Planning your next adventure to Spain? Anyone who has been there will tell you it’s best to schedule your trip to the Iberian Peninsula in the early summer to avoid the rising temperatures (and the number of people coming in for summer vacation).
But before you dream about what this southern European country has to offer – its fascinating historical attractions, breathtaking coastlines, the Basque cuisine, and unique memories – it always pays to know where the best places to stay in Spain are to make your trip really memorable.
To help you plan where to stay in Spain, here’s a compilation of our personal recommendations throughout the country so that you don’t have to comb through the thousands of hotels on your own.
- 1 Best Places to Stay in Barcelona
- 2 Best Places to Stay in Madrid
- 3 Best Hotels to Stay in Toledo
- 4 Best Places to Stay in Segovia
- 5 Best Hotels in Valencia
- 6 Best Places to Stay in Ibiza
- 7 Best Places to Stay in Seville
- 8 Best Places to Stay in Cordoba
- 9 Best Places to Stay in Granada
- 10 Best Hotels to Stay in Santiago de Compostela
- 11 Best Hotels to Stay in San Sebastian
- 12 Best Places to Stay in Bilbao
Best Places to Stay in Barcelona
Barcelona is a vibrant city, full of unique architecture, unbeatable food and miles of city beach to be enjoyed. It’s not a trip to Spain without a stop here! The neighborhoods in Barcelona are all diverse in their own right, offering visitors something new and exciting in each barrio.
Here are our top picks for places to stay in Barcelona, scattered throughout the city!
Room Type: Single Room | Economy Double Room | Double Room | Double Room with Roof Access | Economy Triple Room | Triple Room | Quadruple Room
Near: Diagonal Avenue and Passeig de Gracia
Price Range: $69 – $109 per night
In terms of best places to stay in Barcelona, it doesn’t get much better than this. Hostal Argo is a modern guesthouse right in the center of the city. Around it, you’ll find heaps of delicious restaurants and bars, and plenty of Barcelona’s best attractions are within walking distance. Stroll around the neighborhood of Gracia or make your way to the Sagrada Familia; it’s just a quick wander away.
Hostel Argo boasts Scandinavian furniture, minimalist decor, clean bedding, parquet floors. It also offers a unique vantage point of the city from its roof terrace, perfect for guests looking to roll out of bed and enjoy a morning coffee.
One reason we love Hostal Argo is there’s 24-hour front desk staff who will store your luggage for free! Not to mention that it’s reasonably priced and there are plenty of room options to choose from, making it an awesome choice for solo, couple, or group travel!
H10 Urquinaona Plaza
Room Type: Double Room with or without View | Superior Double or Twin with Terrace | Deluxe Double | Family Room | Triple Room
Near: Plaza de Catalunya, Las Ramblas
Price Range: $154 – $329 per night
Perfect for small groups and families, H10 Urquinaona Plaza features historical aesthetics and modern convenience. The hotel is a restored 19th century building that features smart, contemporary decor and chic, minimalist rooms.
The two selling points of H10 Urquinaona Plaza are its roof terrace and location.
The roof terrace has a small seasonal pool and lounge chairs where you can relax and take in the beautiful city views. As for location, H10 Urquinaona Plaza is near the airport bus stop and Catalunya and Urquinaona Metro and Railway Stations. It’s also a short walk away from the Palau de la Música Catalana, Plaza de Catalunya, and Las Ramblas.
You’ll find that the rooms here are exceptionally nice, with plenty of space, comfy beds, and ultra modern bathrooms. Some rooms even come with their own terrace, perfect for enjoying views of the city!
Room Type: Standard Room | Single Room | Royal Room | Double Room | Connecting Double Rooms
Near: Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas
Price Range: $115 – $476 per night
Just 100m from Plaza Catalunya, the charming Royal Ramblas is a top pick for anyone looking for a short stay near Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas. A stay here gives you the opportunity to be in the heart of the Barcelona city center. You’ll be just a short walk from the elegant Passeig de Gracia, which is lined with designer shops and many cafes, as well as the Gothic Quarter.
The rooms here are chic, modern, and especially inviting after a long day of exploring Barcelona. If you’re a light sleeper worried about being in the center of the city, worry not because the rooms are completely soundproof!
As for hotel amenities, it doesn’t get much better than a tour desk on site that’s happy to provide information on how to best explore the city and help get you to the airport when it’s time to get going. How handy is that? There’s also an Italian restaurant in the hotel which cooks up fresh fare every day.
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in Barcelona!
Best Places to Stay in Madrid
Ahh Madrid, the capital of Spain and main hub for art and culture in the country. This city is endlessly entertaining with museums, monuments or a giant city square waiting for you behind every corner.
There’s a wide range of accommodation here, meaning there’s something for everyone, to make for an enjoyable stay in the capital.
Toc Hostel Madrid
Room Type: 4-Bed Mixed Dorm | 6-Bed Female Dorm | 6-Bed Mixed Dorm | 8-Bed Mixed Dorm | Double Room | Triple Room | Family Room | Large Family Room
Near: Puerta del Sol
Price Range: $25 – $291 per night
Toc Hostel in Madrid is any budget traveler’s dream. Located right in central Madrid, this hostel is just a stone’s throw away from Puerta del Sol, which is known as the exact center of Spain. So yeah, you could say that this hostel is in a pretty decent location!
There are tons of bars and restaurants in the area, and all of Madrid’s greatest attractions are within walking distance. If you care to venture out any further, there’s a metro stop just out the front door.
But what really stands out here are the rooms. The bunk beds in the dorms are cozy little suspended boxes, with shelves, an outlet and a light on the wall. You get your own locker as well. And what’s more, there are only four to eight beds in every room, meaning you’re not crowded into a tiny space with a bunch of other people coming home at all hours of the night.
The space is large, and it’s very clean which is a delight when it comes to hostels! There are also a variety of private rooms to choose from if that’s more your jam.
One of the coolest things about Toc Hostel is instead of a keycard, you use your fingerprint to get in and out of the building and your room!
This place is a great value for money for budget travelers.
Hostal Alexis Madrid
Room Type: Single Room | Basic Double | Double Room | Superior Double | Premium Double | Classic Suite | Superior Suite | Romantic Suite (with Round Bed)
Near: Puerta del Sol
Price Range: $61 – $101 per night
Hostal Alexis is located right in Madrid’s city center, a 10 minute walk to the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. There’s a metro station a couple minutes away, but most of the greatest attractions are within walking distance. If you feel like sticking close to home, take a gander to Plaza Santa Ana right next-door which is brimming with cafes and outdoor terraces.
For a stay filled with a princess-like flair, there’s no better choice than Hostal Alexis. Spacious rooms filled with pink and purple decor, swans made from folded towels, and stately furniture to make you feel like a royal, Hostal Alexis sure has style.
The hotel offers a variety of rooms to choose from, the most unique being the Romantic Suite, complete with a round bed. If you’re honeymooning in Madrid, this room practically has your name on it.
Even if you’re a solo traveler, the single rooms are reasonably priced so you can have your privacy without breaking the bank!
Room Type: Twin Room | Double Room | Executive Double | Triple Room | Quadruple Room | Family Room | Suite
Price Range: $87 – $249 per night
You can find some great accommodation options at an unbeatable price point outside of Madrid’s city center, like Hotel Maydrit. This hotel is completely renovated and offers guests a luxurious stay at a fraction of the price of those in Centro.
The rooms here have big plush beds, flat screen TVs, and polished wooden accents. The bathrooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay, right down to the fluffy towels and glass showers.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy some sun and a cold drink, head to the terrace with furniture as plush as the beds and a full menu to order from.
The biggest draw of Hotel Maydrit is that it’s just next to the airport and there’s a free 24-hour transfer service, solving all of your transportation woes. Even if you don’t have a flight to catch, the hotel is located in the neighborhood of Barajas, which is full of small streets to get lost in and a giant park that is perfect for picnicking.
If that’s not enough, Madrid’s city center is easily reached in less than 30 minutes via metro, making it convenient for venturing into the city when you feel like it.
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in Madrid!
Best Hotels to Stay in Toledo
Sitting atop a soaring hill lies the ancient city of Toledo. It’s best known as the city of three cultures as Jewish, Arab and Christian people lived here in harmony during medieval times.
There’s plenty to visit in the city, especially by way of religious monuments, but the deep history and mysterious past of Toledo is enough to rope you in. Here are the best places to stay in Toledo.
Antidoto Rooms El Greco Collection
Room Type: Double Room | Superior Double | Superior Double with Terrace | Suite
Near: Zocodover Square and the Arabic Market
Price Range: $99 – $218 per night
Antidoto Rooms is a restored 16th century building converted into a hotel, so expect a lot of Old World features.
Antidoto is an architectural dream, created with contrasting styles, thoughtful accents, and a play between curved lines and straight. It’s easy to notice as soon as you step into the hotel and something you’re not likely to forget as you wander through the halls!
Centered around an indoor courtyard and a glass atrium, the hotel has kept the original walls, exposed wooden beams, balustrades, curved roof tiles, including the French balconies. In contrast, the rooms are decked out in minimalist decor and furniture and the latest in hotel appliances and amenities.
Antidoto Rooms has a great location, which makes it easy to see Toledo’s best sites. Zocodover Square and the Arabic Market are just a short walk away. Plus, the Alcazar and the Toledo Cathedral are less than 10 minutes away, so don’t forget to visit these historical attractions too.
Hotel Cigarral el Bosque
Room Type: Double or Twin Room with City View | Romantic Package | Family Room | Suite | Triple Room
Near: Toledo Cathedral, Toledo City Centre
Price Range: $79 – $300 per night
Right across the River Tajo is Hotel Cigarral el Bosque, a five-star hotel with rooms that offer amazing views of Toledo you wouldn’t be able to enjoy in any other property.
The hotel may look outdated to some people, but that’s because it is set in Toledo’s oldest manor houses. Anything but outdated, the rooms are extremely stylish, with simple decor and completed by wooden accents on the headboard and nightstand. The bathrooms are equally comfortable with double vanities and a huge bathtub in some cases!
The best part: all rooms come with their own terrace or balcony for enjoying some outdoor time. How sweet is that?
Hotel Cigarral also boasts an impressive outdoor swimming pool and expansive gardens for you to enjoy. On site, you can dine on regional cuisine at the Cigarral restaurant, or enjoy tapas and cocktails at the bar.
If you don’t like to walk to the town center, which is 20 minutes from the hotel by foot, there are taxis that can take you there in a few minutes. There is also a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk on site and staff can assist with anything else you may need during your stay.
Room Type: 1-Bedroom Apartment | 2-Bedroom Apartment | 3-Bedroom Apartment
Near: Alcazar de Toledo Fort
Price Range: $110 – $143 per night (generally a 2-night minimum)
If location is your top factor, look no further! Cervantes Apartamentos offers private apartments that are a few minutes’ walk to all attractions in Toledo, including Plaza de Zocodover and the Alcazar de Toledo Fort.
The apartment itself is stylish, thanks to its stark white furniture and decor and the open floor plan. You can fit a small group of people or a family in the apartment, as there is a spacious living space with a sofa bed.
Besides sleeping areas, apartments here also have a fully stocked kitchen that has its own oven, microwave and washing machine (heck yes!) so you can take care of yourself during your stay.
The friendly owner can help with requests like arranging your airport shuttle service for a fee or providing access to the on-site parking space for free.
Best Places to Stay in Segovia
Palaces, alcazars, cathedrals and an aqueduct… Is there anything that Segovia doesn’t have? This alluring city is full of places to visit and small streets for getting lost in. Plus, it has some of the best viewpoints in all of Spain! Take in the sights of the nearby Sierra de Guadarrama mountains in between wandering castle halls.
If you choose to stay the night in Segovia, here are our top picks.
Exe Casa de Los Linajes
Room Type: Single Room | Double or Twin | Double or Twin with View | Double Room with Terrace | Triple Room
Near: San Esteban District
Price Range: $166-$237 a night
What’s not to like about staying at a 16th century building-turned-hotel? Exe Casa de Los Linajes exudes an aristocratic feel, thanks to its original features, antique-style furniture, and plush common and private rooms.
Set in the San Esteban district, the hotel fits right into the old timey feeling of the neighborhood. Enjoy being within walking distance of Segovia’s famous sights like the huge Cathedral, the many museums and the Jardines de la Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia.
The rooms are quite big at Exe Casa de Los Linajes, with huge bathrooms as well. One thing we love about this hotel is there’s a sitting area included in most of the rooms, with comfortable antique-style furniture perfect for sinking into after a long day of exploring.
Exe Casa de Los Linajes is a particularly great choice for guests who are mobile-challenged. Some of the rooms and facilities cater to people with disabilities, making for a stress-free stay in one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. The hotel also offers gluten-free breakfast option for guests who are specific about their dietary needs.
Hotel Spa La Casa Mudéjar
Room Type: Double or Twin Room | Triple Room | Family Room
Near: Plaza Mayor, Segovia Aqueduct
Price Range: $171 – $435 per night
One of the most popular three-star hotels in Segovia, La Casa Mudéjar is set in an Old World building located on the district’s main street. From here, you’re right on the edge of the Jewish Quarter, within walking distance of some of the city’s best attractions like the Alcazar, the aqueduct, and the cathedral.
The hotel has managed to keep some of the original building’s fixtures, and also houses its own art collection. You can easily spot several Greek sculptures proudly displayed in the common areas, which are perfect props for your vacation selfies.
While the rooms aren’t much to write home about as they’re on the smaller side and the decor could use some updating, what really stands out about this hotel are the extra amenities.
There’s so much to do at La Casa Mudéjar: dine on Castilian and Sephardic food at Fogón Sefardí Restaurant or Taberna del Fogón, or relax your muscles at the property’s in-house spa facilities in either the hot tub, sauna or Turkish bath. How nice does that sound?
Hotel Real Segovia
Room Type: Single Room | Standard Double | Superior Double with View | Family Room | Standard Triple Room
Near: Las Sirenas, between the cathedral and Roman aqueduct
Price Range: $65 – $137 per night
This four-star property is perfect for those who wish to be in the center of the action. Located in the heart of Segovia’s city center, it is literally a short walk to everything: the stunning city monuments, the famous Roman aqueduct, the cathedral, and the San Martín church.
Rooms are quaint and sweet, with purple accents, a small desk and chair, and nice views out the window. Some rooms have gigantic bathrooms attached with dual sinks and sprawling bathtubs. Even the rooms with simple bathrooms have impressive appliances and a comfortable feel to them.
It’s hard not to feel like royalty as you float through the marble hallways of this hotel and up the grand staircase… Now’s the chance to be the king or queen you’ve always been dreaming of!
One reason we love Hotel Real is that there’s free parking just 300 meters from the hotel, which is convenient if you’re traveling around Spain with a car. The hotel also has a great restaurant and fully-stocked bar on site, manned by helpful staff ready to serve you the finest food and drink!
Best Hotels in Valencia
Sitting on the southern coast of Spain, Valencia is the perfect blend of new and old. The Arts and Science complex sits as the centerpiece of the city, surrounded by Gothic structures, giant city squares and classic Spanish markets. You get a little bit of everything in Valencia which is why it draws in visitors from near and far.
If you’re planning a stop in Valencia, here’s where you should stay.
Casual Vintage Valencia
Room Type: Economy Single | Twin Room | Twin Room with Balcony | Deluxe Twin Room | Economy Double | Double Room | Deluxe Double Room | Triple Room | Economy Quadruple Room | Quadruple Room
Near: Barrio del Carmen, Casual Valencia Vintage, City of Arts & Sciences
Price Range: $59-$305 a night
This two-star hotel in Valencia is worth your stay for its location and its retro decor. The hotel’s love of iconography is prominent everywhere: on walls, room dividers, shower curtains, and even on its bath accessories. The minimalist furniture also adds a nice touch.
Rooms are simple, but quite comfortable, with plush beds and colorful accents throughout. One of our favorite parts about the rooms here are that most have giant windows, perfect for enjoying the cityscape just outside.
Staff here are known to go above and beyond, whether it’s helping guests rent a bike at the 24-hour front desk, storing luggage before and after check-out, or serving up a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant. AND you can even request to bring your pet with you if you’re traveling with a furry friend!!!
Although there are 67 rooms available in this property, you may want to book it in advance. The hotel is located near Valencia’s popular shopping and sightseeing areas, as well as the historic district and City Hall Plaza, so it’s pretty popular with travelers.
Hotel Malcom and Barret
Room Type: Single Room | Small Double | Double Room | Triple Room
Near: City of Arts and Sciences and Estació del Nord Station
Price Range: $55 – $118 per night
An excellent hotel choice in a quieter neighborhood, Hotel Malcom Barret offers guests a laid-back, chilled out stay. It’s a little bit further out than many accommodation options in Valencia, with a 30-minute walk to Old Town, but that means you’re not paying a premium to stay right in the center of the city and get a more local atmosphere as well.
That being said, the hotel is still surrounded by plenty of restaurants, bars, and fun things to do! And it’s only a five-minute drive to the City of Arts and Sciences.
Rooms here are simple, but stunning, with large beds completed with festive cushions, green drapes, thoughtful appliances (like the circular reading lights next to the beds), and botanical prints framed on the grey walls.
Hotel Malcom and Barret also has a 24-hour reception desk, free luggage storage, and a gym in the building next door. Staff are happy to help with anything you need, be it a bike rental or inexpensive parking. If you’re hungry but don’t feel like leaving the property, settle down at a table in the hotel restaurant for a big, delicious Mediterranean meal.
One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04
Room Type: Standard Double or Twin | Executive Double or Twin | Double or Twin with Balcony | Standard Suite | Junior Suite
Near: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Valencia Cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage Llotja de Seda
Price Range: $98 – $207 per night
A simple but immensely charming hotel, One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04 boasts Spanish architecture and modern art with the occasional pop of color.
The rooms here are spacious, well-lit, and come with Scandinavian furniture. Everything is quite simple, but convenient, with the extra comfortable beds clad in white linen and the small reading lamps on either side of the bed.
The larger rooms have a cozy seating area where you can finish up some work or curl up with a good book after a long day out on the town, and oftentimes come with a street view from the window, too!
You’ll feel right at home pampering yourself as each room has an immaculate private bathroom with new appliances. Enjoy standing under the rain shower to wake you up in the morning or collapse in the tub for a soak after a full day… The choice is yours!
One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04 is located right in the main square, so restaurants, cafes, and bars are just nearby. Popular tourist attractions like the Valencia Cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage Llotja de Seda are just under a 10-minute walk.
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in Valencia!
Best Places to Stay in Ibiza
Best known as the party capital of Spain, and possibly all of Europe, Ibiza is never-ending fun. Drinking starts early in the morning along the island’s many beaches, and the bumping music lasts until the sun comes up the next day.
You’ll need the perfect place to relax in between all the mojitos and cervezas, so here are our top picks for hotels in Ibiza!
Room Type: Deluxe Apartment | Deluxe Apartment with Terrace | Deluxe Apartment with Seaview | Superior Apartment
Near: Ibiza Port, Ibiza Town
Price Range: $64 – $344 per night
Feel the magic of Ibiza with a private apartment at 105 Suites! Situated just a hundred meters away from Ibiza Port and just right smack in Ibiza Town, the fully-furnished studio apartments here are a dream.
The comfortable apartments are beautifully decorated with a beachy theme. You’ll have large windows and a balcony offering breathtaking views of the sea. Kitchens come fully equipped with everything you need to whip up meals during your stay, and while the common spaces aren’t huge, there’s still plenty of room to kick back and relax when you’re hanging around home.
People who have stayed here are obsessed with the style of the apartment. They also love the location as you’re just a quick walk away from some of the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and of course, the beach.
105 Suites are perfect for a couple looking for some privacy while in Ibiza, but can accommodate up to four people if you’re traveling with a small group.
Dorado Ibiza Suites
Room Type: Suite | Suite with Sea View
Price Range: $306 – $660 per night
Dorado Ibiza Suites is an exclusive, adults-only beachfront paradise with unique rooms built around a rock-n-roll theme — how fun is that?
The hotel features plush suites with amazing sea views, fully clad with turquoise accents as bright as the sea. Suites at Dorado come complete with a kitchenette, a mini bar, and a Marshall fridge to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
A stay here is a total win as Dorado Ibiza share the same facilities with Santos Ibiza Suites which means you get access to the vast outdoor pool, where you can splash around, enjoy a drink at the bar or work on your tan. Also be sure to check out the rooftop terrace for a different vantage point of the island and the nightclub, where you can party away with the other guests.
Dorado Ibiza Suites is just a few steps down the Playa d’en Bossa strip and a 10-minute drive to the airport. How perfect!
Room Type: Single Room | Double Room | Double Room with Balcony | Queen Room with Sea View
Near: Talamanca Bay, Ibiza Town
Price Range: $65 – $116 per night
Lux Isla is a modern-style hotel with a great location in Ibiza Town. It’s near the renowned club Amnesia and the Cathedral of Ibiza, and is a short drive to Santa Eularia des Riu.
The hotel has spacious, well-equipped rooms that can accommodate couples and even small groups or families looking to stay in the area. The rooms are big and comfortable, with cushy beds and ultra modern bathrooms. Most rooms even come complete with a balcony so you can enjoy some peace and quiet in the morning before the partying begins.
The staff at the hotel are extremely helpful and caring too, and are happy to arrange a pick-up or drop-off at the airport according to your schedule.
For some relaxation after busy days and nights, Lux Isla has a garden where you can have your morning coffee and enjoy the sunrise. You’ll also have access to their dining area where you can enjoy their breakfast spread, and there’s an in-house restaurant and bar for a nightcap.
Best Places to Stay in Seville
Seville is the capital of Andalusia and a fan favorite among Adventure in You staff. The atmosphere is electric, and the sights are never ending. Sprawling plazas and expansive cathedrals make up a great part of this city, but it’s rounded out with flamenco in the streets and sangria by the gallon.
An awesome trip to Seville deserves an equally awesome place to stay. Here are our favorite spots!
LaBanda Rooftop Hostel
Room Type: 4-Bed Mixed Dorm | 6-Bed Mixed Dorm | 8-Bed Mixed Dorm
Near: Seville Cathedral, La Maestranza Bullring
Price Range: $32 – $41 per night
For one of the best places to stay in Seville on a budget, book a bed at LaBanda Rooftop Hostel. Located just a five-minute walk from the Seville Cathedral, this hostel is ideal for the solo traveler.
It’s a small hostel that prides itself on creating a super warm, inviting and social atmosphere. Their reception area doubles as a living room area where you can meet fellow travelers. And if you want a drink with a view, simply head up to the rooftop bar for drinks with your new friends!
When you’re ready for bed, the rooms are super comfy to give you a good night’s sleep before your next day of exploring. Each bed comes with a privacy curtain so that you’re cocooned in your own little space.
The hostel also has a full calendar of activities (including a delicious family dinner every night that you can opt in for!), so you’ll never be out of things to do while you’re in Seville.
Hotel Rey Alfonso X
Room Type: Standard Single | Double or Twin | Superior Double or Twin | Junior Suite
Near: Cathedral de Sevilla and the Alcazar Palace
Price Range: $109 – $230 per night
Hotel Rey Alfonso X sits right in the historic center of Seville and is a short walk from the Giralda and Santa Cruz district. You’re right in the middle of things with this hotel as you’re minutes from some of the city’s best attractions, traditional tapas bars, and must-see sites.
Rooms here are sleek and tastefully furnished, with even the smallest ones being quite a decent size. If you book a larger room, you can expect cushy armchairs and couches, as well as a balcony with a city view.
After a good night’s sleep and before you start your day, either make yourself some coffee with the machine provided in your room or head to the restaurant for a yummy buffet of breakfast favorites.
Our absolute favorite part of this hotel? The stunning rooftop complete with a pool, bar, and an amazing view of Seville. What better place to sip a sunset sangria?
Hotel Don Paco
Room Type: Twin Room | Double Room | Premium Double with Terrace | Family Room
Near: Setas de Sevilla and Plaza de Ponce de Leon
Price Range: $59 – $208 per night
For a classic stay in Seville, Hotel Don Paco is an obvious choice, especially when you check out the price tag on the rooms. Even the smaller ones are pretty spacious, but if you splurge for one of the larger rooms, you’ll wind up with your own walk out balcony or terrace overlooking Seville. What could be better than that?!
When you’re not enjoying your room, lounge around the rooftop pool, and take in city sights from above while sipping on the freshest of cocktails.
The location of Hotel Don Paco is what draws most guests, as it’s centrally located and only a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral and Giralda Tower. You’ll also be near delectable tapas restaurants and lively bars, but if you feel like keeping it close to home, enjoy a buffet meal at the on-site restaurant.
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in Seville!
Best Places to Stay in Cordoba
The true gem of Andalusia, Cordoba is nothing short of remarkable. From the Mezquita to the Alcazar, to the massive Roman bridge, there are endless things to see in this city, most of which will make your head spin from beauty.
A stay in this city, is a stay well-spent, so long as you choose a quality hotel for your visit!
NH Collection Amistad Cordoba
Room Type: Superior Single Room | Superior Double or Twin | Premium Double or Twin | Family Room
Near: City Center, Cordoba Cathedral, Jewish Quarter
Price Range: $83 – $163 per night
This converted 18th century mansion is located in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, just next to the old city walls. A stay at the NH Collection Amistad Cordoba will make you feel like a Spanish royal, without breaking the bank!
The hotel retained most of the old mansion’s original stone walls, ceramic floors and massive central courtyard. But surprisingly, the hotel’s common areas are decked with modern art.
Rooms here are a great size and completely outfitted in wood or marble, with modern amenities and sleek finishes to make for a comfortable stay. Not to mention, the bathrooms come complete with a rain shower. Luxurious, huh?
When you’re not in your room, grab your book to read in the huge courtyard, take a soak in the uniquely shaped outdoor pool on the sun terrace, or hit on-site fitness center to pump some iron.
No matter where you choose to spend your time at the hotel, you’ll feel like a king or queen wandering the lavish halls and sprawling property.
Soho Boutique Capuchinos
Room Type: Double or Twin Room | Deluxe Double | Family Room | Comfort Triple Room | Suite
Near: Cordoba Mosque, Plaza de las Tendillas, Roman Temple, Merced Palace
Price Range: $78 – $171 per night
Located in the Old Town district, Soho Boutique Capuchinos is just a 20-minute walk to Cordoba’s Mezquita and Jewish Quarter.
This elegant four-star hotel is well-loved by guests because of its location and excellent service. The 24-hour front desk can assist you with anything during your stay, including valet parking and planning the day’s itinerary.
If you plan to shop and eat out, there are various shopping places, cafes and restaurants near the hotel towards the Mezquita. Rather stay in instead? Head to the hotel’s sun terrace and hammam, or take a well-deserved treatment at the wellness area with hot tub and sauna.
When it’s time to hit the hay, you’ll love coming back to your large room, curling up in the bed made with pink and red sheets, and sleeping beneath stone walls that have an ancient feel to them.
Apartamentos Casa del Aceite
Room Type: 1-Bedroom Apartment | Studio | Loft | Penthouse Apartment | Superior Apartment | Deluxe Apartment
Near: Main shopping streets, Mezquita, Roman Bridge
Price Range: $93 – $119 per night
Booking a stay at the Apartamentos Alberca Deluxe will get you an elegant, fully-furnished air-conditioned apartment and access to a charming central patio, fountain, and well.
These restored traditional-style apartments are located inside Cordoba’s historic center, and are bright, airy and perfect for a comfortable stay. The location is on the quieter side of the city center, so you’ll get the rest you well deserve after a full day of taking in the sights.
Apartamentos Alberca Deluxe within walking distance to several bars and restaurants if you want to go on a romantic date with your significant other or simply have a casual night out with friends. The kind staff are ready to help you out with other things to do or try out in Cordoba if you’ve already had your fill of sightseeing.
Choose between apartments that accommodate two to six people, perfect for small groups looking for a reasonably priced place to stay. If you’re feeling extra fancy, splurge for a penthouse apartment to take in gorgeous views of Cordoba!
You’ll find everything you need here from beds made up with clean linens to an on-site washer and dryer to a kitchen fully stocked with appliances and cooking supplies. Such a great find if you’re looking to save some money by eating in!
Best Places to Stay in Granada
Sitting at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains lies Granada, another charming Andalusian city brought to great fame by the sprawling Alhambra. You could spend weeks getting lost in the streets of this Moorish city, with your face to the Spanish sun admiring soaring churches and cathedrals.
This is where we love to stay in Granada, hopefully you’ll love it too!
Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites
Room Type: Double or Twin Room | Junior Suite | Family Junior Suite | Junior Suite with Terrace | 2 Connecting Double |
Near: Granada Cathedral, Albaicin district, Alhambra Palace
Price Range: $72 – $183 per night
Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites is a great choice for a short-term stay near the historic city center. Located on the central Gran Via, it is just 200 meters away from the beautiful Granada Cathedral and the Alhambra Palace.
The air-conditioned rooms and suites are perfect for couples who enjoy a little bit of downtime indoors after a full day of sightseeing. There’s a hot tub and free mini bar in each of the suites (is anyone else sold from just those two items?), and an outdoor pool where you can lounge and relax your tired muscles.
The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk and a slew of beauty and wellness services for guest enjoyment.
Each room has funky minimalist decor, with plenty of hangout space and cozy beds. The most fun part about this hotel is every floor sports a different color. So each room on the first floor has a pop of green while the rooms on the third floor are clad in red – how unique!
Palacio Cabrera – Lillo
Room Type: Budget Studio | 1-Bedroom Apartment | 2-Bedroom Apartment
Near: Granada Cathedral, Recogidas Street, several shops, restaurants and tapas bars
Price Range: $103 – $167 per night
Another hotel that’s close to the city center, Palacio Cabrera – Lillo is a 19th-century contemporary palace that will make any guest feel like royalty. It’s right next to the Granada Cathedral, a half mile from the Alhambra, and a quick ride away from the airport, making it the perfect location for a stay in Granada.
The apartments here are nothing short of charming, with plush beds, comfortable bathrooms turquoise shutters on the windows framing views of the city streets. There are cozy couches in the living room and just about everything you need in the kitchen. The complex also has a gorgeous courtyard, perfect for some quiet time with a book or a coffee.
Palacio Cabrera is popular mostly with families and small groups because of its well-sized, immaculate rooms and comfortable facilities. Not to mention the fully stocked kitchen makes eating in and the washer means doing laundry is a breeze!
Vincci Albayzin Hotel
Room Type: Single | Twin | Double | Junior Suite | Two Connecting Double Rooms |
Near: Granada Cathedral, Alhambra, restaurants, shops and bars
Price Range: $66 – $317 per night
For a luxurious stay in Granada that won’t hurt your wallet, book a lovely room at the Vincci Albayzin Hotel. This Andalusian-style hotel offers great atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and all the amenities you may need.
This hotel is perfect for travelers looking to save a little money. While the more premium rooms have a higher price tag, the twin bedroom ones are quite inexpensive (especially if it’s split between two people) and have a host of features that make for a comfortable stay.
Vincci Albayzin has a great location, particularly if you’re keen on the historic sites in Granada. The famed Alhambra is only one kilometer away, and the Albayzin center and Granada Cathedral are only a short walk away. You’ll also have no trouble finding good food as there are good restaurants and tapas bars around the hotel!
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in Granada!
Best Hotels to Stay in Santiago de Compostela
As capital of the Galicia region, Santiago de Compostela is positively stunning. Surrounded by opulent greenery and rolling hills, the scenery here is remarkable. The city itself is also of great note, with the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela marking the endpoint of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
Whether you’re walking the Camino or just looking for a nice place to stay in the city, here are some solid options for you!
Room Type: Basic Twin | Superior Twin | Basic Double | Standard Double | Double Room | Superior Double | Basic Triple | Superior Triple
Near: Old Town, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Price Range: $34 – $135 per night
Just five minutes away from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Alameda Park, and the restaurant strip, Hostal Mapoula is a perfect place to crash for people who seek some peace and quiet after a long day.
Located just on the edge of the Old Town, you’re right next to all of Santiago’s main attractions and have a plethora of transportation options out your front door if you don’t feel like walking. The airport bus even stops right outside the hotel!
The rooms here are rustic and cozy, with accents made of stone and wood and a ski lodge feel to them. You’ll have your own TV and a private bathroom, which is amazing considering the price point.
Hostal Mapoula has a 24-hour front desk staff who can assist you with any of your lodging and local itinerary needs. There’s also a Continental breakfast served every day with fresh, local products… yum!
Casas Reais Boutique
Room Type: Double Room with Balcony | Superior Room with Balcony or Gallery | Double Room (attic) with Spa Bath | Deluxe Double Room
Near: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Monastery of San Martino Pinario
Price Range: $55 – $76 per night
Casas Reais is a boutique hotel with a quaint guesthouse feel to it. The rooms are simple but pretty spacious, some with their own balconies overlooking the neighborhood. Either way, you’ll love collapsing into your cozy bed after a long day of exploring.
Bathrooms here are private and exceptionally clean. If I were you, I’d opt for one with a spa bath for a good, long soak at the end of the day. Casa Reais also has an on-site café-bar called Republica, where you can enjoy a drink on the bar’s large summer terrace.
The best thing about this hotel is its location: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Monastery of San Martino Pinario, Casa del Cabildo, Royal University of Santiago de Compostela, Galician Art Museum and the Museum of the People of Galicia are all just a stroll away.
It’s also right along the French Route of the Camino de Santiago, making for the perfect overnight stop if you’re taking the famed walk.
The staff manning the 24-hour reception desk are happy to help you book a local tour around Santiago de Compostela and assist with anything else you may need during your stay!
Hotel Lux Santiago
Room Type: Double Room | Twin Room
Near: Santiago de Compostela, Museo Do Pobo Galego Museum
Price Range: $88 – $106 per night
Looking for a luxury hotel room in Santiago at an affordable price? Hotel Lux Santiago has got you covered. Each air-conditioned room is stylish and comes with a lot of natural lighting for a three-star hotel.
Everything around the hotel (including the rooms) is black, white and different shades of grey, creating a uniformed minimalist appearance. You may spot the occasional wooden accent, bringing a warm feel to the place.
One thing that’s super cool about the rooms at Hotel Lux is that the lighting fixtures are built into the wall. Instead of individual bulbs, the room is lit by concealed strips that run up the wall and over the ceiling – so cool!
Everything in this hotel is generous too: from towels, toiletries, the breakfast spread, and the genuine service you’ll get from the warm and friendly staff. The staff can help you book your car at the reception or recommend places to visit for sightseeing.
Hotel Lux is located right in the center of Santiago de Compostela, making the perfect place to stay if you’re on a sightseeing tour. It’s also right next to the train station so you can easily make your way to your next destination when your time in the city is up.
Best Hotels to Stay in San Sebastian
Picturesque beaches, expansive promenades, sweet cobblestone streets, and pintxos galore, San Sebastian is the resort town of dreams. It’s one of the most lovely places in all of Basque Country and the perfect place to spend time soaking in the Spanish sun.
Luckily, there are more than just resorts in San Sebastian. Here are some other great accommodation options to round out your trip to the seaside!
Room Type: Economy Single Room | Double or Twin Room | Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony | Superior Double or Twin with Terrace | Comfort Triple Room
Near: La Concha Beach
Price Range: $61 – $108 per night
Want to stay near the beach? Get a room at Casa Nicolasa. It’s located just five minutes away from La Concha Beach, where you can go on a swim, surf, or participate in any water sport to your heart’s content.
Casa Nicolasa has fully-furnished, air-conditioned rooms that feature white vintage furniture, parquet floors, and stylish decor. Each room has a private bathroom as well. Upon arrival, you can enjoy the free coffee in the lounge area or indulge in the free drinks served in your room.
One thing we love about this stay is the entire place has a homey feel to it. The reception area, hallways, and stairwells are constructed from wood and glass which creates a warm atmosphere. The rooms are a mishmash of stone, brick, wood and white walls. Talk about nice!
The hotel is located at the edge of the Old Quarter, but you’ll never realize it as it is quite accessible to the main restaurant and bar strip in San Sebastian. The bus stop going to the airport is also a few minutes away from the hotel.
Zenit San Sebastián
Room Type: Single Room | Double or Twin | Business Double with Free Parking | Junior Suite | Family Room | Suite
Near: Morlans, Amara Tram Station, Kursaal Convention Centre
Price Range: $57 – $190 per night
This four-star hotel may be a bit further from the beach (18 minutes walking), but it makes up for it in its modern, stylish rooms that are soundproofed to block outside noise.
The Zenit San Sebastián is located in Amara in central San Sebastián, so it’s still accessible to major transportation points like the Amara Tram Station and the San Sebastián Airport. You can also easily reach popular spots like Aiete Park, the La Concha Promenade, the Buen Pastor Cathedral, and Mercado San Martin on foot.
A stay here is certainly a stay in style, with rooms that have wooden floors and minimalist decor. Each room is completed with a private bathroom that has either a deep bathtub or an extra long rain shower. Talk about relaxing after a full day of sightseeing!
The hotel has great common spaces like the outdoor jacuzzi and its on-site restaurant, Morlans, that serves modern Basque cuisine. One of the best things about this hotel is that they work hard to employ staff with disabilities at Morlans, giving them a fair chance in the workforce. Remember to smile when engaging with them and thank them for their kind service — it’s known to be out of this world!
There’s also a large and extremely comfortable lounge area downstairs, clad with exceptionally helpful hotel staff ready to assist with requests such as tourist information, luggage storage, and extra long beds.
Room Type: Twin Room | Double Room | Triple Room with Balcony | Quadruple Room with Balcony
Near: Alameda Boulevard and La Concha Beach
Price Range: $42 – $88 per night
Another hotel that’s close to the beach, Pensión Balerdi is a charming little escape set in a historical building that’s located on the edge of the Old Town. A stay here means you’re just a stone’s throw away from dozens of delicious tapas restaurants, cafes, and museums for your exploring.
Renovated in 2015, Pension Balerdi offers well-insulated, fully-furnished rooms with natural lighting and street views. While the rooms are small, they’re comfortable and homey, with exposed stone and brick on the walls. Complimentary Nespresso machine and tea are available, and you can also park your car underground at a discount.
The owners are unbelievably helpful and friendly, and will be willing to store your luggage for you. Do book in advance though, as Pensión Balerdi only has 6 rooms. Previous guests have claimed that this is without a doubt the best place to stay in San Sebastian, so don’t miss out!
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in San Sebastian!
Best Places to Stay in Bilbao
As far as unique cities in Spain go, Bilbao takes the cake. Modern architecture, countless bridges, and stunning landscapes just minutes from the city center, Bilbao is all about enjoyment. The food here is truly out of this world, so be sure to eat your fill before moving on!
Check out our favorite places to stay in Bilbao below.
Hotel Gran Bilbao
Room Type: Twin Room | Double Room | Superior Twin or Double | Triple Room | Quadruple Room
Near: Bilbao Cathedral, Seven Streets district
Price Range: $70 – $189 per night
Hotel Gran Bilbao is located in the Santutxu neighborhood, just a quick 10-minute walk from the Bilbao Cathedral and the Seven Streets District (Old Town). This area is a little quieter than the center of the city so you can count on a restful night’s sleep while still being within walking distance to Bilbao’s best attractions. There is also plenty of public transportation just outsidet the front door of Hotel Gran, so you’ll never have to worry about getting where you need to go.
Rooms here feature colorful modern decor for a pop of fun when you’re ready to retire, and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside out the window. The bathrooms are spacious, most coming equipped with a large bathtub, perfect for soaking in after a long day.
There are loads of room types to choose from, ranging from double or twins to triple, quadruples and suites, making this the perfect pick if you’re traveling with a small group.
Besides the comfortable rooms, Hotel Gran Bilbao offers guests stellar amenities like a fully stocked gym, a delicious restaurant serving avant-garde cuisine and a cafe-bar with plenty of room for lounging around.
Barcelo Bilbao Nervion
Room Type: Deluxe Single Room | Superior Double Room | Suite with View | Family Room | Two Connecting Double Room
Near: River Nervión, Calatrava Bridge, Guggenheim Museum
Price Range: $124 – $414 per night
Stylish, bright, and clean, Barcelo Bilbao Nervion is a great accommodation pick for anyone who wants to be right in the thick of things in Bilbao. This hotel sits right on the Nervion River, just 800 feet from the Calatrava Bridge. From here, you only need to walk 10 minutes to reach the famed Guggenheim and just five minutes to Bilbao’s main shopping streets.
The rooms at Barcelo Bilbao Nervion offer guests plenty of space to mill about, and come complete with private bathrooms, some of which are separated from the room with a glass partition. You can even choose a room that has a full city or river view so you don’t have to miss any of the action when you’re at the hotel!
This hotel also gives guests the chance to work out at the on-site fitness center, settle down for a drink at the B-Lounge, or enjoy a delicious meal at the Ibaizabal restaurant.
Our favorite thing about Barcelo Bilbao Nervion? The 24-hour front desk (aka check-in as late as you want) stocked with amazing staff who can help you rent a bike or a car and give tips on what to do during your stay! Talk about full service.
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Room Type: Double or Twin Room | Superior Double or Twin with City View or Terrace | Deluxe Double with Guggenheim View | Premium Double or Twin | Deluxe Suite | Studio with Terrace | Premium Suite with Terrace
Near: Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and the Maritime Museum, Zubiarte Shopping Centre
Price Range: $165 – $914 per night
This popular five-star hotel is a favorite among travelers heading to Bilbao. Located just opposite the popular Guggenheim Museum, the hotel itself is an architectural marvel. Designed by Javier Mariscal, you’ll be inspired by the hotel’s stylish common areas, sloping windows, and spiral staircases.
At Gran Hotel Domine, you can expect minimalist rooms that have everything you need for a comfortable stay, spacious bathrooms for taking a soak in the tub, and a 40” flat screen TV for staying up to date on all of your shows.
When you’re not in your room, enjoy the hotel’s many amenities from the wellness center complete with a fitness center, sauna and Turkish bath, to the rooftop terrace where you can feast on breakfast in the morning or soak in the sun later in the afternoon.
One thing we love about Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is that they offer hotel packages that come with the full Guggenheim experience for a premium. That being said, if you want to explore Bilbao on your own, simply walk to the Guggenheim, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Maritime Museum, and Zubiarte Shopping Centre, which are all a few minutes away.
For more accommodation options, check out our full article on the best places to stay in Bilbao!
Now that you’ve seen all the great places to stay in Spain, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip!
One of the most amazing things about traveling to Spain is seeing all different parts of the country. Hopefully this compilation of hotels located throughout Spain inspires you to visit some of the best places in Spain and stay in some awesome hotels.
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