Accommodation in Andalucía, like the rest of Spain, is incredibly varied. You can enjoy historical immersion by staying in a sympathetically restored former monastery or palace, or join the backpacker brigade in a cheap but comfortable hostel. In between you can run the price gamut from economical, no-frills family-run hostales to fancy boutique hotels. The state-run parador chain is a nationwide collection of luxury hotels which usually inhabit old historic buildings. Boutique hotels are on the rise in Andalucía and they often cleverly combine historic features with dynamic modern design accents. Seville and Granada have plenty of accommodation options to choose from, but a number of the smaller pueblos blancos (white towns) also offer some spectacular places to stay.