A Century of Elegance in San Sebastian

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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.

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Bette Davis Suite

Suite Dreams


The 28 luxury suites at the exclusive Hotel Maria Cristina, are designed in a Belle Époque architecture which provides guests with maximum comfort.

River View Suite
Junior Suite

Divine Dining


Dry Bar pays homage to the days of glamour and its frequent Hollywood guests, such as Bette Davis, whose portrait sits at the center of the Bar.
Weddings

Unforgettable Unions


A luxury setting and matchless service ideal for hosting the most important of your celebrations.

Zubia Meeting Room - Banquet Set Up
Ibaia Meeting Room - Banquet up

Culinary Crafting


Enjoy a variety of distinct cooking classes at the new 500 square meter cooking school, including a private bodega.

Mimo San Sebastian
Mimo San Sebastian

Discover San Sebastian


The majestic architecture of historic cupolas and the charm of the Belle Époque infuse our landmark hotel with early 20th Century allure.
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