As a small island, some travelers prefer to use one of Ibiza's cities as a start or end point or a hub for day trips. Luckily, the island's two cities, Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni de Portmany offer plenty of history, culture, and gastronomy, so they're worth a visit even on their own.

Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila

Relax right along the historic city walls (photo courtesy of Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila)

Immerse yourself in Ibiza's history with a stay at Hotel Mirador de Dalt Villa, which sits in an early 19th-century townhouse in bohemian Ibiza Town. You'll be right against the old city walls and just a five-minute walk from the castle and cathedral. For several generations, the building served as a home for one family, and you can enjoy glimpses of the past through original artwork and period furnishings found around the hotel.  

Though the rooms don't feel posh or luxe, they're perfectly comfortable and cozy with historical elements. And because there are just 12 rooms, the property remains quiet and personable. All units feature marble bathrooms, Juliette balconies, and BVLGARI toiletries. Suites add more space with separate sitting rooms, and the "grand suite" features a private terrace with a hot tub, plus furnishing owned by the Fajarnés family, the original owners. 

You can enjoy dinner at Es Mirador Restaurant, an eatery serving avant-garde Mediterranean cuisine, and wine tasting in the La Enoteca wine cellar. There's also a cocktail bar and breakfast service. When you need to relax, head to the outdoor pool with a hot tub and sun deck. Learn more

La Torre Del Canonigo


Authentic spaces in a historic, urban setting (photo courtesy of La Torre Del Canonigo)

A few different buildings make up La Torre Del Canonigo, a historic hotel deep within the medieval walls of Ibiza's Old Town and just a five-minute walk from the castle and cathedral. This area's maze of cobbled streets connects the buildings, and you can reach the pool via a beautiful garden terrace lining the walls. One part of the hotel is a tower with a mix of Arab and Christian history, another space is a 10th-century home, and an additional area was originally a Jesuit convent in the 16th century, complete with a chapel and cave that housed refugees during the Civil War. 

There are 25 rooms, all offering calm, neutral tones and natural materials, like woven decor, exposed stone walls, and wooden headboards. Upgraded rooms add more space, seating areas, and sea views, and some feature private terraces. If you're traveling with your family, grab one of the rooms with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or the "deluxe family" option adds a furnished terrace. 

The hotel has an outdoor pool surrounded by a garden with sun loungers, and you can book spa treatments like massages. There's also an indoor fireplace lounge and an on-site restaurant with the option for outdoor dining on a terrace with city and sea views. Learn more

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Hotel MIM Ibiza

Stay near the beach yet still within walking distance from the city (photo courtesy of Hotel MIM Ibiza)

Hotel MIM Ibiza is an urban hotel just south of Ibiza Town's historic castle and cathedral, about a 25-minute walk. Though farther from the Old Town than most options on this list, the trade-off is you'll be a two-minute walk from the rocky beach at ​​Cala de Sant Andrés and only five minutes from a sandier option, Platja de ses Figueretes. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance, which you can reach by strolling along the waterfront pedestrian path, Passeig ses Pitiüses.

The hotel's seven room types offer a sleek, modern design that the property describes as "timeless elegance." The decor doesn't feel much like Ibiza but still provides a clean and comfortable stay. Design, superior, and suite tiers all feature private terraces that do bring some island vibes to the hotel, with white furnishings, sunbeds, greenery, and colorful textiles. You can also book units with separate seating areas and/or sofabeds. 

The rooftop terrace has a cool, retro bar with plenty of lounge seating—a perfect spot for sunset. You can also sip drinks in the Experience Bar, which offers a far moodier space, and enjoy meals at the Restaurant Deco, created by an award-winning designer. There's also an outdoor pool with a sundeck, a cozy lounge area, and a spa with a full water circuit. Learn more

Stic Urban Hotel & Spa


Simple yet comfortable rooms in the city center (photo courtesy of Stic Urban Hotel & Spa)

Stic Urban Hotel puts you in the center of Sant Antoni de Portmany on a fairly busy street. This city doesn't have the charm of Ibiza Town, so you'll be next to modern buildings and the bustle of daily life. Still, there are plenty of eateries within walking distance from the hotel, and the city beach, Platja de S'Arenal, is a 10-minute stroll. In four minutes, you'll reach Passeig de Ponent, a path that wraps around the coastal rocks and leads to viewpoints, coves, caves, and swimming at Caló el Moro.

Stic Urban Hotel & Spa was the first urban lodging in this city, quickly starting a trend. The property offers amenities like a restaurant using local products and an expansive spa with a large pool, hot tub, ice bath, volcano bubbles, sauna, hammam, aromatherapy shower, and a lounge area with hammock swings.

Rooms are pretty simple, though they offer comfy spaces with neutral tones, tile floors, white linens, and pops of pink and green in furnishings and decor. If you opt for a suite, you'll receive discounts at the spa and eatery, and the "wellness suite" comes with a free daily massage. If you're traveling with your family, you can book the larger suite, which can sleep up to five guests. Learn more

Hotel Boutique & Spa Las Mimosas


Where urban meets nature (photo courtesy of Hotel Boutique & Spa Las Mimosas)

Though not in the city center, Las Mimosas still feels like an urban hotel, as it's just a 10-minute drive south of Sant Antoni de Portmany, within walking distance from several eateries and the Bay of Portmany. You'll get a good mix of urban and quiet, as you'll be off the main road on a residential street with tall trees around the property, including pines, palms, and fruit trees.

In the center of the property, an outdoor pool sits surrounded by sunbeds, tall palms, and leafy plants. The pool bar serves light fare until 8:00 pm, but you can enjoy dinners at the on-site restaurant with its wood-fired oven and Mediterranean menu. Relax in the spa or partake in Ibizan tradition with sunrise or sunset yoga classes. 

As for the rooms, you'll choose from junior and conventional suites, all with basic decor and neutral tones. All rooms have sofa beds, furnished terraces, and views of the pool or the sea. Enjoy natural elements like wooden benches, nightstand plants, and woven straw mats, and grab one of the junior suites if you'd like your own soaking tub. Learn more

Hotel Portmany


Trendy apartments right in Portmany (photo courtesy of Hotel Portmany)

If staying in Sant Antoni de Portmany, this is possibly the city's best location, as you'll be on the pedestrian square bordering the port. The walkway that takes you along the coast is just at the end of the main street, about five minutes away, and eventually leads to the swimming spot at Caló el Moro. Plus, Hotel Portmany is historic as the first hotel to open in Ibiza in the 1930s and has since been renovated and adapted into two floors of apartments.

When choosing units, you can either stay on the lower floor with studio apartments, some offering an open plan with dining areas near the bed. The top-floor units have an upper loft area and two beds, so they work well for groups or families with older children and feel more like apartments with separate sleeping and dining areas. All have modern and stylish kitchens and bathrooms, plus natural tones and textures, like woven lampshades, leafy plants, and egg-shaped swinging chairs. 

As an apartment hotel, the only amenities here are the eateries. You'll find two restaurants on the ground floor, La Cantina Portmany and La Cantina Canalla. One offers an international menu with a little bit of everything, from local cuisine to Italian, Asian, and even Tex-Mex. The other is a Peruvian and Japanese fusion eatery. Learn more