Staying in Seville
How many days you spend in Seville depends a bit on your itinerary, but to make the most of your time, we recommend choosing accommodation in the city center. And if you plan to stay in one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Seville, you might want an extra day to enjoy those posh amenities. Our top picks offer perks like rooftop terraces with pools and city views, onsite eateries with grandiose dining rooms and outdoor patios, lavish historical elements, and spacious rooms.
Our recommendations are also within walking distance of the city's main sites. Some of the best things to do in Seville are right in the historic core, so staying within the Old Town means you can easily visit places like the Catedral de Sevilla, Royal Alcázar, and Plaza de España.
Hotel Mercer Sevilla
Hotel Mercer Sevilla is in the El Arenal neighborhood and offers a boutique experience and a unique location. You'll be within walking distance to nearly everything, plus spoiled for tapas bars in the neighboring maze of side streets. You'll be just a few steps from Plaza Nuevo, so you can easily walk to the Catedral de Seville, the Royal Alcázar, Puente de Triana, and Plaza de Toros in just about 10 minutes or less.
We recommend bypassing the deluxe rooms, which feel too simple and basic for a 5-star hotel, and booking a suite instead. These upgraded rooms feel tranquil with warm wood, neutral tones, and pops of black and gold. Bathrooms are large and bright with white marble, bathtubs, and showers.
Spend time relaxing on the rooftop terrace, featuring an outdoor pool and sundeck with lounge furniture. You can order from the bar to enjoy snacks and drinks while taking in the city views. You'll also find an onsite restaurant that transforms traditional Andalusian recipes into unique and tasty concoctions, plus the FIZZ Bar, known for its cocktails.
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Hotel Alfonso XIII
The property gets its name from King Alfonso XIII, who commissioned the building in 1928, striving to earn the reputation as the most beautiful hotel in Europe. Hotel Alfonso XIII is truly luxurious, with so many elegant corners and amenities that you almost have to experience it to understand its extent. You'll find four eateries, two bars, a rooftop terrace with a pool, and relaxing common areas, such as courtyards, patios, and lounges, all with elegant decor fit for royalty.
The rooms are plushy and elegant, perfectly fitting the hotel's history and atmosphere. Likewise, the bathrooms are bright and inviting, meshing white marble with unique and colorful tiling. You can book the Alfonso XIII Suite to truly feel like royalty or opt for one of the deluxe rooms or suites with private terraces.
Hotel Alfonso XIII is the perfect location for those who want to enjoy the city's buzz while in a slightly quieter area. You'll be surrounded by the Royal Alcázar, Jardines de Cristina, and the Universidad de Seville. You can reach nearly all the major sites in less than 10 minutes of walking, including the Plaza de España.
EME Cathedral Hotel
Stay right across the street from the Catedral de Seville with the EME Cathedral Hotel, a beautiful 16th-century building with historical details. You can enjoy a few reminders of the past, including glass-enclosed iron balconies, stone archways, and wood-beamed ceilings. The hotel has some of the best views of the Cathedral from its rooftop terrace, complete with an outdoor pool and bar. You can also relax in the spa with a thermal water circuit and dine at the onsite Italian restaurant.
The rooms offer comfortable, clean, modern spaces with historical elements like brick walls. But if you're looking for that luxurious five-star experience, reserve a deluxe room or one of the suites, which add balconies or private terraces (some with Cathedral views). The bathrooms are spotless and modern, though they could use a little update.
EME's location is incredibly central, just across the street from the Cathedral and within easy walking distance of numerous sites, including the Royal Alcázar, Plaza de España, and Torre del Oro, plus near the waterfront. You'll also be right around the corner from several pedestrian streets with eateries and shops.
Hotel Palacio de Villapanes
Hotel Palacio de Villapanes transformed an 18th-century palace into a beautiful hotel with historical details like wood-beamed ceilings, elegant wood paneling, and unique tiling. Though all the rooms are cushy, we recommend booking the palace rooms or suites to get the ultimate luxury experience. These room types elevate your stay with tasteful decor, sky-high ceilings, multiple rooms, and rich wooden elements. Bathrooms are modern and clean, offering you comfy robes.
Enjoy your meals at the hotel's restaurant or bar/café, offering indoor and outdoor dining. You can also relax on the rooftop with its outdoor plunge pool, sundeck with loungers, and bar. Other perks include onsite parking and a wellness center with a sauna, steam room, gym, and spa treatments.
Palacio de Villapanes is a bit further out of the touristic center, but you'll still be within walking distance of all the main sites. As a trade-off, you'll be closer to the Setas de Sevilla and its Mercado de la Encarnación. Still, if you'd like to explore the city on foot, you can weave through the historic streets and reach the Catedral de Seville and Royal Alcázar in just about 15 minutes.