Hotel Maria Cristina – San Sebastian
Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain
Overlooking the Urumea River, this grand belle epoque hotel dating from 1912 is 8 minutes’ walk from La Concha Beach, a 10-minute walk from Gros train station and 7 minutes on foot from the elegant shops in the city center.
Airy, refined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus marble bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add rainfall showers and/or river views, while ornate suites offer living rooms, private terraces and/or Bang & Olufsen sound systems. Room service is available 24/7.
There’s a posh Asian restaurant and a sophisticated bar, as well as a culinary school and a 24-hour gym.