The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Santander

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Santander

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If it's your first trip to Santander, Spain for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Santander. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Santander. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Santander for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Santander beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Santander for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Hotel Chiqui

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $59 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Santander
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at Avd. García Lago, 9, Hotel Chiqui has great rooms from $59 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 2.4 km from the city center, first time visitors will especially love snorkeling, a bar, parking, hiking, and child care at this relaxing hotel. We love a fun pool bar, and this one is a nice spot to chill and relax by the pool. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


Hotel Apartamentos Don Carlos

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $157 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Beach

A great place to stay is Hotel Apartamentos Don Carlos which has nice rooms starting at $157. Offering room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and breakfast, it also has a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Duque de Santo Mauro 20. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers outdoor tennis, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 2 km from the city center. It's always nice to have a kitchenette to cook some basic meals or have an easy breakfast.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Silken Coliseum

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $78 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Santander
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

We found Silken Coliseum to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $78. We loved that is has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.40 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Plaza Remedios 1. You'll also find laundry services, city views, laundry facilities, bicycle rental, and a tour desk which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 0.4 km from the center of town. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Silken Rio Santander

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $59 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

With terrific rooms from $59, Silken Rio Santander, at Avenida Reina Victoria, 153 provides room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and child care. Its terrific guest rating is 8.30 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers laundry services, city views, free parking, kids meals, and laundry facilities. It's located just 2.1 km from the city center, too. The room service is especially nice after a long day. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Eurostars Hotel Real

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $130 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Pool

Eurostars Hotel Real has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10, and offers a pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $130 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Paseo Perez Galdos 28. Furthermore, it also offers laundry services, a spa, car rentals, laundry facilities, and bicycle rental, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 1.8 km from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Luxury


Santemar Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $107 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Santander
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

The great guest rating of Santemar Hotel is 8.80 out of 10. This place has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $107, and it's located at Calle De Joaquin Costa 28. We also love the child care, laundry services, city views, kids meals, and car rentals which are great for visitors. And since it's just 1.8 km from the center of the town, the location is great, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Bahia Santander

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $79 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is Hotel Bahia Santander because it has great rooms that start at $79. It has room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and city views, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Avenida de Alfonso XIII, 6. Only 0.5 km from the city center, travelers will especially love a hot tub, kids meals, laundry facilities, family rooms, and air-conditioning at this convenient hotel. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop


Hotel San Glorio

2-star Hotel with prices starting at $61 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Santander
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

Hotel San Glorio offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and laundry facilities which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $61 (before taxes). It's located at Federico Vial 3 and has earned a guest rating of 9.99/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a tour desk, air-conditioning, a coffee shop, a 24-hour desk, and a sauna which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 1.3 km from the city center. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop


Gran Hotel Sardinero

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $77 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

Located at Plaza De Italia 1, Gran Hotel Sardinero has great rooms from $77 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and laundry services. It has a terrific 8.90 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find city views, car rentals, laundry facilities, family rooms, and a tour desk which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just 1.9 km from the center of town.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Gran Hotel Victoria Santander

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $75 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Santander
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach

A great place to stay is Gran Hotel Victoria Santander which has nice rooms starting at $75. Offering room service, a casino, a restaurant, a bar, and child care, it also has a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at C/ Maria Luisa Pelayo 38, El Sardinero. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers laundry services, golf, a hot tub, free parking, and kids meals. It's located just 2.1 km from the city center, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Also, take a look at the First Time Trip hotels in nearby destinations: Santillana del Mar, Suances, Noja, and Ribamontán al Mar.

For more terrific hotel ideas in Santander, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Santander, Best Beach Hotels in Santander, Best Luxury Hotels in Santander, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santander, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Santander, Best Hotels for One Week in Santander, Best Hotels for One Night in Santander, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Santander, or Best Business Hotels in Santander.


How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Santander?

Santander Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$77

After analyzing 27 first time trip hotels in Santander, Spain, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $77. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Santander.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $130
  • 4-star hotels: $76
  • 3-star hotels: $88
  • 2-star hotels: $69


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