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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?
Casa Rural Errota-Barri is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star country house offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Cosmov Bilbao Hotel** and Hotel Tayko Bilbao.
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, Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ) is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Bilbao Plaza and La Estrella Ostatu.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Bilbao?
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Hotel Carlton and Hotel Gran Bilbao. Also, attractions such as Maritime Museum and Getxo Aquarium are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Bilbao?
Petit Palace Arana is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features free WiFi and concierge services. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Hotel Miro and Barceló Bilbao Nervión.
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 restaurant 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?
Petit Palace Tamarises is a top 3-star beach hotel with free WiFi and free bike hire, and it’s located on Ereaga . Other good options for your beach trip include Hotel Embarcadero and Hotel Igeretxe.
What's the best high-end hotel in Bilbao?
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hotel Carlton and Hotel Melia Bilbao are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in Bilbao?
Hotel Miro is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and spa services. Photo Zabalburu Hotel and Petit Palace Arana are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Bilbao?
Palacio Urgoiti is a 4-star hotel featuring a restaurant and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Petit Palace Tamarises and Hotel Torrebillela. 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 it features a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Petit Palace Arana and Casual Bilbao Gurea. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Arriaga Theater, Vizcaya Bridge and Palacio de la Diputación Foral de Vizcaya.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Bilbao?
Hotel Melia Bilbao is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Occidental Bilbao and Palacio Urgoiti.