Sitting at the top of the Costa del Sol, the birthplace of Picasso offers plenty of sleeping options alongside its historic spots and vibrant arts scene. Stay in the bustling downtown center for proximity to top spots like the Cathedral, Castillo de Gibralfaro, and Marqués de Larios shopping street, with options ranging from sharp art deco establishments to converted palaces.

Room Mate Larios Hotel

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Room Mate Larios Hotel was one of the city's first four-star hotels. Its balconies overlook the Marqués de Larios shopping street, with convenient proximity to the neighborhood's shops, restaurants, and museums, as well as to the port. Rooms and common areas are all decorated in Art Deco style, keeping things sharp.

Head up to the rooftop terrace to enjoy the impressive views of the skyline and cathedral. If there's anything you're looking for during your stay, the helpful staff are available to grant any requests.

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Molina Lario

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The Molina Lario sits in the middle of Málaga's historical center, just steps from the Cathedral. Its owners combined two renovated 19th-century buildings with a newer construction building to create the hotel, which houses 103 bright rooms all decorated in different styles.

The Matiz restaurant, complete with patio, serves reinvented Mediterranean and Andalusian market recipes. Enjoy the exclusive El Patio terrace, which hosts music and poetry nights in the summer, along with views from its spot on the seventh floor. In warm weather, visit The Top on the roof, for casual dining and drinks alongside the solarium and rooftop pool.

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 Palacio Solecio

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Stay in an 18th-century Andalusian palace at the Palacio Solecio, once known as the Palacio Marqués de la Sonora. The outside harkens back to its original historical days, while the inside maintains a modern ambiance with neutral-toned decor. Guests appreciate the combination of modern logistics, tasteful design, and excellent service.

Sip a drink amid the exposed brick of the cocktail bar or head to the columns of the Balausta restaurant, where a Michelin-starred chef serves Andalusian classics with a twist under the domed glass ceiling. The hotel is located on the Calle Granada in the old Jewish quarter, with excellent access to the city center and its many shops, restaurants, and attractions like the Picasso Museum.

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