Best beach hotels in Spain to enjoy your time in the sun

The beach is calling your name and we've rounded up the best beach hotels in each of the regions in Spain.

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and it’s time for a holiday. Whether you prefer the calmness of the Mediterranean Sea or the cool island vibes of the Atlantic, it’s safe to say Spain is the ultimate beach destination.

With so many beach accommodation options out there, we thought it’d be best to round up the best beach hotels in Spain so you can make the most of your getaway in teh sand.

Best beach hotel in the Canary Islands


Located in front of the imposing Atlantic Ocean, the Red Level Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora is the definition of luxury in an idyllic enclave of perfect weather.

This adults-only accommodation has redefined the concept of a resort: it has several international restaurants, among which is the stand-out Restaurant Dúo, seven bars, a spa with more than 2,000m2 dedicated exclusively to the care and well-being of your body, the largest saltwater pool in Europe with more than 5,000m2 of surface, sports activities such as yoga, pilates, archery, spinning, and evening entertainment with theme parties.

Red Level at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora - Adults only

Top rated
Guía de Isora
9.5 Excellent (590 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Andalusia


If you want the definition of beachside luxury, you are sure to find it at the Marbella Club Hotel. This spectacular accommodation has been a holiday hotspot for celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Rainier of Monaco, among others.

The rooms are classic and elegant, welcoming the latest in technology to offer maximum comfort. If you’re looking for total privacy, the hotel has suites and villas with private gardens and a private pool. Enjoy the gastronomic options by chef Juan Gálvez and take care of your body at the Marbella Club Thalasso Wellness, where you will find a wide variety of therapies and treatments. If your hobbies include golf, tennis or horse riding, the Marbella Club Hotel is paradise on earth.

Marbella Club Hotel

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (365 reviews)

Best beach hotel in the Basque Country


In the town of Getaria, on the shores of Gaztetape Beach, stands an impressive Gothic tower more than 500 years old. Here, today, you find one of the most beautiful and interesting hotels in the north of the country—Saiaz Getaria.

Enjoy a stay in one of the beautiful sea view rooms from where you can imagine the old Basque sailors sailing the Cantabrian Sea. Water sports enthusiasts and foodies are sure to love it here with access to a range of adrenaline-fueled activities and remarkable gourmet feasts at the on-site restaurant.

Hotel Saiaz Getaria

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (177 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Cantabria


The famous beach of El Sardinero, located in the Cantabrian capital, is intimately linked to the accommodation that bears the same name. The Gran Hotel Sardinero has become an icon of the city, both for its history, the beauty of the building that houses it, as well as its excellent service and location.

The rooms are bright and elegant and have all the necessary equipment to make your stay become an ode to rest. The on-site restaurant is known for the preparation of delicious dishes with seasonal products.

Gran Hotel Sardinero

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (992 reviews)

Best beach hotel in the Valencian Community


No one has been able to better portray the Mediterranean style than the interior designer Carlos Serra who, with his excellent taste, gave Hotel Balandret character and personality. This accommodation, considered among the best beach hotels in Spain, proposes an avant-garde concept that captures and dazzles guests.

The tiles, the esparto, the wood and the marble are all materials that remind us that we are in Valencia; and of course offer a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The rooms and suites are most welcoming, the restaurant offers exquisite dishes and the location is simply perfect.

Hotel Boutique Balandret

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (713 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Asturias


Ribadesella is the beach destination par excellence in Asturias and the hotel Villa Rosario is a jewel in the north of the peninsula. Located in front of the Cantabrian Sea, this modern accommodation has direct access to the beautiful beach of Santa Marina and shares the gardens and services of the impressive Villa Rosario Villa.

The hotel’s 16 rooms stand out for their functionality and elegant decoration. The restaurant and terrace will be your favourite place to enjoy sunsets with your partner.

Hotel Villa Rosario II Edificio Moderno

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (186 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Murcia


Luxury, modernity, tranquillity, exclusivity—these are just some of the adjectives that can be used to describe El Secreto del Agua, a set of lofts and apartments located on the beachfront, next to the Mar Menor.

This accommodation is the best option to achieve total relaxation with the best company by the sea. The apartments have everything you need to enjoy maximum independence: WiFi, fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning and, most importantly, you’ll be steps away from the water.

El Secreto del Agua

La Manga
9.0 Excellent (176 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Galicia


While there are plenty of ways to admire the unique beauty of the Silgar beach, it is from the Gran Talaso Sanxenxo that the experience is elevated.

The hotel’s rooms have the best views of both the beach and the estuary of Pontevedra and have all the comforts of home. The on-site restaurant offers the best of Galician cuisine, where traditional dishes are prepared with the freshest products on the market.

Gran Talaso Hotel Sanxenxo

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (99 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Balearic Islands


There is nothing like opening your eyes in the morning and letting the first thing that hits your retina be the intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea. The adults-only Melbeach Hotel & Spa, located on the beachfront, gives you this and much more.

Savour the best of Balearic gastronomy in the hotel’s elegant restaurant or treat yourself at the spa to harmonize your mind and body. But most importantly, let yourself be seduced by the impressive beach of Canyamel, where the crystal waters dazzle you at every moment.

Melbeach Hotel & Spa

Top rated
9.5 Excellent (533 reviews)

Best beach hotel in Catalonia


The town of Palamós is the seat of the best beach hotel in Catalonia. Hotel Trias offers rooms bathed by a beautiful light where you can admire the beauty of the Mediterranean Catalan.

Cultural icons such as Ava Gardner and Truman Capote—who, incidentally, wrote part of his famous work “In Cold Blood” between the walls of the Trias—were faithful guests. The outdoor pool and terrace will be your favourite space and the restaurant will exceed all your culinary expectations. Do not forget to stop by La Corniche, a beach club with a lot of character.

Hotel Trias

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (488 reviews)

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