Beautiful Marbella beach hotels: luxury in the sun

If you feel like you deserve some Spanish sun – and why wouldn’t you? – then you’ve got to check out these Marbella beach hotels.

Marbella’s selection of upscale hotels is one of the best Spain, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a luxurious setting for your holiday.

Think private balconies that overlook the Mediterranean, four-poster beds with luxurious Nordic bedding (that’s two duvets per double bed, so no need to fight any blanket-hogs) and direct access to gorgeous sandy beaches and Marbella’s glittering nightlife. The dream!

A Marbella beach hotel with direct access to a golf course

A gorgeous Marbella beach hotel, this resort boasts direct access to San Pedro Beach and the 10-hole Campo Sur de Guadalmina Golf Course.

For full-on opulence, treat yourself to the Grand Suite – located on the top floor, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the African coast from your Jacuzzi.

Sit back on a Balinese sunbed or hang out in a hammock at the exclusive Beach Club, with great food, refreshing drinks and calming waves.

Hotel Guadalmina, managed by Barceló Hotel Group

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (1834 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel with gorgeous Molton Brown toiletries

A luxury resort on the Mediterranean coastline, this Marbella beach hotel has exclusive access to Elviria Beach straight from its lush tropical gardens.

Rooms feature elegant marble bathrooms and Molton Brown toiletries, and you can even use the mobile Wi-Fi for when you’re not on the hotel grounds.

Enjoy the hotel’s unique Market Experience Breakfast on the outdoor terrace, with fresh products and international specialties to set you up for the day.

Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (1815 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel with a lively beach bar

This sleek Marbella beach hotel is just a short walk to Venus Beach, Bajadilla Beach, Marbella Marina and the pretty old town.

Check into the seaview rooms to make the most of the stunning coastal vistas and beautiful sunrises from your large private terrace.

Then pay a visit to the hotel’s lively beach club or sip on a cocktail while sunbathing by the pool at the Terraza del Mar – bliss.

El Fuerte Marbella

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (4749 reviews)

An all-inclusive Marbella beach hotel

This upscale, all-inclusive Marbella beach hotel in sun-drenched Costa del Sol has everything you need – and more – for a luxury break in Marbella.

Go all out and stay in the Superior Suite, where you’ll be able to watch the sunset from the privacy of your very own terrace with Jacuzzi.

It’s the perfect beach retreat for grown-ups, with dreamy Balinese beds by the pool, a bottle of cava in your room and hammocks by the sea.

Iberostar Selection Marbella Coral Beach

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (560 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel along the Golden Mile

Just a two-minute walk from the ocean and 1km from the vibrant Puerto Banus marina, this aparthotel is a great choice for groups visiting Marbella.

Surrounded by tropical gardens in the popular Costa Del Sol region, right on the Golden Mile, the hotel also offers a giant pool and stunning beachfront.

Apartments can sleep groups as large as ten in the complex’s beautiful villas, so it’s the ideal place to stay for a girls holiday abroad.

Coral Beach Aparthotel

9.4 Excellent (540 reviews)

An adults-only Marbella beach hotel with a spa

This gorgeous Marbella beachfront hotel in Costa del Sol overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and is an adults-only luxury haven that’s worth splashing the cash on.

Rooms are modern and trendy, with glass walls, all-white interiors and their very own balconies or private terrace boasting spectacular sea views.

Unwind at the spa’s exclusive solarium – located just metres from the sandy shoreline – where you can enjoy a well-deserved massage in the sun.

Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella - Adults Recommended

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (4078 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel with direct access to a golf course

This gorgeous Marbella beach hotel is just 50 metres from sand and sea, in the heart of the ‘Golf Coast’ area.

If you’re all beached out, you can also flit between the two outdoor pools, or the spa with its sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub.

Sample tasty Mediterranean cuisine like freshly-carved serrano ham and tomato on bread in the sleek Blue Lounge Bar, with its large terrace overlooking the pool.

If you’ve got the cash to splash, then you’ve got to check out the Penthouse Suite – spread over 600 metre2, this penthouse comes a private pool and terrace with views of the Mediterranean sea. Enjoy a glass of bubbly in the hydromassage bathtub after a day at the beach.

Melia Marbella Banus

8.3 Very good (1954 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel with an 800 metre wellness area

The sister hotel of Puente Romano, this luxury Marbella beach hotel is set along the shore of the Golden Mile.

Once the private residence of Prince Alfonso, the hotel is made up of 35 luxury bedrooms, 80 suites and 14 Andalusian-style villas, set in acres of stunning, subtropical gardens.

The seafront Thalasso Spa, an 800-square metre wellness centre, features a Hammam, indoor seawater pool with Jacuzzi beds, steam rooms and Finnish saunas, and 12 fully-equipped treatment rooms, some with sea views. There’s also an outdoor garden pool surrounded by sun loungers and another one with a small Jacuzzi.

Dine in style on the romantic terrace, with candelabras in the trees and classic French cuisine, or enjoy a drink in the open-air hotel bar in the shade of orange trees. There’s even an art-deco champagne room with caviar on-hand.

Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (365 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel with a stylish beach club

Unlike other Marbella beach hotels, Puente Romano has more of a luxury village-style feel rather than a typical resort vibe thanks to its abundance of open-air courtyards and botanical gardens dotted around the complex.

Suites offer features like ocean-facing Jacuzzis on your personal sun terrace and your very own in-room sauna, while villas offer an exclusive home-from-home experience (albeit probably a little fancier thanks to the private pools and stylish rooftop solarium).

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options, whether you have a craving for fresh, flavoursome Thai food, or you love the idea of relaxing on the seafront with a glass of bubbly and the finest seafood. There’s also a laid back beach bar that’s perfect for sipping sangria while watching the sun set.

Make some time to visit the Six Senses Spa, where they incorporate natural ingredients from the south of Spain like extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and mountain herbs in their natural healing treatments. From the moment you’re welcomed with a warm ginger tea, you’ll feel at peace.

Puente Romano Beach Resort

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (2872 reviews)

A Marbella beach hotel with gorgeous Moët & Chandon Suites

Located along the Paseo Maritimo seafront promenade, in the heart of the Costa del Sol at the foot of the Sierra Blanca National Park, you’ll find this luxury Marbella beach hotel.

All rooms and suites boast spectacular sea views and are decorated to the highest standard, but if you really fancy taking things to the next level, you can splash out on a Moët & Chandon Suite. What could be more luxurious than unwinding on your private terrace with your very own designer bar, whirlpool bath and Bali bed.

Enjoy refreshing cocktails by the pool overlooking the sea, sample Japanese cuisine at the sushi bar or try traditional Andalusian fare – the star of the show is the delicious roasted meat with the famous Gorrotxategi family techniques. If you feel like splurging, there’s also a sophisticated oyster, caviar and champagne bar in the hotel lobby.

Continue the relaxation in the resort’s spa and flit between the Turkish bath, sauna and Scotch shower, or take a dip in the outdoor pool and catch some rays on the Bali beds. Bliss.

Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (1399 reviews)