Five Great Boutique Hotels in San Sebastian Perfect for a Getaway

Are you looking for the perfect getaway? Maybe a city with a beautiful beach? Or a place with great food and culture? Then San Sebastian is where you want to be! Made popular during the late 19th century by Queen Isabel II, this city has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

For those looking to enjoy all this city has to offer, San Sebastian has some great places to stay! With specially planned interior designs and an array of personalized services, these boutique hotels in San Sebastian are sure to give you the royal treatment!

Check out our favorite boutique hotels in San Sebastian.

1. Hotel Astoria 7

Paying homage to the San Sebastian Film Festival, this is one of the most sophisticated boutique hotels in San Sebastian. It pulls off the movie theme with class. Rooms are Hollywood style, spacious and comfortable. Be sure to visit the hotel movie library in the lobby where you are welcome to take your favorite DVD to your room for viewing. Also, there is a lovely vibe in the hotel café, where they serve a delicious breakfast buffet and menú del día! Located a 15-minute walk from the Old Town and La Concha Beach, Hotel Astoria 7 offers a luxurious stay at a bargain of a price.

Address: Calle Sagrada Familia, 1

Astoria 7 is just one of the boutique hotels in San Sebastian fit for the stars.
A boutique hotel fit for the stars! Photo Credit: Astoria 7

2. Villa Soro

From an old mansion to one of our favorite boutique hotels in San Sebastian, Villa Soro is great for vacationing beach bums. An easy 5-minute stroll is all it takes to get to Zurriola Beach. Great food is nearby, too! The hotel is in the same neighborhood as Michelin-starred restaurant Arzak. Additionally, the friendly staff will make sure you are well taken care of the moment you walk in the door.

Local’s Tip: One of the best ways to explore San Sebastian is by bicycle. So, leave your car parked in the hotel’s free parking and ask the concierge to use the complimentary bicycle service available with your room rental.

Address: Avenida Ategorrieta, 61

This unique mansion has been turned into one of the lovely boutique hotels in San Sebastian.
An elegant boutique hotel, Villa Soro is a great place to stay. Photo Credit: Conde Nast Traveler

3. Hotel Niza

Another of our favorite boutique hotels in San Sebastian, Hotel Niza is a stylish and located just next to La Concha Beach. As a result, many rooms offer beautiful beachfront views, so be sure to ask what is available at the time of booking! Chic and minimalist, this gem is perfect for a weekend getaway!

Local’s Tip: If you can’t get a room with a view, don’t worry. Head down the street to La Perla Spa and Restaurant to watch the sunset from their beachfront terrace.

Address: Calle Zubieta, 56

The most beautiful beach in the city is located just next to one of our favorite boutique hotels in San Sebastian.
La Concha Beach is a perfect place to relax and recharge.

4. Ibaia et Arramak

Once a historic mansion, this contemporary boutique hotel is the perfect home away from home. The rooms and apartments are luxurious, and there’s the added bonus of a private city garden for guest-use only! Since some apartments come complete with a private kitchen, Ibaia et Arramak is a great option for those of you hoping to shop in the local gourmet markets and cook each day.

Address: Calle Larramendi, 2 Entlo. Paseo Árbol de Gernika

There are many lively pintxos bars near the best boutique hotels in San Sebastian.
Okako Hotel is surrounded by great pintxos bars.

5. Okako Hotel

This cozy space is filled with avant-garde art and rustic stone walls. The eclectic atmosphere is both inviting and warm. Located in the Gros neighborhood, Okako Hotel is surrounded by great pintxos bars and is only minutes away from the Old Town. They have both single and double bed rooms complete with all basic amenities.

Local’s Tip: On Thursday evenings, Gros is the place in town for bar hopping. Local bars in the area offer pintxos and drinks at a reduced price so be on the lookout for an opportunity to join in on the delicious fun!

Address: Calle Iztueta, 7

4 Comment

  1. ryan says
    December 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm


    1. Devour Tours says
      December 9, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Fixed, thanks!

  2. Shalini says
    July 23, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Hi guys
    Do you do tours at San Sebastián even for people who are vegetarian

    1. Devour Tours says
      July 29, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Hi Shalini! Our Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour is vegetarian-friendly, both the evening and daytime options. Note that a lot of the veggie tastes include mushrooms, so if you aren’t a mushroom fan the menu will be quite limited! Hope to see you on tour!

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