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Hotel Maria Cristina a Luxury Collection Hotel San Sebastian

Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, 20004 San Sebastian, Spain Access

Hotel Maria Cristina a Luxury Collection Hotel San Sebastian

Since it opened in 1912, Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel has been intimately linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. In the late 19th century the seaside town on the southern point of the Bay of Biscay became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognized therapeutic properties of sea bathing. A traditional afternoon stroll along the boardwalk offered an opportunity to see and be seen while the many cafés and open-air terraces were filled with high society. San Sebastian had passed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town requiring luxurious, modern facilities to meet the demands of its discerning guests. The majestic design of the hotel by architect Charles Mewes, the man responsible for the Ritz in Madrid and Paris, combined with the propertys enviable river setting and sea views, resulted in it immediately becoming the favored accommodation for international high society.

Rising majestically above the vivacious historic city center of San Sebastian, Hotel Maria Cristina is supremely surrounded by promenades and gardens. This landmark building is situated between the white sand beaches and colorful buildings of La Concha and La Zurriola; our reception desk can provide beach towels. Adjacent to the hotel are the Urumea River and Victoria Eugenia Theatre. Just opposite—on the other side of the river—is the Kursaal Congressional Palace. Three surrounding hills, Mount Urgull, the Castillo de la Mota, and the Mount Igueldo, delineate the city limits.As the capital of Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian is a city where visitors co-exist seamlessly with the approximately 180,000 locals who frequent the citys esteemed restaurants, world-class casino, and Zubieta Race Track. The vast selection of cultural activities includes year-round options San Telmo Museum, Balenciaga Museum and the Aquarium. Annual head-line events are the International Film Festival, Musical Fortnight, and Jazz Festival. The Fantasy and Horror Film Festival and Theatre Festival are exciting options for the adventurous. Gipuzkoa is also a recent discovery of the golf world. The winding Cantabric coast lined with small fishing villages, beaches, cliffs, and rocky coves presents a contrasting landscape perfect for the picturesque sport.As a result of an astonishing 16 Michelin stars bestowed upon San Sebastian restaurants, culinary aficionados congregate here to sample distinctive Basque cuisine.Our Concierge recommends the following as distinct local spots and activities:El Peine de los Vientos: An incomparable stop at the foot of Mount Igeldo.Walking Around: A simple stroll around San Sebastian, referred to as the pearl of the Cantabric Sea, is unforgettable.The Old Quarter: The perfect place for authentic shopping, this area is also home to the best bars, which serve the citys famous Pintxos, small p

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Hotel Maria Cristina a Luxury Collection Hotel San Sebastian
Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, 20004 San Sebastian, Spain

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Concierge desk
  • Front desk
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • General
    Direct dial telephone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    FREE newspaper delivered to room
  • FREE newspaper in lobby
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Ironing board
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Gift/News stand
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Events
    Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services

Rooms

  • Communication
    Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Branded mattress
  • Cribs
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Rollaway bed
  • Super comfy bed
  • Special features
    Baby listening device
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sitting area
  • Soundproofed room
  • Bathroom
    Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Food & Beverage
    Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Entertainment
    FREE movies/video
  • Interactive web TV
  • Newspaper
  • Satellite television
  • TV
  • Business
    Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Alarm clock
  • Electrical adaptors available
  • Fire alarm
  • Iron
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Smoke detectors

Recreation

  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Fitness
    Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Sport
    Sports court onsite

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Buffet breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE coffee in lobby
  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Outlets type
    Food and beverage outlets
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Buffet breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Cancel policy may be more restrictive based on rate / room booked, season, special events

Travel with others

Children policy
Room rates include the accommodation of children (12 years old or younger) who sleep in the existing bedding of a guest room. Rollaway beds may incur extra charges; cribs are included in the cost of the room.

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Payment type

    

Language spoken

  • Spanish

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 139
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 3039 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 280

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • AV Equip
  • Meeting planner
  • Certified wedding planner

Environment

Property's Green Action

We aim to reduce energy usage per hotel room. We implement water reduction methods that do not affect the guest experience. We support Fair Trade practices. We also increase procurement of food and beverage grown and produced locally and minimize the procurement of overharvested or endangered species of both plants and animals.

Most helpful reviews 9 62 reviews

Bluelinx Media
2 years ago – Google

9

This hotel shines in its elegance. The hotel is very well appointed with artwork galore. From the lobby to the rooms everything is done well. The rooms are large with high ceilings and some rooms have small balconies. The bathrooms are equally as large with a separate tub and shower. I found the service to be exquisite. If given the option between points and breakfast go for the opulent breakfast featuring customized omelets and muliple other stations.

Mi Castillo de Arena
2 years ago – Google

10

5 * hotel situated in a great location. Staff were friendly and professional. The hotel and room was spotless and a great deal of attention de detail had been made. Would recommend

Nitayanan Na Chiangmai
2 years ago – Google

9

Great location. Walking distant to the old town so you can get Pintxos anytime! The service was excellent and the room was well decorated and comfortable. Overall a very pleasant stay.

Nitayanan Na Chiangmai
2 years ago – Google

10

Great location. Waking distant to the old town so you can get Pintxos anytime! The service was excellent and the room was well decorated and comfortable. Overall a very pleasant stay.

Antonello Caboni
2 years ago – Google

10

We loved the hotel, from the impressive public spaces to the elegantly decorated and spacious rooms. The staff were attentive and willing to please. The view from our room was the cherry on the cake. I have no doubt I will want to stay here again, should I come back to San Sebastián!

Tomer Hazum
2 years ago – Google

9

We stayed for 2 nights and it was unforgettable! The stafff is no nice and provide fine service! The room, the breakfast buffet and the restaurants are above everything in San Sebastian! Highly recommended!

Rakesh Mottey
2 years ago – Google

10

Stunning hotel and the pinacle of your stay in San Sebastian.. The staff are very helpful and Ned the general manager was fantastic and made our stay memorable. Much appreciated and thank you everyone.. Highly recommend this hotel for your San Sebastian experience.

Pierre & Ju Haye
2 years ago – Google

10

Fabulous hotel and great quality of service. We flagged we were on honeymoon and got offered a bottle of bubbly - still got the “Mr & Mrs” on welcome letter though. We also enjoyed stunning cocktails (Lost In Translation is a must have - per picture) at the bar

Ina Georgieva
2 years ago – Google

9

Super hotel, super location, very high class rooms, excellent staff

Norihiro NISHIJIMA
2 years ago – Google

10

Nice location for bar hopping and beautiful room

LJ HM
2 years ago – Google

9

Arrived and there was a problem with my room, so as a good will gesture I was offered the Betty Davies suite, all to myself. The hotel itself is very grand, and the staff that run the hotel are absolutely excellent, warm and friendly, and I advise anyone who stays to make a friend of the staff, as a little local knowledge can go along way, and new friends are always welcome.

K W
2 years ago – Google

10

Beautifully decorated hotel in the city center, next to the river! Service was SUPER! You can borrow their bicycle to go around the city as well. Very very comfortable bed, their amenities from Byredo were top-notch! A total relaxing stay, I Recommend Recommend Recommend!! Do not stay elsewhere but here when in San Sebastian :))))))

Beverleigh Atheis
2 years ago – Google

9

Beautiful hotel. Staff are amazing. The food is outstanding. The breakfast is out of this world too.

Jessica Goldman
2 years ago – Google

9

Amazing service , great food, concierge service was top notch!

Iratxe B.
2 years ago – Google

9

Great hotel to spend a night and visit the city. Great service, better staff, great views, and there are many things to choose for breakfast.

Ethan Bent
2 years ago – Google

9

Exceptional execution of executive elegance. Breakfast buffet was excellent. Beds were large and comfortable. The towel racks were heated, need I saw more?

Isaac Cochran
2 years ago – Google

10

This hotel might have been the most amazing hotel we have ever stayed at. I cant even begin to describe all of the amazing things that were part of this experience. One word of caution if they help you make reservations some restaurants in the area (Michelin Stars) may charge you if you have to cancel the reservation.

Elske Bijpost
2 years ago – Google

10

If 6 stars were possible, I would give them! What a beautiful hotel and what an amazing service from start to finish! From the moment we arrived in our car, tired from a long trip, everything run so smoothly. Personnel was so friendly and all went the extra mile. The hotelroom was bigger than my first apartment and so clean and all kinds of extra amenities. Dinner in the Asian restaurant was delicious and breakfast more than you could wish for! This hotel knows what 'service' is. An absolute 6-star hotel!

Joana Valério
2 years ago – Google

10

Super friendly people. Great service and breakfast

Eric Lange
2 years ago – Google

9

Amazing wedding venue. All of the hotel staff was incredibiliy accommodating. The views from outside the balcony during sundown were breathtaking and added another layer of elegance to the wedding.

iNSIDE EUROPE
2 years ago – Google

9

Stunning hotel iN San Sebastián. Impressive lobby and restaurant/bar spaces, plus the most comfortable bed ever. Friendly, caring team. Lots to discover. True five-star experience, well worth the splurge.

Trudy Pitcher
3 years ago – Google

9

Attention to detail and amazing staff that go out of their way to make your stay wonderful. Wait staff at breakfast attentive, happy and friendly. Concierge great with details and room services much quicker than anywhere else we have been. Worth it!!!!

Mònica costa mestres
3 years ago – Google

9

Great located in the city center of San Sebastián. We were in a wedding and the food was delicious, even if the waitting times between dishes was a bit slow...but the quality of the food worth it :) All staff was helpfull all the time and I felt as they enjoyed working in this amaizing place!

Iker Ortega
3 years ago – Google

9

Hotel Maria Cristina is an amazing place to hqve some drinks. The attention the waiters give you is as great as it corresponds to the 5 star hotel the bar is in. The price, of course is quite high, but it's worth it for the delicious drinks and the quality of service given.

Wilf Gobert
3 years ago – Google

9

The only 5-star hotel in San Sebastian, it was originally the home of Queen Maria Cristina (1882-1902). It retains bullet damage from the 1932 civil war, and has one wing that became private residences when the owners had to raise money during a financial crisis. It has the Michelin Star restaurant Helene Darroze where food and wine will cost €150 and up per person.

Domenick Chieco
3 years ago – Google

9

Great hotel and great guest services. I actually saw a valet run after a taxi for an entire block because a hotel guest left behind a package. Guest services at its best!!

Brett Bernath
3 years ago – Google

10

Luxury. Central location. Excellent service. Fantastic food.

Arne Henning Underdal-Loktu
3 years ago – Google

7

A fine mix between Faulty towers and what I would guess is luxury by Donald Trumph. Only been in the bar, twice. They do their best to appear upper class, but seem a bit to clumsy to play out the act. Don't misunderstand. It is an extremely kind, warm and accessible posh bar for normal folks. I highly recommend it, but it also puts a smile on your face because of the above. Ordered a GT based on Monkey 47. The waiter poured 20% of the bootle in my glass, so even with the price off €17 it was good value

Raj Sabharwal
3 years ago – Google

10

Beautiful hotel, great service, wonderful rooms

enrique
3 years ago – Google

10

Excellent hotel in San Sebatian. Expensive but it is worth the money you pay

Markus Bierl
3 years ago – Google

9

Good location and service. We liked our room. Breakfast was excellent. Gym was ok but unfortunately no pool.

JYC Antigeno
3 years ago – Google

10

Luxurious hotel, good Service, delicious food, georgeous rooms

Joel Alvarez Colino
3 years ago – Google

9

I been there for a few nights , everything was excellent. I can hope repeat Thanks for all

Josh De La Rosa
3 years ago – Google

8

Great rooms and gorgeous hotel. Near restaurants, beach and public transportation.

Jeromy Gilchrist
3 years ago – Google

10

Stunning hotel and excellent service! Best sleep I had in Europe!!

BlitzBoom 13
3 years ago – Google

9

Un servicio excelente

Brian Beard
3 years ago – Google

9

I was in San Sebastian for work and Hotel Maria Cristina is exceptional! The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful and immaculately maintained. Also, the staff is very friendly and helpful with anything that you need. Finally, the breakfast is worth the visit all by itself.

D D.L
3 years ago – Google

10

remain of the old money of europe. butyful bilding incredibl location. if you in san sebastian this hotel is good choice.

Byren Innes
3 years ago – Google

10

Top Hotel in San Sebastian. Attended New Years function having stayed in hotel a few year's ago. Beautiful room - spacious.

Brian Han
3 years ago – Google

10

hotel is beautiful and spacious. location is great, near all the fun bars, but still very quiet and peaceful. awesome views, as well. so happy to have stayed here while vacationing in San Sebastian

Dana Khajah
3 years ago – Google

6

A luxury hotel as advertised. Reservations desk not so honest. When asked for room availability they straight up gave us information that contradicted the online reservation.

Paul Morgenstern
3 years ago – Google

9

Best hotel ever stayed at. Old school beautiful. All amenities, great staff.

Peter Balleau
3 years ago – Google

9

Superior Hotel experience. Courtly service. Magnificent comfort. Recommended most highly.

Anna Cubel
4 years ago – Google

4

Buena ubicación. Sevicio muy agradable

Alex García
4 years ago – Google

9

Muy bien todo

Lucas Castellanos Cordoba
4 years ago – Google

10

Servicio muy bueno

gsee dauh
4 years ago – Google

9

Love, love, love this hotel. Concierge (Rodrigo) was excellent to work with whether it be restaurant reservations (and we had many changes), surf lessons, booking car services and/or general information. The rooms are spacious with huge beds, nice bathrooms and nice amenities. The location is fantastic--close to the beach, close to Old San Sebastian and close to shopping. Highly recommend.

Hank LeMieux
4 years ago – Google

10

Excellent. I don't give many "5"s, this deserved it. Beautiful building, great location, excellent staff/service, awesome room (caveat: was upgraded to suite), excellent breakfast. Highly recommended. Stayed two nights in April 2016, and I travel a lot.

Katerina Orfanidi
4 years ago – Google

9

The rooms are amazing, the food is great and there is a culinary school where you can get hands-on experience with Spanish cuisine!

Peter Meyaart
5 years ago – Google

9

Palatial accomodations with great service. Great location close to both beaches and the Casco Viejo.

Yasumasa Yamamoto
5 years ago – Google

9

Very classic but with modern touch. Room and Bath is spacious with high ceiling. Great balance. Also location is good to walk around the city. Staffs are friendly.

John Wyndham
6 years ago – Google

9

An absolutely astounding hotel. Beautiful room and facilities coupled with an outstanding location in the historic city. We travelled throughout northern Spain during our vacation, and this hotel clearly stood out as our best experience. Would recommend to anyone visiting San Sebastien.

Anyssa Aldape
6 years ago – Google

9

This place is so lovely. The lobby is gorgeous. The room was very spacious. Loved the bathroom, which had a shower and bath, as well as multiple finishing touches which made you feel like you were getting 5 star treatment. The bed was very comfortable. We had a great view of the courtyard and city. It was rainy when we were in San Sebastian, so we spent a great amount of time in the room but with absolutely no complaints!read less