This picturesque retreat surveys the vast Cantabrian Sea from its perch on Monte Igueldo, 10 minutes from San Sebastián’s old town center. The 22-room hotel is dramatic at every turn, from the sunken roof decks topping the monolithic cubes that hold the rooms to the enormous picture windows that highlight the splendor of the surroundings. Natural materials like wood, linen and stone exude warmth throughout. Rooms feature 10-foot-high ceilings and contemporary décor in a palette of whites, off-whites and light wood. The hotel is a companion to the celebrated three-star Michelin restaurant of the same name, which opened in 1975. The more-casual dining option, Espazio Oteiza, offers breakfast and lunch (open to the public). On the first floor of the property is an adults-only Sisley Spa offering a hydrotherapy circuit and three cabins for treatments.
Deluxe Sea View, $680; Akelarre Suite, $950.
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