Hotel Maria Cristina
If you are looking for impeccable service, a beautifully located hotel, and the most luxury option in San Sebastian, the only place to stay in town is Maria Cristina.
The location is tough to beat: the hotel is surrounded with historic promenades and gardens on every side, and is sandwiched between beautiful sandy beaches and the colorful landmarks of La Concha and La Zurriola. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, and elegantly designed in a grey-and-white color scale. And while the hotel is the most expensive in town, it’s a relative value in the range of luxury hotels.
Breakfast is unmissible, and you should get there early to partake in the caviar. The theme of the hotel is food, as it is the home of MIMO, one of leading culinary centers, with their cooking school located in the basement of hotel. You can learn anything from how to make Michelin meals to basic a Spanish tortilla.
A hotel with a good night cap is also a bonus: they continue to feed you with bedtime chocolates at the hotel bar, which is a perfect way to end the night after a full day of gluttony.
What to know
This is a property where you can use your Marriot points – which is convenient for road warriors such as ourselves, and great for maximizing work travel.
Q: Where is the nearest airport?
A: San Sebastián Airport is 25 km (15.5 miles) from the hotel.
Q: What equipment is offered at the fitness center?
A: The on-site fitness center has elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weight machines, and strength and cardiovascular equipment. It is a complimentary part of your stay, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Q: When is the hotel’s Dry Bar open?
A: Dry Bar San Sebastián is open 11a.m.-11p.m. Monday-Thursday & Sunday, and 11-1a.m. Friday-Saturday. This dining space is great for afternoon tea, cocktails, and Spanish tapas. The dress code is smart casual.
Hotel Maria Cristina Information
Address: República Argentina Kalea, 4, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Phone number: +34 943 43 76 00