Hotel El Faro Inn - Marbella  3 stars

C/ Virgen Del Pilar, 11 , Marbella, Spain, 29600  show mapSave
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The comfortable Hotel El Faro Inn offers modern accommodation located close to Funny Beach, Parque Acuatico Mijas and Ayuntamiento City Hall. Since 1978, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Marbella.

The property enjoys prime location within minutes of trade fairs and fairgrounds. Just 1km from the center of Marbella known for Teatro Ciudad de Marbella, Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion and Constitution Park.

Hotel El Faro Inn overlooks parks and provides quick access to a golden beach.

40 minutes by car from Pablo Ruiz Picasso airport.


This property counts 70 guestrooms featuring Superior Studio, Apartment and Quadruple Room. They boast traditional decor and offer kitchenware, a dryer and a fridge.


The dining options include an extensive continental breakfast served in the dining room. Guests can relax in the café bar serving refreshing drinks.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of EUR 4 per person per night. 


Internet access, a photocopier and laptops and such hotel facilities as a tour desk, a hairdresser and currency exchange are available on-site.


Leisure facilities feature an outdoor swimming pool, a cocktail lounge and a sun terrace. The fitness center features a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   70.

City Center Marbella - 1400 ft
Airports Pablo Ruiz Picasso (AGP) - 24.6 mi, North Front (GIB) - 35.6 mi
Restaurants Mamma Angela (cuisine: Pizza & Pasta, International) - 100 ft, Skandies - 300 ft
Parks Constitution Park - 1500 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Hiking
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Solarium
  • Horseback riding
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Sun terrace
Room view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • TV



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel El Faro Inn Studio
Hotel El Faro Inn Studio
Hotel El Faro Inn Studio
Hotel El Faro Inn Studio
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or Triple
Size: 325 sq. feet

Spacious light room includes a comfy work desk area, a sitting area, a fully equipped kitchenette and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
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    Hotel El Faro Inn Apartment
    Hotel El Faro Inn Apartment
    Hotel El Faro Inn Apartment
    Hotel El Faro Inn Apartment
    Bed type: Double beds or Triple or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 540 sq. feet

    Contemporary spacious Apartment consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a convenient bathroom.

    Room facilities

      Hotel El Faro Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Hotels nearby
      • Airports
      • Underground stations
      • Train stations
      • Parks
      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
      • Food and meals
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
        400 ft
      • Bar Caballero
        3000 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1000 ft
      Places of interest
      • Ayuntamiento de Marbella
        1400 ft
      • Plaza de los Naranjos
        1700 ft
      • 2000 ft
      • Estacion de autobus
        4300 ft
      • Plaza de toros Marbella
        4600 ft
      Convention centers
      • Alfil
        700 ft
      • Natura Aventura
        1000 ft
      • Cinesur Plaza del Mar
        1700 ft
      • Funny Beach Marbella
        3000 ft
      • Magallanes de Espectaculos S L
        3700 ft
      • Calgary Bienes Raices S.L.
        1.4 mi
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Bus Station
        4300 ft
      • Museo del Bonsai
        2300 ft
      • Museo Cortijo Miraflores
        3000 ft
      • Museo Ralli
        2.9 mi
      • Teatro Ciudad de Marbella
        3300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Puerto Banus Marina
        3.7 mi
        Puerto Banus, Marbella
      • NomadJets
        4.0 mi
        Marbella Playa Hotel Beach, Ctra. Cadiz, km 189, Marbella
      • Ayuntamiento City Hall
        4.1 mi
        Plaza de los Naranjos, 1, Marbella
      • Funny Beach
        4.8 mi
        Carretera Nacional 340, Km 184, Marbella
      • Iglesia de San Pedro
        5.7 mi
        Plaza de la Iglesia 1, San Pedro de Alcantara

      Near the hotel

      • Old Quarter
        1700 ft
        Pl. Jose Palomo, Marbella
      • Constitution Park
        1500 ft
        Avenida de la Fontanilla, s/n, Marbella
      • Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
        1900 ft
        Plaza de la Iglesia, s/n, Marbella
      • Museo del Grabado Espanol Contemporaneo
        2300 ft
        Hospital Bazan, s/n, Marbella
      • Museo del Bonsai
        3200 ft
        Avenida del Doctor Maiz Vinals, s/n, Marbella

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Mamma Angela

        79% likes this, based on 47 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza & Pasta, International

        100 ft
        Calle Virgen del Pilar, 17

        Phone: +34 952924740

      • Skandies

        88% likes this, based on 62 reviews

        300 ft
        Av.Antonio Belon 26

        Phone: 34 952 77 63 23

      • Scubies Restaurant & Bar

        66% likes this, based on 35 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 6 - USD 25

        700 ft
        Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, Local 18

        Phone: 951213752

      • Loving Hut

        76% likes this, based on 65 reviews
        Cuisine: Vegan
        Price Range: USD 9 - USD 11

        900 ft
        Avenida Miguel Cano 11

        Phone: 34 951 245889

      • Bijou Bar and Bistro

        75% likes this, based on 324 reviews
        Cuisine: International
        Price Range: USD 15 - USD 46

        1100 ft
        6 Plaza Juan de la Rosa

        Phone: 0034952776468

      Hotel El Faro Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel El Faro Inn

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 303 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends

        location, staff and room but dont stay in the rooms at the back of the hotel.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Loved the area, nice cafés, restaurants and the citybeach nearby. Everything easy to reach. Spacious room, nice furniture. Free Internet in the room (and it was working very well) a big plus. Very friendly staff.

        Part of the place a bit worn out. Bathroom was not spotless clean (hairs from previous clients), strong smell in the bathroom. The place where breakfast is served is horrible and the breakfast itself, too.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The staff were extremely helpful and friendly especially Liwa at reception. The room was spacious clean and comfortable.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Excellent location, basic but very clean and good value for money

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The location, size of room and kitchenette/ fridge facilities, pool area and helpfulness of staff

        Beds next to each others walls! Needs sound proofing

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Rooms are not as big as they seem on the website and the parking at the hotel costs 10 euros a day.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Location was good for sea front and close to old town. Room was spacious and cleaned daily, good to have use of a fridge, air conditioned. Two of the day staff on reception were very pleasant and helpful. It felt safe for solo traveller.

        This is a basic hotel. Breakfast was poor and wouldn't take much to improve E.G. cheese/cold meats/eggs; coffee and juice from machines awfull! Atmosphere in hotel lacking. Having paid €10 deposit for safe box in room (always a good idea) almost had to argue with night porter/reception staff following morning to get it refunded, which he did reluctantly eventhough I had a receipt...dodgy!

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Walking distance to down town Marbella. That's all there is to it. This hotel is recommended for tourists on a quick stop in Marbella who like a drink in the evening. If not, stay in a larger hotel outside of Marbella.The breakfast is simple, but sufficient and ok. Our room was large so it had two air condition units. Nice bathroom.

        Forget about going to the pool. It is not very appealing... The parking is very tight - not recommended for large cars. The rooms are quite old, but large. The hotel is very expensive compared to the 7 other hotels we have stayed at during our trip. I guess it is only because it is in Marbella (which by the way can be seen in 4 hours and forget about it).

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Great value hotel room, had small kitchen area with fridge which was a bonus, great breakfasts, comfy room, good staff

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The hotel has a great location, just a few meters from the sea and promenade. The rooms are spacious and good equipped kitchen. Staff on reception was quite kind to any our requests.

        The rooms could be better cleaned and and the soundproof of rooms from corridor noise can be improved.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Location was excellent - balcony outlook not good and bathroom outlets not good. Looked tired on decor and storage space very awkard and an awful srtificial flower in the room taking up space.

        Breakfast very limited and lifts too few- decor tired in the rooms.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Very central and very friendly and helpful staff.

        Air conditioning did not work well.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        free wifi.

        noisy English neighbours coming from bars at 3 am.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        All good. Whilst there isn't striclty a sea view from the El Faro, it is on a side street leading away from the sea, it is very close to the sea and all the main areas such as restaurants, bars, shops, the old town, etc. The staff were helpful, one in particular was very helpful. We cut our stay short by one day and he made the change for us on and gave us a refund. The room was comfortable, and spacious with everything you could need. Beds very good for sleeping, little kitchen to make anything if you wanted to, with a fridge importantly. The bathroom was good with a nice strong shower. The room had its own air con too. For the price we got everything we wanted and more when comapred to other hotels in the area. We'd certainly recommend it as a good value place to stay with all the things you need. We were very pleased.

        All good really. The breakfast got a bit boring after 9 days with two choices of cereal, toast, and croissants, plus juices and tea/coffee from a machine. It is however only meant to be contintental and is served from early until 11:00 which is good. I'd like to have had perhaps some sausage, or scrambled egg , or bacon, alternated on each day for example just to add something to the breakfast. The hotel is quite large and in peak times I would imagine that both the breakfast room and the pool are both overflowing. Even in early May all the pool beds were taken up when a Hen party arived for the weekend. The sun only shines on the pool area until mid-afternoon because it is amongst tall buildings but it is ideal to lie by the pool in the monring and then wander down to the seaside in the afternoon. It is beautiful along the seafront and is literally 2 minuters walk from the front door.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Can be a litte noisy in the as there a 3 busy (ish) bars to the front, and a school to the back.

        • Average rating
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