The Parador Santillana del Mar is located in the nucleus of the town’s historical district and very close to tourist attractions like the Santillana zoo and the Museo de Altamira. It is a very luminous stone and wood building, and the suspended lamps in the dining room are the hotel’s defining characteristic. It’s an architectural ensemble that has no particular charm but is perfect for relaxation.
Another place that we recommend for spending the night in this town is the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, which is found in the main plaza of Santillana del Mar. It has a rustic style as well as more modern elements. For dinner, order their specialty, rabas rebozadas (fried calamari rings).
The 5-star Hotel Casa de Marqués occupies an old building from the 15th century, ideal for sleeping in Santillana del Mar. It’s located in one of the busiest areas of the town, but also has very good interior sound insulation. The rooms are spacious despite the building’s antiquity.