If you're not sure how to start planning your Basque Country escape, relax, because you'll find no end of perfect apartment options in Bilbao. Be inspired by 60 places to base yourself within a stone's throw of Bilbao's downtown core on our up-to-date lodging guide.
Well researched visitors who know the great convenience of basing themselves in the heart of the city should read about the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao and Hotel Miro, which can be found within 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) of Bilbao's urban core
The region of Bilbao Old Town, a popular hotel district in Bilbao, has as many as 9 hotel establishments. It is 0.3 miles (0.4 kilometers) from downtown Bilbao and is considered one of the most commonly-visited hotel regions. Travelocity-listed hotel options in Bilbao Old Town include the Petit Palace Arana and Hotel Arenal Bilbao. Another popular area is Abando. This hotel district is 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from downtown. Abando's most-popular accommodations are the Hotel Carlton and Melia Bilbao.
The Apartamentos Turisticos Atxuri as well as the Hotel Sercotel Coliseo are located a comfortable walk from the Santiago Cathedral, while you will find that the Barceló Bilbao Nervión and the Hesperia Bilbao are very conveniently situated very close to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. The Zubizuri Bridge, a much-visited Bilbao destination, is a convenient walk away from the Zenit Bilbao and also the NH Collection Villa de Bilbao. Accommodations that are within walking distance of the Plaza Moyua include the Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro and the Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao.
Thrifty travelers rejoice! Bilbao features a fine selection of keenly-priced options. 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) from Bilbao's downtown is where you'll find the Hotel Conde Duque Bilbao. The Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia is just 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away. Additional affordable accommodation options include the Basque Boutique and the URH Palacio de Oriol Hotel.
12 miles (19 kilometers) from the center of Bilbao, you will find the Rusticae Arresi Hotel. The Hotel Embarcadero is 6 miles (10 kilometers) away. The Ellauri Hotela along with the Relais du Silence Hotel & Spa Etxegana are two alternative places to stay in Bilbao.
After you and your family have spent some time in Bilbao, why not explore a little bit more of the area? The Basque Country region boasts a number of places to see. Basque Country is home to rural landscapes, beaches, coastal plains and forests, and popular tourist destinations include old towns. In this section of Spain visitors may partake in mountain climbing, hiking and horse riding.
50 miles (77 kilometers) from Bilbao, you will reach San Sebastian, which is where you can explore Monte Urgull and Concha Beach. If you're planning to spend a night or two in San Sebastian, be sure to check out the Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Rusticae Villa Soro. 50 miles (77 kilometers) to the east of Bilbao, you can find Old Town, home to the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra and TRYP San Sebastian Orly Hotel. If you come to Old Town, keep a day to explore the Goikoa Palace and Basilica of Saint Mary of Coro.