Pamplona Hotels Near the Running of the Bulls

Finding Pamplona hotels during the Running of the Bulls® can be a daunting task. The best hotel rooms sell out between January and March, so expect to pay a premium, especially for hotels in Pamplona’s Casco Viejo (old town) and on the opening days of the San Fermin Festival.

Save up to 45% on your Pamplona Hotel

Here’s how to save on your Running of the Bulls Hotel:

  • Book your room for an arrival date after July 7th if your dates are flexible and you’re comfortable without seeing the Opening Ceremonies. Prices drop can drop as much as 45% from July 7th to July 8th or 9th.
  • Book through us to get access to our pre-negotiated rates and rooms. We’re the largest booker of hotel rooms in Pamplona during the festival, so we can get rooms and rates you won’t find online.
  • Book your room with one of our Running of the Bulls ® Travel Packages. Our travel packages give you the very best deal on a hotel room. By bundling the room with Pamplona balconies, bullfight tickets, apparel, and more, you’ll pay far less than if you were to book each piece separately.

Call us at +1-305-407-2240 or email us at [email protected] to check current availability, because the city is filling up fast.

Hotels in Pamplona Spain

When it comes to San Fermin Festival lodging options, location is extremely important, as you can’t count on taxis or public transportation to get you to activities during peak hours. We suggest booking a hotel within walking distance, or go with one of our Host Hotels, which includes free roundtrip shuttle service to the festival events.

If you’re interested in travel advice for your entire trip, we highly suggest completing our Pamplona Expert Travel Advice form.

We’ve worked with almost every hotel in Pamplona and can highly recommend the following options for a comfortable and convenient stay during the Running of the Bulls®.


Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa

This posh boutique hotel is located less than 4.5 miles from Pamplona in the picturesque suburb of Gorraiz. Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz is surrounded by lush countryside and boasts an upscale spa and 18-hole golf course. If you’re looking for dramatic glamour, an Old World ambiance replete with Baroque chandeliers and heavy velvet curtains, this 5-star property does not disappoint. The hotel offers free transport to and from Pamplona during the San Fermin festivities and dazzles with its commanding views, extraordinary castle setting and lavish facilities.

  • Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa

    The Castillo de Gorraiz, a 4-star boutique hotel, that combines the tranquility of its setting with elegance and sophistication. If your desire is to enjoy the Running of the Bulls but also relax, this is the place for you. Experience the beautiful countryside around Pamplona, along with an outstanding spa and 18-hole golf course facilities. Only a 15-minute drive from Pamplona’s city center, free shuttles operate 24 hours a day, making it easy for you to enjoy the festival or come back for an afternoon siesta between activities. This hotel can be booked as part of one of our Pamplona Tour Packages.
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Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz highlights:

  • 4 star service
  • 24/7 shuttle to and from Pamplona city center
  • Peaceful respite from the fiesta when you need quiet
  • Stay in a modern extension of a beautiful 17th century castle
  • 84 climate-controlled rooms
  • Gourmet restaurant and bar
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Golf course
  • Sauna and spa
  • Steam Room/Turkish Bath
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis Court
  • Library & Lounge
  • Gardens with walking trails
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicap accessible

Hotel Maisonnave

Hotel Maisonnave Pamplona is right in the middle of the city’s historic center. Comfortable and, with the fiesta right at your doorstep, this charming hotel is a perfect place to stay for those making the most of the Running of the Bulls. The modern rooms are immaculately kept and feature amazing city views. There is a parking garage on the premises.

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    Hotel Maisonnave

    The Hotel Maisonnave, one of the premier Pamplona hotels, nestled in the heart of the city, is your ideal accommodation during San Fermin. Situated amidst the vibrant festivities, this hotel offers comfort and convenience for your stay. With its restaurant and bar, gym, and sauna, you'll have everything you need to unwind after a day of revelry. Just steps away from the city's main attractions, you can easily explore Pamplona's charm and excitement. Book your stay here as part of our Premiere City Center Pamplona tour packages for a seamless and unforgettable experience.
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Hotel Maisonnave highlights:

  • 4 star service
  • Standard rooms, suites and family rooms
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Gym
  • Coffee Service
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Satellite TV
  • Climate controlled rooms

Gran Hotel La Perla

Gran Hotel La Perla, located directly on Plaza del Castillo, stands as one of the best hotels in Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. Its central position offers easy access to the city’s main attractions, including the lively San Fermin festivities. With refined accommodations and impeccable service, Gran Hotel La Perla provides a memorable experience for guests exploring Pamplona’s rich culture and heritage.

This hotel is most famous for hosting Ernest Hemingway during his visits to San Fermin, and still maintains the same room he stayed in all those years ago.

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    Gran Hotel La Perla

    Nestled in the heart of Pamplona, Spain, the Gran Hotel La Perla stands as one of the city's most iconic and luxurious Pamplona hotels, offering an unparalleled experience during your stay, especially if you're here for San Fermin. Situated amidst the fervent energy of the festival, this historic hotel provides a haven of comfort and convenience. Indulge in the elegant ambiance and exceptional service as you unwind in the cozy rooms adorned with classic decor that Hemingway himself once stayed in. With its exquisite restaurant serving delectable local cuisine and a sophisticated cocktail bar, the Gran Hotel La Perla ensures that every aspect of your stay is filled with relaxation and indulgence. After a day of revelry, retreat to your elegant room and rejuvenate yourself for the next day's adventures. Conveniently located just steps away from Pamplona's main attractions, including the Plaza del Castillo and the Pamplona Cathedral, you'll have easy access to explore the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Whether you're here to experience the excitement of San Fermin or to explore the charm of Pamplona, the Gran Hotel La Perla promises an unforgettable stay. Book your accommodation at Gran Hotel La Perla as part of our exclusive Pamplona tour packages, designed to offer you a seamless and immersive experience in this enchanting city. Experience luxury, comfort, and unparalleled hospitality at Gran Hotel La Perla, your gateway to the heart of Pamplona.
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Gran Hotel La Perla highlights:

  • 5 star service
  • Beautiful, themed rooms
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High-end restaurant & bar
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • Room service
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Satellite TV
  • Climate controlled rooms

Pamplona Neighborhoods

The historic capital of Navarra has a number of diverse neighborhoods, each with their own ambience and character. From gothic cathedrals and medieval landmarks to modern high rises, Pamplona is a city of both deep-rooted traditions and modern innovation. These are some of the best locations in which to experience the sights, sounds and excitement of the San Fermin Festival.

Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, or Old Town, is home to the unabashed revelry of the San Fermin Festival. The Old Quarter is brimming with winding cobbled roads, gorgeous architecture and many of Pamplona’s key tourist attractions including the Plaza de Castillo, where concerts and parties are staged during the 9-day fiesta. This highly walkable neighborhood is framed by the beautiful Pamplona city walls, built as a strategic defense between the 16th and 18th centuries. Beyond its historic landmarks and contemporary museums, Casco Viejo boasts incredible shopping, dining and nightlife. The area’s best bars and eateries can be found in Old Town’s “seven streets” of Somera, Carnicería Vieja, Artecalle, Belosticalle, Tendería, Barrencalle and Barrencalle Barrena. Be sure to visit the iconic Café Iruna – established in 1888 — a beloved hang-out of Ernest Hemingway.

Primer Ensanche

Primer Ensanche is home to the famed Plaza del Toros, where the bulls make their frenzied dash during the San Fermin Festival. This district was created from 1890-1900 to accommodate Casco Viejo’s burgeoning population. Primer Ensanche, which means the “first expansion,” is located outside of the Old Citadel southeast of Casco Viejo and features some of Pamplona’s most coveted real estate. Here, visitors will discover beautiful residences, upscale shops, pubs and the emblematic Monumento al Encierro—an impressive life-size sculpture that captures the drama of the bull run.

San Juan

Created in the mid 1960’s, the Pamplona neighborhood of San Juan is situated south of the Citadel, about five minutes from Casco Viejo. This cosmopolitan suburb is characterized by tony residential developments, plazas, pretty churches and government establishments like the Palace of Justice. One of the most notable attractions in San Juan is the Japanese-inspired Yamaguchi Park, which spans more than 85,000 square meters. Filled with ornamental ponds, bridges and oriental plant species, the park is symbolic of Pamplona’s twin city of Yamaguchi, Japan.