Spain

Hotels in Spain

Hotels in Spain run the gamut from luxury beach resorts and historic hotels, often in landmarks like castles and monasteries, to family-run B&B's and quaint pensions. Unlike many European countries where the prices are high no matter what, it is generally easy to find accommodation to suit your budget in Spain.

An alternative to Spain hotels is to find a room or bed in someone's private home. Look out for signs that read habitaciones or comas that indicate cheap B&B style lodgings. Hostels can be a great place to stay for students and backpackers who would like to meet other travelers during their stay.

Some of the best hotels in Spain are paradores, which offer unforgettable lodgings in converted castles and monasteries at relatively cheap prices compared to five-star hotels. Often set in historic buildings, paradors are a wonderful way to explore the country.

Another option, particularly in rural or coastal areas, is to rent an apartment or villa. This affords travellers more freedom than staying in many of the hotels in Spain.

Service matters at Bauzá Hotel, where the young bellhops wear the words can i help you?embroidered in English on their uniforms.

This 19th-century Restoration home on the Plaza de la Independencia is one of the latest (opened in 2007) in the line of historic but decrepit buildings reinvigorated by the Hospes hotel team.

At the end of a lavender-and-cypress-lined drive in Majorca’s southeastern countryside, the Gran Hotel Son Julia presides over a landscape of orange and almond groves with an air of noblesse oblige.

A cliffside luxury hotel.

Past the columned entrance off Paseo de la Castellana, this 10-story brick hotel has a lobby filled with black leather couches, metal accents, and wood paneling.