The Best Hotels in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Casa de los Arquillos, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Casa de los Arquillos, Vitoria-Gasteiz | ©Casa de los Arquillos
Esme Fox

The city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in northern Spain may not be as well-known as Bilbao or San Sebastián, but being the Basque capital, it has a lot going for it. History, architecture, green spaces and gastronomy combine in this fine city, making it ideal for a break away. Here’s our pick of the best places to stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

1. Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria


Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria, Vitoria-Gasteiz
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The four-star Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria is house in a grand building just to the west of the city centre, and close to the town hall. The hotel’s 149 rooms are cosy and comfortable, without compromising on space, and are dressed in muted and natural tones. There’s a bar and lounge area, a spa for relaxing, and two restaurants serving up some of Vitoria’s famous Basque dishes.

2. Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria


With its contemporary chainmail-like exterior, the Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria is the embodiment of an urban hotel. Inside you’ll find sleek and modern designs and clean minimalistic rooms decked out in white. The hotel has its own restaurant, which also acts as a bar and café, and a small gym. Guests can even rent bicycles during their stay – a great way to explore the city.

3. Hotel Casa de los Arquillos

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Casa de los Arquillos, Vitoria-Gasteiz
©Casa de los Arquillos
The chic Hotel Casa de los Arquillos is located in the heart of the city’s Old Town, along the famed Paseo de los Arquillos – a string of neoclassical buildings and arches, built between 1787 and 1802 and declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1984. The stunning boutique hotel has just eight rooms and eight loft spaces and combines historic features such as old brick walls and wooden beams with clean, modern interior design, contemporary furniture and bright red-tiled bathrooms.

4. Hotel Jardines de Uleta Suites

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel

Jardines de Uleta hotel, Vitoria-Gasteiz
© Jardines de Uleta
Situated on the outskirts of the city, the Hotel Jardines de Uleta Suites is a sight to behold with its multicoloured glass windows in luminous tones of pinks, oranges, blues and greens. The interior of this four-star hotel offers quite a different story however, with large sumptuous rooms decked out in black and white. Make sure to book a table at the hotel’s excellent restaurant, Restaurante Arimendi, serving up gourmet Basque cuisine.

5. Hotel NH Canciller Ayala Vitoria


Part of the NH hotel group, the four-star NH Canciller Ayala Vitoria is housed in one of the tallest buildings in the city and offers spectacular views over central locations such as the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, the Basque Parliament and the town hall. The 173 rooms are modern and spacious with polished wood flooring and soft furnishings in white and beige. The hotel also has a restaurant serving international and Basque cuisine.

6. Abba Jazz Hotel


Abba Jazz Hotel, Vitoria-Gasteiz
©Abba Jazz Hotel
The three-star Abba Jazz Hotel has just 25 cute and cosy rooms, decorated with large-scale images of instruments. Sleek and stylish, the hotel is located in the commercial centre of the city and is just a short walk to the Old Town. A welcome drink is served upon arrival and bike rental is also available to explore the city.

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