Once the Astoria Cinema, this iconic building by the River Urumea has since been rebuilt to house a unique hotel paying tribute to the iconic San Sebastian Film Festival. Modern rooms with muted tones throughout are welcoming, spacious and feature an in-room dedication to an actor or director. Dining experiences are second-to-none where guests can begin the day with a gourmet buffet breakfast, sample Tapa of the Month at the Snack Bar, and linger over an unforgettable meal at Sala7 Restaurant.

Why we recommend the Astoria7

  • Unique hotel in iconic building on the river
  • Spacious, modern rooms with stylish themes
  • Gourmet buffet breakfast served daily
  • Casual-chic Snack Bar 
  • Elegant restaurant with a focus on molecular gastronomy

Attractions near the Astoria 7

Enjoy the jewels of La Concha

San Sebastian is world-famous for its beautiful beaches and laidback lifestyle, and at this boutique hotel you’re enviously close to the vibrant Spanish coastline. La Concha, the popular shell-shaped beach near downtown San Sebastian, is an easy 15-minute walk from your hotel. The sweeping shores of this pristine beach are lined with a mixture of bustling urban life, spectacular cliffs and hills, and an upbeat crowd of visitors and locals. Find a spot on the sand to people watch, or step into the refreshing surf to cool off in the Spanish heat. 

After lapping up the sun and playing in the turquoise waters, hit the  La Concha strip, which is home to shops, restaurants, cafes and some of the area’s best nightlife.

The art of Spanish architecture

In addition to the surf-centric lifestyle of this region, San Sebastian is a haven for culture lovers. From your hotel, it’s a relaxing 12-minute stroll to the gothic beauty of Buen Pastor Cathedral, a popular spot on sightseeing tours of the city. Take some time to stand out front and enjoy the intricate details of this impressive example of 19th-Century religious architecture.

Nestled among the pretty, leafy streets of downtown San Sebastian, this architectural marvel is the largest church in the city, and it features stunning stained glass work as well as a spacious crypt to explore. Don’t forget your camera. 

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