Hotels in Bilbao, Spain

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao, in recent years has seen a major urban renewal: the new urban transport system and the moving of the port towards the mouth of river Nervión, which has allowed the clearing out of many areas in the city, have contributed to increase the tourism offer.

Tourism is nowadays a new economy for the city, which has been focusing for years on the extraction of metals and steel industry, also thanks to the presence of river Nervión, in part navigable, used for trade. Over the last decades, the crisis of modern industry has fairly impoverished urban bourgeoisie, but on the other hand it has led to a diversification of activities and then a development of tourism.

 Some industrial areas along the river have been converted into business areas of offices, also thanks to the projects by famous architects such as Norman Foster, who designed the subway, Santiago Calatrava and Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum. The Museum has had a great impact on the development of tourism and thus the need of new hotels.

The best hotels of Bilbao are near the Euskalduna palace, a brand-new convention center on the dockside of the Merced - and near the gardens of Albia.

Further info about Bilbao

The major districts in Bilbao are La Vieja and Casco Viejo. La Vieja is the oldest part of the city, once inhabited by the poorest, miners, laborers and fishermen. In the '90s, it has undergone a well-developed from a touristic and cultural point of view, thanks to the arrival of African and South American immigrants, but also students and artists that here find affordable accommodation.

This has led to the opening of shops and trendy night spots that drove the administration to invest in and improve the neighborhood. In La Vieja, several hotels can be found near Mirabilia, where you will enjoy pleasant walks and many clubs.

The Casco Viejo is the historical centre of Bilbao. It is also known as the barrio de Las Siete Calles, for the presence of seven major roads: Artekale, Barrenkale, Barrenkale Barrena, Belostikale, Carnicería Vieja, Somera, Tendería. The hotels near Plaza Mayor are derived from ancient buildings: in the square is held the Mercado de la Ribera, renovated after the great flood of 1983.

Those who visit Bilbao and stay at the hotels near the Paseo de la Ribera in Casco Viejo, enjoy immediate access to the main monuments, such as the church of St. Anton. High quality and all the comforts are also provided by all the hotels near Ponte de la Merced. A must for tourists is the number 16 Calle Ronda, the birthplace of writer Miguel de Unamuno.


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Bilbao - 103 Hotels

13 4 star hotels, 27 Apartments...

4 star hotelSpa Husa Jardines de Albia

Spa Husa Jardines de Albia

San Vicente, 6, Bilbao

The Spa Husa Jardines de Albia, in the shopping area of Bilbao, is located a short distance from the famous Guggenheim Museum. Thanks to the nearby underground station you can reach all attractions of the Basque...

5 star hotelMeliá Bilbao

Meliá Bilbao

Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, Bilbao

In the fascinating city of Bilbao, you will be welcomed by Melià Bilbao, in a great location for visiting the most interesting and evocative places of the area. The stunning Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of...

4 star hotelHesperia Bilbao

Hesperia Bilbao

Campo Volantín, 28, Bilbao

Hesperia Bilbao is situated in the heart of the city and it boasts a unique, colorful facade. The hotel is situated directly across the river Nervión and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, famous throughout the...

5 star hotelHotel Carlton

Hotel Carlton

Plaza de Federico Moyúa, 2, Bilbao

Hotel Carlton is ideally situated in Plaza de Federico Moyúa, in the heart of Bilbao. This is an elegant five-star hotel housed in one of the most emblematic buildings of the city dating back to early twentieth...

4 star hotelBarceló Bilbao Nervión

Barceló Bilbao Nervión

Paseo Campo Volantin, 11, Bilbao

The elegant Barceló Hotel Nervion is located near the Guggenheim Museum and the old town and offers spectacular views of the River Nervion Bilbao. The hotel is an ideal base to explore this beautiful city, within...

3 star hotelBest Western Bilbao Conde Duque

Best Western Bilbao Conde Duque

Campo Volantín, 22, Bilbao

Located in the heart of the city, before the imposing Calatrava Bridge and on the River Nervión, the Hotel Conde Duque Bilbao is an ideal location for exploring the many cultural attractions of Bilbao.

4 star hotelHesperia Zubialde

Hesperia Zubialde

Camino de la Ventosa, 34, Bilbao

Hesperia Zubialde represents an advantageous solution for those wishing to visit the city of Bilbao as it is conveniently located near the famous Guggenheim Museum and the many other tourist attractions.

4 star hotelAbando


Colón de Larreategui, 9, Bilbao

Abando Hotel is located in an excellent position in the business district of Bilbao. The hotel's location is near the train station and subway station Abando, it allows easy access to major tourist attractions of...

Apartamentos Turísticos Edificio Santiago

Licenciado Poza, 12, Bilbao

Apartamentos Turísticos Edificio Santiago are located in the centre of Bilbao, in a convenient location just minutes from the famous Guggenheim Museum, the Palacio de Mùsica, the Museum of Fine Arts and the old...

4 star hotelSilken Indautxu

Silken Indautxu

Plaza Bombero Etxaniz, s/n, Bilbao

The Silken Indauxtu combines tradition and modernism in the heart of Bilbao, in the district Indauxtu. Strategically located, the hotel allows easy reach of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Guggenheim Museum and the...