Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastian 20004 Spain
Since it opened in 1912, Maria Cristina San Sebastian 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.
Each of our room exemplifies the hotel’s enchanting synthesis of past and present thanks to their gracious atmosphere, with modern details. Numerous in-room amenities have been carefully selected to provide our guests with an unmatched degree of ease.
Each room is spacious, authentic, and elegant, offering the singular opportunity to truly experience the true essence of San Sebastian. Indulge in the comfort of one of our exquisite suites with delightful views over the river or the old town, when traveling with family, discover our family rooms for up to four guest. For larger parties enjoy the comfort of our Multiple bedroom suite set ups with two, three or four bedroom and one or two living rooms.
Looking out over the Urumea River and Victoria Eugenia Theater, Maria Cristina San Sebastian Hotel s restaurant outlets offer top-tier service in an enchanting atmosphere. Around the town, the colorful flavors of Basque cuisine waft through the stone streets. In reverence to the region’s fresh flavors, restaurants combine their seasonal á la carte menus—crafted according to daily market produce—with classic fresh fish and meat dishes.
A gastronomic paradise, the 16 Michelin starred city offers not only fine dining, but also local cuisine including renowned carveries and cider houses, and the celebrated specialty, pintxos: small portions of food served at bars for tapas or snacks. To taste them in their authentic environs, head to San Sebastian´s Casco Viejo.
Available 24 hours a day, the hotel’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center spans approximately 170 square meters. The latest Technogym equipment includes running machines, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and strength-training machines. The Fitness Center features a bathroom with a shower, but no locker room is available.