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Hotels in San Sebastian

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from the blog Aprendizaje Viajero

Located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastian is a beautiful city that is an integral part of the Autonomous Basque Community of Spain. Medium in size but large in culture and history, it boasts award winning urban beaches and stunning architecture that has been likened to that of Paris and a reputation for fine cuisine.

Anyone planning a budget vacation to San Sebastian can find appropriate accommodation throughout the town. It’s worth paying a little bit extra for a stunning view of the seafront and ocean.

Neighbourhoods of San Sebastian

San Sebastian consists of a number of districts:

  • Old Quarter: This is where you will find many of the city’s most important historical buildings, along with plenty of tapas bars and restaurants.
  • Downtown: One of the best areas for shopping, featuring an organised grid network of busy roads.
  • Gros: This is arguably the most scenic area of the city, home to Zurriola beach and standing across from the Uremea River.
  • Beaches: The four main beaches in San Sebastian are the Playa de la Concha, the Playa de Ondarreta, the Playa de la Zurriola and the Playa de Gros.

What to see and do in San Sebastian

There is plenty to see and do in San Sebastian, with some highlights including the San Telmo Museum of Basque history, the Good Shepherd of San Sebastian Cathedral, and a visit to the picturesque Santa Clara Island.

What to eat in San Sebastian

Some of the traditional dishes that you must try in San Sebastian are boquerones en vinagre which are pickled anchovies, pintxos which are a tapas mixture of olives, peppers and anchovies, and txuleta which is a grass fed beef dish.

Typical events and festivals in San Sebastian

Some of the best annual festivals in San Sebastian include Carnival in March, the Olatu Talka in June, and the huge Semana Grande celebration in August.

How to move around in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a perfect city for walking, but visitors can also take advantage of the bus routes, taxi services, and bike rental opportunities across the region.

The climate in San Sebastian

The weather is pleasantly mild all year round in San Sebastian. The period of Midsummer, from July to August is always the hottest, and this sees an annual surge in tourism over the summer holidays.

More interesting facts about and sights in San Sebastian

Did you know that the very first Cristobal Balenciaga retail shop opened in San Sebastian in 1924?

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in San Sebastian

The most centrally located hotels in San Sebastian with the best ratings are: Hotel Pension Alameda, Pension Aldamar and Hotel De Londres Y De Inglaterra.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in San Sebastian, the average price per night is 35 , while you will pay an average of 26 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 121 .

You can make reservations at Hotel De Londres Y De Inglaterra, Hotel Maria Cristina, A Luxury Collection , San Sebastian and Sercotel Europa if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to San Sebastian.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in San Sebastian, like Hotel Leku Eder, Irenaz Resort Apartamentos or Pension Aldamar.

Hotel Palacio Obispo and Pension Txoko Goxoa are the closest ones to San Sebastián-Fuenterrabia.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in San Sebastian, we recommend Hotel Leku Eder, Irenaz Resort Apartamentos and Hotel De Londres Y De Inglaterra.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in San Sebastian are Hotel Maria Cristina, A Luxury Collection , San Sebastian, Hotel De Londres Y De Inglaterra and Hotel Leku Eder.

If you want to save time, the hotels in San Sebastian with express check-in and check-out are Irenaz Resort Apartamentos, Hotel Maria Cristina, A Luxury Collection , San Sebastian and Hotel Zaragoza Plaza.

The best hotels with a pool in San Sebastian are Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca, Hotel Avenida and Hotel Mercure San Sebastián Monte Igueldo.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in San Sebastian are Hotel Leku Eder, Hotel Pension Alameda and Irenaz Resort Apartamentos.