Where to Stay in Seville – 6 UNBEATABLE Areas (2024)

The Plaza de España in Seville, Spain, under clear blue skies. This iconic landmark features a Renaissance/Neo-Moorish architecture, with a tower, ornate bridges, and a reflecting canal

Are you looking for where to stay in Seville? You came to the right place! 

I will tell you everything I know about the city! I went to university in Seville, so I spent a good number of years in the city to know it like the back of my hand!

Spoiler alert: the best place to stay in Seville is Santa Cruz. It is the oldest part of town, and it is filled with landmarks and tapas bars. But there are many more areas for all tastes and budgets in the city!

Read this post because I researched hundreds of hotels in the city and hand-picked only the top-rated ones. I then went ahead and sorted them by price and by area. 

This way you can easily choose the best one for you and hopefully save yourself tons of time!

Please note that Seville is super popular, so if you want to get the best places to stay in Seville, you should book in advance!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

Seville's majestic Gothic cathedral under a bright blue sky, flanked by palm trees

Here are the best hotels located in Barrio Santa Cruz – the top area if you are visiting for the first-time:

Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:

Here you have a map of Seville so you can visualize the 6 best neighborhoods I recommend:

A colorful map with highlighted areas of the Seville

You can choose any of the areas below depending on your preferences:

1. Santa Cruz – where to stay in Seville for the first time

A cozy street-side café in Seville with outdoor seating, named 'La Esquina'

Santa Cruz is part of the historical La Judería, also known as the Jewish Quarter – where I used to live! It is next to the equally beautiful Alfalfa district. This neighborhood is a mix of locals and international people.

Santa Cruz is definitely one of the best districts to stay in during your vacation. It is in central Seville, so you will have all the main landmarks steps away

It has a traditional atmosphere, and it is home to one of the most iconic landmarks: the Royal Alcázar of Seville, which is located in front of Seville Cathedral and its tower, La Giralda.

Santa Cruz is the oldest neighborhood in Seville! It was settled in 1248 by King Fernando III de Castilla.

Just behind the Alcázar, you have another landmark, Plaza de España, which is, by the way, where a Star Wars scene was filmed!

Santa Cruz is definitely one of the most gorgeous neighborhoods in the city. You can spend your days wandering around narrow cobblestone streets, with the traditional white and golden houses. 

Real Alcázar and Plaza de España were the filming locations of Game of Thrones! Check out our article to see all the filming locations of Game of Thrones in Seville.

You can sit by one of the many tapas bars terraces and watch the day go by, tasting a traditional tortilla with a tinto de verano. I recommend Bodega Santa Cruz for good vibes and AMAZING tapas!

A collage of three photos of hotels to stay in Santa Cruz, Seville: a traditional Andalusian patio with ornate tiling and lush plants, a narrow outdoor pool lined with potted plants and a hotel room with a large bed, elegant lighting, and a warm color palette

Luxury (€140 and up)

  • Hotel Casa Del Poeta – this hotel looks like a palace, and I’m sure you’ll love the stylish rooms – extremely elegant and clean! Some of the rooms have a balcony with beautiful views of the city.
  • Hotel Alfonso XIII – here’s another gorgeous hotel for your stay in Seville! This 5-star property has an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, an on-site gym, and a beautiful garden where you can relax and unwind!

Mid-Range (€70 – €140)

  • Hotel Rey Alfonso X – this 4-star hotel is located steps away from the Alcázar. One of its best features is the rooftop terrace with a bar offering sweeping views of the city.
  • Hotel Doña Manuela – this cute boutique hotel is simple and cozy! It is located a stone’s throw away from the main landmarks. It features a stunning terrace.

Budget (up to €70)

  • Pension Doña Trinidad – this pension looks super traditional. It comes with a nice Andalusian patio in the middle of the property, and the rooms have an old vibe. It is located steps away from landmarks.
  • Samay Hostel Seville – here’s another great budget option to stay in Seville. This hostel is located super close to Seville’s Alcazar Gardens, and it’s actually a restored townhouse that awaits with cozy rooms and great service!

2. Centro –  best area for shopping in Seville

A horse-drawn carriage waits beside the verdant gardens of Seville Cathedral under a clear blue sky

The Centro is quite ideal. It is one of the most central neighborhoods, home to many attractions, and filled with clothing shops and boutique stores.

For example, one of the main attractions in the Center is Las Setas de Sevilla and the famous Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum). Plus, just a 5-minute walk away, you can find Sierpes Street, a great shopping area with restaurants.

Originally called Metropol Parasol, Las Setas de Sevilla is the biggest wooden structure in the world!

In the center, I recommend visiting the incredible Flamenco Dance Museum, and even enjoy a show! 

P.S. I think both neighborhoods (Santa Cruz and Centro) are perfect to stay in if you are in the city for only a couple of days and are visiting for the first time. Feel free to book something in this area too if you can’t find your ideal place in Santa Cruz!

A collage of three photos of hotels to stay in Centro, Seville: a rooftop pool with guests at sunset, a stylish bedroom with modern decor, a cozy lounge area, and an elegant wine cellar

Luxury (€130 and up)

  • Radisson Collection Hotel – located a 3-minute walk away from Calle Sierpes. This hotel offers luxurious amenities, including stylish restaurants and rooftop swimming pools with views!
  • Gran Meliá Colon – if you are looking for Seville boutique hotels, this one will charm you! Feel like a celebrity swimming on the rooftop terrace and enjoying a drink. Located in the middle of the city!

Mid-range (€70 – €130)

  • Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Seville – stay in this Seville hostel located in the city center! It offers shared and private rooms and a rooftop pool. This hostel is perfect for making friends during your trip!
  • For You Hostel Sevilla – this property is set on a restored 18th-century building! Stay in a shared room or a private room. If you are traveling with friends, this accommodation is ideal!

Budget (up to €70)

  • Hostal Hom Museo – this 2-star hostel is located right in the middle of the city! The property is modern and cozy. The terrace is the perfect place to relax after discovering the city!
  • El Viajero en Seville – if you prefer a cute and cozy guesthouse instead, I got you covered! This accommodation offers rooms with private and shared bathrooms. Located in the heart of the center.

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3. El Arenal – for history and sightseeing

The vibrant yellow facade of a traditional building in Seville adorned with ornate baroque-style windows and balconies, set against a blue sky.

El Arena is the district I moved to when I first moved to Seville. And I have to say it is the best of both worlds. It is home to historical landmarks, and most attractions are within walking distance.

You can walk alongside the Guadalquivir River, and enjoy beautiful sunset views by the waterfront. On top of that, Triana is just 15 minutes away over the river, and Santa Cruz is 10 minutes away.

Some of the most iconic attractions in the area are La Torre de Oro, which now works as a military museum. 

La Torre de Oro was built by the Almohad Caliphate, an Islamic dynasty that existed hundreds of years ago!

If you need to get around by public transport, Plaza de Armas, the main bus stop, is in this district. Super convenient! 

A collage of three photos of hotels to stay in El Arenal, Seville: An intimate reading nook with a vintage sofa and bookshelves, a lively rooftop gathering with a mural, and a romantic bedroom with a floral headboard

Luxury (€140 and up)

  • Hotel Mercer Sevilla – stay in one of the cutest Seville hotels! Some of the best advantages of staying here include free access to the rooftop pool and roof terrace, an on-site restaurant and bar, and an excellent location.
  • Hotel Lobby Room Sevilla – this hotel looks like a dream! It is modern, stylish, and elegant! The whole deal! The complimentary breakfast looks amazing and will give you the energy to discover the city!

Mid-range (€80 – €140)

  • Alcazar de Eva Maria – this hotel is located between the areas of the Arenal and Santa Cruz. An epic location! It is cozy and offers an old-world vibe. The free breakfast is the cherry on top!
  • Petit Palace Seville – this boutique hotel looks movie-like! The perfect place for a relaxing stay in the city of Seville. I highly recommend the double room with a terrace to make the most of your stay!

Budget (up to €80)

  • La Banda Rooftop Hostel – a cool place to stay in Seville if you fancy meeting other like-minded travelers, this place has private and shared rooms and an awesome rooftop terrace where you can hang out and make friends!
  • Hotel Simon – It is hard to believe this stunning hotel is a budget one! It is super traditional and luxurious! Rooms have beautiful tiles and chandeliers. Located in Arenal, near Santa Cruz and the Centro!

4. Triana and Los Remedios – best area for families

The calm waters of the Guadalquivir River in Seville with lush palm trees in the foreground and the colorful cityscape stretching along the riverbank.

Just across the Guadalquivir River you have the beautiful districts of Triana and Los Remedios. Without a doubt, these districts have a unique local feel!

Many wealthy families live in this area, especially in Los Remedios. So, if you are traveling with your family, this district is a top option to be surrounded by a homey vibe!

This area is filled with traditional bars and restaurants you and the whole family will LOVE. For example, MaríaTrifulca, an upscale restaurant with a gorgeous terrace, has the most amazing Mediterranean food and stunning views of the river!

For those into architecture, I highly recommend stopping by Real Parroquia Santa Ana, the very first Christian church that was built in Seville!

Los Remedios is also home to the famous Feria de Abril, also known as La Feria de Sevilla, which takes place in April 2024.

Flamenco was born in Triana, fondly known as “The Home of Flamenco!”

If you want to attend La Feria de Sevilla, try to make a local friend. I suggest you ask them to put you on the list to party in their private Caseta. So you can have a real local experience!

Another must-stop in this authentic neighborhood is the Mercado de Triana. This market sells fresh produce and local food. You can also experience a flamenco show at Teatro Flamenco Triana (map) for an intimate and passionate art encounter!

Related post: Game of Thrones Fan? Here are 10 GOT Filming Locations in Seville 

A collage of three photos of hotels to stay in Triana and Los Remedios, Seville: A sunset lounge with large windows, a cheerful bedroom, and a terrace with a hammock and potted plants

Luxury (€140 and up)

  • Eurostars Torre Sevilla – looking for a super high-quality hotel that will make you feel spoiled during your stay in Seville? It is located steps away from the heart of Triana. Great for big groups.
  • Monte Triana – great hotel for small families! Offering spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi, an on-site bar-cafe, and a very good fitness center. Located near Puente de Triana.

Mid-range (€70 – €140)

  • B&B Casa Alfareria 59 – this awesome bed and breakfast is surrounded by bars and restaurants and it’s walking distance from the main attractions in the city.
  • Hotel Zenit Sevilla – located a 5-minute walk away from Puente de Isabel. It comes with a stunning rooftop terrace with a pool for a refreshing family swim. Rooms can host up to 4 guests.

Budget (up to €70)

  • Triana Backpackers – stay in one of the best hostels in Seville. This hostel is ideal for solo travelers, and small families with older kids! It comes with an outdoor jacuzzi!
  • Noches en Triana – located in the busy area of Triana. This cute hotel offers rooms and family apartments. It comes with a traditional Andalusian patio and beautiful tiles!

5. Alameda – the coolest neighborhood in Seville for nightlife

Alameda de Hercules in Seville, flanked by tall, ancient Roman columns topped with statues, under a clear sky with a wide avenue lined with trees and buildings.

La Alameda is a long square surrounded by cool bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. I highly recommend this area to young people who want to experience the nightlife like a local!

One of my ALL-TIME favorite spots in the area is La Farmacia Dulce, for drinks and a chill atmosphere – plus, most people don’t know about this place, so it’ll be free of tourists and loud noise!

La Alameda de Hercules used to be the red-light district of Seville, and quite a dangerous zone. Now it is a bohemian and trendy area!

There is a popular legend that claims Hercules founded Seville!

If you stay near la Alameda, I suggest you go to Mercado de Feria. This indoor market sells fresh produce and is open daily. 

If you like antiques, every Thursday morning in Calle Feria, you can go treasure hunting at the busy outdoor flea market there. Don’t forget your change! 

La Alameda is on the other side of the old town. But to be honest, in Seville, this only means a 30-minute walk!

A collage of three photos of hotels to stay in Almadea, Seville: a vibrant lobby with traditional decor, a comfortable bedroom with a gray blanket, and a modern kitchen with a dining area

Luxury (€140 and up)

  • Casa Pepita Gutierrez – such an incredible 3-bedroom apartment next to the Alameda. The property comes with a hot spring bath, and a gorgeous terrace. It can host up to 6 guests.
  • H10 Corregidor Boutique Hotel – this charming boutique hotel is ideal for anyone looking for stylish and clean rooms, an Andalusian patio, free Wi-Fi, and access to a great fitness center as well.

Mid-range (€70 – €140)

  • Patio de La Alameda – this is a great 3-star hotel that I definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for a pleasant stay and an excellent location. Great for people interested in a cozy atmosphere and exploring the city!
  • Sacristia de Santa Ana – wow! What a stunning hotel. It has a unique old-world vibe! I highly suggest you pick the rooms with breakfast, it looks amazing! Rooms are luxurious and classy!

Budget (up to €70)

  • Habitaciones en Alameda – this property offers cozy rooms and it is located right in the heart of Alameda. You will have bars and restaurants steps away! It comes with a terrace and an onsite bar!
  • Llama Sevilla Apartamento – this accommodation comes with simple yet cozy apartments and studios, in Alameda. Santa Cruz is only a 20-minute walk away.

6. La Macarena – where to stay in Seville on a budget

Vibrant yellow archway leading to the Basílica de la Macarena in Seville, Spain, under a bright blue sky. The Baroque church's intricate facade and ornate bell tower stand out against the historic city walls

La Macarena is a great option if you are looking for budget accommodation. As you may know, Seville is a popular university city. And most of the students live in this area because accommodation is cheaper.

This neighborhood has working-class roots, but still you can find traditional architecture and some landmarks. For example, the beautiful Macerana Walls, dating all the way back to the Almohads!

Another must-visit is Torre de los Perdigones, which used to be a shot tower, and one of the tallest buildings in Seville when it was built in 1785.

Don’t forget to check out Basílica de la Macarena while you’re here! It’s a gorgeous place to take in the architecture and have a quiet moment.

Macarena is located about 40 min walk or ~20 min by public transportation from the city center (depending on where you want to go and traffic). 

Most of the accommodations in this area are apartments, making it great for cheap stays with friends!

A collage of three photos of hotels to stay in La Macarena, Seville: a minimalist bedroom with large windows, a rooftop terrace with seating under an umbrella, and a private jacuzzi area with plants

Luxury (€150 and up)

  • Magno Apartments Robles – beautifully renovated apartment located steps away from Alameda and the center of Macarena. It comes with an outdoor jacuzzi!
  • Casa Miraflores – stay in a big traditional apartment. The property is stunning, comes with a patio, and can host 6 guests. It is located a 20-minute walk to Santa Justa train station and the Alameda.

Mid-range (€70 – €150)

  • The House of Birds – ideal for families on a budget, this apartment has 3 bedrooms and air conditioning. You can enjoy your own kitchen, right in the heart of La Macarena!
  • Alcoba del Rey de Seville – the rooms are very cute and colorful, decorated in a classical style and they even have a nice patio in the center of the property where you can relax and enjoy your time! Located between the Macarena and the Center.

Budget (up to €70)

  • Hotel Porcel Torneo – this modern 4-star hotel is located only a 10-minute walk away from the heart of Macarena. It comes with a fitness center and an onsite restaurant!
  • Azahar – this cute little apartment is ideal for friends or a couple on a budget! It comes with an equipped kitchen and a patio. The Alameda is only a 10-minute walk away!
👑 Luxury price:€150
💵 Mid-range:€120
🛏️ Budget:€70
📍 Best neighborhood:Barrio Santa Cruz
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Hotel Alfonso XIII
💵 Mid-range hotel:Rey Alfonso X
👛 Best budget hotel:Backpackers’ Hostel

Best apartments in Seville

The modern, undulating wooden structure of Metropol Parasol (Las Setas) in Seville, with a view of the city streets below

If you want to have a little more privacy during your stay, and enjoy an apartment all to yourself, I’ve got you covered!

I’ve found 6 incredible accommodation options for all tastes and budgets that you will love!

Luxury (€120 and up)

  • Numa I Prestigio Apartments – this STUNNING property is right next to the Alcázar. It comes with a beautiful rooftop terrace with a swimming pool. If you wish you can order a breakfast box to your door!
  • Ático Holiday Suites – enjoy breakfast on your private terrace with sweeping views of La Giralda. The apartment is ideal for couples, or solo travelers looking forward to a relaxing getaway!

Mid-range (€65 – €120)

Budget (up to €65)

  • Cozy Apartment in Historic Center – an exceptional choice for couples, this place is like an oasis! There’s even a little chapel in the building, perfect to feel calm after a long day exploring the city!
  • “Oasi con patio” Basilica Macarena – this budget apartment is super close to Basilica Macarena. This one is colorful and super clean and it has great reviews; by the way, the owner is a super host on Airbnb!

BONUS: Best hotels near Seville Airport

A spacious and orderly airport interior with arched ceilings and passengers waiting comfortably in Seville

If you are looking for airport lodging in Seville, Spain, to get a good night’s sleep before catching a flight, I’ve got you! Here you have the 3 best hotels near Seville Airport: 

  • Cortijo San José – this beautiful holiday home is located a 10-minute drive away from the airport. It can host 7 guests, and comes with an outdoor swimming pool to freshen up before your flight!
  • Hotel Novotel Sevilla – This hotel is only 8 km (~5 miles) from the airport, and you can easily get there by public transport (or you can ask the staff, I’m sure they’ll help you). This accommodation has stunning service for some very good prices!
  • Apartamentos Vértice Bib Rambla – these apartments can host from solo travelers to groups of 3. It is located less than 15 minutes away from the airport and comes with a pool.

FAQs about where to stay in Seville

A lush garden path in Seville framed by symmetrical green hedges, vibrant pink flowers, and a backdrop of a historic building

🤔 What part of Seville is best to stay?

The best area to stay in Seville for first-timers is the Santa Cruz neighborhood. It is the heart of the old town, home to amazing historical landmarks, and restaurants.

🌇 Where is the main Centre of Seville?

The Old Town consists of most of the neighborhoods I mentioned in this article. The center of it all is the Centro area. Although Santa Cruz has most of the historical landmarks.

👪 Where to stay in Seville with the family?

If you are looking for where to stay in Seville with a child or the family, Triana and Los Remedios are the best options. It is quieter than the center, and it is the area where most families live.

💰 What is the best place to stay in Seville on a budget?

The best place to stay in Seville on a budget is the Macarena district, north of the center, offering many affordable accommodations.

⛔ Where is the best area to stay in Seville without a car?

You can stay anywhere in the Old Town without a car. Seville is quite small, and some areas are quite tricky to navigate with a car.

👨‍❤️‍👨 Which is the most romantic area to stay for couples?

The best area for couples is without a doubt Santa Cruz. Everything about this neighborhood feels like a beautiful romantic movie!

🚫 What are the areas to avoid in Seville?

Some areas to avoid are Poligono Sur, Poligino Norte, and Los Pajaritos. Seville is safe in general, but you need to be cautious like in any other big city, especially late at night.

🚗 Where should I stay in Seville with a car?

If you are traveling with a car, I recommend you stay in these accommodations: Hotel Mercer Sevilla and Hotel Lobby Room Sevilla. These hotels come with private parking. In general, El Arenal, Triana, and Alameda are good areas to stay in if you have a car.


A typical street in Seville with traditional architecture, under a decorative canopy of lights

That is all for today, lovely people! Now you know where to stay in Seville! Plus, some great options for airport lodging and apartments in the city.

Honestly, all the hotels I mentioned are stunning, but my top 2 favorites are:

  • Hotel Casa 1800 Seville – it is so luxurious! I would love to stay here and pretend it’s the Victorian times.
  • Hotel Rey Alfonso X – it is surrounded by the city’s best local attractions. And that roof terrace looks amazing!

I hope you found this article useful. If you need more travel inspiration for Spain, here you can find all of our posts about this wonderful country. 

Seville is super popular all year round, so it is better to book in advance to secure the room of your dreams!

Which of these areas in Seville was your favorite for your city break? Let me know in the comments, and if you have any questions, I’m here!

Until the next time,


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