T+L Reports: Grand in Granada
Published: June 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