San Sebastian Hotels and Accommodation
(Donostia - San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain)
With a large selection of hotels, accommodation in San Sebastian is in good supply and most budgets can be accommodated. However, during the height of San Sebastian's summer season, the best hotels and accommodation quickly become booked up and hotels increase in price as availability reduces, from mid-July to the end of August, and also during San Sebastian's film festival in September.
Easter is also a busy time of the year in San Sebastian, when many visitors arrive for the parades and celebrations. Hotel prices in San Sebastian tend to rise at this time, in response to the increase in demand, although packages are always available for those who book their hotels in advance. San Sebastian hotels also become busy at other times of the year, during conferences and notable festivals.
Where to Stay
Ranging from five-star hotels in central San Sebastian to accommodation around La Concha Beach - with coastal views and balconies, and inexpensive guest houses to apartment rentals, there is something for everyone in San Sebastian.
For those looking for hotels close to shops, restaurants and bars should consider the accommodation available in San Sebastian's historical Old Quarter (Parte Vieja), where hotels are reasonably priced. This is a particularly vibrant and cosmopolitan area of San Sebastian and never far from entertainment and tourist attractions. Guest houses and bed and breakfasts in this appealing San Sebastian district often provide the best value for money, together with hotels on the outskirts of San Sebastian.
Some of the most popular hotels in San Sebastian can be found along the Alameda del Boulevard, although these tend to be a little more expensive. Further hotels and accommodation options are situated around San Sebastian's Zona Romantica district, around the Calle Easo, Calle San Martin, Calle Hondarribia and Calle San Bartholomé, and along the scenic banks of the river. The new part of San Sebastian, known as the Amara Nuevo, features a range of hotels, together with a major sporting complex.