We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

0.6 km from San Sebastian - Donostia centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Special Offer
Get Free Nights!
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,511 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
See the most recent reviews
Showing 973: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 August 2015

A very pleasant surprise for my family and me to find such a luxurious and well appointed Hotel in a small town like San Sebastian. The rooms are very well decorated, the surprise here is that the rooms are mostly of different sizes: hence the intrigue. The staff is super efficient and ever so helpful in getting you the "right"...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Gryphon123
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear ChangFamily123, First of all, thank you for taking the time to recommend our hotel via TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the city and the hotel and the staff will be congratulated as per your kind words. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our first trip to San Sebastian and the Basque Country in Spain. This hotel is close to the old city , which is where you wan to be. It is a short walk to 2 beaches. It is on a river which flows into the ocean a few hundred feet from the hotel. All aspects of the hotel were top...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank crystalmarina
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Crystalmarina, It is a pleasure to read your positive review of your recent stay and to hear that you enjoyed your time not only in the hotel but in San Sebastian more generally. As you point out, we are blessed with a great location, walking distance from the old town and the city’s beaches. We sincerely hope to welcome...

Hillsborough, California
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I stay here every time i am in San Sebastián and it is by far one of my favourite hotels in Spain. It is clean and the staff are well attentive an helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Sebastián on business or pleasure

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey H
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in the Hotel María Cristina. We appreciate your kind words regarding the cleanliness of the hotel and its staff, who will be duly congratulated. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

London
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Other reviewers have said it all - this place is just about as perfect as a hotel can get. What really set it apart for me was the staff. Everyone we dealt with was superbly efficient and professional, but managed to answer questions or get things done with a kindness and warmth that made all the difference. This is also...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ned S
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Ned S, It is extremely rewarding to read such high praise regarding your recent stay with us. As you rightly point out, the experience in a hotel is due in large part to its staff and we won’t hesitate in sharing your kind words with the whole team. We hope to welcome you again in San Sebastian. Best regards,...

Reviewed 10 August 2015

We had a fantastic view from our balcony. I loved our beautiful suite. The service was impeccable. The breakfast was delicious. The fine food store near the lobby had cute souvenirs to take home to remind us of San Sebastian.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank soobin s
maria-cristina-hotel, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear soobin s, We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the hotel and the service you received. It is a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are grateful for your support, and would like to thank you, once again, especially for sharing your recommendation of our...

London
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Hotel Maria Christina is a grand hotel is all senses. Very well maintained with impeccable service, the Hotel has a good position near to the old city although not immediately opposite the beach like some. We had an ordinary level room which for a weekend was more than adequate. An enormous bed, free wifi, a nice sized bathroom and all...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mbgandco
maria-cristina-hotel, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear mbgandco, Thank you for your kind words regarding your tour of the Hotel Maria Cristina. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and appreciated the prime location within the city. We hope to welcome you for a longer period in the future. Kind regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Loved this hotel, could not fault it. Spacious rooms, friendly helpful front desk staff, best location. Breakfasts each morning in the elegant dining room, and the best G&T I have ever had!! We did a private pintxos walking tour with Ana from the gourmet shop in the hotel. Delicious food, marvellous experience, highly recommend.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank alison e
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear alison e, It was a pleasure to note how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with our breakfast in the Easo Restaurant and with our G&T! It is always gratifying to receive such praise. Looking forward to welcoming you at the Maria Cristina...

Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Hotel Maria Cristina is not only the hands down best hotel in San Sebastian, it's likely to be one of your family's favorite hotels in the world. The property itself is exceptional - gorgeous, striking, formal but yet somehow not pretentious. Nice mix of guests - Asians, Europeans, Americans and in general an older crowd given the quality and price....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jigregor
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear jigregor, How rewarding it's to read such nice comments, we would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the city, the hotel and the service you received. Making you feel welcome is amongst our highest priorities. It was a pleasure to note how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. To be...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Spent 3 nights at this property in summer 2014. Location is excellent, walking distance to beach, Pintxos bars and also city proper if you have a desire to head there. Staff was excellent, room was fantastic, property has been updated to feel modern even though it is a historic hotel. We didn't eat in the hotel but had cocktails at...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 999BrianL
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear 999BrianL, “¡Gracias!” or as we say in San Sebastian “Eskerrik asko”. Thank you very much for your nice comments. It was a pleasure to note how much you enjoyed your stay with us, specially the "Pintxos Tour". Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Maria Cristina Hotel in the future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2015

we had great time in this hotel, the service is good, its great location, near the beach, the best hotel in town of course. the first room we stayed was very small, paid 400 euros, the second room was much bigger, but we paid about 700 euros, not sure if it is good value, but its a beautiful room, comfortable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank yu f
maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear yu f, Thank you for your very constructive and positive feedback. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay despite of the small minuses mentioned. Your comments are of the utmost importance, as they provide the necessary information that allows us to address situations and maintain or improve the quality of services for which we are...

908 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (889)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (166)
Viewed
Dining (58)
Viewed
View from Room (73)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (181)
Viewed
Bathroom (58)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Other (342)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Sebastian - Donostia hotels
0.6 km away
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
#3 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
2,515 reviews
2.4 km away
NH Collection San Sebastian Aranzazu
NH Collection San Sebastian Aran...
#5 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
1,095 reviews
1.3 km away
Hotel Villa Soro
Hotel Villa Soro
#2 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
720 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 km away
Hotel Astoria 7
Hotel Astoria 7
#6 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
1,437 reviews
1.6 km away
Hotel Zenit San Sebastian
Hotel Zenit San Sebastian
#11 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
376 reviews
1.7 km away
Barcelo Costa Vasca
Barcelo Costa Vasca
#7 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
1,455 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenPartner Learn More
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Century of Elegance in San Sebastian - Since opening in 1912 the restored Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. The lavish Belle Epoque interior is filled with soaring columns, 19th-century portraits, rich silk brocades and glorious chandeliers making for a truly opulent experience.Experience gracious hospitality on a grand scale in the hotel's rooms and suites. Decorated in a sophisticated palette of greys and white, the rooms are a quiet haven of luxury. Style, technology and a dazzling range of services which combined make for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $350 - $1,215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian 5*
Number of rooms: 136
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Maria Cristina Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#1 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#1 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian staff and other travellers.
18 questions
Ask a question
11 months ago
Truro, United Kingdom
5 months ago
box hill
yonkers new york
2 months ago
yonkers new york

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask for a balcony or even just a standing one, the air there is worth breathing in the comfort of your room..”
 of 5 bubbles sophievoyage35, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a sea view can be noisy at night when there are events the beach venues so select room on an upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Meadowinds, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the river have a great view!”
  • Our view to the Atlantic Ocean
 of 5 bubbles brucewife, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We loved our room, #310, but I imagine all the rooms here are special”
 of 5 bubbles M-Evan-Chen, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If your a light sleeper, dont get the room facing the street, lots of pedestrian noise till the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles jinxd_13, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5