The capital of Cantabria, Santander is a wonderful choice for those looking for a unique holiday in Spain. Though the town boasts all the typical resort attractions such as gorgeous sandy beaches and stunning historic buildings, it is a fresh and exciting option with an upmarket feel. Finding accommodation in Santander is a real joy, with a hotel or apartment to suit every budget or style. Whether you prefer a luxury hotel in Santander with its own spa, or whether you're looking for the perfect apartment in Santander for two, you can be sure of a wide range of options.

Santander is popular with Spanish holidaymakers as well as a friendly international crowd, and hotels in Santander highlight the many faces of this exceptional resort. Choose luxury accommodation such as the five star Hotel Real for excellent facilities and magnificent coastal views from some rooms. This hotel in Santander was built in 1917 and is a beautiful building which is well maintained and has its own spa and pool.

Those who enjoy the ambience of a boutique hotel in Santander will adore Jardin Secreto, a family run hotel with a home from home feel. Enjoy coffee and muffins in the garden each morning, or make this wonderful establishment your base for exploring the many historic sights nearby, such as the magnificent Cathedral of Santander or the famous lighthouse.

Fun loving holidaymakers might like to try their luck at the Gran Casino del Sardinero which can be found in the Plaza de Italia in El Sardinero. Having your own apartment in the resort allows you to come and go as you please, while apartment hotels give you the best of both worlds. The Hotel Apartamentos Don Carlos is just a short walk from the beaches and the casino, and wheelchair access makes it ideal for disabled travellers.

Try some of the friendly budget hotels in Santander for family holidays, or go for good mid range accommodation like the Hotel Chiqui. The Chateau la Roca is another middle range option which enjoys a quieter location on the outskirts of town.

Santander is easy to reach from the UK with ferries from Portsmouth departing to Spain daily, and with so many great apartments and hotels to choose from, any time of year is ideal for a holiday or break with family or friends.