Hotel Maria Cristina
Hotel Maria Cristina is an upscale riverfront hotel in San Sebastian, a scenic town in Spain’s Basque Country, near the Bay of Biscay. Offering unbeatable views of the Urumea River, Hotel Maria Cristina is 13 miles from San Sebastian Airport (EAS) and close to Concha Beach, Zurriola Beach and San Sebastian Marina. It’s best to come during summer when temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Despite its amazing location near San Sebastian’s city center, Hotel Maria Cristina is worthy of being its own destination. Perennially popular with celebrities and dignitaries, its first guest was Queen Regent Maria Cristina in 1912. Combining a modern minimalist aesthetic with traditional accents and plush fabrics, this century-old hotel is impeccably stylish. It boasts three restaurants, a bar, and even a cooking school, making it possible to learn the traditional techniques of Basque cuisine! Among its restaurants, that of Helene Darroze is especially acclaimed. This seasonal pop-up features Michelin-starred chef Helene Darroze’s contemporary interpretation of the local cuisine, but it’s only open from summer to fall.
Hotel Maria Cristina has 136 rooms and suites, and making a reservation is recommended. Prices range from $250 to $2,500 USD per night.
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Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastian, 20004, Spain