The best charming hotels in the centre of Malaga

Discover the best charming hotels in Malaga. Are you coming for a few days to Malaga for a city break? Do you feel like staying in the heart of the city in a charming hotel?

We have for you the best charming hotels in the heart of the city; they are a few meters from the main street Calle Larios, near museums and the port of Malaga.

Until a few years ago the hotel offer in Malaga was rather poor.

Nowadays the friendly city of Malaga is also a reference point for excellent urban accommodation. Just a few metres from all that this lively city has to offer.

There are a dozen 4-star hotels within a stone’s throw of the historic centre, but here we will only mention the most charming ones. No new buildings with many floors!

4-star hotels in Malaga

As mentioned above, there are more than a dozen 4-star hotels in Malaga. But in this article, we are only going to mention the most charming ones which are located in the heart of the city.

Sallés Hotel Malaga Centre****

lunch with views from hotel

The four-star Hotel Sallés Málaga is in the heart of Málaga’s old town; it is just a few minutes’ walk from the port and Pier One.

The hotel has a gym and an outdoor swimming pool on its rooftop terrace. There you can enjoy a cocktail with the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, the cathedral and the port as a backdrop.

pool area in hotel

The roof terrace also offers live music and a VIP corner. As an additional service we can mention bike rental, the ideal way to get around the city.


AC Málaga Palacio****

Alcazaba views from hotel

AC Malaga Palacio is one of the great classics of Malaga and one of the first to install one of the most coveted roof top terraces.

Located between the Cathedral and the Paseo del Parque, and very close to the Picasso Museum, the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle and the popular urban beach La Malagueta. From the terrace there are spectacular views of Pier One.

drink on hotel pool area in Malaga

The hotel terrace also has a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.


Petit Palace Plaza Malaga****

Plaza Malaga

Hotel located in the heart of the city next to the famous Calle Larios and overlooking the Cathedral and the old town of Malaga.

It is a beautifully refurbished 20th century palace just a few minutes’ walk from the Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Museum.

cathedral view from hotel

Additional services at the hotel include free bicycles. Pets are allowed.


Room Mate Valeria****

views from hotel restaurant

Room Mate Valeria is a boutique hotel located next to Palmeral de las Sorpresas and Pier One in the port of Malaga.

This hotel also has a great rooftop terrace with an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a bar where you can have a drink and enjoy the fantastic views.

baron on roof top next to Alcazaba


Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro****

Parador de Málaga

Situated in a unique location on the Gibralfaro mountain. From this Parador Hotel you can enjoy spectacular views over the bay of Malaga and the city at your feet.

Because it is a little further away from the centre and its hustle and bustle, it is a special setting in which to relax without being far from the city.

hotel with pool

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and serves typical Andalusian cuisine.


Hotel Molina Lario****

Hotel Molina Lario

Hotel Molina Lario is a charming hotel in the heart of the old town of Malaga, located just opposite the Cathedral.

The hotel has both a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine in its courtyard and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor swimming pool.

cathedral views from hotel

From there you can enjoy even better views with your cocktail in hand. During the summer there are DJ sessions and live music. The roof terrace is open daily from 1:30 pm to 1 am.


Soho Boutique Equitativa****

Soho Boutique

This 4-star hotel is the latest addition in Malaga, located in the renovated La Equitativa building, just opposite Calle Larios.

One of the features of the hotel are several common areas for people not staying in the hotel, which makes it very attractive for Malagueños as well: Non-stop kitchen in the Lobby, restaurant on the seventh floor with spectacular views and last but not least roof terrace with outdoor swimming pool.

hotel photo


H10 Croma Málaga****

H10 Croma Málaga
The H10 Croma Malaga is a newly built hotel that opened its doors in August 2022.

However, we include it in our list for its spectacular interior design, which is simply magnificent.
H10 Croma Málaga
Located in the old part of the city.

It is very close to the main points of interest such as the Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the port of Malaga or the Roman Theatre and the commercial area of the city, Calle Larios, with a wide range of restaurants and bars.
H10 Croma Málaga
The hotel has two restaurants, bars and a roof terrace with swimming pool and fabulous views over the city.

Guest parking is available.
H10 Croma Málaga

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5-star hotels in Malaga

Malaga currently has four 5-star hotels. Soon will be added another one, very close to the central Plaza de la Merced and Picasso’s birthplace, owned by Meliá Hotels.

Gran Hotel Miramar 5* GL*****

Luxury Hotel in Malaga

This unique Grand Luxury Hotel in Malaga is simply spectacular.

Housed in a magnificent 20th century building, the hotel is located next to La Malagueta promenade and a 10-minute walk from the city centre and the Alcazaba.

inside hotel Miramar

It has a spa, swimming pool, children’s pool, children’s club (seasonal).

The Gran Hotel Miramar received in 2021 the “Best Luxury Hotel Suite” award from Spain Luxury Hotel Awards.

Hotel Miramar in Malaga


Soho Boutique Castillo de Santa Catalina*****

Soho Boutique

The Santa Catalina is located in the best residential area of Malaga, El Limonar, 10 minute´s walk from La Caleta beach. The city centre is about 2 km away.

It is a beautiful Neomudéjar style building from 1932 surrounded by gardens and with beautiful views over the city and the bay of Málaga.

views from the hotel


Hotel Vincci Selección Posada del Patio*****

Hotel Vincci Seleccion

This hotel is located in the heart of Malaga. Although newly built, it preserves in its base the most extensive section of the Arab wall of the city, which can be visited.

Ancient wall inside hotel in Malaga

The hotel has several gastronomic offers such as a Tavern to enjoy tapas, as well as a restaurant.

It also has a rooftop swimming pool. In addition, it has a gym, children’s facilities and a Spa. If you prefer to take a dip in the sea, the beach is a 15-minute walk away.

Pool with Cathedral views


Only You*****

hotel in Malaga with views

Only You is a new five-star hotel in Malaga recently opened. Situated in an unbeatable location next to the main arteries of the city, facing Calle Larios.

It offers spectacular views over the city, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro and the port.

restaurant views from hotel

The Hotel has several gastronomic spaces open to the public and a fabulous rooftop terrace. Lolita Skyview, Pool & Lounge has panoramic views over the city, an infinity pool, hammock area and bar, ideal for enjoying the evening and sunset.

view of the port from the hotel

Dogfriendly hotel.


Map with hotels

You can check the following map with all the hotels we wrote about above.  Feel free to check the location and the reviews from the customers who visited the hotel and choose the one that better fits your needs.

Depending on what are your interests, you could choose one closer to the beach or to the cultural old town, with museums and monuments to visit. We bring you the best hotels and you choose; which one is your favourite?

You can also check our article about 5 stars hotels in Marbella.

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