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Residencia Manuel Agud Querol (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ)
2 out of 5
Paseo de Berio, 9, Donostia, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
Free Cancellation
The price is $110 per night
1.88 mi from city center
3.1/5 (82 reviews)
Dormitory Living in Beautiful San Sebastian

"First I must preface this review by saying that I booked this accommodation very last minute, and that the San Sebastian area is notoriously expensive and busy during summer weekends. To find a room for 2 people for around 100 Euro days prior to arriving, the room was excellent. It is basically a ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Residencia Manuel Agud Querol (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ)
Far Out Inn
3 out of 5
Cuesta Aldapeta 58i, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
The price is $71 per night
0.75 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (28 reviews)

"Nice, knowledgeable staff. Great views from the public room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Far Out Inn
Hotel Niza
3 out of 5
Zubieta, 56, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
The price is $121 per night
0.57 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (255 reviews)

"Hotel with a nice view. The room was not well cleaned"…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Hotel Niza
Hotel San Sebastian
4 out of 5
Avenida Zumalacarregui, 20, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
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1.26 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (302 reviews)
One night only this time

"Nice hotel great staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Hotel San Sebastian
Lasala Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Plaza Lasala, 2, San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa
The price is $154 per night
0.23 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (239 reviews)

"Nice and clean. The valet took a long time Good location"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Lasala Plaza Hotel
Hotel Zenit San Sebastián
4 out of 5
C/ Antonio Mª Labaien nº 1, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night
1.05 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (649 reviews)

"Staff was very helpful planning our stay. Provided maps and restaurant suggestions."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Hotel Zenit San Sebastián
Hotel Arima
4 out of 5
Paseo de Miramon, 162, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
The price is $126 per night
2.39 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (165 reviews)

"Very nice and clean. Lots of gadgets in the room. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking is a little confusing."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Hotel Arima
Room Mate Gorka
4 out of 5
Plaza Guipuzkoa 11, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
The price is $152 per night
0.1 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (200 reviews)

"Very good location, clean room and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Room Mate Gorka
Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux
5 out of 5
Padre Orcolaga, 56, San Sebastian
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3.27 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)

"This hotel is incredible. Seriously world class luxury. Staff was wonderful and all the little details in the room went above and beyond. Toiletries were super high quality and loved the traditional pastries left in the room for turn-down. Could have been the best pastry we had while in San Sebastian. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux
Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
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0.12 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (541 reviews)

"My family love this property and i have been there since I was a child. I always wanted to go back with my husband and we finally did! Clean room and great room, everyone is professional and kind. Breakfast buffet is a must. I don’t really eat anything but just having fruits for the morning for me ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
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Visiting San Sebastian

Travelers to San Sebastian give high marks for the beaches, lively bar scene, and abundant cafés. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its restaurants. Top sights in the city include Monte Urgull, Concha Beach, and Monte Igueldo.

  • There are 769 hotels and other accommodations in San Sebastian
  • The closest major airport is in San Sebastian (EAS), 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque), 24.7 mi (39.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Sebastian

Cultural venues in the city include Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium, Victoria Eugenia Theater, and San Telmo Museum. Attractions like Monte Igueldo and Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for landmarks like Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Maria Cristina Bridge, and Miramar Palace.

In San Sebastian, you'll be able to select from 769 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Heredad de Unanue - This 2-star hotel features free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in San Sebastian Centro features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center.
  • Villa Birdie - This 4-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and pool.

Other favorite sights in San Sebastian include Monte Urgull, Concha Beach, and Ondarreta Beach. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Hendaye Beach, located 11 mi (17.6 km) from the city center, and Cote des Basques, which is 23.3 mi/37.6 km away.

Getting Around San Sebastian

If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Donostia-San Sebastián Station, San Sebastian Amara Station, or Pasaia Station. San Sebastian may not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for San Sebastian

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 58°F and the nighttime average to be 40°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 71°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • July through September averages 75°F during the day and 55°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 70°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • About 30.03 inches of rain falls on San Sebastian each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 74°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 41°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in San Sebastian?
Pensión Casa Nicolasa is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This pension is a short 8-minute walk from Concha Beach, and it offers free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Villa Birdie and Room Mate Gorka.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Sebastian, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in San Sebastian.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to San Sebastian?
For more details about updating your trip to San Sebastian or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in San Sebastian?
Based on reviews, Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Hotel Sercotel Codina and Olarain - Hostel.
Where is the best place to stay in Old Town?
With 87 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Pensión Casa Nicolasa is the highest ranked property in Old Town. This pension is a short 8-minute walk from Monte Urgull, and it offers free WiFi and parking. Other favorite options in the area include Pensión Iturriza and Lasala Plaza Hotel.
What's a favorite place to stay in San Sebastian Centro?
In this neighborhood, there are 222 lodging options for your stay, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a favorite with our customers staying in San Sebastian Centro. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Concha Beach. Travelers also recommend Room Mate Gorka and Pensión Urkia as top options in the neighborhood.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to San Sebastian?
Barceló Costa Vasca is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good choices for your stay with the kids include Villa Soro and NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu. Attractions like Monte Igueldo and Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in San Sebastian?
Bernardo Hotel is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a bar/lounge and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Hotel Record and Musika Plaza Pentsioa.
Where is the best place to stay with easy access to Concha Beach?
Adjacent to Concha Beach, Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options close by include Barceló Costa Vasca and Hotel Zenit San Sebastián.
What about the best place to stay close to Monte Igueldo?
One of the top choices for your stay is Mercure San Sebastian Monte Igueldo, located next to Monte Igueldo, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Barceló Costa Vasca and NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu are other good choices nearby.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in San Sebastian?
Pensión Casa Nicolasa is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options for your stay near the beach include NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu and Bernardo Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Concha Beach or Ondarreta Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in San Sebastian?
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is a 4-star hotel with an ocean-view restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu and Parador de Hondarribia are two other upscale options for your trip.

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