Cool and Unusual Hotels in Valencia

Top 17 Cool And Trendy Hotels In Valencia 2023

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Spain’s thriving cultural hub of Valencia is an extraordinary showcase of medieval architecture, avant-garde design, colourful festivals, and a vibrant night scene. Known worldwide as the birthplace of Paella, Valencia blends a sense of urban savvy with a laid-back Mediterranean vibe, and its eclectic cityscape abounds with art, music, and local charm.

As I strolled through Valencia’s cobbled, maze-like streets, I was greeted by friendly locals, gorgeous independent boutiques and a striking collection of gorgeous design hotels just waiting to be stayed in! From trendy modern boutiques to chic palatial mansions, here are my favourite cool and trendy hotels in Valencia, Spain (in no particular order)

Best For Instagrammable Decor

SH Valencia Palace

Trendy hotels in Valencia

Hotel with a swimming pool in Valencia

Cool and contemporary, SH Valencia Palace is a breathtaking downtown gem offering a restaurant, a spa, a swimming pool, a gym, and copious event rooms.

Its corporate look makes it a favourite for business travellers. However, it is also an epic basecamp for the discerning traveller, owing to its first-rate amenities and modern, homely feel. The vast lobby welcomes you with chocolate leather sofas and a sleek interior aesthetic, and the guestrooms are draped in natural tones, pale wood panelling, and wooden floors.

The Albufera restaurant serves an organic menu, but for an eclectic twist, you can head to the in-house bar for delicious tapas and an extensive list of beverages.

Pros

Convenient location in downtown Valencia

Cool rooftop swimming pool and onsite modern spa

Stunning and very striking interior design

Fun onsite with creative cocktails

Best For Great Central Location

Hotel Puerta Serranos 4 sup

Pros

Great central location close to popular attractions

Opulent and striking communal spaces

À la carte and continental breakfast options

Walking distance to Church of Saint Nicolá

Cons

Parking is an extra daily charge

Best For Roof Swimming Pool

The Valentia Cabillers

Pros

Situated in a historic town

A perfect blend of modern and historic design

Close to local attractions

Cons

Onsite parking is charged daily

Best For Luxury

Hospes Palau de La Mar

Hippest hotels in Valencia

Boutique hotels in Valencia

Hospes Palau de La Mar - an elegant and polished hotel2

Set within a grand nobleman’s mansion, this chic boutique hotel truly reflects Valencia’s heritage and charm. The large arched doorways and original marble staircase exude elegance, while the essence of nature radiates through the scented flower-filled garden and the soothing spa area.

You can treat the senses in the indoor whirlpool tub, the Turkish bath, or the sauna after a day spent exploring the surrounding downtown cityscape.

Warm colours fill the 66 spacious rooms with a tranquil ambiance, and you can customize your sleep with a bespoke pillow menu. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening in the on-site restaurant, which invites you to indulge in the flavours of Valencia with an avant-garde twist. 

Pros

Convenient location in downtown

Housed in a stunning heritage 19th-century mansion

Elegant and trendy design with upscale vibe

Flower-filled scented garden and pretty courtyard

Fine dining and modern onsite spa with sauna

Cons

Not for the budget-friendly crowd

15-minute walk to a train station

Best For Location near the Beach

PAMPHYLIA HOTEL

Funky hotel in Valencia

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Specifically designed to optimize comfort, Pamphylia Hotel reflects the history and naturalness of the Mediterranean. The décor in the guestrooms blends tradition and modernity, while a vivid colour scheme and exceptional garden or sea views set a vibrant backdrop.

Like the communal spaces, the restaurant and bar offer a fresh, unique design and boasts beautiful Malvarossa beach views. Here, you can treat your taste buds to internationally inspired-cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, I thought the hotel’s location was perfect.

It is right by the sea, yet only 10 minutes by car from Valencia’s eclectic centre, offering the best of both worlds.

Pros

Stunning beachfront and sea views

Blend of historic and modern

Tasty daily continental breakfast

Best For Great Old Town Location

Catalonia Excelsior

Pros

Sought after Old Town location

Building dating from the mid-20th century

Photogenic setting with quirky design details

Onsite cafe and daily breakfast

Best For Families

Mythic Valencia

Coolest hotels in Valencia

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The 24 rooms at Mythic Valencia are located inside a renovated industrial warehouse, with the city’s vibrant centre at your fingertips.

Each room is unique and is decorated to maintain the industrial aesthetics of the establishment. A passion for urban art is deeply embedded into the accommodation concept here, and guests embark on an incredible journey of creativity from the moment they enter.

Whether heading through the colourful corridors, resting in our room, or socializing in one of the communal spaces, we felt a charming visual aesthetic always greeted us. Right across the bridge is the Carmen neighbourhood, one of the city’s most electric nightlife hubs.

Pros

Facilities for disabled guests

Best For Couples

Caro Hotel

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Trendy hotel in Valencia

Housed in the grand former palace of the Marqués de Caro, this monumental hotel boasts an eclectic design which gives each room its own story.

Old Roman and Moorish remains are revealed here, with a tinge of chic sophistication, making the hotel appear like an elegant film set. Wooden beams create little nooks in the design-driven rooms, which carry an intriguing set of names from ‘The Cat’s Room’ to ‘The Gothic Tower.’

The outdoor splash pool was my favourite hangout spot. It is surrounded by decking and a low lighting system, offering an idyllic place to kick back and unwind after a day of exploration.

Pros

Stunning and Insta-worthy boutique design

Outdoor swimming pool area with decking and lighting

Housed in a former 19th-century palace

Stylish outdoor swimming pool

Cons

Not for the budget-friendly crowd

Daily extra charge for parking

Best For Boutique

Vincci Lys

Vincci Lys - one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Valencia

Modern boutique hotel in Valencia

Vincci Lys - one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Valencia1

Beautifully nestled in the heart of Valencia’s historic old town, Vincii Lys invites you into a designer’s dream of textured walls and cool shades which exude elegance and charm.

The hotel is housed in an opulent stone building, and stunning pillars separate the eye-catching reception from the lounge and bar area. One of the most striking features is the lighting system, featuring audacious chandeliers and elegant drop-down lights illuminating the subtle grey, green, and brown palette.

Bar Mikalet, the inviting lobby bar, boasts large rustic tables designed for larger gatherings dotted by comfortable seating. Meanwhile, the on-site Almudi restaurant is a hot spot for Mediterranean cuisine.

Pros

Housed in an opulent stone building

Chic soundproofed guest rooms with pillow menus

On-site Almudi restaurant

Cons

Limited views from some rooms

Best For Partying

Only YOU Hotel Valencia

Only YOU Hotel Valencia

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Decorated by the prestigious interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Only YOU Valencia was created to remind us to cherish those special moments we make when travelling.

An ambient lit façade invites you into an elegant lobby area, where a sharp, Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic brings fresh, luxurious materials into the spotlight. The lobby houses the Salvaje Restaurant, one of my favourite Valencian eateries. Salvaje showcases casual fusion cuisine topped by a lively atmosphere and has its in-house DJ.

The guestrooms boast velvet rugs, cream-coloured sofas, and lavish marble-clad bathrooms, and the beds are backdropped by the pulsating city, which beams through the expansive windows.

Pros

Fun vibe bar and in-house DJ

Fabulous cocktails and onsite florist

Best For Great Views

Blanq Carmen Hotel

Blanq Carmen Hotel - a casual and cozy hotel

Blanq Carmen Hotel

Blanq Carmen Hotel - a casual and cozy hotel2

Situated a stone’s throw from the city’s cultural attractions, Blanq Carmen Hotel stands in a grand, stately building. Having preserved its original façade, the property fits elegantly into its surroundings, with the Serranos Towers only 30 yards away.

I immediately felt a classy vibe once I entered the plant-filled lobby. The modern, hip interiors have been cleverly designed with neutral hues and lots of wood to create a soothing ambiance.

A seasonal rooftop terrace with a plunge pool offers a charming space to kick back and delight in scintillating city views, with a handful of swinging chairs and comfy furniture allowing for moments of bliss.

Pros

Great location close to cultural attractions and landmarks

Housed in a charming historic building

Hip rooftop lounge pool area and stunning city views

Cons

Breakfast is charged extra

Best For Trendy Design

One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04

Pros

Creative and arty design and vibe

Striking dark wooden features

Chic rooms with balconies

Best For Historic Building

SH Ingles Boutique Hotel

Pros

18th-century palace with a striking Baroque style design

Scenic city views and à la carte restaurant

Daily tasty buffet breakfast and funky Clandestino bar

Fabulous location in the heart of the city close to attractions

Best For Rooms with Balconies

MD Design Hotel

MD Design Hotel - Portal del Real

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I thought MD Design Hotel embodied the history and art of Valencia perfectly. Its many balconies and terraces offer views of the city’s many roofs and gardens, setting an iridescent urban backdrop.

Discreet, modern décor permeates the interiors, while woods, leather, stones, and natural textiles are used to set a peaceful tone. Housed in a 20th-century bourgeois building, each room has maintained a historical touch, but due to a head-to-toe revamp, it also features many up-to-date amenities.

The terrace-solarium is a charming hangout spot, where we indulged in a few crafted cocktails as we relished old-town views.

Pros

Housed in a charming 20th-century building

Charming rooms with balconies and great views

Charming terrace-solarium

A blend of historic and modern amenities

Cons

Limited onsite activities

Some noise from outside area

Best For Great Breakfast

The Little Corner B&B

Pros

Close to Jardines de Monforte

Funky dining space and fabulous breakfast

Stylish guestrooms and family rooms

Cons

Potential noise from a busy area

Best For Spa and Wellness

Hotel Plaza Mercado & Spa

Pros

Traditional rituals and holistic treatments

Contemporary on-site spa with hammam and hot tub

On-site restaurant offering Spanish cuisine

Cons

Limited onsite activities

Best For Budget-friendly

ABCyou Bed&Breakfast

Pros

Charming historic building in a great location

Bike rental scheme for guests and daily breakfast

Reasonably priced room rates

Cons

Noise from the neighborhood

In the table below, we have compared the top 17 cool and trendy hotels in Valencia. 

Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km) Nearby Restaurants
SH Valencia Palace Paseo de la Alameda $130-$344 No 1.2 3
Hotel Puerta Serranos 4 sup Calle Blanquerías $176-$278 No 0.75 3
The Valentia Cabillers Calle Cabillers 3 $222-$342 No 0.75 3
Hospes Palau de La Mar Avenida Navarro Reverter $223-$570 No 0.95 3
PAMPHYLIA HOTEL Passeig de Neptú 40 $225-$283 No 0.8 3
Catalonia Excelsior Barcelonina $139-$253 Yes 0.2 3
Mythic Valencia 16 Carrer del Poeta Monmeneu Número 16 $118-$156 No 1.2 3
Caro Hotel Almirante $230-$758 No 0.8 3
Vincci Lys Martínez Cubells $233-$382 No 0.3 3
Only YOU Hotel Valencia 5 Plaça de Rodrigo Botet $300-$1050 Yes 0.2 3
Blanq Carmen Hotel Blanquerias $120-$138 No 0.9 3
One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04 Barcas, 4 $159-$252 No 0.2 3
SH Ingles Boutique Hotel Marqués de Dos Aguas $149-$265 No 0.4 3
MD Design Hotel Carrer de Boix 3 $141-$326 No 0.9 3
The Little Corner B&B 27 Avinguda de Suècia $75-$118 No 1.4 3
Hotel Plaza Mercado & Spa Plaza Del Mercado 45 $182-$357 Yes 0.8 3
ABCyou Bed&Breakfast c/ Marti $106-$138 No 0.8 3

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