Granada hotels can be very difficult to access with its ever changing traffic system and parking is scarce. So if you’ll be driving to Granada be sure to get precise directions and choose a hotel which offers on site parking.
Access to Plaza Nueva is restricted so if your hotel is in that part of the city it’s best not to have a car. And keep a copy of your hotel bill as proof that you stayed at the hotel otherwise pictures from the city centre cameras will be posted to your car rental company with a fine that may be passed on to you. This happens to me regularly!
Below we have listed a selection of our favourite hotels in Granada which you can book online with significant discounts.
Recommended 5 Star Hotels
AC Palacio de Santa Paula (Gran Via de Colon, 33)
The AC Palacio de Santa Paula is the only 5 star establishment in Granada. It is located in the city centre just a couple of minutes from the Cathedral. It is a unique building which was formerly the Convent of Santa Paula which still maintains the old cloister. Five star luxury in a privileged central location.
Recommended 4 Hotels
The Parador lies in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace and is one of the most prestigious places to stay in the whole country. With few rooms and enormous demand it’s crucial that bookings are made a long time before arriving in Granada.
Hotel Plaza Nueva (Plaza Nueva 2 )
This family owned and operated hotel is in the perfect location in Plaza Nueva at the bottom of the Alhambra hill. Some of the rooms at the front offer tremendous views right across to the Palace and the style of each floor is based on a particular theme relating to life in Granada.
Hotel Macia Condor (Avda de la Constitucion 6)
The Macia Condor is the choice for people who look for an exclusive atmosphere, personalized service and a high degree of comfort. It is located near the commercial and administrative sections of Granada, just a short walk to the old town and the city’s historical monuments.
Hotel Carmen (Acera Del Darro 62)
An excellent choice in the heart of Granada with a rooftop swimming pool in summer overlooking the old city, Alhambra and Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance.The hotel offers first class facilities and an ideal location with easy access to all the city’s attractions.
Hotel Corona de Granada (Pedro Antonio Alarcon 10)
The Corona de Granada Hotel is situated in the tourist centre with easy access to the main monuments. It offers excellent recreational facilities include an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool and a squash court. Also it has a quality restaurant featuring traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
Hotel Alixares (Paseo de la Sabica 27)
The hotel Alixares is located outside the city centre just 1km from the Old Town and Alhambra. Guests who prefer some peace and quiet will delight in this convenient location which puts them convenient to the area’s attractions but still far enough from the city centre to enjoy peace and tranquility.
Alhambra Palace Hotel (Pena Partida 2-4)
The Alhambra Palace hotel is located on the Alhambra hill just 5-minutes walk from the palace entrance. It is a first class property which was opened by King Alfonso XIII in 1910. This aristocratic building with a magnificent interior design maintains the “belle époque” feeling in an Islamic influenced environment. From its terrace you can marvel at the beautiful landscapes of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Recommended 3 Star Hotels
Macia Monasteria De Los Basilios (Paseo De Los Basilios 2)
The Hotel is located in a monastery which was built in the early 1600’s on the remnants of an earlier Muslim convent. It is within easy walking distance of the major sites. A unique place to stay which offers a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive and ordinary hotels in the town.
Best Western Dauro II (C/Navas 5)
A first-class hotel located in the centre of Granada with easy access to the Alhambra. The Dauro II is built within a historical building that was converted into a hotel. It is is situated on a quiet pedestrian street in a commercial area.
Granada Five Senses (Gran Via De Colon 25)
The Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites (formerly the Macia Gran Via) is located in the centre of Granada, adjacent to the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The Alhambra and commercial district are easily accessible. Private parking (a must in Granada) is available for guests.
Hotel Juan Miguel (Acera del Darro, 24)
This beautiful hotel is situated in town centre within walking distance of popular attractions such as the Cathedral and Royal Chapel. A convenient bus stop is just 5 minutes away and will take you to the Alhambra. Excellent facilities, friendly staff and ideal location.
Check out Booking.com’s full list of Granada Hotels many offering easy access to the Alhambra Palace.