Must see hotels in San Sebastián

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    Sagarlore

    Surrounded by apple orchards, this 16th-century former brick and tile factory 7km southeast of San Sebastián has been beautifully converted to a 16-room…

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    Pensión Amaiur

    A top-notch guesthouse in a prime old-town location, Amaiur has bright floral wallpapers and bathrooms tiled in Andalucian blue and white. The best rooms…

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    Pensión Aldamar

    A big step up in quality from many other San Sebastián pensiones, this friendly, professionally run place has sparkling modern rooms with white decor and…

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    Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

    Queen Isabel II set the tone for the beachfront Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra (Hotel of London and England) in the early 20th century, and it still…

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    Pensión Altair

    This pensión occupies a beautifully restored Gros townhouse, with arched windows and modern, minimalist rooms that are a world away from the fusty decor…

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    Welcome Gros

    An excellent base in one of San Sebastian's most charming neighbourhoods, Welcome Gros is set in an elegant seven-storey building and has attractive rooms…

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    Pensión Joakina

    Around the corner from the Plaza de Gipuzkoa, the family-run Pensión Joakina lays out the welcome mat for visitors with bright, spotless guest rooms set…

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    Hotel Maria Cristina

    Audrey Hepburn stayed here – as did Coco Chanel, Alfred Hitchcock and Mick Jagger, to name a few. The palatial Maria Cristina, opened in 1912, dominates…

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    Hotel La Galeria

    Located a few steps from the beach, Hotel La Galeria has a peaceful location for those wanting to bask on the seaside. The building is a lovely late 19th…

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    Koba

    A former garage in hip-and-happening Gros has been transformed into this stylish hostel. Dorms (sleeping six to eight people) and private rooms all have…

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    Pensión Peñaflorida

    In a great location near both Playa de la Concha and the old town, the Pensión Peñaflorida impresses with its contemporary design and welcoming staff…

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    A Room in the City

    Upstairs from a lively bar in a 1905-built former convent (aptly named 'Convent Garden'), and opening to its own roof terrace, this light, bright new-town…

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    Sanse Bay Hotel

    On the edge of the harbour, a few steps from the old town, Sanse Bay has exceptionally friendly staff and 17 contemporary rooms, all with a simple clean…

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    Pensión Edorta

    A fine and quite welcoming pensión with rooms that are all tarted up in brash modern colours, but with a salute to the past in the stone walls and…

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    Pensión Aida

    The owners of this excellent pensión must have read the rule book on what makes a good hotel and followed it precisely. The nine rooms are bright and bold…

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    Pensión Kursaal

    Some of the rooms at this pensión overlook the namesake Kursaal entertainment complex. Its charming wrought-iron lift, contemporary colour schemes, big…

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    Pensión Ur-Alde

    This excellent pensión has six interestingly decorated rooms: each was inspired by a different world city, from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro. The location…

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    Hostal Alemana

    With a great location just a sandy footstep from the beach, this smart hotel has small rooms done in muted colour schemes with black-and-white photos…

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    Pensión Artea Narrica

    This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but actually offers some of the nicer, and better value, beds in the old town. Rooms have something of…

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    Pensión Régil

    You'll hardly find a better deal in San Sebastián in high season. Guest rooms are small but tidy, and they all have private bathrooms. The location puts…