With so many wonderfully atmospheric streets, it can be hard to know where to stay in Granada. The city is located amid the attractive rolling hills of southern Spain’s autonomous Andalusia region. Backed by dramatic mountains, it is only a short drive to the shores of the Mediterranean. Its also lined by the beautiful Darro river, which you can hike on this single-day tour. Home to the world-famous Alhambra Palace, this city is a must for anyone heading to this part of Spain.
It’s also a great place to base yourself for travel to other Andalusian cities. You can see where to stay in Seville, or dive into its most stunning attractions in our Seville design guide. Marbella is also close by, and our curated collection of where to stay in Marbella sets you up for a few days of the perfect beach escape. See more hotels in Granada, and tours in Granada to get your planning jump-started!
Where to Stay in Realejo-San Matias
Comprising the city’s old Jewish quarter, Realejo’s architecture is as diverse as the area is multicultural. It is both picturesque, and a great base in the city, close to shops, restaurants, and attractions including the Alhambra.
Hospes Palacio de los Patos
The ironwork portico and historic yellow façade of this former mansion hides an interior combining old and new. The off-white walls allow original features like sculpted plasterwork to sing out. In the Hospes Palacio de los Patos, there are also modern elements, from contemporary room dividers to modern lighting. The spacious rooms have high ceilings, and are just a short distance from the indoor pool, hot springs, and marble-clad spa.
Solarillo de Gracia, 1, Granada
Hotel Villa Oniria
Decorated in what might be called a classic modern style, rooms have been finished in natural tones. Their furniture comes in a range of woods, allowing designer touches, be it a lamp or chair, to shine. There’s a planted terrace for the summer months, and open fires surrounded by marble mantelpieces for cooler nights. Facilities include a spa, and a gym on the grounds of Hotel Villa Oniria.
San Anton, 28, Granada
While it might not be the actual Alhambra Palace, the Alhambra Palace hotel is a close second. A Moorish influence is made known through the use of archways in the grand public spaces. The bedrooms are equally sophisticated. They continue the Islamic-inspired design through subtle touches such as the wall decoration.
Peña Partida, 2, Granada
Gar Anat Hotel Boutique
Beautiful stone columns speak of centuries past and support a carved wooden walkway in the reception space of Gar Anat Hotel Boutique. Artworks in each of the rooms add a blaze of color and modernity. Well-thought out, each of the rooms include features such as iPod docks, and a seating area. Limited to 15 rooms, guests will never feel lost in the crowd, despite being right in the city center.
Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1, Granada, 18009, Granada
Room Mate Leo Hotel
Room Mate Leo Hotel is an opulent mix of crisp modern design principles and centuries of Andalusian tradition. This makes for a dramatic series of spaces dotted with intriguing shapes and pieces of art. Contrasting black and white feature heavily in the design. So do contradictory textures: woods with polished stone, and cotton with leather.
Calle Mesones, 15, Granada, 18001, Granada
Parador de Granada
Parador de Granada is centered around a traditional Andalusian courtyard surrounded by mature trees and columned arcades. Brought into the modern day with well-selected pieces of furniture, its rooms also boast bathrooms with jetted baths. Additional outdoor space is also available in the form of a terraced area.
Calle Real de la Alhambra, Granada, 18009, Granada
Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
A short distance east of Realejo-San Matias, Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna de Granada is a thoroughly modern space. Guests are well catered for with rooms that include a desk and comfortable seating. There is a large indoor pool, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool. Other facilities include a gym, spa and wellness center. There is also a bar and lounge on site.
Pza Manuel Cano, 2, Granada
Where to Stay in Albaicin
A little to the north of Realejo, Albaicin is part of Granada’s UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its winding streets that date back to the Moorish rule of the city. It’s the traditional Arab quarter, and filled with fascinating sites. It has a personality all its own that’s well worth the time to explore. Learn more about it on our old town and tapas tour that delves into the area’s past and present. Or tour the tapas trail and head to a Flamenco performance.
The narrow red brick façade of Casa Bombo leads into a fully modernized interior. It maintains some original features, such as terracotta floor tiles and ceilings, while being rich with the colors of natural woods. In addition to only seven rooms, there is an outdoor terrace space with a plunge pool. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning, with guests also having access to a communal kitchen.
Calle Aljibe del Trillo, 22, Albaycin, Granada, Es, Granada
Shine Albayzin Hotel
At Shine Albayzin Hotel, chic, modernist rooms blend with the dark wood passageways and grey columns of the central inner courtyard. This acts as a communal space with comfortable seating, awash with atmosphere throughout the day. At the same time, the hotel’s dozen air-conditioned rooms provide a calming escape from the rigors of sightseeing.
C Carrera del Darro, 25, Granada, 18010, Granada
Granada Five Senses Rooms Suites
Don’t let the Granada Five Senses Rooms Suites rather ordinary appearance from the street put you off a stay. Inside this multi-story space, crisp white is the dominant color, along with the curves that come with good modern design. Breaking this up are bold statement wallpapers in each of the rooms. There is a gym and full-service spa, while guests can also enjoy the sun loungers of the rooftop terrace.
Gran Vía 25, Granada
Staying in Gorgeous Granada
The question of where to stay in Granada should no longer be troubling you. Whether you decide on Realejo or Albaicin, you’ll quickly find yourself lost within the magical world of Granada’s past, present, and future. If you’re already there, look at our guide on how to spend 2 days in Granada or take our Tapas Trail & Gypsy Flamenco Show!