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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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Paseo Republica Argentina, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia Spain
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#4 of 71 hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.2
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Grade: 100 out of 100
263Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
68Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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TWilliamson07 wrote a review Sep 20
Los Angeles, California235 contributions124 helpful votes
One of the best hotels in Spain! The hotel is detailed and beautifully maintained always. The service is perfect and the staff all look like super models! The rooms are big and luxurious with only the best linens! The location is right in the heart of San Sebastian and it’s perfect to wander and shop or go to some of the magnificent restaurants in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kate A wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom23 contributions36 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We had a short time in San Sebastian yet it was helped by the recommendations of staff - suggestions for where to go for pinxos etc. The hotel is well situated in the old town and has strong sound proofing to deal with the happy (and tipsy) locals all around. All the staff; from those who greeted us with a glass of local wine on arrival, those who dealt with parking our car and also Xabier who was so cordial and friendly on night duty, all helped to make our short stay a wonderful experience. Everyone’s English was also strong and helped make up for our lack of Basque Spanish!! Thanks all.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequentshoppergal wrote a review Sep 18
Alpharetta, Georgia98 contributions18 helpful votes
During a two week trip in Spain, we stayed at only 5 star hotels. This property was outstanding. The room was beautiful, the staff friendly and the breakfast buffet was extensive and delicious. The hotel is in a great location- situated along the river, an easy walk to the beach and shopping areas.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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l3tsg01 wrote a review Sep 12
Seattle179 contributions78 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel at a wonderful location. Everyone was professional and friendly. Rooms are clean, with a comfortably bed and it is spacious. Not all Luxury Collection hotels merit the name but this one truly does. Also, the breakfast is very good with many options from buffet and menu. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Melody olshan wrote a review Aug 2022
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5 out of 5. We stay 3 nights and had excellent care. All in All... the service was exceptional all around. Definitely would stay again and recommend to family and friends. Room and balcony lovely. In center and across from the river. Staff very friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Allison G wrote a review Aug 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect in every way. Gorgeous setting, large elegant rooms (most comfortable beds and classic furnishings with stylish art and touches) and impeccable generous service. The staff is all amazingly well trained from the concierge who could always snag us a reservation, to housekeeping to the front desk. I loved this location in walking distance to both Playa La Concha and also the best tapas route in the old town (they even share a “best tapas” map/route for guests). The best and can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chery.hasni wrote a review Aug 2022
Montreal, Canada32 contributions23 helpful votes
Honestly one of the best hotels in EUROPE and maybe the world ! What a service and what a beautiful property! WOW ! One of the best service we’ve ever had ! The concierge, so so so professional ! WOW ! Everything from the room to the room service ! I traveled all around the world ! I only stay in 5 stars hotels so when I say wow I mean it ! If you go to San Sebastián you need to stay here without any hesitation! THEY also respect the Bonvoy Marriott reward statues ! They upgraded me to a beautiful suite ! We will definitely be coming back !
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jane E. wrote a review Aug 2022
Louisville, Kentucky198 contributions62 helpful votes
We had an amazing stay at hotel María Cristina. The hotel is absolutely stunning. It has the most beautiful breakfast room I’ve ever seen and the best breakfast areas of any hotel we’ve ever stayed in. The location of this hotel can’t be beat. Just steps away from the beach and the best pintxos bars in San Sebastián. We loved the balcony and the spacious bathroom. They also have a nice gym. Room service and the martini bar were also great. Wonderful service at the martini bar! The complimentary local wine upon arrival and the complimentary bottle of wine and chocolate in our room were very nice little touches. What a superb hotel! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Beorganic wrote a review Aug 2022
19 contributions1 helpful vote
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A unique blend of harmony, history and lifestyle The hotel is situated next to the grand theatre and with views of the river snd surf beach. Nothing can beat the location. We were there during the jazz festival which was less than a 5 min walk from the hotel on the beach. The rooms are exceptionally and tastefully designed with great views The gift shop has all the wines and local specialities that you might need to take back home with you I also visited the culinary school, Mimo, which is a great amenity if you have a longer stay at the property. Thanks to Lara for taking the time to show me around. A special thanks to the General Manager Borja Garcia and gis team for taking care of all our needs during the stay and made sure we got to know San Sebastian.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Aaron A wrote a review Aug 2022
Columbus, Ohio118 contributions110 helpful votes
What to say? Staff facility, location, restaurant, room, everything is top notch. Rent a bike. East some food, listen to the live music in the lobby. Do something special with the organized tours. Truly a gem of a property and staff
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$297 - $815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maria cristina hotel
LOCATION
SpainBasque CountryProvince of GuipuzcoaSan Sebastian - Donostia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
136
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Nearby attractions include Discover San Sebastian (0.09 miles), Parte Vieja (0.3 miles), and Zurriola Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mendaur Berria, Tedone Jatetxea, and Bar Sport.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Sebastian - Donostia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.