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.

Barcelona’s gourmands have long been crazy for the brilliant revisionist Catalán cooking of chef Xavier Pellicer.

Within the walls of the glorious Alhambra palace, not far from the pricey15th-century Parador de Granada, is another, more affordable hotel that also benefits from the dreamy location.

This 2004 arrival has an impressive ancient and tribal art collection.

All 37 rooms of this 19th-century boutique hotel have large French doors opening to the street (they’re soundproof when closed). Near the Plaza Isabel I and the Teatro Real (Madrid’s opera house), the hotel is an easy walk to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.