Top hotels in Bilbao
The Mercure Jardines de Albia Bilbao hotel is located close to a number of the city's main tourist attractions, such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and the Casco Viejo old quarter. It also offers easy access to the Euskalduna Palace. The i deal base to enjoy the city, close to restaurants, bars and the shopping area. The hotel boasts a spa and is home to the renowned Zuria restaurant
The 5-star Meliá Bilbao is only a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum and Bellas Artes Museum. You can take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool, dine in award-winning Aizian restaurant, sip cocktails in Q Lounge bar, work out in the fitness centre, and stay connected using the free wifi. Stylish rooms have soundproofing, LCD TVs, and ensuite bathrooms with deep soaking tubs.
In an ideal location, close to the famous Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Begoña, and just a few minutes from the city centre and the main historical attractions. Its spacious rooms and comprehensive facilities make this hotel one of the best options for both exploring the city and for business trips. The hotel has a private car park. The hotel’s facilities include a Club Metropolitan. With an exclusive Spa area, gymnasium and indoor heated swimming pool. During the summer season, this hotel is one of the few in the city with an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, offering a relaxing setting in pleasant gardens. And for those staying for work-related reasons, the Occidental Bilbao is the perfect venue for meetings, events or celebrations. It is only 15 minutes from Bilbao International Airport and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), northern Spain’s principal conference centre.
*** THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!!! EXCLUSIVE PROMO 50% OFF***After a busy day exploring the city's numerous sights, the NH Villa de Bilbao is the ideal place to relax, in its spacious and bright rooms. Restaurant must be visited due to its excellent buffet breakfast and also for lunch or dinner with your family. Parking on property and also internet access are available.
A stylish, contemporary hotel, the 4-star Hesperia Bilbao is found on the city’s waterfront, across the river from the famous Guggenheim Museum. The on-site La Ría restaurant specialises in modern takes on local flavours, and the La Orilla bar serves sushi and cocktails, alongside regular live music and attractive river views. Rooms at the Hesperia Bilbao offer free wi-fi, safes, minibars and private bathrooms.
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Fancy a visit to Bilbao? Stay at our ibis Bilbao Centro hotel. This hotel offers very comfortable rooms, fully equipped with air conditioning, climate control, free WIFI throughout the hotel and the best beds to provide maximum comfort during your stay. The hotel also boasts several meeting rooms and a snack bar where you can enjoy a bite to eat. All this for an affordable price and with the best staff at your disposal. Could you ask for anything more?
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Centrally located in Bilbao, Pension Arias offers free Wi-Fi and 24-hour reception. It is 5 minutes’ walk from Ametzola Train Station and 20 minutes’ walk from the historic centre and Guggenheim Museum. Heated rooms feature wooden floors and come with a bedside table and flat-screen TV. Bathroom facilities are shared. Luggage storage is offered and tourist information is available. Buses, trams and taxis can be found nearby, and it is 10 minutes’ walk to Indautxu Metro Station.
Offering rooms with free Wi-Fi, Pension Zorroza 1 is located 5 km from the centre of Bilbao, in the Zorroza district. It has good connections to public transport and is 9 km from Bilbao Airport. Each room at Pension Zorroza has simple décor. There is heating, a TV and a private bathroom. Cafés, bars and restaurants can be found in Bilbao’s centre, which can be reached in approximately 20 minutes by tram or bus. The famous Guggenheim Museum is 4 km from the guest house. Bilbao Cathedral and the surrounding old town are 15 minutes’ drive away.
Well located in Bilbao’s historic centre, this guest house is situated 100m from the Arriaga Theatre. The Casco Viejo Metro Station is two minutes’ walk away. Bilborooms Bilbao’s heated rooms have a TV and room service is also available. The private bathrooms have a bath or shower and free toiletries. The guest house combines original features with modern design, with minimal décor and exposed brickwork. It offers a common area with seating area and luggage storage. The Bilborooms offers a buffet breakfast, and the historic streets surrounding the property are filled with bars, restaurants and shops. Tourist information is available at Bilborooms. The Guggenheim Museum is 20 minutes away by foot, and St James’ Cathedral is a 2-minute walk away.
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Centrally located, Pensión de la Fuente is 3 minutes’ walk from both Santiago Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. Arriaga Theathre is 300 metres away, and free Wi-Fi is provided. Simply decorated, all heated rooms feature a TV and a wardrobe. Some rooms have a private bathroom with a bathtub; and towels and bed linen are provided. You can find a wide of range of traditional Pintxos bars and restaurants in the surrounding area. Pensión de la Fuente is 450 metres from Bilbao Train Station, and just 2 minutes’ walk from Casco Viejo Metro Station and Arriaga Tramway Station. You can walk to the Guggenheim Museum in 20 minutes.
Offering free Wi-Fi, Pensión Bilbao is located 50 metres from Bilbao’s Abando and Santander train stations, next to the Nervion River. The world-famous Guggenheim Modern Art Museum is a 15-minute walk away. Each heated room has a TV, wardrobe and desk. There is a private bathroom with a bath tub or shower. The guest house offers free luggage storage, as well as bicycle rental. You can enjoy traditional Pinxos, and other Basque dishes, at the bars and restaurants in the streets around Plaza Nueva Square, a 3-minute walk from the property. The Museum of Basque Architecture, Ethnography and History is 600 metres from Pensión Bilbao, while the Fine Arts Museum, with works by Goya and El Greco, is 15 minutes away on foot.
Pensión Begoña - Bilbao centro is set in Bilbao’s Abando District, 5 minutes’ walk from the city’s railway station. This guest house features rooms with free Wi-Fi access, private bathrooms and TV. Pensión Begoña - Bilbao centro offers bright décor and its rooms are individually decorated. Each has a minibar and a well-equipped bathroom with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy free access to computers located in the reception area, which have an internet connection. There is also luggage storage and a tour desk, where guests can get information on Bilbao’s tourist attractions. There are several bars and restaurants within walking distance of Pensión Begoña - Bilbao centro. The guest house is just 20 minutes’ walk from the famous Guggenheim Museum and from the Bellas Artes Museum.
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Located in Bilbao’s Old Town, just 300 metres from Casco Viejo Metro Station, Blue Bilbao bed and breakfast offers private rooms with free WiFi. Santiago Cathedral is 2 minutes’ walk away. Featuring parquet floors, heated rooms in this property come with a flat-screen TV, shower and some have a balcony or city views. A continental breakfast is served at the property. You will find many bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets. Guggenheim Museum is 25 minutes’ walk from Blue Bilbao and San Mamés Stadium is 2.4 km away.
Located in the commercial heart of Bilbao, Hotel Ilunion Bilbao is 100 m from San Mamés Bus and Metro Stations. Iturriza Casilda Park is next to the hotel, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and Euskalduna Conference Centre are just 600 metres away and the Guggenheim Museum can be reached within a 15-minute walk. There is a gym, and free WiFi is offered.All modern, air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Ilunion Bilbao include a minibar and 43” flat-screen satellite TV with satellite channels, desk and free wifi. Private bathroom comes with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.The Ilunion Bilbao is officially certified with global accessibility certificate (UNE 170001) and accessible rooms are available for guest with reduced mobility, auditory or visual impairment on request. The hotel is accredited as well with TRAVELIFE sustainability certification.A hearty daily breakfast is served at La Kedada Bar & Restaurant where you can also find traditional Basque tapas and a la carte lunch and dinner. The gym is equipped with the most modern cardio and bodybuilding machines.Private parking is available at extra cost.
Featuring rooms with French balconies and free WiFi, 7 Kale Bed and Breakfast is set in Bilbao's old town and 200 metres from Arriaga tram stop. Each simply decorated room at 7 Kale Bed and Breakfast has heating and a TV. There is also a private bathroom. The property is within 10 minutes’ walk of traditional pintxos bars and restaurants. Charming squares with cafés can be found in the streets surrounding Bilbao Cathedral, a 5-minute walk away. The famous Guggenheim Museum is just 3 tram stops from 7 Kale Bed and Breakfast and Arriaga Theater is 250 metres away. The nearest Metro station is 300 metres from the property, while Concordia Railway Station is a 10-minute walk away.
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Hotels in Bilbao
Bilbao is a vibrant and energetic metropolitan area in sun-drenched northern Spain. Mirroring its scenic position alongside the mountains and the river, it fuses the old and new.
The close proximity of Bilbao hotels to major landmarks and transport stations means you'll always feel at the heart of the action. The many hip boutique hotels in city centre locations are a convenient, modern alternative to the traditional Spanish villa.
A branch of the famous Guggenheim Museum can be found in Bilbao. The ArcelorMittal Gallery is a permanent exhibition space, part of 11,000 square metres of displays.
The Museo Bellas Artes de Bilbao is a short walk from the Guggenheim. The museum is dedicated to the fine arts, and the permanent collection includes more than eight thousand works.
The area is extremely well connected for public transport, giving you more chance to explore Spain. Bilbao Abando train station is known locally as Estación del Norte – ‘North Station'. It's the main terminal in the region, with links to Barcelona, Madrid and Málaga.
Food and drink
Bilbao's reputation for delicious cuisine is widely known. It's part of the Basque region, and as such you can easily find pintxos – Basque tapas – to nibble on. A Spanish take on ‘surf and turf' is also likely to be on the menu.
Wash your snacks down with txakoli wine – for a lighter drink, try kalimotxo, red wine mixed with cola. A zurito is a small beer, and you'll find cocktails and spirits at Bilbao's many bars and nightclubs.
The town feels obsessed with food, shown in the sheer number of eateries. Along with changing seasonal dishes and delicacies, the resulting choice means you can eat differently every day.
If you only visit one shop during your holiday, head to El Corte Inglés. This massive department store has souvenirs, essentials, fashion and groceries under one roof.
Luxury and designer-brand stores line the Plaza Moyúa. Close by, there are some familiar names including Clarks and H&M. The area south of the plaza has a number of adult stores, so keeping an eye on the kids is especially important.
La Ribera Market, in the old town, is in the book of Guinness World Records as the largest indoor market in Europe. The record's based on the impressive number of stores and outlets.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Bilbao
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Bilbao?The best hotels to stay in Bilbao are Ilunion Bilbao, Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia and Hotel Melia Bilbao.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Bilbao?Pensión Arias in Bilbao offers one night in a double room at the price of £31.
What are the best hotels in Bilbao near the center?Hotel Carlton, Hotel Lopez de Haro and Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao are located in the central neighborhood of Bilbao.
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