Stylish hotel with a restaurant bar and free parking close to central Newcastle and the airport Close to the A1 motorway the Holiday Inn® Washington hotel is two miles from The Galleries bus station where you can catch direct buses to Newcastle Durham and Sunderland. Leave your car in free parking and use the free phone taxi service to get to Newcastle International Airport (NCL) a 25-minute drive away. Three large suites offer flexible layouts for social banquets and corporate conferences. You can also chat with clients in six smaller meeting rooms or over a catered lunch of sandwiches and salads. Connect to free Wi-Fi or work on the lobby's computers to keep in touch with colleagues back at the office. You're just a 20-minute drive from enjoying a fresh seafood lunch on Newcastle's quayside and 15 minutes from strolling through the grounds of Durham Castle. History aficionados can spend a day exploring a replica Edwardian village at the Beamish Open Air Museum six miles away and sports fans can check out Sunderland's Stadium of Light. Contemporary Traders Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as hosting an Indian feast on one weeknight. You can unwind with a freshly brewed Starbucks coffee or pint of lager in the bar area. Kids stay and eat free.