The ultimate hotel guide on the best accommodation in Malaga and the best places to stay in Malaga
Malaga embodies a combination of all benefits - a resort, an important port, cultural, economic and financial center of Andalusia. A direct flight from many cities makes Malaga very attractive for tourists from all over the worls. Malaga is an ancient city with a rich history and many interesting sights. At every step you can find a church with luxurious decoration, and on the hill there are two beautiful fortresses, Alcazaba and Gibralfar. Malaga has many museums and pleasant parks, including an ancient botanical garden.
If there is something that surprises travelers who come to the streets of Malaga, it is the life that runs through the city where Picasso was born. Among friendly people and a good atmosphere, walking through the historic center of the city is an extremely pleasant activity.
You will easily find the city's cathedral, built on the same site where the mosque stood in times of Spanish-Muslim rule in the city, not far away it Picasso Museum. Located in a secluded street with cobblestone pavement, inside the Bellavista Palace. Two steps from here, in the Plaza de la Merced, the house where Picasso was born has been converted into the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation.
Once the museum has been discovered and explored, the traveler is left with the adventure of getting lost in the streets of historic Malaga, the quiet city and, at the same time, full of life, full of pedestrian streets and shops of all kinds of merchandise.
It would not be a bad idea to get carried away aimlessly, but if the reader is a traveler who needs to organize, he or she could be inclined towards these routes - as soon as you have time, you can do both. The first of them would start from the statue of the Marqués de Larios and then head towards the Paseo del Parque, the Palacio de la Aduana, the Town Hall, and the famous bullring, the arena that inspired the work of Pablo Picasso so much. To complete the second of the tours proposed here, we will have to return to the same statue of the Marquis that we already know from the first tour. From there, and now marching towards the cathedral, the traveler/walker will find the Palacio del Obispado and the Pasaje de Chinitas. From there, the old Roman theater and the Alcazaba are just a stone's throw away.
So far, let's say, the proposals for the tourist. Then, if you feel like a traveler and want to immerse yourself in the way of life of the people of the places you visit, you will have to go to Calle Larios, the place where the people of Malaga expand and express much of their social life. Here the traveler will see the locals walking their street from top to bottom, from bottom to top, doing their shopping in the many shops that open their doors here and there every day; sharing with university students and foreigners the experience of shopping in the dozens of shops that make their way around every corner, or the tapas that await in the many traditional taverns in the area. Then, at the end of the street, the Plaza de la Merced awaits, eternal, with its restaurants and cafes.
Best Hotels in Malaga, Spain
Villa Padierna Thermas de Carratraca
Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar
Top 5 star hotels
Top 4 star hotels
Malaga, Spain 3 star hotels
- Cheap 2 star hotels
Boutique Hotels in Malaga
These boutique hotels in Malaga are highly rated by couples: La Casa Azul B&B + Apartments, Suites Del Pintor and Molina Lario.
Molina Lario, Mariposa Hotel Malaga and Room Mate Larios are some of our popular boutique hotels in Malaga .
Family Friendly accommodation
Best Hotels With Pool
Best Malaga Beach Hotels
Within the boundaries of Malaga (Andalusia, Spain) there are many official and several wild beaches that invariably attract crowds of townspeople and visitors from spring to late autumn. Access to the beaches is free. There are sports and playgrounds, rent of sun loungers, umbrellas, sun loungers, equipment for water sports, showers, toilets.
Where to stay near the beach in Malaga
Parador de Málaga Golf
Cheap Hotels Near The Beach
Beach Boutique Hotels
Vincci Selección Aleysa, Hotel Boutique & Spa
Where to stay near Malaga airport
Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport, more often referred to as simply Malaga Airport (Aeropuerto de Malaga - Costa del Sol), is a major international airport serving domestic and international flights, both regular and seasonal.
This airport is of great importance for tourism in the south-west of Spain, as it serves the resort coast of the Costa del Sol. The airport regularly sends and receives flights to more than 60 countries of the world
For travelers looking to stay close to the airport, you are in luck because there are many hotels available to fit your needs. You will easily get to Malaga airport by bus or Suburban train from the city center.
Hotels in Malaga Close To The Airport
Pardor de Málaga Goalf
To explore a city well and soak up its culture, it is recommended that you visit the main neighborhoods of Malaga. These are the most interesting:
La Malagueta, located between the port and the beach of the same name. Its aesthetics, accessibility, and museums, such as the Pompidou or Thyssen, have made it fashionable.
On Mount Gibralfaro you can visit the Castle and the Gibralfaro viewpoint, located in a natural setting from which to enjoy wonderful views of the city.
Near Gibralfaro we find the La Merced neighborhood full of culture, restaurants, Picasso's house, and the Cervantes Theater.
La Victoria houses some of the most important historical monuments such as the Basilica and the Royal Sanctuary of Victoria.
The Historic Center is, without a doubt, one of the main attractions of the city. It is close to the beaches, it is ideal to stay in and it is home to the Cathedral and the Picasso Museum, as well as the Malaga Park and the Atarazanas Market.
You can enjoy authentic urban art, graffiti, and cultural centers in Lagunillas and Soho. Previously somewhat abandoned, it now features a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and hostels.
How to get around Malaga
Malaga as the cosmopolitan city that it is, is perfectly communicated and offers excellent means of public transport such as the urban bus.
Walking is a good option in this city because once you are in the historic center you can walk to all the places of interest. If you don't have your own vehicle and what you want is to be able to move around without depending on anyone, your best option is to rent a car, which you can also do comfortably on our website.
Hotels in Malaga old town and City centre
Malaga's old town is the historic center and heart of the city.
Malaga's old town is very compact and can be easily explored on foot in one day. However, despite its small size, it is here that most of the historical architectural monuments and sights of the city are concentrated.
The streets of the historic center of Malaga are inherently narrow and impressive. On the streets: old historical buildings, museums, and churches, as well as small squares with an abundance of cafes and restaurants, shops and boutiques, salons and banks, nightclubs and souvenir shops.
Best Malaga Centre Hotels
Vincci Selección Posada del Patio
Mariposa Hotel Malaga
4-star hotels in Malaga old town
Cheap hotels in Malaga Center
Choose a hotel in the historic center of Malaga to have the most representative points of interest of the city at hand. Decide on the La Merced neighborhood to be close to the Picasso Museum, the well-known Calle Larios, or the Cathedral of the Incarnation. You can also choose to book a hotel near Malagueta Beach if you are looking to have direct access to the Gibralfaro Castle and its viewpoint, as well as, of course, to its magnificent urban beach, so close to the very center of the city.
All-inclusive in Malaga
All-inclusive Malaga hotels are the ideal solution for vacationers who value their time. You don't have to leave the hotel - three meals a day will be included in the price. Typically, meals are served on a buffet basis, which allows guests to choose a diet that suits them.
Traditionally, all-inclusive hotels have 4 or 5-star status and offer a wide range of additional services: swimming pool, water park, spa treatments, and entertainment for children.
The best accommodation for Spa Holidays
Malaga is the ideal destination for a luxurious spa vacation, thanks to the country's excellent climate and beautiful beaches, as well as modern and luxurious hotels and resorts.
If you want to take a short break from your daily life, spa vacations are just the kind of relaxation you need. Luxury spa hotels are the ideal retreat for a luxury retreat, romantic getaway, or beachside relaxation with an extra pampering treatment. Our selection of the top spa hotels in Malaga includes the leading 5-star hotels in Malaga. Open our selection below or contact us for more information.
Luxury Spa Resorts
Villa Padierna Thermas de Carratraca
Gran Hotel Miramar GL
The Oasis by Don Carlos Resort
Marbella Club Hotel – Golf Resort & Spa
Climate in Malaga
Malaga has a Mediterranean climate with pleasant sunny days and nights of mild temperatures. Malaga is the perfect destination to visit at any time of the year.