Much like the city of Valencia blends the classic with the avant-garde, mixing the cobblestone Old Town and Gothic Valencia Cathedral with the bright white modernist architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences, these hotels take the city's hybrid spirit to a new level. Enjoy the pairings of contemporary decor and Art Deco influences with historical buildings and ancient stone at these top accommodations.

One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04

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The One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04's building was previously home to Valencia's first hotel, inaugurated in 1913. It was later renovated using natural material to reinterpret its historical character for the modern era, while still preserving its spirit that was once visited by guests including Ernest Hemingway, Jacinto Benavente, Federico García Lorca, and Robert Capa.

Check out the current artistic influences in the temporary photography showcases through the hotel's halls or take advantage of the helpful concierge services to book visits around the city. Its central location near City Hall Square puts you close to the Estació del Nord train station, bullring, cathedral, and main shopping streets.

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Palacio Santa Clara

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Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, the Palacio Santa Clara still maintains a boutique atmosphere. The building was designed by renowned architect Francisco Javier Görlich in 1916, blending with Valencia's modernist spirit and combining curves, textures, and vegetable motifs.

Room designs echo the Art Deco and modernist style, with art prints, intricate wallpaper, vintage headboards, and more. The Mediterranean El Modernista restaurant is open all day, or head up to the roof to visit the terrace Dome Bar for drinks and small bites and take a dip in the pool. The hotel's spot near the famous Carrer Colón commercial street means restaurants and shops are right at your door.

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Caro Hotel

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The Caro Hotel started life as a 19th-century palace, but the inside is modern at nearly every turn. Historic touches like exposed stone walls sit alongside contemporary black and white design, and all of the 26 rooms are different. Parts of the hotels date back up to 2,000 years, including a second-century Arab mosaic, 13th-century city walls, and Gothic arches.

Those stone walls and slick modern accents continue into the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Sucede, and the terrace bar, as well as alongside the outdoor splash pool. The central location in the Seu-Xerea neighborhood puts guests next to the Valencia Cathedral and close to many other popular spots, such as the Plaza de la Reina, La Lonja de la Seda, and multiple art museums.

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Palacio Vallier

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Five-star Palacio Vallier is also, appropriately, housed inside a former 19th-century mansion in central Valencia, roughly between La Lonja de la Seda and the Jardins del Real. During its renovations, they discovered a third-century Roman perfumery, adding an extra historical element to the building. The 31 rooms are designed to use natural light and colors alongside baroque and Art Deco design touches.

Restaurant La Perfumería pays tribute to the past perfumery with dishes that highlight local produce in traditional Valencian recipes. Head to the Lladró combination bar-museum for cocktails in the midst of designer porcelain from the famous international brand, which started in Valencia, or up to the rooftop terrace for the city views.

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