Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Since opening in 1912 the Hotel Maria Cristina has been the center of history and culture.

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Built in 1912 for its namesake Spanish queen, Hotel Maria Cristina reclaimed its own nobility after a $25 million renovation. Centrally located and just blocks from pretty La Concha Beach, this belle epoque beauty serves opulence on a silver tray in each of its 136 smartly appointed guestrooms and suites (ask for one with a private balcony). Start a memorable day with a delicious breakfast in the elegant Easo restaurant. For dinner, opt for the country’s finest Asian fare at Café Saigon. The concierge will be happy to organize authentic adventures and private car service to help you explore the area.

Hotel Tip

At the Dry San Sebastián Bar, order a martini and scan the walls lined with photos of the illustrious celebrities who’ve stayed here during the city’s International Film Festival.

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 01 Oct 2012

Virtuoso Amenities   

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two people in Easo Restaurant
  • One 85 Euro Food & Soft Beverage credit can be used in restaurant, bar and room service (credit is not combinable, not valid toward service charge and gratuities, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Nice hotel,on the river. Gd bkfasts

By: LA girl

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Travel Advisor:  Amber Ringler

Luxury and great service

By: Dale

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2014

One of the best hotels we have ever visited and the price was better than many big city luxury hotels.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

Top Class Hotel

By: ed19

Reviewed on: 19 May 2015

A fantastic hotel for sure. Minutes walk away from Old Town and all the attractions. Located right on the river. Impeccable service and a very helpful concierge in Gloria Rodrigo who smoothed over some issues and provided excellent dining advice. As well located as this is, it is also a very quiet hotel at night. Beautifully appointed rooms also. If you are staying in San Sebastian, this is the only place to be. Nothing else comes close.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins Washington

Exceptionally beautiful

By: Dubes

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Excellent service and a beautiful room (upgrade) with a great view.
Travel Advisor:  Helene Singer

San Sebastián Hotel

By: Mgmg

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

Great location, service and accommodations
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Lee

Beautiful & well situated

By: Marta

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

A beautifully appointed hotel with a convenient location. I'm not sure why the nightly rate was a bit high but it was a wonderful place to stay. My one complaint which I shared with the hotel is that from morning until late afternoon the cleaning crews and their equipment are in plain sight along the hallways making your beautiful surroundings look a bit unkept. We were coming from two other beautiful hotels in Florence and Barcelona where your suite was tended to twice per day yet you never saw a cart or personnel along the way.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA

Maria Cristina

By: Jen

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Maria Cristina! Always a top-notch experience.
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette

Amazing hotel

By: Cubano

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2018

Great splurge hotel to stay in the same place as Jagger & DeNiro. Staff is extremely well trained and friendly and hotel itself is beautiful. Great location to explore Donostia.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern


By: James

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

a very nice hotel , stylish and good staff

Great hotel!

By: Ann Kowalsky

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

This place was beautiful, the service was great. Everyone was professional, helpful and pleasant. We went to a jai alai game which they organized for us and it was great. We weren’t in love with the restaurant reservations they recommended and set up for us.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

Elegant and Classy

By: Angela J Jones

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2018

One of the top most amazing hotels I have stayed in to date, the reason I chose this hotel is due to the wonderfully decorated bar area with the beautiful blue leather upholstered chairs (yeah, I know, it's the little things that draw my focus). Upon my arrival, I immediately could not wait to get ready, so that we could enjoy those chairs, and to my surprise, we had thee best encounters with the Mixologists tending bar. Amazing drinks, and service through out the entire hotel -hands down, simply fantastic. I can not wait to return to incredible hotel a few more times in my lifetime.
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

A Classic

By: Jessica B.

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2018

The epitome of a classic hotel. Beautiful design, excellent staff, great location! Thank you Liana (SwoonTravel) for recommending!
Travel Advisor:  Liana Kraushaar Merriman

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