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Hotel Santemar

4-star beach hotel with restaurant, near Palacio de la Magdalena

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  • Garden
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  • Bathroom
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8.4.Very good.
  • This place is AMAZING, it was clean, comfortable, everything you need for a stayover or…

    Dec 17, 2020

  • A due passi dalla spiaggia e dagli autobus per arrivare in centro, camera spaziosa,…

    Aug 26, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Tourism Certified (Spain) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 350 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre

For families

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 20-minute walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 45-minute walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 3-minute walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 5-minute walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 7-minute walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room Single Use
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Family Room
  • Double Room (with sofa bed)
  • Quadruple Room, 2 Bedrooms, Connecting Rooms
  • Double Room, Sea View
  • Double Room (Free Parking)
  • Deluxe Room, Sea View
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Triple Room (3 adultos)
  • Royal Suite


  • On the waterfront
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 20-minute walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 45-minute walk

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 20-minute walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 45-minute walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 3-minute walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 5-minute walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 7-minute walk
  • El Sardinero Beach - 7-minute walk
  • Los Peligros Beach - 10-minute walk
  • Camello Beach - 10-minute walk
  • Magdalena Peninsula - 11-minute walk
  • Magdalena Beach - 14-minute walk

Getting around

  • Santander (SDR) 22-min drive
  • Santander Station 11-min drive
  • Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station) 13-min drive
  • El Astillero Guarnizo Station 21-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 350 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 11 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 15 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter


  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Santemar Santander
  • Hotel Santemar
  • Santemar Santander
  • Santemar
  • Santemar Hotel Santander
  • Hotel Santemar Hotel
  • Hotel Santemar Santander
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  • Hotel Santemar Hotel Santander

Optional extras

Self-parking costs EUR 15 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain) guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Santemar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 15 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Contactless social distancing is available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. The dining venue(s) will be unavailable from 9 September 2020 to 1 March 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Deluz (5-min walk), Max Sports Café (7-min walk) and Piquío (7-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Gran Casino del Sardinero (3-min walk) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as boogie boarding and windsurfing, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a fitness centre, an arcade and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Outdated and needs refurbishment

    Room size is decent, but decor in the whole hotel is old, outdated and used. There is even an old radio with manual rotary knobs affixed to the wall next to the beds. The only good thing there is, is a large Samsung tv

    1 night romance trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice hotel

    My room was amazing. It was very comfortable and clean

    Angelika, 3 night trip, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel was presented well and the rooms were really nice and overall quite clean. In a great location beside the beach. We enjoyed our stay here right up until we returned back to the room after being out all day to find all out clothes had been placed into the bidet! I reported it to reception who said they were going to investigate it and come back to me but I never heard anything from them. Not really acceptable but clearly they didn't care enough to come back to me.

    4 night family trip, Sep 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good location, 2 mins walk to the sandy beach, casino & restaurants nearby, spacious room with good sea view

    2 night trip with friends, Aug 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel, great location

    Very nice hotel in a great location, most enjoyable stay, loved the area and it's attractions. Will return.

    ANDREW, 4 night romance trip, Jun 6, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The hotel looks tired. It needs a good spruce-up. Dark wood everywhere. The rooms are just adequate for an over night stay only.

    1 night romance trip, Apr 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The rooms are nice and the beds are very big. Less then 5 min walk to the beach!

    4 night trip, Feb 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good location

    Good hotel convenient for ferry, beach & amenities. Saturday night did get quite noisy till late.

    Steve, 1 night trip, Sep 7, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not worth staying despite the location

    Old hotel, old rooms and The parking was extra and they charged 20 EUR per night which we thought was included.

    1 night romance trip, Jul 18, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice location in quiet area.

    There was very nice long stretch of beach and also there were very nice small parks to walk around and enjoy. Nearby is an excellent 9 hole golf course.

    Traveler, 4 night trip, Jun 24, 2018

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