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Hotel Ercilla

Hotel Ercilla

Ercilla 37, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (82 reviews)
Modern City centre hotel Long weekend break in Bilbao - a really beautiful city, with some really interesting architecture, … - 

£82

£82
Hotel Miro

Hotel Miro

Alameda Mazarredo 77, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (187 reviews)
Location location location The best location possible. Very modern and inviting hotel. Excellent. - 

£104

£104
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 … - 

£113

£113
Abando

Abando

Colon de Larreategui, 9, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (85 reviews)
Great hotel , shame about the reception staff :-(. Really enjoyed our stay in the Abandon Hotel. The room was good, the location was really good and t … - 

£69

£69
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 (105 reviews)
Good central hotel The hotel is very nice. Reception staff are extremely helpful and made our stay easy with their sug … - 

£88

£88
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 … - 

£72

£72
Hotel Carlton

Hotel Carlton

Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (210 reviews)
Hard getting rid of car - it's on a busy roundabou Last stp before we got the ferry home. Very comfortable and drinks not expensive - 

£105

£105
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 … - 

£136

£136
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (505 reviews)
Ideal Location at the Guggenheim Museum Modern hotel across the road from the Guggenheim Museum with its Cafe Terrace and Bistro. Quality f … - 

£124

£124
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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.