San Sebastian’s four-star hotels are within easy reach of the main sights in the city centre. Savour the ocean views from a chic four-star hotel in San Sebastian just steps away from Playa de la Concha. You can book a romantic four-star country house set in lush gardens, or stay in a contemporary San Sebastian hotel with a roof terrace and plunge pool.
Where to Go Shopping in San Sebastian
After a restful sleep in your four-star hotel, head to Casco Viejo, San Sebastian’s attractive old town where you can browse gourmet delis as well as independent boutiques. There’s also a large concept store where many upmarket shops are all under one roof.
La Brexta shopping centre, built in 1870, might be the place to buy your traditional Basque Country espadrilles as you wander around its famous market stalls and clothes shops. For more upmarket shops, head to the five-floor shopping centre, San Martin,
Eating in San Sebastian
Treat yourself to a superb Michelin-starred meal prepared by the leading lights of the new Basque cuisine, which plays a major part in Spain’s trailblazing food scene. Freshen up at your four-star hotel, then start the evening with a stroll through the pintxos bars in Casco Viejo, tasting the Basque version of tapas. Settle in with a plate of pintxos and a glass of Basque cider or wine from the nearby Rioja region before strolling along San Sebastian’s Playa de la Concha on the way back to your four-star hotel.
San Sebastian for Culture Lovers
You’ll soon see why San Sebastian was made a European Capital of Culture. Discover San Sebastian’s mix of architectural styles – from Gothic, Baroque and Belle Epoque to cutting-edge modern builds. Visit the Museo San Telmo to see old and new come together perfectly when the 16th-century former convent merges with the giant concrete addition.
If you’re strolling by the harbour, pop into the Museo Naval to learn about San Sebastian’s seafaring past. For a glimpse into the history of the city, make the climb to the top of Monte Urgull. At the summit is the Castillo de la Mota, which covers 800 years of San Sebastian’s history.