What are the best places to stay in Granada? For such a small city, there are a lot of amazing options!
After staying in Granada countless times for work and pleasure these past years, I have seen the wide variety of Granada’s hotel options.
So whether you are in Granada for a couple of nights while seeing the Alhambra, or staying for a few days to explore both the city and its surroundings, this selection of the best places to stay in Granada can help you choose the hotel or accommodation that suits you best.
AC Palacio de Santa Paula: This atmospheric luxury hotel set within an old Hieronymite convent is home to one of the city’s best restaurants. Located in the heart of the city on Granada’s smart and busy Gran Vía de Colón, the building itself is protected and offers the perfect mix of modern luxury and a more individual historic charm.
Hospes Palacio de los Patos: Hospes Palacio de los Patos is Granada’s most stylish luxury hotel – and by a distance, too. Beautiful gardens, a fine restaurant and some truly swoon-worthy rooms come together in a compelling all-round package. The hotel offers 40 beautifully light, airy rooms either in the Palacio itself, where original features have been conserved alongside contemporary refurbishment, or a modern wing that is more minimalist and sleek in décor and design and makes use of materials such as stone, glass and metal.
Gar Anat Hotel Boutique: On the fringes of the Realejo (Granada’s medieval Jewish neighborhood), this hotel is an incredibly convenient place to stay since you can walk pretty much everywhere. The 15 highly original, contemporary rooms are individually themed around famous literary and musical works or personalities.
Shine Albayzín: This 16th-century mansion has been elegantly re-imagined as an intimate boutique bolthole with a sharp, stylish look, while still holding on to plenty of its original-period charm. All rooms are styled in gentle shades of cream and white, with glittering bedheads, purple cushions, dashes of silver, and, here and there, original wood-beamed ceilings.
Oro del Darro Suites: Set in a historical 17th century building, on the beautiful Carrera del Darro Street at the feet of the Albayzín area, Oro del Darro Suites offers elegant, stylish apartments with air conditioning/heating and free WiFi. The accommodation features apartments with 1 bedroom with an amazing Alhambra view, and there is also a seating area with TV and sofa-bed, a kitchen equipped with a microwave, toaster, fridge, and coffee machine and a bathroom with shower and amenities. It has capacity for 2-4 people.
Palacio Cabrera Lillo: Tucked into a street near Granada’s town hall, these apartments stand in a nice area full of local life, with Granada’s major shopping streets right on the doorstep. This newly revamped building from the 1820s marries minimalist, modern apartments with dashes of original architecture and Granada sparkle. The 7 one-room apartments accommodate 2-4 people, while the 4 two-bedroom options sleep 4-6 guests; there’s also 1 studio.
Room Mate Leo: The success of Room Mate hotels lies in the fact that they offer the reliable, standardized quality of a chain but without any of the soullessness. Up in the 32 rooms the black and gold palette extends to the gleaming headboards, and shiny leather tub chairs. A minor quibble is that drinks are not served up on the terrace outside of high season.
Comfort Dauro 2: If you want access to all the key sites in Granada this is a brilliant location. Surrounded by restaurants and shops everything is very convenient. Rooms are furnished with a modern twist on rustic style and still retain the atmosphere of the ancient setting.
Marquis Urban: Offering stylish rooms, Marquis Urban is just a short walk from Granada’s Capilla Real. Set in the city’s charming old town, it features a cocktail bar where you can enjoy a drink on the chic interior courtyard, or relax on the roof terrace, which offers views of Granada. All air-conditioned rooms at Marquis Urban have contemporary décor and feature a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
Khu Hotel: Its location near the Capilla Real and close walking access to the Alhambra makes it the best place for you to be. And you walk out the door and there are a restaurants, shops, bars all within steps from the hotel. The rooms are spacious and modern with a flat TV, a nice and comfortable bed and some of them even have balconies over looking the Plaza de Bib Rambla.
Lemon Rock Hostel: The foundation of Lemon Rock Hostels design is a 300 year old Andalusian house in the center in Granada. The hostel rooms are modern with crisp white walls and solid wooden beds, hand-made in Granada. Enjoy the sun on the rooftop terrace with a good book or chat with other travelers on the comfortable couches!
ECO Hostel: In a place where there are some solid options for accommodation, this hostel stands out with its paired back, urban aesthetic (think polished concrete floors), cool common rooms and spacious dorms. But the best thing about this cool Granada hostel is the staff. They really care about guests’ happiness, and with a kind attitude will make your stay memorable.
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This article is part of a complete guide about Granada where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this amazing destination in Spain.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. When to visit Granada
2. How many days to spend in Granada
3. How to get to Granada
4. How to move around Granada
5. Granada hotels: where to stay in Granada
6. What to eat in Granada
7. What to do in Granada
8. Tips to visit the Alhambra in Granada
9. How to buy tickets to the Alhambra in Granada
10. Alhambra tickets sold out. What can you do?
11. Is the Alhambra night visit worth it?
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