Last updated on January 23th, 2020
Blue skies and sunshine, family-friendly beaches, a revitalised port, glimpses of an ancient past and, of course, the art of Picasso – Malaga’s most famous son – all come together in the capital of the Costa del Sol. If this sounds like the perfect holiday destination, we’ve put together some accommodation suggestions for you.
In our opinion, the best hotels in Malaga Spain are the Gran Hotel Miramar and the Room Mate Valeria while the Palacete de Alamos is our boutique choice.
Best Area to Stay in Malaga Spain For First Time Visit ?
While the historic and shopping centre of Malaga is compact and easy to find your way around, the first visit to any large city can be confusing. If this is your first time in Malaga and you’re travelling with a family we recommend staying in hotels near the Port of Malaga or Playa Malagueta. If you want to really experience the city’s historic atmosphere, then we recommend looking for hotels in the Old Town. Read more
What is the most expensive hotel in Malaga Spain ?
If your visit to Malaga is in celebration of a special occasion or you are planning a romantic getaway, then why not treat yourself to a luxurious stay in the Gran Hotel Miramar. It is the most expensive hotel in Malaga but you’ll certainly be treated like royalty!
What are The Best (Luxury) Hotels in Malaga ?
1. Gran Hotel Miramar – on the Beach with Spa
3. Molina Lario
What are The Best Boutique Hotels in Malaga ?
What’s the Best Hotel with Spa & Pool ?
What’s the Best Hotel near Malaga Airport ?
Malaga Airport (AGP) is the fourth busiest in Spain and the main way visitors enter the Costa del Sol. It is just under five miles west of the city centre and enjoys good transport links by train and bus. Many hotels also offer their own shuttle services. The airport has largely been rebuilt in recent years and offers a good range of passenger services.
1. Holiday Inn Express Málaga Airport – Affordable
What’s the Best Cheap or Affordable Hotel in Malaga Spain ?
Best Value Hotels in Malaga City Centre and Old Town
Malaga, Andalucia’s capital, is a perfect destination as it’s compact enough to explore on foot while enjoying good transport links to the airport and along the coast. It’s full of history and drama and a city that gave Picasso to the world. Explore his life and work both in the Picasso and the Picasso House museums. In the Old Town are the not quite finished Malaga Cathedral, the remains of the Teatro Romano and the beautiful Alcazaba which winds its way uphill to the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Shop to your heart’s content in the modern city centre and dine in award-winning restaurants while the newly revitalised port is a must-see destination.
Good Value Accommodation in Centro
What are the Best Beach Hotels in Malaga ?
While Malaga has a lot to offer as a city break destination, with beautiful and safe beaches on the doorstep it is also ideal for family holidays. The closest beach to the town centre is Playa Malagueta which is found adjacent to the port. Although man-made, it looks totally natural with fine white sand lapped by the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The beach is flanked by the Paseo del Muelle Dos where you’ll find a good choice of bars and restaurants. Stroll a little further east from the port and you’ll reach Playa Caleta with its backdrop of the Montes de Malaga. As well as being a clean family-friendly beach it also offers a good choice of watersports.
Finest Hotels near Beach
What is the Top Accommodation near Malaga María Zambrano train station ?
The modern Malaga Maria Zambrano Train Station is located approximately 20 minutes walk from the city centre. It can also be reached by local buses. Direct services to Malaga Airport leave from here while it is also the starting point for high-speed AVE trains to Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada and Madrid. The station is adjacent to Malaga Bus Station and part of a large complex of shops, restaurants, cinemas and car parks.