Where to stay in Salamanca

By Cristian G. Guasch •  Updated: 08/17/22 •  6 min read

The municipality and city of Salamanca is located in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, in north-central Spain. It has a population of 143,269 inhabitants and is widely known for its spectacular baroque and renaissance architecture.

Among its main attractions it is important to highlight the Plaza Mayor, the Casa de las Conchas, its beautiful cathedrals, the Roman Bridge and its university.

Best neighborhoods to stay in Salamanca

Undoubtedly, the historic center of Salamanca is the best area to stay. There you will find a vast number of hotels, stores, restaurants and cultural attractions. Although the historic center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will be surprised to know that staying in Salamanca is not expensive at all, as there is a huge amount of centrally located accommodation with a great value for money. Being a small city, there are three essential neighborhoods where you can spend the night.

Historic Center of Salamanca

As we have just said, one of the best areas to sleep in Salamanca is the historic center. It is an area of enormous beauty with important historical buildings and monuments that have been wonderfully preserved over the years. The architecture of the historic center is impressive, and is reflected in its cathedrals and museums. The Plaza Mayor is a favorite place for residents and tourists alike as it is a phenomenal meeting point. It is one of the oldest squares in Spain and in its surroundings you will see multiple cafes and trendy stores.

Another must-see in the old town is a visit to the Casa de las Conchas, the Rúa Mayor, and the cathedrals. It is recommended to stay in the old town without a car as it is easy to take public transportation to move around more comfortably.

Hospedium Hotel Casino Del Tormes

One of the recommended hotels to stay in Salamanca is the Hospedium Hotel Casino del Tormes, an elegant 4 star hotel located on the banks of the Tormes River. It is a splendid building that offers all kinds of facilities and services. Its rooms are spacious and well equipped. It has free Internet connection in all its areas and has a casino where you can have fun. The double room costs 84€ and booking users have rated it 9.2.

Sercotel Las Torres

Another interesting hotel where to stay in Salamanca for less than 75€ is the Sercotel Las Torres, located next to the famous Plaza Mayor in Salamanca. It has free bicycle rental service and rooms with wireless internet connection. The rooms have a simple, modern decor. They have air conditioning, satellite TV and some of them have a hydromassage shower. The hotel restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast in the mornings. The hotel’s reception is open 24 hours a day, and offers the possibility of booking tickets for live shows or guided tours. The double room costs 69€ and has been rated 9.7 by booking users.

Near the Train station

Another interesting area where to stay in Salamanca for a very good price is the area near the RENFE train station, which is located 5 minutes from the historic center. It is the main train station in Salamanca and the most used means of transport by locals to travel to other cities and areas of the municipality. The area where this modern architectural work stands is full of stores, restaurants, cafes and shopping centers. If you stay here you will be able to appreciate the architecture of the city and easily connect with other districts.

Among the attractions in this area are the Plaza del Mirto and Plaza Barcelona. People staying here can access other neighborhoods in Salamanca by cab and bus lines.

Hostal Hispanico II

It is located 400 meters from the Salamanca train station. It has rooms with air conditioning, heating, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. They are decorated in a sober style and some of them have a balcony. The double room costs 40€ and booking users have given it a score of 7.9.

Hotel Reyes Católicos

Its rooms have heating, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, desk and dark wood furniture. The bathroom includes toiletries and hairdryer. Reception is open 24 hours a day and there are several vending machines for drinks and meals. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services are available. It also has a tourist information desk where you can clarify all your doubts and get good recommendations of Salamanca. The double room costs 50€ and Booking users have rated it 8.8. Its price and Booking rating make this hotel a great option where to sleep in Salamanca.

Near the Roman Bridge

The Roman Bridge is one of the most emblematic constructions of the city. It is just 5 minutes walk from the center and was declared a National Monument in 1931. It was built to cross armies from one side to the other and was used as a lookout point over the Salamanca River. This area where to sleep in Salamanca allows you to enjoy nature, panoramic views and the possibility of accessing other areas by public transport. Here stands the Documentary Center of Historical Memory, the Church of Santiago, the Casa Lis and a bicycle station.

Hotel Puente Romano de Salamanca

This impressive stone building features an extensive, well-lit interior with classic-style decorations. Its rooms have a private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and an oversized bathroom with hairdryer. It also has a furnished summer terrace that is surrounded by plants and sun loungers. Breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s dining room. The double room costs 80€ and booking users have given it 9.0.

Parador de Salamanca

It is a modern hotel built on the side of a hill, so it offers spectacular views of the old city. The Parador de Salamanca has an outdoor swimming pool from which you can contemplate the metropolis. Its rooms are spacious and decorated with marble. The restaurant serves typical dishes of the region. And its areas have been adapted for people with reduced mobility. The double room costs 170€ and booking users have rated it 9.0.

Cristian G. Guasch

I have traveled the world visiting 18 countries, including Japan, most of Europe and North America. I love to learn about the culture and history, taste the different dishes and enjoy the beauty of this planet. I also work completely remotely, and this helps me discover new places all year around.