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Holiday Inn Express Bilbao

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's a basic hotel near the airport but overpriced for what it offers. We stayed just one night. Rooms are OK, beds and pillows are very confortable. We skiped breakfast. It's kind of basic, not good. We enjoyed free internet.

Great place to stay if you want to avoid the stress of getting to Bilbao airport on time. It's just 5 minutes away, with a hotel shuttle that runs every 15 minutes. The room has all the convenience of a Holiday Inn. Bed is functional not too comfortable. Vending machines near the front desk are available for snacks and drinks. Free continental breakfast included. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. There is a restaurant right next door if you do not want to drive into town. Bilbao city is 20 minutes away driving by car.

I love this place - it has become my base and a safe have to start or finish your travels from when you land or leave in Bilbao. The hotel facilities are what they say in the description & very good. The location / proximity to the Airport is perfect & the best in Bilbao. Highly recommended & there is a great restaurant next door for dinner or lunch. Breakfast in hotel is super. Excellent

Standard Holiday Inn and a bit overpriced - the breakfast could have been better but they at least had some gluten free things there. Room very clean and with a bath, very welcome. The shuttle FROM the airport is hard to find - there's no sign or anything.

Stayed here as got into Bilbao too late to get the bus to San Sebastián. Five minute drive to the airport with free shuttle every 15 minutes makes it very convenient for a stop over. Rooms were clean, reasonably priced and included breakfast.

This is definitely a transit hotel being close to the airport. It's a little bit away from the ferry but easy enough to find. The rooms are very clean and practical with tea and coffee making facilities. The beds are particularly comfortable especially after a long drive. Parking is easy enough with plenty of space although it's worth bearing in mind that Gold car rentals are located in the same car park and they keep their cars there, which may prove a problem in the high seasons. Staff were excellent and catered for our needs. The breakfast is a buffet with hot and cold offerings. They have a traffic light system which details the busiest times breakfast is served. There is no restaurant in the hotel but there is one located next door within the same building literally a 30 second walk. The meal there was excellent and really good value. Overall a really good hotel with a great restaurant next door.

Ideal hotel for the airport. The rooms are good, clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast was included, continental with plenty of choice. We stayed at the start of our visit, so it was a nice relaxed start to our journey. Not expensive either. The restaurant next door served a good selection on their menu

Whilst this is described as ‘Bilbao Airport’ it is actually outside the airport’s perimeter and if driving yourself, it requires careful navigation as you have to pass under or over several main roads to reach the hotel. As with any airporthotel of its nature, ample car parking space is provided. Check-in is easy and some English is spoken. The lounge/reception area is large and airy and it is where the included breakfast is served in the morning. Breakfast is a typical cold buffet with fruit juice and hot drinks dispensed from self-service machines. Lifts are available to reach the hotels upper floors. The room was fairly large with a double bed and a separate small double sofa bed. Satellite TV was available showing a range of channels including BBC World and a couple of US News channels. A kettle and cups were provided together with tea & coffee. The bathroom was of a good size with a shower in the bath and an effective shower screen so it did not flood the floor. Free wifi is available throughout the building.. If you wish to visit the city centre it is a 10-15 minute taxi ride into the centre of the town and it is worth it just to see the amazing spectacle that is the Guggenheim Museum. The great thing about Holiday Inns is that they are all very similar so you know what you be getting, they are clean tidy and efficient.

Stopped at the holiday Inn before travelling on to Bilbao. Very good accommodation with rooms being clean and spacious. Good continental breakfast provided. Staff very helpful, worth reception stabbing a taxi transfer for me the following morning. Tried to Walsh from airport, but no pavements so resorted to taxi. There is apparently a hotel shuttle bus but I never found that! Would definitely use again.

This hotel is ok if all you want to do is catch a plane the next day. The room is ok breakfast was good shuttle is very convenient. The hotel itself is not near anything else so you are stuck eatting in the restaurant next door with an ok overpriced menu

Zarandoa Kalea, 5 Derio Vizcaya

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Plaza Moyua. This 114-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. It's adjacent to the airport and also close to Monte Artxanda.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 114 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 20-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Bilbao enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle during limited hours. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Accessible

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 588 reviews