25 Best Hotels in Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha, Spain

Áurea Convento Capuchinos

$$$$ | Pl. Capuchinos 2, Segovia, 40001, Spain

Áurea is a clean-cut Eurostars property whose guest rooms have tufted black leather headboards, beamed ceilings, and walls hung with photographs of local sights. From the smart, corporate furnishings—and well-kept spa—you'd never guess that the building is nearly four centuries old. 

Pros

  • Steps from the cathedral
  • Standout buffet breakfasts
  • Over-and-beyond service

Cons

  • Little in the way of local flavor
  • Fee to use the swimming pool
  • No in-room temperature controls
Pl. Capuchinos 2, Segovia, 40001, Spain
92-141--5250
hotel Details
62 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Casa Palacio Rincón de la Catedral

$$ | Calle Bajada Pozo Amargo 2, Toledo, 45002, Spain

Tucked under the shadow of the cathedral, this 9th-century Moorish palace was reconverted into a small family-owned bed and breakfast that feels like taking a delightful step back in time. The owners have slowly been restoring the property, opening new rooms and updating details to reflect the original design, like the towering hand-carved doors from Morocco in the airy central courtyard.  

Pros

  • Ideal location
  • Tranquil and intimate
  • Spot-on local recommendations

Cons

  • Parking is limited and expensive
  • Difficult to find entrance
  • Some in-room bathrooms don't have doors
Calle Bajada Pozo Amargo 2, Toledo, 45002, Spain
62-940–9001
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Casa Rural do Louteiro

$ | Calle Louteiro 6, Orellán, 24444, Spain Fodor's Choice

This charming, rustic inn in a tiny village near Las Médulas was lovingly converted from a series of medieval ruins. It's an easy walk from the hotel to the Roman gold mines. Rooms are tiny individual cottages of varying sizes with natural features like living trees and stone or slate floors. Extra beds for families are also available. The owners will prepare meals on request (the local wine is a delight) and can recommend hiking trails or other activities.

Pros

  • Rustic details
  • Friendly staff
  • Fire pit on winter evenings

Cons

  • Plenty of hiking and biking nearby, but you'll need a car to get here
  • Disorganized front-desk management
  • No housekeeping service
Calle Louteiro 6, Orellán, 24444, Spain
65-293--3419
hotel Details
3 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Crisol Mesón del Cid

$$ | Pl. de Santa María 8, Burgos, 09003, Spain

Previously a 15th-century printing press and newly under the Eurostars umbrella, this hotel has bright airy guest rooms (ask for one facing the cathedral) with tile floors and exposed brick and stone walls. The restaurant specializes in Castilian dishes like pimientos rellenos (stuffed peppers) and sopa de Doña Jimena (garlic soup with bread and egg).

Pros

  • Cathedral views from upgraded rooms
  • Comfy clean digs
  • Central location

Cons

  • Parking is a tight squeeze
  • Could use a face-lift
  • Some rooms are noisy
Pl. de Santa María 8, Burgos, 09003, Spain
94-720–8715
hotel Details
54 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Cueva del Fraile

$ | Ctra. Cuenca a Buenache, Km 7, Cuenca, 16001, Spain

Surrounded by dramatic landscapes, this family-friendly three-star lodging occupies a 16th-century building on the outskirts of town. Spacious, newly renovated rooms have basic furniture, stone floors, and, in some cases, wood ceilings. Doubles, triples, quads, and duplexes are available. Young kids love the indoor play area.

Pros

  • Beautiful interior garden terrace
  • Outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts
  • Good value

Cons

  • Location 7 km (4 miles) from town
  • No a/c in some rooms
  • Interiors show their age
Ctra. Cuenca a Buenache, Km 7, Cuenca, 16001, Spain
96-921–1571
hotel Details
77 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb., No Meals

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Grand Hotel Don Gregorio

$$$ | Calle San Pablo 80–82, Salamanca, 37008, Spain

This upscale boutique hotel has spacious contemporary rooms in a building with roots in the 15th century. Interiors pay homage to this history with antiques that belonged to the original structure, the Don Gregorio family (after whom the hotel is named), and even the nearby cathedral.

Pros

  • Quiet and comfortable
  • Complimentary cava upon arrival
  • Spa and in-room massages

Cons

  • Overpriced restaurant
  • No outdoor space for lounging
  • Hodgepodge passé decor
Calle San Pablo 80–82, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
92-321–7015
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hacienda del Cardenal

$ | Paseo de Recaredo 24, Toledo, 45004, Spain

Once a summer palace for Cardinal Lorenzana, who lived in the 1700s, this serene three-star hotel with a pool on the outskirts of the old town hits the sweet spot between rustic and refined. The restaurant, popular with visitors, features a menu with regional delicacies like La Mancha–grown asparagus, roast suckling pig, and strawberries from Aranjuez.

Pros

  • Lovely courtyard
  • Convenient dining
  • Spacious rooms

Cons

  • Restaurant often full
  • Parking is pricey
  • Stairs inconvenient for those with heavy luggage
Paseo de Recaredo 24, Toledo, 45004, Spain
92-522–4900
hotel Details
27 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Infanta Isabel

$ | Pl. Mayor 12, Segovia, 40001, Spain

On the corner of the Plaza Mayor, this classically appointed hotel boasts cathedral views in a bustling shopping area. Rooms have frilly baroque furnishings like wrought-iron beds and little round tables; rooms facing the plaza have floor-length shutters and small verandas.

Pros

  • Cozy lived-in ambience
  • Central location
  • Some rooms have balconies overlooking the plaza

Cons

  • Some rooms are cramped and oddly shaped
  • Rooms facing the plaza can be noisy on weekends
  • Decidedly unhip decor
Pl. Mayor 12, Segovia, 40001, Spain
92-146–1300
hotel Details
37 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Rector

$$$ | Paseo del Rector Esperabé 10, Salamanca, 37008, Spain Fodor's Choice

From the stately entrance to the high-ceiling guest rooms, this charming 13-room hotel offers a fairy-tale European experience. Rooms come with lots of upscale services, including twice-daily turndown and Bulgari toiletries, and the decor mirrors these luxuries with mahogany antique furniture and marble bathrooms, some with standalone tubs.

Pros

  • Good value for a luxury hotel
  • Personal service
  • Good location

Cons

  • Parking costs extra
  • No balconies
  • Breakfast could be more ample
Paseo del Rector Esperabé 10, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
92-321–8482
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel San Antonio El Real

$ | Calle San Antiono el Real s/n, Segovia, 40004, Spain

Housed in the 15th-century Monastery of San Antonio El Real (officially declared a National Monument of Segovia), this hotel is worth a visit on its own. It was originally the old hunting lodge of Henry IV, who later transformed it into a Franciscan convent. The cloister garden is ideal for a summer nightcap, and there is also 18th-century baroque church on the property that guests can tour.  

Pros

  • Tranquil outdoor spaces
  • Centrally located
  • Free outdoor parking

Cons

  • Small bathrooms
  • Walls can be thin
  • Room decor is underwhelming
Calle San Antiono el Real s/n, Segovia, 40004, Spain
92-143–1574
hotel Details
50 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Spa La Casa Mudéjar

$ | Calle de Isabel la Católica 8, Segovia, 40001, Spain

Built in the 15th century as a Mudejar palace, this historical property has spacious rooms and a well-priced spa (€35 per person; adults only) that's popular even with nonguests. Ask for a room overlooking the Sierra de Guadarrama, and be sure to visit the on-site Roman ruins on a free Sunday-morning tour.

Pros

  • Terrific restaurant serving rare Sephardic dishes
  • Historic building with Roman ruins
  • Affordable spa

Cons

  • Forgettable interiors
  • No nearby parking
  • Beds are nothing special
Calle de Isabel la Católica 8, Segovia, 40001, Spain
92-146–6250
hotel Details
42 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Vía de la Plata

$ | Calle Padres Redentoristas 5, Astorga, 24700, Spain

A giant slate terrace with views of the countryside is the main draw of this airy, streamlined hotel with a vibe that feels more city than country. Unwind in the well-appointed spa or indoor pool, end-of-the-day boons to tired travelers and Camino pilgrims.

Pros

  • Great views and service
  • Gorgeous terrace
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Bookable only via online form or third party
  • Small breakfast area
  • Spa not included in rate
Calle Padres Redentoristas 5, Astorga, 24700, Spain
98-761--9000
hotel Details
38 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Landa

$$$ | Ctra. de Madrid a Irún, Km 235, Burgos, 09001, Spain Fodor's Choice

If you've ever dreamed of holing up in a luxurious castle, consider booking a room at Landa, a converted 14th-century palace some 5 km (3 miles) from the city center surrounded by lush gardens. Most of the rooms are suites with whirlpool baths and sitting areas, and the lobby is fit for a king with stone walls, marble columns, and a curved stone stairway with gargoyles. The icing on the cake is a luxurious swimming pool where you can do laps under the castle eaves alongside a fireplace.

Pros

  • Stunning indoor-outdoor swimming pool
  • Surprisingly affordable for level of luxury
  • Beautiful lobby

Cons

  • Roads to and from town are busy
  • Car required
  • Inconsistent food quality and unprofessional restaurant staff
Ctra. de Madrid a Irún, Km 235, Burgos, 09001, Spain
94-725–7777
hotel Details
37 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Las Doñas del Portazgo

$ | Calle Ribadeo 2, 24500, Spain

Nestled right along the Burbia River, this cozy 18th-century house has charming rooms with exposed stone and classic, countryside interiors. Breakfast and dinner is available upon request, but if you forget to ask, the hotel also runs the nearby Restaurante Méndez just a hundred yards away.

Pros

  • Helpful hosts
  • Ideal location
  • Hydromassage showers

Cons

  • Have to schedule meals
  • Breakfast not included
  • Off-site parking
Calle Ribadeo 2, 24500, Spain
98-754--2742
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Microtel Placentinos

$ | Calle Placentinos 9, Salamanca, 37008, Spain Fodor's Choice

This is a cheap-and-cheerful B&B tucked down a quiet pedestrian street in Salamanca's historic center, near the Palacio de Congresos convention center and a short walk from the Plaza Mayor. The owners' attention to detail, apparent in antique wooden furniture, polished hardwood floors, and rustic stone walls inside the guest rooms, sets it an echelon above other budget options.

Pros

  • Some rooms have whirlpool baths
  • Quirky decor
  • Short walk to bus station

Cons

  • Rooms by interior staircase can be noisy
  • Some accommodations are cramped
  • Boring breakfast buffet
Calle Placentinos 9, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
92-328–1531
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Miluna

$$$$ | C. de Valdecarretas, Parcela 364, Toledo, 45919, Spain Fodor's Choice

Taking a page from the playbook of Aire de Bardenas, Navarra's avant-garde bubble hotel, Miluna opened in 2018 on the outskirts of Toledo. The fishbowl-like rooms with transparent walls look out onto remote scrubland and up to a sky virtually uncontaminated by light pollution. All rooms come with telescopes, and sessions in the zero-gravity "flotarium" add to the otherworldly experience.

Pros

  • A bubble hotel that won't break the budget
  • Telescopes in every room
  • The ideal place to unplug

Cons

  • Expensive and limited reservations
  • Uncomfortable in winter and summer when temperatures are extreme
  • No alternate dining options in vicinity
C. de Valdecarretas, Parcela 364, Toledo, 45919, Spain
92-567–9229
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Palacio de los Velada

$ | Pl. de la Catedral 10, Ávila, 05001, Spain

This four-star hotel occupies a beautifully restored 16th-century palace in the heart of the city next to the cathedral, an ideal spot if you like to relax between sightseeing. Rooms incorporate both modern and traditional Castilian design elements. Keep an eye out for major discounts on last-minute, midweek, and off-season stays.

Pros

  • Gorgeous glass-covered patio
  • Amiable service
  • Bountiful breakfast buffet

Cons

  • Some rooms don't have views because the windows are so high
  • Expensive off-site parking
  • Lack of power outlets
Pl. de la Catedral 10, Ávila, 05001, Spain
92-025--5100
hotel Details
144 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Alarcón

$$$$ | Av. Amigos de los Castillos 3, Alarcón, 16213, Spain Fodor's Choice

This romantic hotel occupies a gorge-top Moorish fortress. The turret room is the best and biggest; lodgings in the corner towers have arrow-slit windows, and others have window niches where women used to do needlework. Dinner is served in an arched baronial hall complete with shields, armor, and a gigantic fireplace.

Pros

  • Worth the high price
  • Ambience to spare
  • Good for a romantic getaway

Cons

  • Half board can be added but costs extra
  • Some windows are quite small
  • After 11 pm, room service prices jump 25%
Av. Amigos de los Castillos 3, Alarcón, 16213, Spain
969-330315
hotel Details
14 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Parador de Almagro

$$ | Ronda de San Francisco 31, Almagro, 13270, Spain Fodor's Choice

Five minutes from the Plaza Mayor of Almagro, this parador is a finely restored 16th-century Franciscan convent with cells, cloisters, and patios. Indeed, some rooms still resemble monks' cells, albeit with lots of modern conveniences, and the patios inspire a meditative tranquility.

Pros

  • Pretty indoor courtyards
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ample free parking

Cons

  • Occasionally untidy public areas
  • Double-bed rooms smaller than normal rooms
  • Inconsistent restaurant
Ronda de San Francisco 31, Almagro, 13270, Spain
92-686–0100
hotel Details
54 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Ávila

$$ | Calle del Marqués de Canales de Chozas 2, Ávila, 05001, Spain

Post up in a 16th-century medieval castle attached to the massive town walls at this parador whose standout feature is its lush garden containing archaeological ruins. The interior is unusually warm for the hotel chain, done mostly in tawny tones, and guest rooms have terra-cotta tile floors, leather chairs, and four-poster beds.

Pros

  • Gorgeous garden and views
  • Good restaurant
  • Family-friendly rooms and services

Cons

  • 10-minute walk to the action
  • Interiors need a refresh
  • Underwhelming breakfast
Calle del Marqués de Canales de Chozas 2, Ávila, 05001, Spain
92-021–1340
hotel Details
61 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Cuenca

$$ | Subida a San Pablo s/n, Cuenca, 16001, Spain Fodor's Choice

The rooms are luxurious and serene at the exquisitely restored 16th-century convent of San Pablo, pitched on a precipice across a dramatic gorge from Cuenca's city center. The hotel's coffered ceilings and ceramic tile murals are justly famous, while the glassed-in cloister and the classic Castilian furniture complete the noble interior.

Pros

  • Great views of the Hanging Houses and gorge
  • Spacious rooms
  • Consistently good restaurant

Cons

  • Expensive breakfast not always included in room rate
  • Secure garage parking sometimes unavailable
  • Calls to reception sometimes go unanswered
Subida a San Pablo s/n, Cuenca, 16001, Spain
96-923–2320
hotel Details
63 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Sigüenza

$$ | Pl. del Castillo, Sigüenza, 19250, Spain Fodor's Choice

This fairy-tale 12th-century castle has hosted royalty for centuries, from Fernando and Isabel right up to Spain's present king, Felipe VI. Some guest rooms have four-poster beds and balconies overlooking the wild landscape. The stellar food served here is an essential part of the experience; at a leisurely lunch, your choices might include roast goat, pheasant, or cod with truffles and sheep's cheese.

Pros

  • Excellent food
  • Sense of history and place
  • Plenty of parking

Cons

  • Much of castle is a neo-medieval replica
  • Bland modern furniture that doesn't jibe with the space
  • Occasionally surly service
Pl. del Castillo, Sigüenza, 19250, Spain
94-939–0100
hotel Details
81 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

$ | Av. de Calvo Sotelo 28, Villafranca del Bierzo, 24500, Spain

This modern two-story hotel built with local stone looks out over the Bierzo valley. Its rooms have heavy wood furniture, windows with shutters, and large baths. At the restaurant you can dine on shavings of cecina (cured beef), fresh Bierzo trout, and a range of other local delicacies. Try the local wine, made primarily from the floral mencía grape.

Pros

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Quiet surroundings
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Lacks history of other paradores
  • Rooms are plain and some overlook parking lot
  • Noisy a/c in some rooms
Av. de Calvo Sotelo 28, Villafranca del Bierzo, 24500, Spain
98-754--0175
hotel Details
51 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Posada de San José

$ | Ronda de Julián Romero 4, Cuenca, 16001, Spain Fodor's Choice

This family-friendly inn, housed in a centuries-old convent, clings to the top of the Huécar gorge in Cuenca's old town. Most of the traditionally furnished rooms have balconies overlooking the river. Homey touches, like a leafy garden and cozy nooks distributed around the public spaces, give this budget pick its charm.

Pros

  • Cozy historical rooms
  • Stunning views of the gorge
  • Well-prepared local food

Cons

  • Built to 17th-century proportions, some doorways are low
  • Certain rooms are cramped
  • Sloping floors can be vertiginous when lying in bed
Ronda de Julián Romero 4, Cuenca, 16001, Spain
96-921–1300
hotel Details
31 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Revolutum Hostel

$ | Calle de Sánchez Barbero 7, Salamanca, 37001, Spain

What some might call a "designer hostel," this is the best modern budget hotel in Salamanca. Rates start at €20 a night for a bed in a shared dorm-style room, but there are plenty of singles and doubles available—all with private bathrooms—plus larger accommodations for families.

Pros

  • Breakfast included
  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • Special rates for families and longer stays

Cons

  • Deposit required for towels
  • You have to make your own bed in some rooms
  • Small bathrooms in some rooms
Calle de Sánchez Barbero 7, Salamanca, 37001, Spain
92-321–7656
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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