Travel 4 minutes 29 April 2024

The First MICHELIN Key Hotels: All the Keys in Spain

The MICHELIN Guide announces top honors for Spanish hotels in 2024.

On April 29, 2024, the MICHELIN Guide revealed the brand new One, Two, and Three Key distinctions for the most outstanding hotels in Spain.

This announcement comes four years into a comprehensive refresh of our hotel selection. The MICHELIN Guide now includes over 5,000 hotels across the world, and not a single one is simply a room for the night. These are places that significantly add to your experience as a traveler, each vetted and judged excellent in five categories: architecture and interior design, quality and consistency of service, overall personality and character, value for the price, and a significant contribution to the guest experience in a particular setting.

Which brings us back to the Keys. The culmination of countless hours of evaluation by our team of experts, the Key hotels below represent the highlights of our broader selection. Like the MICHELIN Stars for restaurants, the MICHELIN Keys are our most outstanding hotels.

In total, the 2024 MICHELIN Guide hotel selection in Spain includes five Three Key hotels, 12 Two Key hotels, and 80 One Key hotels. Want to know more about the MICHELIN Key? Here’s everything you need to know. Or, head below to see all the Keys.

Cap Rocat — Mallorca
Cap Rocat — Mallorca

How To Look Through the List

Jump straight to the list or take a deeper dive into select Key hotels.

On this page, you’ll find every single one of our new Key distinctions, sorted by number of Keys and location in Spain. Click on any hotel to go straight to the hotel page to learn more about the nuts and bolts of each property. Alternatively, you can read any number of in-depth pieces about the aspects of the special craft that makes up a Key hotel over on our magazine. While our anonymous selection team spends every day scouring the world to vet favorite hotels and unearth hidden gems, our editorial team delves into the hotel craft by speaking directly to hoteliers.

Highlights of the Spain 2024 Key Hotel List

Cristine Bedfor — Minorca
Cristine Bedfor — Minorca

Remarkable Personality in the Balearic Islands

Between Mallorca, Minorca, and Ibiza, the Balearic Islands display some of greatest variety in Key hotel winners across any region in the country. Mallorca, in particular, finds a bevy of options: from the small and historic (Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Hotel Can Ferrereta, Nobis Hotel Palma) to the stylish hotspots (Es Princep and La Residencia). One jewel on the island that defies typical categorization: Cap Rocat, an ancient fortress expertly remade, where the top suites occupy former cannon dugouts.

On Minorca, check out Key hotels like Torralbenc, a tasteful, intimate, high-end hotel built from the bones of an old farm; or, in the capital of Mahón, look at Cristine Bedfor — one of the most creative, high-concept design hotels in our collection.

Also read: Every Three Key Hotel in Paris

Mandarin Oriental Ritz — Madrid
Mandarin Oriental Ritz — Madrid

Radical and Renewed Design

In Madrid, you’ll find Key hotels largely in historic 19th or 20th century facades. Places like Santo Mauro, in a former Duke’s 1895 neoclassical mansion, or the Ritz, a Belle Époque palace that dates back to King Alfonso XIII.

These are remarkable, and mainstays of our Spanish collection — but we’re ecstatic too to celebrate grand departures from such a style. The pinnacle: Hotel Marques de Riscal, a state-of-the-art Frank Gehry building complete with titanium “hair” (Gehry’s words) swooping above its vineyards. See too the ultra-modern glass boxes at Vivood Landscape Hotel outside Alicante.

Akelarre — San Sebastián
Akelarre — San Sebastián

Key Hotels with MICHELIN Star restaurants

The Key hotel distinction and the MICHELIN Star for restaurants are decided independently of one another, but it so happens that several hotels in Spain sport both. Among them: Akelarre in San Sebastián (restaurant: Akelarre), Atrio Restaurante Hotel in Cáceres (restaurant: Atrio), and Pepe Vieria Restaurant Hotel in Poio (restaurant: Pepe Vieira).

Not unrelated, we see too a strong crop of winery hotels. Places like Terra Dominicata (a 12th century monastery with its own vintage) and Torre del Marques (an 18th century tower with views of the olive groves) are two of our most fascinating.

Also read: The 5 Room Inn with 3 Keys and 3 Stars

VIVOOD Landscape Hotel & Spa - Adults Only — Benimantell
VIVOOD Landscape Hotel & Spa - Adults Only — Benimantell

Click below to jump to each distinction: 

The Three Key Hotels

Torre del Marqués Hotel Spa & Winery — Teruel
Torre del Marqués Hotel Spa & Winery — Teruel

The Two Key Hotels

Marbella Club Hotel — Marbella
Marbella Club Hotel — Marbella

The One Key Hotels

Soho House — Barcelona
Soho House — Barcelona

Adeje: Bahia del Duque
Adeje: Royal Hideaway Corales Resort
Alaior: Torralbenc 
Albolote: Hotel Cortijo del Marqués
Artà: Es Raco d'Artà 
Barcelona: ABaC Restaurant & Hotel
Barcelona: Alma Barcelona
Barcelona: Almanac Barcelona
Barcelona: Antiga Casa Buenavista
Barcelona: Hotel Arts Barcelona
Barcelona: Hotel Boutique Mirlo
Barcelona: Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona: Monument Hotel
Barcelona: Ohla Eixample
Barcelona: Serras Barcelona 
Barcelona: Seventy Barcelona
Barcelona: Soho House Barcelona
Barcelona: The One Barcelona
Barcelona: Wittmore Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona: Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa
Benimantell: VIVOOD Landscape Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Briones: Hotel Santa María Briones
Cala Vadella: Petunia Ibiza, A Beaumier Hotel
Campos: Sa Creu Nova Petit Palais Art & Spa
Canfranc-Estación: Canfranc Estación, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Capdepera: Predi Son Jaumell
Casares: Finca Cortesin
Cordoba: Hospes Palacio Del Bailio
Donostia: Lasala Plaza Hotel
Elciego: Hotel Marques de Riscal
Es Canar: Bless Hotel Ibiza
Es Capdellà: Castell Son Claret
Garraf: Little Beach House Barcelona
Girona: Hotel Mas Lazuli
Granada: Seda Club Hotel
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Luces: CoolRooms Palacio de Luces
Madrid: CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha
Madrid: Gran Hotel Inglés
Madrid: Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
Madrid: Hotel Unico Madrid
Madrid: Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid
Madrid: Only YOU Hotel Atocha
Madrid: Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Madrid: The Principal Madrid
Madrid: The Westin Palace Madrid
Madrid: URSO Hotel & Spa Madrid
Mahón: Can Alberti 1740 Hotel Boutique
Mahón: Cristine Bedfor
Mallorca: Cap Vermell Grand Hotel
Marbella: Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort
Marbella: Nobu Hotel Marbella
Menorca: Hotel Can Faustino
Mijas: La Zambra Resort
Monachil: La Almunia del Valle
Montuïri: Finca Serena Mallorca
Palafrugell: Can Mascort Eco Hotel
Palma: Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden
Palma: Es Princep
Palma: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
Palma: Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
Palma: Castillo Hotel Son Vida
Palma: El Llorenç Parc de la Mar - Adults Only
Palma: Nobis Hotel Palma
Peralada: Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf
Pollensa: Son Brull Hotel & Spa
Salamanca: Hotel Rector
San Sebastián: Hotel Maria Cristina
San Sebastián: Hotel Villa Favorita - Adults Only
San Sebastián: Nobu Hotel San Sebastián
Santander: Helguera Palacio Boutique & Antique
Santiago de Compostela: Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux A Quinta da Auga
Seville: CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés
Seville: Hotel Mercer Sevilla
Seville: Unuk
Soller: Hotel L'Avenida
Valencia: Caro Hotel
Valencia: Helen Berger Boutique Hotel
Valencia: Only YOU Hotel Valencia
Villanueva de Tapia: La Bobadilla

Hero Image: Marquès de Riscal Elciego


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