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About Cádiz

Founded by the Phoenicians and believed to be the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Europe, Cádiz is a marvel for heritage aficionados. It’s also a beautiful seaside city, fringed by sandy beaches and crumbling ocean walls. Brilliant for summer beach holidays as well as cultural explorations, this Andalucían gem boasts a wide range of accommodation options fit for various tastes and budgets. Whether contemporary or more rustic, the best places to stay in Cádiz are close to the city centre — ideal for couples, friends and families alike.

The city’s iconic domed Catedral de Cádiz is the starting point for many a visitor, towering over the white-washed shops and houses of the old town. For a sense of the city’s storied past, see the Museo de Cádiz or take a guided walking tour past the grand Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, the Puerta de Teirra and the Iglesia de Santa Cruz, amongst other monuments. The Teatro Romano is also impressive. Join thronging crowds at the Mercado Central de Abastos — Spain’s oldest covered market — or kick back on the sands of Playa de la Victoria or Playa La Caleta. Cádiz’s fortified sea walls, lapped by the Atlantic Ocean, reveal small yet inviting beaches; journey towards the newer part of town for longer stretches of golden sand.

Come evening, catch a performance at the landmark Gran Teatro Falla, a 19th-century concert hall, or tuck in to fresh seafood at the Plaza de San Juan de Dios. Hear live music wafting on the evening breeze as you wander back to your room at one of the best places to stay in Cádiz.

The Best Places to Stay in Cádiz

For Seafront Luxury

  • Parador de Cádiz is a swish seafront hotel set alongside the Parque Genovés. Interiors feature clean lines, slick steel and glass, with expansive ocean views from spacious rooms and suites. The excellent restaurant and infinity pool complete the picture. A very luxurious contemporary hotel.

For Rustic Chic

  • Hotel Casa de la Cuatro Torres offers stacks of old-school style, with exposed brick walls, original tiles and wooden beams in a 17th-century townhouse-turned-hotel. An old town hideaway for romantics or relaxed friends, who will adore the big homemade breakfasts.
  • Hotel Argantonio is a lovely little property in the old town. Set inside a restored 18th-century residence, rooms have a charming rustic feel, with hand-carved arches and terracotta tones embodying the region's classic Mozarabic style. One for heritage buffs.

For Great Value

  • Hotel Monte Puertatierra offers a simple modern aesthetic, with pale wooden floors, marble bathrooms and warm blue tones. Close to the beach, it's a great spot for guests of all ages looking to combine a superb location with very reasonable rates.
  • Hotel La Catédral has chic, contemporary interiors, and an appealing roof terrace overlooking the imposing cathedral. Pick this place for the impressive location, the affordable rates and the buzzy café-bar.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly into Jerez Airport, just 30 minutes' drive from Cádiz. Catch a taxi or bus, or speak to your hotel to arrange an airport pick up in advance. Alternatively, travel to the larger hubs at Seville (San Pablo) Airport or Málaga Airport, both a couple of hours away.
  • Andalucía is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for temperatures ranging from 24°C - 30°C, but be aware that this is also peak season. For fewer crowds and great hotel deals, travel in April, May or late September.

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Best Hotels in Cádiz

  • Hotel Monte Puertatierra Cádiz 98 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  Just around the corner from the beach and 20 minutes' walk from the historic centre, a handy base for both culture and leisure
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the 18th century San Sebastian Castle, the Torre Tavira watchtower and Cadiz Cathedral
    Sailing  -  For those on a longer stay, head to the harbour to check out the sailing courses
    Local markets  -  Go to Cadiz Market for local produce and craft items
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    A contemporary hotel in an impressive building, with modern stone-and-marble interiors, and an enviable beach-side location. Spacious rooms have a sleek and clean aesthetic with pale wooden floors, soft hues and indulgent bathrooms. A modern, base ideal well positioned near to Cádiz Old Town. See More

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  • Hotel La Catedral 11005 Cádiz 8 rooms from £72

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of the old town right next to the cathedral, ideal for exploring the city's famous sights and nightlife
    Sights nearby  -  Cadiz Cathedral opposite is a must, as well as the Plaza de San Juan de Dios, the Tavira Tower and San Sebastian Castle
    Local markets  -  Head to the buzzing Mercado Central for some local colour
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    A perfectly positioned hotel set just opposite the iconic Cadiz Cathedral. Smart rooms are chic and contemporary. The buzzing roof terrace features a restaurant in one section and a refreshing pool in another. While the lively downstairs bar spills out onto the plaza, giving an authentic edge. See More

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  • Hotel Casa de las Cuatro Torres Cádiz – 11004 21 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  On one of the corners of the Plaza Espagna in the Old Town and close to the cultural hub, great for exploring the city's gems
    Sights nearby  -  Visit La Tavira Tower, Santa Catalina Castle and San Sebastian Castle on either side of La Caleta beach
    Great walks  -  Go to the Genoves Park and Alameda Apodaca park by the sea for some lovely fresh walks
    Local markets  -  Cadiz Market is great for finding local produce as well as artisanal craft products
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    Sensitively renovated 17th century hotel in the heart of the old town. Expect a warm welcome and a lovely homemade breakfast spread each morning. Interiors are sophisticated yet in keeping with the antiquated aesthetic, with authentic tiling, Persian rugs and hardwood furniture. A real gem! See More

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  • Hotel Argantonio Cádiz 15 rooms from £104

    City Style  -  A charming hotel in the heart of the city, featuring an uniquely eclectic and interesting decor style rich in history.
    Great walks  -  A great way to see Cádiz are the theatrical guided tours, full of fun and information.
    Sailing  -  If you have a week to spare there are fantastic sailing courses in the local harbour.
    Fishing  -  For all those angelers, the hotel will happily arrange deep sea fishing trips.
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    Renovated and tranquil hotel in Mozarabic style, full of character. Andaluz, rustic or colonial styled rooms with terracotta hues, Moroccan-style hand-carved arches and wooden beams. Fantastic traditional buffet style breakfasts. Close to the beach and ideal for local exploring. See More

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  • Parador de Cadiz Cádiz 124 rooms from £135

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is very close to the pretty La Caleta beach and ideally situated for exploring the picturesque nearby fishing villages
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the 18th-century San Sebastian Castle, the Torre Tavira watchtower and Cadiz Cathedral
    Great walks  -  The Parque Genovés and other smaller parks have pretty winding paths and great walks
    Sailing  -  If you have a week to spare there are fantastic sailing courses in the local harbour
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    A modern hotel on Cadiz' seafront with a swish glass-and-marble design in the reception areas and a dreamy outdoor pool with loungers. Smart, chic rooms are bright and spacious, with large windows and terraces. The well-equipped gym and spa are a plus, as is the top-quality restaurant. See More

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