Burgos was the resplendent capital of the Kingdom of Castilla y León in the north of Spain for more than five centuries. Today it still retains much of that grandeur and old-world architecture. Whether you’re here for a city break or passing through while walking the Camino de Santiago, there is accommodation to match all styles and budgets. From hotels set in historic palaces to modern ones with riverside views, here’s our pick of the best.
AC Hotel Burgos
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The AC Hotel Burgos occupies an entire rounded corner of a triangular block in the city directly across from the Arlanzón River. The views from the hotel’s numerous balconies overlook tree-lined walkways and adorable gardens along the riverbed. Furthermore, the regal white stone edifice is situated just outside the ornate Arco de Santa María – the gateway to the old town. The inside is decked in neutral tones with an impressive atrium and rooms flooded with light. Services include a lounge area, a dining room for robust versions of Spanish breakfast and a small gym. There are also plenty of tapas bars and restaurants just a short walk away.
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Part of the popular NH Collection of hotels, the Palacio de Burgos is situated close to the centre of the city, near the river and the Besson Bridge. It’s housed in a stunning Gothic palace built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The hotel perfectly mixes modern and grand palatial style, where clean lines and contemporary design meet rich oil paintings, velvet-covered thrones and four-poster beds. It offers a breakfast buffet, as well as a restaurant for dinners and lunches, and a well-equipped gym.
Situated in the more modern part of the city, away from the historic centre, the Hotel Puerta de Burgos is a four-star hotel with a chic design. Rooms are sleek with lots of polished wood and light-coloured soft furnishings, while the bar area dazzles in shiny black and pink silk. Other services include a breakfast buffet room and a café for snacks and coffee.
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The Hotel Sercotel Corona de Castilla sits right in the centre of the city, just a 10-minute walk from Burgos Cathedral. Inside, it’s minimalist and understated with neutral colours. Rooms have bold-patterned black-and-white wallpapers with white soft furnishings. There’s a buffet breakfast bar, as well as a restaurant serving traditional dishes.
The grand Abba Burgos sits on a hill overlooking the city. It offers stately and classically stylish accommodation. Rooms come with impressive four-poster beds or lavish headboards and each has either a private balcony or small private garden. As well as the usual gym, there’s a sauna, swimming pool and paddle court. A breakfast buffet room and a restaurant serve both international and Castilian cuisine.
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Located on the edge of the historic quarter in a quiet street, moments from the cathedral, you’ll find the Palacio de los Blasones Suites. As the name suggests, it’s set in a former palace, which was once the home of the noble families of Rodríguez de Salamanca and Gil Delgado, counts of Berberana. With its gorgeous tangerine and stone exterior, it perfectly blends the historic and the modern. The Finca restaurant retains the palace’s old opulent columns and arches, while the rooms are cosy and contemporary.
The Hotel Mesón del Cid occupies an enviable position within the city, directly opposite Burgos Cathedral. The hotel and restaurant were founded in 1961, but they’re housed in a historic building that dates back much longer than that. Inside, the hotel is snug and welcoming, decorated with exposed stone walls, wood beams and beautifully carved wooden shutters. The rooms are clad in ruby red with wrought-iron beds and antique wooden furniture.
Located right on the edge of the old town, near the river, the Silken Gran Teatro is built on the grounds of a theatre, hence the name. The opulent facade of the theatre still remains intact, but behind this, you’ll find a sleek hotel with light and minimalist rooms. The hotel’s La Tramoya restaurant is first-class.
As the name implies, this hotel is situated right next to the Museum of Human Evolution, one of the best museums in the city. A newly built hotel, it’s the epitome of chic. With just 19 rooms, it’s small and intimate with a friendly feel. The only service is a breakfast room; however there are plenty of places to eat and things to see nearby.