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Santander hotels and places to stay

Art Suites Santander
2 out of 5
Calle Hernán Cortés 25 1, Plaza Pombo, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is $49 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)

"Decor. Equipment. Location. Secure apartment with nearby parking"…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Art Suites Santander
Hotel Chiqui
3 out of 5
Avda. Manuel García Lago 9, Santander, Cantabria
The price is $72 per night
1.46 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (393 reviews)

"We like the whole of the El Chiqui Hotel and have stayed there many many time and will return"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Hotel Chiqui
Hostal La Mexicana
2 out of 5
Calle de Juan de Herrera, 3, Santander
The price is $45 per night
0.34 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"I like that it is in the center of the city accessibility is easy near bus station and train Restaurant and store love Santander"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Hostal La Mexicana
Gran Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Calle Maria Luisa Pelayo, 38, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is $65 per night
1.28 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (125 reviews)

"Fantastic location between beaches! Easy access to shops and restaurants as well."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Gran Hotel Victoria
Eurostars Hotel Real
5 out of 5
Paseo Perez Galdos 28, Santander, Cantabria
The price is $163 per night
1 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (319 reviews)

"This is a beautiful hotel, well maintained with very friendly and welcoming staff. The breakfast is delicious too! Room was spacious and had a gorgeous view."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Eurostars Hotel Real
Hotel Silken Coliseum
4 out of 5
Plaza de los Remedios, 1, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is $68 per night
0.31 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (575 reviews)

"Quality and value were so good and excellent location. Receptionists were warm. I have only a complaint about the restaurant. Last day we decided to have lunch at the Hotel because we had a taxi booked at 15.00 to go to the airport We were 5 people, we ordered 4 menus because before I take a flight ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hotel Silken Coliseum
Gran Hotel Sardinero
4 out of 5
Plaza de Italia 1, Santander
The price is $159 per night
1.19 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)

"Very clean and well-maintained property. Nice spacious bathroom with a good shower. We had a room on the 3rd floor with a nice view of the beach but a small window. Try to get a room on the 1st or 2nd floor. These floors have big window doors. I realize it is low season but the breakfast area was ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Gran Hotel Sardinero
Hotel Santemar
4 out of 5
C/ Joaquin Costa, 28, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is $62 per night
1.09 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (544 reviews)
Nice hotel

"My room was amazing. It was very comfortable and clean"…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Hotel Santemar
Apartamentos Las Brisas
3 out of 5
AVDA. FERNÁNDEZ CASTAÑEDA 17, (El Sardinero), Santander, Cantabria
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The price is $55 per night
1.13 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (75 reviews)
Just buy the beach

"Very nice apart hotel excellent situation just across the beach. Several buses pass on front to take you to downtown. There is a cafe below where food and coffee are at very good prices"…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Apartamentos Las Brisas
Posada El Jardin de Angela
3 out of 5
CALLE RUCANDIAL N 4 D, Santander, CANTABRIA
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3.23 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
Poor choice. Residential area. Nothing nearby.

"The entry door to the lobby/ eating area was locked when we arrived @ 7:15 pm. The clerk was not able to speak English ( forgivable) He did not give us a remote for the TV & left. We found the remote ourselves later at the reception desk. No cable or satellite. TV was about a 20". Bedspread was dirty. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2017

Posada El Jardin de Angela
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Visiting Santander

History buffs will enjoy exploring Santander, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and shopping. Tourists can also enjoy the city's monuments, museums, and art. Top sights in the city include Santander Cathedral, Gran Casino del Sardinero, and Palacio de la Magdalena.

  • There are 62 hotels and other accommodations in Santander
  • The closest major airport is in Santander (SDR), 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Santander

Cultural venues in the city include Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, Centro Botín, and Centro Cultural Doctor Madrazo. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Santander Cathedral, Palacio de la Magdalena, and Plaza de Pombo. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Los Peligros Beach, Primera El Sardinero Beach, and El Sardinero Beach.

In Santander, you'll be able to select from 62 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Gran Hotel Sardinero - This 4-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and a bar. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its comfortable beds and walkable location.
  • Hotel Bahia - Our customers like the overall value and proximity to shopping at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Santander City Centre can enjoy access to a restaurant and parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Hotel Hoyuela - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and parking, along with free WiFi.

Other top sights in Santander include Gran Casino del Sardinero.

Getting Around Santander

With so many choices for transportation, exploring all of Santander is a breeze. To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Santander Station. You can take a ferry across the water to see more of the region.

Dressing for Santander

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 61°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 46°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 76°F with nighttime averages of 56°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 71°F and nighttime averages of 45°F
  • Santander gets about 1.34 inches of rain per year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 75°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 44°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Santander?
Le Petit Boutique Hotel - Adults Only is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on reviews include Gran Hotel Sardinero and Suite Home Pinares.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santander, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Santander.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santander?
To find more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Santander, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Santander?
Based on reviews, Hospedaje Magallanes is a popular 2-star pension for our travelers in search of a less expensive place to stay and offers free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include Hotel City Express Santander Parayas and Hotel Silken Rio Santander.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in El Sardinero?
With 649 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on our traveler data, Hotel Antoyana is one of the top choices for your stay in El Sardinero. This hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your stay in the area include Hotel Bahia and Hotel Chiqui.
What's the best accommodation in Cuatro Caminos?
In this neighborhood, there are 658 lodging options for your stay, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. When looking at places to stay in Cuatro Caminos, Hotel Antoyana is a top choice. This hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Hotel Bahia and Hotel Chiqui are other good choices for your stay in the area.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Santander?
Apartamentos Las Brisas is a top 3-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features free WiFi and in-room refrigerators. Other options to stay with the kids include Gran Hotel Sardinero and Hostería Santander. Attractions like Plaza de Canadio and Forestal Park Santander are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Santander?
Eurostars Hotel Real is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a restaurant. Another good option for a romantic stay is Hotel Boutique Las Brisas.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Santander?
Abba Santander Hotel is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a bar/lounge and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include NH Ciudad de Santander and Hospedaje Botín.
What's the best place to stay near Santander Ferry Terminal?
Adjacent to Santander Ferry Terminal, Hotel Bahia 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 choices within a short distance include Hotel Silken Coliseum and Hotel City House Alisas Santander.
What about the best place to stay close to Palacio de la Magdalena?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hotel Santemar, located a short 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Palacio de la Magdalena, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and a nightclub. Eurostars Hotel Real and Hotel Silken Rio Santander are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Santander?
Le Petit Boutique Hotel - Adults Only is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Eurostars Hotel Real and Vincci Puertochico. Head to Primera El Sardinero Beach or El Sardinero Beach for some quality time by the water.

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