Went to Gijon for a friend's wedding in the off season. I can see how the place would be popular in the summer season, but not much going on otherwise. The hotel is in a prime location though - right next to the beach and downtown. We booked through a website called hotel club - for convenience as my friend had used it. The desription was nothing like reality - they clearly said there was an indoor swimming pool. Wasn't expecting much, but the description is clearly for another hotel, as this is a small old hotel with locals in the coffee shop in the front. The rooms are pretty pokey and some of the walls are a bit paper thin, but they've made a precent decent crack at fixing it up to make it look a bit more modern by adding some pop art prints and theming each room with a famous person. Probably quite good value for the location and the standard.