covid situation the staff at the hotel did everything possible to assist and help us enjoy our stay

Posted by , from Stevenage on 13 Jul 2020

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3 out of 5
The bed was very comfortable, however woken at 6am as the guests before us had arranged a wake up call then again at 6.20 am. So ensure you cancel any wake up calls

Posted by on 21 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Mar 2019 by Front Office Manager

Thank you for commenting on your experience, we apologise for the broken sleep and have reminded our housekeeping staff to check all rooms for previous alarm calls. On the positive side I am happy to hear that you found the bed comfortable, hopefully we will be able to welcome you here again soon.

5 out of 5

Fantastic Hotel...

Pros: Everything
Cons: Bar prices were a bit expensive.
Location: Fantastic restaurants nearby "Fat Buddha"
This is a great hotel with fantastic facilities, friendly staff, comfortable rooms and excellent beds.

Posted by , from Dumfries - Scotland on 3 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

What a joy pleasant and friendly staff

Had a most pleasant stay and visited the sites around where my mother was from. Hotel was clean and the staff most helpful. My only problem was the break was not long enough. But I would recommend this hotel to all worth every penny.

Posted by on 9 Jul 2010

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5 out of 5

great experience great value for money

attended a wedding both the hotel stay and the wedding arrangements were excellent

Posted by on 31 May 2010

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Property Features

Grand Hotel Sunderland offers its guests an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. The family-friendly Grand Hotel Sunderland also features coffee/tea in common area, concierge services, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 4-star Sunderland hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 82 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1936
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Food/drink service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


Free self parking


  • Train station: Sunderland Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Sunderland offers 82 accommodations. Bathrooms include baths or showers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Bath or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM and 10 AM.

The Cast Iron Bar & Grill – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a health club and a sauna.


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 25 per pet, per stay


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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, American Express and Barclaycard. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property does not follow a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 10.50 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Marriott Hotel Sunderland
  • Marriott Sunderland
  • Sunderland Marriott
  • Marriott Sunderland Hotel Sunderland
  • Sunderland Marriott Hotel
  • Grand Sunderland
  • Sunderland Marriott
  • Grand Hotel Sunderland Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Sunderland Sunderland
  • Grand Hotel Sunderland Hotel Sunderland
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