Hotels in Spain are divided into categories from one to five stars. The awarding of stars is not regulated nationally, it is carried out in each region according to different but similar standards. Hotel reservations are recommended, especially during the high season in the popular holiday areas. A wide range of hotel accommodation of all classes, including apartments and motels. In addition to the classic hotel types such as family hotels, city hotels and the widespread all-inclusive hotels, there are themed hotels on wineries, romantic hotels, wellness hotels, golf hotels, apartment hotels, boutique hotels and hotels in castles, monasteries and palaces. There are more than 140 hotel chains in Spain, such as Parador (a state-owned hotel chain whose hotels are spread throughout Spain and housed in historical buildings such as castles and palaces), as well as Meliá, Barceló and Silken Hoteles, among others. A hostal is not to be confused with a hotel. A hostal is usually cheaper than a hotel and is classified with up to three stars. It usually has a restaurant, bar or cafeteria. Meliá, Barceló and Silken Hoteles. A hostal is not to be confused with a hotel. A hostal is usually cheaper than a hotel and is classified with up to three stars. It usually has a restaurant, bar or cafeteria. Meliá, Barceló and Silken Hoteles. A hostal is not to be confused with a hotel. A hostal is usually cheaper than a hotel and is classified with up to three stars. It usually has a restaurant, bar or cafeteria.
In Spain there are over 1100 campsites of every category (1 – 4 stars) and in all price ranges. Most campsites are located near towns, beaches and in areas heavily frequented by tourists. Camping outside of campsites requires permission from the police and the property owner; no more than three tents/caravans may be pitched and no more than 10 campers per site may stay overnight. Private camping is only allowed in remote, secluded spots. The national camping association of Spain Federación Española de Campings (FEEC) links to all regional camping associations in the country, about the pitches, Bungalows and lodges to suit every taste from rustic to glamping can be found throughout Spain. The ADAC Camping Guide lists campsites in all regions of Spain, which can be searched for according to various criteria such as classification, location, facilities and leisure activities. The German Camping Club (DCC) lists more than 650 campsites in Spain. The campsites can be booked directly through the DDC. In addition to the main criteria such as classification, location, equipment and sports facilities, the search filter also contains background noise, the type of beach and shade, etc.
Other accommodation options
The types of accommodation in Spain are diverse. They range from holiday homes, apartments, aparthotels and manor houses in Galicia, to hospederias (inns in Aragon, Extremadura and Castile-La Mancha) and casonas asturianas (hotel accommodation in Asturias), to cave sleepers near Granada and hotels along the Wine Route, which are hosted by wineries. Information on youth hostels is available from the Spanish Youth Hostel Association (REAJ), which currently has around 300 youth hostels across Spain. A booking fee is charged for reservations. Catalonia has its own network of youth hostels, Agència Catalana de la Joventut. Holiday apartments (alojamiento de vacaciones) and holiday homes (casa de vacaciones) are particularly easy to find in the tourist areas of Spain. They can be booked via ferienwohnungen-spain.de. Farm holidays and eco-tourism are also very popular in Spain. On the Casa Rurales website, country houses can be found for all needs (barrier-free, child-friendly, with a dog, inexpensive, luxurious, etc.), by location (in the ski area, on the beach, etc.) and by the desired facilities (with an open fireplace, with a barbecue, with a pool, with whirlpool etc.) are sought. Spas, thermal baths and health resorts often have hotels. More information from the National Spa Association Asociación Nacional de Balnearios (ANBAL). Unique places to stay in Spain include castles, palaces and palaces. The Patrimonio Historico Castillos Y Palacios de España network provides information on accommodation options in castles and palaces. The cave accommodations in Andalusia in the province of Granada and in Guadix are also unique. The room temperature in the caves remains pleasantly cool despite the summer heat. Also in Andalusia, farmhouses are recommended as accommodation with charm and character if you want to turn your back on mass tourism. These fincas are everywhere: in the country, by the sea, in the city and in nature parks. More information from the regional tourist office. The Casonas Asturianas in Asturias are original rural hotels in villas and historic houses. In Galicia today some former mansions of the Galician nobility, the Galician Pazos, built between the 17th and 18th centuries, house Guests. More information from the Tourist Office of Galicia. Hospederías are inns housed in a wide variety of buildings, from former barns and historic mills to medieval monasteries and former palaces. It can also be a matter of hostels for pilgrims. What they have in common is that guests can enjoy a soothing silence here, but also Spanish traditions, culture and art. Hospederías are particularly common in Aragón, Extremadura and Castile-La Mancha.