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15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels

A guide to the 15 best Sierra Nevada hotels for every budget

Did you know that the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain is much more than a winter ski resort? It is, in fact, a year-round family-friendly destination with so much to see and do.

The Sierra Nevada mountain range is located in southern Spain in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Often seen as the snowy backdrop to the Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, the mountains also encompass parts of Málaga and Almería.

Boasting the most southerly ski resort in Europe at Pradollano and the highest mountain in continental Spain, Pico Mulhacén (11,414 ft) above sea level. 

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels

The lower levels of the Sierra Nevada are home to picturesque white villages that are collectively known as Las Alpujarras. 

The Sierra Nevada is also the home of Spain’s largest National Park, a protected area of natural beauty where ibex roam freely. 

At the same time, renowned as being a winter wonderland for skiers and snowboards during the late spring and summer months, the Sierra Nevada offers visitors to Andalusia the opportunity to take a day or multi-day-long hikes.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of our favorite 15 best Sierra Nevada hotels that cater to any budget.

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels

When it comes to deciding on where to stay during your visit to the Sierra this is what we consider as being the five best of the 15 best Sierra Nevada Hotels.

Hotel Highlights Location Price Reviews
El Lodge, Ski & Spa **** Best for the magical viewsLocated close to all the best slopes.$$$$Check here
Meliá Sol y Nieve****The Kids ClubLocated at the foot of Sierra Nevada Mountains $$$$Check here
Hotel Apartamentos Trevenque***Value, Comfort, and ConvenienceSet 130 m from the Sierra Nevada ski resort gondola$$$Check here
Apartamentos Boabdil**Close to the ski station and lifts.Located 164 feet from the chair elevators to the Sierra Nevada ski slopes.$$Check here
Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin**Spectacular mountain views.Located at the foot of Sierra Nevada Mountains$$Check here

Best 15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels – Luxury Hotels

El Lodge, Ski & Spa *****

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, El Lodge, Ski & Spa

Built with wood imported from Finnish Lapland, the El Lodge, Ski & Spa is a luxury hotel and spa with a unique chic vibe.

Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada ski resort El Lodge, Ski & Spa features 21 rooms and suites, each with a private terrace from where you can enjoy the stunning mountain views. 

Designed to be an enchanting Alpine-style boutique retreat in a fairy tale landscape, the hotel is the embodiment of comfort and exclusivity.

Features at the El Lodge, Ski & Spa include:

  • Gourmet dining in The Grill restaurant
  • The Sun Deck, a unique ski-in ski-out restaurant
  • The Bar an ideal place for a pre-dinner or late-night drink
  • The Lounge, a relaxing area with a roaring fireplace surrounded by leather Chesterfield sofas
  • An indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sauna, Jacuzzi, and fitness gym

Ideally suited to both families and couples looking for a luxury mountain retreat, the best thing about the El Lodge, Ski & Spa is the ability to ski door-to-door.

More info about the hotel is available here.

Hotel Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya *****

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Hotel Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya

Being the highest and most exclusive mountain hotel in Europe, the 5-star Hotel Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya is a 66 room alpine-style hotel with en-suite bathrooms, wood-beamed ceilings, and balconies. 

With direct access to the ski slopes, the hotel offers door-to-door skiing and is only a ten-minute walk to the Sierra Nevada village center. Included with your stay are a complimentary breakfast and a local area shuttle.

Features of the Hotel Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya include:

  • Alqueria Restaurant serving tradtional Sierra Nevada dishes from the moutain vilages
  • The De Altura Terrace with spectacular views from the highest hotel in Europe
  • A piano bar for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes
  • The Nammu Areas Spa, one of the most extensive spa and treatment facilities in the region
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free WiFi
  • Private covered parking

You can check the photos of the Hotel Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya here.

Melia Sierra Nevada****

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Melia Sierra Nevada

With an excellent location right at the heart of the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the 4-star Melia Sierra Nevada is surrounded by shopping bars and restaurants. 

The alpine-style family-friendly hotel is close to the resort’s main ski lifts, allowing you to ski door to door from the El Río and Águila slopes.

With its contemporary design, the hotel offers a modern, light-filled welcoming space. The Melia Sierra Nevada features several dining options, including tapas in La Bodeguita Bar or delicious grilled steaks in the La Tinaja Restaurant. 

After a day of hitting the slopes, you can enjoy an apres-ski drink in the bar listening to live music while the children have fun at the kids club or in the games room.

Features at the Melia Sierra Nevada include:

  • La Bodeguita restaurant
  • Tapas bar
  • English-style pub bar with fireplace
  • A ski-pass vending machine
  • WiFi internet throughout the hotel
  • Business Centre with two computers 
  • Photocopying and printing service 
  • Laundry and ironing service 
  • Ski storage area
  • Ski rental
  • Wellbeing massages and beauty treatments 
  • Kids Club for children between the ages of five and 12
  • Games Room with pool table, table football, and video games 

Check out the offer of this hotel here

Meliá Sol y Nieve****

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Meliá Sol y Nieve

Designed to provide peaceful rest and recovery after an intense day on the slopes, the 4-star Meliá Sol y Nieve is an avant-garde hotel full of large, bright, and unique spaces. 

With its central location near all the shopping and leisure facilities, the Meliá Sol y Nieve also allows guests the advantage of being able to ski door to door from the El Río and Águila slopes. 

The Meliá Sol y Nieve offers extensive apres-ski services and a kids club for the children.

Features at the Meliá Sol y Nieve are:

  • Ski-pass vending machine
  • Room service 
  • Free WiFi internet throughout the hotel
  • Photocopying and printing service
  • Laundry and ironing service 
  • Public car park with 200 spaces 
  • Wellbeing massages and beauty treatments    
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Yhi Spa 
  • Children’s Club for kids between five and 12
  • Games room with pool, table football, and video games 

Learn more about the hotel here.

ROCHA Exclusivo apartamento

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, ROCHA Exclusivo apartamento

If you are looking for a family-friendly place to stay where you can cook your own meals and relax, the ROCHA Exclusivo apartamento may tick all the right boxes. 

Located in one of the resort’s best areas, 3.1 miles from Veleta Peak, the apartment is ideally suited to families or groups of friends. 

Each apartment features three bedrooms, one bathroom and comes complete with towels, linens, a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, and a balcony with mountain views.

Features of the ROCHA Exclusivo apartamento are:

  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Toiletries
  • Ski rental
  • Mountain views

View more information about the hotel here

Best 15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels – Medium-range Hotels

Hotel Apartamentos Trevenque***

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Hotel Apartamentos Trevenque

Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, 54 yards from the Al Andalus cable car, the Hotel Apartamentos Trevenque offers a variety of apartments from which you can choose for your next holiday.

The apartments are divided into studios for two people, one-bedroom apartments for four people, and two-bedroom apartments for six people.

All apartments come with a fully fitted kitchenette and microwave oven and offer views of the mountains or valley.

Features at the Hotel Apartamentos Trevenque include:

  • Underground parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Cafe/bar
  • Games room
  • Direct access to slopes
  • Sale of ski passes
  • Ski storage

To book a room in the Hotel Apartamentos Trevenque click here. 

Inside Plaza Sierra Nevada***

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Inside Plaza Sierra Nevada

Designed especially for skiers, the Inside Plaza Sierra Nevada apartments are located in the heart of the ski resort. 

They offer spacious apartments with everything you need to enjoy a few days of skiing in the Sierra Nevada. 

Offering spectacular views of the mountains and valley, the Inside Plaza Sierra Nevada has apartments that range from studios for two people up to super duplex apartments large enough for ten people. 

All apartments at Inside Plaza Sierra Nevada have central heating, a fully equipped kitchen, and a flat-screen TV. 

Features at the Inside Plaza Sierra Nevada include:

  • Direct access to slopes
  • Sale of ski passes
  • Ski equipment rental at the accommodation
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Adapted for wheelchairs
  • Small supermarket 

Take a look at the hotel here.

TODOSIERRANEVADA ZONA BAJA ***

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, TODOSIERRANEVADA ZONA BAJA

The TODOSIERRANEVADA ZONA BAJA apartments are located next to the Telecabinas at the foot of the Sierra Nevada ski slopes.

The fully equipped one, two, or three-bedroom apartments offer a spacious living-dining area and a kitchenette. 

Nearby you will find all amenities, including shops, bars, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, and shops that sell ski equipment.

Features at the TODOSIERRANEVADA ZONA BAJA – MONTBLANC VISTAS A LA MONTA include:

  • Direct access to slopes
  • Sale of ski passes
  • Ski equipment rental at the accommodation
  • Terrace / solarium
  • Pets are allowed on request
  • Babysitting/child services 
  • Laundry service
  • Free WiFiPrivate parking on-site (17€ per day)
  • Soundproof rooms

See more information here.

Hotel GHM Monachil***

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Hotel GHM Monachil

The main attraction of the Hotel GHM Monachil is its location at the foot of the piste, which allows you to ski door to door.

People learning to ski like this hotel also as there is a novice ski slope and lift less than 200 yards from the hotel.

By using the Parador I Chair Lift, hotel guests can get to and from the center of Pradollano in five minutes.

The family-friendly alpine-style Hotel GHM Monachil has 80 rooms with en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, and a flat-screen TV.

Dining options include an A la carte restaurant for main meals and a terrace-snack bar with sun loungers and views of the mountains.

The hotel offers a spa and health club and has facilities for renting skis.

Features at the Hotel GHM Monachil include:

  • Direct access to the slopes
  • Good location for novice skiers
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Sun Terrace
  • A games room with a pool table
  • Free WiFi

Learn more about the Hotel GHM Monachil here. 

Best 15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels – Budget Hotels

Apartamentos Boabdil **

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Apartamentos Boabdil

The Apartamentos Boabdil offers a selection of modern apartments and secure underground parking. 

Despite being located one and a quarter miles above Pradollano, it is very close to the ski station and lifts. 

All apartments come with towels and bed linens and a 42 -inch flat-screen TV and sofa bed.

Ideally suited for families and budget-minded travelers, the apartments offer excellent value for the money. 

The Boabdil Apartments also offer the rental of ski equipment and sell passes for the slopes.

Features at the apartments include:

  • Kitchenette
  • Towels & linens 
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Free WiFi
  • Secured parking
  • Ski-to-door 
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site

Learn more by clicking here. 

Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin**

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin

Located within a short walk to the Virgen de Las Nieves ski lift in the upper part of the resort, the Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin offers bright, spacious apartments with an alpine-like feel. 

All the bedrooms in the Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin have spectacular mountain views and come with a fully equipped kitchenette, television, and free WiFi. 

The Apartamentos Pepe Martin is a family-run establishment where the owner lives on site. Ski passes can be purchased at the Virgen de las Nieves ski lift. 

Features at the Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin include:

  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free WiFi
  • Mountain views

Check out more about Apartamentos Kilimanjaro Pepe Marin here. 

Apartamentos GHM Plaza***

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Apartamentos GHM Plaza

Conveniently located in the center of the resort surrounded by shops, bars, and restaurants, the 3-star Apartamentos GHM Plaza is still only 100 yards from the slopes. 

The Apartamentos GHM Plaza offers two types of apartments for rent, a standard size that sleeps four people and a deluxe apartment that sleeps six. 

All apartments have a balcony and mountain views, a private bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchenette, flat-screen TV, and free WiFi. Towels and bed linen are provided free of charge.

Features at the Apartamentos GHM Plaza include:

  • Parking garage
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Kitchenette
  • Seating area
  • Private bathroom
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free WiFi

See more about the Apartamentos GHM Plaza offers here

Hotel Reino Nevado***

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Hotel Reino Nevado

Located about a mile from the center of the village, the Hotel Reino Nevado offers spacious rooms with private bathrooms. 

The hotel has a 24-hour reception desk, on-site restaurant, and terrace where you can have a drink while admiring views of the village below. 

The rustic-style restaurant serves local and international dishes, and there is a seating area with an open fireplace. Free WiFi is available in the reception area of the hotel.

Features at the Apartamentos GHM Plaza include:

  • Private parking on-site (fee)
  • 24 hours reception
  • Shared lounge / TV area
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Terrace
  • Sale of ski passes

Check the prices and the room features at the Apartamentos GHM Plaza here.

Best 15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels with Pool

Al lado de Plaza con piscina en temporada

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, Al lado de Plaza con piscina en temporada

Located a stone’s throw from the Plaza de Pradollano, the Al lado de Plaza con piscina en temporada (seasonal pool) is a private one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with an indoor community swimming pool.

The apartment offers a fully fitted kitchen and has free WiFi. Towels and linens are provided, and pets are welcome by request. Private parking is available nearby for a daily fee. 

Features at the Al lado de Plaza con piscina en temporada include:

  • Indoor swimming pool (seasonal)
  • Sitting area
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Nearby parking

Look at the pictures and the prices here

HG Maribel

15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels, HG Maribel

Offering direct access to the ski slopes from the hotels’ terrace, the HG Maribel gives guests the option of booking double, triple, quadruple, and suite rooms. 

All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV, minibar, and safe. Only open during the ski season (December-April), the HG Maribel also has its own ski room and equipment rental shop. 

Features at the HG Maribel include:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar-Cafeteria with terrace
  • Restaurant Buffet Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Games room
  • Ski rental
  • Free minibus to Plaza Pradollano

To take a look at the HG Maribel offer, go here.

Our top picks from the Best 15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels

El Lodge, Ski & Spa

Arguably one of the best places to stay in the Sierra Nevada is El Lodge, Ski & Spa – a boutique hotel that offers guests an Alpine-style building that blends in with the mountains. 

As a member of the globally recognized Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), El Lodge, Ski & Spa is a luxurious hotel where you can kick back and relax. 

Focused primarily on people looking to ski, the hotel is also an excellent choice for non-skiers too with its large terrace and heated indoor-outdoor swimming pools.

Our second pick would be Melia Sierra Nevada – an ideal place to stay while skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

As Pradollano’s first 4-star hotel, it remains a resort flagship property, attracting celebrities and sports stars from around the world. 

Tastefully furnished using wood and stone, guests at the Melia Sierra Nevada especially love its third-floor YHI Wellness Spa, which is free of charge. 

Near to all the shops, bars, and restaurants and most importantly the ski lifts you can park your car and forget about it during your stay.

Offering excellent value for money, the spacious Apartamentos Boabdil is located in the upper village close to the 5-star Hotel Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya, is our 3 choice.

One of the resort’s main ski lifts is located 100 yards away, allowing you to hit the slopes or take the chair lift down to the town center. 

The Apartamentos Boabdil offers secure underground parking and provides guests a warm cozy place to stay during their ski vacation. 

Getting Around Sierra Nevada

Compared to the large ski resorts found in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, the Sierra Nevada is a relatively small resort that packs a big punch. 

Because of its elevation at nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, it is possible to ski the Sierra Nevada from December until May. 

It is also one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and have lunch at the beach. If you are looking for things to do in Sierra Nevada ski resort, know you won’t be disappointed.

Here you can try some of the best Andalucian food to keep hunger at bay. 

Paella and Patatas a lo Pobre are a must when visiting this area, but feel free to try other Spanish recipes, such as the famous Gambas al Pil Pil

Most people arriving in the Sierra Nevada arrive by car, but it is possible to catch a bus from the central bus station in Granada. 

During the ski season, Tocina runs three buses a day at 08:00, 10:00, 15:00, and 17:00. The journey takes around 45 minutes and costs 9.00€ for a roundtrip ticket.

Once in Pradollano, it can be challenging to find on-street parking; there are several private parking garages where you can leave your car. 

While Pradollano offers a local bus service, it is more convenient to use a taxi, especially if going out at night.

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Short FAQ about the 15 Best Sierra Nevada Hotels


What hotels in the Sierra Nevada have nice views?

While nearly all the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort hotels have nice views, some are better than others. If you are looking for something special, opt for a hotel away from the center of town and always inquire about the view when booking.

How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Sierra Nevada?

In the Sierra Nevada National Park 5-star hotels, and 4-star hotels can be pretty expensive, especially over the Christmas, New Year, and Three Kings celebrations.

Weekends can be costly also due to demand, but if you can get away and visit during the week, it is possible to stay in a fancy hotel for around 150€ per night.

For a nice hotel that is family-friendly and has 3-stars or 2-stars, outside of the holidays, you can expect to pay around 80€ per night.

What is the Sierra Nevada known for?

The Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia, Southern Spain, are best known for snow-capped peaks and the ski resort at Pradollano.

The Sierra Nevada National Park is a haven for hikers, rock climbers, and people who love getting close to nature during the summer months.

At the lower elevations, the pretty white-washed villages known collectively as Las Alpujarras are a great place to sample regional cooking.