Hospedería Santa Cruz

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Desk, rollaway beds, bed sheets
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Hospedería Santa Cruz

2.5 star property
Mountain hotel with restaurant, near Valley of the Fallen

6.8/10 Good

26 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
Carretera Guadarrama, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, 28209
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) - 49 min drive
  • Los Negrales Station - 13 min drive
  • Los Molinos-Guadarrama Station - 15 min drive
  • San Yago Station - 16 min drive

About this property

Hospedería Santa Cruz

Located near a train station, Hospedería Santa Cruz is a great choice for a stay in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after visiting the fitness center for a workout, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 120 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (1292 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center


  • Elevator


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 4 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between December 18 and January 7.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Hospedería Santa Cruz Hostel San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Hospedería Santa Cruz Hostel
Hospedería Santa Cruz San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Hospedería Santa Cruz
Hospedería Santa Cruz Hostal San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Hospedería Santa Cruz Hostal
Hospedería Santa Cruz Hotel
Hospedería Santa Cruz San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Hospedería Santa Cruz Hotel San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Amazing experience
Thoroughly enjoyed this unique location and very very interesting historically . The whole area is beautiful which seems fitting for the many people who are buried here . Special mention to Pablo who was exceptionally polite and welcoming and supplied us with much information . Customer service at its best ! Would give 5 stars for everything except the beds - they were on the hard side but it did not detract from our time there . It really should be on your ‘to do’ list - you won’t regret it . Thank you xxx
Angela, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a phantastic experience at the monastery, which I can recommend to everybody who is willing to strip down on the comfort of standard hotels. A big bonus was the proximity to the massive monument of The Valley of the Fallen, which I was able to explore after the ordinary tourists left.
Mog, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Neil, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Good but old
The place is good but outdated, breakfast is very bad, 4€ and you can only get a piece of bread and a coffee.
Pedro, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Quiet contemplation far from the madding crowd
Unique and peaceful location in Valle de Cuelgamuros about 15km from nearest town and 6 km up on top of the mountain, beneath the 150 metre Cross. Car needed. Cannot access basilica without going downhill to the fork and then uphill again. In the evening Guardia Civil man the security gates at the public main road.Staying in the hospedaria gives free admission to Valle de los Caidos (normally 9 euros per person). Receptionist friendly & very pleasant as are all the Hospedaria staff who are eager, welcoming & anxious to please. Restaurant guests eat in a conservatory style area, hospedaria guests eat in the refectory. Lunch 11 euros/dinner 10 euros including bread roll, jug of water and bottle of Rioja filling the void inside with plain basic food; breakfast bread roll,butter,jam,cup of coffee,a small box of cereal.Magnificent view from room window. Lofty ceilings, old furniture, small half bath with shower attachment. When the wind blew hard there was a slight draught as often happens in older buildings but when the central heating came on,the room became warm and comfortable. The building is like an old convent with austere yet elegant public areas, cells for former occupants. I did not sleep well only because my mattress felt worn, & a modern bathroom would have been much preferable, but I very much enjoyed the experience of staying here in this historical building. The price for the room was good, the staff and other Spanish guests were nice and I would stay again.
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8/10 Very good

Centrally located
clean, centrally located hotel but somewhat overpriced
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

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8/10 Very good

Great location
We stayed at Hospederia de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos for one night. Beautiful quiet location. Nice clean rooms with comfortable beds and large bathrooms. Obviously no TV, wifi or lifts but free parking nearby. We had an evening meal of three courses, wine and coffee for 10 euros each. The only drawback was that most of the staff spoke no English and we struggled with our limited Spanish. Certainly an experience.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Threw my key at the receptionist and walked away!
If you want to explore El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen monument stay in Madrid and make it a day trip. I stupidly booked this hotel and ended up not even staying there a night. Way too remote! I didn't have a car and was relying on taxis which made me vulnerable! This could be a five star resort in the right hands but not under current management. It should go back to being a monastery under present conditions! When I first entered the hotel it took me awhile to find a human being to help me. That's how deserted and lifeless the place was. And then the person I finally got couldn't speak English. This is how Spain wants to improve its tourist industry and economy?
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

WASA, 2-night trip
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