Camino Lodgings of Distinction

Inns of character and interest along the Camino. Worthy of a night’s stay.

Childhood dreams in a treehouse …on the camino!

Always dreamed about spending a night in a treehouse? You can realize that castle in the air along the Camino Francés in Puente La Reina.  Hotel Jakue offers a single accommodation in a small house connected to the rest of the hotel by a walkway. There is a private bath and full amenities such as […]

The trippiest albergue…on the Camino de Santiago?

  Not all the albergues on the Camino de Santiago are utilitarian dormitory lodgings. Many share a unique history and sense of place in their community. To spend the night at Albergue San Juan Bautista in Grañon is to experience one of the more original highlights of any pilgrim’s camino. Housed in the 16th century […]

To Parador…or not to Parador on the Camino Francés

For over 85 years, the paradores of Spain have welcomed guests. Originally conceived in 1910 as a way to boost Spain’s tourism image, the first location opened in 1928. The hotels are often located in adapted castles, palaces, fortresses, convents, monasteries and other historic buildings. The paradores allowed old buildings to be re-purposed for modern usage.  Along […]

A little luxury can be a great tonic….

It’s not necessarily shared rooms on the Camino every night. A little luxury can be a great tonic. The Posadas del Camino was created in 2007 for the purpose of bringing together, under a common seal of quality, the most prestigious and best-rated Hotels, Inns and other types of accommodation along the Camino Francés. They […]

When you really want a good night’s rest and a bunk bed just won’t do…

Most pilgrims will spend at least several nights in the company of their fellow walkers in a local albergue. These places form the backbone of the Camino experience. Some are very rustic (the albergue at Manjarín), delightfully eccentric (Albergue parroquial San Juan Bautista in Grañon), religious (Albergue del Monasterio de Samos) or beautifully restored in […]