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The 6 Best Hotels for Families in the Basque Country

Daniel Hogan | July 24, 2018

Traveling with the family requires a little bit extra from a hotel: extra space, extra patience, and extra amenities to make everyone happy. It also helps to be within close proximity to the best family-friendly sights and attractions. Below are the best hotels for families in the Basque Country.


NH Collection Villa de Bilbao

Why it made the list

This savvy contemporary hotel in the commercial center of Bilbao is just a few minutes walk to both the Guggenheim and the Bellas Artes museum. Even many of the standard rooms here come furnished with fold-out couches to sleep extra people, and suites have their own separate living room for the kids; perfect for parents who want their private space.

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La Casa de los Arquillos

Why it made the list

Well-located in the old town of Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Country, Casa de los Arquillos is in the immediate vicinity to all of the city’s best cultural and historical landmarks. Best of all, this boutique property offers full lofts and apartments with multiple bedrooms so that families can have their own little homestay while visiting.

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Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

Why it made the list

This San Sebastián oceanfront property is the perfect place for families wanting to stay in an upscale and historic hotel but without the pomposity that often comes with it. The vibe here is super friendly and families won’t have to worry about the kids accidentally breaking some irreplaceable 19th century bric-a-brac. Oh, and the best beach in all of the Basque Country is literally right out front.

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Legazpi Doce

Why it made the list

Whether visiting San Sebastián for the world-class food, for the beaches, or its historic beauty (we’re going to go with all of the above), Legazpi Doce is the ideal home away from home for families while here. While there are no pools or restaurants or big-hotel distractions, the super-stylish boutique property offers beautiful one, two, and three bedroom suites that are full-service apartments complete with kitchen and living room. The hotel is sandwiched between the Parte Vieja (the famed old town), the shopping district, and both of the city’s main beaches, all just a few blocks away.

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Hotel Miró

Why it made the list

The universally celebrated Guggenheim museum, arguably the biggest family attraction in the Basque Country, is across the street from this sophisticated designer hotel. And the warm staff at Hotel Miró feel considerably more accommodating to families than Hotel Miró's lavish five-star sister hotel, the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, located next door.

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Los Tres Reyes

Why it made the list

This towering luxury hotel in the center of Pamplona opens its outdoor pool and garden lounge during the high season. And we’re not talking about one of those adults-only lap pools; this is your full-on backyard summer pool party area, a playground for kids and adults alike. Add that to the giant gym, chic cocktail lounge, and nice restaurant here, and there really is something for everyone in the family without even having to leave the hotel…not that we would recommend not leaving—the property overlooks Pamplona’s extraordinary old town and its historical sights are ideal for family outings, including the landmarks involved in the annual running of the bulls. The weeklong Festival de San Fermín itself, however, is not the most family-friendly activity, so you may want to avoid the second week of July.

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