Built in the late 1800s, this quaint Andalusian-styled hotel is close to the historic monuments of Granada, one of the cultural sports in Spain. Located in the city center, the Reina Cristina Hotel is within a five-minute walk of the cathedral and the shops and restaurants of Plaza Bib Rambla. The hotel used to be the Rosales family house and where Federico Garcia Lorca, the poet, spent his last days. Comprising an old and a new wing, the hotel is replete with a vintage ambience and features two original courtyards with memorabilia regarding Lorca. Rooms are simply furnished with TV, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi Internet access. Plus there’s a parking service for those with cars. In this position, it’s easy to make the most of Granada with limited time. Little shops, sidewalk cafes, and tapas bars abound and the Alhambra and winding streets of Albaicin are a short cab ride away.