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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed as part of a long weekend Very central position in town Rooms large, well appointed, classic in style..... what you would expect. Very clean Staff were great, especially the concierge Lack of common rooms in hotel... not sure why as hotel looks huge from the outside Breakfast was good, buffet style, again nothing special..... sad indictment that even hotels of this calibre think sticking lukewarm food on a water heater is acceptable (its not, but they all seem to get away) Did not eat lunch or dinner in hotel (with soooo many places just outside, why would you?) Dry bar was beautifully appointed very nice for predinner drinkies No pool (not sure why) Valet parking is 50 Euros a night (beware!) Went out of season at 380 euros a night, (reasonable value), high season at 750 Euros a night would not get my business.

This is a great hotel in a wonderful city. Location awesome, proximity to bus station was good. Close enough to the old town to be almost in it but not too close. Really good value considering the quality - and the breakfast was good. The concierge has fabulous knowledge of the pinxto trail, in fact so did the lady in the gift shop! Their recommendations were amazingly detailed and of the absolute highest quality. Loved it and will be back.

I think unarguably the best hotel in San Sebastián, and deservedly. It oozes old school charm, has lovely rooms (bedrooms and public areas) and very attentive staff. I was there on business and it is a perfect venue for meetings. It would be equally good for a holiday.

Great stay, 10 beautiful days...good food & in the best city I been to in 52 years of travel through 132 countries. The rooms were well appointed in old world charm, VERY reasonably priced with nice breakfast.

We stayed at the Maria Cristina in late 2016 and absolutely loved this hotel: it's all about the class and elegance of the beautiful city of San Sebastian made into a hotel. Incredibly helpful staff, beautiful rooms and hotel, lovely food, it does not get better than this. Thanks so much for such a pleasant stay.

Maria Cristina is a very elegant top class hotel in a very convenient location. We stayed in a superior room overlooking the river. The room was very comfortable, huge bed, large bathroom with premium products. The breakfast room is very beautiful and the breakfast itself was excellent. Great choice of hot and cold selection, pastries, juices, good coffee etc. Service impeccable. Lovely bar for cocktails etc. This hotel is well placed for tourists visiting San Sebastián as it is near to the old part and also the beaches. I used to live in San Sebastián so know it well. I cannot fault my stay in this beautiful hotel and would stay again in a heartbeat. It's a favourite of the film stars during the film festival so it has a certain glamour and makes a wonderfully romantic stay for couples. A world class hotel.

Wow, loved San Sebastián. The hotel location was perfect. Everything clean and comfortable. Quality Elemis toiletries, big soft towels. Lovely decor. Staff couldn't do enough for us Excellent breakfasts though be careful with the price of a whisky!

Luxury with a smile. Friendly staff, good size rooms and yummy room service. There is a nice little garden next to the hotel which is great for walking your dog (if your traveling with one). The walls are on the thin side, I could hear my husband & son laughing all the way down the hall. Would stay here every time.

I suppose this is like a Ritz Hotel or maybe the nicest hotel in San Sebastian. Everything is perfect here. The entrance, the grandiose of the straircase, the rooms, how the colours all go so well together, the magnificent breakfasts and the room it is in, that is magical the ceilings are so high and the view is uncluttered -the service is certainly VIP- everywhere from reception to room service to breakfast to cleaners everyone is charming here... the bathroom is so well thought of, all the mirrors inside the doors, and how the doors close so perfectly and quietly should you wake up before the other- the comfort of the huge bed, all the best quality everything...I can find no fault with this hotel, and the view is wonderful if you have it facing the sea and the little square.

Definitely the best hotel in Spain. A true 5 star, just by the water. The rooms spacious and comfortable with every detail elaborated. Staff attendant and professional. Beautiful patio/garden to have a drink or snack. Perfectly located at the centre. Business space at the lobby with more than enough computers and printing service. Nothing to criticize, it is just perfect.

Paseo Republica Argentina, 4 San Sebastian Gipuzkoa

Located in San Sebastian Centro within a short walk of Concha Beach, Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Monte Urgull. This 136-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. It's in central San Sebastian and also a short walk from Victoria Eugenia Theater and Kursaal Convention Center.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, there's also a cocktail bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The 136 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LED TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel offers a fitness center, 3 meeting rooms, and conference space. Parking is EUR 40 per day (EUR 40 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 193.60 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, a library, and express check-out.

Room options

Premium Room, River View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Terrace

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1510 reviews