Parador de Alcala de Henares

Housed in a magnificent seventeenth-century building, the former Santo Tomás Dominican Convent and School.


Nestled in the historic town of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Parador de Alcalá de Henares is a captivating blend of history and contemporary luxury. Housed within a meticulously restored 17th-century college, this unique hotel seamlessly combines traditional architecture with modern amenities.

Step into a world where ancient corridors and elegant courtyards coexist with stylish interiors. The guest rooms exude comfort and tranquility, adorned with tasteful furnishings. The on-site restaurant offers a delectable selection of regional cuisine and an impressive wine list.

Immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, known as the birthplace of acclaimed writer Miguel de Cervantes. Explore the charming streets and visit historic landmarks.

General Services

General Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Business Center
  • Conference and Convention Centre
  • Conference suites and meetings
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 20 Km
  • Distance to Train Station: 2 Km
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador)
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage
  • Restaurant
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet - WIFI. Free

  • Double Rooms (double beds): 21
  • Easy access rooms: 4
  • Free Internet access: wired or Wi-Fi.
  • Hair dryer
  • Junior Suite: 1
  • Minibar
  • Places: 262
  • Rooms Quadruple: 2
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Special Rooms: 8
  • Special Rooms with Terrace: 2
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 90

  • Seasonal Swimming Pool
  • Spa


  • Día de Cervantes (Cervantes Day): 9th October, Alcalá.
  • Fiesta de los Santos Niños (Child Saints Festival): 6th August, Alcalá.
  • Fiestas locales (local festivals): From 23rd to 30th August.


  • Biking
  • Cultural Visits to the City
  • Rambling (without a guide)
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Trekking

Interesting Places

  • Alcalá de Henarés.
    Cervantes House Museum.
    Outdoor Modern Sculpture Museum.
    Chapels of Oidor, University and S. Ildefonso.
    Magistral Church of Santos Justo y Pastor.
    Bernardas Monastery.
  • Aranjuez (67 km.)
    Casa del Labrador (The Farmer’s House) (National Heritage).
  • Chinchón (52 km.)
  • Madrid (29 km.)
    Royal Palace
    Prado Museum.
    El Prado Palace (National Heritage).
    The convents of Las Descalzas and La Encarnación (National Heritage).

Regional Menu

Best of all is the costrada de Alcalá (local puff pastry dessert)

At the Parador and the Hostería of Alcalá (the Hostería opens from Wednesday to Sunday), you may enjoy the typical gastronomy of the “Siglo de Oro” – the Spanish Golden Century. It is a traditional gastronomy, yet updated, following the techniques and the taste of our time, but without forgetting in many of its dishes the essence of the cuisine of the time of the writer Cervantes. It is powerful, strong cuisine, with many variations on its compositions, differentiating on one hand the large prairies of “La Mancha”, where the taste of the peasants prevails since many centuries. Roast and fish are two of the references, complementing dishes like the “migas ilustradas”, the soup “sopa boba", “Duelos y Quebrantos”, the stew of Camachos's wedding, vegetables, salads and stews, the traditional “cocido madrileño”, combining the cuisine with the know-how of the fireplace.

Not to forget, the sweet desserts based on almonds and honey, like the “pestiños”, the “flores”, the marzipan, the “piononos”, our “Costrada of Alcalá” and the burned almonds (almendras garrapiñadas)…all together within an unique surrounding: the old Colleges of Saint Thomas of Aquino, the Convent of the Dominicans of the 17th century and the College of San Jerónimo, a school of classic languages founded by the Cardinal Cisneros back in 1510.