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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

  • Paseo Republica Argentina, 4
    San Sebastian, 20004
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Meetings & Events Overview

Our four internationally renowned meeting and banquet rooms accommodate up to 650 guests and can be customized for every type of occasion. Whether hosting a convention, corporate meeting, congress, buffet reception, or private gala, Hotel Maria Cristina ensures an unforgettable event.

Our guest rooms and suites have welcomed royalty, political personalities, artists, screen stars, and international socialites who have come to attend weddings, celebrations, and other events in the hotel. Exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding clients, our professional staff will do their best to fulfill hosts’ and guests’ every desire.

In addition to supreme service, legendary grandeur fills each room. Large windows are draped with floor length curtains chosen to match the classic ceiling moldings that are coordinated with event appropriate furnishings. The latest in technology is supplied to enable easy presentation and exhibition.


Complete customization online. Specially wired with a state-of-the-art 3D interface, Virtual Meeting Planner allows you to virtually navigate Hotel Maria Cristina, viewing room layouts and selecting your ideal venue prior to arrival. Of course we are also happy to adapt any venue to fit your needs.

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Meetings at a Glance
Number of Guest Rooms: 139
Number of Meeting Spaces: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 280
Largest Meeting Room Size: 282 m²
3,035 ft²

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Detailed Specifications

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Property Type: Urban
Year Built: 1912
No. of Buildings: 1
Total Floors: 5
Casino: Yes
Number of Meeting Spaces: 3
Total Meeting Room Size: 597 m²
6,426 ft²
Largest Meeting Room Size: 282 m²
3,035 ft²
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 280
Smallest Meeting Room Size: 109 m²
1,173 ft²
Smallest Meeting Room Capacity: 109

Guest Rooms

Check in Time: 3:00 PM
Check out Time: 12:00 PM
Number of Guest Rooms: 139
In-Guest Room Internet: Wireless High Speed Internet Access in Public Areas
Wireless High Speed Internet Access in Guest Rooms


Health Club /
Fitness Ctr.:
Fitness Center

Local Area & Attractions

Time Zone: CET
Nearby Airports: San Sebastian Airport
Airport Code: EAS
Airport Distance: 16 Kilometers
10 Miles
Local Area:

Rising majestically above the vivacious historic city center of San Sebastian, Hotel Maria Cristina is supremely surrounded by promenades and gardens. This landmark building is situated between the white sand beaches and colorful buildings of La Concha and La Zurriola; our reception desk can provide beach towels. Adjacent to the hotel are the Urumea River and Victoria Eugenia Theatre. Just opposite—on the other side of the river—is the Kursaal Congressional Palace. Three surrounding hills, Mount Urgull, the Castillo de la Mota, and the Mount Igueldo, delineate the city limits.

As the capital of Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian is a city where visitors co-exist seamlessly with the approximately 180,000 locals who frequent the city’s esteemed restaurants, world-class casino, and Zubieta Race Track. The vast selection of cultural activities includes year-round options San Telmo Museum, Balenciaga Museum and the Aquarium. Annual head-line events are the International Film Festival, Musical Fortnight, and Jazz Festival. The Fantasy and Horror Film Festival and Theatre Festival are exciting options for the adventurous. Gipuzkoa is also a recent discovery of the golf world. The winding Cantabric coast lined with small fishing villages, beaches, cliffs, and rocky coves presents a contrasting landscape perfect for the picturesque sport.

As a result of an astonishing 16 Michelin stars bestowed upon San Sebastian restaurants, culinary aficionados congregate here to sample distinctive Basque cuisine.

Our Concierge recommends the following as distinct local spots and activities:

  • El Peine de los Vientos: An incomparable stop at the foot of Mount Igeldo.
  • Walking Around: A simple stroll around San Sebastian, referred to as the pearl of the Cantabric Sea, is unforgettable.
  • The Old Quarter: The perfect place for authentic shopping, this area is also home to the best bars, which serve the city’s famous Pintxos, small portions of food particular to Basque Country.
  • Surrounding Area: The nearby towns of Getaria, Pasajes San Juan, and Fuenterrabia are exceptional cultural excursions, as are the French towns San Juan De Luz, Biarritz, and Hendaya.

The official language of San Sebastian is Spanish. The currency is the Euro and the electrical system is standard European 220 Volt.

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Transportation & Parking

Parking Fees:

We are pleased to offer public parking facilities for our guests next to the hotel. Our 24-hour parking and valet services are subject to a fee. Valet service is subject to availability.

The parking space is covered. Parking spaces cannot be pre-booked. If the hotel’s parking facilities are full, several public parking spaces are available for a fee around the hotel.

Please contact our concierge with any questions.

Green Meetings & Sustainability

Environmental Practices:

Energy & Water Conservation:

  • High-efficiency lighting in guestrooms
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Water conserving fixtures
  • Smart irrigation practices
  • Regular preventive maintenance

Waste Minimization & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing:

  • Recycling
  • Dumpster monitoring
  • Organic waste composting
  • Elimination of styrofoam packaging
  • Environmentally preferred suppliers
  • Environmentally preferred products
  • Amenity management
  • Alternatives to plastic bottled water
  • Sustainable food and beverage options

Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality:

  • Green Housekeeping
  • Integrated pest management practices
  • Low-emitting materials, such as paints, flooring and furniture

Raising Awareness:

  • Property-level Green Council
  • Sustainable Meetings Practices

Safety & Security

Fees & Taxes

Local Currency: Euro
Currency Code: EUR
Valet Parking Fees: 40

Policies & Procedures

Payment Methods:
  • VISA

AV & Technology

Rooms & Floor Plans

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Room Dimensions & Capacities

Room Name KeyKey Space DimensionsDim. (l x w) Space Total AreaArea Space HeightHeight Capacity for Banquet style set-upBanq. Capacity for Theatre style setupThtr. Capacity for Conference style set-upConf. Capacity for Reception style set-upRec. Capacity for Classroom style set-upClass Capacity for U-Shaped style set-upU-Shp. Capacity for H-Square style set-upH. Sq. Capacity for Dinner with Dance FloorDinner Dance
Elcano 18.20 m. x 11.30 m.
59.71 ft. x 37.07 ft.
206.00 m²
2,217.37 ft²
5.50 m.
18.04 ft.
144 150 40 206 100 40
Ibaia 36.20 m. x 7.82 m.
118.77 ft. x 25.66 ft.
282.00 m²
3,035.42 ft²
5.50 m.
18.04 ft.
230 280 80 280 180 80
Study Room 7.70 m. x 4.28 m.
25.26 ft. x 14.04 ft.
32.00 m²
344.45 ft²
3.22 m.
10.56 ft.
Zubia 12.25 m. x 8.90 m.
40.19 ft. x 29.20 ft.
109.00 m²
1,173.27 ft²
5.50 m.
18.04 ft.
80 90 35 109 60 38

Floor Plans

Catering, Banquets & Dining

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On-Property Dining

Ezcaray by Francis Paniego

After last summer’s great success, this year the Hotel Maria Cristina has the pleasure to present the Restaurante Ezcaray by Francis Paniego.

Suitable for Business Meetings: Yes

Café Saigon

Perfectly integrated in the hotel’s classic, elegant atmosphere, Café Saigon is a unique space, with spectacular views of the historic Victoria Eugenia Theatre, and a refined Asian menu with specialties from Indochina, Japan, Vietnam, and elsewhere.

Suitable for Business Meetings: Yes

Dry San Sebastián Bar

Combining tradition with innovation, Hotel Maria Cristina’s welcoming Dry San Sebastián Bar is a renowned meeting and socializing establishment among San Sebastian’s social and cultural sets. It also pays homage to glamorous guests of the past.

Suitable for Business Meetings: Yes
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