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5 out of 5
Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.8/5Exceptional! (634 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, with a great terrace overlooking the Guggenheim Museum. Highly recommend. Also a nice location for accessing the river walk and a not so long stroll to much of the city's more interesting spots."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2019

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
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5 out of 5
Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.4/5Excellent! (1,053 reviews)

"Rooms quaint and older style clean and resonably comfortable. Some issues with lack of air con on checking in, but this was resolved."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Hotel Carlton
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4 out of 5
Indalecio Prieto Hiribidea, 1, Bilbao, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
15 Sep-16 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (541 reviews)

"Spacious wonderful room. Spacious bathroom with all amenities. Just a problem with the water in shower as it flooded."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

Hotel Gran Bilbao
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4 out of 5
Gran Via, 87, Bilbao, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.4/5Wonderful! (489 reviews)

"NH is becoming my favorite hotel chain in Spain. (Has excellent experience at NH Viapol in Seville a year ago, too.) Inexpensive but feels like luxury hotel four times as expensive. Check-in staff very nice to our four-year-old, gave him a red teddy bear he now loves. They had to deal with obnoxious ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2019

NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
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2 out of 5
Av de Miraflores 17, Bilbao, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
19 Sep-20 Sep
3.8/5Good! (201 reviews)

"Apartment was clean, spacious and bright. Location of car park wasn't obvious."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2019

Apartamentos Turisticos Atxuri
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2 out of 5
C/ de las Cortes, 38, Bilbao, Vizcaya
31 Aug-1 Sep
3.7/5Good! (153 reviews)
Nice stay

"Good Stay, room was small but functional and clean with everything we needed. The parallel road was a little sketchy but overall a nice lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2018

Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ)
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5 out of 5
Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, Bilbao, Vizcaya
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.4/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)

"I have never been in a hotel so well near everything. We had a wonderful roof terrace and managed to see the fireworks without the 100,000 crowd, that came for the festivities."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Hotel Melia Bilbao
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4 out of 5
Rio Castanos 2, Barakaldo, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (694 reviews)

"Very handy for the Port, good safe parking, clean room and facilities, good food"…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

Hotel Puerta de Bilbao
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3 out of 5
Muelle de Ereaga, 4, Neguri, Getxo, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
8 Sep-9 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (241 reviews)

"Great location, fantastic Staff and good facilities. Ideal for access to the beach, promenade and excellent locals bars and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019

Petit Palace Tamarises
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3 out of 5
Zarandoa Kalea, 5, Derio, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
28 Aug-29 Aug
4.2/5Very Good! (961 reviews)

"Hotel very close to Bilbao airport. Air conditioning was great! My only complaint during check in was when I asked for bars/restaurants in the local area, the clerk replied "I don't know, I'm from Bilbao!" We drove 1 km and found a lovely restaurant and several bars with pintxos."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2019

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
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5 out of 5
Obispo Orueta 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
15 Sep-16 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (492 reviews)

"Centrally located. Nice hotel. Rooms were nice but a little stuffy. Couldn’t get the air conditioning to cool the room enough."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro
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2 out of 5
Andra Maria Kalea 13, 1, Bilbao, Bizkaia
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4.3/5Excellent! (39 reviews)
Easy to get to

"Very close to river and transport but in the heart of old city. Wonderful to be there so close to lots of cafes and restaurants as we only had one night."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2018

7 Kale Bed and Breakfast
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4 out of 5
Colon de Larreategui, 9, Bilbao, Vizcaya
Free cancellation
29 Aug-30 Aug
4.2/5Very Good! (773 reviews)

"It was generallly a good value for the money, with a good location"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

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3 out of 5
BARRIO LEGUINA,S/N, Larrabetzu, Basque Country
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3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)

"Al parecer este hotel se mantiene abierto en invierno para alojar a una docena de trabajadores de empresas extranjeras con sede en Bilbao. Mi consejo es que no admitan resrvas si no pueden dar el servicio que requiere un hotel de 4 estrellas, como por ejemplo la calefacción en plena navidad ( mi ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2012

Alba Hotel Golf & Spa
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3.5 out of 5
Cantabria Kalea, 7, Bilbao, Bizkaia-Pais Basco
1 Sep-2 Sep
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)

"Well equipped apartment. Asunción was very nice. Spacious apartment. Good location close to metro. Great bars for tapas close by."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2018

Apartamento en Calle Cantabria
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Avda Reyes Catolicos nº1 -1º dcha, Bilbao, Basque Country
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4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
Great location, very comfortable apartment

"This was a very good value apartment in a good location for walking all over Bilbao. Very quiet and comfortable, all three bedrooms are a good size and the bathroom, while not very modern is perfectly fine for three people sharing. The balcony is best for two! We were met in good time and given lots ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2018

Bilbao Plaza de Toros, Central, Parking, Wifi. Ideal Families
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2 out of 5
Carretera Basurto Kastrejana, 70, Bilbao
Free cancellation
27 Aug-28 Aug
3.8/5Good! (17 reviews)

"No evening meal. We expected canteen service."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2018

Bilbao Hostel
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3 out of 5
Mesterika Auzoa, 4, Menaka, Vizcaya
12 Sep-13 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Friendly guest house not far from Bilbao.

"Bekoabadene is in a tiny hamlet run by delightful hosts, Ana and Doniene. It is not far from the nearest autoroute and the Bilbao airport yet seemingly tucked away. Bilbao is accessible by bus every half hour, or as an easy drive. Our aim was to visit the Gehry-designed Guggenheim and whatever else ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2016

Casa Rural Bekoabadene
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Where should we stay in Bilbao?

If you've been thinking about a trip with your children, the walkable destination of Bilbao is a good choice. The museums, art scene and cafes are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Bilbao (BIO), which is the closest airport, or Vitoria (VIT), which is located 27.9 mi (44.9 km) from the city centre. Bilbao offers 61 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these places to stay:

Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao: Offers a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort at this 4-star hotel.

Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ) – Features laundry facilities, free WiFi and an arcade. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 2-star hostel popular with guests.

Petit Palace Tamarises – Offers laundry facilities, free WiFi and free bike rentals. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 3-star hotel.

When should we visit Bilbao?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Bilbao.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September and June, with an average temperature of 22°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, December and March, with an average temperature of 7°F
  • Driest months: July, May, April and August, with an average rainfall of 2.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, January, December and October, with an average rainfall of 4.75 inches

What should we see and do in Bilbao?

While you and your family are visiting Bilbao, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and Arriaga Theater. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities such as Santiago Cathedral, Zubizuri Bridge and Plaza Moyua.

Bilbao is also well-known for the:
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Shopping
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Historical sites
  • Theatre

Getting around Bilbao

Bilbao has public transport options that will make it easy for your family to get around. Walk to nearby metro stations like Abando Tram Stop, Abando Station and Arriga Tram Stop. If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Bilbao-Abando Station, Bilbao Zabalburu Station or Bilbao Miribilla Station.

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