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Hotel Casa del Marqués

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is a real gem, totally authentic in a most wonderful town, that i would suggest for a one night stop. Very good staff through out the hotel. Rooms are generous and you are surrounded with the amazing history of the town and the hotel

Casa del Marques is a delightfully atmospheric hotel in the heart of Santillana del Mar. The staff are charming and helpful and the receptionists speak excellent English. There is a very small but charming garden that provides a welcome escape from the tourist bustle of Santillana. The traditional decor is true to the origins of the hotel, the only downside of this is that the rooms and common areas of the hotel are very dark. But the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms modern and well equipped. Breakfast is a well stocked buffet, with the option of eggs/cooked breakfasts to order. There is no restaurant on site, but the receptionists gave us two good recommendations for dinner. Worth knowing before you arrive is that whilst the hotel address is calle Canton, their car park is accessed via the rear of the hotel, calle Jesus Otero. The easiest thing to do is park outside the front of the hotel (to the left of the front door) while you check in and deposit baggage, and the receptionist will then tell you how to get to the garage. Also, the hotel is opposite a lively cafe with a large outdoor terrace which can be quite noisy at night. The street noise also starts quite early in the morning. Next time, I would definitely ask for a room overlooking the rear of the hotel.

Your first impression is the old word opulence of the building and how well it has been preserved and tailored to a charming hotel. The public rooms are simply beautiful. The reception staff were very helpful especially as we found it challenging having arrived by are to the back of the hotel. As it worked out this was where you enter the hotel car park. we decided to pay the 1euros a night to have the convenience of the car in the hotel car park. The hotel has a lift. There are two floors of rooms and we were on the top floor in the attic. Our room was lovely with a comfortable bed but no views. If you want views then you need a room on the first floor with a balcony. The bathroom was modern and clean- all that you need. The reception staff helped us find a lovely restaurant within 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel does not offer dinner. We enjoyed the express breakfast consisting of juice, tea or coffee and a pastry all for 6 euros a person. I think that this is the premier hotel in Santillana del Mar and in my view they deserve that accreditation.

This is an exquisite boutique hotel housed in a magnificent noble home. You really have a sense of what it was like for the nobles of this charming town. The staff is marvelous and go out of their way to be helpful with suggestions to make your stay most enjoyable, the town has become very touristic but you are secluded from this while you are within the hotel and its beautiful garden.

Whilst touring through northern Spain we stayed here and enjoyed our one night in this hotel. It's really cute being built in what is an 11th century building and as such there are little rooms, old staircases etc everywhere. Our room looked out into the street and was adequate for our needs. We didn't have breakfast and just walked around the corner for coffee and pastries but we did have a drink in the bar after dinner out and it was lovely sitting in one of the small rooms looking at the history of the place. We also drove in and parked in the public car park and not at the hotel. It is free overnight and only cost us a euro instead of 11 euros. I would stay here again if ever in the area.

What a fabulous hotel, absolutely loved it! Staff incredibly friendly and helpful, room wonderful, setting extraordinary, ambience fantastic. Really didn't want to leave! We went in May before the tourist rush, so this picturesque and historic town was at its best. Would wholeheartedly recommend Casa del Marques.

Set in the heart of the Medieval town of Santillana del Mar the hotel has secure parking at the rear of the hotel in a walled garden. As we entered through the sheltered patio amongst the trees and shrubs. The period building and the welcoming helpful staff made us feel at home.Our room was delightful overlooking the peaceful patio. We enjoyed some drinks in the garden on our arrival and had an excellent breakfast before exploring the town and continuing on our road trip.

First, a qualification: as far as amenities and luxury, this is not a true five-star hotel. But, the ambience and staff make it impossible for me to give it a lower rating. Yes, it is a little worn around the edges, but that is an immense part of its charm and what you would expect from a centuries-old property. When you walk in, you feel like you've stepped back in time a few hundred years and have been privileged to be a guest in the Marques' home, which is what it was. The rooms are large and comfortable. The garden is a delightful spot for an evening drink (which are extremely reasonable in price). The staff made us feel extremely welcome, and a special thanks to the bartender for tolerating my poor Spanish and introducing us, at our request, to some of the famous local adult beverages. The breakfast, which was included with our room, is very good and rather extensive. As a small hotel, you never feel crowded or overwhelmed. Take advantage of the private parking, which at 11 Euros a night is expensive, but there are few other reasonable options in Santillana del Mar. All in all, this was our favorite hotel out of several during a recent trip throughout northern Spain. Highly recommended, and a bargain, too.

Stayed here as a midway point en route to San Sebastian. Hotel was nice, very old building that is beautifully maintained. Our room was decent sized, with windows onto the main pedestrian street with views to garden restaurants across. Reasonably quiet during the night. Parking was 11 euros/night on site. The town is odd. Didn't realize it was so precious ... too sanitized for our tastes. The highlight was the church and cloister, absolutely stunning.

Santillana Del Mar is on the list of prettiest Spanish villages, and we booked a five-star hotel to enjoy it. Well, Casa del Marques is a well-run hotel in a historic building, but what we got was a tiny room in the attic, which lacked the space, the safe, the minibar, the body lotion and a general feeling of luxury associated with a five-star hotel. The hotel certainly has bigger and more charming rooms on the first floor, but what we got through was the attic. In fact, I suspect that our room 204 was really meant to be a single. Come to think of it, it would have made a luxury accommodation for one person. When we moved in, the room was stifling: it was a rainy day, but it does get hot under the roof, and the AC was centrally set on heating - no matter what I did, it insisted on going back to +26C and blowing hot air. That was settled after several calls to the reception desk, but was annoying. Otherwise, the hotel was quite decent: the sitting room was beautiful, the little garden was pretty, and we really enjoyed having drinks at the covered bar patio outside. I can actually highly recommend that bar, despite the fact that to get service, you had to go looking for the guy. The setting was very cosy, much better than quite a few places on the touristy Main Street! Now let's deal with the price issue: the room was reasonably priced at 83eu a night, but breakfast would have cost us 11.50 per person, and parking on the premises - another 11. Luckily, there is a big parking lot around the corner from the hotel, where you can keep your car for 2-4eu till checkout time, depending on the time you arrive. As for breakfast, we looked at the buffet that was offered and decided against it. Yeah, there was some jambon, but the selection was dominated by carbs - croissants, bread, toast, etc... We had some morning tapas and coffee nearby instead. To sum up, the hotel is ok, but ask to see the room before you take it. The attic seems to be an afterthought that hardly deserves five stars.

Calle del Cantón, 26 Santillana del Mar Cantabria

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Hotel Casa del Marqués places you next to Museum of the Inquisition and Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar. This 15-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Calle de Juan Infante and Regina Coeli Diocesan Museum are also a short walk from this Santillana del Mar hotel.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. 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. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Hotel Casa del Marqués's 15 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Hotel Casa del Marqués features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. If you drive, self parking is EUR 11 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 326 reviews