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10 Best Hotels in Bilbao

Barceló Bilbao Nervión
4 out of 5
Paseo Campo Volantin 11, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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AU$124
per night
9 Dec. - 10 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,622 reviews)

"Great location near Guggenheim and old town, rooms are a bit small with open bathroom, breakfast is excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2019

Barceló Bilbao Nervión
Hotel Carlton
5 out of 5
Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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AU$171
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,162 reviews)

"Centrally located near museums and shopping, this hotel was within easy walking distance of restaurants and the Musee Guggenheim."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2019

Hotel Carlton
NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Areatza Kalea 4, Bilbao
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AU$101
per night
11 Dec. - 12 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)

"Beautiful views to the city. Location is very convenient. Plenty of options for dinning and shopping"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2019

NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels
Hotel Tayko Bilbao
4 out of 5
Erribera Kalea 13, Bilbao
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AU$136
per night
9 Dec. - 10 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (213 reviews)

"Nice hotel, but parking is a challenge. You need to reserve ahead to get parking or else you need to use another lot that is a longer walk (not bad if it isn't raining). Difficult to check in with a car as there aren't places to pull in on the street. You need to use the side alley that looks more ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2019

Hotel Tayko Bilbao
NH Bilbao Deusto
3 out of 5
Francisco Macia 9, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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AU$97
per night
6 Jan. - 7 Jan.
4.2/5Very Good! (164 reviews)

"Room was small and basic, but clean and comfortable. There are no ironing boards in the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2019

NH Bilbao Deusto
ibis budget Bilbao City
2.5 out of 5
Calle Zankoeta 9, Bilbao
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AU$73
per night
6 Jan. - 7 Jan.
4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"Good location. Close to train and bus stations, restaurants and supermarkets. Easy walk to the downtown area. Good value."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

ibis budget Bilbao City
Hotel Melia Bilbao
5 out of 5
Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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AU$138
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,009 reviews)

"Unique was the sumptuous breakfast. I liked the large bedroom, although of 'standard' variety, lovely bathroom and twin zip and link beds with separate duvets. Excellent position near the river and Guggenheim museum. Also unusual architecture. I only stayed one night but would happily book ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019

Hotel Melia Bilbao
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
5 out of 5
Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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AU$194
per night
6 Jan. - 7 Jan.
4.8/5Exceptional! (718 reviews)

"Pefect location. Great design and artwork throughout the flooors. Friendly and helpful staff. Modern furnishing. Maid service in the morning and clean-up in the evening while out for dinner."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Bilbao Metropolitan Hostel by Bossh Hotels
2 out of 5
Calle Nicolás Alcorta, 2, Bajo, Bilbao
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3.9/5Very Good! (37 reviews)
Lovely staff

"Location is a bit of a walk from everywhere but definitely still walkable. The staff were lovely and accommodating. The bathrooms and kitchen were often not super clean but I feel that was more due to the people staying there rather than the cleaners at the hostel."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2019

Bilbao Metropolitan Hostel by Bossh Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
3 out of 5
Zarandoa Kalea, 5, Derio, Vizcaya
Free Cancellation
AU$107
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,026 reviews)

"Very easy to get to and from the airport terminal. Free shuttle (though note that it runs slightly less frequently during the day than it does at peak times). Hotel should make clearer WHERE it runs from though (it's a black minibus and runs from outside the first floor away in the lane the other ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2019

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Visiting Bilbao

History buffs will enjoy exploring Bilbao, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, lively bar scene, and shopping. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its art, cafés, and restaurants. Top sights in the city include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Santiago Cathedral, and Zubizuri Bridge.

  • There are 118 hotels and other accommodations in Bilbao
  • The closest major airport is in Bilbao (BIO) 5.2 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Vitoria (VIT) 44.9 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Bilbao

Known for its museums, art, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and Arriaga Theater. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Santiago Cathedral, Zubizuri Bridge, and Plaza Moyua. Shopping is a favorite activity, so consider an excursion to Ribera Market and C.C. Zubiarte.

In Bilbao, there are 118 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Casa Rural Errota-Barri - This 3-star country house features free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace.
  • Casa Rural Goiena - This 3-star country house features free WiFi, free parking, and a library.
  • Hotel Embarcadero - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options.

Getting Around Bilbao

With so many ways to get around, exploring Bilbao is a breeze. Nearby metro stations include Abando Tram Stop, Abando Station, and Arriga Tram Stop. If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Bilbao-Abando Station, Bilbao Zabalburu Station, or Bilbao Miribilla Station.

Dressing for Bilbao

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 59°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 44°F
  • From April to June, the average is 69°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 72°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 67°F as the daytime average and 45°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Bilbao is 1.69 inches
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 71°F, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 45°F

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