San Sebastian, Spain
Nobu Hotel San Sebastian
What it is
An eye candy 17-room hideaway fronting the sand on La Concha Bay, with a sleek 24/7 gym, rooftop pool and a beachfront outpost of Nobu complete with a terrace bar.
What it isn't
Lacking provenance. This new Nobu is also backed by the boldfaced names that originally founded the brand, including Robert de Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
What we think
Nobu has long been known for perfecting every single detail on a plate. Guest rooms at Nobu Hotel San Sebastian are no different. No matter which room you select, starting with a 323 square foot Deluxe Guestroom, you’ll be treated like a Spanish royal with a downy bed, robes and slippers, in-room Lavazza machines, rainfall shower, and toiletries from Eight & Bob (worn by John F. Kennedy after he discovered it on vacation in the Côte d'Azur). Our favorite room here? The 374-square-foot Yuhi Suite, which we love for its floor to ceiling windows overlooking La Concha Beach.
You're here because
The only thing better than dinner at Nobu is room service from Nobu.
From your table overlooking the glimmering bay, you decide to treat yourself right. Tonight, that means the works: squid pasta in light garlic sauce; Wagyu ribeye; lobster tempura with tamari honey sauce; and so much more.
Restaurants & Bars
Nobu San Sebastian - Ocean views along with new style Japanese cuisine
Nobu Bar and Terrace - Offering light bites and signature, handcrafted cocktails
A beachfront span of San Sebastián, just across from the promenade and 12 minutes drive from the Aquarium in Old Town, reportedly the most advanced of its kind in Europe—and complete with an underwater tunnel that makes you feel like a fish.