Parador de Santillana del Mar

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Parador de Santillana del Mar

3.0 star property
3-star Santillana del Mar hotel with restaurant

8.4/10 Very Good

40 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Meeting Facilities
Plaza Ramon Pelayo, s/n, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, 39330
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • UNESCO Sustainable Property
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Bay of Biscay - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Santander (SDR) - 42 min drive
  • Torrelavega Station - 20 min drive
  • Renedo Station - 24 min drive
  • Los Corrales de Buelna Station - 27 min drive

About this property

Parador de Santillana del Mar

When visiting Santillana del Mar, Parador de Santillana del Mar is a great choice to consider. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the convenient parking and helpful staff.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 7 per day)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Conference space (1001 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Elevator


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable/satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 16 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

This property is undergoing renovations from June 1 2021 to December 31 2022 (completion date subject to change).
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 46.0 per stay


  • Self parking costs EUR 7 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).


This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Parador Hotel Santillana
Parador Santillana
Parador De Santillana Gil Blas Hotel Santillana Del Mar
Parador Santillana Mar Hotel
Parador Santillana Mar
Parador Mar
Parador de Santillana
Parador De Santillana Hotel Santillana Del Mar
Parador Santillana Santillana
Parador de Santillana del Mar Hotel
Parador De Santillana Hotel Santillana Del Mar
Parador de Santillana del Mar Santillana del Mar
Parador de Santillana del Mar Hotel Santillana del Mar

Frequently asked questions

Does Parador de Santillana del Mar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Parador de Santillana del Mar does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Parador de Santillana del Mar?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Parador de Santillana del Mar?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Parador de Santillana del Mar?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 7 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Parador de Santillana del Mar?
You can check in starting at 1:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless check-in are available.
What is there to do at Parador de Santillana del Mar and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Parador de Santillana del Mar also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Parador de Santillana del Mar?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Casa Cossio (3-min walk), Bitinia (5-min walk), and El Bisonte Rojo (7-min walk).
What's the area around Parador de Santillana del Mar like?
Parador de Santillana del Mar is a short 3-minute walk from Museum of the Inquisition and 4 minutes' walk from Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very Good

Old world charm
Lovely spot in a beautiful village. Excellent breakfast.
paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Incorrect information from posted free parking but it was incorrect. The hotel charged us for parking and told us that they never offer free parking.
GABRIEL, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

We got upgraded to the Gil Blas parador adjacent to parador we booked because so few guests and latter was closed when we arrived. The building itself is a marvel and staff was lovely. Gil Blas in need of serious rehab however. The bar area, carpets and upholstery throughout were very worn and even all the lamp shades were worn. It would take some bucks but it could easily be done with taste consistent with historical period.
Anne C, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel with courteous staff in a gorgeous town.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice. Clean. Friendly and helpfull staff. Well located
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cantabrian delight
Delightful hotel in centre of beautiful restored Cantabrian village. Excellent room, reasonable breakfast and dinner. Has plenty of parking. Near to coast and half an hour from Santander
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8/10 Very Good

The Parador is a nice town, clean with friendly staff. The town itself is very touristic, but have nice views and atmosphere.
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8/10 Very Good

Hotel in an historic building in the old town.
The Parador hotel is situated in an historic building in the centre of the town, with on-site parking. The room was large and comfortable, but dark. Breakfast was good. Staying in January we were in the off season. The town of Santillana del Mar was almost shut, therefore necessitating eating in the hotel restaurant for dinner. The food quality was very poor.
Stephen, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Beautiful location - Parador needs to improve
Our main complaint is that the shower was terrible. After a long hot drive you expect to have a shower that works properly. Both the shower and the tap in the bathroom had very low pressure. Additionally, it either trickled out cold or as soon as you turned the mixer to hot it went scolding hot. Consequently it was dreadful.We were in the new part of the parador across from the older one (we weren't aware of this when we booked). We didn't enjoy the half board dinner - not very well cooked. Only the dessert was what we would expect from such a place. However the breakfast was excellent - well cooked and loads of choice, and the waitress a delight.
stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Return stay
A return visit to this delightful accommodation set in the le own of Santilliana..perfect setting, quiet , the hotel staff are friendly andhelpful. Ample breakfast with plenty of choice.
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