As our first stop on this Europe trip after two flights and a train from our previous destination, Shanghai China, lets just say that for an ever-so-brief moment the most exciting thing about Cordoba for us was sleep. But when we finally arrived in Cordoba, walking to our accommodation via parks with orange trees and dogs sniffing the fallen oranges on the grass, beautiful streets and courtyards filled with flowers and fountains, it was bitter-sweet to start our time in Cordoba on a pillow. If you’re planning a trip, I’m sure you’re wondering where to stay in Cordoba Spain? There are plenty of great options depending on what you are looking for from your trip. Here is our Córdoba accommodation guide with the best Cordoba hotels grouped by location and price, a Cordoba map to help you decide what area to stay, and our tips on how long to stay.
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Where To Stay In Córdoba Spain? Cordoba Neighbourhoods
Cordoba is a really walkable city, which makes it easy when deciding where to stay in Córdoba Spain.
We would recommend staying in the historic centre of Córdoba, or within 20 minutes walk from the Mezquita. This way you will most likely be staying in and surrounded by beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets, and be closer to restaurants and attractions. We would also recommend staying on the same side of the Guadalquivir river as the Mezquita, as this is where the historic centre and main sights are located. If you stay on the other side of the river, try and stay as close as possible to the river and near the Roman Bridge.
The area around Plaza de las Tendillas is a more modern commercial centre of Cordoba, but still within walking distance to the historic centre and sights.
We stayed in the Santa Marina neighbourhood near Palacio de Viana, and although it was about a 15-minute walk to the Mezquita, it was a beautiful quiet neighbourhood.
The main accommodation options here are boutique hotels, apartments and Airbnb’s (click here to use our referral link to get $50 off your first stay with Airbnb).
It may be obvious, but if you want to find out how long the walk is from certain hotels, just pop the hotel into google maps and pick another point in Cordoba (e.g. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba) and get the walking time.
Córdoba Spain Map
Here is our Córdoba map of the different areas you can stay to help you decide.
How Long To Stay In Córdoba?
Cordoba is often overlooked as a place to visit in Andalucia, or instead is visited as a day trip. But there is so much to see and do in Cordoba, that we would definitely recommend at least two nights. And if you want to see the beautiful streets without the crowds and tour groups, the beauty of staying in Cordoba is that you can make the most of early mornings and evenings when you can have the entire place to yourself, well, almost. If you plan to visit the ancient ruins of the Palace city Medina Azahara, we would recommend three nights in Cordoba.
Booking Accommodation In Córdoba
When booking accommodation in Córdoba, there are two main websites that we use.
Booking.com has some of the best prices and a large number of accommodation options available in Córdoba. We love using it for our travels and it’s how we book most of our hotels.
We love staying in apartments or villas using Airbnb. Airbnb in Córdoba has a nice range of options with good value for money and great locations.
Córdoba Accommodation Guides
We have put together a guide of the best places to stay in Córdoba from our experience of our time there and research. This includes the best luxury and 5-star hotels in Córdoba, boutique hotels in Córdoba, hotels in Córdoba Old Town and hotels in Córdoba that offer great value for money.
Please note: Prices below were based on peak season, per night and are in Australian Dollars. Prices were correct at the time of publishing this article.
Absolute Splurge: The Best Luxury Hotels in Córdoba Spain
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Hotels in Córdoba Under $150/night
We will continually update this post to make sure we’re recommending the best Córdoba Accommodation, to help you choose where to stay in Córdoba.
What’s your pick for the best place to stay in Córdoba Spain?
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