Where to stay in Valencia: Best areas and hotels to stay

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The city of Valencia manages to bring together in a single region the best of peasant and coastal culture with a lot of history and tradition, and still make you feel like you’re in a super modern city.

In this article, you will find recommendations for where to stay in Valencia, with the best neighborhoods and hotels in each area. Also, be sure to check out our Valencia travel guide for extra planning tips. 

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Best districts and regions to stay in Valencia

To help you choose a place to stay in Valencia, we have divided this list into 3 main districts and metropolitan areas by type of accommodations.

  • Ciutat Vella: Close to main attractions
  • Ruzafa: Modern and Nightlife
  • El Cabanyal and La Malva-Rosa: Beach and Tranquility
  • Benimaclet: See local life

Where to stay in Valencia: Ciutat Vella

The charming neighborhood of Ciutat Vella, Valencia’s historic center, is the ideal neighborhood for first-time travelers. There you will find most of the city’s attractions and sightseeing. 

Superbly located and within easy access to many other parts of the city, to stay in Ciutat Vella is to be immersed in the vibrant city scene with restaurants, museums, churches, and stores on every corner. 

The nightlife, more specifically north of Ciutat Vella in the area called El Carmen, is very lively and considered one of the bohemian areas of Valencia.

Also read: The secrets of Spanish cuisine, flavors and traditions

Accommodation in Ciutat Vella

Luxury

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Vincci Mercat 

In Valencia, a classic four-star hotel, the Vincci Mercat is one of those hotels where you know what you’re going to find: good service and comfortable rooms. Highlights include the hotel’s terrace, where there is a pool with space for socializing and a wide view of the city center.

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The Valentia Cabillers

To those looking for a more luxurious environment with a lot of comforts and good service, The Valentia Cabillers is a great option to stay in the center of Valencia. The hotel has a rooftop pool with a beautiful view and a bar where regional delicacies are served.

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Boutique Hotels

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SH Ingles Boutique Hotel

To those looking for a more luxurious environment with a lot of comforts and good service, the Cathedral Suites is a great option to stay in the center of Valencia. The hotel has a rooftop pool with a beautiful view and a bar where regional delicacies are served.

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Cosmo Hotel Boutique

Cosmo Hotel Boutique’s rooms are designed for comfort with decoration that pleases many of its guests. In the external areas, a mix with pieces resembling the simplicity of a house, but with particular attention to design.

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Simple and Cozy

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L’Esplai Valência

Right in the center of Valencia, L’Esplai is a comfortable, beautiful B&B with excellent service. It is located less than three blocks from the Cathedral, the Plaza de la Reina, and Plaza de la Virgen.

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Venecia Plaza Centro

The Venecia Plaza Centro is an excellent choice for those who want to walk around the Historical Center and have many transportation options to the other neighborhoods of Valencia. The hotel has rooms overlooking the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

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Private Apartments

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Apartment in front of the Central Market

This two-bedroom apartment has a minimalist decor but with colorful touches that give it a unique charm. The bedroom and living room have a balcony door, the apartment is very bright, and it has a fully equipped kitchen.

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Bubuflats 

The apartment is a two-bedroom penthouse duplex with a large terrace with space to eat and relax. The decor is shed style, with iron bar roofs and modern furniture and tiles.

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Hostels

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The River Hostel

The River has an excellent location and is next to the Turia Gardens. The hostel has a well-equipped kitchen and careful decoration. For an extra fee, you can order breakfast.

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Where to stay in Valencia: Ruzafa

Ruzafa is a historic neighborhood of Valencia that stands out for its cultural scene and colorful architecture. In Ruzafa, you will find many cafes, cultural centers, and galleries with contemporary art. Like all places that stand out in the cultural scene, Ruzafa is one spot where the cafes and bars go until late hours with excellent Spanish tapas and tables distributed along the sidewalks.

Also read: The Authentic Paella Valenciana, all about Spain’s most famous dish

Accommodation in Ruzafa

Luxury

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NH Collection Colón

The NH Collection is a four-star hotel with vintage decoration located between downtown Valencia and Ruzafa.

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Boutique Hotels

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HoGraFic Hotel Boutique

HoGraFic Hotel Boutique has a unique atmosphere with small rooms but with details that bring a unique exclusivity to the hotel.

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Simple and Cosy

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Petit Palace Ruzafa

The Petit Palace Ruzafa is a 19th-century palace with a beautiful view and excellent location in the heart of Ruzafa. It has easy access to metro stations, making it possible to see much of the city on foot.

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City Garden Bed and Breakfast

City Garden is like being at home. The B&B has a simple atmosphere with tasteful decor and excellent reviews for its service. With few accommodations, it brings an air of exclusivity to your stay.

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Private Apartments

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Attic Penthouse

With simple yet harmonious decor, this penthouse is ideal for two people who wish to stay right in the center of Ruzafa. The apartment features an equipped kitchen and is on the top floor of a classic building in the area.

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Our Place Apartments

This 2-bedroom apartment mixes in its decor elements that refer to the beach, a well-decorated interior, and a minimalist feel. It has a super equipped kitchen and an excellent location.

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Hostels

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Russafa Hostel

With a new concept and a super cool decoration, Russafa also distinguishes by not using bunk beds in their shared rooms. For food, you can have quick meals in addition to the breakfast included.

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Cantagua Hostel

The Cantagua Hostel has an ecological bias in its proposal and a home-like feel, using a lot of demolition wood, pallets, and boxes in the composition of its furniture. The beds in the dorms have curtains and large drawers underneath them that can be locked.

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Where to stay in Valencia: El Cabanyal e La Malva-Rosa

Coastal neighborhoods, El Cabanyal and La Malva-Rosa, are perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and feeling the atmosphere of an old fishing village. Over time the architecture has blended between the village aspect and buildings that are mostly historic and preserved. While in El Cabanyal, it is worth exploring its traditional seafood restaurants. The neighborhoods are about 4 kilometers from the center of Valencia.

Learn more: A brief overview of Spanish Cuisine, flavours and traditions

Accommodation in El Cabanyal and La Malva-Rosa

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Las Arenas Balneario Resort

Las Arenas Resort is a five-star beachfront resort with a choice of ocean view rooms. In addition to the 5-star service and the large outdoor area, there is a pool bar and a spa.

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Ilunion Aqua 4

The Ilunion Aqua 4 is a four-star near the beach that features a small spa and fitness center. On the top floor, the hotel has a restaurant with a beautiful view of the city.

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Boutique Hotels

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Maison Reina B&B

With super modern decor and self-check-in, this B&B is just like a boutique hotel with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere and a small number of rooms and guests.

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Hotel Boutique Balandret

Located on the waterfront with some rooms with balconies and ocean views, Balandret Boutique Hotel has a simple beach-style decoration.

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Simple and Cozy

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Lindala

For budget hotels, you will rarely find an environment as beautiful and pleasant as the Lindala, besides spacious rooms, the hotel has an outdoor area with many plants, perfect for relaxing.

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Private Apartments

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Stylish terrace house by the beach

This apartment is a very stylish duplex with a finish that blends wood and modern decorative pieces. The apartment has two bedrooms and a very nice terrace.

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Apartment close to the beach

This four-bedroom apartment has a beach style, a fully equipped kitchen, a balcony, and is located in a residential area.

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Hostels

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Urban Youth Hostel

Housed in one of Valencia’s many mansions, the Urban Youth Hostel has a pop feel, from the decor to the bedsheets and the games room. The hostel also has laundry services and a huge lounge and bar.

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Where to stay in Valencia: Benimaclet

If you want to stay outside the tourist zone of Valencia, then Benimaclet is a good option is Benimaclet, a quiet and charming university district. It smells of traditional restaurants and cafes. The lodging options are more economical and the access is easy via subway.

Tip! The main horchata production region are very close to Benimaclet.

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Accommodation in Benimaclet

Simple and Cozy

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Hotel Olympia Universidades

Simple and well-rated by those who have stayed there, the Olympia Universities Hotel has the essentials for a good stay and is one of the few hotel options in Benimaclet.

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Private Apartments

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Amazing Apartment

This apartment has 3 bedrooms in a large, well-ventilated, and beautifully decorated environment. The air conditioning is central and digital that can be regulated by zones, and the apartment also has a parking space.

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Exclusive apartment with terrace

Modern and beautifully decorated, this apartment has 3 bedrooms and a large 60 square meter terrace with barbecue facilities. The host also offers some services, such as pre-purchase before your arrival and airport transfer.

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