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10 Best Hotels in Bilbao

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
5 out of 5
Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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0.88 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (796 reviews)

"Location location location. Got a free upgrade, by far my favorite hotel in the whole world service wise. There are great restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance. Hands down best choice in Bilbao."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Hotel Melia Bilbao
5 out of 5
Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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1.41 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,047 reviews)

"Liked the pool, was lovely to swim and look at the view. Also, the view from my room was particularly lovely of the a little park and people walking their dogs."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Hotel Melia Bilbao
4 out of 5
Colon de Larreategui, 9, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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0.12 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (906 reviews)

"Good location, walkable to good restaurants and bars. A tad loud at night, but nothing a white noise app can’t fix. We found staff to be nice and professional. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2019

NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
4 out of 5
Gran Via, 87, Bilbao, Vizcaya
The price is AU$157 per night
1.44 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (561 reviews)

"Location was perfect & the staff was knowledgeable & most helpful .. will definitely return!!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
Hotel Tayko Bilbao
4 out of 5
Erribera Kalea 13, Bilbao
The price is AU$164 per night
0.37 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (296 reviews)

"Everything about this hotel is great, excellent location by the River in the old town area with all the attractions on your doorstep. We had room 601 with a river view, large, bright and very quiet. The breakfast is epic and the staff very friendly and helpful.I would thoroughly recommend this ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Hotel Tayko Bilbao
Hotel Carlton
5 out of 5
Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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0.64 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,249 reviews)

"Property is really nice and very well located able to walk to all mayor attractions"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Hotel Carlton
Cosmov Bilbao Hotel**
2 out of 5
Rekalde Zumarkalea 12-14, Bilbao
The price is AU$124 per night
0.76 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (223 reviews)

"I enjoyed the eco-friendly shower, but also found that it wasn't really warm enough water. I loved the coffee/tea area! The rooms are a little noisy for someone who is a light sleeper from street noise, but the beds are very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

Cosmov Bilbao Hotel**
Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
3 out of 5
Zarandoa Kalea, 5, Derio, Vizcaya
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5.76 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,092 reviews)

"Proximity to Bilbao airport, and free shuttle. Restaurant next to the hotel was reasonable. Both for food and price"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao
4 out of 5
Plaza Bombero Etxaniz S/n, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$131 per night
1.07 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (763 reviews)

"Liked the lobby, the large bathroom and the balcony"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020

Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao
Hotel Ercilla
4 out of 5
Ercilla 37, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$147 per night
1.02 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (568 reviews)

"Very central and easy to locate. Room excellent and well equipped"…"

Reviewed on 3 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

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Bilbao?
Hotel Tayko Bilbao is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and parking. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Hotel Carlton and Hotel Sirimiri.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bilbao, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Bilbao.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Bilbao?
Based on reviews, Holiday Inn Express Bilbao is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include ibis Bilbao Barakaldo and Hotel Puerta de Bilbao.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Bilbao?
Apartamentos Turisticos Atxuri is an apartment with in-room kitchens and laundry facilities, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ) and Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Getxo Aquarium.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Bilbao?
Barceló Bilbao Nervión is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features wedding services and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Bilbao?
Ibis Bilbao Barakaldo is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a coffee shop/café and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro and Palacio Urgoiti.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Bilbao?
Hotel Tayko Bilbao is a top 4-star beach hotel with free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Other good options to stay near the beach include Hostal Paratene and Petit Palace Tamarises. Head to Sopelana Beach or Arrigunaga Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Bilbao?
Hotel Carlton is a 5-star hotel with a health club, and a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro and Palacio Urgoiti are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in Bilbao?
Petit Palace Arana is a favourite 3-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Basque Boutique and Barceló Bilbao Nervión are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Bilbao?
Casa Rural Goiena is a 3-star country house featuring free WiFi and free parking, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Hotel Kaia and Alba Hotel Golf & Spa. Visit Club Deportivo Ganguren Golf or Meaztegi Golf to perfect your golf swing.
Where's the best place to stay in Bilbao to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Barceló Bilbao Nervión is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features free WiFi and a conference centre. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Casual Bilbao Gurea and Hotel Carlton. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Plaza Moyua, Vizcaya Bridge and Plaza Nueva.
What is the best spa hotel in Bilbao?
Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia is a highly recommended spa hotel with a 24-hour fitness centre. Treat yourself to a facial, body scrub or detox wrap at Spa Jardines de Albia. Other popular spa hotels in Bilbao include Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao and Abando.

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