Hotel Dona Maria

Sevilla, Spain

In the heart of old Sevilla, the Dona Maria strikes a good balance between tradition and modern comforts. It sits directly across from La Giralda and Sevilla’s ancient cathedral, so we can walk right out the door into the cobbled alleys of Old Town amid the clatter of horse carts and the ringing of cathedral bells. The hotel itself is a former 17th century mansion that retains much of its Old World charm, with both new and old wings. The small rooftop terrace bar is a prime spot for enjoying city views—when we’re on the rooftop terrace, we can almost reach out and touch the cathedral towers!