Ercilla de Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain

Hotel chosen for:
Open Collection Principles

The Vision

Built on an inspiration to create an experience beyond the commonplace

The Unique Design

Hotels with a thoughtfulness and dedicated purpose to their design

The Mark of Craft

Unique experiences rooted in the hotel's personality

The Place

Connected to its surroundings, this hotel is woven into the fabric of its locale

A remarkable setting in a remarkable city


Few hotels would feel at ease in a city like Bilbao. It requires excitement, sophistication and beauty. Happily, Ercilla de Bilbao has them all in abundance.

Most hotels would be daunted at the prospect of having Joaquín Rucoba’s Teatro Arriaga and Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim as neighbors. But not Ercilla de Bilbao; as countless celebrities, politicians, artists and entrepreneurs who’ve been guests over many decades will happily confirm. Both the historical and contemporary significance of the city have found – in Ercilla – a hotel truly worthy of Bilbao.

Attention to detail is everything at Ercilla de Bilbao, and it operates within an eccentric Anglo-Basque culture. While the porters’ pristine uniforms may be notably British, their greetings will feel a little more local in their warmth. The glamor runs, with a chic 70s flavor, all the way from El Bar on the ground floor to La Terraza a dozen stories above. From the latter, you can gaze across the Basque country with a cocktail in your hand as the sun sets. The hotel even has its own exclusive society – La Sociedad – for guests and Bilbao residents, which offers unique events, experiences, and perks.

Ercilla Kalea, 37-39, 48011 Bilbao, Spain