View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Travel
  2. Travel News
November 29, 2017updated Nov 30, 2017

The Four Best Hotels in Bilbao

By Samantha Coles

At the epicenter Basque Country, Bilbao is a city all its own — with its own language, own culinary traditions, vibrant art and design scene, it’s a must-visit, especially as the Guggenheim Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Bilbao.

Hotel Carlton

Step back in time at Bilbao’s first high-end hotel — Hotel Carlton was first built in the 1920s and exudes old-school glamour with marble floors, plush red rugs, stained-glass domed windows and crystal chandeliers. Ideally located in the buzzy Plaza Moyúa (the Guggenheim is just a 10-minute walk away), you can watch the world rush by from the Imperial Suite’s terrace. Be sure to visit the Artagan restaurant to sample the best in traditional Basque cuisine.

Grand Hotel Domine Bilbao

You can’t get a luxury hotel closer to the Guggenheim — Grand Hotel Domine idactually so close that you can see the titanium structure reflected in the windows, and is also right next to Jeff Koons delightfully playful Puppy sculpture. The hotel’s striking architecture makes it right at home with its creative neighbors — designed by famed Spanish artists Javier Mariscal, his works are on display within the hotel.

Hotel Miró

Flanked by the Guggenheim and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Miró is the hotel of choice for art fans. Named after Joan Miró, the Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist, the interiors are all fresh, minimalist chic with calming shades of blues and creams. Check out the library filled to the rafters with specialist books about art and Bilbao.

Content from our partners
Nightcap: Enjoy Live Music All Summer at Nemacolin Resort
How to Enjoy America’s Cup 2024 in Barcelona
From Mexico to Manhattan: Clase Azul’s Latest Tequila Captures NYC

Barceló Bilbao Nervión

This eco-hotel can be found in the heart of the city, towering over the Nerivon River with views of all of Bilbao’s famous bridges and just a short walk from the Old Town. The Bosque de Oma, an enchanting local landmark of painted trees, inspires the hotel’s décor with a pixelated wall sculpture. Be sure to sample the pintoxs (a traditional Basque dish), washed down with your choice of wine from the hotel’s cellar.

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network