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Hotel Maria Cristina

San Sebastian, Spain

Located in San Sebastian’s historic city center, Hotel Maria Cristina is surrounded by gardens and promenades just a short walk from the main beach of the city, La Concha. This historic palace is this charming city's best known luxury hotel.

At a Glance

  • San Sebastian's best known and most luxurious hotel

  • Location within walking distance of beach and city center

  • Lovely river, sea and city views

  • Gastronomic center offering gourmet restaurants and a cookery school


Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Maria Cristina or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Spain


In its commanding position overlooking the Urumea River, the Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the cultural life of the city of San Sebastian for more than a century. The hotel's namesake, Spain’s regent Maria Cristina, was the first person to cross the threshold on the day it opened in 1912. The hotel has hosted stars and dignitaries for over 100 years, including illustrious visitors to the city's famous film festival such as Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Julia Roberts, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt and Susan Sarandon.


Experience hospitality on a grand scale in the hotel’s 136 rooms and suites. Style, grace, modern technology and a dazzling range of services combine to make for a restful and memorable stay. Choose from Classic, Deluxe or Premium rooms with either garden or river views, or treat yourself to one of the magnificent suites, including four Royal Suites, some of which feature terraces offering stunning city views.

Premium room with river views

These large rooms (40 sqm) comprise a beautifully appointed bedroom with stylish en-suite bathroom. These rooms have beautiful river views

Location & Directions

San Sebastian, Spain

Hotel Maria Cristina is located in the center of San Sebastian within easy walking distance of the Old Quarter.

When to go

San Sebastian is a lovely in the summer sun, but August can be quite busy. It can be cold in the winter months, and pretty quiet, but there's plenty to see and do in town all year round.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Maria Cristina or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Spain

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