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“Special location and some charm, but not a good hotel.”
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Hotel America
Ranked #73 of 122 Hotels in Granada
San Francisco CA
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Special location and some charm, but not a good hotel.”
Reviewed 19 October 2010

This hotel is on the grounds of the Alhambra. While that is excellent for seeing the Alhambra, it is out of the way for the restaurants etc of Granada. The rooms are old, rather poorly maintained and borderline seedy.
The breakfast at the hotel was the worst in Spain, both for food provided and service.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

While I generally would recommend this place, I would have a couple of caveats: 1), the location is great for the Alhambra, but not for anything else in Granada and 2) the place needs a reno, particularly with respect to the bathrooms - cracked and patched tile, inadequate provisions for keeping water from escaping the shower.

  • Stayed October 2010
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germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2010

Just returned from Spain and stayed 2 nights in hotel America.
Staff was friendly, location great except need a car or taxi. The bus stop is 10 mins from the hotel but anyway taxi is not expensive at all. We paid 5 euro from city centre to the hotel.

One thing though, the bed is quite hard :(

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

My friend and I made a terrible mistake by thinking that we can walk to the hotel from the ticket office of the mournment with our heavy luggages. We were expecting a 5 mins walk (as suggested by a staff at Information) but it turned out to be a 30-min ordeal.

Since our for the mournumnet is the next day, we cannot get through from the main entrance. The website of the hotel suggested that we acess through the 'Puerta de la Justicia'. But the walk unexpectedly involved an upslope of pebble road. We called the hotel and checked if there was another way. They said the pebble road is the only option, or else we have to take a taxi (no where to be found). Later we found that the walk would be much easier if we take the road next to the 'Puerta de la Justicia'.

But despite all that, the room is nice and staff are very friendly. They helped us with our luggages up the stairs (no lift) and are very patient in giving directions to visit the city.

The room has no tv (if it's a concern for you), and the air-con is timed, which made my friend woke up sweating all over.

The next morning we paid a visit to the Alhambra we forgot to checkout before noon (our fault), and we had our luggages kicked out of the room and put in the restaurant (not in service at the time). Luckily we had all our stuff well packed.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

2nd time of staying and the bustle through the day and tranquility at night are all you could ask for in terms of location.The staff are exceptional in their care and concern for guests and the accommodation and prices are truly great - sleep in a stylish room and breakfast in an amazing courtyard - it does not get any better within the precincts of the fabulous Alhambra - it`s on the doorstep! Just a few minutes away from this iconic Moorish masterpiece,a good downhill walk and you are in the old quarter of Granada with a lot to see and explore. The Hotel America is one of the best Andalusian places we have stayed - if you want an all swinging,every thing you can get at any time you want it place then think again,but if you want true Andalusian hospitality in a tranquil setting, in one of the most magnificent places in Spain,then we recommend Hotel America. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2010

Lovely hotel, very friendly staff, (the housekeeper didn't seem at all irritated at having to change the bedsheets again after our son accidentally peed on the bed), good breakfasts served away from the guestrooms to avoid disturbing those of us who were sleeping in, and a lovely courtyard for a wonderful lunch. The location was fabulous if you're in Granada to see the Alhambra, and there were 2 very frequent and convenient buses to take us directly into town for dinner and other sights.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Stockport
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2010

The Hotel America is in a great location, next to the Alhambra, and if you want to see as much of this as possible, then the location is just right. No dinners are served, and if you want n evening meal, then the city of Granada is your best bet. Breakfast are expensive, with little choice or variety. The rooms are clean and comfy, and because all the tourists are gone by late afternoon, the place is very quiet at night.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel America
Address: Calle Real de La Alhambra 53, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Realejo - San Matias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel America 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family hotel is located within the Alhambra citadel. Its exceptional location enables you to enjoy the calm of the Alhambra. There, you will be also close to Granada's down town, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. This beautiful building was built at the beginning of the 19th century.This is a charming hotel with 17 rooms in Granada. Every room is individually furnished and customized. Some rooms are pointed to the Hotel Patio-Garden and, other ones, to the Real de la Alhambra Street, which offer views to the Generalife Gardens and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Anyway, you will enjoy an enviable calm when the Alhambra monument will be closed for visitors. Equipment: private bathroom or shower with hairdryer, phone, central heating and air conditioning. Every room is individually furnished and they offer large and modern facilities within a building from the beginning of the 19th century. It gives a warm and welcoming style, where you will feel yourself as if you were at home. There is a strongbox at the reception desk. ... more   less 
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