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Parador de León

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Brilliant hotel, first class service in a beautiful city. Rooms were excellent, building absolutely astonishing, relatively easy to find and the staff were professional, courteous and welcoming. The free parking was a bonus as was ease of access to the car park

The building looks gorgeous from the outside, and the room (#405) was large and spacious, with a lovely view over the box hedging garden. The FREE Parking was excellent, large, mostly covered, with a Security Guard who not only controlled access, but also patrolled. The FREE daily guided tour (in Spanish) at 10:00 was excellent, and lasts about 30 minutes. The hotel is closing from 15th December 2017 for 2 years, for refurbishment. We hope that they change the beds! The check in staff and bell boy were miserable. We were not told about any of the hotel facilities or even where our room was, or about the daily tour. Check Out was quick and friendly. The bed was very hard and uncomfortable. No Tea & Coffee facilities, even though this hotel was supposed to be 5 Star. We would not return here again, unless we see a lot of positive reviews after the refurbishment.

We enjoyed the public rooms with all the antiques & paintings, but found the staff rather miserable, unlike the rest of our hotel stays in northern Spain where everyone was so friendly. Our room in the annex was spacious, had a lovely balcony & looked out on a pretty knot garden. However it was 87 degrees when we checked in & the air conditioning was not working. When we informed the front desk, we were told the AC goes off in October. (this was the first week of the month) No fan was offered.

great old building with rooms in the old building that are outstanding and more average rooms in the new building good restaurant with fast and friendly service good bar and nice terrace outside building closes from december 2017 until 2019 lets hope they leave all the old elements in place

After walking the Camino it was fantastic to arrive at such a beautiful place. All staff were friendly and helpful. The bath was great. I loved wandering in the cloisters and sumptuous hallway. It was lovely to sit outside having a glass of wine on the terrace. Wished I had read that I could have had eggs benedict for breakfast

I just loved staying here! The building was magnificent. There is a tour everyday at 10am, you should take it even it you can't speak Spanish as it takes you into bits that you normally couldn't get into. The staff are very nice and speak perfect english, The rooms are comfortable but needing modernised. The hotel is closing in December for 2 years for extensive refurbishment so I was glad I had stayed here. Breakfast was extensive with everything you could wish for breakfast. The prices of drinks in the bar was reasonable and the place was busy! I will return when it is finished for a couple of nights just to see it and enjoy the lovely building!

We had a few issues that would have severely marred our enjoyment of an ordinary hotel but one needs to keep in mind that a Parador isn't an ordinary hotel, it's a centuries-old historic property with lots of attendant quirks and foibles. We had a junior suite in the old wing which had oodles of ambience, but also a very long and narrow bathroom, a barely-functioning and antiquated AC system, and--worse--a terrible smell that eventually dissipated when we left the windows open for several hours. (Note: we were offered another suite in the new wing but we declined as it was an utterly charmless cookie-cutter modern hotel room). It was still very much worth the visit given the great location, superb food and dinner service, and the amazing privilege of staying in one of Spain's most historic and beautiful hotel properties.

When the taxi dropped me off here i thought he had made a mistake and brought me to the local museum. The building is breathtaking. Absolutely gorgeous, cathedral looking building. Part of it is still a cathedral, part a museum and the rest a lovely hotel. Inside it has been converted beautifully keeping the theme the decorations and architecture. It still feels like you are walking through an ancient castle. The art on the walls is amazing, the old oak furniture everywhere is just perfectly places. Whilst feeling like you are inside a castle as you walk through the original archways and huge oak doors, it still has the warmth of a nice hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delightful. The rooms were basic but very much in keeping with the feel of the hotel as a whole. Overall a really amazing place to stay. (PS location perfect for walks into the town and free wifi in rooms).

This hotel is very impressive, with its grand entrance and beautiful cloister. We ended up with a junior suite as all the other rooms were booked, we only called 2 days prior. The room was very nice, had a large living room with couch/tv/ chair and large balcony. Huge bathroom and nice master bedroom. Had all the amenities, mini fridge, good Wi-Fi. We also ordered a pilgrim massage which was well deserved. Overall great experience but be prepared for the big bill at the end, ours for 2 nights with massage and breakfast was just shy of 700 Euros. A great one of experience.

We stayed at the Parador while we were walking the Camino Frances. The rooms were gorgeous and the bed super comfortable. I recommend that if you are staying in this hotel that you take the time to visit the adjacent church.

Plaza de San Marcos, 7 Leon Leon

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Leon City Centre, Parador de León is next to Convento de San Marcos and San Marcos Monastery. This 203-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Centrally located in Leon, the hotel is also a short walk from Auditorium Ciudad de Leon and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


All of Parador de León's 203 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Parador de León features free WiFi in public areas, 10 meeting rooms, and a computer station. There's free valet parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2677 reviews