Málaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is bursting with history and culture just waiting to be explored. Roam the brightly-colored streets browsing the many art galleries and fashion boutiques, or kick back on the sun-soaked beaches for your daily dose of rays.
Whether you are hitting the streets or chilling on the sand, there are so many exciting things to do in Málaga, you are going to want a comfortable place to rest your head.
From 5 star hotels in Malaga to small boutiques and affordable budget picks, you’ll find all your options for accommodation in Málaga, Spain here.
1. Finca Cortesin Hotel & Spa
Finca Cortesin Hotel & Spa is one of the most sought-after places to stay in Málaga, Spain. Opulent elegance seeps from every corner of this hotel and you will never tire of the palm tree populated grounds and British country manor design and finishes.
With so much on offer at the hotel, you won’t need to leave (or want to). From the indulgent spa to the championship golf course, there’s something for everyone. Water babies can choose from the hotel’s two outdoor pools or head to the Bahía de Casares Beach just 5-minutes away.
This is one of the best places to stay near Málaga’s center. Still located in the province, in the Casares region, it’s about an hour from the city center of Málaga. So bear this in mind when deciding if this is where you want to set up base.
2. Puente Romano Beach Resort
Neutral creams and whites with pops of blue color characterize the exquisite interior design of this hotel. Situated amongst gorgeous gardens extending down to the beach on Marbella’s golden mile, this hotel’s location doesn’t get any better.
The cheerful staff will keep you well looked after and help with any requests you may have. When it comes to daily activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The hotel boasts 4 pools (one that faces the beach), a tennis club, a Six Senses day spa, 12 restaurants, and even a nightclub!
This is a luxury hotel in Málaga if we’ve ever seen one. If beach resort vibes and sundowners by the pool are your thing, this is your place.
3. Hotel Boutique Teatro Romano
As far as Málaga city hotels go, this is a true gem. The cool and contemporary interior design creates a relaxed atmosphere with its neutral shades and honey-toned woods. This boutique hotel only has 13 rooms, guaranteeing a private and stylish stay.
Located on a lively street in the center, you have Málaga’s historic center and main sights right on your doorstep. Oh, and of course, the Teatro Romano which is a not-to-miss attraction when visiting the area.
Over breakfast, you’ll be able to gaze over the Teatro Roman, all while indulging in a selection of fresh croissants, fruit, yogurt, and coffee. Sounds dreamy, right?
4. Hotel Claude
Arguably the hippest boutique hotel retreat in Marbella, Hotel Claude is something to behold. Every room is adorned with vibrant wallpaper and each one is unique. From white swans to bold-colored patterns on your wall, it’s safe to say this will be one of the most aesthetically pleasing places you’ve ever stayed.
It’s not just the quirky walls that will delight you, the service is exceptional and the location is unbeatable. Situated on a pedestrian street in Marbella’s old town, you are a short stroll away from some of the best restaurants and bars.
This is the perfect spot to stay if you are interested in exploring the narrow streets of Marbella while still being close to the beach.
5. Petit Palace Plaza Málaga
If you are looking for affordable hotels in Málaga, Spain and don’t want to compromise on comfort and minimalist modernity, this is your spot. Petit Palace Plaza is located in a small alley right in the heart of Málaga. So you’ll be part of the vibrant hustle and bustle of the city with a quiet retreat to come home to.
If city sightseeing is on the agenda, you’ll find the Málaga Cathedral just opposite the hotel (some rooms have a view of the gorgeous structure). The Picasso Museum is 300m from the Petit Palace and only 500m away you’ll find the Málaga Port.
Tip: If you want to see all of Málaga’s sights with a guide, try out the monumental segway tour.
The rusty red hotel was once a palatial residence and you see hints of opulence throughout this Málaga accommodation, for example, the high ceilings and wooden bed heads. The rooms are well equipped with kettles, desks, and hairdryers – you’ll also have access to free WiFi throughout your stay.
6. Room Mate Valeria
This quirky accommodation option is one of the affordable hotels in Málaga center. Its bold designer rooms with Mediterranean influences make it a fashionable and exciting spot to stay. And the rooftop bar and plunge pool add to this chic charm.
Located in the trendy Soho barrio, an area known for its vibrant street art, you’ll be right in the heart of the city. Not only are you close to the Alcazaba, the cathedral, as well as the Carmen Thyssen and Pompidou museums. You’re also within walking distance of excellent bars and restaurants. Be sure to try one of the best Tapas bars in Málaga while you’re exploring.
Discovering the Best Málaga Hotel Options
Málaga is full of exciting places to see and explore. From the vibrant streets of Málaga city center to the sun-soaked stretches of beaches in Marbella.
In all areas, there are wonderful accommodation options. If you are looking to splurge and want something lux or if you need something practical and affordable you are sure to find it in one of these Málaga hotels. If you have the luxury of extending your stay in Spain, spend 4 days in Barcelona, discovering all this stunning city has to offer.