Accommodation in Bilbao

Hotels and rural accommodation in Bilbao and surrounding villages, Spain.

Bilbao is the capital of Biscay, founded back in 1300 by don Diego López de Haro. It has 354,000 inhabitants and is the main industrial and economical axis in the Basque Country. It nestles on both banks of the Bilbao Estuary (Ría del Nervión)

The city is currently experiencing a full restructuring with major investments (Palacio Euskalduna, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao Exibition Center, tram, metro...)These projects are being carried out by prestigious international architects (Fran Geri, Normas Foster, Santiago Calatrava ...). That’s why, Bilbao has come up as a new tourist destination, as proved by many travel magazines.

Indatxu, Casco Viejo, ensanche, Paseo Abandoibarra are just some of the sights that cannot be missed.

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Hesperia Bilbao
NH Collection Ría de Bilbao **** Situated opposite the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum

Located across the river from Bilbao’s world-famous Guggenheim Museum, this design hotel offers a fashionable setting for your stay in the Basque capital.

The Hesperia Bilbao is set behind a unique, multicoloured façade in the heart of the city. It overlooks the River Nervión and is only a short walk from the city’s main shopping streets and the Euskalduna congress centre

Hotel Ercilla

Ercilla **** City Centre

Hotel Ercilla is a modern hotel located in central Bilbao. It offers a fitness centre with city views, Turkish baths, an award-winning restaurant and stylish accommodation with a flat-screen TV.

All rooms at the Ercilla are bright and contemporary. They are equipped with satellite TV and have a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

The hotel’s Bermeo Restaurant serves typical Basque food and there is a café serving cake and drinks. There is also a bar offering avant-garde furniture and live music.

Barceló Nervion

Hotel Barcelo Nervion *** Guggenheim Museum

This elegant, contemporary hotel boasts spectacular views over Bilbao’s River Nervion from its setting near the world-famous Guggenheim Museum and old town.

The Barceló Nervion provides the ideal venue for business guests as well as those interested in urban tourism in this fashionable, developing city. Within 200 metres you will find the unique Guggenheim art gallery, the iconic Calatrava Bridge and the atmospheric old town – the site of numerous typical pintxos bars.

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Meliá Bilbao *****

The Meliá Bilbao is set 300 metres from the Guggenheim Museum and features design inspired by sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It offers an indoor swimming pool, award-winning restaurant and a gym.

Each luxurious room at the Bilbao has flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. Bathrooms have stylish marble floors with their own adjustable heating system.

Hotel Carlton

Hotel Carlton ***** City Centre

This elegant, luxurious, 5-star hotel is one of the finest and most majestic hotels in Bilbao. First opened in 1926, it is one of the city’s most emblematic buildings.

The hotel was designed in 1919 and is an architectural, historical, artistic and cultural monument, with supremely high quality and history in every detail. In the past, the hotel has played host to King Alfonso XIII, Federico García Lorca, Albert Einstein and Maria Callas.

The hotel is located in Plaza de Federico Moyúa, in the very centre of Bilbao and its privileged, central location makes it ideal for exploring all that this magnificent city has to offer.

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao ***** City Centre

This trendy, design hotel is full of fun features, in the same spirit as its world-famous neighbour – the Guggenheim Museum. It was designed by the renowned artist, Javier Mariscal.

The Gran Hotel Domine looks out over the shining steel structure of the Guggenheim Museum – one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. The contemporary design of the hotel follows the innovative spirit of the gallery, with its unique angled windows, curved atrium and tall pebble sculpture.

Abba Parque

Hotel Abba Parque *** City Centre

Located in the commercial heart of Bilbao, Hotel Abba Parque is 100 metres from San Mamés Bus and Metro Stations. It features a gym, Turkish bath and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Situated next to Iturriza Casilda Park, the Abba Parque is just 600 metres from Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and Euskalduna Conference Centre. The Guggenheim Museum can be reached within a 15-minute walk.

Silken Indautxu

Silken Indautxu **** City Centre

The hotel, recently renovated, takes its name from the traditional district of Indautxu in the heart of the city´s commercial and financial area. Only ten minutes on foot from the Guggenheim Museum, Euskalduna´s Conference Hall and other places of interest like the Fine Arts Museum, the Maritime Museum or Calatrava´s Bridge.

Vista Alegre Hotel

Hotel Vista Alegre ** City Centre

The Vista Alegre Hotel is named after the bullring situated beside it. Enjoy warm and inviting bedrooms as well as free wireless. Savour a drink in the bar at the end of the day.

The Hotel Vista Alegre's excellent location in central Bilbao allows you to enjoy the city's attractions, including the Guggenheim Museum, which is within walking distance.

Hesperia Zubialde

Hotel Hesperia Zubialde **** City Centre

Situated opposite the new Euskalduna Conference Centre. Just a few metres from the San Mames stadium and near the Guggenheim Museum, the Hotel Hesperia Zubialde offers the comfort of its facilities in a traditional but fully renovated building.

Barcelo Avenida Hotel & Spa

Occidental Bilbao Hotel & Spa **** Old Quarter

This is a charming and friendly hotel that offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make your stay a memorable one.

Located next to the Basilica of Nuestra Senora de Begona, Barcelo Avenida Hotel & Spa Bilbao is just 10 minutes drive from the Guggenheim Museum. The Gothic Santiago Cathedral, church of San Anton, Plaza Nueva, Arriaga Theater, Nuestra Senora de Begona Basilica as well as museum of fine arts are the major attractions in Bilbao.


Zabalburu Hotel **

Great location close to many of the main attractions in Bilbao such as bull ring, Plaza de España, Guggenheim Museum, the Congress and Exhibition Center and some of best restaurants, night life and shops in the city.

Los Arcos de Quejana

Hotel Los Arcos de Quejana * Quejana

The Hotel-Restaurant Los Arcos de Quejana is a recently-restored 17th century mansion house in a beautiful setting with gardens, orchards,terrace and car park. Between Bilbao and Vitoria.

Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center

Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center **** Barakaldo

The Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center is located right opposite the BEC- Bilbao Exhibition Center and 15 minutes away from the city centre.

The hotel is 15 minutes' drive from Bilbao-Loiu Airport and 10 kilometres from Bilbao-Abando Train Station.

Right in the centre of the Megapark shopping area, the Max Centre shopping mall is a 5-minute walk away, as is the Ansio Metro station.

Hotel Etxegana

Rural Hotel Etxegana ** Zeanuri

A hotel to be experienced. The Etxegana Country Hotel is located in the Gorbeia Nature Park. It has rooms with bath and hydro massage: 2 suit, 10 double rooms and 1 single room, although more beds are available if necessary.

Ripa Hotel

Hotel Ripa * Bilbao

The Ripa Hotel Bilbao is situated in the city centre, three minutes away from the train station and with perfect connections with metro and tram. Situated in the bank of the estuary (Ría del Nervión) it offers magnificient views of the old part of the town (Casco Viejo) and the Arriaga theatre. From the estuary avenue you can walk to the Congress Palace and the Guggenheim Museum.

NH Palacio de Oriol

NH Palacio de Oriol Hotel **** Santurce

A palace built in 1902, on a vantage point overlooking the Abra Bay, the hotel’s main building has been sensitively renovated to offer stylish, contemporary accommodation. NH has developed a range of hotels with a unique carácter; the Collection hotels. These combine the enchantment of its surrounding with the emblematic beauty of its building. History and modernity live in harmony to offer our clients an unforgettable experience. The NH Palacio de Oriol is located in a watchtower in the Bay of Abra. This priviledged location will give you the chance to enjoy stunning views during your stay. Choose the most exclusive hotel for your business or leisure trip in Santurce.


Artetxe Hotel ** Carretera Bi-3741 Enekuri-Artxanda km 7

This charming, Basque farmhouse has been carefully converted into an attractive, rural hotel, enjoying stunning panoramic views over the regional capital of Bilbao.

Set 3 km outside of Bilbao city centre, the Hotel Artetxe is located on a hilltop offering views over the smart coastal city below. The hotel buildings were converted to the hotel by the Artetxe family, who continue to run the hotel.

Hotel Señorío de Ursua

Hotel Señorío de Ursua *** Arizkun-Valle de Baztán (near France and Irun)

Charm hotel located in Navarra (Baztan Valley). A farmhouse from the XVIIth century rebuild, mantaining all the original ambience and decoration. Surrounded by forests, lands and gardens.

Best Western Bilbao Conde Duque

Hotel Best Western Conde Duque *** City Centre

Set overlooking the impressive Calatrava Bridge on the River Nervión, this city-centre hotel is well located for visiting the cultural sights of the exciting Basque capital.

Use the Conde Duque as a base to visit Bilbao’s world-famous Guggenheim Museum or old town. In spite of this convenient setting, the surrounding residential streets ensure that you enjoy a peaceful stay.

Hotel Zenit

Hotel Zenit **** City Centre

Centrally located, this stylish 4 star hotel is ideally situated in the financial centre, close to the train station, metro, exhibition centre and Bilbao's shops, Guggenheim museum and restaurants.

The hotel is conveniently located and many of the city’s major attractions can be reached on foot: the Euskalduna music hall and congress centre, La Casilla Park, San Mamés football stadium, Bilbao fine arts museum, the historical old quarter and the central bus station.

Hostal Don Claudio * Bilbao

The Don Claudio guesthouse located just 2 km from the centre of Bilbao in the Zorroza district. It offers free Wi-Fi, heating and TV.

The guesthouse provides a self service for hot and cold beverages and pastries and there is free public parking just 20 metres from the building.

Bicycles can be hired nearby, and are ideal for exploring the nearby 'Camino de Santiago' pilgrimage route. You can store the bikes in the guesthouse for free.

Hotel Rural Matsa

Hotel Rural Matsa ** Lezama

The Hotel Rural Matsa is a former wine press in the countryside just outside Bilbao. Hotel Rural Matsa is well located for exploring the area north of Bilbao. Train and bus stations can be found just 400 metres away; from here there are trains to Bilbao every 30 minutes. Bilbao Airport is about 3 km away, and the hotel offers good access to the A-8 motorway.

Palacio Urgoiti

Palacio Urgoiti Golf Hotel **** Bilbao- Mungia

This 17th-century palace is situated 12 km from the centre of Bilbao, 5 km from Bilbao Sondika Airport. All guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.

The Palacio Urgoiti has a free gym and a heated swimming pool, with wonderful views. The palace has a quiet, natural setting.
The Urgoiti is surrounded by a 9-hole Pitch & Putt. The beaches of the Costa Vasca are a 10-minute drive away.

Pett Palace Arana

Petit Palace Arana *** Old Quarter

This modern hotel is set in an 18th-century building on the edge of Bilbao’s old town. It has free Wi-Fi and all rooms have hydromassage showers.

The Petit Palace Arana lies just a short distance from the city’s main tourist attractions, including the Guggenheim Museum and Bilbao’s most important shopping streets.

Tryp Sondika

Tryp Sondika *** Airport

Tryp Sondika is situated in the Txorierri Valley, just 2.5 km from Bilbao Sondika Airport. It offers free outdoor parking, a cafeteria and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV.

There is a bus stop right outside the Tryp Sondika, offering regular transport to Bilbao and nearby beaches. A range of water sports are possible nearby.

Bilbao Jardines

Hotel Bilbao Jardines **

This innovatively designed, new hotel is very well located for exploring on foot all the main sights of the city, and is close to the river in the old part of central Bilbao.

Just around the corner you will find the Santiago Cathedral and the famous Guggenheim and Fine Arts museums are only 10 minutes away. Business travellers will appreciate being just 15 minutes from the Euskalduna Conference Centre.

Hotel Bilbi

Hotel Bilbi **

Occupying a privileged spot in Bilbao's old city, close to La Ribera market and the Miribilla Quarter, this hotel has been lovingly refurbished with modern interiors and free Wi-Fi.

Enjoy excellent exterior views of the city from your bedroom in the Bilbi. You are footsteps from the Nervión River and can easily access the majority of Bilbao's sights and attractions on foot. There are also many restaurants nearby where you sample typical Pintxos.


Hotel Arresi ** Armintza

With a beautiful, tranquil setting on a hill in the pretty, little fishing village of Armintza, this charming hotel has stunning views out over the Bay of Biscay.

In the sorroundings you can visit seaside towns like Plentzia, Gorliz, Bakio, Bermeo, Gernika, and of course cities like Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz

Jardines de Albia

Spa Husa Jardines de Albia **** City Centre

Centrally situated within Bilbao’s commercial and business zone, this hotel is close to the Gardens of Albia which give it its name, a short walk from the train station.

The airport is only 15 minutes away and after just 5 minutes' walk you will reach places as emblematic and impressive as the Guggenheim Museum, Euskalduna conference centre and the old town. If you do bring your car, you can leave it in the indoor car park.

Lopez de Haro

Ercilla Lopez de Haro **** City Centre

The genuine five star hotel in Bilbao: Frank Gehry drew his first sketches of the Guggenheim Museum in one of its rooms.

It has ever since been related to the museum and chosen by every distinguished visitor to the city: from Jane Fonda to the Dalai Lama, along with Gwyneth Paltrow or Lenny Kravitz, have made this hotel their home in Bilbao.

Gran Hotel Puente Colgante

Gran Hotel Puente Colgante *** Outer City-Portugalete

A refurbished 14th century historical building, located at the foot of the suspension bridge of Vizcaya, considered as Patrimony of the Humanity by the Unesco in 2006. The hotel benefits from views to the creek of Bilbao and the sea.

The Hotel is well connected and situated next to the residential area of Getxo and Neguri.

Hotel Miro

Hotel Miró *** Museo Guggeinheim

This boutique hotel was created by the famous fashion designer Antonio Miró. It faces the iconic Guggenheim Museum in the heart of Bilbao and offers free Wi-Fi.

The rooms of the Miró Hotel are decorated in a minimalist style. All are equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD and MP3 players. The bathrooms have Gilchrist & Soames products. There is also free mineral water.

NH Duesto

NH Deusto *** City Centre

NH Deusto offers modern accommodation just 500 metres from Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms have satellite TV, air conditioning and a pillow menu.

Deusto Hotel is a short walk from the historic city centre. There are bus stops just 20 metres from the hotel and Deusto Metro Station is only 50 metres away. The motorway exit is just one minute's drive from the hotel and Bilbao Airport is less than 5km away.

Abando Hotel

Hotel Abando **** City Centre

Situated right in the heart of Bilbao's financial and shopping district, Occidental Abando Hotel provides an elegant 4 star accommodation. The world famous Guggenheim Museum and the historical town centre are both located within walking distance of the hotel.

NH Villa de Bilbao

NH Villa De Bilbao **** Football Stadium

This modern hotel is in the heart of the Basque capital, by the San Mamés Football Stadium and the Euskalduna Palace. Guests can make use of a nearby gym.

NH Villa de Bilbao is a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum and the Fine Arts Museum. Many tapas bars and shops are found nearby, including the Zubiarte Shopping Centre.

Tryp Arenal

Hotel Tryp Arenal ***

Tryp Arenal is set in the heart of Bilbao, next to the Arriaga Theatre and a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum. The hotel offers bright, elegant rooms with satellite TV.

The Tryp Arenal is in Bilbao's old town, next to Abando Train Station. Casco Viejo Metro Station is just 150 metres away. The countryside around the city is ideal for hiking, climbing and water sports.


Hotel Sirimiri ** Old Quarter

SiThe hotel is a 5-minute tram journey from the Guggenheim, in the old part of Bilbao.

The Sirimiri is set a few metres from Atxuri Tram Station. From here there is quick access into the city centre. The Santiago Cathedral and the Arriaga Theatre are a short walk away.

Apartamentos Mundaka

Apartamentos Mundaka ** Mundaka

Situated in the tranquil village of Mundaka, these modern and well-equipped apartments are an ideal base for exploring the diverse landscape of Urdaibai, in the Basque Country.

Admire the fantastic views of the beach and Mundaka estuary from these apartments. Apartamentos Mundaka is spacious and well-lit accommodation.


Gametxo ** Ibarrangelu

Situated on a hill between the beaches of Laida and Laga, Gametxo offers a stunning views of the sea.

Located within the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, which is a designated World Heritage Area.


Zubieta Hotel *** Lekeitio

The traditional 18th Century building of Hotel Zubieta is situated in Lekeitio. All rooms are uniquely named and decorated, and have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

A breakfast buffet featuring local produce can be served in the cafeteria or outside on the terrace. In the evenings hot and cold tapas is available.

Embarcadero Hotel

Hotel Embarcadero Ercilla **** Las Arenas, Getxo (15 Km.)

This glamorous hotel, a vision of beauty on the elegant Paseo Zugazarte, evokes the grace of a French chateau. Guest rooms have flat screen TV with liquid-crystal display, terraces facing the water and 1920’s inspired décor. Hotel Embarcadero, located in Las Arenas, the heart of Getxo, with good transport from Bilbao, is a stately old neo Basque house, renovated as a hotel.

Sercotel Andrea

Hotel Andrea *** Sondika - Hotel Chain: Sercotel

Sercotel Andrea is set just 3km from Bilbao airport, and 10km from Bilbao city centre. This former seminary offers free parking and extensive sports facilities, a golf school and gym.

The hotel has spacious rooms with en suite bathrooms. All rooms are soundproofed and comfortable. They have a TV, a minibar and heating.

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