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Featured Bilbao Independent Hotels

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Barceló Bilbao Nervión

Barceló Bilbao Nervión

Paseo Campo Volantin 11, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,063 reviews)
Great choice Walking distance to the museum, shopping and restaurants. Also close to old town and train station. … - 

£65

£65
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,192 reviews)
Great hotel close to Guggenheim This is a great hotel. We had a room with view on the Guggenheim which was a pleasent experience. I … - 

£96

£96
ILUNION Bilbao Hotel

ILUNION Bilbao Hotel

Calle Rodriguez Arias 66, Bilbao
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (151 reviews)
Perfect location This hotel is perfectly situated for public transportation and is within walking distance to the ma … - 

£45

£45
Hotel Sercotel Coliseo

Hotel Sercotel Coliseo

Calle Alameda De Urquijo 13, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (863 reviews)
Centrally located hotel Really central location, close to all the local attractions. Hotel staff very friendly. Would highl … - 

£56

£56
Abando

Abando

Colon de Larreategui, 9, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (467 reviews)
Great location in central Bilbao Very enjoyable stay in central Bilbao, within short walking distance to the Guggenheim and the old … - 

£61

£61
NH Collection Ría de Bilbao

NH Collection Ría de Bilbao

Campo Volantin, 28, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (806 reviews)
A nice hotel in the the center of Bilbao Had a nice comfortable room But unfortunately with with twin bed - 

£65

£65
Hotel Puerta de Bilbao

Hotel Puerta de Bilbao

Rio Castanos 2, Barakaldo
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (464 reviews)
Good hotel for family. Rooms are very small though. - 

£46

£46
Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao

Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao

Indalecio Prieto Hiribidea, 1, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (298 reviews)
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful city Great hotel. Accessible to points of interest by bus. - 

£55

£55
Holiday Inn Express Bilbao

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao

Zarandoa Kalea, 5, Derio
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (715 reviews)
Very efficient the service! Has all that you want as a airport hotel - 

£72

£72
Hotel Arenal Bilbao

Hotel Arenal Bilbao

Calle Fueros, 2, Bilbao
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (351 reviews)
Good 3-Star Hotel/Good Central Location Location was the key factor in selecting this hotel and I didn't have time to research all hotels i … - 

£50

£50
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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Bilbao

Looking for unique accommodation? Try searching the range of independent hotels in Bilbao. You’ll find properties with distinctive décor and a local flavor, as well as great tips and insights into Bilbao from owners and staff.

Where to Find Independent Hotels in Bilbao

You’ll find independent accommodation all over Bilbao. There are options across the city centre, including hotels close to the busy shopping street of Gran Via and the iconic Guggenheim Museum. For independent hotels a little further out, check the Casco Viejo area to the east, or search around Bilbao Bay, a coastal area dotted with pretty towns and seaside resorts.

What to Expect at an Independent Hotel in Bilbao

There’s no template for independent accommodation in Bilbao. You’ll find independent hotels of every type and star rating, from practical and affordable one-star properties to five-star luxury pads. It’s also worth looking in the hills and countryside around Bilbao, where there are some charming rural independent hotels waiting to be discovered.

From Guggenheim to Maritime: Art and Culture in Bilbao

Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum was designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry and is the city’s most famous sight. Some pieces – including Jeff Koons’ famous Puppy, a huge floral highland terrier – are outside, but head inside for the best in contemporary art and sculpture, featuring plenty of Spanish and Basque artists as well as international names.

Next, take a stroll along the riverside boardwalk to the Maritime Museum where you can discover Bilbao’s shipbuilding heritage. The museum is housed on the site of the old dry docks of the Astilleros Euskalduna shipbuilders.

Dining Out in Bilbao Old Town

End your day in the Casco Viejo, the oldest part of Bilbao. This is the heart of culinary Bilbao, and the perfect place to discover the tradition of pinxto (tapas). Take a tour around the pintxo bars which line Plaza Nuevo. Try local delicacies such as grilled squid and deep-fried ham croquettas, washed down with sparkling txacoli wine. And after a busy day soaking up Bilbao’s culture, return to your independent hotel for a night of rest and relaxation.