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Hotel Zabala

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Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, desk, cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, desk, cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, desk, cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, desk, cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds

Overview of Hotel Zabala

Hotel Zabala

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Santillana del Mar with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Barrio VISPIERES,46, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, 39360
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Cabarceno Natural Park - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Santander (SDR) - 27 min drive
  • Torrelavega Station - 11 min drive
  • Renedo Station - 19 min drive
  • Las Fraguas Station - 21 min drive


  • Bitinia - 4 min drive
  • Palacio de Mijares - 4 min drive
  • Casa Sampedro - 5 min drive
  • Hotel Restaurante Cueli - 6 min drive
  • Casa Cossio - 6 min drive

About this property

Hotel Zabala

Hotel Zabala is a great choice for a stay in Santillana del Mar. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. The helpful staff and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travelers.



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)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 4.50 for adults and EUR 4.5 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and sofa beds

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

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.

Property Registration Number G.5225

Also known as

Hotel Zabala Santillana del Mar
Zabala Santillana del Mar
Hotel Zabala Hotel
Hotel Zabala Santillana del Mar
Hotel Zabala Hotel Santillana del Mar

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Zabala offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Zabala 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 Hotel Zabala?
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 Hotel Zabala?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Zabala?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Zabala?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Zabala?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Casa Cossio (2.3 mi), La Terraza De La Fuente (2.3 mi), and Sidreria (2.3 mi).
What's the area around Hotel Zabala like?
Hotel Zabala is located a short 12-minute walk from Santillana del Mar Zoo. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

nice and clean property close to everything. Will come again
Sandra, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good value stay in a rural hotel
The hotel is a few km from Santillana del Mar (certainly not within walking distance) so you would need to drive there and, if going for dinner, someone would have to avoid drinking alcohol. Having said that dinner in the hotel was included in the price and was very good - not haute cuisine by any means - but very pleasant. The hotel is a little bit dated and our air conditioner didn't work. Our room was right on the main road so opening the windows wasn't an option due to traffic noise. Consequently we spent a bit of a stuffy night. Staff were very courteous and friendly. The hotel had a good selection of brandy for me to have with my after dinner coffee. Overall, the hotel was good value for money.
Douglas, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excelente opción muy cerca de Santillana Del Mar.
Muy cómodo. Todo se correspondía con lo anunciado. Hubo un par de problemas con la calefacción y el agua caliente pero el personal del hotel actuó de inmediato y los resolvió. La ubicación muy buena. Cerca de Santillana Del Mar y de las cuevas de Altamira. El parking gratis es un plus importante.
Raúl, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Está muy cerca de Santillana del Mar por lo que la ubicación es perfecta tanto para visitarla como para coger la autopista para visitar otros lugares. La cama muy comoda y la limpieza correcta. Toman todas las medidas contra el Covid-19.
Cristina, 10-night trip
Verified guest review