Terms and Conditions

Your reservations are done directly with the Paradores through our online system and your card will be used to pay for the reservation.

Booking :
Your booking is confirmed with the credit card used at the time of reservation as guarantee. You will be charged in US$. You can choose to lock in the exchange rate and the price in US$ at the time of booking or choose to pay 30 days prior to your arrival date at whatever the applicable exchange rate is going to be for EUR-US$.

A PREPAID VOUCHER will be given to you for your reservation once the payment is processed.

Cancellation :
For Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to date of arrival, there are no cancellation fees. Cancellations need to be done online on our site or by calling us. Email / phone cancellations are available only Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM EST. 

For cancellation Less than 3 days prior to date of arrival or a NO SHOW, there is a retention charge equivalent to one night will be charged.
Cancellations need to be received in writing to be processed or can be done online.

REFUNDS :

Any refunds are subject to Administrative fees of 15% on refund amount once the credit card is charged for payment towards a reservation.

 

Want to know more about this parador

The Hostal de San Marcos is one of the most extraordinary historic hotels on the Old Continent. Construction of the building was begun in the 16th century, together with the bridge across the River Bernesga in the outskirts of León. It was built to house the peninsula's western headquarters for the Military Order of Saint James. The project was financed by King Ferdinand the Catholic. The magnificent hotel is a museum of stately function rooms, with a spectacular cloister and chapter house; spacious, elegant guest rooms; a library; and a wonderful restaurant that offersbeautifully prepared traditional cuisine.

Some of the most prestigious architects and sculptors in the country and neighboring France worked on the carved façade, cloister, church and magnificent choir stalls. Its thick walls bore witness to important episodes in our history: they hosted the order’s chapter meetings, served as a place of confinement for such illustrious figures as writer Francisco Quevedo, and witnessed tragic periods, including its use as a concentration camp during the Spanish Civil War.

Over many centuries, as the friars tended the battered bodies of pilgrims, the knights of the order retook the peninsula from the Arabs. San Marcos was like a city in miniature, with animal pens, gardens, storehouses, stables, a wine cellar and a jail, as well as a corps of clerics, health workers and servants.

Today, the Hostal continues to take in travelers from all over the world, offering them the opportunity to experience history. During a stay in this exceptional building, guests can discover the grandeur of a unique city whose heritage reflects its past status as capital of the kingdom and its key role over so many centuries.

León is blessed with such beautiful treasures as its Gothic cathedral, which contains some of the most gorgeous stained glass windows in Europe; the Romanesque frescoes at San Isidro Collegiate Church, known as the Romanesque Sistine Chapel; and the most impressive Plateresque style façade, that of the Parador itself.

It is difficult to get a true feel for the city without visiting the old quarter, or without enjoying tapas in the Húmedo neighborhood, without strolling through San Martín Square and Las Palomas Square, without following the routes of the Way of St. James, the Roman Route, the Jewish Route and the Route of the Fountains. León is synonymous with eternal beauty, a wonderful legacy of the past which will leave no visitor indifferent.

 

GPS Coordinates X : 42.602473 - Y : -5.58187

Means of Transport Airport:6km , Port:km , Train:1km

The Parador is located on Plaza de San Marcos (San Marcos Square), near the bridge of the same name. Follow signs for the Edificio Histórico Monumental San Marcos.

 

Enjoy the Services

  • air conditioning
  • elevator
  • bar
  • safe
  • heating
  • foreign exchange
  • Canal+
  • conferences and meetings
  • handicapped facilities
  • garden
  • laundry
  • mini-bar
  • no animals
  • parking
  • restaurant
  • hairdryer in guest rooms
  • credit cards
  • telephone in guest rooms
  • TV in guest rooms
  • wi-fi

 

León monumental
Cathedral
 San Isidoro
Casa Botines
Palacio de los Guzmanes
Barrio Húmedo
Museo de León, etcMUSAC (Castile and León Museum of Modern Art)
Whose building has been awarded the European Union Prize for Modern Architecture
Mies van der Rohe AwardMonasteries and archaeological sites route
City of Lancia
La Griega
The Roman Villa of Navatejera, etcAstorga and the Maragata area (46 km)Castrillo de los Polvazares (50 km)Las Médulas (125 km)Cares route (125 km)Valperquero caves (43 km)

  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Regional bowling games
  • Soccer field
  • Golf course (5 km)
  • Big and small game hunting
  • Cycling tourism
  • Consultar con el Parador
  • Downhill skiing
  • Hiking
  • Frontenis
  • Indoor soccer
  • Soccer
  • Indoor soccer
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • River surfing
  • Massages
  • Jet-skiing
  • Paddle tennis
  • Trout fishing
  • Mushroom picking
  • Horseback trail rides
  • Nature tours
  • Ecology tours
  • Tennis
  • City tours
  • Cultural tours of the city
  • Winery tours

 

You can find this parador featured in the following popular routes:

Paradors of Northen Spain - 6 nights
Discover destinations in North Western Spain like Santiago de Compostela and other paradores along one of the routes of St. James.
The Way to Santiago - 7 nights
This route passes through some of the most representative places on the Pilgrims' Way, ending by the very doors of the Cathedral in the Plaza del Obradoiro.
THE ROUTE OF SANTIAGO II (7 NOCHES) - 7 nights
Through this route, you may visit the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, in which -according to tradition- the tomb of Saint James the Elder is. The Saint James Way has been declared by the UNESCO World Heritage and by the Council of Europe "European Cultural Itinerary".
THE ROUTE OFTHE KINGDOM OF LEON - 7 nights
This Route invites you to make a trip through spectacular natural landscapes with many buildings with their own character, as well as areas of famous wine. 1100th Anniversary of the Kingdom of León (910 - 2010)
ROUTE OF THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES I - 7 nights
During 2010, a Holy Year, pilgrims may get the Jubilee. To get it, one of the prerequisites is to visit the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, in which -according to tradition- the tomb of Saint James the Elder is. The Saint James Way has been declared by the UNESCO World Heritage and by the Council of Europe "European Cultural Itinerary".
SILVER ROUTE II - 7 nights
The Silver Route has been the natural route linking the Bay of Biscay with the Andalusian Atlantic coastline from olden times. Romans took advantage to build a road to transport precious silver, leaving behind the base of a major legacy taking you through history.