One of this Basque city's most sought-after hotel amenities is a view of the impressive Guggenheim Museum. Take in its dramatic twisting steel exterior and everything else Bilbao has to offer at one of these equally architecturally interesting spots.

Vincci Consulado De Bilbao

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Stroll alongside the estuary to the Vincci Consulado De Bilbao, seated between the La Salve Bridge and the Guggenheim Museum. The hotel itself is designed to look like a sailboat sitting between the two landmarks, with nautical design and natural wood details, and many rooms have views straight across to the museum, river, or estuary.

The Kondutxo restaurant serves innovative Basque cuisine. There's also a breakfast buffet and partially enclosed terrace observatory, where guests can enjoy snacks and drinks as they watch the colors change on the Guggenheim walls.

Hotel Tayko Bilbao

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Extremely modern Hotel Tayko Bilbao sits facing the estuary in the heart of the old town. It's the fourth building in Spain built in its concrete style, and its open, industrial vibes feel right at home with the city's architecture. Nearly all the city's top spots, including the Teatro Arriaga, Casco Viejo, Catedral de Santiago, and Plaza Nueva, are just steps away.

Relax in the private attic "chill out corner" or work out at the gym. There are two restaurants on site, both supervised by Chef Martín Berasategui, who has acquired a total of 12 Michelin stars at various establishments. Ola is a formal sit-down restaurant, while Patri is a more casual but equally high-quality gastro bar.

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Gran Hotel Domine

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Take in the view of two of Bilbao's most iconic pieces of art, the Guggenheim and the Puppy statue, from Gran Hotel Domine. The Museum of Fine Arts and Maritime Museum are also close by, along with the Ensanche shopping street. The hotel's elegant design matches its surroundings, and staff is on hand 24 hours a day to help you optimize your travels.

Have breakfast on the roof terrace with views of the river and museum. Later in the day, stop in at the Beltz restaurant, which serves seasonal Basque cuisine; casual Le Cafe; or sleek Sixty-One Lobby Bar. Then settle into the Wellness by Domine spa, where you'll find a Turkish bath, sauna, massages, and more.

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