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The 10 best hotels in Bilbao

One of the main steps when planning a trip is choosing a good hotel. In this case, I have made a selection of the best hotels in Bilbao. This will make it easier for you to plan your trip to the capital of Biscay, Basque Country. All the hotels that I mention below are located in some of the best areas to stay in Bilbao and have very good opinions. In addition, they all have very attractive rooms and rooms.

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Best hotels in Bilbao

Are you ready to discover the Bilbao’s best boutique hotels? Let’s begin!

1. Hotel Tayko Bilbao, the best hotel in Bilbao

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If you are looking for a good hotel to sleep in the city, be sure to consider the Hotel Tayko Bilbao. Located in the historic center of the city, this luxury hotel surprises at first sight with its attractive architecture, which combines brick, metal and concrete.

There are different room options, all decorated with very good taste and equipped for your maximum comfort. Some have views of the historic center or the estuary.

Those who do not want to lose their training routine will enjoy the establishment’s complete gym, which is also open all day and all night.

If you stay here, I assure you that you will enjoy the food, since gastronomy is great focal point for this hotel. Its Ola restaurant, awarded with a Michelin star, offers exquisite signature dishes. In addition, it has the best winery in Bilbao so you can enjoy the best local and international wines. What it offer is irresistible!

🎟️ During your stay, you can join this free walking tour in English. It is a great and affordable way to get to know the history of this beautiful city. Plus, it is one of the best free walking tours in Bilbao!

2. Gran Hotel Domine, right in front of the Guggenheim museum

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This hotel is located in front of the Guggenheim Museum and a few minutes from the city’s commercial area. Rest assured that you will have a relaxing stay if you stay in any of its 145 rooms or suites.

The hotel has a beautiful terrace from which you can enjoy spectacular views. In addition, breakfast is served every day. The day could not start any better!

The hotel serves a high class and varied cuisine. Visit their Beltz restaurant for fine dining and Le Café for a little more casual lunch and dinner. In addition, you can savor exquisite cocktails at Bar 61.

To ensure that your stay in Bilbao doesn’t lack a single thing, the hotel has a wellness center that includes a gym, a sauna and a Turkish bath. You can also access a massage cabin!

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3. Hotel Miró, boutique hotel in Bilbao’s city center

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This boutique hotel has been created by the fashion designer Antonio Miró, so, despite having a minimalist decoration, the design has been carefully done. It’s in a privileged location, as it is right in front of the Guggenheim Museum and a 5-minute walk from the center of Bilbao.

You can choose from a variety of rooms ranging from the Urban Smart, measuring 15 m², to the Master Suite, of 46 m² with views of the city. The hotel has a wellness center where you can access different types of massages and beauty treatments, as well as a complete and cozy gym.

Every morning, a delicious buffet breakfast is served, made with the best local products. The hotel also has a comfortable exclusive bar for clients where you can taste some of its drinks or simply spend a pleasant moment before going out or having dinner.

4. Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao, one of the most beautiful hotels in the city

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This hotel is another very great option if you are looking for an amazing hotel in Bilbao. Founded in 1972, it is proud to be the second hotel to open in the city and to honor the essence of the place and its people.

It is located in the heart of Bilbao, therefore all the places of interest will be within your reach in a few minutes. Also, right in front of the hotel, there is a metro station that takes you to the beach in just 20 minutes. How awesome?

It has various categories of rooms from which you can choose, all of them decorated elegantly and in a vintage style. If you want to train for a while, nothing better than its fitness center with the latest technology.

In its restaurant, you can try the best dishes of Basque cuisine, both for lunch and dinner. You can also eat or drink something on its beautiful terrace, so you can also enjoy a nice view of the city.

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5. Hotel Carlton, the most emblematic hotel in Bilbao

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How would you like to stay in one of the most luxurious hotels in Bilbao? The Hotel Carlton Bilbao is located in Plaza Federico Moyuá, one of the best places to visit in the city. You will be in a great and emblematic location in the heart of the Biscayan capital.

The 5-star hotel has 142 rooms spread over 6 floors. They are all very spacious and comfortable. You can choose between different categories ranging from standard to imperial suites.

In its elegant Artagan restaurant, you can taste the most exquisite local dishes for both lunch and dinner. The hotel also offers free access to its complete gym, which means you won’t have to skip a training day if you do not want to.

Strongly consider staying at this magnificent hotel declared an architectural, historical and cultural monument in 1995 by the Basque government.

6. Hotel NYX, one of the best hotels in Bilbao

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If, in addition to comfort and being in a good location, you value art and design, take a look at the what Hotel NYX Bilbao has to offer.

This hotel is inspired by the natural beauty of the city, and everything inside reflects creativity and a love of art. It has three different categories of rooms: Down to Earth, Space and NYX Suite. They are all equally comfortable but vary in surface.

Those who love great food will be able to taste exquisite dishes in its Clash restaurant or have a drink in its exclusive bar. If you prefer, you have the terrace as an option to make your moment even more relaxing.

In the mornings, Hotel NYX Bilbao offers a full buffet breakfast. Those who do not want to neglect their body training have a complete fitness center that opens throughout the day at their disposal.

7. Hotel Abando Bilbao, located in the city center

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Nothing could beat this hotel in terms of location as it is located in the heart of the city, a few meters from the main shopping area and the old town. Plus, it’s near a subway station and a block and a half from the train station. You can move freely wherever you want!

The hotel has 143 comfortable and spacious rooms that are divided into standard, suites and triples. Whoever you go with, you will find one that suits your needs.

Its exquisite restaurant serves traditional Basque dishes and specializes in those made with fresh fish. You stay leave without trying one of the wines from its varied menu.

To start the day with energy, nothing better than the full breakfast served here. To end a long day touring Bilbao, you can go to the spa area, with a sauna and Turkish bath, or to the gym, if you still have energy left.

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8. Hotel Hesperia, my hotel in Bilbao

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My hotel

This is also one of the best hotels in Bilbao. It’s located in a convenient area, which will allow you to easily reach the most important places in a matter of minutes.

You will be fascinated by the facade made of crystals of different colors, something that reflects the creative and cheerful spirit of the place. The rooms are bright and very spacious. Every room is equipped for your maximum comfort. You can choose from several categories. If you want something luxurious, consider a suite with a private terrace and views of the estuary.

The hotel also offers a small gym to train in your spare time. And it’s pet friendly! In addition, it has parking available. We stayed here and were very satisfied. I recommend it!

9. Silken Indautxu, if you’re looking for a good and affordable place

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If you are looking for a good hotel in Bilbao that is somewhat affordable, you should consider staying in Hotel Silken Indautxu. It is located in the center, a few blocks from a subway station and in one of the most important shopping areas.

In this 4-star hotel, you can choose rooms of different kinds of rooms, which makes it ideal for various types of trips. Whether you visit Bilbao alone, with your family or as a couple, you will find an option for you here.

The hotel offers delicious meals for all its guests and serves a daily menu in its Etxaniz restaurant, where you can also order food a la carte. For a quick meal, you can go to the El Muelle gastro bar, located on its large terrace surrounded by greenery.

If you want, you can rent bikes. If you have a car, you can access the hotel’s private parking.

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10. Hotel Gran Bilbao, in the outskirts of the city

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Although this hotel is located outside of Bilbao, it will only take around 10 minutes to get to Casco Viejo (old town). In addition, you can do so by walking next to the Nervión estuary.

The modern decoration in the rooms, which includes wooden furniture, is designed to offer a unique experience. Each one is designed with a lot of personality and the best equipment for your rest. Don’t miss their jacuzzi suite if you can afford it.

In its restaurant you can savor exquisite local dishes or enjoy a healthy brunch. In addition, you can start each day with a full buffet breakfast that will replenish your energy.

You will have access to a gym within the facility. If running or cycling is your thing, you can download an app specially designed by the hotel with suggested routes and advice.

Map: boutique hotels in Bilbao

In the following map of Bilbao I have marked the 10 best hotels that I recommend (with their respective links to Booking):

If you are going to travel to more parts of the country, do not miss my Spain travel guide.

I hope that this post about the the best hotels in Bilbao has been very useful to you in planning your trip to the Biscayan capital. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to leave a comment or write me by email. Enjoy your trip!

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