Granada city expert and local blogger Molly shares her personal recommendations on the best hotels in Granada, Spain.
From charming luxury five-star boutique hotels with romantic views over the Alhambra Palace to budget hostels and family friendly hotels in the heart of Granada city centre, there’s something to suit everyone.
Starting with luxurious stays and working our way through to comfortable budget options, this is your essential guide to the very best hotels in Granada, Spain.
1. Hotel Alhambra Palace ~ 4-Star Luxury in the Heart of Granada City Centre
This grand establishment is visible from most parts of the city. Many famous guests have stayed here over the years. Opened in 1910 by the King of Spain the interior is decorated in an elegant Arab style interior.
The balcony overlooks the city of Granada and the Alhambra is just a short walk away. Buses on the doorstep take you down into the city centre.
Address: Plaza Arquitecto García de Paredes, 1
Accessible by car to main door. Valet service to nearby public parking.
2. Hospes Palacio de los Patos ~ 5-Star Luxe Hotel in Granada City Centre
Located in the commercial centre of Granada, this grand home belonged to a local family built in the 19th century, the garden has a 100 year pomegranate tree which bears fruit still today. The interior of the hotel is decorated with elegant modern furnishing contrasting with original features such as panelled walls and intricate wooden ceilings are stunning.
The location is fabulous as you have many shops and restaurants close to the hotel and it´s a short walk to the Cathedral and main squares of the city.
Address: Calle Solarillo de Gracia 1 (off Calle Recogidas)
Accessible by car to the front gate. Parking nearby in underground car park.
3. Hotel AC Santa Paula ~ 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Granada’s Historic Quarter
This historic building is located in the heart of the historic quarter close to the Cathedral. Once a convent this building preserves many original features and is a tranquil setting compared to the busy streets, which are just outside the door. The El Claustro restaurant here (open to non-residents) is fabulous.
Address: Gran Vía de los Reyes Católicos
Accessible by car to main door. Parking nearby in underground car park.
4. Hotel Hesperia ~ 4-Star Hotel in Granada City Centre
This charming hotel is tucked away on the edge of the Realejo barrio of Granada, just behind Granada town hotel. With a typical Andalusian patio, this comfortable setting makes a great base due to its central location.
There are many bars and restaurants practically on the doorstep and the shops and main streets are just a few minutes away.
Address: Plaza de Gamboa (close to Plaza del Carmen)
Accessible by car to main door. (Directions are needed) Guest Parking on site in underground car park.
5. Hotel Casa 1800 Granada ~ Romantic 3-Star Boutique Hotel with Alhambra Views
This beautiful boutique hotel has views of the Alhambra palace from many of its rooms. Ideal for a romantic break, this typical Albaicin house has period features such as a peaceful courtyard and stunning stone floors.
Located in a narrow alley just off Carrera del Darro, the main square Plaza Nueva is just a few steps away.
Address: Calle Benalúa, 11 (close to Plaza Nueva)
Only accessible by foot to main door. Parking 700 metres walk in underground car park.
6. Hotel Carmen ~ 4-Star with Romantic Rooftop Restaurant and Alhambra Views
This hotel has the best all round offer. Good price vs quality and great services. The rooftop restaurant (open May-Sept) is a great place for evening drinks or dinner with views to the Alhambra and over the city skyline. With a small pool too this hotel is well located right in the city centre but has plenty to offer.
A good option for budget conscience travellers and families.
Address: Acerca del Darro 62
Accessible by car to the front door. Underground parking opposite hotel.
7. Hotel Inglaterra ~ 3-Star Hotel in Central Location
This conveniently-located Granada city centre hotel is located between Plaza Nueva and the cathedral. A comfortable and simple accommodation, which is ideal for a short stay.
As this is close to lots of tapas bars, you won´t need to walk far to enjoy the best of Granada’s bustling tapas and wine bars.
Address: Calle Cetti Meriem, 6
Only accessible by foot or taxi to main door. Parking 700 metres walk in underground car park.
8. Hostal Rodri ~ Charming 2-Star Budget Hostal/ Guest house
This hostal has won several awards over the years and is well known in Granada for good prices and good service. Built in 2009 this has 10 rooms and is often fully booked. Located below the Cathedral of Granada this area is full of small streets and pretty squares.
From 26 euros for an individual room, this is a great option for solo travel.
Address: Calle Laurel de las Tablas, 8
Accessible by car to the front door. Parking 700 metres walk in underground car park.
9. Reino de Granada ~ Budget Hotel in the Heart of Granada City Centre
This comfortable budget hotel is located on the main street where most of the shops are in Granada. Although they don´t have a breakfast room there are plenty of café and bars right outside and the rooms are comfortable and clean.
The location is unbeatable, just a short walk to Puerta Real and buses and taxis right outside.
Address: Calle Recogidas 53
Only accessible by foot or taxi to main door. Parking opposite in underground car park.
10. Nest Hotel ~ Intimate and Modern Hotel in Granada City Centre
This small hotel is located right opposite Granada Town hall and close to tapas bars and cafés. Brightly coloured rooms and free tea and coffee.
This friendly modern hotel is a good option for groups.
Address: Plaza del Carmen, 29
Only accessible by foot to main door. Parking nearby in underground car park.