Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Welcome to Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Defining Elegance in San Sebastian since 1912

Since it opened in 1912, Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel has been intimately linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. In the late 19th century the seaside town on the southern point of the Bay of Biscay became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognized therapeutic properties of sea bathing. A traditional afternoon stroll along the boardwalk offered an opportunity to see and be seen while the many cafés and open-air terraces were filled with high society. San Sebastian had passed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town requiring luxurious, modern facilities to meet the demands of its discerning guests. The majestic design of the hotel by architect Charles Mewes, the man responsible for the Ritz in Madrid and Paris, combined with the property’s enviable river setting and sea views, resulted in it immediately becoming the favored accommodation for international high society.

Rooms & Suites

San Sebastian Suites

The 28 luxury suites at the exclusive Hotel Maria Cristina, are designed in a Belle Époque architecture which provides guests with maximum comfort. The suites’ contemporary decoration, with marble fireplaces, glass lamps and velvet turquoise arm chairs, come together with shades of grey, beige and green to give the rooms an exquisite elegance.

Bedroom Suite Terrace

Hotel Maria Cristina's History

Our Heritage

Since it opened in 1912 the 136-room Hotel Maria Cristina has been intimately linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. In the late 19th century the seaside town on the southern point of the Bay of Biscay became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognized therapeutic properties of sea bathing. A traditional afternoon stroll along the boardwalk offered an opportunity to see and be seen while the many cafés and open-air terraces were filled with high society.

Galeria Hall

In the late 19th century the seaside town on the southern point of the Bay of Biscay became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognized therapeutic properties of sea bathing. A traditional afternoon stroll along the boardwalk offered an opportunity to see and be seen while the many cafés and open-air terraces were filled with high society.

San Sebastian had passed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town requiring luxurious, modern facilities to meet the demands of its discerning guests.

Serendipitously this urban blossoming occurred at the height of the Belle Époque era, and today the majority of buildings flanking the famed La Concha beach, including the city hall, Victoria Eugenia Theater and the Hotel Maria Cristina, are constructed in this style. The majestic design of the hotel by architect Charles Mewes, the man responsible for the Ritz in Madrid and Paris, combined with the property’s enviable river setting and sea views, resulted in it immediately becoming the favored accommodation for international high society.

In July 1912 the hotel’s namesake, Spain’s regent Maria Cristina, was the first person to cross the threshold.

Over 40 years later, with the inauguration of the San Sebastian Film Festival in 1953, the hotel was still attracting big names - screen stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt and Susan Sarandon.

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Commitment to Clean

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Terrace Suite

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Come together with the family and get your second room at half the price for children aged 16 and under at the time of stay. Daily breakfast included.

Terrace Suite

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Our Location

Getting Here

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastian, Spain, 20004

Tel: +34 943-437600
Distance from Property: 25 KM
Phone Number: +34 913-211000
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Airport Shuttle: This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service

Distance from Property: 47.8 KM
Phone Number: +33 559-438383
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Airport Shuttle: This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service

Distance from Property: 90 KM
Visit Website
Airport Shuttle: This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service

Nearby

Train Station

RENFE Station

The Luxury Collection Concierge

Once a guest has arrived at Hotel Maria Cristina, our concierge team stands ready to be of service seven days a week, 24 hours a day, dedicated to ensuring that each guest is able to unlock the very best of San Sebastian. Our concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert, proudly wearing the “Les Clefs d’Or,” the gilt insignia of the celebrated international concierge society, and eager to reveal the secret treasures of their city, region, or island. Whether organizing airport transfer, babysitting services or in-room floral arrangements, our concierge is delighted to coordinate all details of your stay in San Sebastian.

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The Luxury Collection Concierge

Our around-the-clock concierge is eager to make each guest's stay original and effortless. Each member of the concierge staff is equipped and available to fulfill destination desires.

Once a guest has arrived at Hotel Maria Cristina, our concierge team stands ready to be of service seven days a week, 24 hours a day, dedicated to ensuring that each guest is able to unlock the very best of San Sebastian. Our concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert, proudly wearing the “Les Clefs d’Or,” the gilt insignia of the celebrated international concierge society, and eager to reveal the secret treasures of their city, region, or island.

Whether organizing airport transfer, babysitting services or in-room floral arrangements, our concierge is delighted to coordinate all details of your stay in San Sebastian.

Our concierge recommends the following as top activities:

Chillida Leku: This space is a culmination of one of the artist’s lifelong dreams, to create a permanent display space for his work.

El Peine de los Vientos: An incomparable stop at the foot of Mount Igeldo.

Walking Around: A simple stroll around San Sebastian, referred to as the pearl of the Cantabric Sea, is unforgettable.

The Old Quarter: The perfect place for authentic shopping, this area is also home to the best bars, which serve the city’s famous "Pintxos", small portions of food particular to Basque Country.

Surrounding Area: The nearby towns of Getaria, Pasajes San Juan, and Fuenterrabia are exceptional cultural excursions, as are the French towns San Juan De Luz, Biarritz, and Hendaya.

 

Contact Details:

Phone number: +34 943 43 76 00

email: mariacristina.concierge@luxurycollection.com

Property Details

Restaurant

Fitness Center

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Bicycle Rental

Gift Shop

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Coffee/Tea

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Allowed.

1 Dog per room-Not allowed in F&B area.15kg max. Vaccination certificate needed.

Maximum pet weight: 15kgs

Parking On-Site Parking

Daily: €47.67

Valet

Daily: €47.67

Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards

Services

Babysitting

Concierge desk service

Languages spoken by staff:
Spanish,English,French,Basque

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +34 943-437600

Accessible Hotel Features

Service Animals are Welcome

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Flashing Door Knockers

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms