Travel + Leisure
June 12, 2009

This Spanish city of miradores, Arab palaces, and snowcapped mountains now has historic inns to match its storybook setting. Hesperia Granada (Plaza Gamboa; 34/958-018-400; www.hesperia-granada.com; doubles from $65), next to the 14th-century Corral del Carbón, has 67 spacious rooms within its winding maze of interior courtyards. • The Hotel El Ladrón de Agua (13 Car. del Darro; 34/958-215-040; www.ladrondeagua.com; doubles from $125)—its name means "the water thief"—overlooks the Darro River. Steal a view of the Alhambra from the third-floor tower suite. • Thirteen guest rooms with exposed beams and terra-cotta floors surround a 1563 courtyard at the Hotel Zaguán del Darro (23 Car. del Darro; 34/958-215-730; www.hotelzaguan.com; doubles from $105). Guests can play royalty in quarters named for famous Granada denizens such as King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
—CHARLES LEARY AND VAUGHN PERRET

Hotel Zaguán del Darro

Hotel El Ladrón de Agua

Hesperia Granada

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