Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

17th - 18th Century Stately Home


Nestled in the charming town of Santillana del Mar, the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas is a captivating retreat that exudes the essence of medieval charm, cultural heritage, and warm Spanish hospitality. Housed within a beautifully restored 17th-century mansion, this enchanting haven invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the historic ambiance of this picturesque corner of Cantabria.

As you approach the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, the mansion's elegant fa├žade, adorned with intricate details and a charming courtyard, captivates your imagination. Step inside, and you are transported to a world of old-world elegance and modern comforts.

Each exquisitely appointed guest room provides a sanctuary of tranquility, featuring classic furnishings and modern amenities. From your window, enjoy views of the cobblestone streets of Santillana del Mar or the lush gardens, allowing you to connect with the beauty and serenity of your surroundings.

The Parador's restaurant invites you to savor the flavors of Cantabria, serving a delightful array of traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in fresh seafood, succulent meats, and the renowned sobaos pasiegos, savoring the rich culinary heritage of the region.

General Services

General Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in dining room
  • Air Conditioning in meeting rooms
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference suites and meetings
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 23 km.
  • Distance to Port: 25 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 8 km.
  • Free Internet Access in communal areas
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage
  • Parking (without security, limited places)
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite Dish
  • Air Conditioning in bedrooms
  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 9
  • Minibar
  • Places: 54
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 3
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Single Rooms: 2
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 14


  • Epiphany: Santillana, 5 January.
  • Medieval Festival: June.
  • Folia: Variable, San Vicente de la Barquera, 30 km.
  • Procession for Santa Juliana: 28 June, Santillana del Mar.
  • San Roque: 16 August.


  • Bungee Jumping
  • Canoeing
  • Canyoning
  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Diving
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Golf
  • Horse Routes
  • Micro-lights
  • Paragliding
  • Potholing
  • Rafting
  • Rafting
  • 4x4 Vehicles

Interesting Places

  • Santillana del Mar.
    The whole town, old and well-preserved, is worth visiting.
  • Cuevas del Soplao caves (40 km.)
  • Museum of Altamira (3 km.)
  • Cares tour (60 km.)
  • Santillana zoo (2 km.)
  • Comillas (17 km.)
    Sobrellano Palace, chapel-mausoleum of the Marquises of Comillas, the Pontifical University, the Capricho de Gaudí.
  •  San Vicente de la Barquera (29 km.)
  • Santa María de los Ángeles Church, Castillo del Rey castle.
  • Oyambre (20 km.)
    Oyambre Natural Park
  • Beaches
    Urbiaco (5 km.)
    Cobreces (10 km.)
    Comillas (17 km.)
    Oyambre (20 km.)
    Suances (10 km.)

Regional Menu

Nothing can beat the traditional cocido montañés.
We recommend you try cocido montañes (mountain stew): cabbage, beans, ribs, sausage, panceta, chorizo, black pudding all go into it. Enjoy too the grilled beef steak with Tresviso sauce, the hake in Cantabrian sauce, clams from Pedreña, the anchovy salad, the Cantabrian ventrisca (tuna) and quesada pasiega (cheesecake).