San Sebastián is famous for its long, picturesque La Concha Beach and waterfront promenade, so staying at a hotel near the sea or at least within quick walking distance is definitely a perk. Though there aren't too many options, kimkim staff visited San Sebastián and found the best hotels near the beach. And many properties provide amenities like rooftops, restaurants, spas, and suites with large windows opening up to the bay to make your stay even more memorable.

Nobu Hotel

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Stay at one of the city's beachfront hotels (photo courtesy of NOBU Hotel San Sebastián)

Nobu Hotel, a luxury property on La Concha Beach in San Sebastián, is a newly opened lifestyle destination that overlooks the city's famed bay. Housed in the renovated Palacio Vista Eder, a historic building designed by renowned Spanish architect Francisco Urcola, the hotel offers 17 stylish, spacious guest rooms and suites with beach views. The iconic Nobu Restaurant serves signature dishes and inventive cocktails, complemented by calming ocean views that you can enjoy from the second-floor bar and terrace. 

Nobu Hotel embodies authenticity with its traditional Basque craftsmanship and contemporary Japanese sophistication. The location on the beachfront promenade is special, offering incredible views of La Concha Bay and making most city attractions accessible by a short walk. The hotel rooms and suites feature high-thread count linens, down pillows, and modern amenities, including Lavazza coffee machines and Eight & Bob bath amenities. You'll also have access to a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. Just keep in mind that Nobu Hotel is in-demand yet quite small, so book early to get a room! 

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Lasala Plaza Hotel

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Bright rooms with sea views (photo courtesy of Lasala Plaza Hotel)

Lasala Plaza Hotel, a stylish establishment, is in San Sebastián's charming Old Town, just next to the port. Choose from several room types, including options for suites and units with sea views, and enjoy panoramic vistas of the bay and beach from atop the hotel's rooftop terrace. And in addition to offering a location near the surf and sand, the hotel also partners with La Perla Wellness Centre, set directly on La Concha Beach. Here you can enjoy discounted therapies and experiences using healing seawater, including thalassotherapy, massage, and beauty treatments.

Lasala Plaza Hotel offers an authentic San Sebastián experience, with its architecture dating back to 1917—preserved and blended with modern luxury. All rooms are elegantly designed, inspired by French neoclassical architecture, and offer either views of the sea or the historical Plaza Lasala. Grab meals at the in-house restaurant La Jarana Taberna, which serves contemporary Basque cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The eatery is on the rooftop terrace with a sun deck and outdoor pool. Despite its prime location near the beach, some rooms offer side or partial views of the bay, so reserve a room with direct sea views early.

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Zenit Convento San Martin
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Relax on the rooftop and easily walk to the coast (photo courtesy of Hotel Zenit Convento San Martín)

Hotel Zenit Convento San Martín isn't seaside, but it's just two blocks from La Concha Beach and the promenade, so you'll have easy, quick access to the coast. Housed in a former 1887 convent, the hotel combines the elegance of historic architecture with modern amenities. The hotel's Sukaldean Restaurant offers a blend of Basque and international cuisine, and the rooftop terrace provides a swimming pool, sun deck, and stunning city and sea views. Bear in mind that the rooftop is seasonal—open in the summertime.

Despite its historical background, the rooms at Zenit Convento San Martín are equipped with trendy furnishings and contemporary amenities. Some even offer outdoor terraces and separate living rooms, perfect for relaxation—though you won't find beach views here, just city scenery. The standard rooms are small and don't offer any views, so for more space and natural light, you might want to upgrade. And when you need a refreshment or nightcap, head to the bar located in a renovated chapel.

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Hotel Villa Favorita

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Large windows and sea views in a historic villa (photo courtesy of Hotel Villa Favorita)

Hotel Villa Favorita is a historic boutique hotel on the La Concha Beach promenade. The hotel's prime location means getting to the beach is easy—one step out of the property, and you're there! As a bonus, it's also a short walk to the Old Town's charming narrow streets and historic buildings. But Villa Favorita has its own unique history, as it's housed in an original 19th-century estate. The attention to detail in maintaining the original architectural elements of the villa, such as the facade, wrought-iron balconies, and ornate moldings, is noteworthy. 

The hotel perfectly blends its historic charm with contemporary comforts to offer a truly authentic experience. Despite the building's age, all the rooms are "smart," featuring centralized iPad controls—and many feature spectacular bay views. You'll also enjoy designer furniture, warm lighting, and spacious bathrooms. When ready for a meal, you can dine at the hotel's eateries: Amelia, led by Chef Paulo Airaudo, and the restaurant, Villa Favorita. Both are Michelin-starred options that combine Italian, Argentine, and Basque cuisine to serve seasonal and sustainable dishes.

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Hotel de Londres & de Inglaterra
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Step out onto your balcony and enjoy the sea air (photo courtesy of Hotel de Londres & de Inglaterra)

Hotel de Londres & de Inglaterra is a local staple in San Sebastián, offering 150 years of history, evident in its architecture and design. You'll enjoy a stay that captures the city's essence, blending Belle Époque architecture with modern finishes. You'll be directly on La Concha Beach Promenade, steps from the sand, and can appreciate sea views from the rooms and common areas, including the Swing Bar and Terrace. When ready to explore, you're just a short walk from numerous sites, including Old Town, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the riverfront walk, and even the city's other beach, Zurriola

Choose from 166 rooms across nine categories, all providing a historical charm with modern refinement, including cove molding, large beds, and marble bathrooms. The Petite Rooms are smaller, so upgrade for more space and beautiful sea views. Some suites even open up to historic balconies that overlook La Concha Bay. Besides the beachfront bar, the hotel also features the Mari Galant Brasserie offering Basque gastronomy. The location is also lively, so you'll be steps from many other famed eateries and shops in San Sebastián.

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Hotel SANSEbay

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Enjoy sea views from your spacious room (photo courtesy of Hotel SANSEbay)

SANSEbay Hotel, a standard property in San Sebastián, is a modern yet cozy option for those wanting to stay near the beach. Located on the edge of Old Town and overlooking the port and La Concha Bay, it offers both rooms and apartments equipped with comfortable beds, smart TVs, and high-speed WiFi. Enjoy a minimalist, sophisticated design, with some rooms featuring bay views and charming terraces. Apartments have one or two bedrooms and provide the perfect space for families or those planning a more extended stay. 

The authenticity of SANSEbay Hotel might seem understated given its 2017 opening, but its proximity to the city's historic port and sea views add to its charm. Its location, right beside Mount Urgull and within walking distance of the beach, lets you enjoy San Sebastián's natural beauty and significant historical sites. The hotel's Bar Urgull serves an à la carte breakfast with fresh local produce, setting you up perfectly for a day of exploring the city. Other amenities include bicycle rentals, babysitting services, and massages. 

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Map of The 6 Best Hotels Near the Beach in San Sebastián
Map of The 6 Best Hotels Near the Beach in San Sebastián