Dog Friendly Staycation

Dog Friendly Staycation At Sandman Signature

Location >>

This modern hotel stands tall in the heart of Newcastle’s city centre.

Situated neatly in the hustle and bustle of this busy city, Sandman Signature is surrounded by key attractions Newcastle is renowned for including the iconic St. James’ Park just a stone’s throw away.

Step outside the doors of this stylish hotel, take a right and you’re just moments away from the city’s fabulous shopping scene, vibrant bars, cultural venues and gorgeous eateries.

Just a short stroll from Central Station, and an 18-minute drive from Newcastle Airport, it’s easily accessible and a perfect base for exploring the city.


Style >>

Contemporary, modern and oh-so stylish.

The building is striking from the outside. Its simple, yet elegant grey exterior provides this city centre hotel with its modern aesthetic.

As soon as we step inside from the busy street, we’re greeted with modern decor and wowed by glamorous accessories.

Glossy furnishings, contemporary light fixtures and bold accessories make up the appearance of this oh-so Instagrammable hotel lobby.

We head upstairs to our room and the simple, yet elegant and sophisticated vibes continue. It’s sleek, it’s stylish, it’s comfortable – it’s the perfect place for us to lay our heads for the night.

Throughout the hotel, both downstairs in the lobby and up in our room, there’s plenty of black and white artwork of Newcastle Upon Tyne hanging upon the walls to showcase the love, respect and pride this hotel has for the beloved city it’s located in.


Hotel highlights >>

If it’s not the sophisticated spot, close to Newcastle’s foodie and shopping scenes that ticks all the boxes, the unique style and brilliant packages on offer at this hotel will.

Once home to the former Scottish and Newcastle Brewery, creators of Newcastle Brown Ale, this Newcastle hotel is as full of history as it is Geordie hospitality.

From friendly staff accommodating our every need, to fluffy pillows and plenty of pet-friendly treats – there’s more reason than one why a stay here comes highly recommended.

Myself, Rosie and our accompanying human guest check in as part of the Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel’s Dogcation package.

Dogs, cats, gerbils, parrots and more can join you in select pet-friendly bedrooms and suites. Pet-friendly bookings include all of the added extras you need to make your furry friend feel perfectly at home, pet beds, drinking bowls, tasty treats and a gift to take home are all part of your stay.

As Rosie finishes off investigating the room with her nose, she makes herself comfy on her new bed for the night and tucks into the delicious gravy bones gifted to her by the friendly folks at the hotel.

More than a dog-friendly room, the Dogcation package comes with everything you need for a comfortable stay with your pet – ideal for those looking to get away with their furry friend.

Pet-friendly rates begin at £15 per pet, per night.


Lay your head >>

The Corporate King Studio is our home for the night.

The 310 sq ft, studio room comes equipped with a premium pillow-top super king bed as well as a pull-out sofa bed and a comfy dog bed for Rosie as part of our Dogcation package.

The open-concept room has been designed to feel like home from home. With a cosy sitting area and well-equipped kitchen – this modern room has everything we need to settle in for the night.

A spacious contemporary modern bathroom is part of this luxurious room. Kitted out with plenty of towels, toiletries and a dreamy rain shower, we’re all set with everything we need.

Free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea and biscuits, a Bluetooth speaker alarm clock radio, USB ports, an electronic safe, two flat screen TVs and gorgeous city views also come tied in with our room.

The surroundings are quiet, our room is stylish, the bed is comfy and it’s safe to say both humans and hound are happy.


Food and drink >>

Shark Club Newcastle – a significant feature of this hotel – is a must-visit for delicious food and gourmet cocktails.

However, for us, we don’t want to leave our four-legged friend alone to get comfy in the room, so we opt for room service.

I order Jack Daniels Bourbon chicken wings (£8.85) to start, while my guest enjoys the buffalo style chicken tenders (£7.50).

For mains, I decide on the classic cheeseburger (£10.95) which comes packed with cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato and a generous portion of tasty fries. Simple, yet delicious.

My dinner date goes with the Steak Frites (15.25) for their main event – served up with a handful of rocket, chimichurri and drool-worthy truffle fries.

We sweeten the deal with two mouth-watering desserts. First up, the sticky toffee pudding (£5.50) served warm with buttery caramel sauce, whisky crème anglaise and french vanilla ice cream. Up next is the white chocolate cookie skillet (£5.50) served warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

The sticky toffee pudding is a light fluffy sponge packed with heaps of warmth and sweet flavours. Traditional and delicious. The white chocolate cookie skillet is a true melt-in-the-mouth treat packed with oodles of chocolatey goodness.

Both equally delicious to finish off the meal.

Rosie tucks into Lily’s Kitchen An English Garden Party which comes with chicken, potatoes and strawberries – and by the brief few minutes it’s taken her to eat it, I’m going to take a guess and say she loved it.


Do this >>

There’s plenty going on in the city to keep you busy during your stay, but if like us, you’re staying here as part of the Dogcation package, then you may be looking for some dog-friendly activities.

If so, take a walk to nearby Leazes Park only minutes away on foot or wander further afield to Jesmond Dene – both of which are ideal locations to tire out your pooch.

A 20-minute drive or train journey will take you to the Northumberland Coast where miles of stunning sand will provide perfect running room.