It is advisable to book Seville hotels well in advance as this popular capital of Andalucia attracts visitors all years round thanks to the excellent climate of Southern Spain and attractions of this fabulous city. Bear in mind that there are many festivals in Seville which attract visitors from all over the world meaning a shortage of hotel rooms during Holy Week (Semana Santa), the April Fair (Feria de Abril) and numerous other annual fiestas.
The majority of first time visitors to Seville will find accommodation to suit their budget in the vicinity of Barrio Santa Cruz in the historic heart of the city. Here there are numerous budget options tucked away down side streets as well as some charming hotels housed in typical Sevillian mansions.
Recommended 3 Star Options:
Casona de San Andrés (Calle Daoiz, 7)
A small and friendly place some 10 minutes from the Cathedral on foot with good access to the shopping district. Not an option with your own car.
Hotel Alcázar (Menéndez Pelayo, 10)
Perfectly located in the heart of Santa Cruz neighbourhood with its own parking, this hotel with views of the Murillo gardens is a fine choice.
Hotel Alminar (Calle Álvarez Quintero, 52)
A modern and cosy hotel located inside a traditional house on another pedestrian street in the heart of the tourist centre. Good choice though limited car access.
Recommended 4 Star Options:
Located in the Jewish Santa Cruz Quarter, this is one of the most charming hotels in Seville. The hotel comprises a number of houses and former palaces with a quaint patio and fountain at the entrance. Our QUAINT Choice.
Hotel Fernando III (San Jose, 21, Seville)
Great location in the the middle of the Santa Cruz quarter beside the historic Jewish quarter. The hotel is ideal for visiting the main cultural, shopping and tourist areas of the city. The hotel is equipped with a swimming pool on the 4th floor with stunning views of the bell towers and spires of the city.
Hotel San Gil (Parras, 28)
Hotel San Gil is housed in a stunning building in the old quarter of Seville about 200 metres from the Magic Island Thematic Park. Beauiful building and highly recommended but a bit of a stroll to the Cathedral area.
Hotel Becquer (Reyes Catolicos, 4)
A fine choice for location lying just a few minutes walk from the Cathedral and the historical centre. Very helpful staff and easy access by road. They often have special offers making the hotel one of Seville’s best for value.
Hotel Ayre Sevilla (Avda. Kansas City)
Ideal if your travelling by the high speed AVE train service from Madrid as this hotel lies next to the Santa Justa railway station. You’ll need to use the easily accessible public transport to get to the tourist district but the fine facilities including a swimming pool compensates for this.
Hotel Gran Lar (Plaza De Carmen Benitez, 3)
A well equipped hotel located in the commercial district of Seville within comfortable walking distance of the main tourist attractions. The hotel is functional rather than remarkable but one to consider as a value option within the 4 star category.
Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel (Avda La Palmera, s/n)
This is a good choice if you don’t mind being about 2½ km north of the city centre. The hotel is in a residential area and overlooks the Betis football stadium and has plenty parking available without having to get lost in Seville’s traffic before finding it. There is a great outside area with a swimming pool and peaceful gardens.
Recommended 5 Star Option:
Hotel Alfonso XIII (San Fernando, 2)
This hotel was named after the king who commissioned it in 1928 and was designed to be Europe’s most luxurious hotel. It is situated among the arches and arabesques of the historic city centre only minutes from the Reales Alcázares and Plaza de España. It is easy to see why it was named in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. Our LUXURY Choice.
Take a look at Booking.com’s special prices on quaint hotels in Seville within walking distance of the city’s main sights.
Other Accommodation in Seville
An interesting alternative to staying in a hotel in Seville is to reserve an apartment for your stay. There are apartments to cater to the needs of all visitors to Seville ranging from small two person flats to larger apartments suitable for families and groups of friends. A great advantage of the apartment option is that you don’t have to eat out all the time which makes a welcome change when you’re on an extended visit. Here’s an attractive selection of self-catering apartments in Seville.
Seville Hostels & Backpackers:
Many visitors to Spain aren’t comfortable with the idea of staying in as “hostal” is it conjures up thoughts of some kind of down and out’s hostel in English. This is a fallacy as a Spanish “hostal” is simply a cheap hotel which is often a family run business. In some parts of Spain these “hostals” are bursting with character and provide far more interesting accommodation than modern hotels. In Seville they tend to be very small and are mainly occupied by budget travellers and students. Many of them are really quaint as they have been established in charming Sevillian houses centred on a small courtyard patio. Room types range from shared dormitories to en suite double rooms. Check out these Seville Hostels.