Love the place you stay



Welcome to Hotel 52, a newly refurbished 23 bedroom hotel located in the centre of Stanley, County Durham. The hotel is just a short drive to the award-winning Beamish Museum and minutes from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Each room in the hotel has been refurbished to a higher than average standard, offering en-suite facilities and extremely comfortable beds. With options of double/twin, double apartments, triple and family apartment suites, there are possibilities for every party size. Each of the apartments includes a fully equipped fitted kitchen. We can offer single occupancy rates in our spacious double rooms.

Our renowned breakfast is served in our adjacent Italian restaurant and at night Pazzo is the perfect choice for your evening meal.

The hotel has on-site conference facilities and can cater for up to 16 delegates, with use of an LCD screen and projector included in your package.

In the comfortable lounge area there are 2 large flat screen televisions and free Wi-Fi is available for the duration of your stay.

Hotel 52 is the perfect choice for a family holiday, couple getaway or business break.

Joicey Square, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0PG
T: 01207 263790

Hotel facilities

  • Spacious rooms

    Each room offers spacious accommodation with en-suite bathroom facilities.

  • Inclusive Wi-Fi

    Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the during of your stay at Hotel 52.

  • Parking

    Parking available.

  • Dining

    On-site Italian Restaurant and Coffee Lounge.

  • Conference & Training Facilities

    Attractive delegate rates and meeting facilities.

What our guests say...

  • "The breakfast was good and there was plenty of choice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The reception area and dining area were nicely decorated and looked modern."


  • "Just returned from a business trip to Stanley and stayed at Hotel 52 for two nights and what a pleasure it was. The hotel is recently refurbished, so as you’d expect it was spotlessly clean. My room was of ample size with the bathroom accessed down 3 steps. The double bed was very comfortable and fitted with brand new bed linen. I ate at the on site Italian restaurant, Pazzo each evening and for breakfast. Although Italian themed, there’s a varied menu to suite most people. Both meals were absolutely superb with very generous portions. I would have no hesitation in returning again or recommending Hotel 52 if you are in the area."

    Dave C, Tripadvisor

  • "We stayed here for one night. The hotel had just opened and work was still continuing on the bar area. We were able to check in a bit early, thank goodness, as it was a freezing day. The receptionist was really nice and helpful. We got a very spacious room with kitchen and large shower room, which could of been rearranged a bit better; the basin was right next to the shower. The hotel is located in a quiet area, that was until 5.30am when noisy guests were leaving. There was a green light above the door which lit up the whole room, so an eye mask is a must if this bothers you. Several parking spots off the road, and the rest on a quiet road."

    Dave B, Tripadvisor

  • "Staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Room we stayed in had a double and a single bed and a good sized shower in the bathroom. Storage was basic, but we do not travel light! It was spotlessly clean with comfy beds and good quality white bedlinen. Had a nosey at the conference facilities and these looked well equipped and professional. Pazzo Italian restaurant is on site to provide breakfasts – plenty of choice and the full English is fabulous with good quality produce and plenty of it – would highly recommend it. Also had pizzas one night - very good with handmade, properly cooked bases and afterwards spent the remainder of the evening in the lounge reading and having a quiet drink or two. The location is perfectly placed for visiting Beamish museum, doing a spot of retail therapy either at Gateshead or more locally and also for Hadrian’s wall and Gibside/Cragside etc. Would go back without hesitation."

    Penny P, Tripadvisor

Area Guide

Centred between the vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the historic city of Durham, Hotel 52 is nestled in the hill-tops of County Durham in the popular location of Stanley.

This ideal location is perfect for exploring Beamish Open Air Museum, Tanfield Railway and a handy stop along the Coast2Coast cycle route.

Hotel 52 is only 25 minutes from Durham City Centre by car and 30 minutes’ drive from Newcastle Airport.

Conference & Training Facilities

Our facilities offer you space where people can come together for meetings, workshops, allowing you to present your business in the most professional way possible. Attractive and professional boardroom table for up to 16 people including LCD screen, projector and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Conference Rooms - including refreshments (unlimited tea, coffee, water)
Hourly Rate - £25
Half day Rate - £60
Full day Rate - £120
Weekly Rate - £480

Buffet rate:
Basic - £4.95 per head
Luxury - £6.95 per head

Coffee Lounge

We offer a fantastic coffee lounge within our hotel offering a range teas, coffees, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and afternoon tea.

Coffee Lounge Menu


Welcome to Pazzo

Fantastic brand new Italian restaurant now open!