If you’re visiting the coastal city of Gijón in Spain’s northern region of Asturias, you’ll find many different accommodation options, from historic buildings to plush business hotels, and even ones with beach views. Here’s our pick of the top 10 hotels in Gijón.
The stylish abba Playa Gijón Hotel is located right on San Lorenzo Beach, close to the centre of Gijón. It’s four-star, elegant and contemporary and offers spectacular beach and sea views. Its 80 rooms are modern and light, decorated in shades of beige, white and green with artwork of ships and beach scenes. There are also cosy seating areas and a desk for work. They also offer special family rooms that sleep three or four people. The hotel boasts not one, but three restaurants, as well as a roof terrace in summer. There’s the Bar Cafeteria, the Amalur Restaurant serving typical gastronomy from the region, and the 37th Gastro Pub, an English-style pub also serving brunches and offering fine beach views. There’s also a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath for guests’ use.
The Hotel Begoña Park is located just outside the centre to the east, close to the Parque de El Rinconin and within walking distance of the end of San Lorenzo Beach. The house-like hotel is surrounded by greenery and flower gardens and offers a nice quiet respite from the city centre. It has a grand central courtyard surrounded by elegant pillars and balconies and cosy old-fashioned rooms filled with old lamps, vintage furniture and heavy drapes. There is also a restaurant and lounge bar, breakfast room and free Wi-Fi throughout.
The Hotel Hernan Cortes is a grand hotel in the centre of Gijón, and is surrounded by theatres, banks and shops. It has an impressive pink and white facade and is both historic and elegant. Inside the lobby you’ll find lots of shiny marble and soft seating, while the spacious rooms are filled with polished wood furniture and white and green soft furnishings. The hotel is also home to one of the city’s best restaurants: As de Picas, known for its traditional Asturian cuisine.
Spain’s Parador hotels, housed inside historic buildings such as former monasteries, palaces and castles, are a great option anywhere in the country and the Parador de Gijón is no different. This beautiful hotel is located inside an old mill in Isabel la Católica Park and is surrounded by flower gardens, ponds and green spaces. The hotel has just 40 rooms, which are decorated in a regal and old-fashioned style with green soft furnishings and wooden four-poster beds. There’s also a restaurant, set in a lovely old dining room with wooden rafters on the ceiling.
The AC Hotel by Marriott Gijón is located in a quiet residential area near the city centre. It’s also within easy reach of the Universidad Laboral Technical College, the Exhibition Centre and the train station, so it’s a great option for business travellers. It offers 78 stylish and simple rooms decorated in black and white, and also has several meeting and conference rooms. Other facilities include the AC Lounge restaurant serving traditional Asturian cuisine, a gym and Turkish bath.
The Hotel NH Gijón can be found right next to San Lorenzo Beach and within 15 minutes’ walk of the historic centre of Gijón. The 64 rooms are modern and stylish and many of them offer stunning seaside views. There’s also a rooftop swimming pool and a restaurant: the Avant Garde, serving contemporary Spanish cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Javier Loya.
The four-star Hotel Silken Ciudad Gijón is housed in a huge contemporary glass building on the edge of the city centre. It is located within walking distance of Playa de Poniente beach, the Aquarium and the Cerro de Santa Catalina hill, topped by Eduardo Chillida’sEulogy to the Horizon. The rooms are businesslike and sophisticated, with polished wooden floors and black and white photos on the walls. The hotel also has two restaurants: the Gala, serving traditional Asturian cuisine, and a breakfast buffet room.
The modern four-star Hotel Principe de Asturias sits right in front of San Lorenzo Beach, offering some of the best views in the city from its restaurant and most of its rooms. The rooms are light and bright, featuring lots of polished wood and white soft furnishings. They also offer TVs, free Wi-Fi and spacious bathrooms. Other facilities in the hotel include lounges, meeting rooms, a restaurant and a roof terrace.
The Hotel Asturias is a classic hotel located in the centre of the city, right on the big Plaza Mayor square. It has a white facade and individual balconies adorn the rooms facing the square. The hotel was featured in the first Spanish film to win an Oscar, Empezar a Volver (1983). This four-star hotel offers two types of room: classic and modern. The classic ones have old-fashioned lamps, vintage furniture and elegant headboards, while the modern ones are clean and contemporary with muted tones. Some rooms even have Jacuzzis. There’s also a restaurant and a café for the convenience of guests.
Located right next to the Isabel la Católica Park, the TRYP Gijón Rey Pelayo Hotel is a grand and elegant hotel decorated with marble, contemporary chandeliers and modern brightly coloured furniture. It has spacious stylish rooms dressed in white and green with lots of polished wood. Guests can benefit from the Snack-Bar Bergantín and a breakfast buffet room, as well as a small gym and meeting rooms.