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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 (248 reviews)
Wonderful location! Beautiful lobby. Very clean room. Excellent stay! - 

£67

£67
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (527 reviews)
Beautiful hotel across from the Guggenheim. Very stylish and comfortable, with a friendly and helpful staff. Can't recommend this place highly … - 

£112

£112
Hotel Arenal Bilbao

Hotel Arenal Bilbao

Calle Fueros, 2, Bilbao
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (108 reviews)
Perfect location, really great staff The location of the hotel was great, easy walking to many things. We appreciated the luxurious size … - 

£65

£65
ILUNION Bilbao Hotel

ILUNION Bilbao Hotel

Calle Rodriguez Arias 66, Bilbao
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (55 reviews)
Nice hotel great location This hotel was perfect for the 2 night stay I had in Bilbao. I was visiting for a music festival an … - 

£64

£64
Hotel Sercotel Coliseo

Hotel Sercotel Coliseo

Calle Alameda De Urquijo 13, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (277 reviews)
Great hotel to base for a weekend visit Spotlessly clean with very good service. 24 hr reception were very helpful, professional and fluent … - 

£77

£77
Holiday Inn Express Bilbao

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao

Zarandoa Kalea, 5, Derio
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (164 reviews)
Nice hotel with extremely helpful staff There is a mini business desk with two computers and a printer, which is very important to me. The … - 

£73

£73
Hotel Bilbao Plaza

Hotel Bilbao Plaza

Paseo Campo Volantin 1, Bilbao
2.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (48 reviews)
Good central position My wife and I spent two nights at the Hotel Bilbao Plaza. We opted for one of the more expensive ro … - 

£66

£66
Occidental Bilbao

Occidental Bilbao

Av Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (13 reviews)
Overall okay but lacking a coupl room amenities room cleaness, room comfort, Hotel staff are all good enuogh but the room require more improvement … - 

£69

£69
Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao

Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao

Indalecio Prieto Hiribidea, 1, Bilbao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (81 reviews)
Great Hotel Close to city center The hotel is situated not too far from the city center and the view in front of the hotel is amazin … - 

£68

£68
Petit Palace Arana

Petit Palace Arana

C/ Bidebarrieta, 2, Bilbao
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (176 reviews)
Good location for the Old Town and access to the metro. Clean rooms and comfy beds. - 

£79

£79
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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.