Sweet Dreams! Our Top Five Places to Stay in Santiago

Santiago is a city bursting with fiestas, traditions and great gastronomy, so you’ll definitely want to spend some time in the exciting Galician capital! Read on for our pick of the best places to stay in Santiago!

Best hotels and where to stay in Santiago.

1.  Best Place For An Authentic Experience

Do you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Santiago? Then stay in a 16th-century monastery! Hospedería San Martín Pinario is a historic, majestic building just opposite the must-see cathedral. It’s a great place to stay in Santiago if you’re looking for a truly authentic experience! Apart from housing paying guests, it’s also home to a seminary, university faculty, archives, a Diocesan museum and a church!

Address: Praza da Inmaculada, 3

This ancient monastery with beautiful gardens opposite Santiago's Cathedral is the best place to stay in Santiago for an extra dose of history on your trip!
The ancient San Martin Pinario Monastery

2. Best Place to Stay For A Luxurious Night’s Sleep

Perhaps you’ve come to Santiago looking for some peace and quiet. If you don’t want to be in the midst of the hustle and bustle, this is a great option. A Quinta Da Auga is a luxurious spa hotel set on the banks of the Sar River. Surrounded by beautiful grounds, and a mere 15 minutes by car from the city center, you’ve got the best of both worlds! Formerly an 18th century paper mill, it’s been lovingly restored to be environmentally sustainable. In fact, it’s Santiago’s first eco-luxury boutique spa hotel! The hotel’s restaurant Filigrana is also a nice option after a day out exploring Santiago!

Address: Paseo Amaia 23b, Urbanización Brandia. Vidán

3. Best Place For A Chic Experience

If being at the heart of all the action is more your style, we’ve got something sleek, chic and very central for you! Capitol Boutique Hotel is located just on the edge of the historic quarter; a short ten-minute walk to the cathedral. The hotel’s arty, quirky décor and spacious, well-equipped rooms are top notch. Close to a great range of bars, restaurants and places of interest, it’s a great choice for a hotel in Santiago.

Address: Concepcion Arenal, 7

4. Best Place For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

If you want a central location but aren’t ready to give up on luxury or history, we’ve got the perfect option! Look no further than the Parador Dos Reis Catolicos, what we consider to be one of the best places to stay in Santiago! Situated right next to the cathedral, you really can’t get much more central than that! This five-star decadent hotel was a former hospital commissioned by the Catholic King and Queen of Spain (Isabel I and Fernando II) to care for the thousands of pilgrims that came to the city every year. Converted into a sumptuous hotel in 1954, it’s a must for those who want it all!

Address: Praza Obradoiro

The Parador Dos Reis Catolicos stands majestically next to the historic Cathedral in Santiago. It has housed sick pilgrims for centuries and is now home to one of Spain's best Parador hotels; definitely one of the best places to stay in Santiago for that once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The luxurious Parador Dos Reis Catolicos! Photo Credit: Paradores 

5. Best Place For A Peaceful Experience

A garden hotel hidden away in the city is a true oasis! If that’s what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed with Hotel Costa Vella. A ten-minute walk from Santiago’s Plaza de Obradoiro and its busy “Calle de Vinos” or street full of tapas bars, the location couldn’t be better. Visit the hotel’s popular café for a glass of Galician wine in charming surroundings.

Address: Rua Porta da Pena, 17

Apart from choosing a great hotel in Santiago de Compostela, you’re probably wondering what you should fill your day with! A food tour, of course! It’s the best way to see more of this gorgeous city and taste its culinary gems! Let us take you for a delicious night out on the town on our Insider’s Tapas & Wine Tour!

Leave a Reply