I have browsed through the hotel section but I still have a question.
We will be in Malaga city one night, spend the next day, then fly out around 5:00 pm. We do not want to stay near the airport. We want a central place where we can walk to bars, shops, and perhaps catch a historical sight or two. Anyway, what area do you suggest? Do you have a particular hotel in mind? (We are of the clean, safe, convenient mindset...otherwise...)