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Hotel Carlton
Hotel Carlton
Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (204 reviews)
Lovely hotel right in centre of town. The staff were helpful and the room was extremely comfortable, quiet and spacious. I would stay her … - 

£113

£113
URH Palacio de Oriol Hotel
URH Palacio de Oriol Hotel
Avenida Cristobal Murrieta, 27, Santurtzi
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (35 reviews)
Happy Days Arrived latest after longish drive not the easiest place to locate, offered room upgrade great room … - 

£69

£69
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (496 reviews)
Near to Guggenheim. Lovely hotel comfortable,clean and excellent breakfast. Only downside was the view from room. Good … - 

£121

£121
Hotel Embarcadero
Hotel Embarcadero
Avenida Zugazarte 51, Getxo
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (7 reviews)
Lovely situation and food Really enjoyed our stay here. Perfect situation for coast and city. Beautiful location. Restaurant … - 

£120

£120
Palacio Urgoiti
Palacio Urgoiti
Arritugane Kalea, s/n, Mungia
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (42 reviews)
Amazing castle hotel Greatly enjoyed it. Room was excellent with great bathroom. Views superb. Restaurant dinner ok brea … - 

£103

£103
Hotel Miro
Hotel Miro
Alameda Mazarredo 77, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (184 reviews)
Close to Guggenheim Polite and friendly staff. Great location. Comfortable room. - 

£121

£121
Hotel Ercilla
Hotel Ercilla
Ercilla 37, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (79 reviews)
Good location The light bulbs were out, the garbage can was broken , the tissue dispenser was empty. When I get t … - 

£68

£68
Abando
Abando
Colon de Larreategui, 9, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (81 reviews)
Central Bilbao hotel Our room was ready before check in time, clean and comfortable. Our bed was twin beds which we did … - 

£75

£75
Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro
Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro
Obispo Orueta 2, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (104 reviews)
I loved the location of the hotel. Our car taken away from us immediately on arrival and we could settle in easily. Lovely room, welco … - 

£78

£78
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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.