After living just 90 minutes away from Seville and visiting countless times, I often get asked “Where is the best place to stay in Sevilla?” I tend to think of this blog as emails I would send to a friend or family member asking for recommendations. It also makes it handy for me to send a link when they ask me. So, whether I’ve walked by and noted the classy lobby, enjoyed their hotel bar or have it on my personal wishlist, this list entails my top choices on where to stay in Seville.
From former palaces, boutique hotels and luxury iconic stays, there are many wonderful properties in Seville. The best hotels often have rooftop views and a pool, while still maintaining their charming courtyards and outdoor patios that bring all the Old World character.
While it is hard to narrow down the best hotels, this list has something for everyone. So, in no particular, order here are my top picks for hotels in Seville.
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Best Hotels in Seville
Hotel Alfonso XIII, A Luxury Collection
The most famous hotel in Sevilla is undoubtedly the Hotel Alfonso XIII, named after the King of Spain who commissioned the property in 1929. Today, the hotel is now part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection with a terrace, courtyard restaurant and outdoor swimming pool (a necessity in the summer when the temperature can reach 44C/111F).
Staying here means experiencing a piece of Sevilla’s history, but if you can’t swing the price tag of one of their 126 luxury rooms, you should still have a drink on their terrace. You can still marvel at the Andalusian tile work and architecture in the bar and inner courtyard.
Fun Facts: In Season 2 of The Crown, the hotel stood in for Los Angeles during Princess Margaret’s US tour. Plus, Hotel Alfonso XIII has hosted celebrities such as Madonna and Brad Pitt, along with members of royal families and political figures.
Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón
We stayed at Casa de Colón on our first trip to Sevilla back in 2018 before we actually moved to Andalusia and I’d stay here again. The location is absolutely perfect. You are just steps from the cathedral and you can see the bell tower from the rooftop. Some rooms even have a little balcony with sun chairs. Also pet friendly!
Hotel Boutique Corral del Rey
If you weren’t looking, you could walk right past the entrance of Corral Del Rey that faces a narrow cobblestoned street in the old quarter of Barrio Alfalfa. Tucked away is a 17th century palace that’s been fully renovated while still maintaining the building’s original features. Choose from 17 unique rooms and enjoy the small plunge pool, tapas bar and dinning room.
For a stay about 45 minutes from Sevilla, also consider their sister hotel Hacienda de San Rafael. I visited this special property during early summer and the hotel is surrounded by sunflower fields.
Hotel Casa 1800
I always peek inside the courtyard of the beautiful Hotel Casa 1800 when I get tapas at Bodega Santa Cruz right across the street. Not only are you right next to one of the most famous tapas bar in Sevilla, but you’re also just around the corner from the Alcazar.
You’ll also get to experience the original features like the courtyard and entrance that would accommodate a horse-drawn carriage when the building was a palace. Splurge on a terrace room with a jacuzzi or enjoy the rooftop pool with views of the cathedral.
Plácido y Grata
For those who enjoy minimal (in a good way) and modern style, choose one of just 15 rooms at the Plácido y Grata Boutique Hotel. The hotel was a former manor house from the 19th century and was rebuilt in 1914. Since then it has been completely renovated, yet the building still retains a courtyard, arches and original ceiling beams.
Las Casa de la Judería
Las Casa de la Judería is comprised of 27 traditional Andalusian houses in the Santa Cruz neighborhood that are connected by a maze of stairways, courtyards and passages. Even within the same booking class of hotel room (for example, “Economy Double” or “Junior Suite”), accommodations vary wildly.
So, I would hesitate to book here if you’re the kind of traveler that just wants to take a straightforward elevator from the lobby to your room and doesn’t really like surprises when you open the door. However, if you’re up for a bit of adventure, you’d be hard pressed to find a more suitable hotel in Seville.
Those with an eye for interior design and exceptional style should consider Pájaro Rebelde. The upscale B&B with just 7 intimate rooms also offers ample common spaces to include an outer courtyard, a pool, a solarium and lounges.
Located in the San Vicente neighborhood, it’s a bit of a walk to the main attractions, but that could also be the appeal to some. Excellent tapas would never be far though with Bar Dos de Mayo only 2 minutes away by foot.
Querencia de Sevilla, Autograph Collection
Newly opened in April of 2022, Querencia de Sevilla offers an excellent location with all the amenities you expect from an Autograph Collection Marriott hotel. Although practically brand new, the hotel has made every effort to pay homage to Andalusia’s traditions through design details. The building was the former headquarters of the Bank of Andalucia and is set along one the main thoroughfares of the city, just a few buildings away from the cathedral.
Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza
Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza has always stood out to me for its beautiful courtyard and rooftop pool. In a 18th century building, the rooms and dinning room have recently gotten a refresh with decorative floor tiles and new furniture.