Frank Gehry’s first & only, Hotel Marqués de Riscal
THE HOTELHotel Marqués de Riscal, 1 Calle Torrea, Elciego; 011-34-945-180-880, www.luxurycollection.com/marquesderiscal, has 43 rooms and suites. Those in the main building have picture windows revealing the Gehry-esque superstructure; those in the annex have views of the main building or vineyards. The hotel has a restaurant, wine bar and a spa with an indoor swimming pool. It is in the Marqués de Riscal winery complex, where tours are available. Doubles from about $390.
La Posada Mayor de Migueloa, 20 Mayor de Migueloa, Laguardia; 011-34-945-62-11-75, www.mayordemigueloa.com, is another nearby lodging option. It’s an old-fashioned inn with an excellent restaurant on a narrow street in historic Laguardia. Doubles, $120.
TO LEARN MORESpain Tourism, (323) 658-7195, www.spain.info.
Bilbao Tourism, 11 Plaza Ensanche, Bilbao; 011-34-944-79-57-60, www.bilbao.net.
Laguardia Tourist Office, Palacio Samaniego, Plaza de San Juan; 011-34-945-60-08-45, www.laguardia-alava.com.
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