4 of us stayed for a night in the Holiday Inn Jesmond while visiting friends. The location is ideal - the hotel is a very short walk from Jesmond Metro (1 stop from city centre and 3 from Central) and within walking distance of both the Osborne Road bars and the 2 Archbold Terrace clubs, but far enough away that there is no night time noise.
The room we stayed in was a Standard Room, but was spacious with a king bed. It was clean and well equipped with the only complaint being that the bathroom floor was very cold! We heard a bit of noise from the corridor during the night as other guests arrived home, but no more than other Holiday Inns I have stayed in before.
The staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. We had an issue on arrival with the car park being full, and they dealt with this in a courteous and polite manner.
We would definitely use this hotel again when visiting Newcastle.