The 7 Best Luxury Hotels
in Camino De Santiago
At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.
From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.
Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Camino De Santiago, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.
But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!
Conveniently located in León’s bustling main square, the NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor hotel is the perfect place to begin our journey.
A former 18th-century nobleman’s building, the hotel combines a lovely old façade with stylish, modern interiors. The on-site restaurant serves up delicious Spanish fare made from the finest local ingredients.
This exceptional civil building was the Earl of Tepa’s usual residence until its last renovation. The Earl ordered the construction of this building at the end of the 18th century –as inscribed on the main door’s lintel.
Right here there was the Convent and the Pilgrims Hospital of Santiago, the most important out of the 17 hospitals that happened to be in the city at that time.
This 14-room guesthouse is a breath of fresh air just off the Camino. The onsite winery and canning facilities are well worth the visit.
Each rooms is uniquely decorated and themed making for a cozy stay amongst pilgrims and travelers alike.
The historic site of San Vicente do Pino is located in the uppermost part of the town of Monforte de Lemos. It is made up of the keep, San Vicente do Pino Monastery and the palace of the counts of Lemos, which houses the Parador de Monforte.
The monastery dates back to the 9th century, although the current structure was built in the 17th century in the neoclassical style.
The Hostal dos Reis Católicos, a former 16thC hospice founded by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, provides a well deserved five-star finish to your journey. Next to the cathedral, the property once served as a hospital for pilgrims visiting the tomb of St. James, and is now considered one of the finest hotels in Europe.
Your rooms are palatial, featuring handsome antiques, ornate canopied beds and remarkably sumptuous bathrooms.
Once a 16thC monastery built to shelter pilgrims, this parador is one of Spain’s most acclaimed hotels.
Located near León’s old town on the banks of the Bernesga River, the property boasts a magnificent cloister, sumptuous antique-filled rooms, gorgeous gardens, a lovely music room and an equally impressive buffet breakfast that fuels us for our first day on the trail!
The oak and chestnut wood ceilings and stonewalls hold a history descending from two prominent lineages in this corner of Spain. The sweeping views over the Galician countryside are a great way to unwind after a long day of biking.
The Pazo has 16 lovely bedrooms divided between the main house and individual cottages surrounding the main building.