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Featured Bilbao Independent Hotels

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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,236 reviews)
Great location - excellent service Excellent experience throughout - very helpful staff, good restaurant and close to all amenities. t … - 

£95

£95
Hotel New Bilbao Airport

Hotel New Bilbao Airport

Calle Zarandoa, 39, Derio
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (11 reviews)
Nice and clean hotel located close to the airport! The free shuttle service to and from the Bilbao airport was prompt and very convenient. The room wa … - 

£42

£42
Hotel Arenal Bilbao

Hotel Arenal Bilbao

Calle Fueros, 2, Bilbao
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (369 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 … - 

£38

£38
Hotel Puerta de Bilbao

Hotel Puerta de Bilbao

Rio Castanos 2, Barakaldo
4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (474 reviews)
Good hotel for family. Rooms are very small though. - 

£43

£43
Hotel Ripa

Hotel Ripa

C/ Ripa, 3, Bilbao
1.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

£47

£47
Bcool Bilbao - Hostel

Bcool Bilbao - Hostel

Calle Hernani 17,, Bilbao
2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

£27

£27
Hotel Miro

Hotel Miro

Alameda Mazarredo 77, Bilbao
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (459 reviews)
best location, very nice design hotel staffs are very nice, helpful. great service & recommendation. They gave me complimentary acqua wel … - 

£63

£63
Palacio Urgoiti

Palacio Urgoiti

Arritugane Kalea, s/n, Mungia
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (163 reviews)
Amazing castle hotel Greatly enjoyed it. Room was excellent with great bathroom. Views superb. Restaurant dinner ok brea … - 

£71

£71
Hotel Ercilla

Hotel Ercilla

Ercilla 37, Bilbao
4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (329 reviews)
Sleep well in a comfortable bed It was good to return back to the hotel after being out all day. The bed was really comfortable and … - 

£56

£56
URH Palacio de Oriol Hotel

URH Palacio de Oriol Hotel

Avenida Cristobal Murrieta, 27, Santurtzi
4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (120 reviews)
Nicest hotel we have stay at in Spain A must to stay on a upper floor beautiful view of the bay. Walk around the town. If we could we wou … - 

£42

£42
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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.