Where to Stay in Burgos

by Chris Newens  |  Published September 3, 2023

Famed for its glorious 13th Century cathedral, the historic capital of Castile is an excellent destination for those searching for a bit of the real Spain away from the main tourist crowds. With the large, vibrant squares of its old-town and multiple regional museums, this highly walkable city will keep you busy for days.

The NH Collection Palacio de Burgos (Photo: NH Collection Palacio de Burgos Courtesy

One of the larger cities on the Camino de Santiago, Burgos has literally been in the tourist game for centuries. It’s also relatively cheap, making it a great place for pilgrims to splurge on upmarket accommodation before returning to the hardships of the road. Don’t expect anything too daring in terms of style, with most hotels prioritising comfort and traditional Spanish taste.

NH Collection Palacio de Burgos
Located in a beautiful 16th century building, which has been brought fully into the 21st century, this luxurious hotel in the heart of Burgos is a superb break for pilgrims weary from the road – and just about anyone, really! Rooms have high ceilings, wooden floors, and all the modern conveniences you could ask for. A cosmopolitan sanctuary that succeeds in being fully Castilian at the same time.

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Abba Burgos

Abba Burgos (Photo: Abba Burgos Courtesy

An enormous, professionally run hotel catering to exacting international crowds, the Abba Burgos sells four star luxury at an almost unbelievably low price. There’s a splendid onsite pool, and plenty of other facilities besides, and the highest tier rooms (still comparatively cheap) feel like miniature palaces, with their large private terraces and elegant arch windows. Of course, things like air conditioning, mini-bars, and flat-screen TVs come as standard.

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Crisol Mesón del Cid

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If traditional Castilian comfort is what you’re after, look no further than the Crisol Mesón del Cid. Located just across from the city’s iconic cathedral, the rooms boast an understated, old fashioned elegance, with TVs, minibars, and WiFi all bringing them thoroughly up to date. There’s also a great onsite restaurant, serving hearty local food in a building that dates from the 15th Century.

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Hotel Norte y Londres

Hotel Norte y Londres(Photo: Hotel Norte y Londres Courtesy

Old fashioned and charming, but no less comfortable because of it, you really get the sense that the Hotel Norte y Londres has been in the game for a while and knows exactly how to provide for its customers. A large lobby and lounge area gives the place a real buzz, the staff are friendly and accommodating, and the included breakfast buffet is as lavish as you could hope.

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Landa (Photo: Landa Courtesy

And now for the luxurious one. Located a little outside of Burgos itself, Landa is a five star hotel which earns its rating and more. The design here is impeccable, with everything finely tuned toward tasteful, traditional comfort, but flecked with modern touches that make every room worthy of a photo shoot for an interiors magazine. And then there’s the pool: a beautiful indoor space under a vaulted ceiling, nodding of course to the Gothic architecture of Burgos and Castile. Naturally, all the conveniences you’d expect from a top end establishment are also here, including a great onsite restaurant.

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