Spain Hotels

Kimkim's recommended hotels in Spain blend historic charm with modern comforts, from Andalusian buildings in Seville that offer serene rooms and gourmet breakfasts to airy, art-filled retreats in Madrid's bustling heart. Expect options such as rooftop pools with panoramic views in San Sebastián, family-friendly lodgings in Barcelona, and restored historic hotels in Bilbao with sophisticated dining options. Make sure to explore our top hotel recommendations in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, San Sebastián, and more.

Seville
Hotel Gravina 51
5.0
(8)
· Comfort
Set in the El Arenal neighborhood, Hotel Gravina 51 keeps you close to all the major sites while offering some off-the-beaten-path spots along the waterfront. The hotel's converted palace highlights typical Andalusian design, which you can enjoy on the inner courtyard patio and at the restaurant,...
Madrid
7 Islas Hotel
4.7
(26)
· Comfort
You'll find yourself surrounded by creativity at 7 Islas, a boutique hotel and art gallery set in Madrid’s vibrant Malasaña neighborhood. The local Kikekeller furniture and interior design studio designed the entire property, infusing 7 Islas with a relaxed vibe. Its chic, minimalist rooms are...
Madrid
Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid
4.8
(6)
· Comfort
Stay directly on Plaza Mayor at this Pestana hotel, part of the famous square's perimeter. The building is over 400 years old, but the hotel itself opened in 2019; today, it features restored 17th-century architecture and 21st-century amenities. The hotel's 90 rooms are comfy, but you can upgrade...
Granada
Áurea Catedral Hotel
5.0
(4)
· Comfort
Áurea Catedral encompasses several historic houses and preserves its history with ​​Neo-Pompeian paintings on its facade and a glass-encased archaeological site with old stone ruins. Guests can enjoy breakfast or a drink in the inner courtyard of a 16th-century manor house or relax in the sauna...
Costa Brava
Hotel Diana
5.0
(4)
· Comfort
Hotel Diana is just a 5-minute walk from the beach and the Old Town of Tossa de Mar, making it within walking distance from all the major sites. Rooms are warm and inviting, with rustic yet elegant decor, and suites add terraces with sea views. Other amenities include a terraced restaurant with...
Madrid
Only YOU Hotel Atocha
5.0
(4)
· Comfort
This Only YOU hotel sits right across the street from Atocha, so it's a great pick for those with a late train arrival or early departure. The hotel's design maintains its unique past, and you'll find lots of fun spaces, including breakfast served from a bakery hut, a barbershop, and a food...
San Sebastián
Catalonia Donosti
5.0
(4)
· Comfort
Catalonia Donosti is a boutique hotel in an old convent from the 17th and 18th centuries. Completely refurbished, the hotel offers 128 spacious rooms with an elegant and stately atmosphere. Guests can enjoy an on-site bar, restaurant, wellness area and spa, parking, and meeting rooms. The...
Granada
Palacio de Santa Inés Hotel
4.6
(14)
· Mid-range
Palacio de Santa Inés offers a quiet refuge in the busy Granada neighborhood of Albaicín. The 35-room hotel is set across two 16th-century Mudéjar buildings, and you'll notice several preserved elements, including wooden terraces in its traditional inner courtyard. Top-floor rooms with balconies...
Photo courtesy of Hotel Aiguablava
Costa Brava
Hotel Aigua Blava
4.7
(7)
· Comfort
Hotel Aigua Blava puts you about 10 minutes from Begur's medieval center and just a few minutes' walk from nearby beaches. The property offers views overlooking the sea and its rocky cliffs, which guests can enjoy from the restaurant's dining areas and lounges. Rooms and apartments are relaxed...
Seville
Hotel Casa 1800 Sevilla
4.8
(5)
· Comfort
Hotel Casa 1800 Sevilla puts you in the middle of all the action yet on a charming side street, so you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy being within walking distance of all the major sites and rest your feet on the rooftop terrace with its bar, outdoor pool, and city views. The dining area and...
Ronda
Parador de Ronda
4.8
(5)
· Comfort
Perched on a clifftop in the historic center of Ronda, Parador de Ronda is one of Spain's "paradores"—accommodations run by the Spanish government. The 78-room hotel is next to the bridge that connects the city's Old Town with the newer quarter. Staying here lets you be on top of it all, directly...
Córdoba
Las Casas de la Juderia Hotel
4.6
(8)
· Comfort
With five palace houses combined into one property, history abounds at Las Casas de La Juderia. Enjoy several architectural facades, inner courtyards, little nooks and crannies, and an outdoor pool, coffee bar, restaurant, and tapas bar. Some rooms feature historical elements like coffered...
Barcelona
Midtown Apartments
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
Midtown Apartments is an excellent option if you're looking for high-quality one-, two-, or three-bedroom flats in the heart of the city. Set in a historic building and neighborhood renowned for its architecture, you'll sleep where some of Barcelona's most elite families once lived. After a day...
Barcelona
ICON BCN by Petit Palace
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
ICON BCN is just one block from the famous Passeig de Gràcia and its Modernist architecture. The hotel's theme follows suit, inspired by this architectural style and the one and only Antoni Gaudí. Relax in the hip lobby lounge, sip drinks from the craft cocktail bar, or lounge on the outdoor sun...
Madrid
CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
CoolRooms is aptly named, as it is pretty cool. The building was once a 19th-century palace house, and you'll find its original staircase and decorative ceiling. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace, which also has a garden and outdoor pool. Sip drinks in the cocktail bar or enjoy dining in the cozy...
Seville
Hotel Casa del Poeta
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
The "house of the poet," Casa del Poeta, uses a restored 17th-century house to create its unique space of boutique rooms and apartments. The entire hotel offers a serene vibe with neutral tones and an art gallery. Enjoy breakfast in a dining room or outside in a courtyard, and spend time relaxing...
Seville
Hotel Palacio de Villapanés
5.0
(3)
· Luxury
Hotel Palacio de Villapanés transformed an 18th-century palace into a beautiful hotel with historical details like wood-beamed ceilings and unique tiling. Go for a Palace room or suite to truly feel luxurious and spend time relaxing on the rooftop terrace with its plunge pool, sun deck, and bar....
Barcelona
Serras Barcelona
5.0
(3)
· Luxury
Serras Barcelona is a luxury boutique hotel on the Passeig de Colom, the promenade parallel to Barcelona's waterfront, port, and marina. The building dates to 1846 and once housed a young Pablo Picasso's art studio on the rooftop (in 1896). The hotel opened in 2015 with 28 guest rooms and a...
Photo courtesy of Alta House Begur
Costa Brava
Alta House Begur
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
Alta House Begur offers contemporary rooms in the center of the village's Old Town with its historic castle and several eateries. Enjoy clean, modern comforts and outdoor spaces, like small balconies or furnished terraces. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool, relax in the garden, or pay for an...
Photo courtesy of Abba San Sebastián Hotel
San Sebastián
Abba San Sebastián Hotel
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
Abba San Sebastián Hotel channels the Belle Époque history of Donostia-San Sebastian. It's in a Baroque Palace on the Paseo de Francia, a favorite local promenade, and just a five-minute walk from the Old Town and major sites. Guests can choose from five types of rooms, all decorated in the...
Bilbao
Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao
5.0
(3)
· Luxury
Ercilla Hotel is a historic property with a unique fusion of Basque culture and Anglo influences. Its rooms are designed to offer a uniquely "Ercilla" environment, with plush furnishings and urban views. The hotel's dining and drinking experiences, including El Bar Americano and La Terraza, offer...
Madrid
Petit Palace Posada del Peine
4.5
(10)
· Mid-range
This Petite Palace property, over 400 years old, welcomes you to sleep in Spain's first hotel. You can see one of the arched entranceways to Plaza Mayor from the hotel's front door, and you'll be within walking distance of other sites, such as the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol. The hotel is...
Photo courtesy of Radisson Blu 1882 Hotel
Barcelona
Radisson Blu 1882 Hotel, Barcelona Sagrada Familia
4.8
(4)
· Comfort
Stay just steps from the Sagrada Família at Radisson Blu 1882 Hotel, Barcelona Sagrada Familia. Set in a corner building in the Eixample neighborhood, the hotel opened (after Radisson acquired and renovated it) in 2018. The rooftop bar offers incredible views of Gaudí's most famous masterpiece,...
Barcelona
H10 Madison
4.8
(4)
· Comfort
Enjoy an exceptional location in the very heart of Barcelona's Old Town, as the hotel straddles two historic districts. The rooftop terrace is a favorite, thanks to its incredible views of the Barcelona Cathedral. Some rooms also have cathedral views, plus fresh, natural colors to keep things...
Barcelona
Hotel Regina
4.5
(13)
· Comfort
Hotel Regina is at the energetic confluence of the Gothic Quarter, Eixample, and El Raval neighborhoods. Less than a block from La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia, and Plaça de Catalunya, you can nearly walk to every site in the city center. Rest your feet at the end of the day in the hotel's spacious...
Málaga
El Museo Living & Experience Club Apartments
5.0
(2)
· Comfort
For a unique stay, look no farther than El Museo, known as "The Museum" and described as a "living and experience club." This accommodation features original or vintage mid-century furnishings and contemporary art displays in its apartments. Units are simple yet unique, and you'll find a cozy...
Málaga
Gran Hotel Miramar
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
Stay in a grand hotel commissioned by King Alfonso XIII, considered one of Fernando Guerro Strachan's greatest works, featuring three eateries with luxurious dining areas. You'll also have two outdoor swimming pools, a spa, and a courtyard serving drinks and coffee. Families will love the...
Madrid
Hotel The Principal
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
Stay in Gran Vía's very first five-star hotel, one that upholds the property's exclusivity and elegance. Sleep well in stately rooms, some with balconies facing the famous avenue, and enjoy relaxing on the rooftop terrace—one of the best in the city. When hungry, explore the nearby districts...
Málaga
Palacio Solecio
5.0
(2)
· Comfort
Stay in an 18th-century Andalusian palace, which sits next to a 16th-century church in the city's Jewish Quarter. The 68-room Palacio Solecio features a gourmet restaurant headed by a Michelin-star chef with a dining room in the traditional courtyard, complete with archways, stone columns, and...
Madrid
URSO Hotel & Spa
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
Set in the northern reaches of trendy Malasaña and Chueca neighborhoods, URSO Hotel & Spa is housed in an early 20th-century palace. Today, the hotel has 78 rooms tucked into one four-story building. The decor reflects its Art Deco past, from the ornate masonry and beautiful decorative...

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Hotels in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter (Photo courtesy of Duquesa de Cardona)
Map of The 5 Best Hotels in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
The 5 Best Hotels in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

One of Barcelona's most historic and picturesque neighborhoods is the Gothic Quarter. Aptly named, it features medieval architecture and sites like the Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Anna Church, Bishop's Bridge, and the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi. Staying here means you'll be in the heart of the city's history and within walking distance to unlimited sites, parks, eateries, and tapas bars.

Family-friendly hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
The 6 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is an excellent city for family trips, with so many activities that kids will love, such as rowing boats in Retiro Park, exploring the royal palace, and eating churros at Chocolatería San Ginés. At the end of the day, you'll find several hotels that support families with amenities like pools, restaurants with kid-friendly grub, and spacious rooms (some with bunk beds).

Hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 7 Best Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

A trip to Granada allows you to explore the city's most famous site, the Alhambra Palace. Opt for accommodation overlooking the Alhambra to truly appreciate this architectural and historical gem. Our picks offer vistas of the palace from common areas like lounges and rooftop terraces or even from your own room.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula )
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Granada

Whether you want to stay right on the city's main boulevard, in the historic Albaicín neighborhood, or literally in the Alhambra, you'll find boutique options catering to a range of budgets. On top of location, the best boutique hotels in Granada offer amenities like outdoor courtyards, on-site eateries, and Alhambra views.

Family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Casa Luz)
The 6 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is an ideal location when traveling with kids. The city never seems to get old for families, with gondolas and funiculars, large sweeping parks packed with entertainment, and beaches right in the city. But when traveling with the little ones in tow, it helps to choose a family-friendly hotel in Barcelona, too, of which there are plenty of options.

Beachfront location (photo courtesy of Villa Le Blanc Gran Meliá)
The 3 Best Beachfront Hotels in Menorca

With over 80 beaches and some of the most idyllic coastlines in the Balearic Islands, Menorca is an excellent place for a beachfront hotel. Staying near the coast makes it easy to enjoy the seaside and water sports, but it also offers a quieter experience away from the cities, so you can truly immerse yourself in the island's relaxed, natural vibe.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Seville

By staying in boutique lodgings, you'll get a more personalized stay while enjoying amenities like on-site eateries, outdoor pools, and rooftop terraces. Some of the best boutique hotels in Seville offer all the perks right in the city center, so you can stay within walking distance of all the main sites.

Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

Despite being a small city, Córdoba's Old Town has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites—one being the historic core itself. You'll find some of the best boutique hotels in Córdoba right next to (or within) these monuments, including the Mezquita-Catedral and its surroundings.

Barcelona from above
The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona's hotels are as varied as the city's many attractions, whether you see it as the city of Gaudí and Picasso or a foodie haven. Choose a place to stay that reflects your favorite aspect of the city's scene with one of our top picks for the best boutique hotels in Barcelona, whether in hip El Born or the grandiose Eixample neighborhoods.

Stay in Pestana Plaza Mayor for a stay right on Plaza Mayor
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid

Choosing a boutique hotel is an excellent way to experience hints of Madrid's glamorous past. Many of these properties channel the city's history, offer that personal feel, and provide amenities like trendy cocktail bars, cozy fireside lounges, and stylish eateries, plus excellent locations in the city center.

Historic hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Seville

Seville has a fascinating history, and you can bring its past into your accommodation. The best historic hotels in Seville make their homes in buildings from the 16th to 20th centuries, allowing you to sleep in old palaces with unique elements paying homage to the city's heritage.

Hotels with views in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa)
The 5 Best Hotels with Views in Ronda

Views of the city's bridges, El Tajo Gorge, and surrounding valley are Ronda's biggest appeals. You can enjoy those iconic views day and night with our picks for the best hotels with views in Ronda, which include properties that fit a range of budgets.

The best boutique hotels in San Sebastián (photo courtesy of Lasala Plaza Hotel)
Map of The 13 Best Boutique Hotels in San Sebastián
The 13 Best Boutique Hotels in San Sebastián

San Sebastián's boutique hotel scene matches its foodie, with some of the best options offering hip downtown locations, delicious Michelin-starred restaurants, unique settings like restored 19th-century villas, and rooftop terraces with outdoor pools. As a bonus, as a laid-back city, some of San Sebastián's best hotels fall into the more affordable mid-range and standard categories. After visiting this Basque hub and searching for the top accommodations, kimkim staff recommends these 13 options.

Historical hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Gran Hotel Inglés)
6 Best Historical Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city full of fascinating history, and many hotels maintain glimpses of its past. What makes the best historical hotels in Madrid so great is the location in the city's core, meaning you'll be within walking distance of nearly all the historical sites, like Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol, and the charming Literary Quarter with its traditional taverns.

Best boutique hotels in Ronda
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Ronda

The best boutique hotels in Ronda make your stay truly memorable with perks like outdoor pools, spas, restaurants, and incredible views. Some of our top picks sit right on city cliffs, with many offering views of Puente Nuevo, El Tajo Gorge, the surrounding valleys, or even sites like the famous bullring.

(photo courtesy of Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa)
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is known for its stunning beaches, charming towns, and exquisite culinary experiences—all perfect for a luxury stay. The region offers 5-star hotels with perks and amenities to elevate your visit, like spas, fine-dining restaurants, and private beaches. This article highlights five top picks for Costa Brava luxury hotels, all providing an unforgettable experience.

Mid-Range boutique hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Casa Bonay)
The 7 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

When choosing a hotel in Barcelona, you'll find plenty of mid-range options that fit various budgets while still offering boutique perks, like historical elements, cozy lounges, and outdoor terraces. Whether traveling with your partner or bringing the whole family, some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Barcelona provide amenities that suit any traveler.

Rooftop hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of H10 Madison)
The 7 Best Rooftop Hotels in Barcelona

With excellent weather and one of the most beautiful historical centers in Europe, Barcelona has a reputation for incredible rooftop terraces, with many sitting atop the city's hotels. These rooftops can offer numerous perks, such as sun decks, outdoor pools, bars, eateries, live music, and views. While staying in the city, why not combine your hotel with a hip rooftop?

Photo courtesy of Park Hotel San Jorge & Spa
The 12 Best Boutique Hotels in the Costa Brava

Whether planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, the Costa Brava has plenty of charming boutique hotels to suit all budgets and preferences, from luxurious options to mid-range and standard lodgings. Enjoy amenities like outdoor pools, spas, on-site restaurants, and direct beach access, and choose from historical villages like Begur, Palafrugell, and Girona, coastal locations, or countryside retreats.

One of the best sandy beaches in Ibiza (photo courtesy of Hotel Riomar)
The 6 Best Beachfront Hotels in Ibiza

Despite being the smallest of the three main Balearic Islands, Ibiza has just as many beaches as Menorca and some of the best stretches of sand in the archipelago. The island's hotels take advantage of the coastline and offer several beachfront lodgings. Many of our recommendations come with perks like private areas of the beach, spas, fine-dining restaurants, and multiple outdoor pools.

Best hotels need the beach in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 6 Best Hotels near the Beach in Málaga

A trip to Andalusia can easily turn into a beach-hopping adventure, as even the big cities like Málaga have numerous stretches of sand. The best hotels near the beach in Málaga make it a little easier to enjoy the sun and surf throughout your stay.

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Serras Barcelona‎)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

When traveling with family—especially with young kiddos in tow—you might want accommodation with larger rooms, bunk beds, a swimming pool, kid-friendly restaurants, and entertaining attractions within walking distance. Sometimes, luxury hotels are the way to go because they offer many amenities that appeal to kids and adults alike. Plus, the cushy feel and elegant vibe don't hurt!

Stay in a lighthouse at the 'end of the world'
6 Unique Places to Stay in Spain

From palaces to Picasso, Spain has character to spare—and the lodgings to prove it. Rather than staying in a traditional hotel, explore the range of the country's culture and history with a different kind of stay. Whether you opt for an eco-friendly treehouse, island dome, palatial visit within the walls of the Alhambra, or a cutting-edge glass art stay, these lodgings will add an extra element to your trip.

Enjoy the countryside at this agriturismo hotel (photo courtesy of Agroturismo ATZARÓ)
The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in Ibiza

As a small island with a bohemian past, Ibiza is home to many eco-friendly lodgings, most with a focus on sustainable food. By booking one of these accommodations, you'll stay in a hotel using local, seasonal food, perhaps from its garden, and employing initiatives like reducing waste and energy and water use. This all comes together to create an authentic stay in harmony with Ibiza's heritage.

Rooftop hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Hotel Vincci The Mint)
4 Best Rooftop Hotels in Madrid

With an impressive skyline mixing old and new, a rooftop terrace in Madrid allows you to view the city's history from above. Some of the best rooftop hotels in Madrid offer those incredible views with a few other perks, such as bars, lounges, sundecks, events, and even swimming pools.

Family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 7 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

As a city filled with history, Granada is an excellent destination for a family trip. Adults and kids alike love exploring the streets of the Albaicín, walking the grounds of the Alhambra, and discovering the city's unique history. On top of excellent locations, the best family-friendly hotels in Granada offer perks that kids love, such as extravagant breakfast buffets, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants, and rooftop terraces.

Plastic-free luxury hotel exudes charm (photo courtesy of Cristine Bedfor)
The 6 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in Menorca

With the entirety of Menorca being a Biosphere Reserve, you'll find a few options for eco-friendly hotels that complement the island's sustainability efforts. Our top picks offer accommodation that fits a range of budgets and feature initiatives around reducing energy, purifying water naturally, and conserving land.

The best pool hotels in Ibiza (photo courtesy of Hotel Torre Del Mar)
The 8 Best Hotels with Pools in Ibiza

To truly embrace Ibiza's bohemian, hedonistic vibes, you might want to add an outdoor pool to your hotel must-have list. It's challenging to find lodging on the island without a pool, but some options stand out from the rest, with multiple pools, incredible views from the sundeck, private options in rooms, or even personal terraces with hot tubs.

Soak under historic rocks (photo courtesy of Boutique Hotel Ses Bruixes)
The 5 Best Spa Hotels in Menorca

If you want to pamper yourself while in the Balearic Islands, Menorca is a great place to do so. With its laid-back vibes and focus on the environment, you'll find several options for spa hotels with perks like thermal circuits, heated seawater pools, steam rooms, sensory showers, oxygenating sunbeds, massages, aromatherapy rooms, saunas, and more.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Only You Boutique Hotel)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Madrid

Boutique hotels offer a slightly elevated atmosphere that feels personal, cozy, and historical at the same time, but you don't need to spend a lot to enjoy this type of stay. Some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Madrid offer similar amenities to those in the luxury range, plus they're centrally located, making it easy to explore the city on foot.

Warm, cozy, boutique hotel rooms (photo courtesy of Villa Le Blanc Gran Melia)
The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Menorca

You'll find Menorca's best boutique hotels spread out across the island. Though because of the historical nature of their buildings, many are in the vibrant center of Mahón or Ciutadella. All offer unique stays with plenty of authentic character, and you'll find amenities like on-site restaurants, spas, outdoor pools, and happy hours.

Hotels with pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 6 Best Hotels with Pools in Málaga

With Málaga as one of the biggest cities in Spain's Andalusia region, and since it's known for high temperatures year-round, it's nice to have a refreshing pool to help you cool off in the afternoons. The best hotels with pools in Málaga offer this reprieve, plus central locations and plenty of other amenities.

Historical hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Córdoba

Córdoba's historic core has four different UNESCO World Heritage, one being the neighborhood around the Mezquita-Catedral. To make the most of your stay, you can opt for one of the best historic hotels in Córdoba in that same district, making it easy to explore all of the city's sites.

Stay at the modern Golden Mar Menuda, one of few Tossa de Mar hotels (photo courtesy of Golden Mar Menuda)
The 5 Best Beachfront Hotels in the Costa Brava

The perk of staying at a beachfront hotel means you can step straight from your accommodation onto the Costa Brava's sun-kissed shores. This can enhance your Costa Brava experience, as the Mediterranean Sea is a significant influence on Catalonia's culture and history. Though there aren't many beachfront options, this region still offers a few excellent choices for seaside stays.

Hotels near Plaza Mayor in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
The 5 Best Hotels Near Plaza Mayor in Madrid

One of the best places to stay in Madrid is near the city's historic and central Plaza Mayor. There are many perks to the area around this 16th-century square, including beautiful architecture, plenty of shops and eateries, and regular events and activities. You'll be within walking distance to nearly all the main city sites and find plenty of accommodation options that fit any budget.

Best rooftop pools in San Sebastián (photo courtesy of Lasala Plaza Hotel)
Map of The 8 Best Rooftop Hotels in San Sebastián
The 8 Best Rooftop Hotels in San Sebastián

Though most rooftop terraces in San Sebastián are only open through the summer months, some of the city's best hotels have them—which might be exactly what you need to enhance your stay. Kimkim staff checked out San Sebastián's famous rooftop hotels and listed the top options below. Many pair this perk with other amenities, like an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, spa, and historic elements.

Can Lluc Hotel Rural
The 8 Best Rural Hotels in Ibiza

Though a relatively small island with a reputation for beach clubs and partying, Ibiza has a surprisingly large focus on agritourism. It's also known as the "rural island" compared to others in the archipelago, so you'll have plenty of choices for idyllic countryside stays with fun perks like farm-to-table eateries and outdoor yoga sessions.

Mid-range rooftop pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Molina Lario Hotel)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Pools in Málaga

A pool is a necessity in Málaga, as an afternoon dip is a perfect reprieve in this Andalusian city. Some of the best mid-range hotels with pools offer this perk on lively rooftops or surrounded by palm trees and incredible views.

Historic hotels in Ciutadella (photo courtesy of Hotel Boutique Can Sastre)
The 5 Best Hotels in Ciutadella de Menorca

Many travelers prefer to stay or base themselves in Ciutadella de Menorca, as it's the perfect gateway to the island's northern and western coasts. If you're looking for a more active vacation, this is an excellent region. And Ciutadella offers historic charm and direct access to the island's Cami de Cavlls trail that wraps around Menorca, meaning the picturesque Sa Farola Beach is just a 20-minute walk.

Best boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Hotel Málaga)
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Málaga

The best boutique hotels in Málaga offer a more personalized experience while providing convenient, fun, and unique perks. Our picks fit a range of budgets, but all are centrally located, and most have amenities like rooftop terraces, swimming pools, and on-site eateries.

This boutique number offers rooms designed by local artisans (photo courtesy of Hotel Aiguaclara)
The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Begur

Discover the best boutique hotels nestled in the picturesque medieval town of Begur. From beautifully restored historic mansions to chic, modern hideaways, these accommodations offer a perfect blend of luxury, charm, and unique amenities, plus excellent locations for enjoying Begur's historic center and rugged coastline.

The best rural hotels in the Basque Country (photo courtesy of Hotel Heredad de Unanue)
Map of The 11 Best Hotels in the Basque Countryside
The 11 Best Hotels in the Basque Countryside

The Basque countryside is an exceptionally scenic stretch along northern Spain, between the Bay of Biscay and the region's inland hills. If you'd like to pair a city escape in Bilbao or San Sebastián with a rural retreat, kimkim visited and vetted several hotels in the Basque countryside, and some of the best come with incredible views, historical charm, and expansive outdoor spaces. Most of these top picks require a car or private transfer, but your reward is a relaxing stay among nature.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao
Map of The 11 Best Hotels in Bilbao
The 11 Best Hotels in Bilbao

Bilbao's hotel scene matches the city's reputation, blending history with eclectic modernity. The best hotels in Bilbao reflect this combination with historic buildings, chic interiors, unique art, authentic decor, and the most sought-after amenity: a view of the impressive Guggenheim Museum. After visiting numerous hotels in Bilbao, kimkim put together this list of the best of the best, from surprisingly stylish budget options to elegant luxury picks.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Granada

In a city as historic as Granada, you can easily elevate your experience with luxury accommodation. But you can still keep your stay personal and intimate by booking one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Granada, all set in ideal locations and with perks like on-site gourmet restaurants and rooftop terraces with views.

Luxury rooftop hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of H10 Madison)
The 4 Best Luxury Rooftop Hotels in Barcelona

A beautiful rooftop terrace with cool amenities and incredible city views is the icing on the cake for luxury hotels. These elegant properties provide a range of perks from top to bottom, and relaxing on a rooftop terrace is the perfect way to end a busy day exploring Barcelona. Luckily, many luxury hotels in Barcelona have them, and all of our top picks are in the scenic Gothic Quarter, which only adds to the experience.

Luxury hotels in Bilbao (photo courtesy of Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao)
Map of The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Bilbao
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Bilbao

With its mix of historic and eclectic contemporary architecture, Bilbao is an ideal place to upgrade your stay. The best luxury hotels in Bilbao channel the city's past and present with cushy linens and room furnishings, cozy and hip dining spaces, and rooftop terraces overlooking iconic sites like the Guggenheim Museum and La Salve Bridge. And no luxury stay is complete without amenities like wellness centers, spas, cocktail bars, memorable eateries, and the like.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Mallorca

On a shorter visit to the Balearic island of Mallorca, basing yourself in the main city of Palma puts you in the center of the action, while travelers with a few more days to spend may want to head out to a countryside retreat to get away from it all. No matter what lodging you choose, all of these hotels have a story to share.

Luxury boutique hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Gran Hotel Inglés)
The 5 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Madrid

You'll find much of Madrid's glamorous past in its luxury boutique hotels, many set on or near the city's famous boulevard, Gran Vía. Besides excellent locations, some of the best luxury boutique hotels in Madrid offer unique perks like rooftop terraces and in-house spas, so you get both a personalized and elegant experience.

Historic mid-range hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Corral del Rey)
The 5 Best Historic Mid-Range Hotels in Seville

To truly experience Seville's incredible history, you can sleep in accommodations that channel the city's past. Our picks for the best historic mid-range hotels are set in historic buildings while still offering those unique elements in beautifully preserved buildings from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Posh perks at luxury accommodation (photo courtesy of Suites del Lagos)
The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Menorca

It's no surprise that the Balearic Islands offer some truly indulgent properties, but Menorca adds historic and authentic charm to its five-star hotels. So though you can enjoy all the posh perks like outdoor pools, spas, beachfront locations, and rooms with private pools, the below top picks also stay true to the rustic island vibes.

Sip a cocktail as you take in Girona's scenic skyline (photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Cacao)
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Girona

Discover the charm of Girona, where history meets modernity, through a curated list of the best hotels in the city. From beautifully restored historic properties to contemporary options, these hand-picked accommodations ensure a comfortable stay while exploring Girona's winding cobbled streets and interesting landmarks.

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of URSO Hotel & Spa)
The 3 Best Luxury, Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Some of the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Madrid offer those necessary perks that make it a little easier to travel with your brood. With these amenities, you can explore the city, then return to your comfy hotel for plenty of entertainment, like splashing around in the pool, eating conveniently at on-site restaurants, and hanging out on a rooftop terrace.

Enjoy views of San Sebastián's La Concha from your hotel suite  (photo courtesy of Hotel SANSEbay)
Map of The 6 Best Hotels Near the Beach in San Sebastián
The 6 Best Hotels Near the Beach in San Sebastián

San Sebastián is famous for its long, picturesque La Concha Beach and waterfront promenade, so staying at a hotel near the sea or at least within quick walking distance is definitely a perk. Though there aren't too many options, kimkim staff visited San Sebastián and found the best hotels near the beach. And many properties provide amenities like rooftops, restaurants, spas, and suites with large windows opening up to the bay to make your stay even more memorable.

Hotels with pools in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa)
3 Best Hotels with Pools in Ronda

When traveling in Andalusia, a pool is one of those perks that can make your stay even better. Spain's most southern region maintains those warm temps for much of the year, so you might want to choose from our list of the best hotels with pools in Ronda if staying in the famed white city. Bonus—these pools come with the city's biggest appeal: incredible views.

Best historic hotels in San Sebastián (photo courtesy of Hotel Maria Cristina)
Map of The 13 Best Historic Hotels in San Sebastián
The 13 Best Historic Hotels in San Sebastián

Historic hotels are aplenty in San Sebastián, and some of the best include those housed in luxurious villas, beautiful convents, and even famous city landmarks. After visiting and evaluating the hotels in San Sebastián, kimkim staff agreed that these 13 options were the best regarding historic elements, architecture, backstories, and amenities. And despite their age, these hotels still provide modern comforts like on-site restaurants, opulent lobbies, outdoor pools, stylish rooms, and more.

Luxury boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Seville

The best luxury boutique hotels in Seville are also some of the city's top properties, offering a unique and personal experience with amazing perks. You'll be within walking distance of Seville's main sites, and while at your hotel, you can enjoy amenities like rooftop terraces, outdoor pools, and luxurious dining.

Luxury boutique hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux‎)
The 5 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona oozes elegance and charm, especially when it comes to its luxury boutique hotels. One of the best ways to elevate your trip to Catalunya's capital is to stay in an elegant yet small accommodation with unique perks like rooftop terraces, gourmet restaurants, and historical features. In Barcelona, you'll find several luxury boutique hotels to make your experience a grand and personal one.

Standard boutique hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Hotel Praktik Èssens)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is known for its boutique hotel selection, meaning you'll find various options throughout the city, including those that fit any budget. Barcelona's best standard boutique hotels are in the central neighborhoods and still offer fun perks, like rooftop terraces, complimentary happy hours, and stylish rooms.

Best hotels in Albaicín (photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
Map of The 5 Best Hotels in the Albaicín in Granada
The 5 Best Hotels in the Albaicín in Granada

One of the most historic areas of Granada is the city's Albaicín neighborhood, the old Moorish quarter with origins in the 11th century. Perks of staying in this area include charming and twisting cobbled streets, endless history, and incredible viewpoints. The best Albaicín hotels in Granada offer historical quarters, views of the Alhambra, and the advantage of being in the middle of the action.

Stylish bohemian rooms (photo courtesy of Hotel Petunia Ibiza)
The 8 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Ibiza

Thanks to Ibiza's cultural heritage of indulgence, even its mid-range hotels offer perks that you might expect at a luxury property. You can save a bit on your budget while still enjoying amenities like outdoor saltwater pools, yoga sessions, spas with water circuits and hammams, sunrise rituals, and sustainable eateries.

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Map of The 8 Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Bilbao
The 8 Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Bilbao

If you're on a budget and staying in Bilbao, you're in luck—Bilbao has some of the best budget-friendly hotels in Spain. After visiting properties across the city (and country), kimkim created a list of the top standard hotels. And thanks to Bilbao's mix of modernity, history, and eclectic architecture, even these budget picks offer stylish lodgings and central locations. You won't find as many amenities, but some offer perks like on-site bars, breakfast buffets, lounges, and authentic countryside locales.

Beautiful hotels outside of Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera)
The 4 Best Hotels Outside of Ronda

Though you'll find plenty of hotels in Ronda's city center, part of the area's appeal is its surrounding environment of rolling hills, olive groves, white villages, and vineyards. The best hotels outside of Ronda offer a bit more privacy and an authentic experience while still being no more than a 15-minute drive from the city center.

Historic luxury hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 3 Best Historic Luxury Hotels in Seville

Some of the best historic luxury hotels in Seville are the city's top properties. You can stay in old palaces commissioned by the king or elegantly preserved buildings from the Middle Ages with unique historical elements. With such fascinating history, Seville allows you to experience it day and night in posh accommodation with cushy perks.

Standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

In Granada, the city's most famous site is the Alhambra Palace. If you're traveling on a budget and want to fully enjoy this architectural and historical gem, consider our list of the best standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada. These budget-friendly properties offer views right from your room or cozy rooftop terraces.

Historic luxury hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Balcón de Córdoba Hotel)
The 3 Best Historic Luxury Hotels in Córdoba

It doesn't get much better than staying in one of the best luxury historic hotels in Córdoba, as you get to sleep among the city's unique history while still enjoying those plush perks, like gourmet eateries, spas, and rooftop terraces.

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The 4 Best Boutique Hotels in Valencia

Much like the city of Valencia blends the classic with the avant-garde, mixing the cobblestone Old Town and Gothic Valencia Cathedral with the bright white modernist architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences, these hotels take the city's hybrid spirit to a new level. Enjoy the pairings of contemporary decor and Art Deco influences with historical buildings and ancient stone at these top accommodations.

Best hotels in Bilbao's Old Town (photo courtesy of NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels)
Map of The 7 Best Hotels in Bilbao's Old Town
The 7 Best Hotels in Bilbao's Old Town

Bilbao's Casco Viejo (Old Town) is home to some of the city's best mid-range and budget hotels, charming streets, beautiful architecture, and delicious eateries. Kimkim staff visited Old Town and found the best properties, including those with rooftop terraces and rooms with balconies, allowing you to enjoy this historic neighborhood even more.

The best budget-friendly hotels in San Sebastián (photo courtesy of Hotel Arrizul Catedral)
Map of The 9 Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in San Sebastián
The 9 Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in San Sebastián

As a relaxed city that focuses on its authenticity, you'll find that some of San Sebastián's best hotels actually fall into the standard category, meaning they're a bit friendlier on the budget. After visiting the city and checking out numerous hotels, the kimkim staff was impressed by the quality of this selection, ranging from modern urban properties with fresh aesthetics to charming yet rustic countryside retreats. You'll even find excellent amenities at some choices, including on-site restaurants, wellness facilities, bike rentals, and outdoor terraces.

The best historic hotels in Bilbao (photo courtesy of Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao)
Map of The 6 Best Historic Hotels in Bilbao
The 6 Best Historic Hotels in Bilbao

As an artsy city mixing old and new, Bilbao is an excellent choice for learning about Spanish history and architecture—and staying in a historical hotel only enhances the experience. Kimkim visited Bilbao to find the best historic hotels in the city and settled on this list of six options, ranging from luxury to budget. Sleep among the city's history in rural cottages, 18th-century mansions, and properties built by famous architects.

Luxury hotels with pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Hotel Málaga)
The 3 Best Luxury Hotels with Pools in Málaga

The best luxury hotels with pools in Málaga offer this incredible perk in a unique way, placing pools on rooftops or outside, surrounded by palm trees, and across from the beach. You can easily cool off and enjoy the city and/or beach views simultaneously.

Standard hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Room Mate Alba)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a beautiful and diverse city with plenty of accommodation options that don't require you to splurge. Some of the best standard boutique hotels in Madrid are in our favorite neighborhoods, including the historic Literary Quarter, the central Sol, and the hip Lavapies. All our picks put you within walking distance of numerous city sites and still provide amenities like breakfast buffets and cozy lounges.

Lounge poolside at ME Ibiza with views of the sea
The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Ibiza

Ibiza's luxury hotels elevate those five-star perks and add the island's bohemian and hedonistic heritage to the mix. Enjoy fine-dining restaurants that embrace "slow food" and use local ingredients, stay in villas with private pools and chefs, or relax at spas with entire water circuits or at multiple outdoor pools.

Relax in the countryside of Menorca (photo courtesy of Hotel Torralbenc)
The 4 Best Rural Hotels in Menorca

The island of Menorca is a Biosphere Preserve, so rural hotels are aplenty and offer unique experiences on protected farms and heritage land. You'll have a quiet, authentic stay in historical buildings while still indulging in perks like outdoor pools, farm-to-table restaurants, and spa treatments.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Map of The 4 Best Luxury Hotels in San Sebastián
The 4 Best Luxury Hotels in San Sebastián

Though San Sebastián is known for its authentic, laid-back charm, the city does have three luxury hotels for those seeking an upscale stay. Kimkim visited the top hotels in the city and recommends the following 5-star options, all offering exclusive amenities like incredible city or sea views, high-end dining options, relaxing spa treatments, and/or elegant decor.

Mid-range rooftop hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Casa Bonay)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Rooftop Hotels in Barcelona

Hotels with rooftop terraces are pretty popular in Barcelona, as the city has one of the most beautiful historic skylines in Europe. As a bonus, you'll also get sea and mountain views. But it's not just the luxury hotels that offer this perk; you'll find plenty of mid-range properties with some of the best rooftops in Barcelona.

Best hotels in San Sebastián's Old Town (photo courtesy of Lasala Plaza Hotel)
Map of The 4 Best Hotels in San Sebastian's Old Town
The 4 Best Hotels in San Sebastian's Old Town

Spanish Old Towns are a perfect place to stay, and the best hotels of this category in San Sebastián are some of the city favorites. When kimkim staff visited and vetted the city's hotels, the following properties made the cut for San Sebastián's small yet charming historic center. Most are budget-friendly properties with prime locations and perks like trendy, modern rooms, a delicious breakfast, and terrace views.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

What we love about mid-range boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba is that they're very historical yet still offer perks like rooftop terraces, outdoor dining, and swimming pools. Plus, they're all centrally located, so you can easily walk to all the main city sites.

Luxury boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Málaga

Boutique hotels make your stay in any city a little more memorable, and you can elevate your experience by combing that personalization with a posh property. The best luxury boutique hotels in Málaga offer unique stays and elegant perks, like fine onsite dining, rooftop terraces with pools, and plush rooms with views.

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The 11 Best Boutique Hotels in Ibiza

Ibiza has some of the best boutique hotel options of all the Balearic Islands, thanks to its bohemian history and hedonistic heritage. These cultural aspects bring the island's roots into your hotel room with natural decor and rustic furnishings. And to truly indulge the Ibizan way, enjoy perks like spas, fine-dining eateries, infinity pools, live music, and even sunset rituals.

Take a dip in the pool while admiring the cliff views (photo courtesy of Parador Platja D'Aiguablava)
The 6 Best Hotels with Pools in the Costa Brava

Though the beaches of the Costa Brava are some of its main appeals, it's always nice to have the option of cooling off in the pool—and pools are excellent amenities for non-coastal establishments. The best hotels with pools in the Costa Brava range from beachside options to relaxed countryside retreats surrounded by greenery. Either way, you can swim or relax on the sun deck when not exploring the region.

Hotels in Mahón (photo courtesy of Boutique Hotel Ses Bruixes)
The 6 Best Hotels in Mahón

Many travelers like to start or make their hub in Mahón, one of Menorca's main cities and home to an airport and a major ferry port. It's recommended to stay in the city, as it has a captivating historic center, a vibrant waterfront promenade bustling with activity, and lively markets. As a bonus, all below hotel recommendations sit in charming historic properties.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels (photo courtesy of (Photo courtesy of CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

When traveling with family, those kid-friendly perks that make the trip a little easier can be worth it, such as convenient restaurants right on the property and a swimming pool to keep everyone entertained. Some of Madrid's best mid-range family-friendly hotels offer those amenities, plus an excellent location.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Granada

Some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Granada repurpose buildings like 16th-century Arabic houses, 19th-century palaces, and those with facades covered in Neo-Pompeian. The city's history runs deep, and you can enjoy it starting with your accommodation.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Granada, with its compact Old Town, is a walkable and interesting city—a perfect place for a family trip. Enjoy wandering the historic streets of the Albaicín, learning about the city's unique past, and touring the grounds of the Alhambra, then relax in one of our picks for the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Granada.

Standard boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Granada

Boutique hotels offer a quieter, more personalized experience that allows you to understand the city's history a bit better. The best standard boutique hotels in Granada have unique characteristics like charming historical elements, views of the Alhambra, and central locations in the Albaicín neighborhood and city center.

Luxury boutique hotels in Córdoba
The 3 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

The best luxury boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba offer the opportunity to elevate your stay in this charming little city. Add perks like rooftop terraces overlooking the Mezquita-Catedral, outdoor dining, and spas, making your stay in ​​Córdoba a little more unique.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Casa Bonay)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

What can make a family trip a little more manageable is the accommodation, but you don't necessarily need a posh 5-star hotel to stay comfy. Barcelona has several mid-range family-friendly hotels that offer kid-friendly perks that parents and the little ones will appreciate, like swimming pools, convenient on-site restaurants, and central locations next to the main sites.

Best Bilbao hotels near the Guggenheim Museum (photo courtesy Gran Hotel Domine)
Map of The 4 Best Hotels Near the Guggenheim in Bilbao
The 4 Best Hotels Near the Guggenheim in Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum is one of Bilbao's most famous and important sites, so perhaps you're looking for a hotel near this iconic architectural landmark. After visiting the city, kimkim's staff found the best hotels near the Guggenheim Museum, so you can easily walk to the site and even enjoy views of its famed exterior from your room.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Palacio Solecio)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Málaga

The best mid-range boutique hotels in Málaga are some of our favorite properties, as they offer perks you might expect to find at higher-tier properties. Enjoy central locations and amenities like onsite eateries, rooftop terraces with pools, and/or rooms with private balconies and soaking tubs.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of La Bella Granada)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Spain is an excellent destination for families who love to explore historical monuments, and Granada has one of the most famous sites: the majestic Alhambra Palace. But the city's unique history goes beyond its Nasrid palace, including the streets of the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll find plenty of the best mid-range family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all these famous sites.

Standard hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Sonder Casa Luz)
The 3 Best Standard, Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona's historic center is the perfect place for families to stay, with so much to do in the Gothic Quarter, Eixample, and El Born neighborhoods. These areas also offer family-friendly accommodation for any budget. Some of the best standard hotels in Barcelona still provide those fun amenities that kids love, like rooftop terraces, convenient (and tasty) on-site restaurants, and cozy lounges for reading or playing board games.

Enjoy the Spanish sunsets over the Mediterranean coast (photo courtesy of Park Hotel San Jorge & Spa)
The 9 Best Hotels with Views in the Costa Brava

Enjoy the Costa Brava's mesmerizing landscapes by staying at one of the region's hotels with stunning coastal, countryside, and/or city vistas. Whether you're seeking the perfect sunrise over the Mediterranean, a serene rural retreat, or a city break, these accommodations promise panoramas that will elevate your experience on the Costa Brava.

Photo courtesy of Lasala Plaza Hotel
Map of The 13 Best Mid-Range Hotels in San Sebastián
The 13 Best Mid-Range Hotels in San Sebastián

Known for its down-to-earth, authentic character, there aren't many luxury properties in San Sebastián, meaning its mid-range selection is where you'll find the city's best hotels. Kimkim staff traveled to the Basque gem and visited over 30 of its accommodations, and by far, the mid-range hotels were the most impressive. Save a little money while enjoying perks like historical buildings, sea views, outdoor pools, on-site dining, and more.

Enjoy a hotel with a pool (photo courtesy of Barceló Nura)
The 5 Best Hotels with Pools in Menorca

Pools are a standard amenity in the Balearic Islands, and Menorca offers some of the best hotels with refreshing swimming spaces, whether outdoor, indoor, or private. The following properties put a focus on their pools for complete relaxation and rejuvenation, offering perks like sunbeds directly in the water, natural saltwater options, and serene gardens.

Standard family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

If you're planning a family trip to Spain and have your sights set on Granada, know that you can find some of the best standard family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all the historical sites. Some of our top picks sit perfectly between Alhambra and the city center, making it easier for kids to explore the city.

Standard boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Zenit Sevilla)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Seville

Travelers with a smaller budget can still enjoy unique and chic accommodations with all the perks. Some of Seville's best standard boutique hotels offer central locations, cozy rooms, and amenities like historic buildings, rooftop terraces, outdoor pools, and on-site eateries.

Mid-range hotels with Alhambra views (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

Many travelers set their sites on Granada for the city's famed Alhambra Palace, an architectural and historical haven worth exploring. To fully enjoy this masterpiece, you might want to pick from our list of the best mid-range hotels in Granada with Alhambra views, a category that offers this perk along with plenty of comforts.

Mid-range hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Boutique Hotel)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is an excellent choice for a family trip, as this diverse city offers plenty to see and do, plus a few accommodation options that don't require a splurge. Some of the best standard family-friendly hotels in Madrid are in our favorite walkable neighborhoods, meaning even shorter legs can enjoy all the sites. Our top picks are affordable, keep you centrally located, and still provide family-friendly amenities like breakfast buffets and cozy lounges.

Luxury hotels in Madrid (Photo Courtesy of The Principal)
5 Best Historical Luxury Hotels in Madrid

If you want to elevate your trip to Spain, Madrid is an excellent city for luxury, five-star hotels with a unique history. Many of the best historic luxury hotels in Madrid are full of stories from the past and offer perks like elegant rooftop terraces, on-site gourmet restaurants, and full-service spas. We also love our picks because they're all walkable to nearly all the main sites, with many of them either on Gran Vía or just steps away from the city's famous boulevard.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gravina 51)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Seville

If you'd like a more intimate or personalized accommodation experience, consider one of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Seville. These properties have renovated unique historic spaces while still offering amenities like rooftop terraces, on-site eateries with tasting menus, and rooms with private pools.

Mid-range historical hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
4 Best Mid-Range Historical Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city filled with a fascinating and varied history. To make your travels into Spain's past a bit more unique, you can stay at one of Madrid's historic hotels. We love this lodging category because you'll find several options for mid-range budgets while still getting those unique perks, like historical buildings, boutique properties, on-site eateries, and outdoor pools.

Standard boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of El Museo Living & Experience Club)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Málaga

If you're traveling to Málaga on a budget, you can still enjoy a beautiful boutique property with amenities like onsite eateries, rooftop terraces, and cozy rooms. Plus, some of the best standard boutique hotels in Málaga put you next to major sites, like the Teatro Romano and Alcazaba.

Historic mid-range hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Las Casas de La Juderia)
The 4 Best Historic Mid-Range Hotels in Córdoba

With so much unique history spanning the centuries, you might want to choose one of the best mid-range historic hotels in Córdoba, set in historic buildings while still providing perks. You'll be centrally located and can enjoy amenities like onsite eateries, Hammam baths, swimming pools, and rooftop terraces.

Historic standard hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón)
The 3 Best Historic Standard Hotels in Seville

Staying in a beautifully preserved property is an option for all budgets. The best historic standard hotels in Seville offer renovated houses and mansions from the 16th to 19th centuries. They provided ways to enjoy the property's past with inner courtyard patios, wood-beamed ceilings, and stained glass windows.

Historical Standard Hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Room Mate Alba)
The 4 Best Historical Standard Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city that lends itself to any budget, providing plenty of genuinely incredible hotels in the standard category. One thing will love about these hotels is that they preserve the city's amazing history. In fact, one of the best historical standard hotels in Madrid is over 400 years old. Plus, you'll find our picks throughout the city center, so you'll be within walking distance of nearly all the sites.

Rooms with beautiful views (Photo courtesy of Melia Cala Galdana)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Menorca

Menorca is one of those places where its mid-range hotels live up to its luxury options, so you can enjoy an indulgent stay without pushing your budget too much. Leading mid-range properties offer five-star perks like beachfront locations, spas, gourmet restaurants, outdoor pools, and historic buildings.

Standard boutique hotels in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Ronda

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.

Opt to stay in Sant Antoni de Portmany (photo courtesy of Hotel Portmany)
The 6 Best Urban Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Parador de Ronda)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Ronda

The best mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda still offer perks you might expect to find in luxury accommodation, like onsite restaurants, outdoor pools, and terraces, all with incredible views. These amenities can enhance your stay in Ronda, especially when it comes to highlighting the town's famous vistas of El Tajo Gorge and its sprawling valley.

Historic standard hotels in Córdoba
The 3 Best Historic Standard Hotels in Córdoba

Sticking to a budget is pretty easy in this charming city, as the best standard historic hotels in Córdoba offer affordable rates, central locations, and amenities like breakfast buffets, outdoor patios, and onsite cafés.

Photo courtesy of Vincci Consulado De Bilbao
Map of The 7 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Bilbao
The 7 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Bilbao

Mid-range hotels in Bilbao offer the perfect middle ground between luxury properties and budget options, so you get a few excellent amenities and comfortable rooms while saving a bit of money. After visiting numerous hotels in Bilbao, kimkim's top picks for this budget tier offer perks like central locations, cozy room décor, rooftop pools, trendy bars, on-site eateries, gyms, Guggenheim views, and more.

Relax by a fire in 17th-century Sant Roc (photo courtesy of Hotel Sant Roc)
The 6 Best Standard Hotels in the Costa Brava

Despite being popular with visitors, the Costa Brava remains a quintessential Spanish locale, so you'll find plenty of authentic, down-to-earth standard hotels that still provide all the amenities you'll need. Kimkim's top picks offer everything from beachfront retreats to city escapes, allowing you to enjoy this stunning coastal region known for its rugged cliffs, secluded coves, and clear blue waters.

Standard boutique hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Posada de Vallina by MiRa)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

​​Córdoba is the perfect city for charming boutique accommodation, and, surprisingly, the more affordable options are in the best locations. With a smaller historic Old Town filled with twisting cobbled streets, you'll find some of the best standard boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba right next to the old Synagogue, across from the Mezquita-Catedral, and around the corner from the Puente Romano.

Standard yet cozy rooms (photo courtesy of Hotel San Miguel)
The 5 Best Standard Hotels in Menorca

Menorca attracts a diverse range of visitors, and as it is a little more laid back than the other Balearic Islands, several affordable accommodation options exist. The only restriction is that Menorca's best standard hotels are in a city, either Mahón or Ciutadella. You'll have to stretch your budget to stay on the beach or in a rural environment, but these cities still provide a lot of entertainment and make great hubs for exploring the island.

Stay in kimkim favorite, La Bionda Hotel, a  restored 17th-century building (photo courtesy of La Bionda Hotel)
The 7 Best Mid-Range Hotels in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is known for its picturesque coastal towns and beautiful beaches, making it a popular destination for visitors to Spain. Finding the perfect mid-range hotel can be overwhelming, but fear not; the following is a list of the best options that offer great value without compromising on quality and comfort, from seaside resorts to charming boutique hotels.

Stylish standard apartments in Ibiza (photo courtesy of Hotel Portmany)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels in Ibiza

Ibiza's reputation as a coastal beachfront oasis and party scene means you'll find plenty of glitzy, posh lodgings. However, you can still find a handful of standard hotels offering comfortable and unique stays, ranging from urban to rural options and stylish to niche designs.