Even smaller budgets can enjoy the appeal of Ronda's boutique accommodations, which give you a more personal experience in this truly charming city. The best standard boutique hotels provide perks like unique history, central locations, onsite restaurants, and terraces to enjoy the area's famous views.

Staying in Ronda

Some of the boutique hotels on Ronda's cliffs

Ronda is the most popular white city in Andalusia, attracting many travelers visiting on day trips from Seville, Cádiz, or Málaga. Though you can enjoy the city on a short trip, Ronda makes a surprisingly perfect hub in Andalusia, so we recommend staying at least a few nights. Some of the best things to do in Ronda require a night or two, such as touring the wine regions, exploring charming white villages, or hiking in the national parks, such as braving the Caminito del Rey gorge trail.

Besides enjoying the city's history and incredible views, you can also absorb its authentic culture by staying in one of our picks for the best standard boutique hotels in Ronda. These properties fit nearly any budget while still offering perks like central locations walkable to all the sites and views of the city's El Tajo Gorge, Puente Nuevo, and/or surrounding valleys. Choose from properties with modern renovations or those that maintain that unique Andalusian cultural style. 

Hotel Maestranza

Enjoy onsite dining at popular eateries (Photo courtesy of Hotel Maestranza)

Hotel Maestranza offers a very central location just across the street from the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda and just two minutes to the Puente Nuevo and Mirador de Ronda. This is an excellent standard option if you're after a walkable hotel. A quick walk will take you to all the sites, including Alameda del Tajo Park, both the old and new bridges, Plaza del Socorro, and much more. And since you'll be so central, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés just around the corner and down the street. 

From the exterior, Hotel Maestranza is a beautiful historical building with traditional iron balconies and wood window frames. The hotel also has a passion for local wine, which you can enjoy in its onsite restaurant, SenSur Gastrobar. If you were to stay at a different accommodation in Ronda, you'd surely find this eatery on its list of recommendations, as it's one of the city's best and has a very extensive wine menu. You can also sip a glass or two in the lounge. 

Bedrooms and bathrooms are pretty standard—no-frills and just the basics, though perfectly clean and comfortable. Each has a minifridge, kettle, desk, and modern bathrooms (some with a tub/shower combo). Families can book triple rooms with three twin beds.

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La Bola Suites

Cozy apartments in the city center (Photo courtesy of La Bola Suites)

Enjoy modern, airy, and bright apartments with a trendy decor, kitchens, and seating areas. At La Bola Suites, you can choose from studios or one- or two-bedroom units, all in the city center and within walking distance of grocery stores and the main sites. Enjoy strolling through Ronda's charming streets to places like Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo, the Mirador de Ronda, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, and the 19th-century Alameda del Tajo Park.

You can choose studios or one- or two-bedroom apartments, all with modern furnishings and decor. La Bola Suites has flats on two streets, with units on Calle Alameda keeping things bright and trendy with neutral tones and small kitchens (no oven). The Plaza Carmen Abela units are bigger with dark wood elements and black-and-white decor, plus full kitchens with ovens and private terraces. 

La Bola Suites were the first apartment accommodation in Ronda, and they found it important to keep a reception to welcome you to your apartment, though you can check in 24 hours. Guests can enjoy a shared rooftop terrace (if staying on Calle Alameda since the units at the other location have private balconies). You also have nearby parking at an additional cost.

Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel

Historical charms in Ronda's Old Town (Photo courtesy of Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel)

Spend your nights in a former 19th-century palace in Ronda's most historic area. ​​Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel maintains the building's character, and you'll see many historical elements in the rooms, too. Enjoy details like four-poster and canopy beds, dark-wood furniture, and antique headboards. Though some of the rooms feel a little outdated, you'll still find fresh, modern bedding and clean, spacious bathrooms. A few units can fit a third bed, so the hotel works well if traveling with kids.

Families might also like the projector room for watching movies, but you can also relax in the restored Andalusian patio, fireside lounge with a library, or historic cellar (where you can sip wine). The hotel also serves a daily breakfast buffet and is happy to arrange nearby parking if you have a car.

But you certainly don't need a car in Ronda's city center, as all the sites are walkable from Palacio San Gabriel. You'll find the hotel just south of Puente Nuevo, a four-minute walk away. The streets here are incredibly charming and narrow, and you'll be next door to two small museums, one with paintings by Joaquín Peinado and the other with a preserved Nasrid-Dynasty house. You'll also be near the Tajo Gorge trail, the perfect place to take photos at sunrise, sunset, and night (the route is paved and lit).

Casa Palacio VillaZambria

Simple yet comfy rooms (Photo courtesy of Casa Palacio VillaZambria)

Enjoy some of the best views of Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge from Casa Palacio VillaZambria, a small hotel set in a historic manor right on Ronda's famous cliffs. The outside is bright, fresh, welcoming, and has incredible views, which you can also enjoy from the common areas, such as the fireside lounge, dining area, and patio. The bar/café serves breakfast in the morning, which you can also enjoy on the outdoor patio overlooking the gorge.

Though the outside looks fresh and bright, the hotel's interiors are a little different. Each room offers a unique layout and look; some are more appealing than others. Opt for those with views of the gorge (which can make your stay more special) or junior suites with soaking tubs and private terraces.

The hotel's appeal is its location atop the cliffs overlooking the El Tajo Gorge at Puente Nuevo. The views from here are truly unmatched. You'll also be within walking distance of sites like Puente Viejo, the El Tajo Gorge trail, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, and the 19th-century Alameda del Tajo Park. So although you're in the older part of town, you can still easily explore the newer area, too.