Many travelers like to start or make their hub in Mahón, one of Menorca's main cities and home to an airport and a major ferry port. It's recommended to stay in the city, as it has a captivating historic center, a vibrant waterfront promenade bustling with activity, and lively markets. As a bonus, all below hotel recommendations sit in charming historic properties.

At a Glance

  Cristine Bedfor Bordoy Casa Ládico Ses Bruixes Casa Albertí Hevresac San Miguel
Best For Authentic charm Relaxation Spa stay Historic elegance Sustainability Location

Central location

Locals' favorite on-site restaurant

Outdoor pool & garden

Breakfast in a coffee nook

Outdoor pool and sun deck

Spa with aromatic showers & massages

Spa with naturally heated water

Historic rooms with fireplaces

On-site restaurant with local food

Rooftop terrace with views

Cozy, historic rooms & lounges

Garden breakfast

Small, quiet property

Daily organic breakfast

A designated biosphere hotel

Breakfast & dinner restaurant

Rooms with terraces

Outdoor garden patio

Cons No parking No restaurant Busy Some rooms are small Simple rooms Not many amenities
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Location **** ***** **** ***** ***** ***
Rooms & Bathrooms ***** **** ***** ***** *** ****
Other Highlights Secret garden & bike rentals Fireplace lounge Garden courtyard Joining rooms Yoga mats & beach kits Rooftop terrace

Cristine Bedfor

Warm, cozy, and artfully designed rooms (Photo courtesy of Cristine Bedfor)

For an authentic boutique hotel in historic Mahón, consider the Hotel Cristine Bedfor, set on a charming street lined with colorful buildings and next door to the city's Center of Art and History. A quick three-minute stroll takes you to the city center, where you'll find Plaça d'Espanya, the cathedral, and a few markets. The property owner developed the hotel's concept herself with the help of her designer friend, spending years collecting all the antique furnishings and room decor. You can't help but feel at home knowing Cristine handpicked everything in the rooms and common areas.

Enjoy this authentic, designed charm first thing in the morning with a daily breakfast served in the inner courtyard garden. And for other meals, the local favorite Restaurante Ses Forquilles is behind the menu of the on-site eatery, which uses regional ingredients to craft dishes meant to "awaken the senses." You can enjoy meals and snacks throughout the day in the dining room, on the patio, or by the pool. Other unique highlights include a yoga lawn, an outdoor patio and picnic spot, bicycle rentals, beach kits, an outdoor pool surrounded by the garden, and a shop with handpicked items. 

The house's 21 rooms feature warm and inviting interiors with colorful textiles, decor, and elements, all working together to create a truly comfortable space. All units come with fresh flowers, embroidered sheets, and unique details that bring the relaxed island vibes right into the room, like wicker furniture, woven rugs, and wispy curtains. Suites and Superior rooms add sofas, and some units, like Cristine's Choice, have direct access to the garden and a private patio. Learn more

Bordoy Casa Ládico

Elegant furnishings and bedding (photo courtesy of Bordoy Casa Ládico)

Another luxury property in historic Mahón, Bordoy Casa Ládico, is just a three-minute walk from Plaça d'Espanya and the market. Despite being in a relatively small building, the hotel packs a lot of character, as it was once the home of the Ládico family, a group of Greek merchants that came to Menorca in 1753. The rooms offer cozy lodgings with king beds, light pastel tones, and painted wood-beamed ceilings. Pamper yourself with L'Occitane toiletries in the bathrooms and grab a unit with a terrace; some have outdoor furnishings like wicker seating, sun beds, and soaking tubs.

You'll enjoy breakfast focusing on local products and homemade goods, served in the dining room or on the sun deck near the outdoor pool. Other perks include a reading lounge with a fireplace, cozy chairs, and a sofa, plus an on-site bar with coffee and drinks offered throughout the day. After a day of sightseeing, relax in the spa with its soaking tub, sauna, steam room, and more. Learn more

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Boutique Hotel Ses Bruixes


Enjoy private outdoor spaces (photo courtesy of Boutique Hotel Ses Bruixes)

Enjoy a cozy stay in the heart of Mahón, along a quiet street less than 10 minutes from the buzzy Port of Mahón, where you'll find plenty of activities and the ferry terminal. Plus, at Boutique Hotel Ses Bruixes, you'll enjoy stately rooms with historical details like tall beamed ceilings, antique furniture, and colorful tiled flooring. Many up the charm and add cozy perks like fireplaces, in-room soaking tubs, and private, furnished terraces. The deluxe suites are particularly spacious and feature balconies with sunbeds, private plunge pools, and separate showers and bathtubs. 

Relax at the hotel's ILLA Spa, which uses natural products and elements to mimic the serenity of Menorca. Heat, water, and native stones combine to provide a wellness experience through body treatments, water circuits, massages, and traditional rituals. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and candlelight dinners on the garden terrace and courtyard filled with orange trees. Learn more

Casa Albertí Boutique Hotel


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Atmospheric rooms with tile floors and beamed ceilings (photo courtesy of Casa Albertí Boutique Hotel)

Casa Albertí Boutique Hotel sits in a historic building in Mahón's Old Town, across from the striking Palacio Isabel II and a two-minute walk from the city's cathedral. The hotel's street is lined with picturesque architecture, gifting you a daily glimpse of the city's past. You'll find plenty of eateries within walking distance, and you'll be just five minutes from the lively Port of Mahón and the city's main markets. 

The interior spaces match the building's charming facade, like the cozy fireside lounge and library nook. You'll enjoy your breakfast outside on the patio or in the dining room. There's also a rooftop lounge with comfy seating and a sun deck, and the hotel is happy to bring drinks to you as you bathe in the sun or enjoy the city views. In the building's marble-stone vault is a massage room, and you can also book yoga, Pilates, or personal training sessions. 

With just 14 rooms, the property stays intimate and offers unique decor highlighting the historical essence of the building. Some rooms feature soaking tubs, balconies, and/or terraces, and all employ neutral tones, colorful textiles, and raw elements like wicker decor, wooden or metal end tables, and beamed ceilings. The largest unit is a suite with its own terrace and feels more like an apartment with a separate bedroom, seating, and dining areas, and sun loungers with patio umbrellas. Learn more

Hotel Hevresac


Small yet cozy rooms (photo courtesy of Hotel Hevresac)

You'll find Hotel Hevresac just two minutes by foot from the central square and markets, four minutes to the cathedral, and eight minutes to the city's lively port. Bonus, Hotel Hevresac is one of Menorca's biosphere hotels, earning the label through its initiatives with sustainability and local culture. Plus, there are eight cozy rooms, all featuring a simple design with antique and/or artistic furnishings. Neutral tones blend well with colorful flooring and textiles, and some rooms have beamed ceilings, original mosaics, or stone walls. Suites add terraces and plenty of space, making them a good choice for small groups or families. 

The hotel serves a breakfast buffet with local, organic, and fair-trade products from small retailers. Though you won't find TVs in the rooms, you can request a tablet anytime during your stay. You can also borrow beach umbrellas, books from the property's library, and yoga mats. Each room comes with glass water bottles with filtered and remineralized water that you can refill as much as you'd like for free. Learn more

San Miguel Hotel


Enjoy the city's rooftops (photo courtesy of San Miguel Hotel)

Enjoy a quiet location in Mahón's Old Town, as San Miguel Hotel is close to the main sites yet away from the noise. You'll be on a corner with the back of the hotel facing a charming and curved stone street and just a five-minute walk from sites like the city's main square, cathedral, and market. Rooms are straightforward yet comfortable, with a color palette channeling the island's environment with neutral tones, earthy hues, and a few blues and greens for the sea. Superior rooms feature whirlpool bathtubs, and suites add a private terrace with sun loungers or a living room with a sofabed—suitable for families or groups. 

The on-site restaurant offers several different dining options, as you can enjoy your breakfast or dinner on the outdoor terrace with rooftop views, in the indoor lounge, or on the covered patio. During the day, guests can also use these spaces to relax. Or, if you're around in the early evening, you can snack on tapas and sip smoothie cocktails starting at 6:00 pm. Learn more