What We Love
- Artsy vibe
- Handy spot on the Nervión River, across from the Guggenheim and a quick walk to the Old Town
- The lobby’s courtesy bar, stocked with tea, coffee and soft drinks
- On-site Acqua Wellness spa
What To Know
- Only north-facing rooms have Guggenheim views
- No on-site restaurant, but you’re just a few blocks from some of the city's best bars and eateries
- Rooms near the elevator can be noisy
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Hotel Miró’s unassuming façade and minimalist design mimic the avant-garde aesthetic of its neighbors, the Guggenheim and the Museum of Fine Arts. The brainchild of Barcelona-based fashion designer Antonio Miró, this former music school blends right in with its artistically inclined surroundings, with thoughtful interiors that have a modern museum vibe. Black marble, quirky photography, contemporary artwork, tripod lamps and chrome chairs decorate the public spaces.
Bed and Bath
The boxy guestrooms, which are red, black and white, are simple, spacious and flooded with light from wall-size windows. Curtains separate sleeping, lounging and bathing spaces, keeping things fluid and multifunctional. Bathrooms are petite and clad in black marble, with products from Gilchrist & Soames.
Downstairs you’ll find the courtesy bar, dressed in sunshine yellows, where you can have a soft drink, coffee or tea before hitting the town. Need to brush up on your Basque knowledge? Head to the library, a quiet space filled with reading material for the curious traveler. Sure, the hotel is well appointed, and its convenient location is a key selling point, but it’s the service that truly shines. Staff members speak excellent English and bend over backward to help guests — whether it’s a relocation (should your neighbors party late into the night) or securing a table at the hottest restaurant in town. It’s a touch of Old World care in a totally New World building — a stay that appeals as much to travelers who appreciate the finer things as to diehard Frank Gehry fans.
In the Area
As mastermind behind the Spanish outpost of one of the world’s most beloved art franchises, Frank Gehry managed to inject a newfound energy into Bilbao’s Guggenheim. Nearby you’ll also find the Museo de Bellas Artes, the city’s revered fine arts institution, which is well worth a visit. Stroll downtown to the area known as the Old Town; the entire barrio has been declared a national landmark. Many of the buildings, such as the Catedral de Santiago and the Basílica de Begoña, date back as far as the 14th and 15th centuries. The Basque region of Spain is known for its tapas (called pintxos locally), which place a heavy emphasis on seafood bites such as cod. Get in on the action via a favorite Spanish pastime: a self-organized pub crawl of nearby establishments — of which there are many — that serve such fare.
How to Get There
The hotel is ideally located, just a few steps from the Guggenheim and the tram. It is easy to walk just about anywhere from this hotel which is located in a surprisingly quiet area. Nice amenities, friendly staff, great breakfast, and the free coffee/tea bar is supplemented by an honor liquor bar. This is an excellent place to stay.
Nice hotel, had a boutique,modern, arty fell to it! Good breakfast, well located to the Guggenheim and nice views.Decent walk to the old town, but overall very good service and amenities.Staff friendly and helpful.
We stayed at Hotel Miro for one night and really regretted not being able to extend our stay for another night. The hotel is a small modern boutique hotel right across from the Guggenheim museum. Our room was on the top floor facing the museum. We were lucky since we were upgraded to a suite. It was a large room with a sitting area and a luxurious bathtub in the suite which we unfortunately could not indulge in due to our short stay.
We loved the service of this hotel. The staff are extremely friendly, attentive, welcoming and efficient. The courtesy bar with free coffee, tea, water, snacks is a great plus.
Will gladly be back to this hotel if we visit Bilbao again. Highly recommended!
The Hotel only a few steps away from the two major museums in Bilbao.
The stay is very pleasant. The public car park is just opposite to the hotel.
They offer two bikes for renting. The price is €3/hr for each bike.
It's great to riding a bike in Bilbao.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a super early flight in the morning. They arranged for a taxi and they had already printed a copy of the bill to speed up check out.
They have a comfy little bar area where you can help yourself to a cocktail.
The room was a bit cramped and oddly configured. Tough locations for outlets. The shower door didn’t seal properly so water leaked EVERYWHERE. But all was clean and modern.
The location is 1/2 a block from the Guggenheim museum and very close walking distance to several other museums. Also close to a large, pretty city park on one side and river walk on the other side. It’s a bit of a hike to the “old city” and better dining/nightlife options. This part of the city is a bit more offices and less charming architecture.
I’d probably stay here again for work but less likely for vacation.