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Holiday Inn Express Bilbao

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everytime I visit Holiday Inn I am satisfied. I love their service and the possibility to have breakfast very early. Especially here I appreciated its location close to the airport, I didn´t have much time for transfer, so found it great. Rooms clean and beautifully comfy. Best business trip.

Due to early morning flight, I chose to stay close to the Bilbao airport in the last day of training. I arrived quite late, probably around 9 p.m. The check-in was unproblematic. The room was slightly overheated during the night, but I was OK with that. The next morning I took the breakfast which was ready at 6 a.m. It is typical continental HI Express unfortunately, no bacon or scrambled egg. There was shuttle bus running every 15 minutes provided by the hotel free of charge. The rate I paid was 110 EUR, which is quite expensive for Spain - but maybe normal there in Bilbao. As a summary, I was satisfied with the stay.

I was just 1 night. The room is quite big and well distributed. This hotel is more recommended for people in their fidelity program because there are several ways to earn points. Breakfast starts at 5:00 am and is quite good. Is very near from the Airport and the transfer is free via Hotel.

The hotel is extremely close to the airport and offers a free shuttle service starting early in the morning. As a convenience, the hotel also opens their breakfast area just after 5am, which is great as most places do not do this. However, the benefits of the hotel don't overcome other things but let's be honest. It is a Holiday Inn Express. The hotel is a bit depressing when you come in (bar to the right serving beer with the breakfast area) and the reception is small. The reception staff were nice enough, but did not really give me much attention or interest. The rooms are fine and most importantly, clean and quiet. Breakfast was typically European with various cold meats, cheese, yogurt and various pastries and bread options. But, it was so dark in the breakfast eating area (still dark outside) and I was frustrated that they did not have the lights on brightening up the area. The shuttle service is a fairly small van that just goes back-and-forth to the airport. Make sure you make a reservation the night before, as the van was full each time I saw it leave. In fact, for my trip they overbooked the van and it was an uncomfortable ride as I ended up sitting in between two seats. Overall, a very ordinary hotel but respectable.

Reception is really unfriendly, not a nice place to be. Small and crummy. We went there only for one night, and then choose a different place. There are other places very close to the airport. Best go to center, it cost a little more for the Taxi. But you will make it up with the food.

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.

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 near 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

Standard Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 607 reviews