As in Antonio Miró, the fashion designer, not Joan Miró, the late pseudo-Surrealist painter and sculptor — one imagines that if the latter were responsible for this hotel, Gehry’s Guggenheim might have had some competition for the title of most talked-about building in Bilbao. No surrealist fantasy, Antonio Miró’s hotel is more the sleek and stylish type, behind a striking facade of green aluminum and glass, cutting a serious and almost minimalist silhouette on the Alameda de Mazarredo, halfway between the Guggenheim and the Museo de Belles Artes.
The Miró is an art and fashion-world favorite — these rooms are spare, spacious, futuristic and highly functional, in a dramatic palette of whites and creams against black carpets and black marble bathrooms. Flat-screen televisions with DVD and CD players are par for the course, and the full-length windows admit plenty of natural light.
The hotel features a small but well-appointed spa and fitness center, as well as a chic little lobby bar (decorated in a surprising bright yellow) and a more than adequate breakfast. There’s no restaurant, but the location in central Bilbao will see to it that you can’t walk two blocks without stumbling over a café or eatery on your way out to do the museums or the shops of the old quarter.
Guests over the age of 18 are considered adults. Some rooms accommodate 3 or more. The "Double" room sleeps up to 3(2 adults + 1 KID only) guests. For crib/cot, must book "Double" room or larger. For 2 adults + rollaway bed, must book "Double" or larger. For 2 adults + 2 kids beyond crib age, must book "We do not have rooms for this capacity" room or larger.
Cribs are available and may be subject to an additional fee. Roll-away beds available for an additional fee of 35€ +7%%VAT. No additional charges for kids beyond crib/roll-away.
Babysitting services provided by screened outside help. The restaurant is kid-friendly with high chairs and a kids menu. Room service offers a kids menu. Extra bed suitable only for children up to 12.
Alameda Mazarredo, 77, Bilbao