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Bilbao + Basque Country hotels

The opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997 launched a new wave of modern architecture in Bilbao. Most of the hotels built in the city since then have an angular, minimalist aesthetic (although they don't skimp on luxury). There are some older, statelier hotels in the city, too, but even a few of these are redesigning so they're more "contemporary."

The neighboring seaside city of San Sebastián has surprisingly few great hotels for a tourist town. Apart from the handful of high-end lodgings (some of which have seen better days), there are mainly divey pensiones, which have their charms but not many creature comforts. Our recommendations, below, represent the best of the bunch.

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Parador de Hondarribia, Hondarribia

Located in the storybook town of Hondarribia, this 34-room hotel began life as a 10th-century fortress that protected Spain from France, which lies just over a...more

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Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego

In the heart of the Rioja wine region (about an hour south of Bilbao) this 2006 Frank Gehry-designed hotel has titanium curves that echo those of Bilbao's...more

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Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián

Designed in 1912 by the same architect as the Ritz hotels in London and Paris, this ornate hotel caters to those that love old-school pomp and...more

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Meliá Bilbao, Bilbao

Meliá Bilbao is a soaring, rust-hued property designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta as a tribute to the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. The...more

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Hotel Lopez de Haro, Bilbao

This centrally located Bilbao hotel is just a five-minute walk to the Guggenheim (Frank Gehry stayed when he was working on his initial sketches for the...more

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Hotel Iturregi, Getaria

Set atop a verdant hill 15 miles west of San Sebastián, this country retreat is a seductive reason to leave the Basque city behind. Outside, vineyards...more

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Hotel Embarcadero, Getxo

Situated just outside Bilbao in the town of Getxo, where the Nervión River meets the sea, Hotel Embarcadero is a 27-room property housed in a stately 1900...more

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Villa Soro, San Sebastián

The city's hottest boutique hotel, this 25-room property occupies a renovated 19th-century villa that's been designated a historic landmark. The rooms,...more

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Hotel Carlton, Bilbao

Bilbao's Beaux Arts grande dame sits right on the grand Plaza Moyúa. Ever since 1936, when it was the provisional seat of the regional government...more

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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, Bilbao

This "outstanding hotel" with a glass exterior and wavy central atrium takes inspiration from the Guggenheim, the city's iconic architectural site just across...more

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