Staying in Granada
Some of the best standard boutique hotels in Granada offer history and locations you might expect with higher-end properties. You can stay in 15th-century Moorish houses, 16th-century palaces, and right down the street from sites like Plaza de Bib-Rambla and the Cathedral. At the same time, you'll find cozy accommodation with historical elements like traditional wooden balconies and stone columns inside inner courtyards.
The best things to do in Granada are in neighborhoods like the historic city center, the Albaicín, and the Jewish Quarter near the Alhambra. These areas are also where you'll find our picks for standard boutique properties that fit any budget. You'll be within walking distance of all the major sites while still enjoying perks like rooftop terraces, onsite restaurants, and breakfast buffets.
Hotel Casa Morisca
Hotel Casa Morisca is an award-winning historic hotel in Granada, honored for its impeccable restoration efforts. You'll stay in a beautiful 15th-century Moorish house and enjoy breakfast in its downstairs cistern, so you can really appreciate the city's unique past. Relax in the traditional inner courtyard and marvel at its preserved elements, including tiled flooring, wooden balconies, and stone columns.
The rooms match the property's history, offering beautiful quarters with antique furnishings, tiled floors, and wood-beamed ceilings. We recommend booking early to secure one of the top-floor rooms with vaulted ceilings and truly incredible Alhambra views (some with Juliette balconies). The standard rooms have windows opening up to the inner courtyard, so you won't get any views, and this design can make the rooms noisy during the day. Bathrooms are small and a little outdated, but might charm you with the vintage tiling.
The location is ideal if you want to be in the Albaicín neighborhood yet close to the Darro River and views of the Alhambra. The hotel is steps away from the Paseo de los Tristes with river and Alhambra views, plus statues, a park, and several outdoor cafés. You'll also be within walking distance of many sites, including the Sacromonte neighborhood, Catedral de Granada, and all the best viewpoints. But if you want to further explore the region, Hotel Casa Morisca offers free parking right at its entrance, a rare find in the old Albaicín neighborhood.
Palacio de Santa Ines
Palacio de Santa Inés gives you a quiet option in the buzz of the Albaicín. The hotel used two 16th-century Mudejar buildings to create its space, and you'll notice several preserved elements, including wooden terraces in its traditional inner courtyard. The top-floor lounge is definitely a highlight, especially for kids, as it features comfy sofas and a vaulted glass ceiling, so you get a fun atmosphere and those perfect Alhambra views. There's also a simple breakfast buffet that transforms into a bar in the afternoons.
The hotel's architecture is stunning, but the rooms feel a little left behind, especially the standard category. We recommended booking early to secure a room or suite on the top floor with views of the Alhambra (some with private enclosed terraces). Bathrooms follow in simplicity but are bright and modern. If you're traveling with your brood, you might prefer the family rooms with lofted sleeping areas, perfect when traveling with older kids.
The hotel feels tucked away with its own little square in the Albaicín, though just about one block from the busy Carrera del Darro. You can easily walk to all the city's main sites, including the Catedral de Granada and the Alhambra, plus all that there's to see in the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods.
Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas
This modern, bright, slightly chic hotel offers a unique location just two minutes from the historic 16th-century Puerta de las Granadas, a stone archway leading to the Alhambra. This site is where the property gets its name, Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas. It's also a good option for those who want to be in a quieter part of the city yet still close to all the popular sites and charming hidden corners. You can easily enjoy the buzz of the Albaicín and the city center, then head back to your reprieve on the hill.
You'll enjoy quite a few amenities for a standard hotel, including a large breakfast buffet, an onsite restaurant, and common spaces like a courtyard and library. You'll also find a gym on the lower floor and three terraces on the rooftop. Grab a drink from the bar and enjoy it on the rooftop at sunset.
Some rooms are a bit better than others, so we suggest bypassing the standard options and booking one with either a private patio, balcony, or Alhambra views. For more space, opt for a studio. These rooms have one double and two twin beds, which also work well for families. The bathrooms are clean but very small.
Casa del Capitel Nazari Hotel
For basic yet historic accommodation, Hotel Casa Del Capitel Nazarí is a good option. The hotel is in a restored 16th-century palace with original wood ceilings and other historical elements, plus an ideal location in the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll enter the hotel through a brick archway and wooden door, plus features like Tuscan and Roman columns with Corinth (Greek) adornments, Arabic chromium-plated beams, and Renaissance-era wooden ceilings.
Rooms are simple but maintain a few historic elements, like wood-beamed ceilings, tiled floors, and iron bed frames. Most have windows overlooking the inner courtyard, so opt for a superior room for more space and natural light, and families can book rooms with three or four twin beds. Bathrooms are just as simple as the room, yet clean and functional.
The location and building history are the hotel's biggest appeals, but you can also enjoy a decent breakfast buffet and relax in the inner courtyard.
Room Mate Leo
Stay right in Granada's downtown, as Room Mate Leo is directly on a busy shopping street and steps away from sites like Plaza de Bib-Rambla, Catedral de Granada, and the Albaicín. You'll also be within walking distance of several other sites, including La Alcaicería, the Alhambra, and all the viewpoints and historic homes in the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. All of this accumulates into quite a perfect view from the hotel's rooftop terrace.
Breakfast is the highlight at Room Mate Leo, served on the top floor dining area with windows overlooking the city. The top floor also has a rooftop terrace with outdoor seating and pretty incredible views—an ideal spot for sunset.
There are just three room types: standard, standard with a terrace, and executive. All have simple decor that feels like a typical hotel, with small, plain bathrooms. If you want more space, opt for an executive room with a seating area or a terraced room, which provides sun loungers and city views.