Gorka Boutique Hotel looks out onto San Sebastián’s most beautiful plaza and checks all the boxes that matter to the modern traveler: hip décor, breakfast until noon, and comfortable rooms with lovely high ceilings. The lobby bar buzzes with guests and locals. The hotel sits right on the edge of one of San Sebastián’s most charming corners, the Plaza de Gipuzkoa. One block from the Old Town, but comparatively quiet and restful at night, it’s the perfect spot to stay
While the hotel’s exterior is a classic building from the early 1900s, the interiors stay true to the brand’s bold, contemporary design aesthetic. The Belle Epoque inspired the Art Deco touches throughout, from the lettering to the ironwork, and luxurious materials like velvet, leather, and shiny metals abound. Upstairs, the rooms trade the lobby’s splashy mustard, gold, and turquoise tones for more subdued (and peaceful) greys and lilacs.
The rooms are achingly chic, with high ceilings that lend an automatic touch of old-school glamour. It’s not all style and no substance, though — the details are thankfully well thought out. Rooms have big wall-mounted televisions with USB, HDMI, and every other kind of plug and hook-up you can dream of. The lighting has two settings: vibey and extra-vibey. You’ll enjoy creature comforts like kettles, a complimentary jar of sweets, and super thick mattresses.