Little Hotels near a beach

Eco Finca de Arrieta

, Arrieta
.

Chic, eco-holiday retreat on Lanzarote. Wide choice of accommodation, all with impeccable 'green' credentials.

From £ 97
Guest rating 9.6

The Sea Club

, Cala Ratjada
.

Laid back family owned hotel with a house party atmosphere where many guests return to meet up with old friends or make new ones.

From £ 101
Guest rating 9.1

Fowlers Hotel

, Cala d'Or
.

A unique little hotel that carries you back to a time when foreign places were exotic and foreign travel was for the exclusive few.

From £ 42
Guest rating 9.2

Galeon Suites

, Puerto Pollensa
.

Perfectly positioned, just a stone's throw from the water's edge. Ideal for a classic sunshine beach holiday.

From £ 81
Guest rating 8.5

Hotel Can Pardal

, Sant Miquel de Balansat
.

Exquisite little boutique hotel on Ibiza created through the award-winning restoration of a 15th century Ibicencan house.

From £ 163
Guest rating 9.8

Hotel La Moraleja

, Cala San Vicente
.

A child-free boutique hotel elegantly decorated with many unique and original works of art, within walking distance of the beach and coastal paths.

From £ 198
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Abaco

, Altea
, Costa Blanca
.

Romantic little hotel in the old town of Altea, run with such care and attention to detail.

From £ 114
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel San Roque

, Garachico
.

A historic hotel with stunning interiors, close to the sea on Tenerife.

From £ 173
Guest rating 9.2

Finca Son Llado

, Campos
.

A unique holiday experience on a family friendly Eco farm in south east Mallorca within easy reach of the island's finest beaches.

From £ 106
Guest rating 9.3

Can Talaias

, Sant Carles
.

A lovely rural hideaway perfect for couple and families, that was once the home of actor Terry Thomas.

From £ 145
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Iturregi

, Getaria
.

Combining the charm of a rural hotel with the comfort and sophistication of a luxury hotel, all within sight of the sea.

From £ 172
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel Rural Valleoscuru

, Tresgrandas
, Asturias
.

Rustic charm at its very best, with delightful owners, and close to both the coast and mountains of Asturias.

From £ 44
Guest rating 9.7

La Mozaira

, Alboraya
.

An impeccably presented rural hotel just one kilometre from the beach and close to the city of Valencia. Very friendly.

From £ 126
Guest rating 9.3

Casal Santa Eulalia

, Near Can Picafort
.

A Mallorcan country hotel close to beaches, with three swimming pools, huge gardens and a strong accent on food.

From £ 171
Guest rating 9.1

Son Amoixa Vell

, Manacor
.

A gorgeous luxury hotel on the east coast of Mallorca. An oasis for those who want to immerse themselves in total relaxation.

From £ 145
Guest rating 8.8

Gara Hotel Rural

, Garachico
.

Stylish, comfortable hotel right by the sea. Tenerife at its best.

From £ 84
Guest rating 8.8

Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou

, near Ciudadella
.

A small country hotel close to the best beaches on Menorca

From £ 114
Guest rating 9.0

Finca Las Longueras

, Agaete
.

An eye-catching colonial mansion dating from 1895 still owned by the original family. The lush countryside around is breathtaking.

From £ 97
Guest rating 8.9

The Marbella Heights

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A glamorous villa hotel combining stunning architecture, decor and views with unsurpassed attention to detail and warmth of service.

From £ 102
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel Finca Cas Sant

, Soller
.

A small rural hotel on an organic small-holding near Soller, bringing peace and tranquillity to its guests.

From £ 106
Guest rating 9.6

Can Planells

, San Miguel de Balansat
.

Comfort and rustic simplicity combined in a small hotel of great character.

From £ 165
Guest rating 9.8

Casa Volcan

, Tabayesco
.

A luxury villa that is truly stunning. Sea views, large deck area, solar-heated pool. Room for 12.

From £ 286
Guest rating

Son Sant Jordi

, Pollensa
.

A small family-friendly hotel in the little square of Sant Jordi, right in the village centre of Pollenca.

From £ 67
Guest rating 8.5

Hotel Gametxo

, Ibarrangelu
.

A comfortable little hotel with spectacular views of the coast, and easy access to superb beaches and countryside.

From £ 75
Guest rating 8.3

La Caleta Bay

, La Herradura
, Costa Tropical
.

An elegantly modern hotel right on the beach-front of one of the most delightful bays in southern Spain

From £ 55
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Zubieta

, Lekeitio
.

A charming country hotel in a peaceful setting on the edge of a traditional Basque fishing port.

From £ 75
Guest rating 9.1

Cap Vermell Beach Hotel

, Canyamel Beach
.

A charming little hotel right on the edge of the bay at Canyamel

From £ 106
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Claude

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A truly chic boutique hotel in a historic house in the old town of Marbella, on a pedestrian street just a short walk from the beaches.

From £ 197
Guest rating 9.6

Fisherman's Cottage

, Arrieta
.

Restored cottage, right on the water's edge in the delightfully authentic fishing village of Arrieta.

From £ 132
Guest rating

Casa Hibiscus

, Punta de las Mujeres
.

Modern holiday villa in a small complex with a shared heated swimming pool, close to the beach.

From £ 119
Guest rating

Pebbles

, Punta Mujeres
.

An immaculately decorated apartment right on the small village beach, with water lapping at the walls.

From £ 150
Guest rating

The Beach House

, Costa Teguise
.

Holiday villa in a quiet residential area just 60 metres from Las Cucharas beach.

From £ 132
Guest rating

Driftwood

, Punta Mujeres
.

A beautifully decorated first-floor apartment right beside the small village beach.

From £ 150
Guest rating

Ocean View Penthouse

, Costa Teguise
.

Holiday apartment with real style in a popular village right beside the sea

From £ 132
Guest rating

Hotel Palau Lo Mirador

, Torroella de Montgri
, Costa Brava
.

A royal palace close to the Costa Brava

From £ 87
Guest rating 8.2

Hotel Son Mas

, Porto Cristo
.

A stylish Spa Hotel in a quiet rural area close to the calas and caves of the east coast. Perfect for a relaxing break.

From £ 242
Guest rating 9.2

Es Cucons

, Santa Agnes de Corona
.

Utterly delightful little hotel in a rural setting, providing luxury, romance and relaxation.

From £ 169
Guest rating 9.5

Can Isabel

, Soller
.

A romantic little town house hotel built in the 19th century in the centre of the village of Soller.

From £ 116
Guest rating 8.7

Arrecife Sands

, Arrecife
.

A pristine super-modern 3 bedroom apartment in a prime position on the beach in Arrecife.

From £ 141
Guest rating

Villa Luna Mar

, Puerto Calero
.

Luxury villa on a huge secluded plot, with a footpath leading down to the sea.

From £ 220
Guest rating

Casa Lila

, Punta de las Mujeres
.

Modern holiday villa in a complex of six villas with a shared pool, close to the beach.

From £ 92
Guest rating

Rectoral de Cobres

, San Adrian de Cobres
, Galicia
.

A small country hotel in Galicia, overlooking the Ria de Vigo.

From £ 44
Guest rating 8.9

Villa Alcanada

, Puerto Alcudia
.

Large semi-detached villa with a private pool in Alcudia, ideally positioned on a hillside facing the sea.

From £ 176
Guest rating

Hotel Can Escandell

, Sant Joan de Labritja
.

An intimate little hotel in an original 200 year-old Ibizan farmhouse near the north coast of Ibiza.

From £ 131
Guest rating 7.6

Fontsanta Hotel

, Campos
.

A 5 star adults-only country hotel and thermal spa, close to Es Trenc and many other beautiful coves and beaches

Double rooms from £ 167
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell

, Es Migjorn Gran
.

A beautiful place to relax on the south coast of the island

Double rooms from £ 138
Guest rating 9.5

Villas Etnia

, Binissafuller
.

Immaculate 3 bedroom villas with private pool.

Double rooms from £ 128
Guest rating 9.3

Cortijo Los Malenos

, Agua Amarga
, Costa Almeria
.

Rural chic in the Cabo de Gata national park, close to the lovely little village and beach at Agua Amarga.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 8.8

Sa Pedrissa

, Deia
.

An exclusive yet informal hideaway, ideal for a romantic and peaceful stay on the island, with views to die for.

Double rooms from £ 172
Guest rating 9.1

Na Martina

, Portopetro
.

A country hotel devoted to sustainability in a superb location close to the Calas de Mallorca.

Double rooms from £ 112
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel Boutique Casa Veracruz

, Estepona
, Costa del Sol
.

A historic building in the old town of Estepona, close to all the facilities of the Costa del Sol.

Double rooms from £ 70
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Cap Rocat

, Cala Blava, near Palma
.

An outstanding luxury hotel in Mallorca. Everything you could possibly wish for, and more.

Double rooms from £ 224
Guest rating 9.4

Laif Hotel

, El Cotillo
.

Just 50 metres from the sea. Simple and chic.

Double rooms from £ 61
Guest rating 8.9

La Almendra y El Gitano

, Agua Amarga
, Costa Almeria
.

A small exclusive hotel in a get-away-from-it-all location. Deserted beaches are just a short drive away.

Double rooms from £ 101
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Palou

, Sant Pere de Ribes
, Costa Dorada
.

A small hotel near Sitges, Barcelona

Double rooms from £ 55
Guest rating 9.4

Boutique Hotel Las Islas

, Torreblanca del Sol
, Costa del Sol
.

A rare opportunity to be close to all the activity of the Costa del Sol yet not amongst it. Just a short distance from the beaches.

Double rooms from £ 132
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel Picasso

, Malaga
, Costa del Sol
.

A small intimate hotel in Malaga, close to the beach and the city, and with lovely lawned gardens.

Double rooms from £ 55
Guest rating 8.8

La Quinta Roja

, Garachico
.

A historic house on Tenerife

Double rooms from £ 121
Guest rating 8.9

Hotel Ses Rotges

, Cala Ratjada
.

A charming family run hotel with friendly service in a great location. Comfortable rooms, pretty garden and award winning restaurant, a special place indeed.

Double rooms from £ 62
Guest rating 9.2

Hotel La Casa

, Torrox Pueblo
, Costa del Sol
.

A family-run hotel situated in the traditional white-washed Andalucian village of Torrox Pueblo.

Double rooms from £ 52
Guest rating 9.4

Casa del Maco

, Benissa
, Costa Blanca
.

A small villa-style hotel with a renowned restaurant, on the Costa Blanca.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 8.8

Finca Son Josep de Baix

, Calas de Mallorca
.

A quiet Mallorcan aparthotel within walking distance of three small bays of soft sand and turquoise sea.

Double rooms from £ 140
Guest rating 9.6

Art Boutique Hotel Chamarel

, Denia
, Costa Blanca
.

A boutique hotel beautifully situated in a stately 19th century house in the historic centre of Denia.

Double rooms from £ 66
Guest rating 8.5

Boutique Hotel La Serena

, Altea
, Costa Blanca
.

A boutique hotel located on a quiet street close to Altea's historic town centre providing an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the coast

Double rooms from £ 106
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Aiguaclara

, Begur
, Costa Brava
.

A family-run boutique hotel in the centre of the pretty medieval town of Begur, close to the best beaches and golf courses along the Costa Brava.

Double rooms from £ 79
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Al-Ana

, La Cancelada
, Costa del Sol
.

A small boutique hotel just a 5 minute walk from the beach

Double rooms from £ 66
Guest rating 9.3

Casa La Concha

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

An exclusive boutique hotel nestled in a large garden in the best part of Marbella.

Double rooms from £ 107
Guest rating 9.2

La Villa Marbella

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A small boutique hotel in the romantic Old Town of Marbella. Furnishings and inspiration come from south-east Asia.

Double rooms from £ 87
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Las Helgueras

, Noriega
, Asturias
.

A 'Casa Rural' (a little country hotel) in a small village close to both the sea and the mountains.

Double rooms from £ 59
Guest rating 9.3

Here we have hotels right on the beach, or just a short walk or drive away. They are all unique in their own special way, and generally far away from the high-rise that monopolises some beaches.

You could also widen your search to find more hotels that are convenient to the coast but just a little bit longer drive away.