The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Head to the rooftop at Hotel Cordial La Peregrina for a dip in the pool
Head to the rooftop at Hotel Cordial La Peregrina for a dip in the pool | Courtesy of Boutique Hotel Cordial La Peregrina / Expedia
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A combined beach-city break to Las Palmas. How utterly chic of you. Go the full hog and book yourself into one of the best boutique hotels in the Gran Canaria capital. Options include a room in a former chocolate factory and a farmstead at the foot of a volcano. Tempting, indeed.

1. Boutique Hotel Cordial La Peregrina

Boutique Hotel

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This hotel among the cobbled lanes of Las Palmas is perfectly placed if you’re looking to explore the cosmopolitan island capital. It’s rather urbane itself – housed in a traditional stone building that’s been updated with swish 21st-century styling throughout. Rooms blend warm woods and designer furnishings, while in-room tech includes automated controls and coffee-pod machines. After a day exploring, cool off in the rooftop pool while gazing at the nearby Santa Ana Cathedral.

2. Casa Mozart

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Casa Mozart, in the leafy Ciudad Jardín residential neighbourhood, is a three-storey, russet-red building designed by a renowned local rationalist architect. It offers just five rooms – all finished in a simple combination of wood floors, neutral tones and handpicked furnishings. A shared kitchen, lounge and dining room add to the home-from-home vibe, plus a healthy homemade breakfast is made every morning with local produce. If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, settle into a sun lounger on the rooftop terrace.

3. Hotel Boutique the Cathedral

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As the name suggests, this adults-only guesthouse-hotel is just two blocks from the gothic cathedral. It’s housed in a beautifully restored building dating from 1890, with interiors that fuse original features with modern decor. The four guest rooms continue this theme, with exposed stone alongside clean contemporary styling and up-to-date amenities. A couple of apartments also offer self-catering facilities, while the location puts you within a short stroll of numerous top-notch restaurants.

4. Old Chocolate Factory

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This boutique hotel is indeed an old chocolate factory. Today, it retains much historic flavour wrapped in a contemporary update: rooms vary between traditional elegance with antique touches to those with more modern, understated styling. Awake to freshly baked bread and homemade yogurt and jam from tables set up outside each room. If you fancy a spot of sunbathing, head to the rooftop lounge – complete with artificial lawn, loungers and spectacular views over the capital.

5. Boutique Hotel Cordial Malteses

Boutique Hotel

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Fancy staying in a magnificent modernist mansion? The original interiors of this property (patterned tiling, decorative plasterwork and ornate wrought iron) have been wonderfully restored with a sense of playfulness. Paint-splattered mirrors and shimmering gold palm trees complement the period chic, which continues throughout the sumptuous guest rooms. There’s plenty of outside space, too, while the city-centre location puts all the Las Palmas attractions within easy reach.

6. Hotel Suites 1478

Suite Hotel

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You’ll be greeted by a restored medieval façade here – but step inside and it’s a different story. The centuries-old features give way to smooth and stylish interiors with striking artworks. The nine suites are among the largest you’ll find on the island, beautifully finished and with luxury comforts such as high-thread-count cotton sheets. Start the day with their outstanding breakfast before stepping out into the Vegueta (old town) right on your doorstep.

7. La Palmera Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel

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If you’re keen to split your time in the island capital between sightseeing and beaching, this Ciudad Jardín hotel has the perfect location for just that. The sandy urban beach of Playa de las Alcaravaneras is just minutes away on foot, while the historic centre is a short cab or bus journey away. Formerly a family house, this adults-only boutique hotel has seven rooms, each smart and modern with clean contemporary bathrooms – some extend to private balconies with views over the city and beyond.

8. Hotel Rural El Mondalón

Farm, Hotel

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Hotel Rural El Mondalón, at the foot of the Caldera de Bandama volcano, grants easy access to the Gran Canaria countryside. This 19th-century farmstead has been repurposed as an impressive upscale hotel, still brimming with rustic charm but updated with some excellent facilities. After a long day of hiking through the volcanic landscape, dip in the swimming pool – complete with pummelling water jets – before retiring to your cosy, unfussy room.

9. Bed&Chic Las Palmas

Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

The olive-coloured faced of Bed&Chic Las Palmas
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Claiming the title of the first boutique hotel in the Gran Canarian capital, Bed&Chic is an urban family-owned property, run by five siblings. Turn-of-the-century charm is complemented with on-trend decor, chic contemporary furnishings and bright, roomy spaces. Lodgings range from simple compact rooms to spacious suites with kitchenettes, many offering views over neighbouring Santa Catalina Park. It’s also within easy walking distance of one of the finest urban beaches in Europe, La Playa de Las Canteras.

Want more inspiration? Check out the best hotels in Las Palmas, the best resorts on Gran Canaria, Spain, or the best family-friendly places to stay in Gran Canaria, all bookable on Culture Trip. And once you’re done, it’s time to get planning. Explore the best things to do in Gran Canaria, before hitting the best Las Palmas restaurants or celebrating the holiday in one of the best bars.

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