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Planning your holiday to Rioja and wondering where is best to stay to experience this beautiful wine region? Then follow our top tips to get the best accommodation for your trip.

The first thing to know is that La Rioja is delightfully off the beaten track. This means you get a genuine experience of Spain, but it also means accommodation can be limited, and there are certainly no holiday resorts or large capacity hotels. The best places to stay include a stunning array of modern boutique hotels. So our first advice is to decide your travel dates and book your accommodation quite in advance.

Rioja in Style is more than happy to help you with finding places to stay in the region, especially if you are looking for an added value experience. Or if you prefer you can always contact the hotels directly or use hotel booking sites like

Where is the best place to stay in Rioja?

Would you prefer to stay in a lively Spanish city? A charming village? Or how about a peaceful boutique hotel amid a vineyard? Yes, we know, it’s not easy to make a decision! However, wherever you choose, be reassured that accommodation standards in La Rioja region are always very high.

Here is our pick of some of our favourite places to stay in La Rioja:

Marqués de Riscal Luxury Collections Hotel
Where: Elciego
Official rating: 5-star
Our top reasons why: the architecture by Frank Gehry, the views, and the fact that it’s within a winery! Find out more about Marqués de Riscal

Echaurren Hotel-Restaurant
Where: Ezcaray
Official rating: 4-star
Our top reasons why: a stunning boutique hotel; the location – Ezcaray is a lively, quintessential Rioja village, full of independent shops, and tapas bars where you can mix with locals. Plus the food: the hotel has 2 restaurants, including one that has 2 Michelin stars. Find out more about Echaurren Hotel-Restaurant

Finca de los Arandinos Hotel and Winery
Official rating: 4-star
Our top reasons why: the views of the vineyards, the architecture and interior design of this stylish boutique hotel, the tranquil location within a winery estate, plus the excellent food and the spaFind out more about Finca de los Arandinos

Hotel Viura
Where: Villabuena de Alava
Official rating: 4-star
Our top reasons why: the architecture and interior design of this gorgeous boutique hotel, its relaxing location, and the good food. Find out more about Hotel Viura

Hotel Eurostars Fuerte Ruavieja
Where: Logroño, the capital city of La Rioja
Official rating: 4-star
Why: a good base from which to explore Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, which is full of shops, restaurants and tapas bars. Find out more about Hotel Eurostars Fuerte Ruavieja