Cuenca Hotels | Places to Stay in Cuenca

August 11, 2022 Sheron Bogner

One of Spain’s most gravity-defying hill towns, Cuenca clings to steep limestone cliffs that tower above twin ravines. The UNESCO-listed town center retains its medieval Moorish character, though a peek inside many “hanging houses” reveals the town’s modern-day fixation on abstract art.
Restaurants in Cuenca

1. Hotel Boutique Pinar

Camino de la Pernala, s/n, 16195 Cuenca Spain 011 34 670 70 00 90
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Hotel Boutique Pinar

Welcome to Hotel Boutique Pinar, your Cuenca “home away from home.” Hotel Boutique Pinar aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Rooms at Hotel Boutique Pinar provide air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at Hotel Boutique Pinar guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Hotel Boutique Pinar. During your visit, be sure to check out one of the nearby restaurants that are within walking distance of Hotel Boutique Pinar, such as Buffet El Area (1.1 mi). During your visit, be sure to check out popular monuments and statues like Parroquia de El Salvador and Escultura de Alfonso VIII, which are all a short distance from the boutique hotel. Hotel Boutique Pinar puts the best of Cuenca at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Beautiful, quaint, peaceful and oh, the breaky....

Reviewed By Mary H

So we came to this hotel from Valencia and it was such a reprieve of peace and quiet and lots of room to park your car!!! Cova (daughter of the owner) ran out to the main street to help guide us in (it's easy to find-they are just that helpful)....Cova is sooo lovely and speaks more English than she gives herself credit for. Her mom and aunt who own this haven are lovely too. I can't say a single thing bad about this hotel....in fact, when I return to Spain, I would drive out JUST to stay at this hotel. Cova's aunt makes the whole breakfast herself and it's delivered to your door-enough food to feed 6 people. I walked away from the main road and crossed a bridge and found a beautiful park like setting with trails-great walking. The only possible complaint I could begin to consider is that there isn't much to do in the evening except drive into Cuenca....so just bare that in mind ie. don't book if you are travelling with a bunch of busy teens. This is SUCH a nice haven from the busy streets of the cities of Spain and would be a nice place for a little romance if that's what you are looking for. FANTASTIC!!!!

2. Parador de Cuenca

Subida a San Pablo s/n, 16001 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2412 reviews

Parador de Cuenca

16th-century Convent in late Gothic style, lovingly restored & converted into fascinating Hotel.

Simply Brilliant in every way

Reviewed By Boggle75

Two words: simply brilliant World class property, great staff in an amazing location. Can’t wait to go back. We had a room overlooking the bridge and town, worth the extra little bit of cost. The town is lovely, and the restaurant, bar and facilities at Parador Cuenca were excellent

3. NH Ciudad de Cuenca

Ronda San Jose 1 San Fernando, 16004 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1278 reviews

NH Ciudad de Cuenca

The Hotel NH Ciudad de Cuenca has just been renovated and it is located near restaurants and tapas , 15 walk to the shopping center el Mirador . It is just 30 minutes away from the old town on foot and on the other hand,it is 10 minutes away by car.There is a bus stop in front of the hotel too. In addition to this, there is a great area to park your vehicle and for free, this is fairly remarkable as well.

This is an excellent hotel.

Reviewed By johnhouston2

The NH Ciudad de Cuenca was easy to find and, as several other reviewers have mentioned, there is ample parking on the surrounding roads and we got a space with no bother just outside the hotel. Check in was efficient and helpful, and the lady provided maps and tourist suggestions without being asked. Our double room on the sixth floor was spacious, very smart and very well appointed. The bathroom was also very smart and had good quality toiletries as well as big, fluffy towels. As has been mentioned in other reviews, the hotel is a bit of a walk from the city centre. The lady on reception suggested that it is 35 minutes, but clearly gauged our fitness levels incorrectly as we got to the centre of the new town in an easy 20 minutes - actually it wasn’t that easy, as the temperature had reached 34C! The Plaza Mayor in the old town was a further 10-15 minutes. Breakfast in the morning was very good and comprised the usual selection of fruits, cold meats, cheeses etc. We also discovered a couple of small pots of scrambled egg, which was a bit of a bonus. Service was very good and when we asked for tea it was made for us, which is a nice touch. In summary, this is a top class hotel that we would certainly use again.

4. Posada de San Jose

Ronda Julian Romero 4 50 metres up from the Cathedral, 16001 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

Posada de San Jose

Little charming hotel located in a XVII Century building in the heart of the old quarter of Cuenca, a declared World Heritage City.

Rustic charm in a fascinating city

Reviewed By Naana

This hotel is just lovely. Situated in a historical building a few steps away from the cathedral, it is located on the edge of the gorge overlooking the Huecar river and I think that just about every room must have a spectacular view. Our room was really spacious with a big double bed and a sofa bed, two big armchairs with a good sized wardrobe and the most amazing view across the gorge. There was a large bathroom with a tub and separate shower, all of it spotlessly clean. Friendly welcome at check-in and a small but good selection for breakfast including local pastries - the breakfast is served in the dining room with views across the gorge. There are lots of steps up and down inside the hotel so it might not suit somebody with reduced mobility. The Posada de San Jose is full of art and interesting artefacts, it's a really beautiful place offering rustic charm and reliable Spanish hospitality.

5. Torremangana Hotel

Avenida San Ignacio de Loyola 9, 16002 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
16%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 679 reviews

Torremangana Hotel

See why so many travelers make Torremangana Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Cuenca. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Torremangana Hotel offers guests free wifi. The hotel features a 24 hour front desk and room service. Plus, Torremangana Hotel offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cuenca, Torremangana Hotel is located a short distance from Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Luz (0.3 mi) and Plaza Mayor de Cuenca (0.5 mi). While visiting Cuenca, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as La bodeguilla de Basilio. Should time allow, Tunel de Alfonso VIII, Museo de Paleontologia de Castilla-La Mancha, and Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge) are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Torremangana Hotel as you experience all of the things Cuenca has to offer.

Very nice hotel, not modern

Reviewed By fun2fun

Nice hotel, with nice staff. Our room consisted of 2 rooms. Bedroom and living room. The bathroom was huge and included both a shawer . The room was furnished with wooden cabinets, and gave the feeling of a slightly antique house - I really liked it. The breakfast was very simple and modest, and the feeling was of a bit of chaos, especially since the meal was on a relatively small buffet for the number of diners.

6. Hotel Convento del Giraldo

Calle San Pedro 12, 16001 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 687 reviews

Hotel Convento del Giraldo

The newest four star hotel in Cuenca. A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the old town, with fantastic views to the george.

Probably the best views in Cuenca

Reviewed By Longtotravel89

The location of the hotel is very convenient to explore the old town and restaurants. We stayed in a superior room with a balcony and the views were stunning - room 409. The staff were very helpful and patient with us as many of them is the restaurant do not speak English. The restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. There is a car park approximately 100meters from the hotel. I would imaging it would be worth booking a bay in busier times through the hotel.

7. Hotel Leonor de Aquitania

Calle San Pedro 60, 16001 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
20%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 435 reviews

Hotel Leonor de Aquitania

Boutique Hotel from the XVII century just two minutes walk from the cathedral.

Peaceful, relaxing, stunning views

Reviewed By jghastings

I stayed here for two nights in the sole Suite room they have, right up at the top. It is accessed from the third floor, with a staircase inside the bedroom to take you up to the floor above where everything is located (so it is not accessible for those with reduced mobility). The room was quite old fashioned but very large, and really nothing else matters once you take in the view from the private terrace. There’s a variety of chairs and loungers out there, so if you’re visiting in warmer weather than I was then it would be a fantastic place to sunbathe in absolute privacy (it’s literally the only terrace up there, with no-one overlooking it). The gorge is directly in front, with the old town continuing to snake further up the hill to the left, as well as down to the right towards the newer urban sprawl on the plain below. The Parador and its footbridge are all the way down below on the floor of the gorge. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, and the Raff San Pedro restaurant in the basement is one of the best in town. This is not a hotel for those who cannot manage hills, but then again Cuenca generally probably isn’t the place to go if you’re in that condition! Lovely, peaceful, relaxing stay. Very glad I followed the recommendation in the Rough Guide and chose this hotel.

8. Hospederia Seminario Conciliar de San Julian

Plaza Merced 3, 16001 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Hospederia Seminario Conciliar de San Julian

The Hospedería del Seminario offers the comfort and charm of staying in an 18th century building on the gorge of the Júcar River. The Hospedería is located in the Conciliar Seminary of San Julián, exactly in the central square of La Merced, one of the most charming places of the historical town of Cuenca, both for its monumentality and for its location within the upper city. It has two interior courtyards, around which the rooms are arranged. Some of them give to the mentioned courtyards; others have a beautiful view to the gorge of Júcar, while others overlook Santa María street, which separates the Seminary from the Castilla-La Mancha Science Museum.

Nice, centrally located hotel

Reviewed By charal2020

The overall experience was nice. The hotel itself is a town relic, embellished with relics, which attributed to a solemn, but warm atmosphere. The bed was extremely comfortable,the room was exceptionally clean and the breakfast was nice.But,as there were two of us,we needed some extra surfaces to place our personal items. Lastly, we happened to stay there during a rather cold period and we felt that the room was insufficiently heated.

9. Cueva Del Fraile

Ctra de Buenache, Km 7, 16001 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
23%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 298 reviews

Cueva Del Fraile

This monastic hotel from the xvi century is located in the heart of the tourist road arround cuenca. Just 5 km. Away the old town and in between of a huge private land of 600 has., the hotel offers free parking,gardens , barbacue, pools, tenis, soccer and padel courts

One night only

Reviewed By haciendariquelmegolf

We spent one night here and was very impressed with our spacious and tastefully decorated refurbished roon. The restaurant was great and reasonably priced. What's not to like for the price they are asking

10. Hotel Plaza

Calle Sandalo 1 Bajo, 16004 Cuenca Spain
Excellent
41%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

Hotel Plaza

See why so many travelers make Hotel Plaza their small hotel of choice when visiting Cuenca. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Close to some of Cuenca's most popular landmarks, such as Ermita y Santuario de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias (0.3 mi) and Museo Tesoro Catedral (1.0 mi), Hotel Plaza is a great destination for tourists. As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage while staying at Hotel Plaza. And, as an added convenience, there is street parking available to guests. While in Cuenca, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hotel Plaza, including Raff San Pedro (1.2 mi), La bodeguilla de Basilio (0.8 mi), and La Ponderosa (0.5 mi). Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular architectural buildings, such as Casas Colgadas, Convento de San Pablo, and Casa consistorial de Cuenca. At Hotel Plaza, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Cuenca.

Bit of a walk to the old town

Reviewed By GeorgeGlen1975

Found the hotel fairly easily using Sally sat nav. Parking on the street right in front of the hotel. Flora on reception was excellent though her English was not very good and nor was our Spanish she used Google translate on her computer to help she was extremely helpful telling us the best places to eat. She also told us which way to walk around the old town so as to avoid the tourists.

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